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He detailed how Garda (police) undercover operations had yielded results in relation to drugs, crime and car break-ins.
There have been 10 thefts from cars parked in Bunratty in the first five months of this year, sparking a warning to be extra vigilant in the county’s top tourism spots.
Of the 148 burglaries from January 1 to May 20, 64, or 43 percent, were in the Ennis area; 19, or 13 percent of burglaries, were in Shannon; and the remaining 65, or 44 percent, were reported across the rest of the county. In the same time period there were a total of 72 thefts from vehicles, 29 of which took place in Ennis; 15 in Shannon and the remaining 28 throughout the county.
[Source: Clare Champion]
Adopted Corkman Denis Carré captured the world's attention two weeks ago when he attended the Cannes Film Festival as South Korean singer Psy, and he hopes to gain worldwide musical approval this week when he releases his first single.
“Electro-Kudro” is the single to be released this week by Psy impersonator, Denis Carré, who has been living in Cork for the past 10 years, and featured as the Cork Independent Profile in 2010.
Mr. Carre has been working as a lookalike since December last year, but catapulted to fame after attending the Cannes Film Festival as the South Korean singer-songwriter.
[Source: Cork Independent]
A renewed call has been made to have City of Derry Airport renamed to commemorate the city’s historic links to aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.
Sinn Féin Councilor Elisha McCallion brought the proposal before Derry City Council last year, but it was rejected by the S.D.L.P. and the unionist parties.
Now, Clr. McCallion has made a fresh call to have the council-owned facility renamed following the renewed interest generated as a result of last month’s anniversary of Ms. Earhart’s record-breaking transatlantic flight.
[Source: Derry Journal]
A 66-year-old father-of-three has been jailed for over two years after he pleaded guilty to a series of sexual offenses on three sisters.
Last Wednesday’s sitting of Donegal Circuit Court heard how the offenses took place over an eight-year period.
Frank McHugh, Narin, Portnoo, a former employee with Bord na Móna, who was described as “retired,” pleaded guilty to a total of 17 counts of sexual assault on the three sisters between October 1977 and November 1985.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
Local florist, Siobhan Hughes, has notched up another terrific result, scooping a silver medal in the Junior Florist of the Year category at the Chelsea Flower Show two weeks ago.
No stranger to the prestigious competition, having claimed a bronze medal last year in the Young Florist of the Year awards, Siobhan is thrilled to have gone one step further this year to come home with a coveted silver award.
On Tuesday, May 21, the 25-year-old from Lisseraw impressed the Chelsea judges with her beautiful arrangement based on the theme of a never-ending circle.
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