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A woman in her 20s was arrested and questioned last Friday morning following a burglary at the home of a retired priest in Granard on Thursday, August 2 last at approximately 6:30 p.m.
The Leader understands that the suspect was later released and a file has since been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in respect of the matter.
Gardaí (police) say that this is the second time in as many weeks that the elderly priest has been targeted.
The woman who was questioned is believed to be originally from Co. Westmeath but living in the Granard area. It is understood that $80 was stolen in the burglary. A Garda spokesperson said that the victim was shaken after the incident and confirmed that he had also been targeted by thieves two weeks prior to last Thursday.
[Source: Longford Leader]
Dundalk dredger, the Hebble Sand, which was previously owned by the Dundalk Port Company, has departed the dry dock in Dublin Port and is currently heading for Campbeltown, on the Mull of Kintyre Peninsula.
The grab-hopper dredger which has remained in Dublin Port for more than one year departed Dublin Port on Friday, August 3.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
The unemployment rate in Mayo has risen by 2.8 percent in the last month but the latest figures show that there has been a two percent decrease in the last 12 months.
The latest live register figures released by the Central Statistic Office show that the number of unemployed in Mayo for July stands at 13,800. The figure was an increase of 376 or 2.8 percent compared to June when the figure was 13,424 but a decrease of two percent on the same time last year.
[Source: The Mayo News]
John Evans has stated that he would be "interested" in replacing Seamus McEnaney as Meath senior football manager as the race gets underway to find a replacement for the Monaghan man.
Kerryman Evans was brought into the Meath set up last April by McEnaney after relegation from NFL Div. 2 and he proved to be a popular choice among the players.
One of his roles was training the team although it was understood he was also closely involved in the selection process.
Inevitably a number of familiar names have emerged as possible replacements for McEnaney with Colm O'Rourke, Sean Kelly and Gerry McEntee among those mentioned.
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
An illegal growth hormone, commonly known as angel dust, has been detected on a farm in the Republic of Ireland for the first time since 1999.
The Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has confirmed that two cattle at a farm in County Monaghan tested positive for Clenbuterol.
A small quantity of the substance was also found on the farm, which was restricted during the investigation.
The department said the evidence suggested it was an "isolated case."
[Source: BBC News]
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