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Michael Doohan, a former member of the Defence Forces, and formerly of Ashbury Lawns, Ballinode, County Sligo, Joseph Herron, formerly of Chapel Street, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, and Patrick McGrath, formerly of Cuilpruglish, Gurteen, Co. Sligo, received life sentences at the Special Criminal Court in 2000 for their part in the murder.
[Source: RTÉ News]
Doctor Rosemarie Carew, from Drombane, has become the first Irish person to win the prestigious F.E.B.S. Journal Prize for Young Scientists, with a cash prize of $13,000.
A past pupil of the Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles, Dr. Carew was recognised by F.E.B.S. (Federation of European Biochemical Societies) for being the first author of a paper judged to be the best by a graduate student or young post-doctoral research worker published in F.E.B.S Journal 2011.
Carew (29) was awarded her prize in Seville, Spain where she attended a plenary F.E.B.S. ceremony and gave a 20-minute presentation on her work.
[Source: Tipperary Star]
Coalisland traders have pledged to "stand up and fight for their town" as they bid to revive its reputation as a key shopping destination in Tyrone.
The hard-pressed traders made the commitment at a meeting in the town's Corn Mill last Thursday evening, September 27 to re-launch the Traders' Association where they learned that approximately $195,000 has already been earmarked for the town.
However, despite this much-needed cash injection, concerns were still voiced among some traders who suggested that Coalisland was being "neglected" and "run into the ground."
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
City Square has fully reopened following a fire at the plant room of Dunnes Stores last Monday, which saw all staff and customers evacuated from the shopping center.
The fire started at the plant room on the roof of Dunnes Stores, which contains heating and ventilation; units of Waterford Fire Service, backed up by units from Tramore and Dunmore, brought the fire under control.
[Source: Waterford News & Star]
Horseleap residents Sinead O'Neill and her boyfriend Paddy Barrett got the shock of their lives two weeks ago when they discovered they were sharing their home with an unwanted guest – a six-foot boa constrictor.
The young couple, who moved into the rented house four months ago, discovered the snake when they were about to start cleaning out their shed.
[Source: Westmeath Independent]
A group of Wexford fishermen at sea for the previous five days had said last Thursday that the fishermen will no longer abide by E.U. regulations to dump fish back into the ocean if they go over quota.
The crew, which harbored last Wednesday night, was watched over by a member of An Garda (Police) Siochana at Kilmore Quay before representatives from the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority arrived last Thursday morning to investigate the situation.
[Source: Wexford Echo]
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