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The men had all pleaded not guilty to possession of equipment, including printers and cutting machines, to manufacture counterfeit currency at Ballybrophy, Borris-in-Ossory on May 31, 2010.
[Source: Leinster Express]
Gardaí (police) are investigating the brazen theft of a digger from a building site in Rooskey two weeks ago.
Thieves stole the digger from the site sometime between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. on July 12.
The digger weighs in at over 13 tons and Gardaí say that a truck and specialized trailer would have to be used to move it as it is on tracks.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
Prescriptions for erectile dysfunction drugs are not been handed out willy-nilly by Limerick doctors, according to the regional IMO spokesperson.
It comes after Clare county councilor Brian Meaney asserted there was “no real medical need” for many of the Viagra prescriptions being filled out for medical card holders.
Clr. Meaney was commenting on figures which showed the bill for such drugs in the HSE West had climbed from $1.53 million to $1.74 million between 2009 and 2010. Limerick accounted for the highest bill in the region in 2010, at $397,000.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
Longford Fine Gael TD James Bannon has hit out at the Minister for State for Disability, Equality and Mental Health, Roisin Shortall, over her apparent refusal to debate the issue of funding for St. Christopher’s Services in Longford.
The Legan TD claims he has tabled a Topical Interest Motion on funding for St. Christopher’s no fewer than 27 times and on each occasion the topic has not been selected for debate. Deputy Bannon has resubmitted the motion once more last Thursday in a final attempt to get the issue debated before the summer break.
[Source: Longford Leader]
Local musician David O’Dowda recently had a piece of music he composed and sang on accompany the trailer for new Jessica Biel film “The Tall Man.”
David is originally from Ravensdale but moved to Manchester in 1999 to study music in Manchester College which is where he now lives with his wife and son.
Since then he has done his fair share of gigging, has led Manchester-based six-piece band Table who released an album entitled “Songs You Can Sing” in 2009 and has toured with Peter Gabriel on his 2004 “Still Growing Up Tour.”
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
Owners of caravan campsites in Mayo say their business is on its knees due to the number of camper vans who park overnight along the side of the road and refuse to pay for their facilities.
The caravan park owners are particularly annoyed about the growing number of camper vans that park just outside their premises and use the campsite’s facilities without paying. They have called for Mayo County Council to put an end to the practice and are seeking the introduction of bye-laws to stop overnight parking of caravans, camper vans and tents on the roadsides in the county.
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