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The firm was founded in 1983 as a specialist joinery sub-contractor and has since developed into an international Project Management Contractor with divisions in Specialist Joinery, Marine refurbishment and Public Area Fit Out. MJM Marine will begin work on the Swedish ferry, part of the Stena RoRo fleet which sails between Sweden and Denmark at the end of February.
MJM Managing Director Jonathan Guest said that the ship would go into dry dock in a shipyard in Sweden to be stripped right back to its steel work.
“And then, manufactured from our factory in Newry, we will be sending out all the furniture and equipment, fitting out the entire vessel, bringing it up to a very high standard.”
MJM, operating from 100,000 sq ft of factory space in Carnbane Business Park in Newry, has worked with a number of shipping companies in the past including Carnival Cruise Lines, Cunard, Holland America and Royal Caribbean. The global company boasts offices in London, France and Poland and services markets in UK, Europe, USA, the Far East and Australia.
Over 20 homes across the county were burgled in the past seven days, a huge increase on recent weeks.
According to gardaí, there has been “a spate of burglaries recently and all parts of the county were hit”.
Houses in Clonegal, Leighlinbridge, Tullow, Rathvilly, Ardattin, Ballinabranna, Borris, Ballon and Carlow town were targeted by thieves in the past week.
Gardaí believe some of the incidents are connected.
In one instance on Saturday, culprits entered the grocery shop adjoining the Ardattin Inn and stole a quantity of cigarettes and spirits.
Subsequently, gardaí received information that a number of suspects who may have been involved in the Ardattin burglary were attempting to break into a home on the Old Leighlin Road area of Carlow.
Gardaí quickly arrived on the scene and arrested four people on suspicion of burglary.
One of the culprits was charged with theft and is due before Carlow District Court this week.
(Source: The Carlow Nationalist)
Cavan Credit Union has come out fighting and says it is not insolvent, following media reports that it could be next in line to be taken over by the Central Bank following the takeover of Newbridge earlier this month.
The Board of Directors of Cavan Credit Union issued a statement to The Anglo-Celt last Tuesday shooting down the reports and a spokesman laughed off unfounded rumors that there was a run on the credit union last week.
(Source: The Anglo Celt)
A West Clare mother who looks after an adult son with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has claimed her life has been “turned upside down” following the erection of a 19.6m agricultural wind turbine in a neighboring property.
Mary Coffey claims this turbine has had a devastating impact on her son, Brian (23). The turbine, which is in full view of his bedroom, has affected his sleep and he will no longer use a sunroom, which was built to allow him some space and cost €12,000, because he is afraid of the turbine and is very distressed by the noise. She says their life has been “turned upside down” because Brian has been very badly affected by the turbine and keeps asking his parents when will they take it away. Any time a person comes to the house, Brian presumes they are there to take away the turbine, which he is frightened of.
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