News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
A 26-year-old man who held his two month old baby upside down and “ shook him vigorously” has been ordered to complete 60 hours community service and spend a year on probation. The man who cannot be named for legal reasons pleaded guilty to one charge of child cruelty between October 24 and November 26, 2009. Derry Crown Court heard that no injury was caused to the child, however during the incident, which lasted five minutes, the child squealed in distress.
(Source: Derry Journal)
A top security expert in Donegal has revealed that there are bogus companies selling alarms in the county without license and simply preying on people’s fears of being burgled. Jimmy Melly, from the North West Alarm Systems in Donegal Town warned: “Unfortunately there is a large number of illegal operators in the county at the moment who are operating without license. “This industry is very, very strict. We are inspected at least once a year. We were the first company to be licensed when the legislation was introduced. People should know that it is illegal for anyone to install an alarm without a license.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
Human remains found among wreckage from a crashed passenger jet have offered fresh hope to the family of a County Down doctor and Riverdance star. Eithne Walls, 28, from Ballygowan, County Down died when an Air France jet from Rio de Janeiro to Paris crashed into the Atlantic on 1 June 2009. Her body has never been recovered. All 228 people on board were killed. She had been on holiday with two doctor friends from the Republic of Ireland. She died alongside her two friends. But French air accident investigators have now discovered a large piece of fuselage and engine from the Airbus A330 plane, French Transport Minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet has confirmed.
(Source: BBC News)
A Dubliner who risked his life to save a wounded child in Afghanistan has been honored with a bravery award. Aran Rushe (26), a medic in the Royal Irish Regiment, saved the life of an eight-year-old Afghan girl wounded in crossfire during a gun battle. The native of Ballyfermot regularly risks his life to rescue wounded civilians and soldiers during battles in Afghanistan. Ironically, his mother moved him out of Dublin when he was boy because of the upsurge in gangland violence and drug abuse in the city.
(Source: The Evening Hearld)
A former IRA man who attempted to murder a soldier in a 1981 ambush has been jailed for 20 years. Gerry McGeough, 52, was convicted earlier this year of trying to kill former postman Samuel Brush as he carried out his mail run. McGeough, who went on the run from Northern Ireland after the shooting, was arrested in March 2007 as he left a polling station in Co Fermanagh where he was standing as a republican candidate.
Mr Justice Stephens, sitting at Belfast Crown Court, imposed the 20-year jail term, saying there is a clear need to deter other terrorists.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
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Brolaur that was brilliant very well put. We do have crazies in Canada just not the violent kind. The quicker that this idiot puts himself away the beIrish students told “No Irish Need Apply” to Chicago for summer 2014
I was wondering where the real Chuck was hiding. I meant nothing by my comment except to invite the Irish students to our fine country and was only giNelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning its arms during 2000 talks
Chuck very well said, you are really a man of vision. I wish I could have said that. The world needs men like that, he was a lot like the great PresidNelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning its arms during 2000 talks
You sat back on your effen arses and let the only real leader of Irish men since 1916 starve to death instead you went for the worm Ahern,Cowen &