Mayo road deaths
Gardai in Ballina are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred at Knockbrendan, The Quay Road, Ballina at approximately 11.50am this morning the 31st of July 2010.
Two female passengers in the car, one in her late 30’s’and one in her mid teens were fatally injured when the car they were travelling in lost control and left the road. They were pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver and two other passengers, one male and one female, were taken to Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar with injuries described as not life threatening. Read more
Down GAA are on a high tonight
If there is any consolation in this year All Ireland GAA championship for Sligo and Donegal, it was Down’s clinical execution of football greats Kerry in Croke Park this afternoon.
Although the score said that there were just six points between the teams, an injury time penalty conversion for Kerry glossed over the fact that they simply had no answer to the Down tsunami.
The nornal defender of the Kingdom, Pat Spillane was left with a puss on his face, talking about how great this Kerry team was, as they were seeking their 10th All Ireland semi final in a row.
He might have actually tried to pay a genuine compliment to Down, who for the record have never been beaten by Kerry in a championship match.
That in itself, is an amazing statistics considering the greatness of Kerry teams down the years. Kerry will rise again but today was Down’s day and they are now in their first All Ireland semi final in 16 years.
Westlife went down a storm last night at Lissadell, creating their own bit of Yeatsian magic
Thousands of Westlife fans braved the unpredictable weather to hear their heroes play on home soil last night as Lissadell House in North Sligo was the unusual location for one of the biggest ever concerts in the north west.
And few would have imagined that the venue would have been the location for such a bank holiday wekeend extravaganza weekend, as Lenonard Cohen will play there this evening (Saturday) and tomorrow, Sunday. Read more
A male in his 30′s who had been detained at Thurles Garda Station will appear at a special sitting of Clonmel District Court this morning ( 31.07.10) at 10.30am.
It follows an ongoing intelligence led operation targeting organised crime in South and South Eastern Garda Regions Gardaí conducted a number of arrests and searches on the morning, Tuesday, 27th July 2010.
The specific investigations concerned a large number of similar burglaries that occurred at various business premises in counties Carlow, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford in a period spanning October 2008 and May 2010.
Ten men were arrested at the time varying in ages from 30 to 44 years.
The Central Bank quarterly report published yesterday once again exposes the lack of a tangible jobs strategy from the current Government, other than turning on the tap of emigration where we risk losing another generation of talented and skilled young people, according to Fine Gael’s Deputy Spokesman on Finance, Kieran O’Donnell TD.
“Ireland is destined for huge numbers of unemployed people for the foreseeable future with the only significant relief from the increasing number being a rapid acceleration of those emigrating due to economic necessity. Read more
The Finn Harps team who held league toppers Derry City to a draw last night in Finn park. ©IrishDigest.com
Airtricity League Division One
Finn Harps 1
Derry City 1
Game played at Finn Park, Ballybofey
Stephen Kenny’s Airtricity League First Division table-toppers were given a real run for their money as they were held to a draw by Finn Harps in a rip-roaring north-west derby at Finn Park last night.
City were much the better team in the first half, but Harps produced their best second half display of the season as they fought back to equalise, and they could well have won it.
Donegal South West Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has received confirmation that authorisation has now been given to re-introduce the Letterkenny to Strabane, Bus Éireann Service via the Glenmaquinn Road, Convoy and Raphoe.
This approval follows on-going representations by Senator O Domhnaill, he says. Read more
GAA news will be more easily available than ever
The GAA will launch a number of initiatives and applications over the coming weeks as part of the GAA communications plan in an effort to provide content on various online media platforms to GAA members and supporters worldwide.
In March of this year, the GAA successfully re-launched GAA.ie with almost 1.25m visits to the site since the re-launch. Initiatives to come on stream in the coming weeks include the first of its kind, a new GAA online magazine show, ‘Round the Square, an official GAA iPhone App, a mobile version of GAA.ie and columnists exclusive to GAA.ie, former football and hurling greats, Jason Sherlock and Joe Deane. Read more
Skull discovered in Wicklow
Gardai are investigating the discovery of a skull at Manor Kilbride, Blessington, Co.Wicklow. The skull is believed to be that of an adult male and has been removed from the scene for examination by the State Pathologists Office.
The remains were discovered at 1.20 pm on the 29th of July 2010, by workmen clearing a wooded area on private land at Manor Kilbride. The area remains sealed off and a search and forensic exanination is being carried out. The services of a forensic anthropologist have been requested.