Author Archives: Ciara Mannion

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Road Crash Near Monivea

Road Crash Near Monivea

Image Source  by Ciara Mannion Gardai are investigating a road crash near Monivea in Galway that occurred at 3:15 pm yesterday. A motorcyclist, in his late 40’s, was pronounced dead at the scene and removed to Galway University Hospital. It is believed he was a foreign national who had been living in Athenry. Gardai are

The new Galway City Museum.

New Funding For City Museum and Town Hall Theatre

by Ciara Mannion A sum of €300,000  has been assigned to two of Galway’s premier Arts and Cultural Facilities. The funding for Galway City Museum and the Town Hall Theatre is part of  Sean Kyne (Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources)’s Department of Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016-2018. The Town Hall

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13,000 Secretly Hanged In Syrian Jail

Image Source by Ciara Mannion Since the start of the 2011 uprising, Syrian authorities have hanged at least 13,000 people at a prison north of Damascus, known to detainees as “the slaughterhouse.” According to Amnesty International, at least once a week between 2011 and 2015, groups of up to 50 people were taken out of their

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Can Toast & Potatoes Cause Cancer?

by Ciara Mannion According to the British Food Standards Agency, the roasting and frying of starchy foods could increase the risk of cancer. The FSA has issued a public warning over the risk of a chemical compound known as  Acrylamide. Acrylamide is produced when certain starchy foods such as potatoes are grilled, roasted, or fried

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Space Station Call For Irish Schoolchildren

by Ciara Mannion The International Space Station will take the first ever live call from a group of Irish primary school children today. Some 300 children and 50 teachers have the opportunity to attend the link-up at Limerick Institute where they’ll have a chance to quiz Thomas Pesquet, an astronaut who is currently on the

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Decomposed Body Found In Cork

Image source  by Ciara Mannion Gardaí in Clonakilty, West Cork, are hopeful that a post-mortem examination will establish the cause of death of the decomposed body of a man found in a remote location near Dunmanway. The male body, believed to be that of a 70-year-old Englishman, was discovered around lunchtime by a neighbour in

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Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom Split Up

 Image Source by Ciara Mannion Khloe Kardashian is soon going to be celebrating the single life, as it’s splitsville for her and Lamar Odom.   After three years full of hold-ups, the former couple have finally reached a property settlement, along with signing legal documents that were filed on Friday, according to TMZ.   The

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Kendall Jenner Stalker Convincted

 Image Source  by Ciara Mannion A 25-year-old man was acquitted of stalking reality TV star and model Kendall Jenner. He was later convicted of trespassing at her secluded Hollywood Hills home.   A jury of five men and seven women returned the verdict against Shavaughn McKenzie, after a 7-day trial in which Jenner testified in

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Tom Hayden dies at 76

Image Source by Ciara Mannion Tom Hayden, the anti-Vietnam activist, former husband of actress Jane Fonda and “Chicago 7” member has passed away at the age of 76 on Sunday night  at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California. His wife Barbara Williams told CNN that he died Sunday from complications linked to a stroke

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Leonardo DiCaprio is Passionate About The Environment

by Ciara Mannion UN officials have expressed strong support for Leonardo DiCaprio after he was accused of accepting embezzled funds from a rainforest charity. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric has defended DiCaprio in a new report, after he was accused of accepting embezzled money for his environmental foundation from a reported billion-dollar wealth fund, headed by Malaysian business Low

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