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"In each case, the victims were teenage girls who had their mobile phones snatched by two other girls.”
Cache of stolen goods found in Newbridge flat Sgt O’Sullivan added that on the following day (Saturday) a handbag was stolen from a premises at Naas Road, while in the early hours of last Sunday morning, at around Cache of stolen goods found in Newbridge flat 5am, two premises at Henry Street – one a hairdressing salon, the other a shop – were broken into and a large amount of goods taken.
As a result of investigations, local gardaí searched an apartment at Charlotte Street, in the town centre, where they discovered a considerable amount of the stolen property, including goods from the shop, the mobile phones and the contents of the stolen handbag.
Three people (two females and a male) were arrested and detained at Newbridge garda station and were later brought before the special court sitting held in Naas last Tuesday morning.
(Source: The Kildare Nationalist)
Fifty anti-skate park protesters took over City Hall armed with placards and a petition of 170 signatures in objection to the development of a skate park at the Closh, opposite the cinema, last Monday night.
Bill Bergin, leader of the community group from the Walkin Street and Gaol Road area, said that the area was unsuitable because of the number of elderly people living up there. “The area we are talking about is a residential area occupied by elderly people,” he said. “We are afraid that putting a skate park in here will bring a lot of anti-social behavior. The skate park should be built in a more appropriate area, up in the Castle Park or Scanlon Park, where they have the facilities.”
Mr Bergin said the residents weren’t impressed by the response of the councilors and that was why they were taking to the streets. “The neighboring residents are adamant that they don’t want a skate park in the Closh. We’ve had to come out in the streets with placards and we’ll continue if we don’t get the respect that we residents deserve.”
(Source: Kilkenny People)
A chalice dating back to the 1700s was among items snatched when shameless raiders broke into St John’s Church, Killenard.
The church was burgled last Friday morning.
After gaining entry to the sacristy, the men made off with a heavy duty safe, which contained the period church piece.
Gardaí believe there was no money in the safe, only some church documents, along with the chalice.
The theft is believed to have taken place some time between 9.30am and 12.30pm, although gardaí say there is a possibility it could have taken place sometime later in the afternoon.
While the chalice holds immense historical value, it’s not deemed to hold a signifi cant monetary value.
Fr Thomas Dooley, PP, addressed congregations last weekend informing them of the senseless theft.
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