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An altercation developed at the pier shortly after 3:30 a.m., between a number of young people driving cars who had been following the Galway International Rally – the injured man was allegedly hit in the head by a person wielding a wooden timber mallet.
[Source: Galway Bay FM]
Culprits raided bars in Kilgarvan, Lauragh, and Castlegregory — where police stations have been closed — as well as Annascaul in West Kerry, and the Mid-Kerry village of Firies.
It was confirmed last Tuesday that the robberies occurred in a 24-hour period on Jan 29-30, and the thieves made off with goods worth thousands of dollars, including cigarettes, alcohol and cash.
The first premise targeted was Boland’s Bar, Cloghane, Castlegregory, where a cigarette machine and its contents, valued at $8,000, was ripped from the wall.
In nearby Keane’s pub in Annascaul, the back door was forced in and a sum of money and cigarettes were taken, while a cigarette machine and its contents was also stolen from The Shanty Bar in Ballyfinane, Firies.
[Source: Irish Examiner]
Over $1.3 million was paid out to Kildare’s eight Oireachtas (Parliamentary) representatives in wages and expenses during 2012 – an average of over $181,743 per person.
On top of the standard salary of $124,004 for deputies, Oireachtas figures just published show a total of €458,406 was paid in expenses to Kildare’s T.D.s and one senator in 2012.
The figures reveal that Fine Fáil’s Seán Ó Feargháil was the highest paid politician in the county over the 12-month period, receiving over $206,000 including expenses. Deputy Ó Feargháil’s pre-tax haul also included a $25,000 payment for being the Fianna Fail Party whip.
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
At 5:30 a.m. last Thursday morning there were 170 people queuing up in the center of Kilkenny City to buy Bruce Springsteen tickets for the upcoming concerts in Nowlan Park on July 27 and 28. That figure hit 220 by 6 a.m. The queue stretched from the ticket outlet, RollerCoaster, run by the unflappable Willie Meighan, down as far as Crotty’s Cafe at the end of the street.
Gillian Kavanagh from Michael Street, Kilkenny was first in the queue. With the temperature at 28 degrees, she was well wrapped up for the Bruce Vigil at around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening. She and her brother Tommy had two chairs out on the street. Next in line was Johnny Ryan of O’Loughlin Gaels G.A.A. club and he was there since 6 p.m., but had got a break when his sister-in-law sat in his fold-up chair for an hour.
The Boss fans received tea, coffee and sandwiches from Ray Langton in the Marble City Bar at around 10:30 p.m. while at 2 a.m., Supermac’s sent down chips and boxes of chicken and promised to send breakfast stuff down at 8 a.m.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
Growing up in the country side you can remember walking, cycling or getting a lift from a neighbor to your local G.A.A. pitch. Here in Seoul, where the G.A.A. still is an integral part of the Irish expatriate community, we take a taxi, bus or subway to training.
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