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 35-year-old was only minutes away from reaching his intended destination when tragedy struck just before 9:30 a.m.
[Source: Longford Leader]
Residents in the Castletown Road area have raised their concerns regarding a derelict building being used by local drug addicts.
Two concerned residents, Matthew English and Darren Taaffe, investigated the den at the site a of the old Rice’s Shop.
Inside they found silver wrapping and empty packets of prescription drugs piled high. Addicts are clearly using the site to smoke and inject heroin.
“It wasn’t a huge shock,” says Matthew. “We had seen a gang of people, men and women, going in and out of the shop. They would come out onto the street and you would see they were completely senseless.”
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
Westport held on to its gold medal in the 2013 National Tidy Towns award. The winners were announced last Monday with overall award going to Moynalty in County Meath.
The Meath town took the title scoring 316 points and Westport was not far behind achieving 314 points picking up the gold medal award, as well as the regional and county awards.
Other areas in Mayo achieving impressive results were Murrisk and Belmullet receiving silver medals and Castlebar, which took bronze.
[Source: The Mayo News]
Navan Town Council is to express the sympathies of the people of Navan to actor Pierce Brosnan, on the recent passing of his daughter, Charlotte.
At the council meeting two weeks ago, Clrs. Anton McCabe and Phil Brennan proposed sending a letter to the actor, saying Pierce Brosnan has been a great ambassador for Navan since he was awarded the freedom of the town in 1999.
Mother-of-two Charlotte Brosnan (42) died from ovarian cancer in late June, the same disease which killed her mother, Cassandra Harris, in 1991.
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
The Irish beef processing firm at the heart of the horsemeat scandal has begun legal proceedings against a Polish supplier for sending it tainted beef.
A.B.P. said Food Service supplied meat to its Silvercrest Foods factory in County Monaghan. The plant made beef burgers for Tesco that tests showed to contain 29 percent horsemeat.
A.B.P. also announced on Thursday that it had reached a financial settlement with the Cheshire-based trading company Norwest Foods for supplying Silvercrest with beef that contained horsemeat.
[Source: The Guardian]
“Our Unfenced Country,” one of the Galway Film Centre/RTÉ 2013 shorts commenced shooting in Offaly two weekends ago. It is written and directed by Niamh Heery and produced by Eric Dolan and Swansong Films.
The film is being shot in the boglands of Lough Boora in County Offaly, and concerns a young woman, played by Róisín Murphy (lead actress, What Richard Did) who is released from prison and starts working on the bog railway with Edward (played by Pascal Scott, known for playing Sgt. Dick O’Toole in RTÉ’s “Killinaskully”), an elderly worker who is in love with the myth and literature of the bog.
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