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
Residents at St. Fiacre’s Place expressed their anger and frustration last week as Kilkenny Borough Council began to cut out chunks of the area’s green space to make way for parking bays.
The large central patch of grass and trees has been used for decades as a play area for children and a common area for the whole local community. Recently, it was used to host a special mass for 300 people to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the houses’ blessing.
A J.C.B. and several council workers arrived last Wednesday morning and began to remove large parts of the green. They intend to put in four parking bays, each big enough for three cars.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
An inquiry into a hospital doctor accused of reading an X-ray upside down and other misconduct allegations in Portlaoise’s hospital has been halted as the medic claims he cannot return to Ireland.
The Medical Council is investigating Dr. Vincent Osunkwo, who, it is also claimed, tried to cut open a patient’s hand with a scalpel in order to insert a tube during his time at the Midland’s Regional Hospital Portlaoise in 2009.
However, the Fitness-to-Practice inquiry into 13 allegations of misconduct and/or poor practice has had to be delayed because of his nonattendance.
Dr. Osunkwo is understood to be in his native Nigeria. He has not responded to contact since July 2013.
[Source: Leinster Express]
Carrick-on-Shannon Gardaí (police) were forced to call for reinforcements from other areas after a fight erupted on a hired bus returning from a stag in Bundoran.
The driver of the bus was forced to pull over on the bypass at Townparks, Carrick-on-Shannon in the early hours of Sunday morning, September 8, after a fight broke out between some of the passengers.
The altercation quickly escalated until nearly two-thirds of the men on board were involved in the fight.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
A swingers’ club in Limerick City is hoping to tap into the success of the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival – a poster for the adult club is displayed in a chipper in the West Clare town.
Advertising weekly swingers’ parties at the Eastway Business Park, Crossagalla, Limerick, the poster describes i-kandie.ie as being “Ireland’s only real swingers’ club venue, for your imagination and pleasure.”
When the Leader rang the mobile number advertised on the poster – under the guise of an interested punter – the man who answered explained that over 30 people enjoy the use of the facilities on any given night.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
Gardaí (police) are trying to determine whether road conditions may have played a part in a fatal car crash in Kildare that claimed the life of a County Cavan man on Sunday morning, September 8.
The man, from the Arva area, was killed when his Peugeot hatchback collided with a ditch before turning over into a dyke on the Clane to Kilcock Road, four miles outside Clane.
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