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Both Enright and McLoughlin have friends in the Dublin crime scene, with Cabra native Enright known to associate with Alan and Wayne Bradley, who are currently serving time for conspiracy to rob a cash-in-transit van.
[Source: Evening Herald]
The local group, who organized an Enniskillen protest march on the June 17, the first day of the G8 Summit, issued a rallying call to local people.
Chairman of “Fermanagh G8 Not Welcome,” Frank Duffy, said that there are “many reasons why protesters and campaigners will join with local people on our G8 march.
“Last year, in pushing the interests of the oil and gas sector, the G8 leaders endorsed fracking. Indeed, many question whether it was a coincidence that this event has come to our county at this time,” he added.
[Source: Fermanagh Herald]
Last Thursday, supporters of the Occupy movement gathered in Eyre Square at lunchtime to mark the one-year anniversary of the camp's eviction.
Occupy Galway had maintained a presence in Eyre Square from October 2011 until their eventual eviction last May.
The commemoration event got underway at noon where a group of 20 people formed a circle and discussed various issues.
[Source: Galway Bay FM]
Students in their school uniforms braved hail, wind and driving rain in the seaside village of Blennerville to pay their respects to Donal Walsh, who lay in repose at his home last Tuesday.
Donal (16), who had terminal cancer, had appealed to young people to appreciate life. He died on Sunday, May 12, surrounded by his family.
Among the mourners at his home looking on to Tralee Bay and the Slievemish Mountains were Minister of State Kathleen Lynch and the south Kerry coroner, Terence Casey.
[Source: Irish Times]
Kildare Town is aiming to set a world record for the most people creating St. Brigid’s Crosses in one place at the one time. The attempt, on Saturday, September 21, will be part of the Solas Bhríde St. Brigid of Kildare Gathering Festival
“We are thrilled to be hosting such a significant international event here in Kildare Town” said Sr. Mary Minehan, speaking on receiving the good news from Kimberly Partrick of the Guinness Book of Records head office in London.
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
There was good and bad news for Kilkenny hurling last week.
Star attacker T.J. Reid returned to action after nearly eight months of inactivity.
However, nine-time All-Ireland medal winner Henry Shefflin injured himself after initially saying he was ready to make a return.
“I am back doing work,” Shefflin told the ’People. “It is early days yet, but I am hoping to stay moving forward.”
[Source: Kilkenny People]
The H.S.E. is denying claims that changes to the roster of the ambulance service will leave only one ambulance on duty in Portlaoise two days every week.
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