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“It all started in June 2010. I usually attend Irish music festivals in Ireland and one of my preferred festivals is the Feakle Irish Music Festival, where I love to play guitar in music sessions. One night I was playing in Pepper’s Bar and a man with Parkinson’s started to dance so fluent and good.
[Source: Clare Champion]
Controversy continues to rage internationally about the tax affairs of Apple, which employs over 4,000 people at Hollyhill and Lavitts Quay in Cork as part of their European headquarters, in a case which could see Ireland officially labeled a tax haven.
Evidence and questions in the United States Senate sub-committee on investigations uncovered a statement from Apple C.E.O., Tim Cook, that the company had struck a secret deal with the Irish government in 1980 to pay tax of just two percent, rather than the corporation tax rate of 12.5 percent. Apple executives stress that the tax policy of the company and subsidiaries is a continuation of that natural agreement.
Both the Department of Enterprise and the Department of Finance denied that any deal had been struck with Apple.
[Source: Cork Independent]
A 31-year-old who broke a man’s jaw in two places has been jailed for six years.
The victim was hit with a pool cue wielded by Sean Paul Farrelly in an “unprovoked attack” in a Waterside bar.
Farrelly, of Strabane Old Road, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent on January 30, 2011.
Derry Crown Court heard the 31-year-old was drinking with the injured party and the man’s girlfriend.
[Source: Derry Journal]
Donegal has achieved the highest number of Blue Flag beach awards of any county in the country.
At an awards ceremony in Dublin last Thursday, thirteen of Donegal’s beaches were awarded the prestigious Blue Flag award by Phil Hogan T.D., minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government.
The Blue Flag is one of the world’s most recognized eco-labels, and only beaches that meet specific criteria relating to water quality, beach management, environmental information and safety services achieve this accolade. As a pre-requisite, the bathing water at Blue Flag beaches must meet the highest standards of bathing water quality.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
More than 80 firefighters tackled a blaze which raged through Mourne Park House in Kilkeel Saturday night, May 18.
Shortly before 10 p.m., fire crews were called to the scene at the large stately house, which is the ancestral home of the earls of Kilmorey and one of Northern Ireland’s grandest homes. The roof of the main part of the house had collapsed, and firefighters fought to stop the flames spreading to adjoining wings of the building.
The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service are investigating the cause of fire, which is believed to have started in the roof.
[Source: Examiner Newspaper]
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