News from around the 32 counties, week of July 27
A roundup of the news from around Ireland this week
[Source: Examiner Newspaper]
Dublin’s oldest department store was forced to close its doors last Thursday after part of its roof collapsed.
Clery's on O'Connell Street remained closed for the next 24 hours and it was not yet known when it will re-open.
The damage to the building was caused by a violent thunderstorm that hit the city around midnight.
[Source: Evening Herald]
A local unionist councilor has condemned those responsible for vandalizing an I.R.A. memorial in Brookeborough after it was spray-painted. D.U.P. Councilor Paul Robinson appealed to those who attacked the monument last Monday night to cease all sectarian-motivated attacks.
The I.R.A. memorial commemorates two I.R.A. men, Sean South and Fergal O’Hanlon, who were killed on an attack on Brookeborough barracks in 1957.
[Source: Fermanagh Herald]
A city official has dismissed any concern that there is a policy of segregation involving the grave locations for the Traveler community within city cemeteries.
Director of Services Ciaran Hayes says both the Traveler community and the settled community have a choice as to where they wish to be buried.
He explained any groupings are usually as a result of requests from family members to have plots located near other deceased family members or relatives.
Speaking on Galway Talks, Mr. Hayes says grave plots are provided according to family wishes and where space is available.
[Source: Galway Bay FM]
Father Ray Browne was ordained as Bishop of Kerry in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney.
The 56-year-old is a graduate of St. Patrick’s College Maynooth and of the Gregorian University in Rome where he studied canon law.
He was appointed by Pope Francis to succeed the serving Bishop of Kerry Dr. Bill Murphy, who has served almost two years beyond his retirement.
[Source: Irish Times]
Labour Party councilors in Athy have remained largely tight-lipped following claims of dirty tricks within the party locally.
The dirty tricks claim was made in The Phoenix magazine and centers on a letter, written by a local member of the party, which was sent to local councilors Mark Wall, Aoife Breslin and James Mahon, ahead of the election of their Labour Party colleague, Thomas Redmond, as cathaoirleach (chairperson) of the Athy Town Council.
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
Kilkenny woman Aoife Gowen, a lecturer at Dublin Institute of Technology, has received a prestigious European Research Council (E.R.C.) Starting Grant worth up to $2.7 million. The grants are awarded to pursue cutting-edge research in the fields of physical sciences and engineering.
Aoife, from Shandon Park in the city, will begin her research on chemical imaging techniques, which allow scientists to learn more about biodegradation, the compatibility of materials for use in the human body and also how to limit fouling of marine equipment.
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