News from around the 32 counties of Ireland, Oct 13 2013
What's been in the Irish news, around the country, this week
A community worker could have “burned in her bed” following an early morning arson attack on her Springfarm home, the Antrim Guardian can reveal.
Some semblance of normality had returned to the estate in recent months following a wave of attacks on people, houses and cars – but things remain tense.
[Source: Antrim Guardian]
An elderly lady is recovering from her ordeal after her home was targeted by thieves early on Friday afternoon, October 4.
The pensioner, aged in her 80s, was in her home on the Blayney Road, Newtownhamilton, when two burglars forced their way into the property.
Luckily, a passer-by noticed the suspicious activity and immediately alerted police who arrived on the scene shortly afterwards. He managed to detain one of the burglars until police arrived. The second suspect was subsequently apprehended nearby.
Police said a 28-year-old man and his 15-year-old accomplice were arrested shortly after the incident was reported around 4:30 p.m., and thanked the member of the public for his “quick thinking and brave actions.”
[Source: Examiner Newspaper]
A local woman who was so impressed with last year’s Mensana Fest that it spurred her into getting involved with Carlow Mental Health Association is now encouraging others to come out and experience this year’s event.
The mental health festival started on Sunday, October 6, and ran to the following Saturday.
Christine Davis from Carlow Town attended last year’s festival and was moved to be part of the organization that she believes “is working so passionately on promoting a positive attitude towards mental health.”
[Source: Carlow Nationalist]
Gardaí (police) have said the missing man at the center of an alleged abduction from outside a housing estate in Virginia has been located "safe and well."
Gardaí in Cavan began last Wednesday continuing their investigation and seeking the public’s assistance following an alleged abduction of a man in the east of the county on Tuesday afternoon, October 8.
The abducted man, named as Richard O’Donovan (31) of Virginia, Cavan, was driving his Blue/Grey B.M.W. 3 series car at the entrance to the Swiftbrook Glen Estate at 3:30 p.m. last Tuesday when it was rammed by a silver B.M.W. X5 four-wheel drive.
It is understood the occupants of the four-wheel drive then dragged Mr. O’Donovan from his car before bundling him into the B.M.W. X5 jeep and driving out of the estate making their escape from the area. It is understand from Garda reports that Mr. O’Donovan had only been living in Virginia for a number of months, and that he is originally from Navan, County Meath.
[Source: The Anglo Celt]
The body of a man who fell into the sea while fishing in County Clare on Sunday, October 6, has been recovered.
Naval divers recovered the body of the 42-year-old Latvian man at around 11:30 a.m. at Ballyreen near Fanore.
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