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Electoral area chairman Bill Chambers told the meeting that a recent letter sent to the stakeholders, establishing their interest in remaining involved in the task force, had not elicited a single response.
“That’s sad,” Councilor Christy Curtin replied. “We had a full day of a task force review on September 14, 2012. I don’t know what has happened, the report, it hasn’t been made public. We all got a copy of it but I think it should be made public and I think we should join with the community and get on with phase two of the project,” he urged.
[Source: Clare Champion]
A fight that took place between two teenage girls is being investigated by Gardaí (police) in Cork. The fight, which was prearranged, took place in Kinvara Estate in Ballyvolane on Friday, February 15, between two girls who are believed to be from both the north and south sides of the city.
Several videos of the fight were uploaded to video sharing site YouTube, although they have all since been deleted as such content contravenes YouTube’s terms and conditions. The videos show the two girls fighting and surrounded by a large group of about 200 teenagers. The disturbing footage shows the two girls pulling each other’s hair, as well as one of them kicking the other in the head.
[Source: Cork Independent]
The grieving family of a Derry man who died just hours after he was assaulted in the city center has appealed for the public’s help in tracing his final movements.
Terry McCartney’s body was discovered at his John Street flat at 10 a.m. on February 5.
Earlier that morning, at 2:50 a.m., Mr. McCartney was involved in an altercation with a group of men at Shipquay Gate, during which he was punched to the ground.
Police later said they were not treating his death as suspicious following the results of a post-mortem analysis.
However, the 42-year-old’s heartbroken mother, Margaret, is urging members of the public to come forward with any information that can “help me come to terms with my son’s death.”
[Source: Derry Journal]
Shay Given hasn’t given up on his dream of keeping goal for Donegal’s inter-county footballers.
The Aston Villa goalkeeper was a spectator at Celtic’s Champions League draw against Juventus on Tuesday night, February 12, alongside Donegal manager Jim McGuinness.
“I’ve gotten to know him through the Donegal football team goalkeeping coach — Pat Shovlin — who said Jim would like to meet up with me at the Juventus game,” Given write in his column in The Sunday Sun.
“So we met up in Glasgow and it was a really good night despite the result against Juventus. I enjoyed his company and we spoke a lot about sport. He’s an intelligent guy who’s really passionate about sport and it was interesting to hear his slant on various things.”
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
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