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
Last Wednesday night, 25-year old Texas Rose Haley O’Sullivan was crowned the 2013 Rose of Tralee.
The instigator of an outbreak of the “Harlem shake” on the Rose’s tour bus, shown earlier in the evening. In real life she’s the marketing coordinator for an industrial chemical company.
She told Daithí that her Monaghan boyfriend, who she met through Dallas G.A.A. Club, would not be repeating the first night’s public marriage proposal.
“We had a conversation about that,” she said.
[Source: Irish Times]
Rents in Offaly rose by an average of 0.5 percent in Offaly year-on-year according to figures contained in the latest Daft.ie Rental Report for Q2 2013.
The average rent advertised is now $738, and while that represents a small rise from the same time in 2012, it also represents a fall of 28 percent from the peak in 2007.
Commenting on the report, Ronan Lyons, economist with Daft.ie, said: “Demand for accommodation remains strong in urban areas, especially in Dublin. As a result, with properties shifting faster, students may feel more rushed when looking for accommodation for the year ahead. Outside Dublin, though, rents are more or less in line with the levels charged last year. This gap between Dublin and much of the rest of the country is a trend seen consistently over the last 12 to 18 months.”
[Source: Offaly Express]
The head of the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.), John Brennan, was among the guests at a Gathering event in Kilteevan, County Roscommon, on Friday night, August 16.
Along with his 93-year-old father Owen, he attended a special homecoming for people from the village and those who had left it to go elsewhere.
The team organizing the event first wrote to Mr. Brennan in January this year, but heard nothing from him. They assumed he wasn’t coming until they heard from his office on July 24 that he had accepted the invitation.
[Source: Irish Times]
Pressure on Sligo Regional Hospital should have decreased last week following the reopening of an interim emergency department at Letterkenny Hospital.
Two weeks ago, the H.S.E. issued a statement suggesting that emergency and self-referrals from south Leitrim should attend Cavan General Hospital instead of Sligo. Sligo Regional Hospital was providing emergency services following the flooding disaster at Letterkenny Hospital. As a result of this, Sligo Hospital was treating up to 100 extra patients a day.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
Nenagh is to get a new indoor market at Shannon Development Enterprise Centre on Stafford Street, beside Arrabawn Co-Op. The market is set to open on Saturday, September 7.
According to its organizers, it is being set-up to continue the great tradition that Nenagh has as a market town and will enable local traders, food producers and crafts people to have a regular outlet for their products and services, and to provide an opportunity for local start-up businesses.
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