News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
As frightening levels of antisocial behavior continue in the Maudlin Street area of Kells, it has emerged that a local town councilor was attacked in the area in recent weeks and passing motorists have also come under attack. Residents of a number of estates in the area say they are being terrorized by youths who attack passers-by, throw stones at passing cars, threaten local residents and light fires in local estates.
(Source: The Meath Chronicle)
A spate of break-ins and the violent ransacking of a church sacristy while a ceremony was taking place have prompted clergy to warn church-goers to be 'extra vigilant'. Parishioners attending masses in Rahan were informed last weekend that on the previous Tuesday night, there were break-ins at St Patrick's Church, The Island, which forms part of the parish, as well as at Walshestown and Meedin, Co Westmeath, which are also in the Meath diocese.
(Source: Offaly Express)
The family of a Four Roads man who was kicked to death in the Netherlands has said that it is “satisfied” with the sentences handed down to his killers in a Dutch court last week. Niall Coyle a 33-year-old electrician suffered severe brain damage after he was attacked outside a bar in the town of Dordrecht, near Rotterdam last January and died three days later
(Source: The Roscommon Hearld)
Two Sligo brothers, who left a man needing life-saving surgery to remove a clot on his brain, were sentenced to a total of thirteen years on Friday last. Sligo brothers James Paul Sweeney and Edward Sweeney both from Glendallon, Ballytivnan were sentenced to seven years and six years respectively for assaulting John Francis Reddington of Claran, Headford, Co. Galway in August 2009 in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. They were charged with assault causing serious harm.
(Source: The Sligo Weekender)
Gardai in North Tipperary are carrying out ongoing investigations following three major incidents on Wednesday night last. At approximately 11.25 pm a shop in Newport was targeted by a gang of thieves who broke into the premises to acquire a free standing ATM machine. The thieves, who are believed to have been driving a Mitsubishi Pajero jeep, then loaded the ATM machine into the rear of the jeep.
(Source: Tipperary Star)
A County Tyrone company has won a contract worth £100,000 in Kurdistan. Anaconda Equipment International employs around 30 people specializing in the design and manufacture of equipment for the mining, quarrying and waste recycling industries. It concentrates on exports to markets outside the UK and Ireland.
(Source: BBC News)
Waterford Institute of Technology Students’ Union says it wants to cancel Christmas Day celebrations at the college permanently due to the record 32 arrests made last year. The union has sponsored its own patrols in nearby estates to prevent anti-social behavior arising from the event and has introduced sanctions for persistent culprits.
(Source: Waterford News $ Star)
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