News from around the 32 counties, week of July 27
A roundup of the news from around Ireland this week
Under the traditions of Theravada Buddhism monks and nuns cannot handle money and they cannot grow, buy or cook food. They can only eat or drink what is offered to them freely.
He explained, “This is part of the Buddhist monastic tradition, we live on the offerings of the lay community. We are not allowed to beg but we can receive things. Everything I have comes from offerings, my clothing, my glasses, everything. But we are not allowed to ask. This is an ancient tradition that even goes back to before the time of the Buddha, you just stand peacefully with your bowl and if people want to give, they can. I live only on what is freely offered, and if I don’t get food I don’t eat.”
[Source: Clare Champion]
"Go back to your own country." Russian woman Olga Fitzgerald was told this as she and her 14-year-old daughter tried to get off a bus in Cork City Centre on Tuesday, July 23.
Olga, who has been living in Cork for the past decade with her husband James, was getting off the bus with her daughter when she tried to get past a man standing at the front of the bus chatting to the bus driver.
"In this country, we say excuse me," the man told Olga as she left the bus. The man then proceeded to repeatedly shout at Olga and her daughter, "Go back to your own country".
[Source: Cork Independent]
A funeral took place in Creggan last Thursday morning of the Derry woman who drowned off the Donegal coast on Monday.
It is believed Lorraine Plummer, known to friends as Chris, had been taking photographs on a small island off Dunaff Bay when she became cut off from the mainland as the tide came in and covered a shale causeway.
Her body was found close to the shoreline in the Rockstown Harbour area on the Inishowen Peninsula at around 5:30 p.m. on Monday evening.
[Source: Derry Journal]
Laura Barry, the granddaughter of District Court Judge Jack Barry and daughter of solicitor Diarmuid Barry, has been welcomed as a new solicitor at Donegal District Court.
Paudge Dorrian introduced the 30-year-old Donegal native and welcomed her on behalf of the Donegal Bar Association.
Ms. Barry obtained an honors degree at N.U.I. Galway and her professional qualification at the Law Society. She then practiced in both England and with one of the biggest law firms in Australia.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
A Newry man and an accomplice convicted recently of smuggling over 9 million counterfeit cigarettes into Ireland have had €30,305 confiscated by Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Niall Trainor (43) of Beamish Avenue, Newry, and Stephen Watters (45) of Kilcurry, Dundalk, County Louth, each received a 30-month suspended sentence at Belfast Crown Court last June for knowingly being concerned with the fraudulent evasion or attempted evasion of excise duty on the cigarettes.
They, and four other people, had been arrested and caught with 9.1 million counterfeit cigarettes in January 2011 on the Forkhill Road in Newry. Trainor was later convicted after he denied the charges. Watters pleaded guilty to this offense and a similar offense in relation to the evasion of duty on 100,000 cigarettes for which he received an 18-month suspended sentence.
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