News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
A statement from the county board confirmed that there had been a "serious incident" involving county officials.
"The County Board roundly condemn the perpetrators of the assaults and confirm that a full investigation into the matter has been launched," continued the statement.
(Source: BBC News)
Waterford awaits up to 500,000 visitors and a worldwide focus as some of the world’s most majestic tall ships begin to make their way to the city with the wind in their sails for a four day party which is all but ready to begin.
The wait is almost over and the excitement is palpable in the city and county, which in recent weeks and days has been buoyed up with good news on the jobs front, international success in sport, and the bestowing of the highest honour the city can give to two of its greatest musical entertainers.
Swept along by the feelgood factor created by gold medal winner Oisin O’Gorman at the World Transplant Games, in Sweden, and the anticipation of another Munster Hurling final Waterford is now about to throw the country’s biggest street party with visitors coming from across the globe and from closer to home by car, bus, train and plane.
(Source: Waterford News $ Star)
Moate's Joe Ward has won a gold medal at the European Boxing Championships in Turkey.
The 17-year-old produced an excellent display of counterpunching to defeat Russian Nikita Ivanov in the light-heavyweight final.
Ivanov was the aggressor for much of the contest but Ward consistently landed the cleaner punches.
The Westmeath man led 7-3 after the first round, and extended his lead to 15-6 following a second round in which his opponent was penalised for a low blow.
The Russian shaded the third and final round but Ward had done enough to secure a memorable eight-point victory.
Earlier this year he defeated the 2008 Olympic silver-medal winner Kenny Egan to become Irish champion.
(Source: Westmeath Independent)
Four members of Wexford Sub Aqua Club were airlifted from the sea off Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford, last weekend after their craft capsized.
The four divers had left Kilmore Quay at about 7.30pm last Friday week, but an alarm was raised by members of the club when the rigid inflatable boat had not returned to the marina as expected at 10.30pm. While attempting to get back to Kilmore Quay, the boat overturned after suffering structural failure. All four divers were wearing diving suits which protected them from the elements.
(Source: The Irish Times)
Total of 18 defendants appeared before Arklow District Court last week after they were found on the premises of an unlicensed sheebeen in Avoca last year.
In an attempt to have the cases of a number of defendants dismissed solicitor David Tarrant submitted that they should not have been summonsed under the 1874 Act which the initial search warrant was ascertained, however, Judge Connellan did not accept this argument.
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