News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
(Source: The Corkman)
Thousands of householders in Derry have been advised to keep their windows and doors closed because of potentially hazardous smoke from a huge tire fire. More than 10,000 tires at a tire depot in the Pennyburn Industrial Estate were on fire after the blaze was discovered shortly after midnight last Wednesday. Fire crews from Derry, Coleraine, and Omagh were involved in tackling the blaze with 41 firefighters at the scene at one stage.
(Source: The Derry Journal)
The weekend before last the famous Máire Rua Gallagher was selected as Gaoth Dobhair Person of the Year. Marie is considered a woman who knew hardship and tough times and a woman who has emerged as one of the most instantly recognizable faces in this county.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
An amateur snapper from Co Down fought off thousands of competitors to win a tourist photography competition last week. Ryan Wilson impressed the judges with his entry entitled Into the West to take home first prize in the Wonders of Ireland contest. The winning picture features Tyrella beach near Downpatrick against the stunning backdrop of the Mourne Mountains, with a horse and rider in silhouette. The photo also shows a dramatic sky with heavy clouds and sun bursting through, which was described as “typically Irish”.
(Source: The Down Democrat)
Composer Phil Coulter last Wednesday night paid tribute to knife victim Sebastian Creane who, he said, was almost part of his family. Twenty-two-year-old student Sebastian was murdered in his Co Wicklow home by friend Shane Clancy, who then killed himself. Mr. Clancy’s ex-girlfriend Jennifer Hannigan and Mr. Creane’s brother Dylan were also injured in the frenzied attack in Bray in the early hours of Sunday morning last. Mr. Coulter said the victim was one of the oldest and closest friend’s of his eldest son Daragh and was practically part of their family. He described Mr. Creane as one of the most gentle, respectful, and charming lads that he ever encountered.
(Source: The Evening Herald)
A police dog has been hailed for finding a missing pensioner in Northern Ireland. Tach the German Shepherd tracked down the 80-year-old man who had fallen in fields in rural Co Fermanagh and was facing a night in the elements. The elderly man was suffering from mild hypothermia when he was eventually found after a three and a half hour search. The alarm was raised when a carer called at his home near Newtownbutler at around 8.30pm last Friday to discover he wasn't at home. A police spokesman said an extensive search was launched. "The police helicopter was tasked to the scene, and police on foot and a local police dog handler began a search," he said. "At around midnight, Constable Keith McCabe and his Belgian Shepherd dog Tach located the man where he had fallen in fields near his home." The pensioner was treated in hospital over the weekend and returned home on Sunday last.
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