News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
A look at news from around Ireland
Brian and Gemma Langan visited Dáil Eireann (Irish Parliament) two weeks ago, where they made a representation on what they see as the anomaly in Irish telecommunications law that allows anybody to own a S.I.M. card and therefore an unregistered mobile telephone. They are calling for the law to change to ensure that those looking for a S.I.M. card for a mobile phone must produce identification and a record be kept of who owns the number attached to the S.I.M. card. This is already standard practice in many countries.
[Source: The Mayo News]
Some of the world’s literary giants were among the thousands who descended on Kells last weekend for the Hay Festival, which is expected to generate more than a million dollars’ worth of business for the town.
More than 7,000 visitors were expected to attend the festival which has been described by former U.S. President Bill Clinton as a “Woodstock for the Mind.”
The festival brought together the best of Irish, English-speaking and international authors and thinkers to celebrate the sharing of stories and ideas.
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
In County Monaghan emergency services were called in last Thursday afternoon to deal with a huge environmental threat on a cross-border road.
A large container full of diesel sludge – the byproduct of laundered fuel – was found abandoned on the main Castleblayney-Armagh Road at Killygola, about two miles from Castleblayney.
An environment crew from Monaghan County Council was called to deal with the trailer and Gardaí (police) diverted traffic while the operation was under way.
[Source: Irish Examiner]
National Music Day was celebrated in great traditional style recently at Áras an Mhuilinn with a preview of the Summer Seisiún Show.
The first Seisiún Show of the 2013 summer season will start on Wednesday night, July 3 at 8:30 p.m. and continues every Wednesday night in July, as well as on August 7 and 21.
Offaly musicians Ruth and Sarah Hennessy from Doon are part of the group.
[Source: Offaly Express]
Gardaí (police) in Boyle are investigating the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl in the early hours of Sunday morning, June 23. The girl, who is understood to be 16-years-of age, was allegedly sexually assaulted in Boyle town sometime between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Saturday night into Sunday morning.
The incident was reported to a Garda who was on duty on the street that night. The exact location of the attack is unclear, but it is understood the teenager was attacked in a laneway off the town’s main thoroughfare. The girl was brought to the sexual assault treatment unit at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar Sunday morning and was later discharged.
[Source: Roscommon Herald]
Around 100 people took part in the annual Dip-in-the-Nip in County Sligo on Sunday, June 23.
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