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The driver of the car received minor injuries in the collision.
[Source: RTE News]
Following weeks of speculation as to whether or not Kilkenny would have a contestant for this year’s Rose of Tralee Festival, it has now been confirmed that one lucky lady will indeed be taking part.
With the resignation last month of former organizers Kate Markey and Paul Dargan, there was uncertainty over whether or not a selection process would happen. But a new committee has since been formed, comprising production manager Steven Connolly and several former Kilkenny Roses, including Orla O’Shea, who won the competition in 2004.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
The Abbeyleix Hospital Action group is giving the minister for health one more week to make a decision on the future of Abbeyleix Hospital.
“We have decided to give them one more week,” P.R.O. for the group, Gary O’Keefe, said.
“We’re leaving it until Friday, if we have no answer either way by then we will go at them all guns blazing,” Mr. O’ Keefe said.
[Source: Leinster Express]
A 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Carrick-on-Shannon native Andrew Dolan in Mullingar in 2011.
Twenty-year-old Andrew Dolan, a biomedical science student from Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim, died on New Year’s Day 2012 at Beaumount Hospital, Dublin following an assault at Pearse Street, Mullingar on December 23, 2011.
Three people were charged in relation to Andrew Dolan’s death.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
The 20-year-old city youth who threw a banana at Manchester City star Gael Clichy in Thomond Park says he received hate mail last week, which he has handed over to the Gardaí (police).
“We have a lot of supporters and fans of [Manchester]. United, here in Limerick and [you’re] not one of them,” the single page letter sent to the home of Kelvin Reynolds stated.
It adds: “[You’re] a thug. If you live another 20 years, you’ll still be a thug.”
Concerned over the safety of his one-year-old son and girlfriend, Mr. Reynolds, who lives in Caherdavin, has handed over the letter to the Gardaí (police) to investigate what he sees as a hate mail threat.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
Sunday World reporter Geraldine Comiskey spent an afternoon recently on the farm of Eamon Egan in Kenagh.
While there, the reporter was treated to some old style farming as Mr. Egan presented his famous pair of draught horses, Gerry and Kruger. Needless to say there was also a plough in the vicinity.
Eamon (80) remembers the days when the plough was the only machine available to toil the land in Ireland and was a keen participant in the Longford Ploughing Championships in Edgeworthstown.
After Comiskey managed to get the plough stuck in Eamon’s land, he said of the draugh horses, “Sixty years ago this breed of horse would have been used to pull the Guinness carts.” “They are the perfect plough horses; most of the other traditional workhorses are just bred for shows now and they wouldn’t know what to do if you hitched a plough to them.”
[Source: Longford Leader]
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