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She reportedly “told anyone who was prepared to listen” to have a 50-1 bet on a certain Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, of whom they had never heard before.
Several of the Kerry pub’s customers took the inspired tip for the Argentinian, whose name had not been mentioned among the frontrunners for the papacy by seasoned Vatican watchers and pundits.
“The woman came into the bar around 12:30 p.m. on the day of the papal election,” said pub manager Gavin O’Donoghue. “She said she had got a text message and asked to pass it on.”
[Source: Irish Examiner]
A new family support group is being set up in Athy in response to what is described as a major drug problem in the area, especially in respect of the use of heroin.
The group, being set up with the support of the County Kildare Leader Partnership and a number of other organizations, will aim to help family members, partners or friends of those who have a drug or alcohol addiction and the first meeting will take place on Monday, March 25.
According to Noreen Ardill from the Leader Partnership, the need for a group like this was highlighted when an addiction studies course was organized locally.
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
A crowd of 25,000 people enjoyed the Saint Patrick’s Day parade in Kilkenny City where pirates fought with the pope and where current All-Ireland winning captain, Eoin Larkin, received a drenching from the float representing rival city club, Dicksboro.
But it was the reenactment of Beal na Blath, where Michael Collins was killed, by Paddy Leyden’s pub on John Street, Kilkenny, that stunned spectators during the hour-long parade, which was one of the best in the city for many years with the theme of the Gathering at its core.
Dicksboro G.A.A. club won most entertaining float. It had Pope Francis, a cardinal and two buxom nuns on board and the slogans, “Other clubs have no hope, ‘cos the Boro has the pope,” and “Francis has his holy crown and gave his blessing to Palmerstown.” As the float went past the reviewing stand outside city hall, a cardinal, acting on the pope’s instructions, drenched the Village’s Eoin Larkin, who was the grand marshal for the day. The army man saw the funny side of things and shielded his son Allen and daughter Hally from the water pistol-armed cardina,l who has not been identified. He also soaked high ranking Gardaí (police) and politicians including John McGuinness T.D., chairman of the Dail’s Public Accounts Committee.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
A 21-year-old man has been advised by Judge Catherine Staines to seek treatment for his drink problem, having been arrested for a public order disturbance in which he was so drunk he fell over in the street.
Before the district court was Martin Casey, with an address at 6 Elm Lawn, Portlaoise, who was charged with being intoxicated in a public place, and using threatening or abusive behavior. The offenses were committed at Kilminchy, Portlaoise, on February 19.
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