News from around the 32 counties of Ireland, Oct 13 2013
What's been in the Irish news, around the country, this week
The accused, who was charged over the incident two weeks ago, had been placed on suicide watch and was under protection at Castlerea.
It is alleged he raped each of the two girls – who are aged six and nine – twice at an address in Athlone, Co. Westmeath, on September 28.
[Source: Irish Mirror]
Minor upgrading works commenced in the emergency department at Sligo Regional Hospital on Monday, September 30.
Commenting on the works, Grainne McCann, general manager, said, “The upgrading works will involve creating a dedicated treatment and waiting area for children, an improved minor injuries area and an additional reception area.”
The works are due to be completed in December.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
Killenaule man Michael Cleere was co-opted to fill a Labour Council seat at this month’s meeting of South Tipperary County Council. The seat was left vacant last March by the departure of Bobby Fitzgerald.
Clr. Cleere was proposed by Clr. Seanie Lonergan and seconded by Clr. Eddie O’Meara last Monday. Michael was described as a “stalwart and reliable life-long Labour man” by Clr. Lonergan.
Clr. Cleere was unsuccessful when he contested the Labour seat in the Fethard area of South Tipperary County Council in the last local elections. It‘s understood he will campaign again next year to retain the seat. He is well known around Killenaule for his work as a bus driver with the local day care center, and work with the elderly. Four candidates put their names forward during the co-option process, with Clr. Cleere emerging victorious with the most votes by proportional representation.
[Source: Tipperary Star]
Three incidents involving arson and criminal damage in two neighboring housing estates in the Monrush area of Cookstown are being investigated by police.
All the incidents occurred on Sunday morning, October 6.
Detectives in the area are appealing for information following an arson attack on a house in the Princess Avenue area in the early hours of Sunday.
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
Two women have appeared before the Central Criminal Court in Waterford and admitted being involved in the killing of a 60-year-old man in the city last April. Meanwhile, a man has gone on trial for murder.
Both 40-year-old Michelle Hynes, of no fixed abode, and 39-year-old Johanna Kelly, also of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty last Wednesday morning to the manslaughter of Joe O’Brien.
Patrick Keating (49), formerly of Moyne House, Grattan Quay, Waterford, pleaded not guilty in court to Mr. O’Brien’s murder, but said he was guilty of manslaughter.
[Source: Waterford News & Star]
A doctor based in the Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar, Dr. Siobhán Neville, speaks out about why strike action was taken around the country last Wednesday.
"The reasons for today’s strike are twofold.
- An open letter in strong defence of capitalism.
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- Gay teacher fired from Catholic school after...
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- Irish drugs mule to escape full trial and...
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- Nelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning.
- Irish radio presenter suspended after anti-Isra
You can now play with little white balls for freeIrish drugs mule to escape full trial and benefit from early release in Peru
Ah there we go again people accused of drug smuggling now need a new hair style-?-that is an interesting sociological thought--one wonders about the bGay wedding cakes latest target of anti-gay bigots
Unusually stupid even if you disapprove it is against the law to discriminate against anyone if you are holding yourself out as a shop open to the pubGay teacher fired from Catholic school after applying for same-sex marriage license
Yes, it's interesting that living "an authentic life" means marriage for heterosexual couples and it means never marrying and living a life-