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The incident happened in the Valleycourt Estate, just off the Dublin Road as the woman in her early 20s was walking home alone.

It's thought the man came up behind the victim and swiped the handbag from her as she made her way to her house around 2 a.m. The young woman received minor injuries in the ensuing struggle and was brought to Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe. She was released a short time later.
[Source: Westmeath Independent]


A public protest against the closure of an operating theater at Wexford General Hospital was held outside the hospital last Saturday afternoon.

Councilor Anthony Kelly of Sinn Fein is calling on Wexford’s Oireachtas members to come out immediately and call for this decision to be reversed.
[Source: Wexford Echo]


A truck driver died following a road collision on the N11 in Wicklow.

A man in his 60s was fatally injured last week when the truck he was driving left the road and hit a ditch at Scratenagh, about one mile south of Jack White's Pub.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Forensic collision investigators are present and diversions are in place.
[Source: Irish Times]