News from around the 32 Irish counties
Cork-born chef Rachel Gaffney of Rachel Gaffney's Authentic Irish Foods, based in Dallas, was on hand to serve up a taste of Ireland during a 'Back in the USA' sales blitz two weeks ago, organized by Tourism Ireland, which took in the cities of Atlanta, Dallas and Houston.
(Source: The Corkman)
In a series of startling revelations at Buncrana District Court last week a man claimed the Gardai (police) stripped him naked and handcuffed him in the cells overnight, Having been arrested for drunk and disorderly behavior, a charge he denies, Derick Mulligan made the allegations before Inishowen Judge Seamus Hughes.
(Source: The Derry Journal)
Letterkenny Garda Station came to a stand still last Wednesday as a minutes' silence was observed to remember heroic Garda Robbie McCallion who was fatally injured in the line of duty one year ago. The silence was held at 2pm in the station where the Swinford-native was based. 29-year-old Garda McCallion died on April 7, 2009, in Beaumont Hospital with his family by his side, ten days after he was seriously injured when he was knocked down while investigating an alleged attempted car theft.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
The famous Northern Ireland football tournament which starred players like David Beckham is |facing a funding crisis. The Milk Cup is a prestigious international youth event that has attracted teams from across Europe and Great Britain that also brings in valuable tourism revenue each year. But organizers have warned politicians that financial pressures mean it may not survive to 2012. The alert was sounded in a letter to Stormont Ministers seeking a government funding re-think.
(Source: The Belfast Telegraph)
A pregnant woman dubbed Jihad Jamie has entered a plea of not guilty to a series of terrorism charges after traveling from Ireland to hand herself in to US authorities. The Colorado native is alleged to have moved here last September with her six-year-old son and the international terror suspect known as Jihad Jane. On the day she arrived she married Algerian man Ali Charif Damache who is in garda custody charged with sending a menacing text. Jamie Paulin-Ramirez (31) was arrested with Damache (45) and five others last month and voluntarily returned to the United States last week to face charges there.
(Source: The Evening Herald)
The first full day of the General Election campaign last week was marked by further clashes between unionist parties in Northern Ireland. Despite ongoing efforts to agree a single agreed unionist candidate in Fermanagh/South Tyrone, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Ulster Unionist/Conservative Party alliance attacked each other, while the hard-line Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) hit out at both groups for their role in the power-sharing Assembly.
(Source: The Fermanagh Herald)
A framework plan for an in-tandem redevelopment of the Ceannt Station and Harbor sites – which could open up the heart of the city to Galway Bay – is to be submitted to the City Council by April 21 next. Councilors received a joint presentation at their meeting on Monday night last, outlining the progress of CIE and the Harbor Board in relation to the two projects which are provisionally costed at €1 billion in total –– €800m for the station and €200m for the Docks.
(Source: Galway News)
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I don't mean to be rude but I am aghast as to why your Father walked barefoot in the middle of Winter & also such a distance as every small villag