Posts Tagged ‘ Tralee ’

Missing Kerry Woman Found Dead


Gardai have said that a Kerry woman who was missing since last Sunday has been found dead.

Tralee native Aisling Thompson was last seen in the early hours of the morning at her home at Stack Villas in the town. Continue reading

Basketball : National Cup Finals Fail To Disappoint


Friday night saw one of the greatest if not the greatest Womens Cup final of all time as UL Huskies were defeated in overtime by Team Montenotte Hotel Cork. A sold out crowd at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght saw defending champions UL defeated as Irish coach James Weldon squared off against another Irish coach in Paul Kelleher. UL were chasing their third straight National Cup but it wasn’t to be although the girls from Limerick have to be praised for their spirited fight back having looked dead and buried at half time in this one.

The Men’s final was never going to outplay the Women’s fixture as UCC Demons comfortably got the better of shock cup finalists Dublin Inter. Inter , who are made up mainly of Lithuanian players , shot well from behind the three point line but after keeping in touch with their Cork counterparts for much of the first quarter they fell away as the game progressed. The game marked a fantastic achievement from Demons captain Shane Coughlin as he collected his fifth National Cup winners medal. Continue reading

News in Brief – Top College Unveils “Sex Toy” Sculpture


Apparently we’re all €100,000 better off, on paper (NIB is actually €3 gazillion better off on this if you print off this bit of paper), due to the rise in property prices. It’s all fictional, like the figures banks trade in every day, which in reality is made up of much more meagre funds, and they’re ours. But anyway, it’s good news!

A man has been banned from every pub in Dublin, after being picked up by Gardai for being drunk and disorderly. This story is not to be confused with the Bertie bashing last week, when former Taoiseach Ahern was given a whack round the earlobes by another punter with a crutch. Although perhaps banning Bertie from every pub in Dublin would prevent similar problems in the future. Just an idea. Continue reading

News in Brief – Corrupt Government To Silence The Internet As Leaving Cert Cheaters Face Anxious Wait


Do you smell like sheep s***? Do people avoid you because of your stink? Are you a hardened farmer with his own willies and appropriate tan? If you can drive a bullet proof John Dere you could be in luck , Pope Francis may have the job for you! Apparently the Pope wants his bishops to be real shepherds, actual shepherds, with sheep. No not really, but he wants them to be leaders of their flock, part of the farm, a bishop in wolves clothing even. Or sheets clothing anyway. Continue reading

News in Brief-Dolphins Attack As Irish Rugby Players In Sex Storm

dolphinAfter the other week’s eel attack it seems the sea has unleashed a new beast. In Clare a dolphin called Dusty has got the hump with swimmers and has been bating the s*** out of them. The bottlenose local has been ramming residents of Doolin, even hospitalising some. The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group has warned swimmers that insist on swimming with her not to “grab, lunge or chase after her”. If you’ve been lunging at dolphins you probably deserve a shove.
Talking of slippery mammals, Irish rugby has been brought into disrepute by reports two top-level players engaged in a threesome with a woman in a Dublin hotel. Details apparently emerged from the woman’s Facebook account, before a conversation between the rugby players and their pals went viral containing explicit details. Before you ask NIB does not know who it was, but we will take your bets. Continue reading

Inspirational Teenager Donal Walsh Passes Away

Inspirational teenager Donal Walsh (16) has passed away after a brave four year battle with cancer.

Donal,a terminally ill teenager, rose to prominence after an interview on RTE’s The Saturday Night Show in which he publicly appealed to young people not to end their lives.

Walsh had been battling cancer since he was first diagnosed four years ago and passes away peacefully at his home in Blennerville,County Kerry.

Having twice overcome cancer, Donal was diagnosed again in the latter part of last year with what had now become a terminal illness. Since he was informed of the diagnosis he spent the rest of his days travelling with friends and family and attempting to ensure young people enjoyed their lives. He had raised over €50,000 for charity.

Speaking to RTE’s Morning Ireland Fr Francis Nolan of St John’s Parish in Tralee described the teenager as an “inspiration” to people in Tralee and beyond.

Weeks before his death, Donal recorded a video message to be circulated in schools, Fr Nolan said the anti-suicide message had already had an impact on many.

“So many letters have come to the family about people who have actually been helped by Donal already to embrace the gift of life.

“Young people who may have been contemplating suicide, you know they’ve actually thought again,” he said.

Fr Nolan said Donal managed to stay positive throughout his four-year battle with cancer.

“Donal has been an inspiration here in Tralee, and the way he has embraced his illness with such acceptance, and never once shown any bitterness or resentment about being ill.”

Tributes have poured in from all around the globe with many top sports stars including New Zealand rugby player Dan Carter revealing his sadness at the death of Donal, who he had spoken to just weeks earlier.

The All Blacks fly half tweeted “Sad to hear the news of young @Donal_Walsh #RIP #Inspiration thoughts go out to his family & friends”.

Over 77,000 have liked a Facebook tribute page that was set up early yesterday afternoon, showing the impact his efforts had on many people throughout Ireland.

Donal’s funeral will take place at noon on Wednesday at St John’s Church in Tralee.

His family have asked for donations in lieu of flowers to the Palliative Care Unit, Kerry General Hospital and Care 4 Kids, care of the Gleasure Funeral Home.


Dark Week For Ireland

Picturesque cliffs at Ballybunion where Godsun leapt to his death

Ireland has been gripped by the course of three harrowing incidents which has led to the death of four people over the past week.

 By Glenn Dowd

Double Tragedy

On Tuesday evening, Gardài were called to a house in Kerry where a Polish woman, 29 year old Katarzyna Barowiak, was found strangled.

Emergency services arrived on the scene at the Deer Park estate in Tralee and forced their way into the house, finding the lifeless body of Ms Barowiak lying on the bedroom floor of the rented accomodation. Her two year old son was also in the house at the time.

After receiving a tip off, Gardaì travelled to Ballybunion, some 28 km from Tralee, where Barowiak`s partner threatened to throw himself off a cliff. The Benin national named locally as  Stephen Godsun was believed to be the perpetrator of the attack.

After 6 hours of discussions at the edge of the cliffs, Gardaì could not prevent the refugee from jumping to his death. He took his phone with him, which Gardaì believe contains significant information about the murder. Neither the body nor the phone have been recovered yet.

Inseparable Partners Re Unite in Heaven

A tragic young man took his own life at the grave of his girlfriend, who had died from a brain haemorrhage just days earlier.

Gardaì found the body of Julian Rothwell at the grave of his partner Gillian Bradley in Adamstown , Co.Wexford on Wednesday. A gun was found beside his body.

Mr Rothwell was in a state of shock after the love of his life died suddenly last week after taking a brain haemorrhage at a variety show in the town.

A source said Rothwell found it very difficult to continue without his “rock”. “They were made for each other and it is very sad. Julian was inconsolable after Gillian passed away. His friends and family rallied around him but he admitted he found it tough to go on without her”.    

Father of Dead Child Shoots Himself

A man who lost his baby daughter in a crash last year took his own life on Wednesday.Darragh Best (25) shot himself in the head outside the house he shared with his partner Bernadette McNevin at Jobstown in Tallaght, Dublin 24.

A 9mm handgun was recovered from outside the house where Best shot himself at around 1.15 am.   

Seven-month-old Hannah Louise sustained serious head injuries in a car crash on March 6, 2009. She died at Temple Street Children’s Hospital two days later.