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Seoul Gaels was set up in 2002 after some Irish guys went to watch our national soccer team in the Korea-Japan World Cup. These men decided to stay, some of whom are still here, and they loved the Korean way of life, but craved some G.A.A. They set up the club, won the All-Asian Finals that year, and the club has grown from strength to strength.
Fast forward to 2013 and the club is looking forward to its 11th season. There were over 80 members last year, the majority being English teachers living in the Seoul Metropolitan area. The club is comprised of people from Ireland, England, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Malaysia and, of course, some Korean locals.
[Source: Leinster Express]
Two Vietnamese nationals appeared before a sitting of Donegal District Court last Wednesday morning in relation to the seizure of almost $670,000 worth of cannabis in two separate locations in the county on Monday, February 4.
Dang Hai Nguyen, of Lisconnor, Kilclare, Carrick-on-Shannon, was found with plants valued at $320,000 at this address. The 44-year-old was arrested at the scene and detained at Manorhamilton Garda (Police) Station. The court heard from defense solicitor Conor Maguire that the defendant had only been in the country for two weeks and did not hold a passport.
As part of a separate investigation, 41-year-old Dinh Trung Trinh, of no fixed abode, was found with $335,000 worth of cannabis at Corrick, Aughamore and taken to Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
Ireland’s oldest person, Annie Kett, has died at a nursing home in County Limerick at the age of 107.
The country didn’t have a president – King Edward VII was head of state – when Annie Hayes was born in The Glen, Killaloe, in 1905.
One of six children, she attended the local school and immigrated to England in the 1920s to train as a nurse.
She returned to her native County Clare in the mid-1930s and married Kilkishen farmer John Kett in 1937 – the year of De Valera’s constitution.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
The result of a major investigation into how a nine-meter high wall collapsed, killing two men and leaving four others injured at a Longford Town D.I.Y. store and garden center two weeks ago, may not be known for some time.
Health and Safety officials revealed last Monday that the extensive analysis carried out at the town’s Connacht Gold store has now come to a close.
A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Authority, however, could not confirm when the details of the investigation would be known.
“It’s ongoing,” said the spokesman.
“Fatal site investigations aren’t wrapped up in days. These things take time.”
[Source: Longford Leader]
As the Gardaí (police) issued a fresh appeal for information, the focus of investigations in the Det. Garda Donohoe murder continues to be firmly focused on the activities of a known criminal gang operating in the Crossmaglen/Keady /North Louth area.
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