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An Antrim woman, who was viciously assaulted during a football match at Chimney Corner F.C., has relived her horror after seeing her attacker sent to a young offenders' center at Antrim Magistrates' Youth Court.
Laura Adair, from Springfarm, received horrendous facial injuries and required surgery to rebuild her cheekbone following the brutal assault that left her unable to work for more than two months.
She was playing for Knockbreda against Blackieville Ladies in a N.I. Women's Football Association Division One Match in May when a teenage player on the opposing team attacked her around 70 minutes into the match.
[Source: Antrim Guardian]
Staff at Slieve Gullion Credit Union in Forkhill endured a terrifying ordeal last Friday evening, November 23, when a three-man gang armed with axes and a handgun entered the premises and forced workers to hand over a sum of money.
The masked trio made their way into the Main Street building shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Friday night and threatened staff with the weapons, before escaping with the stolen cash in a silver-colored VW Golf.
The aggressive robbery was met with widespread condemnation, with Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin M.L.A. Megan Fearon describing it as “a vicious and mean, criminal act.”
[Source: Examiner Newspaper]
Agricultural food firms Danone and Tanco have won the two top prizes at the Ireland France Business Awards.
Infant formula manufacturer Danone won the Best French Company in Ireland award. Tanco Autowrap, the Carlow-based agricultural machinery company, was the joint winner of the Best Irish Company in France award, along with wastewater treatment systems manufacturer Tricel S.A.S.U., a French subsidiary of K.M.G. based in Killarney.
The annual awards, run by the Ireland France Chamber of Commerce and Network Irlande recognize outstanding business performance and bilateral trade between Ireland and France. This year’s awards were sponsored by B.N.P. Paribas.
[Source: Irish Examiner]
The Health Service Executive has said it is to set up a review group to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a baby who was born two weeks ago at Cavan General Hospital.
It is understood the baby boy was delivered by C-section Thursday, November 28, however, the procedure suffered delays as another C-section had already been carried out in the main theatre, and so a second theatre had to be surgically prepared.
When the baby was born, he was critically ill and was later transferred to the National Neonatal Unit at Holles Street in Dublin for treatment, where he died a short time later.
[Source: The Anglo Celt]
Orla Ní Eilí, of the Clare Immigrant Support Centre in Ennis, has warned that some people in the county may experience further isolation if Wednesday’s budget adversely impacts upon the income of low earners or the unemployed.