Category: LOCAL NEWS


Gilligan Posts Himself Out Of Prison.

DRUG lord John Gilligan, one of Irelands highest-profile prisoners escaped from Port Laois maximum security prison on Tuesday by affixing twenty euros worth of postage stamps to his forehead and posting himself via swift mail to a block of flats in Ballyfermot. Embarrassed prison officers were dumbfounded and couldn’t explain how the pint sized 57… Read more »

Small Minority: ‘Large Majority Ruining It For Everyone Else’

YOUNG residents of Glenville Park housing estate, Ardkeen, where vandalism and anti-social behaviour is the lowest in the city,  told today how adult gangs continue to overrun the area. One youth said members of the local Neighbourhood Watch group, an organized group of citizens devoted to crime and vandalism prevention, carried digital cameras and mobile… Read more »

Child Who Abused Cleric Walks Free

A 10-year-old boy who met a 57-year-old priest through the facebook networking website, before suggesting to the priest perform some kind of sex act on him in a car, walked free from court yesterday with a suspended juvenile jail term. Benjamin Mackey, of Portlaw, Co Waterford, pleaded guilty at Waterford District Court to a charge… Read more »

Large Talking Digital Clock Planned For Ard Ri Hotel

IN January 2011 the “Ard Ri Hotel”, which has been an eyesore for many, will be totally transformed into a beautiful eighties style digital clock. The talking LED clock will cost Irish tax payers €657m and will be the biggest of its kind in Europe. David Flynn, the developer now in charge of the 27… Read more »