News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
“I was in the house getting dinner ready. Luckily one of the neighbors overheard what was going on and when they asked if everything was alright the man got into his black car and sped off,” said Bryan’s mother Kelly.
(Source:Waterford News and Star)
The new Westmeath County offices and library have been named one of 94 recipients of a 2010 International Architecture Award.
The awards are presented annually for the best new designs in architecture, landscaping, interior design and urban planning from around the world.
The awards by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Metropolitan Arts Press give a global overview of the current aesthetic direction of today’s commercial, corporate, institutional, and residential work to the real estate, banking, business, and corporate community.
Designed by Bucholz McEvoy Architects, the low energy buildings in Mullingar fought off competition from 38 nations including Austria, Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Great Britain, Norway, Saudi Arabia and the United States.
A new memorial garden will be officially opened on Saturday, August 28, in Campile Village, County Wexford to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the bombing of the village.
The garden is located where, up until recently, the Shelburne Co-Op and its creamery stood. The co-op will be forever remembered as the link between County Wexford and the occupation of Europe in World War II when the co-op was bombed on August 26, 1940, by the Luftwaffe.
The whole of Ireland was rocked to its core as four German bombs were dropped on this peaceful village and three young, well loved local women were killed and the Shelburne Co-Op Creamery was completely destroyed.
The building was extensively damaged but an absolute disaster was avoided only by chance as, minutes before the bombs fell, the co-op’s canteen was full with around 40 workers having their dinner.
Gardaí are treating a fire at a timber products manufacturing plant in Co Wicklow as suspicious.
Gardaí have appealed to anyone who may have information about how the fire at the Woodfab plant in Aughrim started to contact them.
Further forensic tests are to be carried out.
Supt Patrick Ward from Wicklow Garda Station said if anyone had spotted suspicious activity, strangers or strange vehicles around the plant late the gardaí would like to hear from them.
The blaze was spotted at around 1.30am by a passing taxi driver.
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