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All three were taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda for treatment, where one male is said to be in a serious condition.
[Source: Irish Examiner]
Bord na Móna made loss before tax of $3.6m for the year ending March 2012, it was announced last Monday.
The company saw a marginal increase in total revenue, but EBITDA was down by 15.9% to $75.1m from $89.3m.
Bord na Móna blamed this on the prolonged closure of West Offaly Power Station while a refit was being carried out, and reduced fuel sales resulting from a mild winter.
There was also significant non-cash impairment to the company’s resource recovery business of $29m.
[Source: Irish Examiner]
The chief executive of the Roscommon Herald newspaper has initiated High Court proceedings aimed at restraining his dismissal.
Lawyers for Brian Nerney secured permission from the High Court last Tuesday to serve injunction proceedings against Thomas Crosbie Holdings Ltd. at short notice.
Ms. Justice Mary Laffoy made the application returnable to July 25. The application for short service of the proceedings was made ex-parte (one side only represented). In his action, Mr. Nerney, Carrick Road, Boyle, Co. Roscommon is seeking orders including one restraining TCH Ltd. from terminating his contract.
[Source: Irish Times]
Veteran Sligo newsman Tommie Gorman has spoken of his toughest ever assignment and how the grueling eight-week Michaela McAreavey murder trial in Mauritius affected both himself and the bereaved families. .
In an in-depth interview with The Sligo Champion, RTE's Northern Editor tells how he was taken aback by the “distinct lack of taste” with which some aspects of the controversial trial was conducted; the palpable sense of pain and sadness endured by the McAreavey and Harte families; the “frightening mini-riot” which erupted at the announcement of the “not guilty” verdicts, and his own difficulties in being so far away from loved ones for so long. "It was by far the most difficult job I have ever done. There was no escaping the intensity of it, the sheer sadness of it, the unfairness of it. You would find yourself dreaming about it at night," Mr. Gorman revealed.
[Source: Sligo Champion]
Three members of Thurles Town Council, along with members of Thurles Hospital Action Committee, handed in a petition at Dail Eireann (Irish Parliament) signed by 8,548 people calling for the restoration of 22 beds in the Hospital of the Assumption.
The figure from the petition did not include the 5,000 names already gathered in a previous petition, making a total of over 13,000 who are against closing beds at the community facility.
[Source: Tipperary Star]
Dungannon Borough Council is bottom of the heap when it comes to dealing with littering issues, the Courier has learned.
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