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Fergal O’Donnell stepped down last week after a very successful spell in charge of the Rossies, including winning the Connacht title in 2009.
His sudden departure, for work reason, shocked the county and now the legendary Kerryman is linked with the position.
However, county secretary Brian Stenson told the Irish Sun: “We have not even started yet [looking for a replacement].”
O’Dwyer, who has managed his own county, Kildare, Laois and Wicklow to success over a 36-year management career, stepped down from the Garden County job this summer but pledged to continue in the game if the right opportunity arose.
(Source: Setanta Sport)
A man who was going to convert an old BMW into a horsedrawn carriage for tourists has seen his plans go up in smoke after it was set alight last weekend.
South Sligo horse breeder Seamus Durcan believes the Sunday night attack was as a result of a 'personal grudge' against him.
"I have no idea who would do this, but only a few weeks ago, human excrement was fired at the windscreen. Given that the car was located in an isolated spot, it seems to me somebody went to a lot of trouble to carry out this attack," he said.
Mr. Durcan, from Cashel, Tubbercurry, bought the 12 years old car 'for a small price' from a friend of his about two months ago, and was keeping it on his land at Drimbane, Curry, about a mile and half from his home. It was his intention to break up the car and to use its alloy wheels, leather seats and customised number plate to build a horse-drawn carriage.
(Source: The Sligo Champion)
A Thurles based company which is seeking to increase their workforce by more than ninety people before Christmas, may have to relocate to the UK in a bid to keep contracts, due to the fact that they simply cannot recruit staff.
ARE Direct Sales Management Ltd. trading as dsm Ltd. which operates out of the Archerstown Industrial Estate, just outside Thurles is one of the fastest growing companies in the region, having started out less than one year ago. The company, founded by Littleton man Aidan Ryan; John Aylward, Kilsheelan; and James Edinburgh, Ballykisteen; currently employs 26 people but has won lucrative contracts from the likes of Pure Telecom, Energia Electricity, and 3 Mobile to name just a few. These contracts now mean that they must recruit, as a matter of urgency, at least eighteen people now, with a further 75 to be added before Christmas.
However, the real story is in the number of people who have failed to turn up for interview having submitted their CV’s and received an invite to meet with the company executive. A total of 75 people were called over a four week period, but only 18 showed up. Of those eighteen, ten were offered jobs, but only seven took them up.
(Source: Tipperary Star)
A postman is recovering after being mauled by an Alsatian-type dog in County Tyrone.
Dean Barr was delivering mail in Castlederg when he was attacked. He sustained lacerations to his hands, arms and leg, as well as broken bones.
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