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It’s intended to be a cut-price version of New York’s yellow taxis, or London’s black cabs, aimed at preventing licenses being switched between different cars. It has been estimated the cost for the signs will be between $195 and $325.
Longford taxi driver Paddy Boyle described the news as “another gimmick for money.” While Minister Kelly said the change will “make it harder for rogue drivers to continue operating in the sector,” Paddy doesn’t believe it will make any difference.
[Source: Longford Leader]
Louth county councilors have decided to name the Boyne cable bridge.
It will be called the Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge. But that’s only the county Louth name for it. In Meath, it is called the Boyne Valley Bridge.
The confusion seems to have arisen when Meath county councilors decide to name the bridge not realizing that Louth county councilors might take offense as half of the bridge is in Louth.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
The High Court has lifted account freezing orders against the niece and nephew of Mary McLoughlin, the Westport woman who stands accused of taking $170,000 from a retired parish priest.
Ann Geary, Pontoon, Foxford, sister of Fr. Vincent Kelly (86), is claiming that Ms. McLoughlin, Corragaun, Kilmeena, Westport, befriended the priest and then misappropriated over $170,000 of his money.
Earlier this month, Mr. Justice Roderick Murphy made several orders on an ex-parte (one side only represented) basis, including an order restraining Ms. McLoughlin from reducing her assets below $67,764.79.
Freezing orders were also obtained ex-parte against Ms. McLoughlin’s nephew, Thomas McLoughlin, and against her niece, Tara McLoughlin.
[Source: The Mayo News]
Kells Gardaí (police) is appealing for witnesses following an assault in the town Friday, October 12, where a man in his 40s received serious head injuries.
The assault occurred at around 11:30 p.m. at the junction of Bective Street and the Mullingar Road.
The victim was removed by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, and later transferred to St. James's Hospital, Dublin. He has since been released from hospital
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
A man convicted of capital murder is to bring an appeal to the Supreme Court early next year against the rejection of his bid to be considered for remission from his 40-year jail sentence.
The Chief Justice, Ms. Justice Susan Denham, said last Thursday the appeal of Noel Callan, while it had been granted priority, was unlikely to be heard before January 2013.
Callan has served 26 years so far for the murder of a Garda (Police) Sergeant Patrick Morrissey.
Paul O'Higgins S.C., for the State, said that even if he won his appeal, Mr. Callan was unlikely to be freed before 2016, but that was disputed by Deirdre Murphy S.C., for Mr. Callan, who said, if he won, he would be eligible for temporary release.
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