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Deputy Michael McNamara and Deputy Timmy Dooley have outlined a minority of campaigners that resorted to inappropriate language in a week when eight county councilors requested a referendum on the government’s proposed Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill.
Despite a statement from Catholic bishops that the new bill is unnecessary to ensure that women receive “the life-saving treatment they need during pregnancy,” six Oireachtas members and 24 county councilors have rowed in behind the need to provide legal clarity for the medical profession who have to intervene with terminations of the unborn.
[Source: Clare Champion]
Twenty-five Cobh residents have committed to taking legal action against the establishment of a new metal recycling facility at the former Verolme dockyard in Rushbrooke and will be personally liable for legal fees of around $79,000.
At a meeting on Tuesday night in Cobh, following expert legal opinion the Cork Harbour Alliance for Responsible Development (C.H.A.R.D.) has decided to lodge judicial review proceedings.
As a result, 25 individuals have committed to be signatories to the High Court proceedings, which will cost around $79,000.
[Source: Cork Independent]
A County Derry teenager who died after being struck by a car in Newtownstewart on Friday night, May 3, has been described as a “good-hearted lad.”
Cathal Donaghy (16), from Craigbane village, was on his way to Omagh in a mini bus for a night out with friends when the collision happened at Beltany Road, Newtownstewart about 11 p.m. on Friday. The teenager was standing outside the bus when he was struck by a car.
He was taken to Altnagelvin Hospital but died from his injuries on Saturday afternoon, May 4.
[Source: Derry Journal]
An invitation has been extended to retiring Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, to attend the 40-year anniversary celebrations of the Donegal Manchester United Supporters’ Club.
The invitation was made to the Reds’ boss some time ago and before news of his intended retirement emerged last Wednesday.
“We have sent the invite, we’re not sure now if this changes things, hopefully not, but it doesn’t change our view on him, he was simply the best,” Paddy Delap, treasurer of the club, told the Democrat.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
Staff and customers of Newry Credit Union were left traumatized following a terrifying robbery Wednesday afternoon, May 1.
Just after 2 p.m., two men entered the premises, one of whom police believe was possibly armed with a firearm, and demanded money. An eyewitness told The Examiner that one of the men jumped over the nearest cash desk to the entrance and began screaming a terrified staff to open the money drawers and hand over cash. Meanwhile, his accomplice barked orders at shocked customers who were concerned for their own safety.
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My mothers parents came from Monaghan Cody and MacNalley