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He urged the people of Navan and surrounding areas to shop local, buy Irish-made goods and keep jobs at home. His proposal is to provide free parking between 11am and 6pm on Saturday 10th December, as well as during the week before Christmas.
(Source: The Meath Chronicle)
The people of Drummully in Co Monaghan say they have been left beyond the reach of the law – because Garda cutbacks mean officers simply can’t get to them.
The border village lies a mere 1500 meters from Fermanagh – and is served by officers working from the Garda station in the county town of Clones, only a few miles down the road.
But the road linking the village with its Garda station, the N54, runs across the border with Northern Ireland – meaning that uniformed Gardaí in decorated squad cars cannot use it without prior consent from the PSNI.
An Edenderry man was chosen to be one of the five leaders in the forthcoming RTE’s Operation Transformation when it returns to television screens in the New Year.
Adrian Brereton from Edenderry was delighted when he was chosen for the weight loss program.
The 40 year old is a popular figure in the local community. The pet shop owner explained that he came from a famliy of eight brothers all of which were made into fitness particularly boxing. He outlined, however, how his life style and eating habits began to change as he got older.
(Source: Offaly Express)
A woman died following a single vehicle crash in Co Roscommon at the weekend.
The 65-year-old woman was a passenger in the car which struck a ditch at Frenchpark on the Westport to Longford Road at around 4.15pm.
Both she and the driver, a 53-year-old man, were taken to Castlebar General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The man remains in hospital.
(Source: The Roscommon Champion)
Counsillors have chosen a location to site the city's first public loo but they have been told it would be a loss making venture. At a meeting of the Borough Council last Monday night, Councillor Matt Lyons proposed that the County Manager proceed with the purchase of a toilet and to locate it at Stephen Street Car Park.
Meetings Administrator, Mary Blowick told councillors however that such 'super loos' would have to be leased at between €25,000 and €30,000 a year while in order to install it at the car park sewer, water and power supply works would have to be undertaken costing between €15,000 and €20,000.
nformation from other local authorities point to revenue being generated ranging from €1,500 per annum for a small town to €5,000 for a busier location, she said.
(Source: The Sligo Champion)
A Thurles woman has died following a tragic accident last week in Thurles. Bridie Corbett, from Kennedy Park, died as a result of injuries she sustained in a road traffic accident on Friar Street, between 2.30pm and 3pm on Thursday last week (November 17th).
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