News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
Gardai (police) have ruled out the possibility of foul play after the body of a man was found in his home in the city centre Thursday morning. The man, who was in his early sixties is believed to be originally from England and was living in the city for a number of months. His body was believed to have been at his home for a number of days before being discovered. Gardai have confirmed that they are not treating the death as suspicious.
(Source: Kilkenny People)
The first major retail opening of the new extension to Laois Shopping Centre is finally ready to open albeit two years later than originally planned. The first phase of the redevelopment opened last year with the underground car park but now Tesco Extra Store will open it’s doors next Tuesday, April 26. The new store will be on of the largest stores in the country and will be triple the size of their existing shop The expansion has also created 93 new jobs in the town, bringing the number of people in employed in Tesco Portlaoise to over 250. The store will trade 24hours a day, 7 days a week.
(Source: Leinster Express)
Tuesday, April 19, marked a very special occasion for one couple with the celebration of Co Leitrim’s first Civil Partnership. Kieran Doyle, a native of Drumshanbo married long term partner John Gray in a private ceremony in Carrick-on-Shannon. The celebrations formalized a relationship which has lasted over 25 years and although they opted to have just two friends to witness the ceremony, both are planning a special reception to be held in their home later this year for family and friends. The happy couple met in 1986 in Dublin when Kieran worked for ESB and John for Eircom. Speaking with the Leitrim Observer prior to the ceremony they said that it was a relief to be finally able to legally formalize recognition for their relationship.
(Source: Leitrim Observer)
A sixteen-year-old boy was sentenced to six month detention last week after he admitted stealing 25 cars during a six month crime spree which began last September. The youth, who can’t be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to stealing the cars on various dates between September 2010 and March of this year. The vehicles were stolen from a variety of locations in Limerick, Tipperary, Clare, and Kerry. At Limerick Children’s Court, Insp Brendan McDonagh said the vehicles had been stolen from outside private homes and from car parks at a number of shopping centers in the city and from the car park at Colbert Railway station, Parnell Street.
(Source: Limerick Leader)
A Fine Gael councillor in Longford said that party members on the county council will have to oppose the nomination of Senator David Norris to run in the upcoming presidential election. Senator Norris is seeking the backing of four local authorities to secure a nomination for the presidential election, which will take place in October this year. In order to get the support of a council, a councilor has to put forward a motion proposing his candidature. If such a motion comes before Longford County Council, Cllr Paddy Belton (FG) informed Senator Norris at last week’s meeting of Longford County Council that the party line would have to be observed. Having received correspondence that morning from a presidential candidate seeking nomination for their own selection convention, Cllr Belton said, “You know how political parties work, I have to oppose you if it’s put here to the floor and oppose the nomination from the council. That’s the way political parties work.”
(Source: Longford Leader)
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That judge should come into the 21st century. Such an idiotic comment She should be a judge on the Rose of Tralee or Spain has got Talent!