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Clare County Council was initially alerted to problems with the treatment plant shortly after its installation in January 1998.
Senior executive chemist Mary Burke expressed a number of concerns about the operation of the plant on April 5, 2000, the Clare Champion has learned.
[Source: Clare Champion]
"Fear, isolation, and a lack of purpose."
These were among the reasons given by Pat Behan of Suicide Aware for an alarming rise in deliberate self-harm by males in Cork since 2007. According to figures released last Wednesday by the Men's Health Forum, there has been a 55 percent increase in deliberate self-harm in Cork City and county by males.
"We are finding," continued Ms. Behan, "that our helplines are becoming [busier]. People are frightened by cutbacks. In one case that we had recently a man was after being hospitalized for drinking paint stripper after finding out that his telephone allowance had been cut off and he could not afford the dispensing charge on his prescription. He did not die but he will suffer the ill-effects for the remainder of his life. People feel ashamed and useless and that they have no prospects because of this recession."
Ms. Behan continued: "The tragedy of suicide is far worse than anything else, particularly the reasons that lead to suicide. To hell with the recession, no matter what the problem is there is a solution. Anyone who is suffering has got to talk to someone about it."
[Source: Cork Independent]
A judge has imposed a restraining order on a teenager that bans him from going near his mother’s home for three years.
District judge Barney McElholm imposed the order on Samuel Murray (18), of Northland Road, Derry, who pleaded guilty to criminal damage.
The court heard Murray arrived at his mother’s Limavady home in the morning. He asked her for money and when she refused she heard the sound of glass breaking.
Murray sped away from the house and his mother noticed that the outer pane of glass was broken. When the teen was arrested he apologized for his actions and offered to pay for the damage.
[Source: Derry Journal]
One Milford mother was trying not to think of the fact that four of her six children left the country in search of work last week.
Last Sunday, three members of the Orr family were among seven people from the town of Milford who boarded a flight and left this country in search of work. Sharon, Ciaran, and Mark Orr travelled to Perth this Monday, while their brother Garrett returned to London to work last Thursday.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
The ransacking of two local primary schools two weeks ago has been met with widespread disgust, with the principals of both schools condemning the acts as a “violation” and “an attack on children.”
St. Patrick’s Primary School in The Meadow in Newry and St. Malachy’s Primary School in Whitecross became victims to the mindless attacks that took place on Tuesday, January 15.
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