News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
As a result of the break in the Kitsons were forced to close their doors and cease trading for the day.
“Things are bad enough at the minute, we have been really quiet and for this to happen now on top of other things is awful. We have to close and it’s not good. We’re really struggling. We have bills to pay and I had to go to bank to let them know about the situation last week.”
Mr Kitson said himself and his wife, Monica, were due to go to a wedding last week, but had to cancel when they discovered the state of the premises.
When speaking to the ‘Journal’ last week, Tony said the Police forensic team were on route to the premises.
“There’ll be no wedding for us this week anyway but hopefully the police get to the bottom of things soon as this is so unfair. Everyone is struggling just to get by at the moment and a break in and damage to your property is the last thing any businessman would need.”
(Source: Derry Journal)
A brave Donegal teenager is preparing for a bone marrow operation which she hopes will end a six and a half year battle with a rare form of cancer.
Sixteen-year-old Niamh McNulty from Convoy will have the transplant in Dublin this week. Since she was ten she has been battling a rare form of leukaemia which affects only four people in Ireland.
Now her wait for bone marrow transplant has come to an end after a suitable donor was found in Germany. Niamh was diagnosed with the illness in March 2005 and has battled through pain, weekly trips to hospital in Letterkenny and Dublin and chemotherapy. In January this year Niamh became seriously ill and her family were called to Dublin fearing the worst but the brave teenager rallied and is now set for her transplant operation.
Niamh has lost her hair four times due to chemotherapy but her wit and spirt makes light of what would be traumatic for others. “God only made a few perfect heads but the rest he covered with hair,” she said.
Niamh’s mother Bernie praised her daughter for the courage and spirit with which she has faced such adversity. “Through her battle for life she has smiled and joked and loved live,” she said. “She’s a fighter, a survivor and a pleasure to have in our lives. I love her to bits and we hope this transplant works and then maybe we can have some kind of normal life.”
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
Eminem’s forthcoming Irish date at Tennent’s Live in Bangor, Co Down has run into trouble after a resident made a complaint to the local council.
According to the Belfast Telegraph, the objection is to the Detroit rapper’s explicit lyrics, which will disrupt a Missionary Convention taking place in a nearby church. A decision on the open-air August 24th gig will be made by North Down County Council in the coming weeks.
(Source: Irish Times)
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