Weekly news from around the 32 counties of Ireland
A device exploded last Thursday outside the home of relatives of a policeman in Northern Ireland. The Real IRA claimed responsibility after the suspected bomb ignited outside the policeman's parents' home in Shantallow, Londonderry, early in the morning. A car was damaged but there were no injuries, police said.
(Source: The Belfast Telegraph)
The time is right for Newry City to make a bid to host the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, according to Sinn Fein Councilor, Colman Burns. Mr. Burns made the comments as he extended his congratulations to everyone from the district that competed in this year’s Fleadh, held in Tullamore Co. Offaly recently. “I have been attending the All-Ireland Fleadh since 1987 but this year, I think, was very special in that there was a noticeable rise in the number of people from our district, both junior and senior, who were competing for All-Ireland honors”, he said.
(Source: The Examiner)
Explosive county council documents have confirmed that a quarry at the center of two proposed road closures in Carlow has not been registered under the Planning Act, 2000, and that the county council has been talking to Dan Morrissey Irl Ltd about the controversial road closures for at least two years. Since early 2006, the planning department of Carlow County Council has granted Dan Morrissey Irl Ltd a total of seven planning extensions in relation to a quarry it operates at Clonmelsh/Garryhundon. The documents confirm that Carlow County Council and Dan Morrissey Irl Ltd had been in talks about the proposed road closures from Garryhunden Cross to Ballybannon and a stretch of road from Garryhunden Cross to Clonmelch at least as far back as September 2007.
(Source: The Carlow Nationalist)
Dampness in the school prefabs was not ruled out as a contributory factor in Laragh National school becoming one of the first 'hot spot schools' in the country for a swine flu outbreak. They have actively been campaigning for a new school building and highlighting the inadequate conditions in the school for at least two years now. Four cases of swine flu in the school have been confirmed with 18 children off sick. This prompted an information seminar at the school last Thursday to update parents as to measures to control the spread of the virus in the school any further.
(Source: The Anglo Celt)
Clare County Council is diverting funding from its disability budget to shore up spending on its roads this year, it has emerged. As a result of Government cuts, the local authority’s anticipated roads budget of €31.3 million was reduced by €5.2 million or 16 per cent to €26.1 million. In a report outlining the serious financial situation facing the council, acting head of finance Noeleen Fitzgerald has confirmed that disability funding has been diverted to the roads program. The scale of the disability funding diverted is to be made known at the next council meeting. Ms Fitzgerald also reveals that there has been an overspend of €500,000 on the €1.3 million budget on retirement gratuities as staff retire early.
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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