News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
Two men have been rescued from a fire at a flat in Newcastle, County Down.
It broke out on the Burrendale Park Road early on Tuesday.
In Londonderry, two unoccupied houses on Woodside Road were extensively damaged in an arson attack. The fires at the semi-detached properties were reported at about 2200 BST on Monday.
It took firefighters about an hour to bring the blaze under control. Both houses had been left vacant for some time.
Firefighters believe the blaze was started deliberately.
A woman who initially claimed some €410,000 damages for loss of earnings arising from a whiplash injury when a Dublin Bus collided with the rear of her car has had her case dismissed after a High Court judge found it was "highly probable" she gave misleading evidence as to the extent of her injuries and about her capacity to work.
Dublin Bus had produced video evidence to the court of Mary Farrell, Tolka Valley Green, Finglas South, Dublin, engaging in physical activities, such as mowing the grass for some 40 minutes, emptying the grass box over a wall and repeatedly raising her arm above horizontal, which the company claimed were entirely inconsistent with her claims about the extent of her injuries.
Mr Justice John Quirke ruled Ms Farrell, who had worked with Jury?s hotel as a housekeeper/cleaner, had given no credible explanation for her failure to provide any documentary or other evidence to support her claim for loss of earnings or to contest Dublin Bus?s allegation her claims were ?false and misleading?
There was also no credible explanation for the undisputed fact Ms Farrell had abandoned claims for very large sums of money when advised she was being investigated, he said.
A border construction project is proving to be a blazing success for a Co Fermanagh firm that has just been appointed as the main contractor for a €3.7 million two-storey fire station in Monaghan Town.
To be located at Annahagh, it will also include an access road to serve the six-bay fire station, ancillary spaces and offices. It has also emerged that a separate maintenance building and training tower have also been approved in the plans.
Associated site works and landscaping will also be provided with the main construction work now agreed for McGurran Construction of Derrygonnelly.
Playwright and poet, Patricia Burke Brogan vows she will chain herself to the Magdalen statue in Forster Street rather than see it removed.
Fears that the statue, a memorial to the women who suffered in the Magdalen Laundry, will be removed to make way for a bus corridor has raised alarm and concern.
Ms Burke Brogan, herself a former nun who spent a short time in the Galway Magdalen Laundry and who wrote about her experiences in a play called Eclipsed – which was later made into a film – said she was horrified.
“I thought I was living a nightmare when I heard it was going to be moved. That statue represents the pain of the women and that pain is in the very earth on which the statue was erected on the site of the old gateway.
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