News from around the 32 Irish counties
North Tipperary County Council is getting tough on developers who have left housing developments unfinished throughout the county by calling in bonds to the tune of 1.6 million Euro.
(Source: The Tipperary Star)
Hillary Clinton’s Northern Ireland representative has been challenged to deliver US money to help one of the most deprived areas of Belfast.
Imposing loyalist murals and boarded up shops formed the backdrop for a visit by US Economic Envoy Declan Kelly last week to Sandy Row in the south of the city.
Former UDA boss Jackie McDonald was there to meet the envoy and told him: “If people think they are living in a ghetto, they will have a ghetto attitude.”
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
The management of Waterford City Council is to pursue the city’s first ever lady mayor for thousands of euro she spent on a trip to New York for herself and her husband during her mayoralty.
An audit of council accounts in 2008 found that former Fine Gael councilor, Mary O’Halloran, who lost her seat in the local elections last June, booked the trip which cost €7,200, to the big apple without receiving the approval of her fellow councilors or following the normal procedures for such trips.
(Source: Waterford News & Star)
Athlone Town could be on the verge of a sensational coup by bringing Spanish and European giants Real Madrid to Lissywoollen for a friendly match in early August.
National newspapers reported last Monday that Athlone Town were seeking to entertain the nine-times European champions at the Midlands' venue on Monday, August 9.
(Source: The Westmeath Independent)
Wexford woman Rosaleen Molloy got to rub shoulders with Bono in New York last week after being appointed director of a new National Music Education Program partly funded by U2
(Source: The Wexford People)
Two Greystones' men got a hero's welcome as they returned to their home town on Saturday afternoon last after completing the final leg of the first Irish circumnavigation of the world by bicycle. Simon Evans and Fearghal Ó Nualláin have cycled some 30,000 km through 26 countries since leaving Greystones 18 months ago.
(Source: The Wicklow People)
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