News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
What's been in the Irish news, around the country, this week
Anne Haugh, director of Services for Transportation, Environment and Water, in a written report, stated in 2008 there were 73 claims resulting in $1.2 million being paid out. The following year 76 claims were made and the payout came to $1.7 million.
In 2010, $3 million was paid after 96 claims were processed while in 2011, $1.7 million was paid on 119 claims. Last year there were 89 claims and $1.2 million handed over.
[Source: Clare Champion]
For one Cork man, the incentive of getting to see his team Manchester United play was all he needed to help him overcome cancer. Tom Ryan, who was diagnosed with having Hodgkin's Lymphoma five years ago, was given just six months to live when he was 22. He was then offered the chance to go watch his boyhood heroes Manchester United play, and that was the key encouragement he needed, says Tom.
"I was introduced to Dave O'Connor, who owns Suit Distributors in Cork, through family about a year ago. He had heard about my battle with cancer and that I was a huge [Manchester United] fan and he said he wanted to do something for me.
"I got a soccer ball which had been signed by the team, a letter from Sir Alex Ferguson and a program which had been signed by various former players such as Bryan Robson also."
He then got to see them play and meet some of the team which made his year.
[Source: Cork Independent]
Campaigner and member of Ireland’s Council of State, Ruairí McKiernan, is gathering information from people he meets on his tour before speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties on July 29 and 30.
Having traveled up the west coast since July 1, taking in Connemara, Inishbofin Island, Westport, Croagh Patrick, Achill Island, Belmullet, Sligo, Ballyshannon, Letterkenny, Ruairi arrived in Derry last Thursday morning.
“Derry is looking amazing at the moment and there’s such a great atmosphere around the city. The people are so friendly and welcoming and it is great to see such pride in what is truly a wonderful and special city,” he said.
He said the city had “transformed” since he last visited five years ago. “The mood is really fantastic, it look to have really turned a corner. From talking to the people, the City of Culture has given an injection of hope to Derry at the right time.”
[Source: Derry Journal]
Armed raiders targeted An Grianan Hotel in Burt in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Three men entered the premises at approximately 2:45 a.m.
One of the gang was armed with a shotgun, which they used to threaten a night porter who was on duty at the hotel.
The assailants targeted a safe and also took money from the hotel bar before leaving the scene with a significant sum of cash.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
The recently opened Tesco Extra store on the edge of Newry City has been placed on the market for a whopping $41.3 million. The store, which opened in June, is described by the property selling agents, C.B.R.E., as the dominant supermarket in the area.
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