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Staff at the unit will be redeployed to other services. The HSE said that where possible staff and patients will be transferred to the same location. The HSE claim that Shaen is being close to “optimize the use of the available resources in Laois/Offaly.”
“By so doing the available resource will be consolidated in the remaining four units ensuring the ongoing provision of high quality, safe services in those units,” the statement said.
(Source: Leinster Express)
Gardai in Carrick-on-Shannon are seeking the help of the public in relation to damage to two windows of St Mary’s Church, Main St, Carrick-on-Shannon.
Gardai also reported a money box was interfered with and what was described as “a very small quantity of money” was taken.
St Mary’s Church recently underwent significant refurbishment with the works including the removal of the wooden feature at sanctuary and repositioning of the tabernacle; heating and electrical installations; remodeling of adoration room; re-design of church entrance and provision of new sacristy; refurbishment of church access and forecourt area and the redecoration of walls and ceilings.
(Source: Leitrim Observer)
Up to 20 casualties of the Libyan conflict are due to fly into Shannon Airport in the coming days and receive specialist surgery for their war wounds in Barringtons in Limerick, if the private hospital can accommodate their medical requests.
The Limerick Leader understands the wounded, who fought to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi, will require surgery as a result of gunshot wounds and grenade blasts, and may also require plastic surgery.
Abdullah Elneihum, of the Libyan Health Office of Ireland, confirmed that the casualties were due to arrive last week, but their travel plans have temporarily been disrupted by “technical issues.”
Denis Cahalane, managing director of Barringtons hospital, said they will welcome the opportunity to look after the wounded, provided they can help them.
The Libyan State is paying for the full cost of medical treatment, which may see patients spending up to six weeks in Limerick, where they will also stay in a city hotel during their recuperation period.
(Source: Limerick Leader)
Investigations have been launched by gardaí in Longford town last week after two women were assaulted in recent days.
A woman in her thirties was sexually assaulted last Sunday morning, while a woman in her mid sixties was physically attacked outside her home on November 13 last.
Gardaí are also appealing to those with any information in relation to assaults to come forward and members of the public are being advised to exercise vigilance at all times as these latest assaults come in the aftermath of a “very serious” sexual assault on another woman in the town last month.
(Source: Longford Leader)
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