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The south Leitrim area of Cloone and Aughavas is preparing to launch a text alert community scheme.. A large number of residents have already signed up to the scheme but organizers are keen for as many households to get involved to make the alerts as effective as possible. The idea behind the text alert scheme is a very simple one. If you see something or someone suspicious in the local area, phone the gardai (police).
(Source: Leitrim Observer)
A Limerick man fired a number of shotgun blasts outside his neighbor’s home after she failed to salute him while out walking on the road, a court has heard.
Jack Kelly, 59, of Ballyneale, Ballingarry pleaded guilty at Newcastle West Court to reckless discharge of a firearm at Lee’s Cross, Ballynoe, Ballingarry on August 11 last year.
The court heard that Kelly fired a number of rounds from his shotgun outside the home of a neighbor and long time family friend who he felt was snubbing him, despite him having lent her money.
(Source: Limerick Leader)
A County Longford businessman is facing financial heartache this week after vandals ransacked his neatly furnished bungalow, stripping the property of its copper fittings and causing several thousand euros worth of damage.
Edgeworthstown businessman Alec Kane could hardly believe his eyes when he turned the key in the front door of the two bedroom dwelling that lies just yards from his long established business, Kanes Motors Ltd in the busy mid Longford town last week.
Inside, the plain talking entrepreneur, who this year is celebrating his 58th year in business, found debris strewn across the floor, brought about by attempts to rip a copper cylinder from the wall.
(Source: Longford Leader)
A Dundalk man has been told that he can never again look after an animal after he was convicted of several charges of animal cruelty which were described by the presiding judge as the worst he had seen in 13 years as a District Court judge.
Marc Finnegan (27), Readypenny, Dundalk was convicted of five counts of cruelly mistreating an animal to the extent that the animal had to be euthanized. When shown picture of the animals involved in the case, Judge Sean MacBride said “My God” and told the court that he had never seen such cruelty in all his years as a District Court Judge.
(Source: Dundalk Democrat)
A sub-contractor claims he removed gravel and stone from the site of a proposed new care center in Achill because he is owed over €200,000.
On Good Friday, the HSE, St Colman’s Day Care Centre Limited and Comharcummann Forbatha Acla Teoranta obtained an urgent interim injunction against Eugene Doran of Dooniver Plant Hire ordering him to cease the removal of materials from the site in Bunnacurry on Achill Island.
The previous day Doran and a number of personnel entered the site and started removing gravel and stone which he had laid as part of the groundworks for the development.
(Source: The Mayo News)
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