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Parents and school bodies have repeatedly raised safety concerns about traffic in the area, as little as three weeks before the third year pupil was knocked down.
The student was crossing the road at the pedestrian crossing between Gaelcholaiste Cheatharlach and Presentation College when he was struck by a car.
High volumes of traffic for the two primary schools, two secondary schools and Askea church regularly converge to cause major delays. Hundreds of students going to and from the four schools are in danger every day as they cross O’Brien Road and the inner road around Askea church.
According to John McDarby, part-time road safety officer with Carlow County Council, a number of “lucky near misses” in recent months have caused parents to call for increased road safety.
“People have had concerns about that area. There have been a number of near misses with primary school children over the past while. There is a lot of traffic on O’Brien Road in the mornings and it does need to be looked at,” added Mr McDarby.
(Source: The Carlow Nationalist)
That Kelvin Brady is looking forward to playschool and Santa Claus, like any other four-year-old, are amazing steps in his young life, as he recovers from a rare form of cancer.
His mother Ellen Tinnelly from Collops in Kingscourt told The Anglo-Celt that Kelvin has completed his treatment for Neuroblastoma (a rare and aggressive form of cancer), which was diagnosed back in 2009. The cancer was attached to his adrenal gland beside his left kidney and he has been receiving treatment in Crumlin Hospital for two years. He had to endure intensive chemotherapy for one year and picked up a number of infections including the swine flu. He can now resume life as a four-year-old.
(Source: The Anglo Celt)
The clergy of the county are concerned that parishioners may be afraid to go to church during the day following a substantial number of burglaries and thefts from churches during daylight hours.
Gardaí in Clare have recorded 12 of thefts from churches in the past four months, with the first incident logged on August 7.
While gardaí can’t say these “despicable” crimes are being perpetrated by one individual or a group, they believe the majority of them are connected.
The Clare Champion has learned that on one occasion in August, a donation box was stolen from Ennis Cathedral during a funeral and on another occasion earlier that month, a handbag was stolen in Lifford Church during mass.
Churches at Kilnamona, Kilmaley, Connolly, Coolmeen, Rath, Kilmore Broadford, Lissycasey and Clouna have all been hit in the past four months. In most instances candelabra units and donation boxes were taken, with brass candle stands taken in others. There have been some attempts to gain access to sacristies but in some cases nothing was taken.
Chief Superintendent John Kerin has dubbed this “a really nasty and despicable crime” and is appealing for information from the public to help with the ongoing investigation.
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