Three men in court after "leaning against a car" and refusing to move the vehicle

This week's Yesteryears

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett


The Yesteryears Series continued this week with an edition from February 23, 1968. 

The newspaper gleaned from a private Corporation meeting this week that there will be a change to the way the Corporation collects rent from its 1,200 tenants- with the circumstances of tenants now taken in to consideration.

The front page picture showed 19-year-old Eileis Tyrrell being presented with a prize for winning ‘Miss India Tea’ regional finals in the Mayfair Ballroom - receiving a cheque for £25 and a holiday in Dublin.

Speaking of the Mayfair, three men leaning against a car found themselves in court when they refused to move the car when instructed by a local Garda.

This week Sinn Féin announced its intention to enter local politics.

At the celebrations of 21 years of Macra na Feirme, members were urged to become more involved in community life and of course, farming.

There were also three serious chimney fires in the city this week.