News from around the 32 counties of Ireland, week of August 4 2013
What's been in the Irish news, around the country, this week
An Antrim woman who nearly died after a can of instant spray tan caused her to stop breathing has urged people to take extra care when using fake tanning products.
Keleigh Nicholl had applied the product to her mum's lower legs in preparation for a family wedding before the Twelfth holidays in July.
The 20-year-old returned to her home in Woodlawn, Ballycraigy a short time later after feeling “a bit queasy” and as she made her way through her front door, she collapsed onto the sofa and stopped breathing.
Luckily Keleigh's younger brother was nearby with friends and called at her house to use the bathroom a short time later.
[Source: Antrim Guardian]
Silverbridge and the wider south Armagh community is mourning the loss of one of its eldest and most respected citizens.
Pat Murphy, from the townland of Carnally, passed away peacefully in Daisy Hill Hospital on Saturday, July 27, surrounded by his loving family.
Having reached the ripe age of 94, Pat was well-liked and hugely respected throughout the area. Until recently the sprightly nonagenarian remained very independent, still driving and continuing to work with his sons in the family firm on a regular basis. Indeed, his agility and exemplary work ethic put many, a fraction of his age, to shame. As head of the family’s construction company, he was an integral part of its daily enterprise, overseeing projects with his familiar and easy manner.
[Source: Examiner Newspaper]
Gardaí (police) have arrested the father of two young County Carlow brothers found dead in Co. Mayo earlier last week.
Sanjeev Chada (43) was detained after being discharged from Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar last Wednesday afternoon.
The bodies of five-year-old Ruairi and 10-year-old Eoghan were discovered in the boot of their father's car on Monday, July 29.
He was taken to Westport Garda Station for questioning.
[Source: Irish Examiner]
The leisure center at the Breffni Arms Hotel in Arva was gutted by a fire that broke out at around 1:30 a.m. last Monday morning.
The flames engulfed the roof and caused some structural damage. The alarm was raised when it was observed that there was smoke coming for the Leisure Complex area, which is near to the dance floor area.
Fire crews from Killeshandra, Ballyconnell, Belturbet, Ballyjamesduff and Cavan worked all night to get the blaze under control. They prevented the fire from spreading to the hotel area.
[Source: The Anglo Celt]
A suspicious approach to an 11-year-old child by an elderly man driving a van has last week sparked a Garda (police) investigation, with the public being asked to remain vigilant.
The incident occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 29, in the Clarecastle area when a young boy was walking home. He was approached by a man driving a van. The man is described as Irish and in his 70s. He pulled up alongside the child and asked the boy if he wanted sweets, but no attempt was made to abduct the child.
[Source: Clare Champion]
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