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However, the girl refused and told her mother.
Navan gardaí carried out door-to-door inquiries in the area and took statements of up to 20 people but there was little information available. The description from that incident is of a white male with blonde, spiked hair and he was driving a navy car. As yet there is little more on either the vehicle or the man.
A similar description was given for a man who attempted to get a 15-year-old girl into his car the following day (Thursday 4th August) at a similar location and time.
The description of the man at the centre of that incident was given as being late 30s or early 40s and with either blond or reddish spiky hair. Again, a dark blue saloon car was seen in the area between Canterbrook and Balreask Manor on the Trim road between 8pm and 9pm on the night.
Navan gardaí carried out door-to-door inquiries in the area for both incidents and took statements off residents but, again, there was little more information available.
However, it has emerged that Trim gardaí are investigating a similar incident that occurred on Saturday 23rd July in Kilmessan, two weeks previous, where a 10-year-old girl was approached by a man, exposed below the waist, driving a navy blue Nissan Primera or possibly Almera. The car followed the girl to near her home just off the Trim Road.
(Source: The Meath Chronicle)
Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has approved the construction of a €35m educational campus in Co Monaghan.
The project, which will be managed by the Monaghan Vocational Education Committee, is the largest building project funded by the Department of Education this year.
The completed campus will include a 16 classroom primary school, a 400 pupil post-primary school and a 700 student Institute of Further Education.
The site being used for the campus is a former army barracks in Monaghan Town.
A state of the art theatre will also be built as part of the project and will act as the new home for The Garage Theatre.
The theatre facility will be grant-aided by the Department of Education and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to the tune of €3.3m.
(Source: Irish Times)
An investigation by the Health Service Executive is under way into the discovery of the medical files of about 100 patients in a bin outside Roscommon County Hospital.
The files contained names, addresses, details of medical tests and, in some cases, doctors’ comments in relation to patients attending Mullingar General Hospital. The majority of files involve patients from counties Longford and Westmeath.
The files were found early last week by a woman walking her dog. She immediately alerted members of the Roscommon Hospital Action Committee who had been protesting in the vicinity over the recent closure of the hospital’s emergency unit.
John McDermott, chairman of the action committee, last week called on Minister for Health James Reilly to investigate what he described as a serious breach of patient confidentiality. After a press conference in Roscommon last week, Mr McDermott delivered the files to the office of the Data Protection Commissioner in Portarlington, Co Laois.
(Source: Irish Times)
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