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
Relatives of the two women had traveled to Turkey for the final stages of the trial in Izmir believing a verdict might have been reached by Thursday, August 29, but the trial was adjourned until September 9 after a defense lawyer objected to a medical report for Recep Cetin, which declared him sane.
[Source: Examiner Newspaper]
Columnist John Waters was jailed over a $53 parking fine.
The writer spent two hours in a cell in Dublin's Wheatfield prison over his refusal to pay a parking fine dating back two years.
Mr. Waters handed himself in at Dun Laoghaire Garda (Police) Station last Tuesday before he was whisked away in a patrol car, flanked by two Gardaí.
He later described his experience as "frightening," but said he would not pay the money "on a point of principle."
[Source: Evening Herald]
The literary world, and indeed the wider world, has mourned the passing of Nobel Prize-winning poet, Seamus Heaney. The 74-year-old died on August 30, amid an array of tributes from across the globe.
Lisa Hulme, former head of English at Portora Royal, was among those who offered tributes to the writer, whom she first met back in the 1960s when he lectured at Queen’s University, Belfast.
“I was doing English and German at Queen’s, so that was when I first got to know him. He had published his first works ‘Death of a Naturalist’ and that was back in the 1960s,” Lisa told the Fermanagh Herald last week.
[Source: Fermanagh Herald]
The Irish Patients Association is calling on the minister for health to hold H.S.E. hospital management to account for breaches in hygiene standards.
Reports published last Wednesday by the health watchdog, H.I.Q.A., show a number of failings in hospitals around the country, including Merlin Park Hospital in the city and Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.
The areas assessed at Merlin Park were the elective orthopedic ward and ward 4 – for rehabilitation.
They found that patients with communicable infections, who should have been in isolation, shared communal toilets.
[Source: Galway Bay FM]
It is never easy for the manager of a defeated team to face the media after a match in the knowledge that his every phrase will be clinically dissected.
Yet when Kerry boss Eamon Fitzmaurice entered the media room at Croke Park on Sunday, September 1, to put himself in the line of fire from the assembled journalists, he did so with a quiet dignity and inherent sense of politeness.
And in dealing with the volley of queries directed his way he revealed honesty and openness, qualities that saw his stature rise in the eyes of those observers.
[Source: Belfast Telegraph]
A large group of protesters representing a controversial trust, which takes over properties in danger of repossession, were involved in an angry scuffle two weekends ago as they tried to force entry to a stud farm at Brannockstown, near Kilcullen.
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