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The Navvy Bank Biodiversity and Awareness Project seeks to augment, support and promote the Navvy Bank Walk as an interactive learning experience on Dundalk Bay and the Castletown River Estuary, while supporting wildlife in the vicinity.
(Source: Dundalk Democrat)
A trip to a Christmas disco has to tragedy after a mother and her young daughter were killed and three others injured in a horror crash.
Dedicated mum Sandra Herbert (40) and her daughter Rachel (14) were killed when their car left the road and overturned into a stream at the weekend around 9pm.
Three other girls, believed to be pals of Rachel's, were also injured in the crash.
Sandra Herbert was dropping Rachel and her young pals to a disco in Ardmore Community Centre when her car, an 03 Toyota Avensis, crashed off the road at Rathbaun in the townland of Cloghans, Ballina, Co Mayo.
No other vehicle was involved in the crash. Five people have now died on Irish roads in the last 48 hours.
Sandra and Rachel from Knockmore, Ballina, were traveling in the front of the car which ended up on its roof in a stream after the crash.
Speaking to the Herald Sandra's devastated husband James said there was "a touch of frost" at the time, but said he didn't know if it was a factor.
"They were driving to a disco in Ardmore Community Centre around 20 minutes away when the car left the road," he told the Herald.
Sandra was married to James and the couple have two sons, Daryl and Ryan.
Some of the young passengers in the back were able to free themselves from the wreckage of the car and raise the alarm.
(Source: Evening Herald)
The IDA came under fire at a meeting of Meath County Council last week, following a reported decision by the US global e-commerce company company, PayPal, not to locate in Navan.
One councillor said the PayPal decision raised serious questions about the IDA's commitment to Meath and Navan, in particular.
"Had PayPal come to Navan and created those 1,000 jobs in the vacant Quinn building, it would have been the biggest economic injection in this county since the opening of Tara Mines," said Fianna Fail councilor Shane Cassells. The company is now said to be looking at Dundalk or Limerick for a new base.
"Instead, they have passed us by - and passed us by they have. What are our TDs - especially the two located in this town who spoke so eloquently of job creation last February - doing? Did they even know PayPal was looking at Navan as a base to create 1,000 jobs?" he said.
It was reported in national media last week that PayPal had considered locating in the former Quinn building at Johnstown but had rejected it because of what was termed the absence of a large skilled workforce and Navan's proximity to Blanchardstown, where its parent company, eBay, already employs 1,600 people.
However, a spokesperson for PayPal said the company "does not comment on rumor or speculation".
(Source: The Meath Chronicle)
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