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[Sinn Féin’s] strength has traditionally been concentrated in Dublin and it admits that its biggest challenge ahead of the next general election will be to develop the organization in rural areas across the country.
“You have such a strong tradition of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael in most rural areas — very little of the Labour Party in rural areas — that to come in and build up a structure in those areas takes time,” said Connemara- based Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh.
“But we’re finding that doing something like an ard fheis (party conference) in a place like Castlebar, [mobilizes] not just County Mayo — but it means that the people in Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim and Galway have to step up to the plate as well.”
[Source: Irish Examiner]
A statement issued by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government two weeks ago has stated that Minister Phil Hogan has no plans to amalgamate Leitrim and Sligo County Councils despite the fact that both local authorities will be losing their county managers over the next few months.
Late last month it emerged that Leitrim’s county manager, Jackie Maguire, is taking up the position of Meath county manager – subject to ratification. Sligo’s County Manager Hubert Kearns is expected to retire shortly from his position.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
A two-year-old Thurles child has been seriously injured by a horse having been kicked in the head by the animal.
Neighbors, family members and friends have been left shocked by the incident that is being investigated by Gardaí (police). Emergency services attended the scene and the hospital helicopter arrived to convey the injured boy to hospital as a matter of immediate urgency. His condition is described as serious.
The Rosemount estate on the outskirts of Thurles town contains over 200 houses of varying styles, most of which are owner occupied, although quite a few are rented also.
[Source: Tipperary Star]
A Brackaville lady is hoping to be the second-ever Tyrone Rose to make it to the final of the International Rose of Tralee Festival, which is in its 54th year and will see 32 roses converge on Tralee in August.
Joanne O'Neill (22) was crowned the Tyrone Rose for 2013 at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown in front of a packed house on Wednesday night, April 3, as well as many online followers as the event was streamed live on the Internet courtesy of Silvermist Media based in Fintona.
Joanne O'Neill along with the 14 other roses did their friends, families and communities extremely proud, giving the audience a fantastic night's entertainment with all their talents on display.
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
Local fast food diner Eddie Rocket’s was destroyed in a massive blaze, which gutted the premises during the early hours of Saturday, April 9.
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