News from Ireland - news from around the 32 counties
A round-up of news from around Ireland
John Byrne of Cartell told the Connacht Tribune: “We know from our database how many used cars there are in the Galway area, and we know now than 10 percent of cars there have been clocked. It’s very easy to clock a car. All you need is diagnostic equipment, and wind the clock back. The figures vary hugely, and are anything from a few thousand miles to 100,000 miles.”
[Source: Galway Bay FM]
Current Kerry captain Colm “Gooch” Cooper has given his public support to the county's newly-installed senior football manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice.
The pair soldiered together as teammates, winning a number of Munster and All-Ireland titles, and Cooper believes Fitzmaurice has what it takes to get the Kingdom back on track.
"It's a good appointment, Eamonn has been a senior selector and in charge of the U-21s and is a good man with a good knowledge of football," the talismanic forward told the Irish Sun.
"The Kerry County Board seemed to have an idea of who they wanted to succeed Jack O'Connor and they moved fairly quickly."
[Source: Irish Examiner]
Several iPads have replaced traditional schoolbooks for 172 first-year pupils at Pipers Hill College in Naas who began working with the new “digital schoolbag” two weeks ago.
The students received their iPads, which include digital textbooks and training in how to use them on their first day (August 24) in their new school. The initiative known as the Wriggle 1:1 mobile learning program will mean that these students will no longer have to carry heavy schoolbags.
“This is something that was going to happen eventually because of the way technology was going,” said Principal Colm O’Connor.
“The iPads are being rolled out to first-years only this year. All 65 teachers have been trained how to use the iPads and the various apps and they have been extremely enthusiastic and fully embraced the move,” he added.
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
A man who stole a substantial amount of money from an upstairs office at Dore’s Restaurant and Coffee Shop was caught on camera 16 times during the incident.
The popular business on High Street, which has cameras installed has a sign inside the front door that says “Smile You’re On Camera,” informing patrons that they are being recorded for security reasons.
Gardaí (police) are currently examining the footage from the alleged incident. Owner Michael Dore said that he was “shaken but fine” following the incident adding that he felt fortunate that it was not more serious. “We believe that he had a knife concealed so we are counting our blessings that there was no confrontation,” he said.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
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