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Four residents in Ballybeg will have their daily lives played out on the small screen as part of a new three-part series on TV3, “The Estate,” which starts on Monday.
Filmed over a year, cameras went behind closed doors to watch as residents lived out their everyday lives, coping with the gritty reality of life’s twists and turns and the moments of triumph and despair.
Featured in the show is Shauna (21), a young single mother-of-one, who is struggling to pay the bills. Having missed out on further education due to motherhood, Shauna is coming to terms with the reality of being a single parent and having to stand on her own two feet.
[Source: Waterford News & Star]
Bressie took to his blog last Wednesday to hit back at a tabloid headline which claimed he wanted to make drugs legal.
Excerpts were taken from his Hot Press interview with Stuart Clarke which he says were “taken out of context.”
While he does not “smoke cannabis or take any form of drugs,” he did suggest via his blog that the taxation of cannabis could be a possible stream of income to help pay off Ireland’s sovereign debt, as opposed to the Local Property Tax.
However, he did not call for the legalization of any class A drugs.
[Source: Westmeath Examiner]
Following a recent spate of appalling horse deaths in Enniscorthy, another was found in a harrowing state on Thursday morning, March 28.
South East Animal Rescue shared an image on their Facebook page, which depicts a young horse after it suffered from unimaginable cruelty in the Cherryorchard area.
According to the organization, the animal was put to sleep after writhing in agony for many hours. Two other horses had also been in the area but were promptly taken away.
[Source: Wexford Echo]
Two students arrested for their "disgraceful" behavior when they got drunk on a night out meeting old school friends have been told to make charity donations to avoid convictions.
Luke Cowhig (20) and Stephen Lowe (21) "mimicked" a shopkeeper, then hurled abuse at Gardaí (police) on a night of "drunken bravado" when they met up in Dublin city center.
Cowhig, a Trinity College student, and Lowe, who is studying abroad on an Erasmus program, were shocked at their own behavior, a court heard.
Judge William Early said he would apply the Probation Act on payment of the charity contributions and adjourned the cases.
Cowhig, of Kylebeg, Dublin Road, Blessington, County Wicklow, and Lowe, from Aranleigh Vale, Rathfarnham, admitted public drunkenness and causing a breach of the peace in the incident at St. Stephen's Green North on January 10. Lowe also admitted urinating in public and refusing to give his name and address to Gardaí.
[Source: Evening Herald]
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Oh its gone clean off the rails !!Unionists regret US envoy Haass’ call for new flag for Northern Ireland (VIDEO)
Hey have ye heard the news 30.000 homes without power because the flags attached to them caught the wind & pulled them down-flags are like littleInquiries into pre-Good Friday Agreement Northern Ireland crimes must end
Niall, it has always been healthy for the prosecution services of a state to process actions on the evidence, or lack thereof, provided by the policeUnionists regret US envoy Haass’ call for new flag for Northern Ireland (VIDEO)
If Haass is such an expect onall things,may I suggest he peddle his wares to is own counrty? A country awash in problems. For a foreigner to offer h