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Aughawillan’s glamorous Rose, Niamh Flanagan, ditched the high heels, party dress and celebrations to spend her 21st birthday as a volunteer in a Children’s Mental Institution in Chernobyl.
In what was one of the most challenging humanitarian missions they have undertaken, 19 roses and escorts from the 2012 Rose of Tralee traveled with Adi Roche to Belarus on Sunday, March 24, to work as volunteers in Vesnova Children’s Institution. The orphanage is situated 108 miles from Chernobyl, the scene of the world’s worst nuclear accident that caused thousands of deaths and forced more than half a million to flee from their homes in 1986.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
Around 40 people staged a protest outside the regeneration offices in Moyross last Wednesday to highlight their frustration and anger over Limerick City Council’s policy of seizing horses in the area.
A letter was handed in by the protesters, who have offered to sit down with the local authority in the hope of reaching an agreement.
Under current bylaws, the keeping of horses is not permitted in the city boundary without a license.
However, no licenses have ever been issued.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
He may have become a media sensation overnight but for Longford’s newest lottery millionaire, it was business as usual when he returned to his day job with Bord Na Mona last Monday.
Ger Hand was already a local celebrity when he featured on R.T.É.’s Six One News two weeks ago in an interview with Lanesboro man and correspondent Ciaran Mullooly. The resultant interview catapulted Ger to national fame and media outlets clamored to get a few words from Ireland’s newest millionaire for the ultimate feel-good story.
[Source: Longford Leader]
There was widespread shock and sadness in Castlebellingham, Kilsaran and surrounding areas last Monday morning, as it became clear that a mother of young children from Castlebellingham was the victim of the fatal accident between Dunleer and Monasterboice on Sunday night, April 21.
Linda Bray from Gort Nua estate at the edge of Castlebellingham lost her life when she was in two-car collision.
The fatal crash happened shortly after 10 p.m. at Castletown near a very dangerous bend that was also the scene of a fatal crash a few years ago.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
A Castlebar Town Councilor has suggested the introduction of a bylaw to ban the use of hoodies in the town as a crime prevention measure.
The suggestion was made by Independent Councilor Michael Kilcoyne, who raised the issue following the recent high-profile theft of a Brennan’s Bread van from outside Mulroy’s shop in Castlebar.
The C.C.T.V. footage of the incident showed two youths stealing the van but the footage was inconclusive in identifying the culprits because their faces were hidden by their hoodies. At the Joint Policing Committee meeting two weeks ago, Clr. Kilcoyne suggested that a bylaw banning hoodies should be introduced.
[Source: The Mayo News]
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