Offaly Independent | News | Roundup Headlines Latest from the online edition en-gb Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:18:33 +0000 Copyright (C) 2014 Celtic Media Group 77 Offaly Independent | News | Roundup Headlines Tullamore choir chosen for Pro-Cathedral Mass Following their recent success on their debut television performance, this Sunday the chamber choir of the Tullamore Academy of Music will step into the shoes of the famous Palestina Choir.

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Info sought on fatal crash Gardai investigating a fatal crash in the early hours of yesterday morning (Monday) on Roscrea’s Birr Road are appealing for witnesses.

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Public help sought as stone remains at large Members of the Offaly public are this week being asked for help to find a rock. It's not just any rock that has gone missing however, it's one of four cornerstones specially carved as part of last year's Gathering of Stones in Lough Boora.

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Kind Killeigh child Lauryn cuts hair for cancer sufferers Seven-and-a-half year old Lauryn O'Reilly from Killeigh had long, wavy, dark blonder hair she loved, but that changed this morning when she cut it off to help young cancer sufferers throughout Ireland and the UK.

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Birr boy Luke Lally helps RTE Jr celebrate 1st birthday Birr's Luke Lally was delighted to be chosen to take part in RTE Jr's first birthday celebrations last Tuesday, April 15.

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Offaly student wins Texaco art competition with stunning self portrait Fourteen-year-old Killina Presentation Secondary School student Diarmuid McKenna has won first prize in his category in this year’s 60th Texaco Children’s Art Competition, it’s been revealed.

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Co-operation sought to combat fire risk over weekend Bord na Mona is asking everyone to refrain from lighting fires outdoors and to take care when disposing of lit cigarettes this weekend, particularly as the country is experiencing a dry spell of weather that has left the countryside exposed to a high risk of fire.

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Rhode native shortlisted for national award Rhode native Professor Imelda Coyne and her team at Trinity College Dublin have been shortlisted for a national health literacy award.

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Varadkar commits to adding Durrow Abbey to agenda Transport, Tourism and Sport Minister Leo Varadkar has promised to discuss Durrow Abbey at a quarterly meeting he’s due to attend with the National Roads Authority (NRA) in the coming weeks.

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Midlands energy export project will not go ahead The export of green energy from the Irish midlands to the UK will not now take place by 2020. 

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Former Mucklagh priest is a YouTube sensation 'Hallelujah' wedding song goes down a storm

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Woman arrested in Tullamore over 11 year old's death A woman in her 50s has been arrested this morning as part of the investigation into the murder of 11-year-old Emily Barut at her home on Bachelors Walk, Tullamore on Septermber 15, 2012. 

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Driving centre row to hit tests on Wednesday Locals urged to reschedule tests

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Hogan reminds dog owners to be vigilant during lambing season The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and the ISPCA have joined together to remind dog-owners to act responsibly as the peak lambing season approaches.

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Local band help paint Las Vegas green Ruaile Buaile perform on local TV station in Las Vegas for Patrick's Day

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Minister officially launches Tullamore flood defence scheme Local councillor says area is now "one of the safest in the country"

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Young Offaly students to speak out on social issues Clara and Tullamore participants in Young Social Innovators event

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Lots planned across the county for St Patrick’s Day There’s lots of activity taking place today to mark St Patrick’s Day across the county. Whether, you want to take in the religious ceremonies, view the parades or enjoy some musical entertainment on our national day of celebration, it’s all happening in Offaly. Here’s a sample of some of the fun across the county today:

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Edenderry playground committee appeals for new members Edenderry Community Playground Committee is appealing for new members and for help from tradesmen and builders who may be able to donate their time for a one off overhaul of the playground.

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Copper stills arrive at Tullamore DEW in time for St Patrick's Day Whiskey production is well and truly on its way home to Tullamore as Tullamore DEW is celebrating this St Patrick’s Day with the arrival of four hand crafted copper stills.

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Mary Lou McDonald to launch Sinn Féin local election campaign Sinn Féin Vice President Mary Lou McDonald will officially launch the party’s campaign in Offaly on Thursday next.

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Call for Offaly businesses to support Job Shadow Day The Irish Association for Supported Employment (IASE) has announced the seventh annual National Supported Employment Week, which will take place from Monday, April, to Sunday, April 14.

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Faile Tractor Run takes place tomorrow The Faile Vintage Club 2014 Tractor Run will take tomorrow (Sunday, March 16) with registration from 9.30am at Seery’s, Daingean.

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Offaly XL store takes top prize at XL Store of the Year Awards Scully’s XL store in Daingean was honoured for excellence at the recent XL Store of the Year Awards.

Mary and Enda Scully’s storewon the award for Best Promotional Offering.

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Shine to hold public talk on mental health Shine, the organisation that supports people affected by mental ill health, will hold a public talk entitled 'Hearing Voices’ in Tullamore on Thursday next as part of the Offaly Mental Health Talk Campaign.
The talk will be held in the Tullamore Court Hotel on Thursday, March 20, from 7pm to 9pm.

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