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A furious Dromid Pearses manager claimed his players had their testicles tugged when they approached opponents from Derrytresk to shake hands.
The match between the Kerry team and Tyrone champions Derrytresk spilled over into a full-on brawl just before half time.
There was chaos at O'Moore Park in Portlaoise, Co Laois, last Sunday week when subs and supporters from Derrytresk jumped a barrier and invaded the pitch.
The ensuing violence left one player concussed and another with a broken cheekbone.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
Gardai in Waterford are seeking witnesses to a number of incidents over the last week, including robbery, burglaries and criminal damage.
On Friday last a man walking on the Dunmore Road was robbed after two youths approached him and assaulted him. The incident occurred around 5pm and a silver iPod touch was taken from the injured party.
On the same day a house in Glenville was ransacked and cash and jewellery taken. The injured party returned home to find a window had been broken in the kitchen and the house ransacked at a time between 8pm and 9.15pm.
Last Saturday week a burglary occurred at Monteverde Green, Farmleigh. A window at the back of the property was broken and the patio door was opened. The house was ransacked and a Nikon D90 black digital camera and Toshiba black laptop taken.
(Source: Waterford News & Star)
The HSE and the agents for the developers of the proposed Primary Care centre in Clonbrusk have both maintained that the project is going ahead this year, amid growing uncertainty whether work would ever start on the health infrastructure.
The confirmation came after fears were raised that the project could be scrapped after it was not included in the HSE Service Plan 2012 as one of the primary care facilities to be under construction or completed during the year.
Last year, the HSE scrapped plans for its own primary care project and put the site up for sale on the condition that a developer would build a primary care centre and lease it back to the health authorities.
A spokesperson for the Roscommon-based Collins Boyd Engineering, the agent and architects of the project on behalf of the company which bought the site, Ath Medical Partnership, stressed last week: "The job is going ahead. There is an agreement there with the HSE."
(Source: Westmeath Independent)
The number of new buildings in Co Wexford dropped by almost 50 per cent in 2011.
Figures released last week show that 457 new residential and commercial buildings were identified in Wexford last year. This represents a year- on- year decrease of 46 per cent compared to 2010, when 853 new buildings were recorded in the county.
This drop in new buildings in Wexford is far larger than the national average of 30 per cent.
The data was compiled by Geodirectory, which was jointly established by An Post and Ordnance Survey Ireland ( OSI) to create and manage Ireland's only complete database of commercial and residential buildings.
(Source: Enniscorthy Guaridan)
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