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Trade, civic, and community leaders in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, have expressed shock over the announcement that the Cargill Limited meat processing plant in the town is to shut. The firm had leased the premises since 2002 from Castleblayney Community Enterprise Board, which erected the building as an “advance factory” in 1999 to help create jobs and boost the town’s then flagging economy. However, the English-based company has now cited the loss of substantial markets and orders as the reasons for withdrawing from the Irish market, leading to the loss of 70-plus jobs in the area.
(Source: Irish Times)
Kilisha Glennon is a nine year old girl from Coolstown, Carrick Road, Edenderry. She is a kind, caring and loving little girl who, like any other nine year old, is into music, dancing, hip hop and fashion. Two years ago, her whole life was turned upside when she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor on her seventh birthday. Despite having major surgery in Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Kilisha has a long hard road ahead of her and is still attending hospital for more treatments. Nevertheless, in a heartwarming story, the Share a Dream Foundation was able to make brave Kilisha’s dream of becoming a top model come true. Thanks to their incredible efforts, Kilisha was treated like a princess and got to achieve her dream of being a model for a day.
(Source: Offaly Express)
A coroner has ruled a verdict of accidental death after a Co. Roscommon born grandmother was hit by a motorbike in Sale, England. An inquest was told how Nora Higgins, who lived in England for many years, decided to make the most of the sunshine and walk to her Sale Moor home following a party at her church. Stockport Coroner’s Court heard that the 88-year-old, of Oulton Avenue, left Sale Moor’s Holy Family Church at 5.20pm on July 23 last year and was hit by a motorcycle when she was crossing the road.
(Source: Messenger Newspaper)
Computers in Revenue and the Department of Social Welfare are "not speaking to each other apparently," said Judge Kevin Kilrane at Sligo Court. The remark stemmed from the revelation that a person could be working and claiming benefits from a job for up to a year before any of the benefits would actually show up. The judge made the comments when dealing with a case in which Eamon Lynch of Chapel Hill, Sligo, was fined €300 for making a false statement to receive benefit. The court heard that there was an overpayment made of €3,731 to Lynch and, while some money was paid back, there remains an outstanding balance of €2,408 due.
(Source: Sligo Champion)
Nenagh is set for a feast of food and cycling on Sunday, April 22, when some of the country’s top cyclists come to town for the inaugural Visit Nenagh Classic. The organizers have teamed up with some of Tipperary’s top food producers and crafts people to bring a continental-style market atmosphere to the town on the day.
(Source: Tipperary Star)
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