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Fianna Fáil held a public meeting in Sligo last week on reform of the Common Agriculture Policy (C.A.P.) and the challenges facing the farming sector in the North West region.
The meeting, hosted by local Senator Marc MacSharry and the Fianna Fáil Agriculture Spokesperson Éamon Ó Cuív, took place at 8 p.m. last Thursday, January 31, at the Glasshouse Hotel.
Representatives of all the major farming groups were in attendance.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
Last Wednesday’s $14.4 million winning lottery ticket was bought in Thurles, County Tipperary
Excited speculation is filling the cathedral town as it’s emerged that the jackpot’s winning lotto ticket was bought in local newsagent Scanlan’s, in Liberty Square, Thurles Co. Tipperary. There was just one overall winner. National media and reporters from all over the country have descended on 61 Liberty Square, with passersby being quizzed as to who they think scooped the jackpot. Balloons are festooned around the shop in celebration.
Manager Vincent Scanlan said there was great excitement in the shop, but declined to speculate on who the lucky winner might be. “I’d be guessing it’s somebody local because 90 percent of my trade are local. But I cannot say it’s somebody local.”
[Source: Tipperary Star]
Congratulations to former student of Integrated College Dungannon (I.C.D.), Colin Morgan, winner of the "Best Drama Performance" Award at the National Television Awards.
Colin received the award for his role as "Merlin" in the hit B.B.C. television series and drew more votes than performances by Sherlock's Benedict Cumberatch, Doctor Who's Matt Smith and Daniel May, who played Ronnie Biggs in I.T.V.'s Mrs. Biggs.
Colin studied at Integrated College Dungannon from 1997 until 2002, winning the "Denis Rooney Associates Cup" for best overall student in Year 10.
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
An 18-year-old female was rushed to Waterford Regional Hospital after she was stabbed in the abdomen during the early hours of Sunday morning, January 27.
Gardaí (police) in Waterford received a call at approximately 6:20 a.m. on Sunday morning to say there was a large row in Kenure Park, Powerscourt. On arrival, they found a female with a large stab wound to her abdomen. The wound is believed to have been almost 8 inches in length.
[Source: Waterford News & Star]
Two friends from Mullingar, Dara Coyne and Brendan Brady, are among the winners of the YouTube Next How-to Guru competition. The pair have been named as one of the top 15 “How to” channels on YouTube and were the only winning entrant from Ireland. They will now receive a private Google+ workshop series from industry experts and YouTube staff, $4,000 worth of production equipment and promotion on YouTube.
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