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Justice Minister Alan Shatter attempted to avoid a roadside breath test it was suggested in the Dail (Irish Parliament) last Thursday.
Independent T.D. Mattie McGrath questioned whether the minister had tried to escape taking a breathalyzer test when stopped by Gardaí (police).
Mr. McGrath asked Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister] Eamon Gilmore if he was aware that Mr. Shatter had been stopped at a Garda checkpoint, had been asked to produce a specimen of breath and whether "his [behavior] and reaction to this request was appropriate and indeed cordial."
[Source: Evening Herald]
Two bomb alerts in two days, a “likely” dissident attack and the influx of thousands of G.A.A. fans from across the border are providing a serious headache for police ahead of the G8 Summit.
Last Tuesday, the Stragowna and Drumroosk Roads in Kinawley were closed after a suspect device was discovered in the area and, due to the seriousness of the threat, army bomb disposal experts were called.
This followed on from Monday when Enniskillen Magistrates Court had to be evacuated after a security alert around 11 a.m. After a two-hour evacuation of nearby premises on East Bridge Street though, the alert was declared a hoax.
[Source: Fermanagh Herald]
Galway doctors have issued a warning over the risk of using lawn mowers after a spike in the number of people presenting at U.H.G. with injuries.
As the weather improves a little, more people are out mowing lawns but may not be using protective gear, such as goggles, footwear or long trousers.
It's understood that in the last 2 days at least 4 people have presented at A and E with hand injuries sustained from lawn mowers.
[Source: Galway Bay FM]
Two men have been found guilty of murdering a Brazilian man and dumping his body in a north Kerry bog.
The body of Bruno Lemes De Sousa was discovered in Shronowen Bog outside Listowel on March 11, 2012.
John Paul Cawley (20) and Wenio Rodriguez Da Silva (29) – both with an address at 2 Ardoughter Ballyduff – were accused of murdering 28-year-old Bruno Lemes De Sousa, between February 16 and 17, 2012.
[Source: Irish Examiner]
Dermot Earley has been forced to retire from inter-county football because of injury.
The Kildare midfielder had planned to compete in this season's championship, but has been forced to call it quits earlier than hoped due to a back injury.
The two-time all-star confirmed his retirement on Newstalk's Sports Sunday show saying: “Unfortunately, I hurt the back in the warm-up against Dublin on the [May 10] and what I thought was a spasm was a disc that was bulging and hitting a nerve, and over the next two weeks it got progressively worse.
“I was really struggling with it and ended up having to have surgery. I had one operation that didn’t work and I had to go back in the following week to have a second one so that was five weeks.”
[Source: RTE News]
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