News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
“We are in a different time financially and the Department has said the same level of funding is not now available,“ he said.
(Source: Tipperary Star)
A Co Tyrone teen is being treated in hospital in Dublin after he was stabbed in the neck at the Oxegen music festival in Co Kildare on Saturday.
His injuries, which occurred after a row erupted in the B23 section of the blue campsite at the Punchestown Racecourse event shortly after 4am, are not believed to be life-threatening.
Three other teens from Northern Ireland and one from the Republic were treated on site for slash wounds to their arms and faces.
No-one has been arrested over the attack, but a knife has been recovered.
A Garda spokesman said all involved were aged 18 or 19 years. The families of the injured men have been notified.
The man who was stabbed in the neck had to be taken to Tallaght General Hospital, in south Dublin.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
The week got off to a great start for two lucky Brazilian friends who live in the locality as they celebrated scooping €500,000 between them in last Friday’s Euromillions Plus draw.
The regular lotto players picked up their prize at Lotto Headquarters last Monday after they bought an €18 ticket in Spar in Ferrybank on Thursday last. The lucky friends, who wish to remain anonymous, have been playing the same numbers in the Euromillions draw for the last three years.
One said, “I checked the ticket on the Lottery’s website on Saturday morning. When I realized I had won, I couldn’t believe it. I called my friend to tell him the good news but he wouldn’t believe me.” “We are absolutely delighted. We plan to continue playing together and maybe we might even be back on Wednesday to collect the €170 million,” added the other winner. The lucky winners have no immediate plans for their recent windfall but they may splash out on a trip home to their native Brazil later in the year.
(Source: Waterford News $ Star)
Town Clerk John Walsh, who was last week described as 'the man who is Athlone Town Council' announced last Monday that he had tendered his resignation to the county manager and would be retiring after 28 years in the job.
There were emotional scenes at Monday's July meeting of Athlone Town Council when Mr Walsh broke the news to the councillors.
While they had all been expecting his retirement in the near future they were shocked to hear that he was leaving and had presided over his last council meeting.
As the meeting drew to a close on Monday, he said: "Members I would like to inform you that I have attended my last council meeting. I have tendered my resignation to the county manager and I will not be here when you return in September."
(Source: Westmeath Independent)
A woman out walking her dog was knocked to the ground and received injuries to her arm and face after a hit and run involving a group of young cyclists.
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