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Both suspects had earlier been seen acting suspiciously behind the wheel of a silver-colored Volvo estate outside The Hideout Pub in Bailieboro. Responding to those calls, Cavan Gardaí went in search of the car only to be given the slip by the men who sped off at speed.
[Source: Longford Leader]
From July 1, 2013, those who own a property must pay a property tax on the home according to its market value. For five-year-old Cian Parsons and his family, the arrival of the brown envelope from the revenue commissioner on Tuesday, March 26, raised a few eyebrows in relation to the commission’s system for collecting the tax.
The letter demanded the junior-infant pupil in St. Joseph’s N.S., Ballinrobe, pay $144 on a property in Tralee, County Kerry – 152 miles from where he lives with his mother, Liz Parsons, in Ballinrobe.
Speaking to The Mayo News, Liz said her mother, Ann Reid, opened the letter knowing that it had to be a mistake. On showing the letter to Cian, he recognized his name and recognized the brown envelope as being a bill. The five-year-old started laughing when he was told he owned a house.
[Source: The Mayo News]
Hollywood star Tom Cruise could be a Meath man! Genealogical research shows that he is a fifth-generation descendant of a Cruise family from Cruicetown in Meath. The most prominent Cruicetown in Meath is in the Nobber area.
Cruise was in Dublin last Wednesday to promote the Universal Pictures film Oblivion. Set on a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, the film tells the story of one man’s (Cruise's) confrontation of the past, leading him on a journey to redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
The G.A.A. has become accustomed to seeing its players tempted away from home to the A.F.L., but there could soon be a second front opening up for Gaelic footballers looking for some international experience. At this year’s N.F.L. draft there will be one player looking to make it to the pro ranks of American football, with skills firmly rooted in Monaghan G.A.A.
Patrick Murray of New Jersey, and now studying and playing football at Fordham University, is tipped to go in one of the later rounds of this month’s N.F.L. draft and he spoke to Ger Gilroy, on last night’s “Off the Ball,” about the G.A.A. roots of his kicking skill.
Murray’s father, Aidan, was an inter-county player with Monaghan before moving to the United States a little over 20 years ago. His young son was soon playing for his local G.A.A. club and learning the kicking skills, which he credits with bringing him to the verge of an N.F.L. career.
House prices in Offaly have fallen by 11 percent in the first quarter of 2013 compared to a fall of 14 percent seen in the year to March 2012. The average house price is now $166,000, 57 percent below peak levels.
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