News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
Almost 14 months on from the day of the fire that destroyed St Mel's Cathedral, the project has taken another important step with the appointment of architects to the design team overseeing the restoration of the cathedral. Having ironed out the finer details in relation to the architects, and thereby finalising the core design team, it was fitting therefore that Bishop Colm O'Reilly was able to announce the latest cathedral development on Sunday last during his homily at Mass on the feast day of St. Mel.
(Source: Longford Leader)
The same firm of architects that built a former Dundalk cigarette factory has now led a huge refurbishment programme to turn it into a modern, new facility at the Dundalk Institute of Technology. Brian Cowen has officially opened the building, which formerly housed the PJ Carroll & Company factory has now been opened as the DKIT School of Informatics & Creative Arts. The transformation has involved an investment of €38m.
Twenty new jobs are to be created in Westport after the Allergan facility in the town was chosen to manufacture its newest medical technology, SeriScaffold. The preparation for the transfer of the manufacturing process will commence in 2011 and represents a $10 million investment in the Westport site. Full commercial production will relocated to Ireland from Boston in late 2013 with the creation of approximately 20 new jobs.
(Source: The Mayo News)
A total of nine councillors from Meath County Council will be leaving the country for St Patrick’s Day to take part in festivities in New York and London. The council Cathaoirleach, Cllr Ann Dillon Gallagher, will lead a delegation of four councillors to New York, while four other councillors will attend the St Patrick’s Day Parade in London.
(Source: The Meath Chronicle)
A publican from County Monaghan has been fined €1,000 for not complying with the smoking ban. Paul Finnegan, Main Street, Castleblayney, pleaded guilty at Carrickmacross District Court to breaching the smoking ban at his pub “The Shenanigans Bar” on November 8th last year. The court heard that following complaints from gardai, a Health Service Executive (HSE) inspector visited the premises. During the inspection, he witnessed 2 customers smoking close to a pool table.
A group called ‘Stand Together’ will hold a meeting in the Bridge House next week to garner support to reverse the Government decision in relation to bog cutting. The meeting will centre around the right to cut turf with guest speaker on the night Michael Fitzmaurice, a life long campaigner for turf cutting rights. “A lot of people are angry and sick of nothing being done,” said a spokesperson for Stand Together. A recent meeting held by the organisation in Athlone saw over 7,500 people in attendance.
(Source: Offaly Express)
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