News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
What's been in the Irish news, around the country, this week
“The surgery went well and Brian remains in a stable condition in an induced coma. It is anticipated he will be kept sedated for the next few days as his progress continues to be monitored.”
[Source: Limerick Leader]
An Ardagh family had a lucky escape on Sunday morning, July 7, after a car crashed into their house.
A well-known Ardagh couple, Mary and Peter Whitney of Croshea, was asleep in the early hours of Sunday morning when a car careered off the main Ballymahon/Athlone Road and struck their home causing severe damage to both car and house.
Miraculously no one was hurt in the crash and the driver walked away from the vehicle.
[Source: Longford Leader]
A man accused of a rape over 30 years ago, appeared before Dundalk District Court two weeks ago.
The 49-year-old – who cannot be named due to reporting restrictions – is also charged with indecent assault.
The offenses, which relate to a female, are alleged to have occurred at a location in County Louth on a date unknown between June 1 and August 31, 1982.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny has described the killing of two elderly brothers in Castlebar as an “act of savagery.”
The bodies of the two men, aged 70 and 68, were discovered at their home on New Antrim Street in the town shortly after 7 a.m. last Wednesday morning. The men have been named locally as Tom and Jack Blaine.
While their deaths have been described as “suspicious,” Gardaí (police) are awaiting the results of a postmortem and an examination at the scene by State Pathologist Marie Cassidy before deciding whether it will be a murder inquiry.
However, it has been reported locally that the brothers were beaten to death, and Enda Kenny’s statement describing a “brutal and savage murder of two men that I knew well” also points in this direction.
[Source: The Mayo News]
Trim man Tony Rochford is vowing to continue his hunger strike protest against the Local Property Tax and is now on his 25th day without food.
Mr. Rochford, from Steeple Manor, said he is not feeling too bad but is “getting weaker by the day” and is suffering from low blood pressure. He began his protest on June 17, and spent from Monday, July 1, to Sunday, July 7, in Dublin protesting outside the Dail (Irish Assembly) and at O’Connell Street; but returned to his Trim home on Sunday evening as he had become very weak, He declared outside the Garden of Remembrance that he does not want medical intervention if he should go into a coma.
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
Monaghan, Wexford and Donegal have the highest per-capita number of tax defaulters, analysis of revenue data over a five-year period has found.
Monaghan recorded the highest number of tax defaulters between the start of 2008 and the end of 2012, with 1.19 cases for every 1,000 adults living in the county.
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I find it amusing that the mouthy canuck actually is stupid enough to think everyone in the US is "packing heat." Maybe you can't spell gunNatasha McShane’s family living a ‘nightmare’ as Heriberto Viramontes’ trial begins
Someone who is proud to be a Canuck is not really in any position to judge the intelligence of anyone else. Just saying.Unionists regret US envoy Haass’ call for new flag for Northern Ireland (VIDEO)
A sibling can apply for an Irish passport. Any sibling of an Irish person meaning a sibling born outside of Ireland bonehead. One really does have toNelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning its arms during 2000 talks
Eiriamach!! The IRA were fighting state terrorism and had massive support in the 70's and 80's and I am disappointed you take the side of unionism and