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The find has been described as “very exciting” by the National Museum of Ireland. The museum said it was one of very few bog bodies discovered in situ, which meant not only the remains, but its intact environment, could be studied.
Museum staff on site said at this stage they did not know the precise age or gender of the individual, but the body could be that of a young woman and may have been the result of a human sacrifice.
The body is estimated to be over 2,000 years old. It appears the torso and head, which were in a leather bag, did not survive. The legs, however, were not enclosed by the bag and were preserved by chemicals in the peat.
(Source: Leinster Express)
Gardai are investigating the circumstances around the sudden death of a man living in Ballianmore town last Monday afternoon.
The body of the man was discovered in his apartment in Ballinamore town at around 5pm on Monday afternoon. Gardai quickly cordoned off the scene and Scenes of Crime investigators were called in to try and establish how the man had died.
A spokesperson for the gardai said that they were keeping a open mind in relation to the man’s death.
The deceased’s name had not been released at the time of going to press but he is believed to be a man in his 50s who is origginally from the Dublin area and who has been living in Ballinamore for a number of years.
(Source: Leitrim Observer)
The owners of a West Limerick aluminium company “caused havoc” to the local environment when they illegally changed the course of a river in order to gain access to a piece of land, a court has heard.
The owners of Costello Aluminium, of Kilfergus, Glin, were ordered to restore the course of the River Corbry, which they diverted without permission in late 2008/early 2009 at a special sitting of Limerick Circuit Court last Friday.
The actions of the company and its owner, John Costello, caused serious ecological damage and have led to frequent flooding along the river and at their own premises, the court was told.
Peter Clein, BL, prosecuting on behalf of Limerick County Council told Judge Carroll Moran that Costello Aluminium sought to alter the course of the Corbry in order to bring a piece of land on the opposite bank “into the larger industrial site” of their premises.
Mr Clein said that physically changing the river “caused havoc” with local fish life and led to a “significant problem” with flooding on nearby banks and at Costello Aluminium itself.
The court heard that Judge James O’Donoghue made an order directing the company to restore the river to its original path on May 27 2009.
On October 19 2009 John Costello gave an undertaking in court that he would commit to hiring an environmental scientist as part of the project, and would liaise with Limerick County Council and the Inland Fisheries Board.
However, the restoration of the river has not taken place to date as Costello Aluminium had submitted an application for planning retention.
(Source: Limerick Leader)
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