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A large scale operation capable of "washing" the dye from 15 million liters of diesel every year was discovered during the dawn raid at a premise at Drumacon.
Revenue estimates it would have cost the State $10 million a year in lost revenue.
[Source: RTE News]
Four Offaly players have been selected on the 2013 Tesco Homegrown N.F.L. Team of the League for Division 4.
Emma Corcoran has been chosen at right-half back, captain Siobhan Flannery has been selected in midfield while Mairead Daly and Lorraine Keena have been chosen at right-corner forward and full-forward, respectively.
The players will receive their awards on Thursday, May 30 in Croke Park.
[Source: Offaly Express]
Fears have been heightened that criminals will be allowed to “roam freely” through Castlerea
when an open prison facility opens at Harristown House.
The minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, along with the head of the Irish Prison Services, Michael Donnellan, met with councilors, John Murphy and Paschal Fitzmaurice, in the Dail (Irish Parliament) two weeks ago.
However, both councilors have expressed concerns at comments made by Mr. Donnellan regarding the “freedom” that the prisoners on temporary release will have when they are moved to the open facility.
[Source: Roscommon Herald]
Kevin Walsh has admitted that playing "lower-ranked" teams in Connacht has been a "problem" for Sligo on his five-year watch.
As they prepared to go to London last weekend for the last of the three Connacht quarterfinals, Walsh has acknowledged that their mindset against the historical “big two” in the province, Galway and Mayo, has always been better.
So the delay in confirming that he would remain on for a fifth successive year as manager had nothing to do, he insisted, with Sligo's presence on the “softer” side of the Connacht championship draw.
[Source: Irish Independent]
Following a strategic business review, Britvic has announced a range of restructuring proposals aimed at achieving greater operating efficiency. The measures include a proposal to separate the Britvic Ireland wholesaling business into a stand-alone entity and relocate the supporting customer care activities for this business from Thurles to Britvic’s facilities in Dublin.
This proposal will mean that it is no longer commercially viable for Britvic to retain a dedicated customer call center in Thurles, and all remaining customer care activities will also transfer to Dublin with associated redeployment opportunities, a company statement said last Thursday.
[Source: Tipperary Star]
Two Dungannon men have been jailed for five years for terrorist offenses connected to the seizure of seven grenades filled with nails, nuts and bolts.
Martin McGilloway (41) from the Springdale estate in Dungannon was sentenced to five years in prison at Belfast Crown Court on Friday, May 17, and ordered to serve a further five years on supervised license.
Judge David McFarland earlier handed down the same sentence to his co-accused, Thomas Hamill (41), also of the Springdale estate.
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