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His newest release, “Songs from the Movies (and More)” is currently riding high in the UK at number 28,
ahead of artists like Adele, Lana del Rey and The Script.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
The funeral of Corporal Channing Day, who was killed last month in Afghanistan, has taken place in
Comber, County Down.
Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson was among the mourners. Mr. Robinson had earlier
attended the remembrance service for the 1987 Enniskillen bombing.
Corporal Day was killed alongside Corporal David O'Connor, of 40 Commando, during a fire fight in
Afghanistan's Helmand Province last month.
[Source: Belfast Telegraph]
Some of the capital's most iconic buildings – such as the Iveagh Markets in the Liberties and Boland's
Mill – are in danger of collapsing due to neglect.
The former Hume Street Hospital, just off St. Stephen's Green, is also under threat, says an An Taisce
Buildings At-Risk report.
Numbers 14-17 Moore Street, where the 1916 leaders surrendered, is on the list, as is Aldborough
House on Portland Row in Dublin 1, which is "one of the city's principal Georgian landmarks.”
In all, more than 200 historic buildings dotted across the city require urgent attention before so much
damage is done it becomes impossible to save them.
[Source: Evening Herald]
Perhaps one of Enniskillen’s busiest musicians, Matty James, is gearing up for his Belfast debut,
supporting ex-Motley Crue vocalist, John Corabi.
In celebration of his Belfast debut, on November 17, Matty has also released his first solo single, “State
Of Mind” for free on his website, mattyjamesofficial.com.
A founding member of local band Filthy Angels, the musician calls his Belfast show a “great
“This is a great opportunity as John Corabi is a legend and I am a huge fan of his work and his voice,” he
[Source: Fermanagh Herald]
Savage cuts to rural communities across County Galway will result in massive migration over the next
two decades, leaving country areas with just a skeleton population.
It will result in massive pub closures while half of the current number of hurling and football clubs across
Co. Galway will cease to exist.
The grim prediction has been made by a former government minister who says that the closures of rural
banks and post offices, the closure of rural Garda (police) stations and the withdrawal of grants for rural
schemes will have a devastating effect over the coming years.
[Source: Galway Bay FM]
Kerry football hero Darragh O Se has been approached by Fianna Fail to contest the next general
election in the new five-seat Kerry constituency.
Senior party figures are also understood to have approached Independent T.D. Tom Fleming in a bid to
lure him back to the fold.
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