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“Up to yesterday, we didn’t know what type of dolphins they were, but they’re bottlenose, so it’s perfectly normal to have them in the Shannon, it’s unusual that they’d go into a tributary of the Shannon, but it’s not hugely unusual,” he commented.
[Source: Clare Champion]
The family of a six-year-old Cobh girl family are “absolutely delighted” that she will get the chance to have a life-changing operation in the U.S., but they are asking for Cork's help in paying the $60,000 Katie's chance at walking will cost.
Antoinette Byrne only found out on Friday, March 29, when she and her husband Robert received a letter from the Missouri hospital that carries out this life-changing operation, and already the family has been blown away by the number of people offering to help fundraise for them.
The operation would change her daughter’s life utterly. Katie is the youngest of five children.
[Source: Cork Independent]
One of the biggest names in Hollywood, Brad Pitt has said that a delay in the release of his zombie film World War Z could put in doubt plans for the Derry sequel, Ebrington Y.
The actor told “Entertainment News” that script-writing for World War Z has become “bogged down,” meaning that plans for the Irish phase of the project are on hold.
The actor confirmed reports that he and his partner, Angelina Jolie, have already paid a “quiet” visit to the city. It’s been said that Jolie, born in .L.A, has links with the city through her stepfather Bill Day, whose family lived at Springtown Camp for a time during WW2.
[Source: Derry Journal]
A town council meeting was suspended before it actually started last Tuesday afternoon, when a councilor demanded the tricolor be raised above the building.
Prior to the start of the monthly town council meeting in Bundoran, Clr. Dermot Doherty (Sinn Féin) demanded that the meeting be suspended until the tricolor was raised on the building.
Clr. Doherty said, “I object to this meeting starting until the [tricolor] is flying over this building and propose that the meeting be suspended for 10 minutes until the [tricolor] is flown.”
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
A Newry mother has spoken to the Examiner of her relief that the man who sexually assaulted her teenage daughter and her 16-year-old niece has been convicted of his hideous crimes against the two frightened young girls.
Denis Lancaster is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to serious sexual assault with penetration on a minor and another sexual assault on the sixteen year old without consent. Since carrying out the attacks on the night of October 19, 2010 at a family party, Lancaster has protested his innocence and further compounded the trauma of his victims and their families by attempting to tarnish their reputations with scurrilous lies and insisting that the teenagers instigated the incidents.
[Source: Examiner Newspaper]
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Talk about revisionism and PC gone wild, the Legion of Mary which represents 2000 years of Catholic teachings, Biblical teaching, on Active homosexual