News from the 32 counties of Ireland
A homecoming party was held in Threemilehouse last Friday night in honor of Monaghan’s first-ever world amateur boxing champion. Young Smithboro boxer, Shane Murphy, claimed his prestigious title at the Ringside World Amateur Boxing Championships held in Kansas City two weekends ago. It was the ideal birthday present as Shane had just turned 17. It was also an historic occasion as this is the first time a Ringside World Championship title has come to Monaghan – despite such names as Barry McGuigan and Kevin McBride having represented the county through the years.
(Source: The Monaghan Post)
A track from Offaly rapper Rí Rá featured on popular crime show CSI:New York two weeks ago. “25 O"Clock In The Mornin" could be heard several times during the TV program entitled "Communication Breakdown”. After a Native American chief is shot on the subway, the CSIs struggle to translate which one of the several foreign suspects including an Irish character Finn Wexford may have caused his death.
(Source: The Offaly Independent)
Up to 68 teaching jobs in the region could be axed in September as secondary schools bear the brunt of savage cuts in the education system. The job losses, which average about five teaching posts per school, come in the wake of widespread education cuts announced in the Budget.
(Source: The Roscommon Herald)
Construction work on a €15m retail and residential project at Carraroe could start as early as next January following a decision by An Bord Pleanala to grant planning permission for the project. The development, which will be carried out by Shafin Ltd, the development company owned by Westlife superstar, Shane Filan, and his brother, Finbarr, is expected to create up to 200 jobs and provide a timely boost for the local economy. (Source: The Sligo Champion)
Members of North Tipperary County Council last week issued a statement expressing their anger at County Manager Mr. Terry O'Niaidh for the decision to press ahead with the letting go of up to fifty temporary workers at the end of the month, despite the fact that the council is one of the stakeholders in promoting business and employment in the county. Such was the annoyance on the part of the elected members that they decided to hold a meeting behind closed doors with no media or council executives present.
(Source: The Tipperary Star)
Record numbers of Tyrone patients with serious heart conditions are having to travel to the South for surgery so overwhelmed are medical services in Northern Ireland. In 2008/09 a total of 66 people from the Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency went to the Mater Private Hospital and Blackrock Hospital, both in Dublin, to have heart surgery, a rise of 200 percent from 2006 when only 22 patients had to make the journey. They were accompanied by a nearest relative who was put up in overnight accommodation.
The government figures were released in response to an Assembly question tabled by DUP MLA Maurice Morrow, who has been lobbying to have seriously ill constituents taken off the waiting list.
(Source: The Tyrone Times)
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