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As one of the largest tourism providers in Clare, Doonbeg Golf Club has already made considerable investments in the local economy, with an ongoing commitment of $195 million and has plans for major additional investment.
[Source: Clare Champion]
Five people, including two Cork city councilors, were arrested and three young people were cautioned and removed from a protest at Bank of Ireland, Patrick Street last Wednesday.
Clr. Ted Tynan, Clr. Mick Barry, Jim O'Connell, James Hallinan and Brian Gould were all arrested under the Public Order Act during a peaceful protest when they refused to leave the branch after instruction from the Gardaí (police).
The protest was part of a national day of civil disobedience organized by Campaign Against the Household and Water Tax against the property tax on Mayday, the international day of workers.
[Source: Cork Independent]
A 44-year-old man has died hours after being recovered from the River Foyle by Foyle Search and Rescue.
Shortly after 9:30 a.m., the P.S.N.I. received a report that a man had been fallen from the Foyle Bridge into the river. Foyle Search and Rescue were alerted and recovered the man who was then taken to hospital.
Minutes after the incident, four vehicles were involved in a collision on the waterside-bound carriageway of the bridge. Police said they believe the two incidents were linked.
[Source: Derry Journal]
The Letterkenny man charged with dangerous driving causing the death of a three-year-old boy has been found not guilty.
The jury of six men and a woman took less than an hour to find Alex McDaid not guilty of dangerous driving causing the death of Patrick McDonagh.
Mr. McDaid was the driver of a bin lorry which was involved in an incident at Ballymacool, Letterkenny on February 16th, 2010, in which Patrick McDonagh was killed.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
Two men have robbed a shop in County Down.
The pair entered a business in the Hill Street area of Newry on Wednesday afternoon.
One – who may have been armed with a gun – demanded money before making off on foot in the direction of High Street.
[Source: Belfast Telegraph]
The gangster shot dead in a Dublin business park was executed by his own gang, Gardaí (police) believe.
It has also emerged that Gintaras Zelvys (43) tried to use his wife as a "human shield."
Detectives are working on the theory that the Lithuanian criminal was murdered by members of his own gang over a bitter cash dispute.
[Source: Evening Herald]
Police in Fermanagh are investigating an incident of arson at the Carlton Hotel in the Main Street area of Belleek in the early hours of Thursday morning, May 2.
Shortly before 1:30 a.m., it was reported that a window in the property was smashed and what is believed to be a petrol bomb was thrown inside.
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RE: chuck - too bad the IRA got labelled "terrorists" because they didn't wear "acceptable" soldier uniforms. Al Queda-please noteRacist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
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Aliciarose: the priests running the school probably gave him the benefit of the doubt. But when you publicly set a bad example for young people youIrish students told “No Irish Need Apply” to Chicago for summer 2014
Chuck - Any one of those could be the right one! Good one! :)