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Gardai (police) in Carrick-on-Shannon are warning licensed premises to be aware that beer kegs are being stolen shortly after they are delivered at premises in the county.
They are urging people in the trade to be mindful of delivery times and to immediately move beer kegs into a secure place.
The people carrying out these thefts would need transport of a certain size to remove the kegs and people are asked to be aware of any suspicious activity and to report any concerns to their local Garda Station
(Source: Leitrim Observer)
A forty-year-old man, who is charged in connection with an aggravated burglary in Pallasgreen last month, has been released from custody after he was granted bail by the High Court.
Christopher Stokes of St Anthony’s Park, Knocknaheeny in Cork city is accused of entering Sunville House, Pallasgreen shortly before 10pm on April 16th.
It is alleged the defendant - an unemployed married father-of-three - was one of four men who entered the house armed with a sawn-off shotgun, a baseball bat and a sledge hammer.
During the incident, two family members - including a teenage girl - were allegedly tied up during the incident while almost €10,000 worth sterling and dollars was allegedly stolen by the culprits.
(Source: Limerick Leader)
Longford Town Council has been allocated €208, 670 for a range of efficiency works for the swimming pool in Longford town.
In a statement, the Department of Transport said the money had been granted following an initial application by the Council under the local authority swimming pool scheme in which Longford was unsuccessful.
It is believed the money will go towards the installation of a wood pellet burner, more efficient lighting, and other energy usage and water consumption measures. At a recent sitting of Longford Town Council, Town Clerk Dan Rooney said the installation of a similar wood pellet heating system had saved other local authorities thousands in their heating bills.
(Source: Longford Leader)
Louth resident Colman Clerkin was among the 39 brave fundraisers who plummeted from 10,000 feet to raise money to help battle a rare genetic condition.
Clerkin suffers from Friedreichs Ataxia, a rare genetic disorder that affects balance and co-ordination.
“I was one of the many jumpers from Ireland that took part in the charity jump,” said Clerkin, who along with the rest of the jumpers, helped to raise over $20,000.
(Source: Dundalk Democrat)
A Ballina woman appeared in local district court on the charge of failing a roadside breath test whilst driving her three young children.
Donna Murray (34), of Gortogher, Cloghans, Ballina, has contested charges against her of drink-driving and dangerous driving dating back to November 11, 2011.
According to reports, Murray was swerving on the roads and was promptly pulled over. The officer noticed three children, aged 3, 7, and 8 in the rear seat, and administered a breath test.
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