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The half-hour episode cost $390,000 to produce and features an all-Irish cast and crew, but the stars are the ‘Bandits themselves, who wrote the script and accompanying score, made the prosthetics and performed every character.
For the first time on the pages of this newspaper – and ahead of anticipated crossover success for the ‘Bandits in the U.K. – we finally unmask the duo behind the plastic-bag-wearing rappers as Limerick city men Dave Chambers and Bob McGlynn – pictured above in heavy make-up in a still from the pilot episode.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
The Longford G.A.A. mourned the passing of one of its football legends recently, in Robert “Bobby” Burns.
He was best-known throughout the county for his heroic point-scoring exploits in the 1966 “Home” National League Championship-winning team that beat Galway by nine points to eight at Croke Park. Burns, who occupied the full forward position on that day, kicked eight of Longford’s nine points against a Galway team that won three back-to-back All-Irelands (1964-66).
After that historical triumph, Longford then hosted New York at Pearse Park. A 1-18 to 0-17 point aggregate win over a strong New York side featured five points from Bobby from his full forward berth.
[Source: Longford Leader]
A man was duped into letting his premises be used to store $1.4 million worth of head-shop drugs, Dundalk District Court was told two weeks ago.
Robert Kennedy (35) of Milltown, Castlebellingham – who was described as a “scapegoat” – told Judge Flann Brennan that he thought that only packaging and shelving was being stored.
The court heard the Gardaí (police) recovered head-shop drugs with an estimated street value of $1.4 million when they carried out a search on December 11, 2010 at a house under renovation.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
Residents of areas affected by a spate of burglaries are living in fear. They feel vulnerable due to Garda (police) cutbacks, and many are reportedly ready to take matters into their own hands.
Gardaí confirmed to The Mayo News that four houses between Ballyheane and Ballinrobe were burgled within a three-hour period on Friday night, November 23. The same criminal gang is thought to have been involved in all four break-ins.
These incidents are the latest in a worrying trend that sees more and more houses in Mayo being broken into and burgled.
[Source: The Mayo News]
The shock refusal of planning permission for two separate cinema projects in Navan is robbing the town of millions of dollars in investment and hundreds of jobs, it has been claimed.
An Bord Pleanala's decision last Monday to refuse the two planning applications for the new state-of-the-art multiplexes has been described as an "economic mugging" of the town by Councilor Shane Cassells, who said it was "a stunning anti-jobs decision."