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Bishop Kevin Doran warns that the role of doctors and nurses is to heal and care for patients

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The Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran, has warned that the role of doctors and nurses is to heal and care for patients, and not to bring about their death through procedures such as abortion.

He also said it would be helpful if the healthcare sector explored the difference between accepting death and and causing it.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, he stated: “There is nothing in the ethos of healthcare that would remotely suggest that doctors or nurses should be involved in killing”.

Bishop Doran was speaking at a conference on abortion, the law and disability, which the Irish Bishops jointly hosted with the Anscombe Bioethics Centre in the UK.

Gardaí in Boyle are investigating two incidents of criminal damage over the past 24 hours

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Gardaí in Boyle are investigating two incidents of criminal damage over the past 24 hours.

At 2pm yesterday, damage was caused to the Bank of Ireland ATM in the town.

On Friday night/Saturday morning, sheds were broken into at the Wooden Bridge, Deepark, Boyle and padlocks were broken.

However, it’s not yet known if anything was taken.

An Bord Pleanála overturned a decision by Westmeath County Council to refuse planning permission for a commercial development

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An Bord Pleanála has overturned a decision by Westmeath County Council to refuse planning permission for a commercial development in Athlone.

The local authority claimed it would harm the vitality and vibrancy of the town, but An Bord Pleanála has disagreed and given the plans the go-ahead.

 

Diskin Enterprises wants to subdivide an existing retail unit at Golden Island Retail Park to accommodate additional first-floor storage.

It also sought to make minor alterations to the site layout to include more car-parking spaces, new entrance security gates and signage.

In May, Westmeath County Council turned the application down, claiming the development would attract retail uses suited to town-centre locations and harm the vitality and vibrancy of Athlone’s urban core.

But An Bord Pleanála’s inspector disagrees, saying the proposal would result in very little change to the appearance from outside, with most of the changes occurring internally.

Senior planning inspector Patricia Calleary added the design would be largely consistent with the overall retail warehouse park design, and said the request for ten extra car-parking spaces was acceptable.

The board duly granted permission, subject to five conditions.

Lawrence (Larry) McGlynn

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Lawrence (Larry) McGlynn

Briskill, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford.

Saturday, October 21st, in his 83rd year

Reposing at his home tomorrow (Sun) from three o’clock until nine o’clock.

Removal on (Mon) to arrive at St Mary’s Church, Newtownforbes, for twelve o’clock funeral mass with burial afterwards in the local cemetery.

Family Time on Monday morning please.

 

Special plaque to remember the men who fought and served during the Siege of Jadotville will be unveiled today

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A special plaque to remember the men who fought and served during the Siege of Jadotville will be unveiled in Athlone this afternoon.

The plaque, in John Count McCormack Square, is being unveiled at 3.30pm by the mayor of Athlone Aengus O’Rourke to remember the dozens of Irish men caught up in one of the most infamous episodes in Irish defence forces history.

The unveiling of the plaque ties into Jadotville Day which is now celebrated on October 25th and alternates between events in Athlone and Dublin every second year.

Paul Clarke from the Defence Force Veterans, and who is the organiser of the Jadotville Day ceremony says the numbers of men involved in the siege is growing smaller every year and it’s important that the remaining survivors and their families are accorded the respect they deserve…

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Three Shannonside schools chosen for Digital Framework trial

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Three schools in the Shannonside region have been selected by the Department of Education to participate in the Digital Learning Framework trial.

St. Bernard’s National School in Abbeylara in Longford, Brusna National School in Roscommon and St. Clare’s Comprehensive School in Leitrim have all been selected for the trial

The framework will help schools and individual teachers to improve their skills in the area of digital technologies.

The trial will also provide for external and internal evaluation of how digital technology is being used in schools and support planning in areas such as literacy, numeracy and STEM.

Just 30 primary and 20 secondary schools were selected out of 315 applicants.

Denis Igoe

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Denis Igoe

Pearsonsbrook, Glasson, Athlone.

Friday October 20th peacefully in Roscommon Hospital.

Deeply regretted by his wife Betty, daughter Maura, sons Liam, Michael, Denis, John, Oliver and Conor, his brother Fr Michael S.M.A., son-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, relatives and friends,

Reposing at Flynn’s Funeral Home, The Strand, Athlone this evening (Sat) from half past three with Removal at half past five to the church of the Immaculate conception, Tubberclaire arriving at six o’clock.

Funeral Mass tomorrow (Sun) at eleven o’clock with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.  

Gerry Callaghan

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Gerry Callaghan

Drinane, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon.

Friday, October 20th.

Beloved husband of Teresa, adored Dad of Olivia and Fiona, much loved son of Tom and the late Katie, Brother of Ollie, Liam, Aileen and Ethna. Gerry will be missed by his sorrowing wife, daughters, father, brothers, sisters, mother-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and his many friends.

Reposing at his residence today (Sat) from four o’clock until seven o’clock and again tomorrow (Sun) from two o’clock until seven o’clock.

House private outside of these times please.

Funeral mass (Mon) at noon in Strokestown Parish Church followed by burial in Tulsk Cemetery.

Please use Shuttle service provided from Bank of Ireland, Church St., Strokestown, for travel to and from the residence throughout reposal time.

Family flowers only.

Donations if desired to The St Luke’s Oncology Unit c/o Kieran Leavy, Funeral Director, Scramogue, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon.

 

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