News from around the 32 counties of Ireland, Oct 13 2013
What's been in the Irish news, around the country, this week
It is believed the man, who lived in County Roscommon, was washed into the sea while fishing for mackerel with friends.
The search operation involved the coast guard, navy and Gardaí (police).
[Source: RTE News]
Cork restaurants led the charge against the planned rise in V.A.T. in last week's budget, with a Twitter protest last Wednesday evening.
According to Richard Jacob, who runs Café Idaho on Caroline Street, the planned 50 percent increase in V.A.T. "is not just a tax on restaurants and the hospitality industry, but it means we have to put up the price of everything.
"We haven't put up our prices for two years because we know we can't – people just don't have the money for it so we have absorbed the rise in prices of cheese, energy, lots of things. Every hospitality business will have to charge more.”
[Source: Cork Independent]
Creggan Councilor Kevin Campbell said that he hoped supply would be restored last Wednesday night to hundreds of homes in Creggan left without water after a pipe burst.
He said: “Both Colly Kelly and I have been inundated with phone calls from early morning from residents in the new development of Ballymagowan, Circular Road, and Creggan Heights to say the water in their homes was off. I contacted N.I. Water who sent an engineer to the scene.
“Councilor Kelly also went to the scene and spoke to N.I. Water officials, who informed him that a burst pipe was the source of the problem and it was a major job. It was fixed around 3 p.m., but burst again shortly afterwards. Hundreds of homes have been without water for an entire day and there is low water pressure in other areas of Creggan.”
[Source: Derry Journal]
A new treasure trove – archive recordings of Irish speakers including men from Donegal – has just been launched.
A German professor, Dr. Wilhelm Doegen, came to Ireland 85 years ago and recorded the Irish language wherever it was still spoken.
In all, 136 speakers in 17 counties recorded 400 stories, songs, prayers, charms and parables between 1928 and 1931.
One of the main centers for recording was the courthouse in Letterkenny, and men from all parts of Donegal traveled there to take part in the project.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
The families of County Down women, Marion Graham and Cathy Dinsmore, have finally attained a “degree of closure” after 24-year-old Recep Cetin was found guilty of their murders two weeks ago.
The two women were stabbed to death in a frenzied attack while on holiday in Turkey in August 2011. Their bodies were found in a wood on the outskirts of the city of Izmir.
Ms. Graham was stabbed 17 times in the attack, and Ms. Dinsmore suffered 35 stab wounds.
[Source: Examiner Newspaper]
The name “Priory Hall” is to be dropped from the infamous firetrap development once Dublin City Council assumes control of the complex and makes it safe under a proposed government deal to resolve the debacle.
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