News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
(Source: The Tipperary Star)
Allegations of religious discrimination made by employees of Dungannon Council have been dismissed by the Fair Employment Tribunal. The long-running case relates to a bonus scheme introduced by the council in 1989, but which was dominated by Protestant employees. Complaints were subsequently made to the Fair Employment Tribunal, however the case was dismissed last month.
(Source: The Tyrone Times)
Local TD Deputy Brendan Kenneally has claimed Waterford people and businesses will benefit as a result of the introduction of NAMA. Describing the legislation as “one of the most important pieces of economic legislation in the history of the State”, Deputy Kenneally said NAMA was vital in order to restore health to the banking system. “The Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan TD has made a series of critical decisions over the last year in order to tackle the biggest challenge this country has faced since the foundation of the State, and it has culminated in the introduction of the NAMA legislation in the Dáil.”
(Source: Waterford News & Star)
Mullingar Town councilor leader Ruth Illingworth made history two weeks ago by giving the first official council recognition to Mullingar's Muslim community. Ruth presented a gift basket of sweets and fruit to local businessman Rashid Butt to celebrate Eid, the festival which marks the end of the fast and abstinence of Ramadan. "I am delighted to be able to do this and recognize Muslims who now make up a substantial part of the community in Mullingar and Athlone and have provided such invaluable service to us all particularly in our hospitals," she said. "I'm sure it's not the first such presentation in Ireland to the Muslim community but it would be the first in Mullingar and Westmeath and its about time we recognized this community."
(Source: The Westmeath Examiner)
Serious doubts have been cast over the future of Wexford town's proposed €350 million Trinity Wharf center by recent developments, which seem to suggest the end is finally nigh for the highly ambitious project. Speculation has been mounting for some time regarding the future of the massive development proposed at the south end of town, which was given the go-ahead in January 2007, prior to the current economic crisis. It would be centered on the site of the old Wexford Electronix and Clover Meats factories, while land will also have to be reclaimed for the huge waterfront development. However, Deerland Construction has now withdrawn an appeal it had lodged with An Bord Pleanala in respect of a large marina development, which developer Derry McPhillips had previously described as 'integral' to Trinity Wharf.
(Source: The Wexford People)
There's just no stopping Bray's boxing bombshell. The weekend before last Katie Taylor again demolished the cream of the continent to win her fourth European boxing title on the trot. This latest boxing success of the Bray native was made all the more impressive by the fact that she won her three bouts without conceding as much as a single point to her opponents. Katie is the current world lightweight champion, the European Union champion, the AIBA 2008 world female boxer of the year, while her long term aim and ambition is to win Olympic Boxing gold in London in 2012. 'I'll take a few weeks off now. The next big one is the world championships in Barbados next year and my aim is to defend my title. To win three in a row would be very special' Taylor said.
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