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Meanwhile, a number of domestic goods were taken from two private households in the Ardnacassa Avenue area over the course of last Saturday and Sunday.
It’s believed the incidents, which occurred at around midday, may be linked with the total haul stolen from both houses rumored to be in the region of €900.
(Source: Longford Leader)
A man has been arrested by gardaí investigating a murder in Co Louth last year.
Séamus McMahon (41) was shot dead at a property at Bóthar Chroinn, Dundalk, Co Louth, on March 21st.
He died over what was believed to be a personal matter but his death was at the time linked to dissident activity. He was previously charged with being a member of the IRA although he was later acquitted at the Special Criminal Court.
A 30-year-old man was arrested in Drogheda and is being detained at Drogheda Garda Station under the provisions of section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007.
He is the third person to be arrested in connection with the investigation.
(Source: Irish Times)
A Mayo company which distributes storage technology and have annual sales of €145 million have just acquired Yorkshire based, CCI Distribution.
The landmark deal has ensured that CMS Peripherals in Kiltimagh are now the biggest independent data storage distributor in Britain and Ireland. Despite the recession founder and managing director Frank Salmon said the firm have enjoyed consistent revenue growth of between 9 and 10 per cent over the last three years.
Mr Salmon said he believes it is a ‘fairly resilient sector’ and he said he believes the fact that people are now more likely to be at home due to the difficult economic climate meant there was a greater chance that they would be ‘downloading more stuff’.
“We saw a great opportunity to buy a like-minded, successful distribution business that would offer our customers a broader range of storage solutions”. He added. “The acquisition will also support our three-year business objective of 20 per cent annual growth that would take us to turnover of €250 million.”
CMS Peripherals distribute a wide range of products in the consumer storage and business market. Large retailers and resellers are prominent buyers of their products.
(Source: The Mayo News)
The red hot issue of a possible charge for the inspection of septic tanks in rural areas of Meath will hit more than 18,000 households in Meath, it has emerged this week as voices of opposition are raised against the proposal.
A total of 18,231 households with septic tanks out of a total of 53,575 homes throughout Meath would be in the front line for the charge if it goes ahead, based on figures from the 2006 Census of Population, the most recent figures available.
The Minister for the Environment & Local Government, Phil Hogan confirmed last Tuesday that a registration charge of €100 will have to be paid by septic tank owners. A higher annual fee of €300 had been feared.
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