News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
An orthopaedic surgeon - who spent 26-years at Altnagelvin trying to save the lives and limbs of those caught up in carnage on our roads - has called for a 30 miles per hour speed limit on a dangerous stretch near Eglinton. Dr. David St. C. Baird contacted the Sentinel after witnessing a road traffic accident in which several people were injured on the Carmoney Road on the outskirts of Londonderry. He believes it's only a matter of time before someone else is killed on the road which has been the scene of a number of fatalities over recent years. Dr Baird said a combination of speeding, recklessness and a cavalier attitude towards the highway code amongst some drivers, was a recipe for disaster.
(Source: Lononderry Sentinel)
Pearse Doherty looks set to take the vacant Dáil seat in Donegal South-West on the back of a collapse in Fianna Fáíl support, according to an opinion poll on this week's by-election. The Sinn Féin senator, whose legal action forced the by-election, is on course for a resounding victory which would see him take 40 per cent of first preference votes according to the Paddy Power/RED C by-election poll. Brian Ó Domhnaill takes 19 per cent in the poll but poor second preference transfers suggest the Fianna Fáil candidate is unlikely to trouble his main rival for the seat.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
Two men appeared before a special district court sitting last week charged in connection with the attempted robbery of an ATM machine.Christopher Murney (24) and Thomas Wilson (29) appeared before Judge James O'Connor charged with stealing an ATM from the front wall of the bank on Main Street, Castleisland, Co Kerry. Mr Murney, of Chapel Hill Road, Mayobridge, Co Down, and Mr Wilson, of Sea Patrick Villas, Banbridge, were both unemployed and in receipt of £50 (€59) unemployment benefit per week.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
Passengers have passed through Dublin Airport's Terminal 2 as the new 600 million euro project was officially opened. Aer Lingus operated the inaugural flight from Manchester as Taoiseach Brian Cowen formally unveiled the new three-storey facility. Construction on the new building began in October 2007 and, at its peak, employed up to 2,600 workers on site, with 1,000 new jobs created with the building's opening.
(Source: The Herald)
The funeral of a woman who died after both she and her husband were overcome by fumes in their Fermanagh home is to be held later. Killian Scallon, who was in his 50s, was found dead at a house at Kesh Road, Irvinestown, on 10 November. His wife, Pauline, also in her 50s, was left critically ill and transferred to hospital. She died at 0330 BST last Tuesday.
(Source: Belfast Newsletter)
Almost 60 locations across Galway city and county are to be targeted by mobile speed vans in an effort to detect motorists who exceed the speed limit. It is part of an initiative by the Government to reduce the number of fatalities on the county’s roads and came into effect on Monday night last.
(Source: GalwayBay Fm)
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