Schools to be built at cost of €35m
Work will start next week on a €35m educational campus on the site of a former army barracks in Monaghan town.
The project, which will create over 200 jobs, will include a 16-classroom primary school, a 400-pupil post-primary school together with a 700-student Institute of Further Education.
Injured man 'too far out' to rescue
A man who suffered serious neck injuries on board a container ship could not be rescued because the vessel was outside the range of Irish helicopters.
The crew member on board the German vessel 'Ital Oriente' was injured on Wednesday morning when the vessel was 840 miles off Loop Head. The Shannon S-61 helicopter is only contracted to rescue survivors out to 200 miles.
College founder for Collins oration
THE Michael Collins oration at Beal na mBlath will be delivered by University of Limerick founding president Dr Edward Walsh this year.
The oration next Sunday is held at the spot in Cork where the Free State commander was shot and killed in an ambush in August 1922.
'The Quiet Man' return for O'Hara
SCREEN legend Maureen O'Hara will make an emotional return to the scene of her most famous movie later this month -- 60 years after she first set foot there to film 'The Quiet Man'.
The legendary Hollywood icon, who starred alongside John Wayne in the iconic movie, is the guest of honour at the inaugural Quiet Man Festival in Cong, Co Mayo. Ms O'Hara (91) will stay at plush Ashford Castle during the festival, which runs from August 26 to 28.