THE increasing number of Irish heading to Perth means the Australian city will celebrate St Patrick's Day next year with its own parade.
The event, which will see a parade taking place in the city for the first time in over a decade, was launched in Perth's Celtic Club by the Mayor of Vincent, Alannah MacTiernan. She said: "Vincent is attracting so many of the young Irish that are flooding into Australia and giving us the benefit of their skills and vitality."
Dr Danielle Meagher
In an issue of 'Health and Living' magazine published with the Irish Independent on November 26, inaccurate references were made in the 'Legal Matters' column to Clinical Director of DermaFace Clinic, Dr Danielle Meagher in the context of the issue of patient confidentiality.
We are happy to correct the record and confirm that Dr Meagher did not breach any patient confidentiality or disclose any details of a patient's treatment. We also would like to confirm that Dr Meagher was not in attendance at a late-night party as suggested inaccurately in the article. We apologise for these inaccurate references and any embarrassment caused.
Waving off Titanic 100
COBH is preparing to bid a final farewell to the Titanic, as its year-long commemorative programme for the doomed liner is brought to a close with a "poignant finale".
On December 15, organisers of Titanic 100 are planning to set off symbolic fires off the Cork coast, as well as releasing a new song composed specifically as a tribute to those who perished.
OAP assault charge
A PENSIONER faces trial for sexually assaulting a four-year-old boy.
The 77-year-old man appeared before Limerick District Court charged with one count of sexual assault. The incident is alleged to have occurred on October 12, 2011. The man was remanded on bail of €500 to appear at the next sittings of Limerick Circuit Criminal Court.
Hitting new heights
THE daughter of a German industrialist has been honoured for her contribution to the town where her father started a crane factory more than half a century ago.
Dr Isolde Liebherr was initiated into the Order of Inisfallen at a reception in Killarney, Co Kerry. The award from Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce recognises people not from the area who have contributed to the town's development.