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A joint Portlaoise/Monasterevin garda operation was successful in apprehending a man last Friday, who had stolen two cars before burning one out. The man had been involved in what gardaí describe as three drive offs from petrol stations in the area.
The theft of the two vehicles took place from a housing estate in Monasterevin.
The three cases of theft of petrol involved two of which took place from Downey’s Petrol Station, Portlaoise. The incident unfolded on Tuesday morning, 27 December when a Renault Megane was stolen from the Distillery Court area of Monasterevin.
The 21-year old driver then made his way to Downey’s Garage on the Dublin Road in Portlaoise. CCTV coverage from the garage showed that the car’s driver was the same man, who had driven away previously without paying for petrol.
Liaising with each other gardaí soon discovered the identity of the culprit whom they arrested last Friday morning.
(Source: Laois Nationalist)
Thousands of people, including former president Mary McAleese and her husband Dr Martin McAleese, made their way to Carrick-on-Shannon late last week for the funeral of Andrew Dolan, who passed away on New Year’s Day, 10 days after he was assaulted while on a night out with friends in Mullingar.
At the funeral last Friday in St Mary’s, the crowd spilled out the doors and down the steps, such was the sheer number of people who came to pay their respects. It was obvious that even in his short life, Andrew touched the lives of so many.
The 20-year-old son of local hotelier, Joe Dolan and his wife, Rosie, Andrew was described by Fr Frank Garvey at Friday morning’s funeral as a gentle soul who never even raised his voice in anger.
Fr Garvey questioned why people no longer felt safe on the streets of our towns and cities and he urged all young people to “treat life as a precious thing” and to “live life within its rules and within its cautions”.
“May you all have the will and determination to ensure that (this) won’t happen again to you or to any of your young friends,” he said in his homily.
Speaking on behalf of the Dolan family Andrew’s devastated aunt, Dr Heather Laird, said that their “much loved Andrew was pronounced dead on New Year’s Day, but the real tragedy happened at 2.48am on the 23rd of December” when he was assaulted.
Despite the unimaginable pain the following days had brought to the family, it was of great comfort to the Dolan’s that they had been able to fulfil Andrew’s wish to be an organ donor, changing the lives of three seriously ill people for the better.
“On his behalf, I would like all of you here today to consider carrying a donor card,” she said.
(Source: Leitrim Observer)
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