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Adams said, “[On March 15] Sinn Féin Councilors Edel Corrigan and Jim Loughran and I met senior Garda for North Louth in Dundalk.
“The meeting discussed a range of matters including fuel laundering by criminal gangs in the north Louth area. We had also met the P.S.N.I. several months ago and raised the same issue with them.”
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
The family of a young Crossmolina man who took his own life after he suffered months of bullying and torment has encouraged young people not to “suffer in silence” and to understand there are viable alternatives to suicide.
Andrew McGuinn (21) of Mullenmore, Crossmolina, suffered from nearly a year of abuse and harassment unbeknown to his family. He took his own life on the evening of April 2, 2012. He was found dead by his mother the following morning in his bedroom of his family home in Crossmolina.
The 21-year-old had no history of depression. His mother Carmel told his inquest in Ballina two weeks ago that she saw nothing out of the ordinary in the days before his death. The thought of her son committing suicide never occurred to her, she said.
[Source: The Mayo News]
Slane farmer Eddie Downey, who is currently the deputy president of the Irish Farmer’s Association (I.F.A.), has declared his intent to run for the national presidency of the organization. Mr. Downey made the announcement at a meeting of the Meath I.F.A. executive last Monday night, where he received the full support of the local organization in his bid to become the first leader of the farmers' body since Tom Clinton in the 1980s.
The powerful farm representative and lobby group represents 88,000 members across 30 executives, and will see presidential elections take place in late November/early December when the current president, John Bryan, steps down after four years in the position. Mr. Downey farms at Monknewtown, Slane, and has been actively involved in I.F.A. politics since 1990.
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
A female pedestrian in her 50s has died after she was struck by a lorry in County Monaghan.
The accident happened just before 1 p.m. last Wednesday on the Main Street in Castleblaney.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and her body was removed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. The driver of the lorry was uninjured.
The Main Street was closed pending completion of a forensic examination by Gardaí (police). Diversions are in place.
[Source: Irish Examiner]
The buildings and landscape of the Plantation of Leix and Offaly is the subject of a lecture in Tullamore organized by the Offaly History Society this week.
The Plantation of Leix and Offaly was a colonial venture sponsored by the English Government in Ireland. The aim of the plantation was to turn the Gaelic Lordships of Uí Laois and Uí Fáilghe into the shires of Queen’s County and King’s County. The plantation involved a bewildering variety of existing and new buildings adapted to serve defensible farmsteads. These included Anglo-Norman castles, timber castles, tower houses, converted churches and monasteries, new plantation castles, and moated sites.
[Source: Offaly Express]
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