News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
Cocaine worth £40,000 has been found in a birthday card sent to Northern Ireland. The card, posted in South Africa, was intercepted by officers from the UK Border Agency in Belfast. The drug, which weighed 110 grams and had an estimated street value of up to £40,000 when cut with other substances, was on its way to an address in Glengormley. A 21-year-old woman was arrested last Thursday in Glengormley. She was later released on bail pending further inquiries.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
Coroner John Leckey is seeking a reconstruction of the killing of two suspected republicans by police near Armagh almost 30 years ago.The coroner also wants a virtual recreation of the fatal shooting of a teenager at a hay shed in 1982. He told the Belfast inquest pre-hearing he had contacted firearms expert Dr Graham Renshaw about the matter. "Dr Renshaw would like to hear from those at first-hand and also from the members of the security forces," he said.
(Source: BBC News)
Local man has been linked to the recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) sexist email scandal that has dominated national and international headlines. Twenty-five-year-old David McDonough, Tinryland, Carlow is one of the employees embroiled in the email row, which erupted last week when the email was leaked to the media. Photographs of 13 young women were circulated to male employees on 26 October 2010 rating them under the heading, “this would be my shortlist for the top 10”.
(Source: The Carlow Nationalist)
Two Cavan men charged over separate explosives and ammunition finds following a garda surveillance operation in County Meath, were sentenced at Trim Circuit Court last week. Twenty-year-old Emmett Reilly of Drumbee, Kilnaleck was jailed for five years for the unlawful possession of 2.5kg of Semtex at Lloyd, Kells while his 33-year-old co-accused John Fallon of Dennbawn, Carrickaboy was sentenced to three and a half years for possessing 500 rounds of ammunition.
(Source: The Angle Celt)
The life and times of 106-year-old Paddy Gleeson were remembered in a simple funeral service before he was laid to rest in his native East Clare last week. Paddy, who was Ireland’s oldest man, passed away peacefully at Raheen Community Hospital last Saturday night. A lifelong teetotaller and bachelor, his mother died almost 100 years before him. Along with his two brothers, his father emigrated to the United States in 1916, and Paddy never saw him again.
Source: The Clare People)
A total of 58 Cork charities have received over 18 tonnes of cheese last week as the Government’s free cheese scheme is rolled out around the country. In Cork, the voluntary organisations collected the cheese at Orchard Warehousing, Cobh Cross and Colso Enterprises, Togher. The President of Saint Vincent de Paul in Cork, Brendan Dempsey, said there is much demand in Cork for the free cheese, saying he already has a list of around 65 to 70 people that are looking for it.
Source: (Cork Independent)
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