Weekly news from around the 32 counties of Ireland
(Source: The Kerryman)
Pupils attending a Newbridge school were being bussed to and from Naas last week after flooding extensively damaged their own school buildings. Students and teachers from St Conleth’s Vocational School on Station Road are being temporarily accommodated in the former St Patrick’s VEC school at Newbridge Road, Naas, following the flooding incident. Work had been in progress to repair leaks in the flat roof of the building in recent weeks but in the wake of a torrential downpour on Tuesday morning two weeks ago, the school authorities were informed that under health and safety guidelines, the building was unfit for use. It is understood that further rain has added to the problem, with a number of rooms at the school having suffered considerable damage.
(Source: The Kildare Nationalist)
Householders growing cannabis in their homes, greenhouses, patios, back gardens, attics or elsewhere had better be prepared for a visit from the gardai. This follows the latest round of seizures in the city last week. In one house in the city, 40 cannabis plants were found by uniformed gardai and detectives. There were other substantial finds as well as they “weed” out those who are growing the illegal drugs for their own use and for their friends.
(Source: The Kilkenny People)
A Portlaoise businessman has criticized Laois County Council for sending out menacing letters threatening legal action if rates were not paid. Letters threatening legal action if rates were not paid in seven days were dispatched to a number of Portlaoise businesses last month. This has provoked fury among local businesses who believe the letters were completely unwarranted and unnecessary. One local business person, who did not wish to be named, called the letter “disgraceful.” The businessman, who has a longstanding business in the town, said: “It was unwarranted. They should know better. It’s absolutely disgraceful. If they checked their records before they sent out notices it wouldn’t have happened; they would see I always paid in December. It would be our busiest time and would be the best time to pay it,” he said.
(Source: The Laois Nationalist)
One lucky lotto punter who bought his Euromillions plus ticket in Scollans Gala Supermarket, Drumshanbo the Friday before last picked up his winning check of €500,000 from the National Lotto Headquarters last Tuesday. The man, who wishes his win to remain a private one, bought his €6 QuickPick ticket in Scollans Gala Supermarket, Church Street, Drumshanbo.
(Source: The Leitrim Observer)
Cranberries' guitarist Noel Hogan has spoken about the band's reunion and has given a strong indication that the band might be set for a Thomond Park gig next summer, saying "to play somewhere like Thomond Park would be amazing for us". Speaking on Live 95FM's Limerick Today show to publicize a new charity album that the he has contributed a song to, Hogan claimed that there were "no plans" at the moment for a gig in the newly developed stadium, but said he hoped it might happen.
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