News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
The average rent achieved for a house in County Roscommon has fallen by €160 from the market peak to €550 per month, according to a new report published last week. The report by Daft.ie suggests that there are some signs that the rental market is stabilising following dramatic declines in rents in the last three years.
(Source: The Roscommon Herald)
A county Sligo mother has been keeping a 24-hour watch on her family’s land to prevent electricity pylons being erected on it. And the mother of three has vowed to go to jail if necessary to “protect my children and their future”. Sharon Mullen has been living and sleeping in a container on the land since last Tuesday. A stand-off between the family and semi-state electricity transmission company Eirgrid began the previous Tuesday when the company’s workers entered the land.
(Source: The Sligo Weekender)
As workers in Lisheen Mine continue to try to come to terms with the tragic death, after an explosion, of colleague Mr Joe Fallon, last week, investigations are on-going into the cause of the fatal blast which left another worker with serious facial injuries. 47-year-old Mr Fallon, a separated father of three, who hails from Two-Mile Borris, was working 190 metres underground when the fatal explosion occurred at about 6:30pm last Wednesday (February 2nd).
(Source: Tipperary Star)
A Co Tyrone cheesemaker is stepping up in the world after winning a contract to supply its range to a luxury department store in England. Shoppers at the Harvey Nichols' store in Leeds, the first branch to open outside the London base in 1996 - will stock Fivemiletown Creamery's brie, oakwood smoked, goat's cheese and marinated cheese. The deal with Harvey Nichols is the latest high-profile success for Fivemiletown cheese in Great Britain, with new business also being secured at Harrods, John Lewis and Sainsbury's.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
It has been confirmed that as part of the 1848 Tricolour Celebration, a replica of Thomas Francis Meagher’s Club ’82 jacket to will be presented to representatives travelling to the Waterford event from New York City’s 69th Infantry Regiment. The original jacket was worn by Thomas Francis Meagher during his lifetime, and is currently on display at the Museum of Treasures.
(Source: Waterford News $ Star)
As candidates for the 31st Dail step up their campaigns, the key issues will be jobs, the economy, dealing with the banks and renegotiating the EU/IMF interest rate on Ireland’s €85bn debt, all of which are priority issues for voters. While the emphasis will centre on these crucial issues nationally, undoubtedly a myriad of local problems will also crop up on the doorstep for election candidates to state their respective positions on.
(Source: Westmeath Independent)
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