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Nine pounds of the drug were discovered by Revenue Officers in the lining of Mr. Lamb's rucksack when he arrived on a flight from Frankfurt on Monday.
It is the largest seizure of cocaine at Kerry Airport.
[Source: Irish Examiner]
An elderly man was left in a state of shock after three people entered his home in the Maganey area and stole his wallet, which contained a large amount of cash.
The incident occurred sometime between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. when the 93-year old man who lives in the Johnstown area of Maganey answered his door. Two females and one male rushed in past the elderly man once the door was opened and, while the man was in a state of confusion, they removed his wallet from his pocket.
It is understood that the wallet may have contained up to $1,335. The thieves left the scene quickly and the elderly man was unable to give a description of those involved.
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
Last Thursday, Gardaí (police) confirmed that a man had died at the scene of a car crash involving a number of vehicles at Grovine on the Waterford road outside Kilkenny.
Among the many injured, two were critical, and had been taken to St. Luke’s General Hospital.
The accident occurred on the Kilkenny side of Danesfort G.A.A. field. All emergency services attended the scene.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
People are “carelessly driving on graves” in Saints Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.
Clr. Jerry Lodge told a meeting of the Portlaoise Electoral Area committee at county hall that it was a matter of urgency to prohibit driving on graves and that the council takes any reasonable steps they can to tackle the problem.
Mary Donoghue, administrative officer for Water Services, said the erection of bollards will be included as a priority in the works, which are scheduled to commence in January 2013.
[Source: Leinster Express]
County Leitrim has long been a respected destination for British and European angling tourists. However, the angling market has changed, and a fresh approach is now needed for the county to grow a strong tourism base from the angling market once again.
A new organization, the Leitrim Angling Community Alliance, has been formed to support a major marketing project to reenergize and grow Leitrim’s angling sector. This will involve creating a new angling website that is smartphone-enabled and updated daily. It will feature angling specific accommodation, fishing resources. It also will produce and market Co. Leitrim angling brochure, participate at international trade shows, and organize familiarization-trips by angling agents and journalists. The initiative will also see the creation of a calendar, which lists local angling events and festivals across the county alongside other key marketing campaigns.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
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