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Wrong-way Corrigan and other wonders

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Early morning July 17 1938, Douglas Corrigan, a young aviator, climbed into a small and rather battered nine-year old Curtiss Robin monoplane, at Brooklyn airfield New York. He was cleared to fly to California. It was a misty overcast morning. Instead of turning east, he headed out over the Atlantic. Twenty-eight hours later, surviving on two chocolate bars, two boxes of fig bars, and a few gallons of water, he landed in Baldonnel airport, Dublin, to everyone’s amazement. He was immediately christened ‘Wrong Way’ Corrigan, and the world press loved him. The New York Post printed its headline back to front to join in the fun. Especially as it emerged that Corrigan’s plane had many modifications made to it, including two large petrol tanks strapped in front of the cockpit, allowing him to only see out sideways. One of the tanks leaked on the way over. He had to slash a hole in the floor to allow the fuel out.

Westport councillors call for Minister Hogan to resign

Westport Town Council's Cllr Brendan Mulroy has called for the resignation of embattled environment Minister Phil Hogan.

Decision on Mall traffic lanes to be made at next meeting

Westport Town Councillors have postponed making a decision on whether the middle Mall should be reduced to one lane as part of smarter travel works for the town.

Town councillors support revival of bonfire night

Westport town councillors have shown support to the revival of bonfire night, which has been proposed by a group of local people.

New pedestrian crossings for Westport

Increased pedestrian safety and the improvement of pedestrian mobility are the main advantage of proposed works for Westport, according to town manager Martin Keating.

Anti-social policy should allow for expulsion from local authority houses

Councillor Myles Staunton made a proposal at the Westport Joint Policing Committee meeting this week that a provision should be put in the Anti-Social policy document which will enable the “immediate expulsion from local authority housing” of anyone who lives in social housing and who allows someone who is involved in anti-social behaviour to stay with them.

JPC members want Westport Courthouse to remain open

Members of Westport’s Joint Policing Committee backed a motion proposed by Councillor Myles Staunton that Westport Courthouse should not close.

‘People sick and tired’ of antisocial behaviour in local authority houses

Councillor Christy Hyland once again raised the ongoing problems with antisocial behaviour in local authority houses in Westport. “Where are we at with dealing with it?” he asked the town’s Joint Policing Committee meeting this week, as “people are sick and tired” of it.

Fury that machinery used at Rockies led to bones being unearthed

Works being carried out at the historic Rockies site in Westport has caused outrage among concerned locals, who in a letter distributed to local representatives, outlined that they were “disturbed by the lack of respect shown to an ancestral resting place” as “human remains have been exposed and scattered about the site.”

 

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