News from around the 32 counties, week of July 27
A roundup of the news from around Ireland this week
At the Castlebar sitting of Westport District Court, James Prendergast of Rockfort, Irishtown, was allegedly assaulted a number of times outside the courtroom by another male.
Speaking after the alleged assault, solicitor John Dillon-Leech said his client, James Prendergast, was assaulted in the hall outside the court while sitting with his father.
[Source: The Mayo News]
Firefighters from across the county were tackling a significant fire at a premise just off the Trim Road in Navan last Wednesday afternoon.
The blaze in what is believed to be a disused factory unit at the old Navan Steel yard at the rear of Connolly Avenue broke out shortly after 2 p.m. and at least three units of the Navan fire service, one of them a water tanker, raced to the scene.
Two units from Trim fire service were also at the scene, and Navan fire service had brought in a high-platform ladder to fight the flames from above roof level.
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
He may be on the cusp of even greater things with his rejuvenated Monaghan side, but manager Malachy O'Rourke needs no reminding as to where the credit should lie for the county's renaissance.
While O'Rourke himself has been quite rightly showered with plaudits for his shrewd tactical planning that jettisoned Donegal's ambitions of landing three Ulster titles on the trot on Sunday, July 21, the Enniskillen-based schoolteacher believes that the foundations for Monaghan's overdue success were actually laid by others.
And in this respect O'Rourke delivers garlands of his own to the county's most recent managers, Eamonn McEnaney and Seamus McEnaney.
[Source: Belfast Telegraph]
Residents and visitors to Birr over the past few weeks will have noticed a column appearing at Woodlands, on the Tullamore Road into Birr. This is the first phase of a new sculpture being erected, which will be completed during Vintage Week.
Last year, under the Birr Public Realm Plan, Offaly County Council ran a competition for a new “gateway” sculpture for Birr, one which would reflect Birr’s rich history and vibrant cultural life. Shortlisted models were put on public display which exercised much discussion, interest and enthusiasm for the idea. The most popular submission and the one the selection panel felt responded to the brief most innovatively, was by artist Ann Meldon-Hugh (from Kells) entitled “Looking to the Future.”
[Source: Offaly Express]
A property tycoon, who vanished for eight months, has appeared in court charged with making false allegations he had been kidnapped and held hostage.
Kevin McGeever was brought before Strokestown District Court, County Roscommon, after being arrested at an address in north Dublin last Tuesday.
He has been remanded in custody after being charged with wasting police time.
[Source: Roscommon Herald]
Ireland tends to celebrate its literary heritage in a parish-pump-priming way. The starting point is not words, but locality. There is certain logic to this, to Bloomsday wandering around Dublin, or Kavanagh pilgrimages to Inniskeen.
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