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Burial of Limerick woman killed in the Netherlands

first_imgVanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook WhatsApp Advertisement Email Dutch police at Savornin Lohman Street in Den Bosch, where the body was found.The county Limerick woman who died from severe head injuries at her Dutch home last Monday, is to be buried in her native Rathkeale tomorrow.64 year-old Martina O’Brien-Viguurs, a grandmother and mother-of-eight, was found dead after paramedics were called to her home at Savornin Lohman Street in Den Bosch, an affluent city in the southern Dutch province of Brabant.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dutch police have confirmed they are treating the death as suspicious and local media reported that they were investigating whether the injuries were inflicted by a heavy, blunt object.Mrs O’Brien-Viguurs had been resident in the Netherlands for the past five years and had also lived in the Douglas area of Cork for a number of years. She is survived by six daughters, two sons and 11 grandchildren.Her husband, named locally as Arnold ‘Arno’ Viguurs, appeared in court yesterday in connection with her death and was remanded in custody to appear before a judge in Den Bosch within the next 14 days when a decision will be made on whether charges will be brought against him.Mr Viguurs, who is a retired real estate agent in his sixties, is well known in the area, having been on the local carnival organising committee.Neighbours said the couple’s home on Savornin Lohman Street had been sold for €225,000, with the couple intending to retire to Ireland.The Department of Foreign Affairs has been in contact with the woman’s Irish-based family, who were deeply shocked to be informed of her death on Monday evening.Mrs O’Brien-Viguurs’ removal will be from her daughter’s home in Douglas, Cork this evening with her funeral Mass in Rathkeale Church tomorrow. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleFunding awarded to Limerick organisationsNext articleJP’s scholarships put Limerick students at the top of the class Editor Printcenter_img NewsBurial of Limerick woman killed in the NetherlandsBy Editor – November 13, 2015 767 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSCorkCourtdepartment of foreign affairslimerickMartina O’ Brien-ViguursRathkealerathkeale churchthe netherlands Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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Israeli embassy “appalled” by alleged OULC antisemitism

first_imgThe Embassy of Israel has today released a statement condemning “antisemitism masquerading at politics”, responding to claims made against the Oxford University Labour Club a statement by Alex Chalmers announcing his resignation as Co-Chair of Oxford University Labour Club.Issued by Chargé d’affaires Eitan Na’eh, the statement reads “The Embassy of Israel is appalled by reports of antisemitism, intimidation of Jewish students, and support for terrorism against Israel at the Oxford Labour Club. We would not expect such disgraceful activity from any morally upright person – let alone students at one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Antisemitism masquerading as politics is abhorrent. It must be recognised as such and condemned by all.”Chalmers’ resignation and his claims against his former club have already been reported on in the Israeli press, with both Haaretz and Times of Israel picking up on the story.Earlier today, the Oxford University Jewish Society (JSoc) issued a statement on Facebook, saying, “We are horrified at and whole-heartedly condemn anti-Semitic behaviour in all its forms. The comments detailed in JSoc’s statement last night indicate a shocking pattern of hateful and racist behaviour by some Club members, and it’s of the highest priority that this be dealt with swiftly and lastingly.“Labour Students is launching an investigation; we will fully co-operate with this and encourage any of our members to come forward with any information that will assist the process.”OULC has been contacted for comment.last_img read more

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first_imgSen. Tomes Proposes Protest Bill, Met with BacklashIt’s a bill meant to keep the streets clear during protests but some say it’s a threat to freedom of speech. Indiana State Senator Jim Tomes has filed the bill, which was heard in a committee hearing Thursday. The measure would mean police could…FOOTNOTE: PLEASE GO TO THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER OF THE CCO AND CLICK THE LINK TO CHANNEL 44 NEWS TO VIEW BREAKING LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL NEWS, WEATHER AND SPORTS ON A DAILY BASIS.  WE CONSIDER CHANNEL 44 NEWS TO BE A FAIR AND OBJECTIVE NEWS SOURCE FOR THIS REGION.AND ARE EXTREMELY PLEASE TO BE ABLE TO BRING THIER NEWS TO YOU ON A REGULAR BASIS.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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