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
The aim is to provide a broad mix of professional and amateur traders, who benefit and support each other, and provide the local community with a real opportunity to support the growth of local business and local jobs.
[Source: Tipperary Star]
A teenage girl has died from her injuries following a two-vehicle crash on the main Cookstown to Omagh Road on Wednesday, August 14.
Charly-Jean Thompson (15) was a passenger in a B.M.W. car that was involved in an accident on the Drum Road, near Kildress, shortly after 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday.
A black pick-up vehicle was also involved in the accident, which occurred at the junction of the Lower Kildress and Pomeroy road.
It is believed that Thompson, from Cookstown, suffered serious internal and head injuries. Two young men in the B.M.W. and a man in his 50s driving the pick-up, all from Cookstown, were injured. Two are being treated in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. They include a 17-year-old male who is in a serious condition.
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
A blaze at South East Port Services was said to have been “largely brought under control.”
Nine crews from Waterford City, Dunmore East, Tramore and Thomastown attended at the scene after they were notified of a fire at a storage facility shortly before 10 a.m. last Wednesday.
A spokesperson for the fire service said a quantity of diesel was involved in the blaze, but most of the materials are organic materials such as plastics. Gardaí (police) evacuated the facility and put a 200-meter exclusion zone in place. The N29 Link Road has been closed to traffic.
[Source: Waterford News & Star]
Mullingar doctor Michael Donovan departed for Tanzania two weeks ago as part of a new health volunteering project with international development organization, V.S.O. Ireland.
Michael, who has been a consultant in general medicine and gastroenterology in the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar since 1987, will be working alongside other health volunteers from around the world as an internal medicine specialist in the St. Francis Referral Hospital in Ifakara in south-central Tanzania. He is participating in a new type of V.S.O. placement spending two weeks in Tanzania four times a year for three years.
Michael will play a critical role in training and mentoring student doctors and doctors in training to develop their skill sets with the objective of improving the standard of care they provide.
[Source: Westmeath Examiner]
The manager of Enniscorthy Greyhound Track has denied claims that a dog was left to rot in one of the kennels there.
His denial came after reports that greyhound racing chiefs launched an investigation into an injured dog that was put down and left in a kennel for a week before being properly disposed.
Welfare officers from the Irish Greyhound Board (I.G.B.) say they are aware of the incident, which is alleged to have occurred at Enniscorthy racetrack in June.
[Source: Wexford Echo]
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I think Fran da man is suggesting what Timothy Leary proposed way back in the 60s. Tune in - turn on - drop out - maan! After over a half century in m4,000 Irish social welfare letters encourage young people to emigrate
Social abortion. If true, what they're really saying to young people is that employers whom the Government principally represent prefer cheaper import