News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
A Belfast nightclub has been seized along with 10 other properties under the Proceeds of Crime Act. The Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) made a property freezing order in the High Court last Tuesday in relation to the 11 properties. Club Mono in Ann Street, Belfast, owned by father and son Gerald Anthony McCann and Gerald Robert McCann, both from Holywood, was one of the 11 frozen properties. Gerald Robert McCann (40), of Seapark Lane in Holywood, was extradited to Spain to face drugs charges on December 30 last year.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
Two business director brothers, whose company went into liquidation with liabilities amounting to millions of pounds, have agreed to a 12 year disqualification. Paul Hurson (46) of Strathmullan, Dungannon and Peadar Hurson (49) of Bridge Road, Burren, Warrenpoint operated as directors of the manufacturing Reflex Mouldings Limited. The company specialised in the manufacture of plastic injection moulded car number plates, mud flaps, car mats and interlocking floor tiles.
(Source: UTV News)
The horses, which were discovered last Tuesday, were kept in the same field where at least three other animals have died in the last few weeks. One of the animals, estimated to be about seven months’ old, was discovered half buried and decaying under bushes, while the other horse was found lying dead in open ground. The field in question is directly opposite Rivercourt Estate, past the Éire Óg clubhouse. It is understood that the scrub land, which is about three and a half acres, is infected with strangles, a highly-contagious respiratory infection that can kill a horse.
(Source: The Carlow Nationalist)
Finola Fitzsimons from Bunnoe will be climbing Kilimanjaro in June. Finola, a nurse at St James's Hospital in Dublin has gone to Chernobyl with Chernobyl Children's Project International where she has used her nursing skills to help out, for the last number of years. Before the trip every year she has been involved in fundraising for the project. "So this year I decided to do something different and I'm going on the Concern Worldwide trek in Tanzania," said Finola.
(Source: The Angle Celt)
A consortium, including one of Europe’s top energy companies and a leading Irish ocean energy technology firm, is pursuing the development of a multi-million euro wavefarm off the Clare coast, it has been confirmed. Tonn Energy/Vattenfall are partners in the WestWave proposal, which has identified the coast off Spanish Point and the north-west coast off Mayo as two of the top zones for the development of wave energy in Ireland.
(Source: The Clare Champion)
The proliferation of skimming devices being found in Cork shows no signs of abating with more discoveries being made almost daily. Since the Cork Independent reported that a number of students had fallen victim to one of these scams two weeks ago, the number of skimming devices discovered has dramatically increased. Along with a device being found at the AIB Bank on the Douglas Road, further skimming apparatuses were discovered in South Mall, Glanmire, Mallow and most recently Bandon.
Source: (Cork Independent)
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