News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
Shoppers and staff of the Lidl supermarket, Tullow Road, Carlow were intimidated and frightened after witnessing a brawl between a customer and a staff member last Wednesday evening, 22 June.
“It was crazy,” said one shocked customer.
“I went in and there was a man who seemed to be drunk, screaming at a black man who worked there, saying that Lidl was a terrible supermarket who didn’t employ Irish people. I didn’t take much notice until I heard people shouting really loudly,” she said.
“I saw the staff member grab the customer to try to get him to leave after he kept on calling him cruel, horrible and vicious names,” she explained.
“The customer struggled to get away but was still shouting abuse at the staff member. The customer landed on the floor in the struggle to get him out, but the man who worked there couldn’t take anymore of his abuse. He lost the head and started to repeatedly kick the customer on the ground.”
The incident left shoppers shocked and children and babies crying.
“It was terrible. I only came in to get some garlic bread and I was so shaken. I’ve never seen anything like it at 7pm in the evening in a supermarket.”
Carlow policeí confirmed to The Nationalist that the incident is currently under investigation. Lidl issued a statement saying: “As the investigation into this incident is ongoing, Lidl shall make no further comment other than to apologize sincerely to customers present for their unpleasant experience.”
(Source: The Carlow Nationalist)
A 47-year-old Cavan man has been charged with the murder of an elderly Monaghan man in the psychiatric unit of Cavan General Hospital last Monday morning.
Ian Harman of Carrickallen, Mountain Lodge, Cootehill, appeared before a special sitting of Cavan District Court last Thursday. Police Sergeant James Green gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution.
Mr. Harman was taken to Cavan Police Station and charged with the murder of 82-year-old Mr. Michael Treanor at 10.45pm. Sgt. Green asked the accused if he wished to make a reply and he said: "Yes I did it. I have given statements that I done it."
Judge Sean MacBride remanded Mr. Harman in custody to Castlerea Prison to appear at Virginia District Court on Tuesday, July 5.
At the request of his solicitor, the judge agreed to transfer Harman from Castlerea to Cloverhill where there is better medical facilities.
Legal aid was granted when the court heard that Mr. Harman was married with one children and worked as a general laborer.
(Source: The Anglo Celt)
Over 2,000 construction jobs could be created in Clare for five years if one of the two sites identified in the new County Development Plan for a €1 billion hydroelectricity generating plant are fully developed.
Atlantic Force chairman, Padraig Howard has predicted that between 2,000 and 2,500 construction jobs could be created in West or East Clare if planning approval for a major 400 to 600 megawatt pumped hydroelectricity storage plant is secured. The Barefield windfarm developer predicted between 50 and 75 permanent maintenance jobs could be created if his plans come to fruition.
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