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The seizure was made at about 2 p.m. on the Haggard Road. The seizure is estimated to have a street value of $200,000 (subject to analysis). There were no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
Gardai (police) have seized an estimated $175,000 worth of Cannabis at a grow house in Ballacolla, Co. Laois.
As part of an ongoing investigation into the cultivation of Cannabis, Gardai carried out at search at a house near the south Laois village, on June 19. During the search a cultivation site was discovered and Cannabis plants with an estimated street value of $175,000 (pending analysis) were seized.
[Source: Leinster Express]
The Minister of State at the Department of Finance with responsibility at the Office of Public Works (OPW), Brian Hayes, has announced flood relief funding for north in the region of $98,000.
The Minor Flood Mitigation works scheme has awarded funding directly to Leitrim County Council for several areas.
The funding includes$28,000 for the construction of an embankment between the Bonet River and R289 at Stonepark Dromahair; $31,000 for channel cleaning at Greyfield; a further $25,000 for similar works on the R280 at Killargue and $13,700 for channel cleaning at Ballinagar/Carrowcrin.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
A teenager has died after suffering an asthma attack after playing in a hurling match last Wednesday evening.
The 13-year-old who had just finished first year at Colaiste Iosaef in Kilmallock is understood to have taken ill on Wednesday night after returning home from the U14 hurling game against Patrickswell.
According to sources the boy appeared to be well after the game and suffered the attack during the night. It is understood he was rushed to the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Limerick.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
The Longford-Westmeath Constituency would be left intact as a four-seater but Leitrim, Roscommon and parts of Cavan will be affected by changes if proposals from the Constituency Commission are implemented. Under the proposals, the number of TDs in Dail Eireann (Irish Parliament) would be reduced to 158.
[Source: Longford Leader]
An Bord Pleanala held meetings last week in the Four Seasons in Carlingford as part of its process to determine whether Narrow Water Bridge should receive planning permission.
Sinn Féin Louth TD Gerry Adams has expressed his support for the construction of the Narrow Water Bridge linking south Down and County Louth.
Gerry Adams said: “The Narrow Water Bridge makes economic and commercial sense. It would provide a vital infrastructure connection linking north and south which would assist economic, and especially tourism development in an area which desperately needs new investment for jobs and growth.”
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
A Ballina man has been sent to jail for six years, with two suspended, following a high-speed car crash which left a Leitrim woman unable to move, eat or talk.
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