News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
(Source: The Leitrim Observer)
Fears are growing for another 200 jobs, after staff in a local firm were asked to train workers from India. The employees are worried that their jobs will be lost in a copycat scenario to the situation at Dell, where 2,000 workers lost their jobs to a new plant in Poland, after Limerick- based employees were asked to get the plant up and running. News that engineers at a Shannon telephony firm are training Indian workers has put local staff on high alert. Now, 180 jobs - the majority of which are filled by people from Limerick - could be put at risk in the first part of 2010, with management allegedly admitting that many of the firm's 40 contractors could be gone by Christmas.
(Source: The Limerick Leader)
Viewmount House in Longford has been nominated for four prestigious awards at the renowned Food & Wine Magazine Edward Dillon Restaurant of the Year Awards 2009. Viewmount Restaurant has been short listed in the categories of Best Service, Best Good Value, Good Cooking, and Best Wine Experience. All nominees have been selected by the food-loving public and now the final decision lies with a panel of Ireland's top food and wine experts who have the difficult task of choosing the winners.
(Source: The Longford Leader)
The Irish Medical Council has recommended a consultant to work with gardaí (police) investigating allegations of sexual assault against former Lourdes Consultant Michael Shine. A spokesperson for Drogheda gardaí confirmed a consultant doctor had been appointed to work with investigating gardaí. Michael Shine was struck off the medical register last year after the Medical Council found he abused his professional position by making sexual advances towards three patients. Since then, almost 70 new complaints have been lodged against the 77-year-old former doctor. All of the complaints were made by men who claim they were assaulted by Shine in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital or at his private consulting practice on Fair Street between the 1970s and the 1990s.
(Source: The Drogheda Independent)
As stab victim Frankie Heneghan is buried last Tuesday in Ballyheane cemetery, the county’s Garda (police) Chief has called on people to remain calm. Chief Superintendent Tony McNamara has stressed that the recent litany of violent crimes were not related to each other. However, outspoken Fine Gael Deputy Michael Ring warned that Ballinrobe Garda Station must be reopened round-the-clock, in light of the shocking violence in the south Mayo town. Chief Supt McNamara confirmed that a Special Investigation Unit had been established to investigate the series of knife crimes over the last two weeks in Westport, Kiltimagh and Ballinrobe.
(Source: The Mayo News)
The future of the Kells Heritage Center looks increasingly uncertain as town councilors and officials prepare for a special meeting to discuss the crisis looming because of falling revenues and outstanding need for major reconstruction in the 208-year-old building.
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Agreed Pat123. The vast majority of pedophiles are heterosexual and it is absolute ignorance and crass bigotry to suggest the evilness is perpetrated