Monday 23 October 2017

Croker church blaze

A BLAZE broke out and partially destroyed a section of a 120-year-old former Methodist Church just yards from Croke Park.

Eleven units of the fire services battled the fire which tore through the annex of the derelict church on Jones Road, Drumcondra, Dublin. The fire broke out at around 7pm and fire services had the blaze under control in about 30 minutes. Six houses in the vicinity were evacuated as a precaution.

FAMINE SPUD ON MENU

FAMINE-ERA potatoes are returning to Marks and Spencer's Irish stores next week after a trial run earlier this year sparked national and worldwide demand.

The Lumper potato had been nearly wiped out until a Co Antrim farmer, Michael McKillop, recultivated them this year. The Lumper dominated Irish agriculture until the Famine of the 1840s after which it virtually disappeared. However Mr McKillop's firm Glens of Antrim Potatoes, based in Cushendall, set about reviving its fortunes as an heirloom strain.

HOME HELP FOR ADHD

CHILDREN with attention deficit disorder have lower levels of behavioural difficulties if their parents are receiving training in how to deal with symptoms of the condition.

A new study launched by children's organisation Archways found improvements in 40pc of children showing high levels of behavioural difficulties including hyperactivity, attention deficit problems or aggression after just 20 weeks of the parent programme intervention. ADHD affects up to 5pc of all children – or one in 20 – with boys at increased risk of developing the disorder.

Irish Independent

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