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It is unclear the number of people involved and the seriousness of their injuries, but the Honda was completely written off.
Munnelly’s Auto Salvage was called to the scene to remove the remains of the vehicles before the road was finally reopened to traffic.
(Source: The Carlow Nationalist)
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Gardaí discovered 54 cannabis plants in a house near Ballyconnell Monday of last week. A Czech national appeared before a sitting of Virginia District Court last week (Tuesday) charged with cultivating the cannabis plants with a street value of €22,400. Ladislav Ruc of Old Rectory, Mullaghduff, Cavan, was remanded in custody to appear again in court on Tuesday.
He was charged with cultivating the drug at Old Rectory, Mullaghduff, on January 2, 2012. He was also charged with possessing the drug on the same occasion.
Judge Sean MacBride remanded the defendant in custody to Castlerea on his own bond of €500 to appear at Ballyconnell District Court Tuesday.
(Source: The Anglo Celt)
Clare recorded the second highest drop in asking prices for houses in Munster over the past year, according to detailed analysis conducted by a national property website.
The Daft.ie asking prices index has revealed house prices in Clare dropped by a massive 17.4% to an average of €160,876 at the end of 2011, which represented a 47.5% slump from the peak a few years ago.
In fact, Waterford City was the only region to register a higher drop of 24.5% at the end of 2011 compared to 17.2% in County Cork, 16.9% in Limerick City, 16.4% in Cork City, 16.1% in Tipperary, 11.4% in County Limerick, 10.8% in County Waterford and 8.1% in Kerry.
Just under 33% of properties listed in Munster find a buyer within three months but only a further one in six find a buyer within a year. Meanwhile, the average price of a three-bed semi-detached house in Clare rose by 0.63% in the last quarter of 2011 to €160,000. In its latest report, property website MyHome.ie noted Clare was the only county in Munster to record a rise for this house type but the average price of a four-bed semi remained unchanged at €175,000. Adopting different approaches to the property market situation, the websites provide an interesting perspective on past performance and indicators for the year ahead.
According to MyHome.ie, the median price for a four-bedroom semi-detached house didn’t change in the last quarter of 2011 and fell by 13.15% in 2011. This compared to a drop of 7.83% in the last quarter of 2011 in Kerry and an annual drop of 19.68%. Brian McMahon of Brian McMahon and Daughters Auctioneers, Ennis, expects house prices in Ennis to bottom out by the middle or the third quarter last year.
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