News from around the 32 counties of Ireland, week of September 1st 2013
What's been in the Irish news, around the country, this week
A senior loyalist has demanded an investigation into how a live bullet was delivered to his Antrim home – in an envelope without a stamp.
Ken Wilkinson, the south Antrim chairman of the Progressive Unionist Party, has received hate mail and death threats in the past but he admits that he was “stunned” when the latest arrived on Friday morning, August 23.
The local man, an outspoken critic of the godfathers behind the local drugs trade, was out walking his dog shortly before 10 a.m. on Friday morning when he spotted his postman strolling along the lane – and he had a letter for the community leader.
[Source: Antrim Guardian]
A young Crossmaglen woman can look forward to a rosy future in her chosen career of professional floristry after landing a job with a prestigious London florist.
Siobhan Hughes was made an offer “that was too good to refuse” when she was contacted by the prestigious Neill Strain Floral Couture, based in Belgravia, London.
Having won a silver medal in the Junior Florist of the Year contest at the Chelsea Flower Show earlier this year, Siobhan’s talent was recognized by Mr. Strain, one of the most influential florists in the business, and she was invited to visit his boutique.
[Source: Examiner Newspaper]
A dog that viciously attacked a Carlow woman so badly that Gardaí (police) applied to have it put down has just attacked another woman and bitten off her finger. The dog, an American Akita, is now in the care of the D.S.P.C.A. and was being walked by a handler recently when it went out of control.
“The dog was being exercised by a handler at the D.S.P.C.A. when it suddenly took off, dragging her along the ground,” Inspector Martin Walker told the Nationalist.
The American Akita savaged another dog, a Rottweiler, which was also being exercised at the time. In the course of its attack, the Akita bit the finger off the Rottweiler’s handler.
[Source: Carlow Nationalist]
The family of a man missing from his home near Bailieborough, presumed murdered, has made a fresh appeal for vital information from locals they believe are keeping quiet.
In a statement, the family says that they believe locals in the county have information they are withholding from Gardaí (police) about the disappearance of Gerard Daly from his Cornaveagh home in June of 2011.
His disappearance was upgraded to murder earlier this year and is being investigated as part of the execution-style murder of his neighbor, ex-Garda John Kerins, with whom he was once friendly, in December of last year.
[Source: The Anglo Celt]
Clare comic book creators have reached the top of the charts with their latest publication. Blackstar Book One, the collaboration between Clare writer Mike Lynch and artists Dwayne Moloney and Trystan Mitchell, recently reached number one in the Top Paid Comics chart on iTunes.
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