News from around the 32 counties of Ireland, week of Sept 15 2013
What's been in the Irish news, around the country, this week
The crew-members of Antrim Lough Neagh Rescue begged Antrim Borough Council to throw them a lifeline last week when they met to discuss the deep rift threatening to pull the group under.
With the prevailing winds making the waters off Antrim some of the most perilous on the lough, it was decided back in 2009 that it was high time it had a station of its own to protect the steady stream of thriller seekers flocking to the waterway.
At first everything went swimmingly for the 26 tireless volunteers. Buoyed up with council support and the promise of significant financial backing from G.R.O.W. it seemed that a life-saving station was within their grasp.
[Source: Antrim Guardian]
Members of the local community have paid tribute to the inspirational Biddy Kaufmann, who passed away two weeks ago at the ripe old age of 100.
The active centenarian has left a lasting legacy throughout the local area due to her tireless community work and commitment to voluntary services over the years.
Even as recently as May, the older people’s champion was voicing her concerns over the possibility of her beloved Cloughreagh House being closed. Having lived for 58 years in America, Mrs. Kauffmann had returned to her native Meigh along with her American-born husband a number of years ago. After her husband died, she sold her house and came to live in Cloughreagh House as she “didn‘t want to be on her own, especially at night.”
[Source: Examiner Newspaper]
A hit comedy by “Stones in his Pockets” author Marie Jones, starring actor Tara Lynne O’Neil, visited the G.B. Shaw last Thursday.
“Fly me to the Moon” is on a two-month tour of Ireland and receiving rave reviews.
Author Marie Jones has already written two of the most successful plays ever produced in Ireland. “Stones in his Pockets” won an Olivier Award for best comedy during its long run on London’s West End and later transferred to Broadway in New York.
[Source: Leinster Express]
The estranged husband of tragic Bailieborough woman and mother-of-four Patricia Kierans has been charged with her murder at a special sitting of Cavan District Court last Wednesday.
The court heard from Bailieborough Detective Garda (Police) Sergeant Anne-Marie Lardiner that Mr. Kierans (56) was arrested on Thomas Street in the town at 3:20 a.m. on the morning of Friday, September 6, and held under the Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act at Bailieborough Garda Station.
Mr. Kierans did not speak through the 15-minute hearing.
When arrested with the suspected murder and use of a firearm at 31 Drumbannon, Bailieborough, County Cavan, on Thursday, September 5, he was cautioned, and he replied: “I will admit. I’m sorry.”
[Source: The Anglo Celt]
Clare have requested their All-Ireland final replay with Cork be brought forward by at least one hour after the G.A.A. confirmed a 5 p.m. throw-in for September 28.
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