News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
A look at news from around Ireland
Clr. Heston made contact with the Connacht Council Monday to see if they would consider inviting Boris Johnson to the game and Connacht Council Secretary John Prenty told The Mayo News they would consider it and discuss it at a Connacht Council meeting and with London G.A.A. chiefs.
[Source: The Mayo News]
The First Hay Festival was held in Ireland last weekend, and it was a resounding success. The town came alive as 10,000 people visited to attend events that covered books, theatre, film, food, environment, art and travel.
“We are absolutely delighted with our first Hay Festival,” said Ger Gaughran, Hay Festival Kells director and member of the Kells Chamber Committee. “It has been magical to see the streets of Kells filled with visitors to our town enjoying themselves, and we are thrilled to have surpassed all our expectations.”
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
White crosses, splashed with red paint, have been erected close to the home of an Irish politician after she publicly supported new abortion legislation.
They were erected near the County Monaghan home of Heather Humphreys.
Ms. Humphreys said that while she understood protests at her office, she viewed crosses nailed to poles outside her family home as "quite invasive."
She is a member of the Irish Parliament (T.D.), which is taking a series of votes on allowing limited abortion.
[Source: BBC News]
Former Irish soccer star Paul McGrath is to appear in court later this month in connection with an alleged public order offense two weekends ago.
Gardaí (police) arrested Mr. McGrath outside the Tullamore Court Hotel in the County Offaly town on Saturday evening. He was taken to the local Garda station where he was charged with minor breaches of the Public Order Act.
Mr. McGrath (53) has fought a long-running and very public battle with alcoholism over the last decade.
[Source: Irish Independent]
A man was due to appear in court in Roscommon on Friday, in connection with the false imprisonment of a man in Strokestown three days prior.
Gardaí (police) in Roscommon arrested four people following a planned operation, during which they searched two houses in the Roscommon area.
A woman and two men, all in their late teens, were taken to Roscommon Garda Station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.
[Source: Roscommon Herald]
The chamber of Sligo County Council suffered an exodus of Fine Gael councilors and one Independent last Monday. The incident occurred when a Fine Gael representative tabled a motion calling on colleagues to ensure Sligo-based Oireachtas members vote “No” on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.
Clr. Matt Lyons, the leas chathaoirleach (deputy chairman), watched as most of his party colleagues disappeared from their seats moments before he made his address. Only three of the 12-strong Fine Gael contingent remained, although they abstained from voting.
[Source: Irish Times]
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This is exactly why we need nation-wide laws against ALL forms of discrimination....including ALL employers.