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Staff at the centre on the Ramparts Road were informed of the closure last Thursday afternoon at a brief meeting and a six week consultation process began last Monday.
However, there has been no clear indication of the full impact the announcement will have on the employees future working conditions at this stage.
(Source: Dundalk Democrat)
Former Mayo TD and EU Commissioner, Padraig Flynn, has resigned from the Fianna Fáil party following the release of the Mahon Tribunal report which found he “wrongly and corruptly” sought a IR£50,000 donation from developer Tom Gilmartin.
Fianna Fáil headquarters confirmed that they received a letter of resignation submitted by Flynn just a few days before he was faced expulsion from the party.
(Source: The Mayo News)
The death of one of the county's most prominent businessmen, Phonsie McEntagart, Navan, in a road collision in his native Dunshaughlin last Friday week, was the cause of widespread shock and sadness, Fr Stephen Kelly, CC, Navan, told mourners in the town's St Mary's Church last Monday morning.
The collision involving McEntagart's vehicle and a second car took place at the entrance to the Dunshaughlin Industrial Park on Friday afternoon, March 23 at around 12.20 pm. McEntagart was subsequently pronounced dead at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown.
(Source: The Meath Chronicle)
The Special Criminal Court has ordered the forfeiture of €20,000 ($27,000) offered as an independent surety for the bail of a man charged with IRA membership and firearms offences.
Eamon Lennon (35), Inniskeen, Co Monaghan, was charged with the possession of a firearm and membership of an unlawful organization on August 8th, 2010. His bail conditions forbid him to leave the jurisdiction but he was arrested in Northern Ireland and failed to appear before a scheduled court sitting in Dublin.
(Source: Irish Times)
A District Court judge gave Garda (police) ten minutes last Monday to shut down a ‘shebeen’ and threatened to make a report to the Garda Ombudsman if it wasn’t done immediately.
At Edenderry District Court Judge John Coughlan said it was an absolute disgrace that The Long Bar, Edenderry had been trading without a license and continued to trade while its owner stood before him.
(Source: Offaly Express)
On the back of a mild winter damage to vehicles in Ireland as a result of potholes is down on last year according to the results of an AA Membership poll of over 20,000 people.
During the AA’s online poll conducted at the end of January just gone 11 per cent of respondents said that they have sustained damage to their vehicle since the start of the year having hit a pothole. This is compared to a figure of 16 per cent during the same period last year the AA reports.
Last year counties Wexford and Roscommon appeared to be worst afflicted with 23 per cent of respondents from each county saying their car had necessitated repairs as a result of a pothole.
(Source: HGV Ireland)
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