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On March 16 at 11 a.m., runners, joggers and walkers will gather at the Cliffs of Moher for a five-mile trek to remember Nicholas and also to raise funds for the first-aid room and the neo-natal unit of the Mid-Western Regional Maternity Hospital. Among them will be Delia and Kelly, who will travel from their home in Phoenix.
[Source: Clare Champion]
It is believed that a former public representative remains in Garda (police) custody after he allegedly tried to hire a hit-man to murder a number of people.
Gardaí in Gurranabraher arrested the man on suspicion of conspiracy to murder last Thursday morning in the Cork area. The male is in his late 30s.
He is currently detained at Gurranabraher Garda Station under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007, which allows Gardaí to detain suspects for up to seven days.
[Source: Cork Independent]
S.D.L.P. Derry City Councilor Jimmy Carr has unreservedly apologized last Friday for remarks he made about a fellow councilor’s Scottish accent.
He said: “I want to unreservedly apologize to Clr. Eric McGinley for my rash and insensitive remarks.
I will be offering my apology in person to Clr. McGinley [on Friday]. I regret that I did not take the opportunity to retract the words I used in Facebook earlier.”
[Source: Derry Journal]
Up to eight women a day are being advertised for prostitution online everyday in Donegal, according to the Immigrant Council of Ireland.
Local T.D.S. and senators are being called upon to help to speed up a review of the laws on prostitution following the revelation.
The call by members of the I.C.A., Macra Na Feirme, many trade unions, Chambers Ireland and the Immigrant Council of Ireland comes as hearings by the Dáil Justice Committee on the issue come to an end.
Denise Charlton, chief executive of the Immigrant Council said: “After years of campaigning and several months of Dáil (Irish Parliament) hearings the truth is now plain for everyone to see. Irish and foreign criminal gangs are using prostitution as a low risk, high profit crime to line their pockets in Donegal and across the country.”
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
The socialist republican party, éirígí, has condemned the re-arrest of its spokesman, Newry man Stephen Murney, from Maghaberry prison on Wednesday morning, February 20.
Murney appeared at Banbridge Magistrates Court sitting in Newry, where he was charged with collecting information likely to be of use to terrorists, possession of articles for use in terror and aiding and abetting criminal damage.
Mr. Murney was already being held at Maghaberry Prison on previous charges of collecting information likely to be of use to terrorists when he was released into police custody for further questioning on Wednesday.
[Source: Examiner Newspaper]
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