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Gardaí (police) were appealing for information after a man was seriously injured in a crash in Sligo last Thursday morning.
The single-car collision took place at at Drimroe near Tubbercurry at about 3:40 a.m. The man, who is in his mid-20s, was taken to Sligo General Hospital for treatment.
The stretch of road was temporarily closed until an investigation by Garda forensic collision investigators was completed. Local diversions were in place.
[Source: Irish Times]
Nenagh priest Fr. Sean McDonagh has welcomed the election of Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio (76) as the new pope and bishop of Rome. He ascended to the throne of St. Peter last Wednesday, following a two-day conclave by the world’s cardinals in the Vatican.
“I am delighted. He seems to be nice. He seems to be humble. Pope Francis seems to be concerned about the poor. He abandoned his palace in Buenos Aires and he takes public transport,” said Fr. McDonagh, pointing out that the Pope had not taken the limousine outside the Vatican after his election, but had joined his fellow cardinals on the bus.
The Columbian priest said he liked the fact that Pope Francis had asked people to pray for him and had emphasized that he was Bishop of Rome as, Fr. McDonagh pointed out – the title of pope is honorific.
[Source: Tipperary Star]
Wreaths at the Moy Memorial have been damaged in a weekend attack.
Police received reports that the wreaths had been damaged on Saturday morning, March 9, at the War Memorial in the square. The War Memorial has been damaged on multiple occasions over the years.
The attack was condemned by Lord Morrow M.L.A., who branded the actions "shameful and deplorable.”
“The desecration of wreaths laid at Moy War Memorial during the early hours of Saturday morning was nothing short of repugnant," he said.
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
Fishermen have trawled up an unusual catch in the sea off County Waterford in the form of a red scorpion fish.
The bright coral-colored creature, known for its needle-sharp dorsal spines, is more commonly found in the warmer waters of the Mediterranean.
It was caught in deep water near Dunmore East by the crew of the Eblana, a vessel which supplies ray and cod to Dublin chippers.
[Source: Irish Times]
The papal flag has been flying high over a Mullingar business premises since last Thursday morning – hoisted up for businessman Millie Walsh by his daughter’s boyfriend, Argentine national Nahuel Colombo, and his father, Luis Robert Colombo.
Less than 24 hours after news broke that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio – one of their countrymen – has been selected as pope, Nahuel and Luis were over the moon with delight – a joy shared by Nahuel’s girlfriend, Koreen Walsh.
“I’m so happy: I couldn’t believe it,” said Nahuel, who is originally from Ushuaia, in the south of Argentina.
[Source: Westmeath Examiner]
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