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A man driving his car on Mill road, near Cork Hill, mysteriously crashed into two parked cars causing substantial damage.
No one was hurt in the crash and Gardaí (police) have sealed off the area for technical examination.
It is not yet known how the man lost control of his car but a Garda spokesperson said the driver stayed on the scene and was cooperative with the Gardaí.
[Source: Cork Independent]
Derry firefighters were called into action to tackle a staggering 114 gorse fires last week.
The problem was so severe in some areas of the city that residents battled flames with garden hoses in order to protect their properties.
Jon McCourt, who assisted in the battle reported: “Watching four different groups of young people lighting fires in the Marianus Glen alone.”
[Source: Derry Journal]
The number of applications to put children into state care being made in Letterkenny significantly outnumbers other similarly-sized towns, new figures reveal.
The figures from the courts service show 225 care orders for children were granted in Letterkenny in 2011.
This compares to one in Mullingar for the same year, eight in Killarney, 10 in Athlone, 21 in Castlebar and 23 in Carlow. Letterkenny had marginally more applications granted than Galway and was only exceeded by Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Waterford.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
Supermarket giant Tesco has moved to alleviate local concerns about the nature of its recruitment processes for posts in the brand new Newry store, due to open its doors June 6.
It would seem that the positive news of a significant jobs boost for the area has now given way to widespread cynicism, with public criticism being aired via social media and news forums in recent days regarding what some view as an arbitrary process of selection based on a basic questionnaire which does not detail employment or education history. Many applicants have complained of already being rejected on the basis of the initial questionnaire, while others feel the sheer number of rejections being reported suggests randomness to the selection process that means job seekers are missing out on a potential job without being properly assessed.
[Source: Examiner Newspaper]
Ireland’s first ever female assassin was on her way to kill a second man when she was arrested by armed Gardaí (police).
Defiant Rose Lynch gave a clenched fist salute and exclaimed "Mná na hÉireann, tiocfaidh ár lá" after unexpectedly pleading guilty last Tuesday to killing father-of-two David Darcy.
It has now emerged she had bullets in her handbag when she was arrested on the Naas Road in Dublin on suspicion of Mr. Darcy's murder.
[Source: Evening Herald]
A woman has been arrested following what is believed to have been the stabbing of man in Enniskillen last Tuesday night.
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RE: chuck - too bad the IRA got labelled "terrorists" because they didn't wear "acceptable" soldier uniforms. Al Queda-please noteRacist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
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Aliciarose: the priests running the school probably gave him the benefit of the doubt. But when you publicly set a bad example for young people youIrish students told “No Irish Need Apply” to Chicago for summer 2014
Chuck - Any one of those could be the right one! Good one! :)