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2013-08-20 23:02:16

Ride-Away, a subsidiary of Hasco Medical, will hold an Open House at their Londonderry, NH location on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will provide customers with a day of activities, prizes, and refreshments. Londonderry, NH (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 Ride-Away, a subsidiary of Hasco Medical, will hold an Open House at their Londonderry, NH location on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will...

2009-04-11 05:51:21

The Republic of Ireland, in a concession to Protestants, says Northern Irelanders applying for Irish passports can give Londonderry as their birthplace. The city's name is one of the many issues that divide Republicans and Unionists in Northern Ireland and the Republic from the North. To the Republic and to Catholics in the North, the ancient city is Derry, from an Irish word meaning oak wood. More Northern Irish Protestants have begun seeking Irish passports, The Irish Times reports. The...

2008-10-21 09:00:46

Irish power utility ESB International has announced plans to build a E500 million gas-fired power station in northern Spain. In a significant expansion of its overseas investments, ESB International (ESBI) has received key approval for the power plant project near Oviedo, Asturias. This is ESBI's second power station on the Iberian Peninsula, having already built the 800MW combined-cycle gas turbine power plant near Bilbao. The plant that is jointly owned with Osaka Gas has been in...

2008-10-08 09:00:29

By BRENDAN McDAID TOP drama and theatre students from the University's Magee campus have been recognised for their outstanding achievement at a special prizegiving ceremony this week. Three scholarships for drama and three theatre prizes were awarded to students who had excelled in their studies. Nicky Harley from Derry, who graduated with a first in Drama in 2008, picked up the Dean's Prize and the Millennium Forum Prize for Theatre Practice, in recognition of her extensive and varied...

2008-09-25 15:00:00

By CLARE WEIR THE strike shutdown at City of Derry airport next week - at the height of the holiday season -prompted fears of chaos for tourists today. Despite last-minute negotiations last night, no agreement could be reached between council and union representatives and services have been suspended from midnight on Tuesday until midnight on Thursday. A Derry City Council spokeswoman said that it had made a strong case to representatives from the Unite union to make council staff who...

2008-09-25 12:00:29

By WILL ELLISON; ANNA QUIGLEY A CUSTOMER helpline has been set up for passengers affected by the closure of City of Derry Airport by a strike this week. And, as the strike by council workers draws near, a trade union official in the city has called the pay offer to council workers derisory and said that it will "plunge many people into poverty." Liam Gallagher of UNITE and the Derry Trades Council was speaking before the local government workers come out on strike tomorrow. Local...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'