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But two weeks ago, the I.A.E.M. said that A&Es across the country, including Portlaoise are “teetering on the edge of total collapse.”
[Source: Leinster Express]
Thieves have made off with copper wire valued at over $13,000 following a break-in at the E.S.B. Service Store on the Elphin Road, Carrick-on-Shannon.
The raid occurred sometime on the evening of May 31.
The thieves broke down a fence at the rear of the property to gain access to the metal.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
A plumber is to face a trial before the circuit court after he was charged with the manslaughter of a County Limerick woman who died in a Cork hotel more than two years ago.
Richard Davis (44) of Killanully, Ballygarvan, Co. Cork, was brought before Macroom District Court after he was charged with unlawfully killing Miriam Reidy (35), from Ballyhahill, who died from carbon monoxide poisoning at the Trident Hotel in Kinsale on January 4, 2011.
Davis, who was granted free legal aid, is also charged with two offenses under the provisions of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 relating to her death.
It is alleged the self-employed plumber was “negligent in the commissioning” of a gas boiler at the Tridant Hotel where Ms. Reidy was attending a hen party.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
There were celebrations in Portlaoise over the June bank holiday weekend, as the Longford Rose was chosen to go forward to the Rose of Tralee International Festival in August.
Aisling Farrell, who was crowned Longford Rose in April, is the first Longford Rose to make it to the Dome since Grainne Fox back in 2007.
A native of Tang, Aisling’s mother Susan McKenna hails from Newtowncashel, and the Rose herself attended Mercy Secondary School in Ballymahon. Aisling is still elated after the weekend, and is thrilled to be representing Longford at the festival. “I’m so excited to go down to Tralee and represent such a beautiful county,” she says.
[Source: Longford Leader]
Dermot McArdle, the Dundalk man convicted of the manslaughter of his wife, Kellyann Corcoran, in Spain, has returned to his native town having been released early from a Spanish prison.
McArdle has been released even though it is thought he has failed to pay $290,000 in compensation to Kellyann Corcoran’s family. McArdle was not due to be released until August.
The 42-year-old was spotted by a journalist from The Star newspaper driving a 2005 Volkswagen Golf in Dundalk last Wednesday visiting relatives, days after his release from Alhaurin prison in Malaga.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
A Westport G.A.A. player who sustained a fractured jaw and chin when he was struck by a member of an opposing G.A.A. team has dropped a Section Three assault charge against Patrick McHale of Gurteens, Ballina.
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