News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
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Carrick on Shannon gardai (police) are looking for information on a white refrigerator truck seen in or around the Butler's Marina area in the early hours of Tuesday, January 18, following the discovery that over 50 boats docked in the facility had been broken into. According to the Garda Press Office the burglary occurred between 1.30am and 5am. There were approximately 70 boats in the Marina at the time and at least 50 of these were targeted by the gang of thieves who stole flat screen televisions, GPS navigation devices, alcohol, medication, ornaments and appliances.
(Source: Leitrim Observer)
Tourism to the Mid-West is set to get a boost following the airing of the BBC1 programme, Terry Wogan's Ireland, recently, which attracted over five million viewers. The second part of the documentary series will be screened on BBC1 in the coming weeks, and will focus on his visit to Northern Ireland. Twitter and blog sites were inundated with comments about the programme in the last week, with many saying Failte Ireland would have paid highly for such positive advertising of the green isle.
(Source: Limerick Leader)
A home-care worker in the north Longford area is at the centre of an investigation amid allegations tens of thousands of euro went missing from the bank account of an old age pensioner, the Leader can reveal. Senior Garda (police) officials told this newspaper a complaint was received from a member of the public in late October, prompting detectives to carry out further inquiries. It's understood the amount of money involved could amount to tens of thousands of euro although so far no charges have been brought against the individual.
(Source: Longford Leader)
The father of a sick baby girl who shaved off his long hair at a fundraiser in Clan na Gael GFC has raised approximately e5,000 for Our Lady's Childrens' Hospital, Crumlin. Brian Ward from Ashbrook, Dundalk said that shaving off his beloved locks is worth it, if it helps to keep his four-month-old daughter, Brianna, who has a heart condition, alive for longer. "It's a big adjustment because I had been growing my hair for the past eight years. It's quite cold but at least I didn't have to shave it off a few weeks ago when it was snowing," said Brian.
(Source: Dundalk Democrat)
Permission for the last section of the Corrib gas pipeline has been finally granted, 14 years after the discovery of the gas field, 80km off the coast of north-west Mayo. In a 689-page report, former Kerry County Manager and An Bord Pleanála (ABP) Inspector, Martin Nolan granted the permission last week, subject to 58 conditions. This third route, proposed by Shell, includes a 4.9km tunnel under Sruwaddacon estuary – a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) – and obviates the need to pass by houses in Rossport.
(Source: The Mayo News)
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So two gay man wanting to get married is a sin ,but priests preying on innocent children and hiding it is not....HmmmmGay teacher fired from Catholic school after applying for same-sex marriage license
I worked for a Catholic School almost 20 years ago. A teacher was fired because he planned on marrying in a civil service ceremony. He did not divul