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A Cork charity is facing a Garda (police) investigation after complaints from members of the public about its activities. Glanmire Gardaí have confirmed to the Cork Independent that a complaint has been received from a members of the public into recent activities by Glansillagh Animal Rescue (GAR), the charity based in Sallybrook, Glanmire. The complainant, who also raised their concerns with the Cork Independent, referred to appeals from GAR earlier this month for donations to help it feed horses that had been found in bad conditions, with some deceased, in a field in Cork.
Source: (Cork Independent)
A Strabane community worker who removed a pipe bomb from the windscreen of a car last week said he did so to avoid the disruption a security alert would have brought. Paul Gallagher was speaking after a man and his two young sons discovered the device in the Springhill park area of the town last Monday morning. Mr Gallagher said he carried the device to waste ground to avoid the street being closed off by the PSNI and British army. "I was contacted after it was found and looked at it and saw that the fuse had been lit but gone out so I carried it to waste ground to prevent, as we have seen in the past, the area being closed off, possibly for days," he said.
(Source: Derry Journal)
The remains of hundreds of people who lived in medieval times are providing scientists with vital information on the origins of such diseases as Cystic Fibrosis and Tuberculosis. Researchers at Queens University, Belfast and the Institute of Technology, Sligo, have been collaborating with the University of Wisconsin, USA, in analysing DNA and 'sexing' human remains discovered in a mass burial ground at Ballyhannan near Ballyshannon, Donegal. Work on determining the incidence of cystic fibrosis among the ancient population from DNA analysis of teeth removed from adult remains is at an advanced stage.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
A Co Down food firm is celebrating after winning an export deal for its stir-fries. Willowbrook Foods, which makes fresh pre-packed vegetables, salads and potatoes, has been awarded the business to supply a range of eight new stir-fry products to Budgens, part of the Musgrave Group, Willowbrook has been operating for over 40 years, and was established by John McCann on the family farm overlooking Strangford Lough. The firm employs more than 200 people at processing plants in Killinchy and Newtownards in Co Down.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
A Dublin man who ransacked an elderly nun's room while she was in her bed has been given a six-year jail sentence. The last 18 months were suspended. Detective Garda Garret Lynch revealed that Stephen Wilson (34) and a second intruder ransacked Sr Mary O'Farrell's bedroom before taking items and her handbag. The nun, in her mid-70s, tried to press a buzzer underneath her pillow for help but one of the intruders pulled it from her grasp.
(Source: The Evening Hearld)
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