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Mr. Fleming left the party before the last general election in February 2011 and ran as an Independent
after failing to secure a nomination.
Six-time All-Ireland winner O Se, who works as an auctioneer, is the latest high-profile figure to have
been approached by the party.
[Source: Irish Independent]
A jury has heard phone conversations took place between a 50-year-old Kildare man and his
ex-partner before he called to her home and stabbed her to death.
Michael McDonald of Barnhill, Castledermot, denies murdering Breda Cummins (31) at Michael
Dooley Terrace in Athy, on May 13, 2010. However, he admits her manslaughter. The couple
had broken up several weeks before he killed her in her bed. He is also accused of stabbing
the hand of her new partner John Lawlor, who has been giving evidence at the Central Criminal
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
Two weeks ago, the announcement of $7 million in Failte Ireland funding towards the city’s “Medieval
Mile” initiative served to refocus attention on the different ideas that Kilkenny’s local authorities have
been considering with a view to strengthening our tourism offering.
Already confirmed and now progressing to the next stage of its development is the Great Garden, which
will run along the bank of the River Nore through the heart of the city. The design tender for the garden
is set to be the subject of international competition in the coming weeks.
The upgrade of the public realm will include High and Parliament Streets, and involves new materials,
footpath widening, and eventually, a one-way system. St. Mary’s Church and graveyard is being
refurbished and developed into a museum, with links to the National Museum of Ireland.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
Laois G.A.A. chairman Brian Allen has said that the county hope to have a new senior hurling manager
appointed “in the next few weeks” as the process of replacing Teddy McCarthy continues.
Allen revealed that Seamas “Cheddar” Plunkett and Paul Cuddy, who are working in conjunction with
the county executive in identifying and appointing a new manager, have moved on to “phase two” of
their process, which will see them approach potential candidates to gauge their level of interest.
It is almost a month and a half since the initial meeting Plunkett and Cuddy called with the players,
which drew just eight attendees, as they have taken their time to meet with players since then and take
on board as many views as possible.
[Source: Leinster Express]
The protest against the bus service cuts to Dromod and Rooskey is hitting the road to bring the
message “We want our service back” to the government.
On Friday, November 2, 16 locals traveled to Ballaghaderreen to protest at the site of the sod-turning
of a new bypass by Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar. Larry O’Connor from the Rooskey Bus Action
Group said they brought placards reading “Bypass = No bus.” He said they wanted to make the Minister
feel “awkward,” but he said he felt the people of Ballaghaderreen should know that the arrival of a
bypass could mean an end to public transport through the town.
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