News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
A look at news from around Ireland
[Source: Kilkenny People]
A Portlaoise man had to pepper-sprayed by Gardaí (police) after becoming aggressive when they attempted to seize a vehicle on his property.
Paul Worthington, 4 Liogard, Portlaoise, attempted to physically stop the Gardaí removing the vehicle on December 17, 2011. Inspector Declan Dunne gave evidence that Worthington threatened the Gardaí and continued to be abusive, until pepper-spray was finally deployed.
Worthington has 15 previous convictions.
[Source: Leinster Express]
Communities in Cootehall and Drumshanbo are in shock following the sad passing of a young Leaving Certificate student two weekends ago.
Eighteen-year-old Michael Fryer of Clonebrien, Cootehall, County Roscommon, died suddenly at Sligo General Hospital two weekends ago following a brief illness.
The young man was a student of Drumshanbo Vocational School and had just completed his Leaving Certificate Exams at the school Thursday, June 20.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
A woman was rescued from the river Shannon last Monday morning.
The alarm was raised at around 1:30 a.m. when the woman was seen in the water near Sarsfield Bridge in the city center.
Emergency services, including three units of the Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service, were deployed at the scene and the woman was taken from the water a short time later.
Afterwards, the woman, who is believed to be aged in her 20s, was taken to University Hospital Limerick as a precaution.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
A young mother residing in a Longford estate says she is living in terror and claims they are forgotten people.
Following the incident on Wednesday, June 19, at Palace Crescent where three young friends, aged between eight and 10, found a sawn-off shot gun in a disused shed and discharged it, she alleged that major crimes were being ignored and drugs were readily available “like packets of sweets.”
“When I moved here first, Palace Crescent was a very normal area but it is getting worse, so bad you’ve to keep your children indoors and it isn’t even safe to allow them out into the back garden to play.”
[Source: Longford Leader]
What has been described as a “crater” on the Avenue Road gave one Democrat reader a serious scare and he is now warning his fellow drivers. Joe McMahon, from Carrickmacross, was driving up the Avenue Road on a visit to Dundalk when he hit the pot hole, which he says damaged his car.
“I was driving up the Avenue Road towards Blackrock on June 5, when suddenly the left front [tire] burst. It was surprising at the time, as there is only 3,000 miles on the car.”
Mr. McMahon was forced to pull onto the side of the road and eventually parked up in front of Sloanes, across the road from the pothole.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
A Westport couple, whose 14-year-old son was the victim of a high-profile and sustained campaign of bullying by text message last year, has taken their quest to change the law to the Houses of the Oireachtas.
- Nelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning.
- Irish students told “No Irish Need Apply”...
- Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent...
- Bill O’Reilly slams Nelson Mandela as an...
- Top ten negative terms used to describe Irish...
- Hollywood star Gabriel Byrne brands new Pope...
- Dubliner found guilty of vicious Temple Bar...
- Unionists regret US envoy Haass’ call for...
- Are the Celts one of the ten lost tribes...
- Married priests could well be Pope Francis'...
If a leading Member of Parliament (MP) in Great Britain (GB) uses parliamentary privilege to make unqualified allegations against a prominent human riWhy Ireland needs to give its emigrants a say in the country
89west! If the Dublin Giovernment's Deptartment of Ragged Trousered Philanthropy (ie Social Welfare) could redirect the astronomical sums they pay toIrish give more than anyone else in Europe new survey shows
This is just a lot of auld plaumause (ie insincere flattery). Controlling and manipulative people usually soft soap (ie butter-up) people they ulterioCrackdown on social welfare 'tourists' at Ireland's airports
Welcome back, STEVENSTAR! Missed your megaphone diplomacy, which I had come to know and love - in a peculiar and masochistic sort of way. But now I'll