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Kells Town Council chairman Brian Curran is trying to organize an emergency meeting of councilors and officials to deal with the problem in advance of the ordinary monthly meeting of the council scheduled for September.
(Source: The Meath Chronicle)
Retail giant, ALDI, will have to wait a little longer before opening locally after the County Council shot down proposals for a new store on the outskirts of Monaghan town. Last week, it was reported that ALDI, the largest retailer in Europe, was planning on opening a new store next to Argos at the Monaghan Retail Park on Clones Road. An application to build a discount food store with a total floor area of over 1,500 sq m had been submitted to Monaghan County Council at the start of July. However, the council subsequently turned down the application on four grounds, including concerns that the development would lead to an “excessive level” of retailing in Monaghan and would be in excess of the needs of the town.
(Source: The Monaghan Post)
Special needs children with autism who attend St. Conleth's Early Intervention Preschool, Carbury, are now able to further develop their sensory processing skills through new swimming and sensory activity programs, thanks to funding of €10,000 from AIB Edenderry. The funding, awarded under the AIB Better Ireland Program, has allowed the school to provide swimming classes for the children and to purchase new sensory equipment.
(Source: The Offaly Independent)
The level of addiction to illegal and prescribed drugs among prisoners at Castlerea Prison has been raised as a matter of concern by the Inspector of Prisons Judge Michael Reilly in a new report published two weeks ago. Judge Reilly outlined his concerns in the 2008/2009-inspection report published, which estimated that as much as two thirds of the prison population may have addiction problems.
(Source: The Roscommon Herald)
Schools throughout County Sligo have expressed delight at this year's Leaving Certificate results, with grades in maths and science subjects in particular not reflecting a national trend of low achievement. Principals at a number of local schools said results in these subjects were generally good. Overall the majority of students were happy with their grades as the anxious wait for results came to an end on Wednesday last. At Summerhill College, Principal, Mr. Michael Murphy, said students there had "got their just rewards." "The good students will always do well. They worked well and got what they deserved and I have no doubt that they will do well at third level.
(Source: The Sligo Champion)
Kevin Rudd, the Australian Prime Minister, in a recent speech stated that his Irish ancestors were from Ballingarry parish, about which he had much to say. They were Owen Cashin and Johanna Maher, both from Gragaugh. Should the Prime Minister make an official visit to Ireland during his tenure in office, the local historical Ballingarry 1848 Committee have invited him to visit Ballingarry, the parish of his ancestors, and to visit Famine Warhouse 1848 with its strong Australian connection.
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Another shameful attempt by the secularist cardinals of the new church of Political Correctness (PC), thumping their copies of Búnreach na h'&E