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Pressure is mounting on Justice Minister David Ford to stand down as an Elder of Second Donegore Presbyterian Church over his party's controversial support of gay marriage, the Antrim Guardian can reveal.
The Presbyterian Church is vehemently opposed to the union of same sex couples, claiming that acceptance of the principle would “effectively demolish generations and centuries of societal norms” established on Christian values.
It was a position the Alliance leader publicly shared until a sensational U-turn last September which saw him say “I do” to gay marriage, with the proviso that there were “robust protections” to ensure that churches not wedded to the idea could show homosexual couples the door.
[Source: Antrim Guardian]
A recent incident involving vehicle theft in south Armagh, in which community members detained the alleged thief until police arrived, highlights the willingness of locals to cooperate with police, the area’s M.P. Conor Murphy has said.
The drama unfolded shortly before 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, when an opportunistic thief stole a jeep from a farmyard on the Skerriff Road, close to Cullyhanna. The owner, who was nearby, gave chase but was unable to catch up. The thief drove off in the direction of Crossmaglen but abandoned the jeep on the Annaghmare Road, around two miles from the town, and made to escape across fields.
Members of the Crossmaglen Community Safety Group, who had been alerted to the theft, became suspicious of the abandoned vehicle and followed the man’s path across the fields.
They subsequently apprehended the accused and placed him under citizens’ arrest, holding him until police arrived on the scene.
[Source: Examiner Newspaper]
Carlow Town G.A.A. clubs have been criticized for failing to take advantage of the money-making potential offered by the annual Carlow G.A.A. draw, which is currently up and running.
The first of five monthly draws takes place on May 10 with a top prize of a car or $15,700 each month.
[Source: Carlow Nationalist]
A High Court judge last Wednesday ordered a Cavan auctioneer to be committed to prison for his failure to comply with a court order obtained by a receiver over a property owned by him.
The order was made against Gerry Burns of Drumcase, Killeshandra, County Cavan, whose auctioneering business, Gerry Burns Auctioneers, is located on 45 College Street, Cavan Town.
[Source: The Anglo Celt]
The number of dead animals collected in Clare as the result of the worst fodder crisis in living memory has increased by an estimated 60 percent this year, according to a local farm leader.
Clare I.F.A. Chairman Andrew Dundas revealed the number of animals, collected by knackeries operating in the Mid-West, has jumped significantly for the first few months of 2013 by as much as 60 percent compared to the same period last year.
[Source: Clare Champion]
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