News from the 32 counties of Ireland
Drunk teenagers are skinny dipping in Creggan reservoir. The youngsters, who are believed to be as young as 12, are drinking alcohol and taking drugs before jumping into the water naked. Hugh O’Donnell from Creggan Neighborhood Partnership (CNP) said the situation was a “recipe for disaster.” He added: “CNP wishes to remind parents and guardians of the dangers of swimming in reservoirs, and that youngsters involved have been found in various states of undress, which raises other concerns as well”.
(Source: The Derry Journal)
Daniel O’Donnell's number one fan received a huge bouquet of fresh flowers from the star when she was bestowed as Gaoth Dobhair person of the year 2009 last weekend. The country crooner was delighted that Máire Rua was the chosen recipient for the much sought after title this year and he and Majella were quick to congratulate her with the huge basket of brightly colored flowers.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
Kilkeel has been left reeling after one of its main sources of employment slashed almost 90 jobs. The jobs losses at BE Aerospace, which makes aircraft seats for US airlines, cuts the plant’s workforce from 651to 563. Managing Director Sean Cromie said the firm had been forced into the decision by economic pressures on the industry as a whole, which have resulted in customers pushing orders back.
(Source: The Down Democrat)
Gardai (police) are believed to be on the verge of making a breakthrough in identifying the woman found stabbed to death in the Phoenix Park in Dublin two weeks ago. The woman's body was found by passers-by Wednesday before last. Gardai later took the unusual steps of releasing photographs of her face, clothing and jewellery in an effort to establish her identity. They have also been working with Interpol and various homeless agencies in Ireland and abroad to see if anybody recognized her. A Romanian family is now believed to have come forward claiming to be the woman's relatives.
(Source: The Evening Herald)
There were 574 physical and verbal attacks on health care staff within the Western Trust over a six month period. This breaks down into 362 physical assaults and 185 verbal attacks from October 2008 - March 2009. And the SDLP Fermanagh MLA Tommy Gallagher is calling for stricter penalties for offenders - including them having to foot the bill for prosecutions against them. The figures were released last week by the Minister of Health, Michael McGimpsey, who warned these attacks will not be tolerated.
(Source: The Fermanagh Herald)
A man with close links to Connemara is one of the frontrunners in the Boston mayoral race. A grandson of Connemara emigrants, Michael Flaherty was born in raised in Boston but has strong local connections, with relations living in Clifden, Camus and Leitir Mor. A city councilor in the Boston area, he is now one of the strongest threats to current Mayor Thomas Marino, who has held the position for 16 years. Clr Flaherty said his family had a very strong connection with Ireland and that the plight of the undocumented Irish is something he plans to address if his campaign is successful.
(Source: Galway Independent)
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Dano as usual the apologist for vile supremacism and repression of indigenous populations. Violence has been continually perpetrated on the Irish comNelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning its arms during 2000 talks
One of the greatest men to ever walk the earth and a shining symbol against all forms of supremacism. Of course, most british patriotards consider hiIrish students told “No Irish Need Apply” to Chicago for summer 2014
Sorry all you disbelieving commenters. Irish Central has it right. My cousin from Dublin experienced this first-hand in 2012.Susan Boyle reveals she has Asperger’s syndrome, high functioning autism
handsome68, were did you go to be tested?