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There is the potential to create an additional 1,500 sustainable jobs in the Portarlington area in the next eight years.
That was the message sent out last Thursday night at the launch of the Portarlington Vision 2020. For the past number of months, Portarlington Community Development Association engaged in extensive consultation in the area, gauging the reaction of people as to how they could generate local employment.
The findings of their views were harnessed and launched in their vision for the area for the next eight years.
(Source: Leinster Express)
Leitrim County Council has recently unveiled the North West’s very first Public Charge Point for electric vehicles. The charge point is located alongside the wall towards the rear of the Council Headquarters, Carrick-on-Shannon, opposite the entrance to Carrick Craft.
This Charge Point will provide electric vehicles with full charge, which takes between 6 to 8 hours, depending on the type of vehicle. It can charge two vehicles simultaneously and is the first to be put in place in the North West.
(Source: Leitrim Observer)
Staff at Limerick City Council work an average of 34.17 hours a week, a new survey has shown.
Despite last year’s deadline forcing public service workers to increase their hours under the Croke Park agreement, staff based in City Hall are still working less than 35 hours a week, according to a survey commissioned by the Irish Independent.
In comparison, staff in the private sector work a 39-hour week.'
There are around 400 staff still working at City Hall.
(Source: Limerick Leader)
A well known Co Longford Irish dancing school teacher has told of her horror at returning to find her home robbed just hours after appearing on popular RTE gameshow ‘Winning Streak’.
Susan Bransfield said she could not believe her eyes when she discovered raiders had made off with some of her most prized personal possessions on the same day she won over €50,000 in cash prizes.
The mother of four also spoke of how the events of the past week have left her two youngest children, Shannon (15) and Conor (10) living in fear.
“They won’t stay in the house now on their own,” she candidly revealed. “I have tried, but how do you tell a 10-year-old they (raiders) won’t come back?”
(Source: Longford Leader)
It has been reported that glamour girl Louise Kavanagh, who has strong roots in Dundalk, is to relinquish her Playboy outfit after a year working as a ‘bunny’ in London.
Louise spoke last year about how much she was looking forward to her new job, but she has been offered a new carrot with a career as a DJ.
The buxom brunette said she loved her new job last year. She shot to fame after earning the accolade of Boylesports Bikini Babe in 2009 for being the most pictured Irish model in a bikini in the national press that summer. But she insisted that the Playboy uniform was quite tame.
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Brolaur that was brilliant very well put. We do have crazies in Canada just not the violent kind. The quicker that this idiot puts himself away the beIrish students told “No Irish Need Apply” to Chicago for summer 2014
I was wondering where the real Chuck was hiding. I meant nothing by my comment except to invite the Irish students to our fine country and was only giNelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning its arms during 2000 talks
Chuck very well said, you are really a man of vision. I wish I could have said that. The world needs men like that, he was a lot like the great PresidNelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning its arms during 2000 talks
You sat back on your effen arses and let the only real leader of Irish men since 1916 starve to death instead you went for the worm Ahern,Cowen &