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It may have won a key legal battle in the ongoing funding war with the Northern Trust, but the champagne remains on ice at Bridge Training Unit in Antrim.
The award-winning center for vulnerable adults has been embroiled in a lengthy dispute over payments, and despite the victory at the High Court its future is far from assured.
Jacqueline Barnes, managing director of Bridge, is battling to keep heads above water – but she fears that the longer the Trust “drag their feet,” the tougher it will be to throw a lifeline.
[Source: Antrim Guardian]
The police investigation into the murder of Detective Garda (Police Officer) Adrian Donohoe is believed to be focusing on an eight-strong south Armagh-based gang, some of whom are known to police in relation to other offenses including armed robbery and car theft.
Garda intelligence suggests up to nine people were involved in the robbery at Lordship Credit Union on January 25 during which Garda Donohue was shot dead. It’s believed detectives have identified a number of people they suspect of having been involved in the killing and, with the assistance of the P.S.N.I., are concentrating their efforts in the south Armagh area.
The getaway car used in the killing was found burnt out at Fews Forest near Keady and police have already seized C.C.T.V. recordings from premises between Dundalk and Keady in an attempt to follow the movements of the vehicle. The Volkswagen Passat was stolen during a robbery in Clogherhead, County Louth days earlier.
[Source: Examiner Newspaper]
Arctic weather gripped parts of the country last Tuesday with cold temperatures that continued for the rest of the week. Snow was not forecasted for the next few days, but there was frost and icy patches in most areas.
Parts of the country affected by heavy snow included counties Cavan and Monaghan; Drogheda, Wicklow Town, Greystones, Navan, Kells, Kilkenny City and Longford Town. Snow was also reported in Carlow, Louth, Westmeath, Offaly, Longford, Wicklow and Wexford.
[Source: Irish Times]
The wife and cousin of Olympic boxer John Joe Nevin have been ordered to make a payment of $335 to Cavan Boxing Club after being found to have carried out an illegal collection in Mullingar.
Mary Nevin, 7 Grange Heights and Marie Nevin, 68 Ardleigh Vale, both in Mullingar, appeared before Judge Seamus Hughes at the local district court.
Both women were charged with holding an unauthorized collection in Newtown Lawns on April 20.
The court heard the collection was arranged to help send John Joe's parents and his wife and son to London to support his Olympic bid.
[Source: The Anglo Celt]
The aim of the Welcoming Claire to Clare initiative is to gather the most people with the first or surname Clare, Claire or Clair in County Clare on June 23, as they attempt to break a world record.
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