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Aughnacliffe native Jim Curran was a key figure in the protests surrounding the recent death of Margaret Thatcher.
Within hours of Ms. Thatcher’s death, Mr. Curran, who was a neighbor of Ms. Thatcher’s, made his way to her house with two posters. The first alleged that Ms. Thatcher supported state terrorism; the other claimed that Ms. Thatcher was an anti-Irish racist.
“I decided to revenge Thatcher’s policy towards our patriots the Hunger Strikers, which was described by former German Chancellor Helmut Khol as ‘amazing, so cold so callous’.”
Mr. Curran, who is chairman of the Irish Civil Rights Association, also played a key role in “the Wake,” which was carried out on the Saturday after Ms. Thatcher’s death. “The Wake,” which took place in Trafalgar Square, London lasted from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
[Source: Longford Leader]
Dundalk bodybuilder Darren Donnelly was lucky enough to meet W.W.E. wrestler Kane two weeks ago.
Kane, who is a Spanish-born American professional wrestler currently signed with W.W.E., where he is a co-holder of the W.W.E. Tag Team Championship.
Darren, who competed in the National Irish Bodybuilding Championship, met Kane in Dublin on his W.W.E. tour.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
A jury returned a verdict of death by misadventure on Thursday, May 2, at the inquest into the death of Patrick (Paraic) O’Donnell (39) with an address of 3, St. Fionnan’s Close, Achill Sound, Achill Island.
Mr. O’Donnell, a carpenter by trade and a single father with one daughter, was involved in an altercation with security staff at Cox’s Bar in Castlebar after he was asked to leave the premises in the early hours of June 7.
C.C.T.V. footage at the inquest showed a dispute between Mr. O’Donnell and one of the bouncers, during which Mr. O’Donnell attacked the bouncer and was then wrestled to the ground by two security men until Gardaí (police) arrived, arrested him and he was taken in a patrol car to Castlebar Garda Station. He was unresponsive when the car reached the Garda station, had no pulse and was pronounced dead less than an hour later at Mayo General Hospital. The inquest heard conflicting evidence as to whether or not Mr. O’Donnell was responsive when arrested by Gardaí outside Cox’s.
[Source: The Mayo News]
Students from Eureka Secondary School, Kells, have been named the Young Social Innovators of the Year 2013.
Their project “Bring Organ Donation into Education,” aims to educate teenagers about the option of organ donation before they leave secondary school.
Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy, chairperson and co-founder, Young Social Innovators and Anne O’Leary, C.E.O. of Vodafone Ireland, presented the winning students with their awards at a special ceremony following the 12th Young Social Innovators Annual Showcase, which was supported by the Vodafone Ireland Foundation.
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
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