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In a rare move, the terms of bail have been lifted for a man charged with indecent assault to allow him to leave the jurisdiction before his trial and spend the summer in his second residence in the south of France.
The Limerick man, who cannot be identified at this time due to reporting restrictions, is alleged to have committed six counts of indecent assault on a relative on unknown dates between 1977 and 1980.
The 58-year-old accused, who resides on the outskirts of the city, took to the stand in Limerick Circuit Court to testify under oath that he would return for a hearing over the summer months and would not be a flight risk.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
A man was being questioned by Gardaí (police) last Thursday afternoon following an alleged stabbing incident in Longford town on May 30.
The incident, which involved two males, occurred at approximately 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday night in the Chapel Street area of Longford town.
The Leader also understands that both parties involved knew each other and that they are from the locality.
The male who was injured in the incident is believed to be in his early 20s and was subsequently taken to the Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar where he was treated for his injuries in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Gardaí say that his injuries are not life-threatening and he was later released from the hospital. Gardaí also confirmed that an investigation in to the matter has been launched.
[Source: Longford Leader]
The latest figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has revealed that the average age in Louth is 35.2 (lower than the national average of 36.1)
The rural population of Co. Louth was older than in urban areas by 0.3 years on average. The average age of females in the county exceeded that of males by 1.3 years.
Age dependency is a measure of the extent to which the young (aged 0-14) and older (aged 65 and over) populations are dependent on the population of working age people, defined as those aged 15 to 65 years.
The total age dependency for the State overall was 49.3% which means that the number of young and old people together were equal to 49.3% of the total number of working age people.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
A Castlebar man will receive $55,700 for giving a tip-off to the State to bring jobs to the country.
Castlebar native Eddie Horkan’s contacts have led to US engineering firm Intergeo Services creating 30 jobs in Carlow, rather than setting up in Scotland.
The father-of-three and civil engineer (42), who lives in Carlow, discovered that his pal Phil McGoldrick, a Scotsman who lived nearby, was fronting the UK investment.
He suggested that he could avoid having to relocate by bringing the investment to Carlow instead.
[Source: The Mayo News]
The upcoming Eucharistic Congress may have pricked the conscience of a borrower from Navan Library who finally returned a book this week . . . 80 years late!
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