Posts Tagged ‘ Drogheda ’

Louth Teen Held At Gunpoint While Selling Car


Gardaí at Louth are investigating an incident in which an 18 year old man was held at gunpoint near Drogheda.

The victim had arranged to meet an individual at Newtownstalaban at approximately 11.30pm last night with a view to selling his car. However when the man went to the location he was met by two masked men, one of which was armed with a firearm. Continue reading

LOI: Battle Of The Rovers As Roddy Aims To Defeat Champs


Shamrock Rovers –v- Sligo Rovers    7:05

Early league leaders Shamrock Rovers host fellow title hopefuls Sligo Rovers at Tallaght Stadium.

Goals from Gary McCabe, Ronan Finn and Kieran Marty Waters gave the hoops an impressive 3-1 away win over fierce Dublin rivals Bohemians last week. That win established them as early league leaders, a position that will leave manager Trevor Croly pleased. They face a Sligo Rovers side in poor form and Croly and his players will look for all three points as well as a psychological advantage. Continue reading

19 Year Old Arrested Following Drogheda Shooting


Gardaí investigating a shooting incident in Drogheda have arrested a 19 year old man.

The incident occurred at approximately 6pm yesterday in the Moneymore Estate where a 35 year old man was shot a number of times. He received injuries to his legs and was brought to Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital where his injuries are described as non life threatening. Continue reading

Violent Start To 2014 As Seven Murdered So Far


Over the past few days we have been discovering the gruesome details of the murder of Thomas O’Gorman. The 39 year old researcher was killed after an argument involving a game of chess. According to reports one of his lungs was removed and has not been located. Saverio Bellante, the man charged with Mr O’Gorman’s murder, told Gardai at the scene that he had eaten the victim’s heart but it seems likely now that Bellante actually consumed the man’s lung.

This grotesque incident has been heralded as the worst witnessed by Gardaí and crime scene investigators in some time. While this case is particularly shocking and unveils the frightening extremes of suffering one person can inflict on another, it is actually just one of seven violent deaths that have taken place in Ireland since the New Year. Continue reading

Horgan Replaces Cooke As Drogheda United Manager


Drogheda United have announced the appointment of former United goalkeeper Robbie Horgan as first team manager.

Horgan replaces Mick Cooke at the helm in a decision that will cause much dismay along the banks of the Boyne.

The club has expressed thanks to all those who applied for the position and in particular the three final interviewees who were each “of a high calibre and offered a broad and varied range of experience and ideas.” Continue reading

Contraband Kingpin Arrested Following Major Cigarette Bust


A businessman who is regarded as the king of smuggling contraband across the border has been arrested following a major cigarette seizure.

The man was one of four people arrested yesterday as the Criminal Assets Bureau and Revenue’s Customs Service seized approximately 9 million cigarettes. Continue reading

Summer In The City: National Gallery Of Ireland

I know that we have been having a mini-heat wave lately, but as we can’t rely on it lasting the summer I have been looking at the NGI’s seasonal activities with interest. Here then, is a quick round-up of events to give you an idea of what’s on offer over the next few months.

After the closure of two temporary exhibitions, ‘The Sketchbooks of Jack B. Yeats’ and ‘Treasured Sheets’ the wraps are shortly to come off two more promising looking exhibitions. At the same time, the run of ‘Essential Ireland: A Mini Tour’ has been extended until 5 August so you still have chance to visit. This exhibition, curated to mark the year of The Gathering, is as you might imagine a tour around Ireland in paint and canvas. It includes scenes of popular destinations around the country painted by, amongst others, James Malton, Francis Place and John Lavery. The gallery ran a series of Tuesday lectures to tie in with the exhibition. I went along to one talk by art historian Mary Jane Boland that focussed on the views of Glendalough, which was fascinating and informative. Continue reading