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However, a postmortem by Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margot Bolster revealed he had received head injuries. Gardaí now believe the injuries were consistent with a violent assault.
(Source: Irish Times)
A ‘drink-fueled’ incident in the early hours of last Sunday morning led to substantial damage to the fencing around the all-weather pitch at Kilcullen Community Centre.
A blue Volkswagen car, which had apparently been driven at speed around and around the car park adjacent to the pitch, ended up out of control and crashed through the fence, crumpling a substantial metal upright in the process.
The extent of the impact was also clear from the debris of the car itself, which left bumper and grille components, as well as bits from its underside, at the location.
(Source: The Kildare Nationalist)
Kilkenny City Vocational School principal, Cathy McSorley has won her High Court challenge against Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn and County Kilkenny VEC.
The Minister had attempted to remove her from her position after a Department enquiry into her running of the school. Ms McSorley went to the High Court to vindicate her good name and was successful.
(Source: Kilkenny People)
Eight and a half million euros worth of flour is expected to be milled at Odlum’s Portarlington plant this year.
Last week Odlum’s hosted a special supplier event at the Portarlington mill with over 60 Irish wheat growers and a number of merchant suppliers to celebrate the Irish suppliers’ longstanding partnership with the company.
(Source: Leinster Express)
Three Community Text Alert Schemes were launched in the last week across south Leitrim and there are hopes that the initiative will spread into north Leitrim in the coming months.
Community Alert Schemes have been organized in Cloone/Aughavas, Hartley and Dromod in the last few days and local residents have already rowed in behind the initiative.
(Source: Leitrim Observer)
A Limerick criminal and his brother have been arrested after police surrounded their Bulgarian hideout.
Vincent (33) and Jonathan (25) Collopy, from St Mary's Park, Limerick, were arrested by police in Bulgaria at a resort complex on the Black Sea.
Police said a cache of drugs, cash and ammunition was recovered.
Vincent Collopy has been on the run from gardai (police) in Limerick since 2010 after two of his brothers threatened to kill a former associate.
Police in Bulgaria surrounded the brothers' hideout at Sunny Beach -- the biggest sea resort in the country -- where the pair were cornered and arrested. The Herald understands that a European Arrest Warrant had been issued for Vincent as part of a garda investigation and it is expected that he will be extradited to Ireland.
(Source: Evening Herald)
St Patrick’s National School, Drumshanbo has been given the green light to replace rented pre-fabs with permanent classrooms as part of national €35m initiative. The school will now proceed with plans to construct two resource teaching/learning support rooms.
(Source: Longford Leader)
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