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A Year in Brief: Part Two

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Part two of NIB’s yearly round-up because 2013 was just too good! (Read part one here).

Dublin’s new bridge, crossing the Liffey at Marlborough Street and connecting Luas lines on each side of the river, was on the lookout for a name. A list of 85 possibilities was suggested by the public which was then shortlisted by Dublin City Council to 17. Some suggestions in a comments thread on The Times website included: Bosco Bridge; Daniel Day Luas Bridge (nice); Da Plain People O’Ireland Bridge; Jedward Bridge; and NIB favourite, the Feckin’ Bridge. Continue reading

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fighting-kidsDublin’s new bridge, crossing the Liffey at Marlborough Street and connecting Luas lines on each side of the river, is looking for a name. A list of 85 possibilities were suggested by the general public which has been short listed by Dublin Council to 17. Word of advice to Dublin City Council: don’t ask the public to decide things like this. They will take the piss. Some suggestions in a comments thread on The Times website included: Bosco Bridge; Daniel Day Luas Bridge (nice); Da Plain People O’Ireland Bridge; Jedward Bridge; and NIB favourite, the Feckin’ Bridge.

This year’s Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival is going gay. ’The Outing’ aims to offer gay and lesbian participants a matchmaking service to rival it’s straight counterpart with drag shows and ceilìs combined. Music, dancing and matchmaking will be overseen by Panti, ’Drag High-Queen of Ireland’ (who knew we were a monarchy?), at a price of €199 per person, sharing. Obviously they’re confident about meeting Mr or Mrs Right in Clare. Continue reading

Body of Tragic Garda Recovered

A body has been discovered close to the spot in Wicklow where a heroic Garda went missing yesterday.

Off duty Garda Ciaran Jones was trying to steer motorists away from a dangerous bridge at Ballysmuttan near Blessington when he came into difficulty.

A search of the River Liffey was carried out throughout the night and his body was located this morning. The discovery was made at Ballyward bridge close to his hometown of Manor Kilbride.

Garda Ciaran Jones was a member of the force for four years and was based in Stepaside, Dublin. His family were among 6o people holding a vigil at the spot last night while the search was carried out.  

Ciaran Jones was a prominent GAA player with Kilbride and was also part of Mick O`Dwyer`s Wicklow senior football squad over the past four years.

Although Kilbride is not a senior team, Ciaran’s outstanding play as a forward had impressed the county selectors and he was considered one of the top scorers in the county. 

In a separate incident a body of a woman has been pulled from a flooded basement on Parnell Road in Dublin.

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