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U.S. Airways Senior Vice-President Suzanne Boda said while the Shannon-Philadelphia route is only back for the summer season initially, if it goes well there is a good chance it will become year-round. She was in Clare last week to address Shannon Chamber members at Dromoland on Tuesday.
Speaking to The Clare Champion the morning after the Boston bombing, she said she was hopeful that the incident wouldn’t stop people traveling due to concerns over terrorism. “Obviously we hope not. It’s certainly a tragedy what occurred during the Boston Marathon yesterday and our thoughts and prayers go out to all the people who are affected by it. Hopefully, this doesn’t impact on travel. Unfortunately, we’ve been dealing with issues like this for a number of years and it just brings us back to the fact that we all have to be very observant of security rules and ensure that we’re following all the protocols that are in place.”
[Source: Clare Champion]
"I can finally be like everybody else."
That is how members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (L.G.B.T.) community in Cork have reacted to the vote taken two weekends ago that paves the way for marriage equality.
The Constitutional Convention debated the merits of marriage equality over two days in Malahide and members of the convention passed the measure on a vote of 79 percent to 19 percent.
"I think it shows how far we have progressed as a country," said Clive Davis, manager of the Other Place, a resource center and cafe for members of the L.G.B.T. community in Cork City.
[Source: Cork Independent]
The Dalai Lama arrived in Derry last Wednesday afternoon for a special two-day visit.
His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, was welcomed by Richard Moore, director of Children in Crossfire, at City of Derry Airport as he touched down for the event.
His Holiness was visiting the city for local charity Children in Crossfire’s “Culture of Compassion” event, which took place last Thursday when he spoke to 2,500 people at The Venue in Ebrington and walked the city’s Peace Bridge with 300 school children from the area.
[Source: Derry Journal]
Lochlainn Kelly from Scoil Iosagain, Buncrana, has won the third, fourth, fifth and sixth class category of Google’s fifth annual Doodle 4 Google competition. Lochlainn competed against the competition’s other finalists and won the most public votes of any entry in his age category.
Google doodler Kevin Laughlin, who is part of the official doodle team based in Google Headquarters in Mountain View California, presented Lochlainn with his award at a special ceremony in Dublin.
The overall winner, who was selected by Kevin, was Annie Coyle, a 15-year old Letterkenny student who is a pupil at St. Bernadette’s Special School in Letterkenny. Annie’s doodle will be seen by millions of people when it appears on the Google Ireland homepage. Annie’s school will be awarded a $13,000 technology grant while Lochlainn and his fellow group winners and their teachers will receive a personal laptop computer each.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
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