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Dr. McCarthy told the Tipperary Star the x-ray machine on the grounds of Our Lady’s has been out of order for the week or so, and there is mounting concern.
[Source: Tipperary Star]
Police and Fire Service personnel are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal incident on Friday evening, October 26 at a farm in the Killybracken Road area of Dungannon, which claimed the life of a popular local farmer.
Mr. Jackie McCoey (76) died in an incident involving a piece of cattle-feeding equipment.
A very well-known man who farmed in the area for most of his life, Mr. McCoey is survived by a wife and seven children to whom sincere sympathy is extended.
He is the 24th person in Northern Ireland to die in a farming accident in the past 20 months.
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
A meeting took place last Thursday evening between the Master of the City and County Infirmary Trust, Mr. Gordon Watson, and elected representatives from the city and county to discuss growing gears that hospital services in Waterford and the region could be seriously eroded.
The meeting at Waterford Institute of Technology had been called amid fears that approval is to be given for a recommendation for the complete break-up of the regional hospital network.
That would mean a downgrade of W.R.H. and Waterford networking with Cork and Clonmel while people from Wexford and Kilkenny requiring hospital care would have to travel to Dublin.
[Source: Waterford News & Star]
The Minister for Agriculture Marine and Food Simon Coveney has officially launched Moate-based Irish Rural Link's new Farm Safety Mentor Program.
The initiative is a new and innovative approach in the communication of the farm safety message according to Seamus Boland, C.E.O. of Irish Rural Link, who expressed his delight at Minister Coveney's endorsement of the campaign.
"Sadly fatalities and injuries remain way too high on Irish farms and part of the solution is to actively involve farmers themselves in the change process," he commented. This new and innovative approach to saving lives will engage farmers to become change makers, supporting safer farms and the development of farm to farm advice and mentoring systems.
[Source: Westmeath Independent]
New Ross Town Council has been asked to consider reviewing its existing bye-laws with regard to drinking in public places.
Town Clerk, Ger Mackey, made the suggestion during a recent local authority meeting in the Brandon House Hotel.
Speaking to councilors, Mr. Mackey said, “There is a need for a review in light of the enhanced town park facilities and quayside plan.”
“These particular bye-laws are useful in combating anti-social behavior and allows for the full enjoyment of the town’s amenities,” added Mr. Mackey.
[Source: Wexford Echo]
A 34-year-old Wicklow man charged with murdering a young father told his arresting detective that the Gardaí (police) had made “a catastrophic error,” his trial has heard.
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