News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
Gardai in the Manorhamilton area report that there has been a rise in the number of of heating oil thefts in the area while other districts say similar incidents have been occurring across the county in recent weeks.
(Source: Leitrim Observer)
Kemp Technologies, a US based information technology company providing server load balancing solutions for small to medium enterprises and internet service providers, is to locate its European Sales and Marketing Headquarters in Limerick. Minister for Science, Technology, Innovation and Natural Resources Conor Lenihan described the investment as "an important high-tech boost for Limerick"
(Source: Limerick Leader)
A crowd of around 80 protestors intent on directing their anger at under fire Taoiseach Brian Cowen recently were left as bitter as the freezing temperatures outside following a last minute decision to replace the Fianna Fail leader with one of his ministers. Mr Cowen had been expected to take his place as the Longford Chamber of Commerce's keynote speaker, an invitation which attracted a sizable crowd of protesters to assemble outside the Longford Arms Hotel.
(Source: Longford Leader)
Minister for Justice Mr Dermot Ahern has announced that he will not contest his seat as a TD in the General Election. In a shock move, the Blackrock native has decided to step down when the next General Election is held. "Following the 2007 general election I came to a decision with my family that that election would be my last. In October, 2009, I informed the Taoiseach of my intention. I confirmed that decision with him last weekend,” he said in a statement.
(Source: Dundalk Democrat)
The owners of some of the most luxurious houses in Ballina are under investigation by the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) after a dawn raid last week by Gardaí uncovered ‘massive displays of wealth’. Over €100,000 in cash was found after a dawn raid last Thursday in Ballina which involved more than 70 officers, including CAB, the Regional Support Unit and a large contingent of Gardai.
(Source: The Mayo News)
Gardaí in Navan are seeking the public's assistance to help trace the whereabouts of Garvan (Robert) Milligan (35), who has been missing since Monday, 15th November. Mr Milligan is originally from Carrigans, Co Donegal but has resided in Wilkinstown for the past four years. He is described as 6ft in height, of heavy build, with short dark hair going grey.
(Source: The Meath Chronicle)
The family of a mother of six killed in a traffic accident which claimed two other lives has settled a High Court action for €600,000. Angela Goodman died after the car she was travelling in was involved in a head-on collision with another car at Tullyvaragh, Co Monaghan, on the Carrickmacross to Castleblayney Road, in the early hours of February 7, 2004.
(Source: Irish Independent)
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AS veteran of conflict. I can say with no reservations. If you were not there,your opinion is just white noise in the background of history.The top ten places to celebrate Christmas in Ireland (PHOTOS)
I wouldn't mind spending Christmas in Ireland, more specifically if at all possible an Irish castle; you know, sitting in a stuffed easy chair, with aNelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning its arms during 2000 talks
Fergananim, what do you think of the timing of the UDA, UVF and UFF decommissioning of weapons? Were they not "overdue" by a decade, and so