Weekly news from around the 32 counties of Ireland
(Source: The Limerick Leader)
Longford man, Bobby Fox has reached new heights in his career as a performer, having landed the lead role in the International hit musical, Jersey Boys. The musical, which is currently running in Melbourne, Australia, tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, a band that had 27 top 30 hits in the USA. Bobby performs the role of Frankie Valli.
"This is the first lead role I've had in a musical. It is the role to rule them all, as far as I'm concerned," says Bobby. "It takes my talent and really stretches it. It is a very challenging role."
(Source: The Longford Leader)
Drogheda born teacher Niall Boyle has stormed into the Irish top 25 with his latest song 'Generation Game' and that's after just two weeks in the charts. And that sees him soar above such names as Lady GaGa, Kings of Leon and JLS. The song moved up 20 places inside seven days and looks set to make his album, also Generation Game, one of the foremost Irish albums of recent times. It features 10 original tracks, including one dedicated to his late father, called Union Man. The majority of the tracks are described as 'soulful, piano-driven songs' and the album was recorded and produced by Dave McCune and mastered by Grammy Award winner Bob Kratz in the USA. It's his first album in seven years and is self financed.
(Source: The Drogheda Independent)
Well-known Westport Leisure Park employee Stephen Cowley was the clear winner of the competition to find Westport’s Smartest Mover. The online poll run by The Mayo News in conjunction with Iompar Mhaigh Eo triggered a huge response with close to 1,000 votes coming in prior to the competition closing. Cowley was the clear winner and takes away the inaugural title, which seeks to honor the person that voters felt was Westport’s best user of sustainable transport. It took place as part of European Mobility Week. The 33-year old duty manager polled a perfectly round tally of 500 votes - a massive 56% of the total vote. Cowley, a native of Newport but living in Westport for some years, has never owned a car and gets around mainly on his bike. He’s a familiar sight arriving for Westport United training at The Point on his two-wheeler and he regularly travels home to Newport on the bike.
(Source: Mayo News)
Nurses at Our Lady's Hospital in Navan have warned that patients' lives will be at risk this winter because the staff are overworked and "at breaking point". The Irish Nurses' Organization (INO) said that Meath's health services are "cracking under the strain of bed closures and a staffing embargo" and they have not ruled out industrial action if serious changes are not made to current issues at the hospital.
(Source: The Meath Chronicle)
A Monaghan town boozer that is renowned as one of the county’s best venues for live music has been voted Ulster’s top pub. McKenna’s, on Dublin Street, was this week named as one of the four provincial winners in the Bulmers Light Platinum Best Local Awards 2009. The Monaghan town establishment will now compete for the title of best local in reland. Established in 1936 by Peter McKenna, and currently owned by Peter’s son Seamie, McKenna’s has hosted some of Ireland’s brightest musical talents over the years. Owner Seamie said that he was “delighted” by this latest accolade. He said: “I’m absolutely delighted with this, as it was voted for by the customers – that’s how we won it“.
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Mandela did not change the right finally caught up with the bleeding obvious and embraced him. Veritas my child keep on amusing us with your pearls of