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However the H.S.E. has moved to allay the fears and say the cost saving changes will not impact on front-line services.
Speaking at the recent meeting of Athy Town Council, Clr. Mary O’Sullivan called on the H.S.E. to provide reassurance that the present ambulance service in Athy would not be curtailed or withdrawn.
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
Kilkenny City is to benefit from a €5.5 million investment for the “Medieval Mile” tourism project, as was announced last Tuesday morning by Failte Ireland and Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan.
The Medieval Mile will stretch from Kilkenny Castle to St. Canice’s Cathedral, with the first phase of the plan – three specific projects – set to come about from this funding. A museum at St. Mary’s Church, a “Great Garden” along the River Nore, and the upgrading of the visitor experience, are part of an overall $19.5 million scheme to make the city a “must-see” destination for overseas visitors to Ireland.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
In the on-going search for missing Laois woman Aoife Phelan, Gardaí (police) have again spoken to a number of her friends and family, one week after her disappearance.
To date, searches in and around Portlaoise and Mountmellick have yielded nothing, while an examination of her phone records, bank account and Facebook account show no activity since Thursday, October 25.
Gardaí conducted inquires in housing estates around the Colliers Lane area of the town last Tuesday evening, October 30 where the missing woman was last seen five days previous.
[Source: Leinster Express]
A new Irish documentary about movie-going in Ireland throughout the decades, called ”See You at the Pictures,” will film in Carrick-on-Shannon on November 14.
The documentary for R.T.É., expected to be 90 minutes in length, received $136,000 from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland earlier this year.
Planet Korda Pictures is a Temple Bar-based production company who see this project “as a social history project as well as an entertaining film and hope that the stories we collect will form part of a nationwide historical resource on Irish cinema going.”
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
A Polish woman who is dying from leukaemia received her final wish last week, after donations from the public allowed her to fly home to Poland.
Marta Salacka (27), a mother of a four year-old son, needed $26,000 to fly home to Poland on an air ambulance, as she was not permitted to travel on routine flights because of her condition.
The young woman, who hails from Gorzow Wielkopolski, near the German border, wanted to be at home with all her family in her final days.
There were emotional scenes in Limerick as she and her family bid farewell to their close friends, whom they have known for the past seven years.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
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