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Jerseys, hoodies and Kilkenny kits were selling like hot cakes, and neighborhoods around the city and county were brightening up their own communities.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
“Conservation experts” will have to be engaged to monitor all stages of a proposed development at Killenard.
Despite receiving three submissions, Laois County Council has approved conditional planning permission for the ambitious project which will feature an archive store and exhibition space at Mount Saint Anne’s Retreat & Conference Centre.
There are 13 conditions attached and the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, An Taisce and the Heritage Council have the right of an appeal to An Bord Pleanala against the council’s decision and this must be lodged within four weeks.
[Source: Leinster Express]
Carrick-on-Shannon native Marie Lowe is one of 21 e-car ambassadors, from all over Ireland, who take part in the ESB’s Great Electric Drive.
In June 2012, ESB e-cars launched a campaign to recruit members of the general public and organizations to apply to join a team of e-car ambassadors and drive an electric car for up to a year. In total 11 men and eight women with a wide range of interests and lifestyles have been selected to share their experiences on TV, radio and online as well as through surveys and questionnaires.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
The mother of a young boy who was found dead at his home in Charleville earlier last week has appeared in court charged with his murder.
Diane Ward (43) of Harrisson Place, Charleville, is accused of killing eight-year-old Anthony Ward at her home on Monday.
During a special sitting of Limerick District Court, Det. Sgt. Michael Corbett said he arrested the defendant at Cork University Hospital at 5:25 p.m. last Tuesday.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
Tributes were being made last Wednesday to the renowned businessman John Frank O’Reilly, who passed away September 4.
The popular 87-year-old was arguably one of the midlands’ best known figures, thanks largely to his involvement in the success of the family’s long-standing insurance business which he founded along Longford Town’s Dublin Street.
A regular attendee at county social gatherings overseas, typified by the likes of the New York and London Dinner Dance Association functions, John Frank was deeply immersed in locally-based charity organizations.
A member of St. Vincent De Paul, the keen GAA follower made Lourdes an almost annual choice of destination over the years.
[Source: Longford Leader]
Dundalk-born rider Eilish Byrne finished fifth in the individual Paralympic dressage in the London Paralympic Games.
Eilish, who is based in Armagh, had a further chance to medal when she partook in the freestyle competition, which started last Monday and concluded Tuesday, with every rider starting on a zero score.
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