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Until last week, the traders were based on the gravel walk on the east side of the Parade. However, for two years now, they have been making submissions to the council asserting that the location is not suitable.
Two submissions made during a recent review of the local casual trading by-laws said that the gravel walk was too far away from the main thoroughfare of the town, lacked visibility, was difficult to keep clean, and even posed a health and safety risk.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
A civic reception should be accorded to Mountmellick Paralympic star Ailish Dunne, proposed Clr. Rosemary Whelan at the Town Council’s monthly meeting September 13. Clr. Ollie Payne seconded.
Chairman Clr. Pat Bowe led councilors in extolling Ailish’s achievements.
[Source: Leinster Express]
Junior Certification celebrations in Carrick-on-Shannon resulted in one youth being knocked down, another receiving serious facial injuries as a result of an assault while a number of others were hospitalized for alcohol-related complaints.
It is understood 24 Gardaí (police) were in operation on the night while seven ambulances were deployed.
Gardaí in Carrick-on-Shannon have also renewed their appeal for a member of the public, believed to be a woman from Leitrim Village, who phoned them on the night of the Junior Certification celebrations, Wednesday (September 12) to make contact with them again.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
A British television star has been remanded in custody after he pleaded guilty to robbing more than $6,500 in cash from a MoneyGram outlet in Limerick city center more than three years ago.
Craig Fitzpatrick (25) who previously had an address at Emmet Place, St. Joseph’s Street, Limerick appeared before a special sitting of Limerick District Court last evening following his extradition from the U.K.
He pleaded guilty to robbing $6,700 in cash from Meed Beauty, Parnell Street on August 15, 2009.
A number of staff members were threatened with a knife during the incident although, Limerick District Court heard, Fitzpatrick only acted as a lookout.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
A man was in stable condition in hospital last Thursday morning after he was knocked down by a car on his way to work outside Ballymahon.
The incident happened at around 6:30 a.m. on the main Ballymahon to Athlone Road. It is believed the man was walking along the road as he made his way to work at the nearby Kepak meat processing facility when the incident occurred.
Gardaí (police) cordoned off the road for a period of time this morning as part of the investigation. So far, details as to what may have caused the accident remain unclear although detectives are working on the belief that a motorist traveling in the Athlone direction had been attempting to overtake a lorry shortly before the incident took place.
[Source: Longford Leader]
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