News from around the Irish counties
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
The balmy sunshine of late has attracted record numbers of visitors to Newcastle - now officially Ireland’s best-kept town. With uncharacteristically good weather, the Resort Town has been busier than ever. Residents with a deep-seeded pride in the town and Down Council’s proactive approach to keeping the streets clean have been credited with scooping the competitive accolades of overall Best Kept Town winner and Best Kept Large Town. As the jewel in the crown of tourism in the district, Newcastle, with its spectacular views of the Mournes and lively after-dark entertainment scene, has long acted as a magnet for those seeking a break.
(Source: The Down Democrat)
GPA Chief Dessie Farrell says that any plans to divide the €1m offered by Sports Minister Martin Cullen into smaller amounts across the entire inter-county playing body will not be accepted by the GPA as they attempt to break the current stalemate with the government. After fighting battles on two fronts, the Players Body are now faced with a rejected, significantly-reduced offer from Minister Cullen, and the GAA, who are refusing to budge from their position in relation to formal recognition for the GPA.
(Source: The Dublin People)
Michelle Gildernew has challenged police to "stop hiding behind statements" and tell her exactly why it took them 12 hours to respond to the burglary of a cash machine from a shop on the Clones Road in Newtownbutler in the early hours of Saturday morning two weeks ago. Whilst condemning the actions of the thieves, Gildernew, MP, expressed her frustration with the police response to the incident, particularly when there was a heavy police presence in the village at an Orange parade the previous evening.
(Source: The Fermanagh Herald)
Bank of Ireland is to appeal Galway City Council's decision to refuse planning permission for a redevelopment of their site in Eyre Square. The company had previously applied to the council for permission to conduct a number of revisions to the site, including reconfiguration of ground floor level comprising the demolition of existing ancillary areas to the rear of the building, minor internal alterations, and others.
(Source: Galway Independent)
Drug gangs from Cork and Limerick have dramatically increased their presence in Kerry and are forcing debt ridden addicts to either work for them and smuggle drugs, or face brutal retribution. Tralee Circuit Criminal Court heard that a Killarney-based drug dealer, Robert Morley, had been forced into the trade after he became heavily indebted to a Cork based drug gang.
(Source: The Kerryman)
At 106 years of age, Castledermot resident Statia Kealy is probably one of Ireland’s oldest living citizens. And yet, despite her wonderful age, Statia, who managed to stay single all her life, has no intention of giving up, and is still searching for that man of her dreams. Even as she happily poses for a photographer she jokingly says to him, “I hope you find me a man with that photo.” Looking remarkably well for a woman of her age, Statia puts her longevity down to the fact that she always kept her heart and has been content with what she had.
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