News from around the 32 counties of Ireland, week of September 8 2013
What's been in the Irish news, around the country, this week
“County Clare is the most scenic part of the country, so why not hit a new market across the world. There has been worldwide coverage of this festival. From the B.B.C., the top U.S. gay magazine, Out, there have stories about this. It takes a fresh new approach to the month-long matchmaking festival. It is the weekend at the beginning of it and it gives the whole thing a fresh new look and a facelift,” the event director, Eddie McGuinness told the Clare Champion.
The response to the festival in Lisdoonvarna, Mr. McGuinness said, has been broadly positive.
[Source: Clare Champion]
A quarter of Cork pupils are in “supersized” classes of 30 or more children and more than 90 percent are in classes of 20 or more, making Cork primary schools among the most overcrowded in the country.
New figures published today show 26 percent of primary pupils are in classes of 30 or more, 66 percent of pupils are in classes of 20 or more, which is greater than the E.U. average, and just eight percent of pupils are in classes under 20.
More than 14,000 pupils in Cork are in classes of 30 or more.
The I.N.T.O. said the figures showed the impact of increasing school numbers and government cutbacks on the ground in schools.
[Source: Cork Independent]
Experts from auction house Bonhams are on their way to Derry to unearth the North’s hidden art gems.
Charles O’Brien, a specialist in 19th century painting, and Matthew Bradbury, a modern British and Irish art expert, will hold two valuation days at the Beech Hill Country House Hotel on September 17 and 18.
A spokesman for Bonhams said the event has already attracted significant interest and Bonhams ask the public to book an appointment in advance to avoid disappointment.
[Source: Derry Journal]
The Gathering has been a real godsend but we need to plan now so that tourism in Donegal doesn’t fall flat next year, a councilor has warned.
Clr. Barry O’Neill (F.G.) was speaking in his capacity as both county councilor and head of the Rory Gallagher Festival.
Talking to the Donegal Democrat, he said funding agencies must “broaden their thinking, work together and act sooner.”
Otherwise, he warned, a number of high profile festivals could “go to the wall.”
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
The trial of the two men accused of killing County Down women, Marion Graham and Cathy Dinsmore, in August 2011 has been adjourned.
Recep Cetin (22) and his father, Eyup, are being tried for the murders in a series of hearings that have been held over a number of months in Izmir. Recep, who was the boyfriend of Marion Graham’s daughter, Shannon, at the time of the killings, has admitted stabbing the women, but claims his father had nothing to do with the murders, despite a key witness placing both men at the scene.
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Why not simply remove red from the American language. I am sure that communists are offended by it as well. St.Johns was once the Red Storm, now theyThe New York Times questions Ireland’s highly-praised economic recovery
If the article did not specify Ireland, one might think it was about the U S. Ireland shrinks its unemployment via emigration, we shrink it by not cou62-year-old Boston priest caught with prostitute behind cemetery
Another error of judgement I suppose, being human and all that. Bloody disgusting.Dublin cops foil hit on drug kingpin John Gilligan, warn ex-con his life is in danger
He murdered Veronica Gilligan as well as Veronica Guerin? Read what is written in your columns before sending them out, Stupid mistakes make you seem