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A motorist saw yellow – double yellow – when she returned to her parked car last Thursday to find that the council had actually painted double yellow lines on either side of her car!
And to add to her woes, the young woman had been issued with a parking ticket.
The Carlow Vocational School student, who does not wish to be named, was left stunned by the discovery at Green Road, Carlow. The student had been regularly parking in the same spot for the past three weeks.
“She was 100% adamant that the lines weren’t there that morning,” according to her mother. “The lines were freshly painted all the way up to her car’s tyres, and to the car behind hers too. Both of the cars had parking tickets on them. They can’t do that!” she added.
“There were no signs up to say that painting was going to take place and no traffic cones – nothing – yet she got a ticket,” the angry mother explained. “They should have put signs up and certainly not have given out tickets.”
(Source: The Carlow Nationalist)
Cavan has the fourth highest proportion of so-called 'ghost estates' with 757 houses vacant in the county. That's according to the figures released by the Department of the Environment. The revelation comes within weeks of Cavan County Council passing a variation to the County Development Plan effectively rezoning thousands of hectares of land across the county to pull back on the level of land zoned for residential and mixed used development.
(Source: The Anglo Celt)
Tulla United soccer club’s B team enjoyed a 2-1 win when they visited Shannon Olympic earlier this month but within hours of the final whistle, many of the players were counting the cost.
That evening, several of the players were suffering from painful bites, while one of them was subsequently put on a type of medication used in treating tropical infections.
Tulla player, Phil Browne said it was only after the game that he discovered he had suffered a number of bites. “They were the itchiest bites I ever had. They were worse than bites I got from mosquitoes in India,” he commented.
Dermot O’Keeffe was part of the Tulla United defense and he was forced to go to Shannon Doc on the Monday night after the game.
“I hadn’t been feeling great on Sunday before the game and then on Sunday night I started to feel the lumps on my legs. Then on Monday I was a lot worse. All my legs had gone red. It was like the spots had joined up and I felt very bad.”
He said that he had been “ready to collapse” by Monday evening and then sought medical attention. He was given medication similar to that used to fight tropical infections and made a recovery fairly quickly afterwards.
Around eight or nine of the Tulla players were showing bite marks from the game when they next assembled for training.
Shannon Olympic chairman, Tony Hanrahan said he wasn’t aware of his club’s players being affected after the game. Mr Hanrahan said that while there are sometimes midges at the grounds, there hasn’t been any real problem. He also said the midges usually disappear “at the first sign of a frost”. St Senan’s Rugby Club’s grounds are nearby and an underage team were training there on the same day as the soccer match. The following week some parents commented that their children had received bad bites and they were opting to put insect repellent on their children as a result.
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