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Quick action by a terrified boy resulted in the capture of an intruder after the boy found the man in his bedroom.
The five-year-old boy raised the alarm by running down the stairs on his home in Drogheda Street screaming about a stranger in his bedroom.
The incident happened on Tuesday, February 5, at about 7 p.m.
One of the boy’s family members then chased the intruder from the scene, and a struggle ensued but the intruder got away. But, not for long as a man was later arrested in the vicinity of the property.
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
At a special function in Nolan Park, Kilkenny, Glanbia announced a new three-year sponsorship deal for Kilkenny hurlers for 2013-2015.
As in the past, the sponsorship will include Kilkenny’s Senior, Intermediate, Under-21 and Minor county hurling teams and continues to be performance-bonus related.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
Portlaoise’s Alison Miller was the hero for the Ireland Women’s Rugby team as they recorded an historic 25-0 win over reigning Grand Slam Champions England in Ashbourne on Saturday, February 9.
The flying winger got in for a hat-trick of tries as Ireland put 17 previous defeats at the hands of England behind them to record an emphatic win that puts them in a very strong position in this year’s Six Nations Championship.
After their opening win over Wales, Ireland faced a much tougher task against one of the strongest women’s teams in the world but on the day Ireland, and Miller in particular, was unstoppable.
[Source: Leinster Express]
Gardaí (police) in Carrick-on-Shannon have issued a reminder to the public to take steps where possible to be vigilant with regard to ensuring their home heating oil is secure.
The reminder follows the theft of oil from a premise on the Leitrim Road recently, and Gardaí confirmed there are a number of such incidents every week in the Carrick-on-Shannon district saying, “It is quite a common occurrence.”
It is understood the majority of these incidents occur during the day time, mainly when homes are vacant and members of the public are urged to contact their local Garda Station if they see anything suspicious at a neighbor’s house.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
A taxi driver has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a student in his taxi as he was bringing her home from a night out in the city center.
Abdul Mannan (39) of Rhebogue Meadows, Dublin Road had pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting the then 19-year-old in the Castletroy area of the city on February 7, 2011.
It had been the prosecution case that the married father-of-two, who is originally from Bangladesh, assaulted the Mary Immaculate College student after she fell asleep in his taxi.
She had been socializing in the city center earlier in the night as part of the college’s Rag-week celebrations.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
The removal of Longford rugby star Derek Bannon took place last Thursday evening as tributes continued to flood in for the popular 28-year-old sportsman.
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