Weekly news from around the 32 counties of Ireland
Last week the Belfast Telegraph launches a major offensive to tackle the filth that is blighting our province. The Big Clean-Up is being launched after shocking figures revealed that £30m a year is spent on clearing up rubbish that has been carelessly discarded by members of the public — the equivalent of employing 1,400 additional nurses.
(Source: The Belfast Telegraph)
If you are a betting person, we may (or may not) have a money making scheme for you. Carlow’s very own starlet, Saoirse Ronan, is being hotly tipped for an Oscar. Surely not meaning to put any undue pressure on a teenage girl not yet 16, Paddy Power is taking bets that Saoirse will win an Oscar for her role in The Lovely Bones. The 15-year-old actress is 11/8 to get the nod for her role as Susie Salmon in the 2009 film adaptation of the book, and just 8/1 to make Oscar history and become the youngest best actress Oscar winner ever.
(Source: The Carlow Nationalist)
Cavan lobby group has welcomed a move by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue a review of the license granted to Oxigen reducing the amount of biodegradable waste that it can accept at the Corranure landfill on the outskirts of Cavan town. Cian Murtagh, the chairman of the Cavan Better Waste Management group said that residents in the vicinity of Corranure had endured "the worst weekend ever" last weekend with the stench from the landfill.
(Source: The Anglo Celt)
Callan Technology is the winner of the 2010 National Enterprise Award. The awards are organized by the County and City Enterprise Boards and recognize “outstanding” micro-enterprises. Established by Joe O’Donovan and Paul O’Beirne in 2001 and nominated by the Clare County Enterprise Board, Callan Technology manufactures a range of servo- motors used in machinery in 26 countries across the US, Asia and Europe
(Source: The Irish Times)
Derry City Council has abandoned ambitious plans to raise a World War Two U-boat from the seabed off the coast of Donegal in order to display it in the city. At a meeting of the Council's Development Committee last week, councilors discussed plans to travel to Liverpool to visit a maritime museum. A council report says the steering group set up to examine the U-Boat project has "agreed upon an alternative approach to telling the U-Boat story." The report states that, because of "financial implications", they should consider telling the story of Derry's involvement in the Battle of the Atlantic through an interactive exhibit in a maritime museum.
(Source: The Derry Journal)
Fascinating new evidence discovered at an ancient grave in Ballyshannon has revealed that brain surgery was carried out on members of the population here back in the eighth/ninth century. Scientists who have been working on the remains of some 900 skeletons found at the burial site at Ballyhanna say there is also evidence of TB and cancer. They may have found evidence of cystic fibrosis in the Irish population of some 1,000 years ago.
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Oh no! It was an English guy. How inconvenient!Irish radio presenter suspended after anti-Israeli comments aired on show
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