Weekly news from around the 32 counties of Ireland
The remaining TDs serving Co Leitrim: Fianna Fail's Jimmy Devins and Fine Gael's Denis Naughten; John Perry and Frank Feighan, have all opted to provide receipts in support of their expense claims.
(Source: The Leitrim Observer)
Mayor Kevin Kiely claims the people of Limerick are right behind his call for hanging murderers – and says that members of the victims' families and media should be able to witnesses the executions.
"I think it is high time that the Government had a referendum on the issue and I am confident it would be passed.
There is not enough deterrent there for people who commit murder," the outspoken politician said, adding that he had received widespread support from the public following his comments.
(Source: The Limerick Leader)
Hundreds of people attended last Saturday's march in Mullingar to protest against any reduction of services at the Midlands Regional Hospital.
The campaign against speculated cuts has gathered momentum in the past two weeks with over 200 people signing an online petition against any cuts and large numbers traveled from Longford to attend the event on Saturday.
(Source: The Longford Leader)
All cases of misdiagnosed miscarriage recorded over the past five years, as well as the cases of any other women now coming forward with stories of similar incidents, are to be reviewed, the Health Service Executive (HSE) said last week.
While earlier last week the HSE said cases of misdiagnosed miscarriage were “very rare”, about a dozen women have come forward over the last week with stories of having been wrongly told by maternity hospitals they were carrying dead babies, only to give birth later to healthy infants.
Earlier last week, Melissa Redmond from Donabate, Co Dublin, said she was prescribed an abortifacient after an initial scan at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, in July 2009 showed no foetal heartbeat.
Before taking the drugs and by following her own gut instinct, she sought another scan from her GP who discovered the baby was alive.
A review of her case also found the scanner used in her misdiagnosis to be inadequate but it continued to be used for another six months.
When it was replaced in January this year it was only by a “leased” machine.
(Source: The Irish Times)
A Ballina man who was deported from Israel along with his wife and three other Irish citizens has called on Mayo people to boycott Israeli goods to help stop what he describes as a ‘slow form of genocide’, which is taking place in Gaza.
Derek Graham from Ballina, along with his wife Jenny, former UN assistant secretary-general Denis Halliday, Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire and film-maker,
Fiona Thompson arrived in Dublin airport last Monday after being deported from Israel.
(Source: Mayo News)
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