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Eleven houses in the Fairways estate, close to Dromod Train Station were broken into and copper cylinders were “brutally forced out,” pipes were cut and the rampage left running water leaking through the houses causing large-scale damage.
A local sergeant told the Leitrim Observer the theft of copper is getting “very common” in the region as the value of copper increases. Gardaí are advising people who own unoccupied homes, or those who live beside them, to be wary that suspects are monitoring houses. Residents are advised to report any suspicious activity in the area to Gardaí.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
Limerick’s local authorities have plenty of salt to shake when temperatures plummet this winter.
They have secured more than 4,000 tons of rock salt to treat Limerick’s roads.
The authorities expressed confidence that they have ample supplies of salt and grit to treat the city’s and county’s roads in the event of a prolonged outbreak of cold weather.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
Senior Garda (police) detectives were last week investigating the possible re-emergence of Traveller-related feuding in Longford after a fresh series of threats were posted on social media site YouTube, writes Liam Cosgrove.
The newly published material, labelled “Longford Nevins call out Joe Joyce,” appeared on the Internet earlier this month. It shows two men dressed in dark clothing and wearing balaclavas voice a succession of intimidating remarks in the direction of the Mr. Joyce referred to in the video.
[Source: Longford Leader]
The people of Bellurgan were deeply shocked by the tragic death of Moya McNally (83), who was killed in the two-car collision at the Ballymascanlon filling station on Saturday evening, November 10.
Gardaí (police) are seeking information about the collision which occurred at 6:30 p.m.
Moya and her late husband Hughie McNally were highly regarded members of the local community.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
A youth has been charged with assault causing harm after an attack on a retired Garda (police officer) who was walking with his wife at Lough Lannagh, Castlebar, on Thursday evening, November 8.
The youth (15), who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before Swinford District Court the following day, where he was remanded on bail to appear before Ballina District Court early next month.
The man, who is in his 50s, was walking with his wife at the new Riverwalk at Lough Lannagh, Castlebar, at approximately 6 p.m. when he was set upon by the youth in what is believed to have been a random attack.
[Source: Mayo News]
A Ratoath family has scooped $638,000 in last week's Euromillions Lottery.
The lucky EuroMillions Plus ticket was sold on Monday, November 12, the day before the draw, in the Centra store, Corballis Shopping Centre, Ratoath. The ticket was a $8 Quick-pick number selection.
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