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Athy has been dealt yet another blow with news that Tegral is to shed a further 16 jobs.
The job cuts are to come into effect from January 2013. There are also to be pay cuts, mainly at senior management level. The news follows a meeting two weeks ago between local management and representatives of the Belgian company Etex, which is Tegral’s parent company.
It’s understood that this meeting was an annual meeting, which had been planned irrespective of the job loss announcement. Workers at Tegral were briefed on the up to date position of the company last Wednesday afternoon, November 14.
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
There was a light-hearted exchange between senators in the Seanad (Senate) during a discussion on the new killer ash dieback disease.
Galway Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh suggested as a pre-budget submission that the government put a levy on hurleys in Kilkenny to balance the competition across the country. Senator Ó Clochartaigh also thanked Kilkenny Senator Pat O’Neill for stopping the rumor going around Galway that Brian Cody and his team had something to do with the spread of the disease in Galway, Tipperary, Meath and Leitrim.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
Laois road users can expect disruption when work begins on the upgrading of nine miles of raw water-main between Clonaslee and Tullamore early next year.
“There will be disruption and works will impact on traffic for a short period,” explained Tom Shanahan from Offaly County Council, Environment & Water Services section, which has overall responsibility for the project.
He added, “We will liaise with our Laois County Council counterparts when the project begins. But water mains works by their nature are not deep so therefore we wouldn’t envisage any significant road closures or major disruption or diversions.”
[Source: Leinster Express]
Jamestown’s acclaimed restaurant, The Cottage, has added yet another string to its bow, winning category honors for the Best Casual Dining section of the recent National Hospitality Awards.
The awards night was held in the Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin last month and is considered one of the leading events in the industry.
The Cottage restaurant has earned many accolades since opening its doors under the guidance of head chef and proprietor, Shamzuri Hanifa.
It has become a favored dining location for locals and visitors alike and this latest awards shows that The Cottage has more than earned its reputation as one of the premier restaurants in the country.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
A glass jar full of drugged food was thrown into a back garden in Castletroy, Limerick Animal Welfare has learned.
A German Shepherd dog severed an artery in her foot and suffered a lot of blood loss from the broken glass.
The charity received a number of reports of a white van containing a man and a woman in the Oakwood and Castletroy View Estates last Tuesday afternoon.
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