News from around the 32 Irish counties
(Source: The Derry Journal)
Gardaí were last week searching two different locations in south and west Donegal after the discovery of what appears to be a human skull at a GAA pitch near Ballintra. The discovery was made at 7.40am at Naomh Bríd GAA Club at Trumman, Ballintra by contractors installing a new training pitch. The skull, which is not of recent origin, was found in a lorry-load of sand which was sourced from a quarry in Gweedore. The football ground was cordoned off as a full investigation was begun by crime scene investigators from Letterkenny.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
A secret briefing paper drawn up by the Army has criticized the police force for its “slower than expected” response to the Palace Barracks bombing. The document, circulated to Army personnel within hours of the explosion at MI5 headquarters in Holywood, also raises concerns about the PSNI for being hesitant to evacuate “civilian accommodation” at the military basis.
(Source: The Belfast Telegraph)
Widely panned by critics here, Irish movie Zonad is winning praise at a major US film festival. The movie, starring Bachelors Walk actor Simon Delaney, has received mostly good reviews at the world-famous Tribeca Film Festival. Director John Carney's follow-up to the busker romance Once, Zonad tells the story of an overweight drunk who, in 1950s Ireland, escapes a rehabilitation centre in a red vinyl spaceman outfit. He arrives in a small town whose residents cheerfully accept him as an intergalactic traveler and treat him like a magical hero.
(Source: The Evening Herald)
An Enniskillen mother and her former partner have gone on trial accused of the manslaughter of the woman's eight month old baby daughter, who died following a fire at the house the couple shared. Twenty-six year old Charmaine Irene Agnew from Drumbawn and her former boyfriend William McLaughlin (25) with an address at Florence Square in Belfast both deny the manslaughter of Chelsea Agnew through gross negligence on August 4, 2007 at 50 Drumbawn in Enniskillen, the home the couple shared.
(Source: The Fermanagh Herald)
University Hospital Galway (UHG) had the longest surgical waiting list in the country last year, according to the annual report of the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF). Almost 2,300 patients were waiting more than three months for treatment at the city hospital at the end of 2009, while 368 were awaiting surgery at Merlin Park Hospital at the same time.
(Source: Galway News)
A Brave angler put his life on the line when he leapt into the river Feale in Listowel on Sunday before last to rescue an elderly woman who had fallen in and was close to drowning. Despite being unable to swim, Mikey Loughnane didn't hesitate when he heard a passerby raising the alarm at around 4pm. An experienced angler with a good knowledge of the river, he raced to the bank and leapt in without a moment's hesitation.
(Source: The Kerryman)
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