News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
Things are so bad in the Louth County Hospital at present that staff have been asked to bring in any spare towels or pyjamas they have around the home. The startling news was broken to The Dundalk Democrat by concerned staff members in the wake of our exclusive story last week that Health Minister Mary Harney was set to visit the hospital next month.
(Source: Dundalk Democrat)
The much-heralded dramatic musical in two acts, On a Wing and Prayer was launched boldly into the public sphere for three nights last weekend, it ran from Thursday, November 25 to Saturday November 27, at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar and told the tale of the development of Knock International Airport. Proceeds were donated to a great cause, the Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation, and specifically for the Foundation’s Palliative Care Service.
(Source: The Mayo News)
Ratoath man Martin Conmey described last Monday as a very emotional day for him, following a decision by the Court of Criminal Appeal to overturn his conviction of almost 40 years ago for the manslaughter of Una Lynskey. The three-judge appeal court quashed Mr Conmey’s conviction as unsafe after finding “newly discovered facts” showed there may have been a miscarriage of justice in his case.
(Source: The Meath Chronicle)
A judge at Carrickmacross District Court, Co Monaghan, jailed a Dubliner for six months for trespassing. The judge said he was satisfied Glen Hutch (23) of Mellows Road, Finglas West, was “casing” the residence of a jeweller in the early hours with intent to return and commit a crime later. Judge Seán MacBride was told two gardaí on mobile patrol outside Carrickmacross spotted the security lights activated outside the residence of a local jeweller, John Howell, at 5.25am on October 25th last, and observed the accused peering into a window.
(Source: The Irish Times)
An elderly couple who were subjected to a horrendous litany of abuse have been left penniless, terrified and isolated by a son best described as a 'sadistic monster'. Offaly natives, John (71) and Elizabeth (70) Trimble were held captive and tortured without reason by their son John (39) jnr over a five month period at the family home in Bolart, Clara.
(Source: Offaly Express)
Roscommon County Hospital could lose emergency theatre services due to a shortage of theatre nursing staff which has already seen one theatre closed. That’s according to Roscommon Hospital Action Committee, last week raised concerns over the potential loss of emergency theatre services and ultimately the loss of A&E services at the hospital. The HAC said that there was only one of the two theatres operating at Roscommon County Hospital (RCH) at present.
(Source: The Roscommon Hearld)
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