News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
A look at news from around Ireland
The 38-year-old, from Newcastle in south County Dublin, was convicted last Wednesday following a six-day trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. He will be sentenced next month.
[Source: Evening Herald]
Education Minister, John O’Dowd, has approved development proposals to close Devenish College and Lisnaskea High School and to form a new amalgamated post-primary school in Enniskillen.
Commenting on the decision, Mr. O’Dowd said: “I have considered very carefully all aspects of these proposals and have decided to approve the amalgamation of the two schools.
“In making my decision I was mindful that there has been a significant level of opposition to the closure of Lisnaskea High School. I appreciate that the school has support from the community which it has served for over 50 years and that its closure will be a disappointment to those who have been closely associated with the school during this time.”
[Source: Fermanagh Herald]
Galway City has the second highest commercial vacancy rate in the country.
Figures provided for the second quarter by GeoDirectory show that the city has a rate of 15.8 percent.
This is topped by Limerick which has the highest vacancy rate of all five major cities studied at 17.2 percent.
[Source: Galway Bay FM]
A house in Killorglin, County Kerry, was sealed off by detectives investigating the double murder of a mother and daughter last last month.
The two-story semidetached building in a private estate at Ardmoniels just minutes’ walk from Langford Downs where Jolanta Lubiene (27) and her daughter Enrika (8) were found murdered.
A 26-year-old man who was arrested in Killorglin over the murders last Thursday morning remains in custody. He is being held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 in Killarney Garda (Police) Station.
[Source: Irish Times]
Kildare county footballing legend Johnny Doyle is the new face of the credit union movement in County Kildare.
Two weeks ago he joined launched a major marketing campaign highlighting the benefits of the credit union.
The new campaign kicked off on Monday, June 17, at Kildare Town Credit Union, where Johnny was introduced as the new face of the campaign.
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
St. Brigid’s College in Callan is to receive a major refurbishment including the building of new specialist classrooms and facilities, following a $6 million investment from the Department of Education and Skills.
Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has confirmed to the Kilkenny People that the major redevelopment is to be formally approved by next October, by which time the project will be submitted for planning permission. A design team, led by Bluett & O’ Donoghue Architects of Kilkenny, will now work with the Board of Management to develop the most appropriate scheme development for the school.
Principal of St Brigid’s College Pat Power said he is delighted with the announcement.
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