News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
The last thing Achill man Patrick Kilcoyne expected when cutting up freshly caught fish was to find a miniature flick knife in the gut of a fish but that is exactly what he discovered.
Patrick, also known as ‘Blondie,’ made the unexpected discovery when preparing the fish for his breakfast and could not believe his eyes when a two inch long blue knife fell into his sink. “I was given a few mackerel which were caught near the Atlantic Drive as a present and there was a coalfish with them. I was cleaning the fish in the sink when this object came out of it and fell into the sink.”
(Source: The Mayo News)
Malicious pranksters who make hoax calls to the fire service in Meath are costing the county council in excess of €40,000 a year. As the fire service approaches its busiest time of the year at Halloween, firefighters and council officials have warned that those who make malicious calls could be putting lives in danger and could face serious penalties as all calls are recorded and are traceable.
(Source: The Meath Chronicle)
An Offaly businessman may face a return to jail at an upcoming sitting of the High Court.Donal Rigney from Gortacur, Mountbolus, Tullamore, was jailed for contempt of court before being temporarily released last Monday. Mr Rigney appeared before the court in August over his failure to return leased equipment worth €2 million.
(Source: Offaly Express)
Residents and landowners in the Crosshill area of Keadue are blocked a road on Kilronan mountain last Tuesday to prevent Roscommon County Council from carrying out works to widen the mountain road. The works have been met with fierce resistance from a small number of local families in the area since they began last Thursday. The five local families and landowners are claiming that since the works got underway trees and walls have been knocked on their land without any warning or consultation from the council.
(Source: The Roscommon Champion)
A stand-off continues in west Sligo as a bank tries to possess 35 acres in an effort to recoup up to a quarter of a million euro. In the aftermath of a failed attempt last Monday to take over the Easkey land, which the bank has sold, a 64-year-old farmer, his 33year-old son, their neighbors and friends are now keeping watch on the property day and night.
(Source: The Sligo Champion)
Concern was expressed regarding dangerous breeds of dogs at at meeting of the Templemore joint policing committee in the Garda College on Monday evening last. Raising the matter, Cllr. Martin Fogarty said some people can be very nervous of dogs and that this nervousness or fear is heightened when dogs are not placed on a leash and muzzled in public areas.
He said it was his opinion that people did not need to own certain dangerous breeds of dog and asked if gardai had spoken to owners of dangerous breeds in the town.
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