Weekly news from around the 32 counties of Ireland
(Source: The Leitrim Observer)
Limerick rock band The Cranberries have announced their intention to reform after months of speculation. Singer Dolores O'Riordan cancelled her North American tour in lieu of a "special announcement", which was made last week by Noel Hogan. "Over the last few years, each member of the band has had time to work on different projects and learn so much from their experience," Noel is reported as saying in a statement.
(Source: The Limerick Leader)
A 26-year-old Longford man jetted off to Australia two weeks ago as a member of the Irish team at the World Transplant Games – where, in their own eyes, all 19 team members are winners already by just getting to the starting line. James Hannon, Edgeworthstown, was looking forward to competing in the life-affirming games, where, between them, the Irish team members have 13 new kidneys, five new livers and one new kidney-pancreas. The squad traveled to the Gold Coast of Australia, on Tuesday last.
(Source: The Longford Leader)
Four members of her family hailed brave Holly Mawhood a hero last week after her quick thinking saved them from their burning home last Friday. The fearless five-year old didn't hesitate to get her mother, brother and elderly grandparents who were visiting from England out of the house when she realized that a fire was quickly taking hold in the sitting room downstairs at the family's semi-detached home in Townley Manor, Tullyallen. Holly's mum, Heather, 35 said, 'But for Holly's calm and efficient way of dealing with it, we could all be dead.'
(Source: The Drogheda Independent)
Paul Stack and Amanda McNally from Ballinrobe Road, Westport were star struck on their first day as a married couple Saturday before last when they bumped into none other than U2 front man Bono as they relaxed after their wedding in the Castlecourt Hotel. Bono was in the middle of a flying visit to Westport when he took time out to pose with the newly-weds. Joe Corcoran from the Castlecourt Hotel said the world famous star mingled with guests as he popped in for lunch and a pint of Guinness. “He was really down to earth, he chatted away to people and was clearly in a relaxed mood,” said Joe.
(Source: The Mayo News)
Staff at the Kells Heritage Center could be balloted for strike action over the proposed closure of the facility unless there are meaningful talks with Kells Town Council on the issue, the SIPTU trade union has warned. The union has warned that its members who work there would be given the option to take strike action. Workers at the centre were informed on Thursday last week that the center would close on Sunday last.
(Source: The Meath Chronicle)
Smithboro based business Grove Turkeys has confirmed that it planned to make 40 employees redundant last Friday. This news follows a number of lay off periods at the food processing company earlier this year. A spokesperson for the company described the decision as “regrettable” and said it was necessary to ensure that the business remains viable.
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Bock--if you don't live in Crossmaglen, you don't have a right to say what they should do in Crossmaglen.Nelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning its arms during 2000 talks
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This is exactly why we need nation-wide laws against ALL forms of discrimination....including ALL employers.Katherine Webb and the morbid depths of US sports 'journalism'
@DaddyMac22: Um, yeah. Exactly like I said. It's a FAN MESSAGE BOARD. Is that what you call "US sports journalism," as the title of this