News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
A bid for £650,000 for an open air cinema screen to show major cultural and sporting events in Londonderry during the 2012 Olympiad has been submitted by Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) Nelson McCausland. The exciting plans will involve the erection of a 25 square metres video display with a computer controlled playout and audio system in one of the city's prominent public spaces.
(Source: Lononderry Sentinel)
A group of subcontractors who say they are owed €900,000 since an apartment development was taken over by a receiver are planning a public protest at the development's auction this week. The contractors are owed the money for work they carried out for Ballybofey company Dunnion Construction on a development of apartments in Ballybofey. Navenny Developments, which built the complex, went into receivership in July and 47 apartments are to be auctioned on behalf of Ulster Bank by receiver Patrick McDermott of Patrick McDermott & Co Chartered Accountants.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
A unique stamp collection which belonged to a County Down aristocrat has sold for more than £3m at auction. A total of £3,045,924 was raised as Lady Mairi Bury's unique 19th century postage stamps went under the hammer at Sotheby's in London. The final figure significantly exceeded pre-sale expectations of £2.6m. Lady Bury's collection of King Edward VII stamps was the top selling lot at the auction. It fetched £66,000, more than three times its guide price
(Source: BBC News)
A Dublin man found storing heroin valued at almost €200,000 following a garda investigation into gang related drug dealing has been given a 10-year sentence. Gardai also found €5,000 in cash, weighing scales, a stun gun and bullet proof vest. Christopher Conroy (25), with an address at Redmonds Court, Kilbarrack, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of the drugs for sale or supply at Melrose Park, Kinsealy, on October 21, 2008.
(Source: Evening Herald)
A £1.4m investment will create 14 jobs at St Angelo airport in Fermanagh. A fixed-wing aircraft maintenance firm will be accommodated by the 37,000ft workspace development near Enniskillen. The posts will be of high value and in aviation, engineering and technical disciplines. Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster said: "It will no doubt contribute to the growth of the local economy and play an important role in the long term prosperity of the area.
(Source: BBC News)
As GAA clubs across County Galway are experiencing dwindling numbers through the scourge of emigration, an impassioned plea has been made for the revitalization of community schemes as a means of keeping players at home. Almost every GAA club contacted in Galway has a tale of woe about players emigrating as far away as Australia and Dubai as they fear for the future of their footballers who are currently studying in college.
(Source: GalwayBay Fm)
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