News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
The parents of a little miracle girl from Hollyhill, who were told thei rdaughter wouldn't survive, will hold a benefit night for her this June to fund her ongoing care.?The story of 13 month old Megan Hope Byrne, who was diagnosed with a number of severe medical conditions while her mother was pregnant but survived, was exclusively reported by the Cork Independent earlier this month. At 14 weeks into her pregnancy, her mother, Janice O’Mahoney, discovered that there were complications with her baby, especially its head. The baby arrived six weeks early by emergency caesarean section and she was immediately christened. Doctors had alerted the family that the little baby might not survive - a possibility reflected in her tiny grey face.?
Source: (Cork Independent)
Police in Derry have arrested two men in connection with a early morning arson attack in the city. The men, both in their 20’s, were arrested following the attack at Clipper Quay just before 2am Thursday morning. Meanwhile police also say three men have been arrested in connection with a burglary in the Inishowen Gardens area of Derry around 5am Thursday morning. The men, all in their 20’s, are currently helping police with their enquiries.
(Source: Derry Journal)
Buncrana man Martin Gill says he’s had enough - he is going on hunger strike outside Letterkenny General Hospital unless someone will tell him what is wrong with him. In just over three years the right hand side of his body has ‘gone’, his weight has plummeted to a little over 10 stone and he says he is suicidal. “This is the last throw of the dice’, he said, claiming his condition is visibly worsening but he’s being passed around the medical profession, as he describes it, ‘like snuff at a wake.’ He commented: “I was an alcoholic but I have been sober for five years - but this is doing my head in. My body has totally twisted to the right. My head and arms are now twisted, my leg has shortened, there is twisting of the pelvis.” Claiming that he was living through a ‘bureaucratic nightmare’ Mr. Gill said it would take weeks to tell his story. “I have had 30 letters of referral to various doctors and hospitals. Once I waited 8 months to go to this specialist and then when I got there I was told I was with the wrong doctor.
(Source: Derry Journal)
The husband of a County Down woman who died from bowel cancer a fortnight ago says the health authorities must roll out the screening program across NI "as quickly as possible". Rosie Kirker Miller, who was from Bangor, was 46 when she died. Her husband Martin said early detection could have saved her life. He said he wished the health authorities "would just hurry up" with the screening program. "I lost my wife two weeks ago and she had spent weeks and months in agony," he said. "It's not something you want to see - believe me. "The last fortnight has been a mixture of grief and disbelief. "We all miss her so much."
(Source: BBC News)
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