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#West

# west - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Meet the Texan marathon runner who had two near misses this week

Joe Berti, who completed Monday’s Boston Marathon before witnessing the massive explosion at a fertiliser plant in Texas two days later, has said that he feels blessed that both he and his family are sill alive.

Barack Obama: 'All in all, this has been a tough week'

The US president reacted to the dramatic apprehending of the second suspect in the Boston bombings and the explosion at a Texas fertiliser plant at a press conference in the White House earlier.

# west - Friday 19 April, 2013

Authorities confirm 12 dead in Texas fertiliser plant blast

Police would not say how many people are still missing although one estimate says it may be as many as 60.

Firefighters seek colleagues' bodies as search for Texas bodies continues

The community of West still doesn’t know how many people may have died, as rescuers carefully work through piles of debris.

# west - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Photos: 'Devastation' at scene of fertiliser plant explosion in Texas

Police have confirmed there are fatalities but have not yet said exactly how many people have died in the blast.

Police say between 5 and 15 killed in Texas fertiliser explosion

Waco police said they are treating the incident as a crime scene for now, but that there is no evidence that it was anything other than accidental.

VIDEO: Live local TV news coverage of the Texas explosion Texas This post contains videos

VIDEO: Live local TV news coverage of the Texas explosion

Watch live video from the local CBS affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth as it covers the explosion at a chemical plant in West.

Several killed, and over 100 injured, in explosion at Texas fertiliser plant Texas This post contains videos

Several killed, and over 100 injured, in explosion at Texas fertiliser plant

A fertiliser plant in West, Texas, exploded following a fire – damaging buildings several blocks away.

# west - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Blood Bikers zoom in to help patients in the West

The bikers work as an emergency rider voluntary service that transports blood, patient records and other urgently-needed items between hospitals in the Western region.

# west - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

From The42 Long goodbye: Eric Elwood confirms he will leave Connacht at season’s end Stepping Down

Long goodbye: Eric Elwood confirms he will leave Connacht at season’s end

PRO12 and Heineken Cup campaigns are ongoing but speculation over the coach’s replacement has already begun.

# west - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

American Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

A flight from Chicago to London Heathrow made an emergency landing shortly after 1pm today following reports of a smell of smoke on board.

# west - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Warning issued after ten fall ill with shellfish poisoning in the west

The Food Safety Authority is warning against eating shellfish found on the shoreline.

# west - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Syria's deputy minister for oil defects in YouTube video Syria This post contains videos

Syria's deputy minister for oil defects in YouTube video

Abdo Hussameldin announced he was defecting in a YouTube video, making him the first high ranking official to abandon the Assad regime since the uprising began a year ago this month.

# west - Friday 27 January, 2012

Further delays to construction of Western Rail Corridor

Irish Rail is currently in talks with a developer about funds it agreed to pay towards the construction of the line.

# west - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Capital rule: People from Donegal have lowest income in Ireland

Donegal has the lowest average income in Ireland, while Dubliners earn the most. How does your county’s income fare?

# west - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Vladimir Putin tells West not to interfere in Russian politics

Formally announcing his presidency bid, the current PM warned Western leaders not to meddle in Russian polls.

# west - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Garda car chase in Athlone

The car crashed and one man was arrested following the chase.