News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
(Source: Kilkenny People)
Quite where the Irish Open will find a headline sponsor for next July’s event is still anyone’s guess, but at least the European Tour were able to confirm one of the best established events on the schedule will return to Killarney Golf and Fishing Club over the August Bank Holiday weekend next year. George O’Grady, the European Tour chief executive, made the announcement when in Dublin for last week’s Irish Links Society Dinner.
(Source: Irish Times)
A little Chinese teapot, valued at €100, created a saleroom sensation last week when it sold for €50,000. The teapot, which would barely fill a mug of tea, was the unexpected “sleeper” in an antiques auction at Sheppard’s Irish Auction House in Durrow, Co Laois. The buyer was a Chinese collector who bid by telephone from Beijing. The teapot was made in China during the reign of Emperor Yongzheng who ruled between 1723 and 1735.
(Source: Irish Times)
The latest figures from the Australian Department of Immigration have revealed a massive increase in the number of Irish people emigrating to Australia with just over three thousand Irish citizens were granted permanent residency in the financial year ending June 2010, a 22 percent rise on the previous years
(Source: Leitrim Observer)
Gardai have caught red-handed the man behind the forged €50 notes that have been circulating in a county village for the past few weeks. The matter was reported to gardai and a search was conducted at the end of last week in Doon. It is understood a note was found in the man's wallet. A Garda spokesperson confirmed a man was found in possession of one of the notes. "We did a search and found a dud note with the same serial number as the rest of them. A man was interviewed and he made admissions in relation to the other notes," said the spokesperson.
(Source: Limerick Leader)
A County Longford senior footballer had to have part of his scalp glued back together after he was viciously assaulted outside a Sligo nightclub, it has emerged. Newtowncashel student, Peter Foy suffered a broken and dislocated jaw, a fractured eye socket and extensive damage to his teeth during the frenzied attack along Sligo town's Market Street on November 7.
(Source: Longford Leader)
Around 100 protestors lined both entrances to the Louth County Hospital last Monday to protest at Mary Harney's visit. While the Minister for Health was already inside when the bulk of the group arrived, they made their feelings known about the number of cutback in services at the hospital under her watch as both she and locally-based Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern left the grounds following the official opening of the new North Eastern Regional Colposcopy unit.
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