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Archive for the ‘ Irish News ’ Category

Gardai Renew Pereira Appeal On Eighteenth Anniversary

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Gardai have renewed their appeal for information regarding the murder of Belinda Pereira, who perished during a brief trip to Dublin 18 years ago.

26-year-old Belinda was briefly staying in an apartment at Mellor’s Court in Liffey Street, Dublin 1 when, on 29th December 1996, she was found dead following an attack. She had arrived in Ireland from London on Christmas Eve (1996) and had been planning to return to Britain on New Year’s Day. Continue reading

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News In Brief: Criminal Does A Runner As Gardai Takeaway

Abrakebabra or Macaris? You decide! (image: soundtrackcollector.com)

Abrakebabra or Macaris? You decide! (image: soundtrackcollector.com)

Up first in our brief news this week a classic crime story that could only happen on our fair Isle. A dangerous criminal escaped from Garda custody as the lads in blue pulled their van over at a chipper. Sure you can’t fight crime when you’re starving! The public have been warned not to approach the criminal who is potentially dangerous, while the Gardai released a statement saying they preferred Abrakebabra to Macari’s.

Google have released the results of top searched for items in Ireland this year. It included such news stalwarts as the World Cup and Garthgate as well as the Greyhound recycling debacle. Amongst the predictable searches was Kim Kardashian’s arse and the death of Robin Williams but the real state of the nation was demonstrated in our second most popular googled question? How to… shift. What a romantic bunch we are. Continue reading

Inclusion Ireland Call For Independent Àras Attracta Inquiry

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Chairperson of Inclusion Ireland Tom Healy is calling for an independent inquiry into the Áras Attracta care home in Swinford, Co Mayo to restore confidence in disability services following the RTÉ Investigations Unit programme last night (Tuesday, 9th December).

The disturbing, distressing and shocking programme shone a depressing light on the standards of residential care for persons with intellectual disabilities in this HSE-run facility. Continue reading

Three Charged With Offaly Murder

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Three men have been charged with the murder of 64-year-old Thomas Dooley in Co Offaly. earlier this year.

James Davy (23), of Thornhill Meadows, Celbridge, Co Kildare; Sean Davy (20), of Clonmullen Drive and Matthew Cummins (20), of Churchview Heights, both in Edenderry, Co Offaly appeared before Tullamore District Court this morning. Continue reading

Gardai Seek Help Following Longford Carjacking

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Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following an alleged assault and carjacking incident in Longford yesterday evening.

A woman in her 40’s was confronted at knifepoint by two males as she returned to her car at a car park on Ballymahon Street at approximately 5.55pm.

The woman was forced into her car by the men and driven from the scene at speed. The car was observed and followed by Gardaí. A short time later on the Athlone Road the car left the road and struck a ditch. Continue reading

Innocent Woman Dies After Getting Caught Up In Garda Pursuit

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The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission is investigating a fatal crash which occurred in County Kildare last night.

An innocent woman (43) died as she became caught up in a high speed pursuit between Gardai and a group of youths.

The crash happened at junction 13 of the M7 before 9pm last night. Continue reading

Crowdsight Partners With Dublin Marathon To Capture Fan Experience

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SSE Airtricity are employing a unique approach at this year’s Dublin Marathon to facilitate fans engaging, enjoying, and sharing the overall marathon experience. They’ve tasked an innovative Irish start-up; Crowdsight, to capture the proudest fan moments throughout the entire Marathon experience.

Tapping into the massive effort of the competitors and recognising the huge amount of training and sacrifice that’s involved in completing a Marathon, SSE Airtricity and Dublin Marathon organisers were keen to identify a way to really capture the variety of the experience across the record-breaking number of 14,500 runners. Continue reading

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