News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
Forget iPhones and celebrity perfumes, the hottest (literally) items on Longford shopping lists this Christmas were heaters, infra-red bulbs, and electric blankets. Stockists of electrical appliances throughout County Longford have reported a surge in sales during the cold spell. The arctic-like weather conditions that rendered homes without water and roads impassable, led Longford consumers to stock up on a variety of electrical goods. Hardware stores also reported a surge in sales of household items such as buckets and water containers
(Source: Longford Leader)
The HSE has warned that swine flu is with us again this winter and a number of cases have been reported. This flu virus mainly affects younger people and those with preexisting medical conditions. Women who are pregnant or have been in the last 6-8 weeks are also particularly at risk.
(Source: Dundalk Democrat)
Closing time may be called on a number of rural pubs in Mayo in 2011 according to the Vintners Federation of Ireland after it was revealed that 44 pub licenses were lost in the county over the last three years. A national report on the licensing trade show that the number of pub licenses has fallen by 1,300 over the last five years with Mayo one of the worst affected counties. Over a three year period, 44 licenses were lost in Mayo with only Kerry, Galway and Cork losing more pub licenses.
(Source: The Mayo News)
One of Meath’s first babies of 2011 made a very dramatic entry into the world in the early hours of New Year’s Day when she was born in a jeep just off the M3 motorway as her parents were making their way to the Coombe Hospital. Little Isabella was born to Tara and Michael Gerbola of Ardbraccan, Navan, at around 2.45am in their jeep at the side of the road as her parents frantically tried to find their way to Connolly Hospital.
(Source: The Meath Chronicle)
A group of friends involved in the horrific car crash in Co Monaghan that killed three people, including a pregnant woman, socialized and played pool just hours before the tragedy unfolded. Detectives investigating the cause of the crash are examining CCTV footage from Sark's Bar. Detailed statements have been taken from publicans and bar staff in Louth and the pub in Ardee. Gardai (police) have appealed for witnesses to the accident to contact Carrickmacross garda station
(Source: Irish Independent)
A national Radiology Survey has revealed that over 4,000 x-rays went unreported at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore between 2009 and 2010. 2,905 index fracture and orthopedic studies x-rays were unreported in 2009 and 1,129 in 2010. Dr Maurice Hayes was commissioned by the HSE to investigate the accumulation of unreported x-rays in Tallaght
(Source: Offaly Express)
Management at The Hodson Bay Hotel in South Roscommon has hit out at the “malicious rumors” that the hotel had gone into receivership and has given assurances that it will continue to operate long into the future. Speculation regarding the future of the hotel grew when the leisure centre closed down before Christmas, but Mr Hayes said that this was owing to the weather.
(Source: The Roscommon Champion)
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