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Enda Kenny made this comment on Monday afternoon in response to heckling from Gordon Hudson, who is the head of the Athlone campaign against household and septic tank charges.
“The cheek of the Taoiseach, to make a statement like that to somebody that has worked all their life in this country," said Mr Hudson. "He came across as very, very arrogant. For the role he plays, as leader of the country, that kind of attitude is seriously wrong."
Kenny was diplomatic in reply, saying: "I empathise with everybody who does want to work but can't find employment.”
(Source: Westmeath Independent)
Wexford Circuit Criminal Court has heard that a driver, who mowed down a young student, killing her, had taken 25 alcoholic drinks on the night he hit her with his car and kept driving.
Paddy Cash appeared before the Court on last Thursday having pled guilty to dangerous driving and causing the death of Kelly Gregan (20) on October 24th, 2010. Having heard a summary of the evidence from Gda. Eamonn O’Shiel, as well as a tearful statement from Kelly’s mother Pauline Gregan, Judge Thomas Teehan said that words were inadequate to describe the tragedy.
Judge Teehan sentenced Cash to jail for a period of seven years, and banned him from driving for 20 years.
(Source: Wexford Echo)
Gardai (police) are investigating the cause of a fire which broke out in one of the sheltered housing units on the grounds of Newcastle Hospital.
Fire units from Greystones and Wicklow were alerted to the blaze at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9th. The flames were more or less confined to the living room of the housing unit and didn't spread to any other buildings. No one was injured during the incident.
The area was sealed off so a Garda Forensic Team could carry out an intensive investigation of the site.
(Source: Wicklow People)
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