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The men are being questioned in relation to a number of aggravated burglaries and armed raids in the region. Under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, they may be held for up to seven days.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
Staff cuts at Laois County Council are being blamed for the erratic opening hours of the St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery in Portlaoise.
In a statement to the Leinster Express, the council explained that the opening hours for the main gate in Portlaoise Cemetery are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. The cemetery is closed on Saturday, except for funerals. It is opened on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The statement went on to confirm that staff cuts have had an impact on opening hours.
[Source: Leinster Express]
It’s Ireland’s only “county magazine” and one of the longest running annuals in the country. This year the Leitrim Guardian celebrated its 45th edition with a gala evening in Carrigallen’s Kilbrackan Arms Hotel.
Special guests on the night were the Leitrim Guardian People of the Year 2013 – joint-winner Olympians Colin Griffin and Laura Reynolds.
Last year’s winners, Carrigallen’s Corn Mill Theatre, represented by Gus Ward, were on hand to pass on the trophy. Speaking following the presentation, Colin Griffin noted that his father had received the award back in 1979 “long before I was born” adding that he was delighted to be one of this year’s recipients.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
A male aged in his late-teens has been arrested by Gardaí (police) as part of the investigation into an alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.
The teenager was arrested in the Limerick area last Thursday morning and is being questioned at Roxboro Garda Station. He is being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.
Gardaí are investigating claims that a fourteen-year-old girl was raped in the car park of a busy shopping center.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
A north Longford car dealer is facing an unprecedented attempt to overturn his bankruptcy status in Northern Ireland, a court has heard.
John Alex Kane, who has had an address at Granard, County Longford, is said to have owed nearly $6.5 million in unpaid taxes.
It is believed to be the first time the Office of the Irish Revenue Commissioners has sought to annul a bankruptcy secured outside its borders, as lawyers for the Revenue Commissioners brought a challenge to the validity of the order made against Mr. Kane. An order rescinding the earlier determination was made at the High Court in Belfast two weeks ago.
The case is understood to hinge on whether he lives and works in N.I. and comes after the motor trader was declared bankrupt in Belfast in June.
[Source: Longford Leader]
Two Dundalk artists have completed a new mural on the back wall of the Tourist Office at Market Square Dundalk.
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