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It was less “Horse Outside” and more “I Wanna Fight Your Father” as Rubberbandits video star Madeline Mulqueen was “punched in the face” in a fast-food restaurant in Dublin on Saturday, September 29.
The Kildimo model was attacked by an unknown woman as she defended a cashier in McDonald’s on Grafton Street.
The 22-year-old star of the “Horse Outside” video and Republic of Telly, who has worked in the hospitality industry, was shocked at the woman’s “very rude and aggressive” behavior.
“It was so frustrating that she was being so rude and no one was doing anything about it, so I said to the manager that I had seen her hand over a fiver, not anything more,” said Madeline.
“She obviously heard me and ran straight over and punched me in the face! I was sitting down. Then she tried to throw a milkshake at me, missed and got someone else. It was disgraceful behavior.”
[Source: Limerick Leader]
A 32-year-old man originally from the Middle East had his hand reattached to his arm at St James’ Hospital two weekends ago after he accidentally severed it while using a band saw in a meat shop in Longford Town.
The man, believed to be living in the Longford area, had entered Oasis Food Store on Great Water Street in the town at approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 27.
It is understood he had intended to purchase meat from the Halal store and was told by the attendant behind the counter to wait until evening prayers were finished.
The man then made his way behind the counter and proceeded to cut the meat by himself using a band saw located inside the premises.
[Source: Longford Leader]
Dundalk Town Council has served a notice on a property on the Avenue Road in the town.
This week D.T.C. notified the owner of the property, Mr. Oliver Kelly of Carrinshego, Culleville, Castleblayney, County Monaghan that the structure, known as the Blakely Houses, was now deemed to be a “dangerous structure” under the local authority laws.
The notice says that as a formal request by the council to the owner to carry repairs on the fire-damaged property had not been met by April of this year, that the council now have the right to enter the land and demolish the building. It is believed that unknown to the owner the derelict site had been frequented by local drug users.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
Unless the G.A.A. takes serious steps to tackle the issue of on-field violence, more and more assault cases arising from G.A.A. games will appear before the courts.
That’s the verdict of a Kiltimagh man who was assaulted by an opposing player minutes after the final whistle of a championship game last year.
Darragh Sloyan (27) was the victim of an assault by Davitts G.A.A. player James Cummins after a Mayo Club Championship match between Kiltimagh and Davitts in Ballindine on June 12, 2011. Mr. Sloyan was left with a broken nose, which required two operations to correct.
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