News from around the 32 counties of Ireland, week of August 24 2013
What's been in the Irish news, around the country, this week
For the past two years, staff-members at the City Archives and the history department of Mary Immaculate College have been transcribing thousands of handwritten records of those buried in the cemetery.
The records include the name, age, address and grave location of those laid to rest.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
A man in his early 30s died when the car he was driving hit a bridge wall on a minor road at Esker South, near Ballinalee on Saturday morning, August 17.
The car was discovered around 6 a.m. on Saturday, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was a native of Dublin but had been living in North Longford for a number of years. Granard Gardaí (police) are investigating the incident, and forensic collision investigators attended the scene on Saturday morning.
[Source: Longford Leader]
While the cycle-lanes have attracted untold vitriol from the public since they arrived a year-and-a-half ago, one Dundalk cyclist believes there is an anti-cyclist rhetoric to much of the debate.
In fact Nada Williams believes that the public anger has grown disproportionately thanks to rabblerousing by both online and traditional media.
“What else could they have done I ask people,” says Nadia, speaking to the Democrat.
“The town engineer has addressed this, if motorists adhered to the law, there wouldn’t be a difficulty.”
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
The contractor, who is in a dispute with Shell over the delivery of a large consignment of alcohol to Belmullet Garda (Police) Station before Christmas 2007, now claims the multinational oil giant paid it to deliver more “modest” quantities of alcohol to the station in 2005 and 2006.
Shell, however, “unequivocally rejects O.S.S.L.’s allegations regarding delivery at any time of alcohol to An Garda Síochána.” In a statement last Monday, the company said such “actions would constitute a serious breach of the Shell Group’s long established business principles and code of conduct to which [Shell] fully commits in the conduct of its operations.”
It reiterated the fact that it had carried out an inquiry and there was “no evidence” to support such claims and that the only gift-giving practice they engaged in for a time was ”modestly priced Christmas hampers” to locals and business suppliers.
[Source: The Mayo News]
An exhibition of the work of Michael Farrell, the Kells native artist, opened in Solstice Arts Centre last Thursday. It was opened by Pat Moylan, chairperson of the Arts Council.
Farrell studied St. Martin’s School of Art, London, and Colchester College of Art from 1956 to 1960. His early work is characterized by a hard-edge abstractionism that combines geometric and organic forms, often in bright, neon colours. The civil unrest particularly the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings of 1972-1974, led Farrell’s work away from abstract formalism, and later figurative works that showcase his skills as a draughtsman are predominately concerned with the impulse to re-establish and redefine an Irish identity through political allegory and comment. His powerful “Madonna Irlanda” series (1976-77) rendered Ireland in the role of a mistress based on Louisa O'Murphy, the 18th-century mistress of Louis XV.
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
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IC has screwed up again. Sorry Dompedro but that is my comment on Dec10,2013,0146 pm est. I wish that IC could correct these mistakes.