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Local families have rallied around the young girl, a former student of Tullow Community School who transferred to Coláiste Eoin, Hacketstown shortly before the accident.
“She has fierce determination. Hopefully, she’ll make a full recovery,” said neighbour Liam Hickey, who is helping to organize a fundraising tractor run in aid of Suzanne this weekend. “We’re expecting a big crowd at the tractor run. It would be nice to make as much as we can for her now,” added Liam, who is also involved in organizing a cabaret and auction night in aid of Suzanne the following weekend.
(Source: The Carlow Nationalist)
It's the talk of Drumlane. The Drumlane Dramatic Society, which no longer exists as an entity, came up trumps in the National Prize Bond Draw recently. The question on everyone's lips is, who is going to claim the money?
Well the good and generous souls in Drumlane are in reality not too concerned about collecting the money but would like to see it reinvested in further prize bonds at least. The society invested £75 back in January, 1975, and wait for it, won the amazing sum of €75 in June, 2011.
(Source: The Anglo Celt)
Clare County Councilor PJ Ryan has become one of the latest victims of crime in the county, after property valued at €2,500 was stolen from his business premises in Sixmilebridge.
Mr Ryan, who runs a farm machinery and home heating oil business in Iverstown with his sons, turned up for work last week to discover that a total of 21 batteries had been stolen from lorries, tractors and environmental storage bins in the garage compound. The theft has prompted the county councilor to call for the introduction of legislation to regularize the scrap metal business.
“Scrap metal is big business and I’ve no doubt the batteries were stolen for their lead content and their scrap value. Where I have a serious problem is the fact that the scrap metal business is virtually unregulated.
“All deals are primarily cash transactions; no questions are asked and no records are kept. Unlike when selling jewelery, sellers don’t have to produce any form of identification when trading in scrap metal. Certainly the legislation needs to be tightened up,” he told The Clare Champion.
Councilor Ryan believes the thieves were well conversed with the layout of the garage.
“To me it seems as if they knew the layout. We have good security, three CCTVs were in operation, yet they were able to avoid them. No vehicle went in or out of the yard so they had to gain access through neighboring farmland.
“This is the first major theft we’ve had. There were some petty things in the past, nothing major. With these boys, nothing is safe. I’ve heard that manhole covers in cities are being robbed wholesale.
nything they can get their hands on is gone. Scrap metal is very big business at the moment, particularly if the raw material is costing you nothing,” he declared.
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