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Oxigen Environmental, which has already been turned down for a similar facility on the city’s North Wharf, submitted an application, in mid-July, for a change of use at the Waterford/Ross mart premises.
They are also seeking a waste management license from the City Council.
[Source: Waterford News & Star]
Thousands thronged the streets of Mullingar and Cusack Park last Monday evening to welcome home Westmeath two Olympians, John Joe Nevin and Joseph Murphy.
Star quality oozed from the open-top Dublin sightseeing bus, which didn't look out of place in a more modest urban setting like Mullingar. The arrival was reminiscent of that of Jack and the lads in Dublin after Italia '90, only with Mullingar Town Band leading the way.
Down they came off the bus, and in the ensuing media scrum, John Joe's silver medal (which, he told the crowd, he has kept under his pillow since Saturday night) underlined the glamour of the occasion. Niall Horan's arrival helped, of course.
[Source: Westmeath Independent]
As far as titles go they don’t come any bigger than “world champions” and that’s exactly what the New Ross & District Pipe Band can now proudly claim to be.
The band emerged victorious at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow Green; in addition to securing the Intermediate world title, they also secured the overall title in the core drumming section.
The band’s best result in the world championships prior was sixth overall and that was recorded 16 years ago.
[Source: Wexford Echo]
The father of a 10-year-old boy who was trapped under a sand dune has successfully tracked down his son's rescuers to thank them for saving his life.
Calum Fenton from Killiney in Dublin became trapped under an eight-foot dune at Brittas Bay in Co. Wicklow on August 10 after it collapsed on top of him.
The schoolboy – who had been digging on the sand with his brother Barry (8) and five other children – lay underneath the sand for up to 12 minutes before his rescuers, four Polish men, managed to reach him and avert a tragedy.
[Source: Irish Independent]
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