News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
The "phenomenal" achievements of jockey Tony McCoy were recognized at a special reception at Stormont two weeks ago. The Moneyglass man was the guest of honor at Parliament Buildings at a function held in his honor after the 35-year-old chalked up his 3,000th National Hunt win earlier this year. Joined by members of his immediate family and friends in the Long Gallery, the 14-times champion jockey, widely regarded as the greatest ever, received commendations from members of the racing fraternity and reception host, Sports Minister Nelson McCausland.
(Source: The Belfast Telegraph)
The dumping of a large quantity of asbestos waste in south Armagh has been slammed by the Sinn Fein councilor for the area, Packie McDonald. The extremely harmful material was found to have been discarded just off the motorway, near the village of Killean, on Thursday last. Mr. McDonald says the actions of those responsible for dumping this potentially lethal material show complete disregard for the safety of the people of the area. “The potential dangers of asbestos are widely known and the inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses, including malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestos,” Mr. McDonald explained.
(Source: The Examiner)
Carlow’s Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) has been forced to increase its staffing levels to help deal with the ever growing demands on its service. The additional money advisors will help deal with the problems that are now being faced by the 6,806 people who are on the live register in County Carlow. Figures published last week showed that a further 294 people in Carlow have been forced to join the county’s growing dole queues in the past month.
(Source: The Carlow Nationalist)
Houses on the market in Co. Cavan are starting to sell as vendors and auctioneers have slashed prices by up to 40% in some cases. The news comes in the week that a new report has shown rents in the county have fallen almost 12% in the last year. A three-bed semi-detached house in Cavan town can now be purchased for about €140,000, while a four-bed townhouse in nearby Butlersbridge can be snapped up for €135,000.
(Source: The Anglo Celt)
Workers at troubled Shannon company Element Six held a protest march at lunchtime last Thursday to highlight further their frustration at the “inadequate” redundancy package being offered to staff who will be laid off as part of a survival plan that has still to be agreed. Both union and non-union employees of the industrial diamond manufacturer, which is already facing a threat of strike action, marched from the plant through the Shannon Free Zone.
(Source: The Irish Times)
The need to be cleverer with our cash has spurred a Charleville man to set up a new service aimed at saving householders both time and money. The new online service, CleverMike.ie, is the brainchild of Tony Aherne and is designed for those seeking competitive quotes from tradesmen for specific domestic jobs or those undertaking a complete new build. Based at Cooleens, Charleville, Mr. Aherne claims CleverMike will help people save time and money by providing a service where people can log on to the website, describe a job they want done and receive free quotes from CleverMike's registered pool of trades people.
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