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[Source: The Anglo Celt]
Well-known Clare building firm M. Fitzgibbon (Builders), Ltd. have insisted they are “trading as usual” and not in receivership, despite moving off-site from a $5.5 million development in Tralee. Also work has stopped on a supermarket project in Miltown Malbay.
In a statement to the Clare Champion on Wednesday, the company insisted, “M. Fitzgibbon (Builders), Ltd. [is] trading as usual. Our company at this time is not, as is alleged and [rumored], in receivership.”
The Ennis-based company was awarded the contract for the Integrated Services Centre in the Mitchels area of Tralee, part of the town’s regeneration project.
Work began in October and was expected to take a year to complete. However, on Tuesday, work stopped at the site with a spokesperson for Kerry local authorities describing the disruption as “unfortunate.”
[Source: Clare Champion]
Staff-members and students are mourning a respected colleague at U.C.C. after a fatal accident killed maintenance worker Frank McGrath on Tuesday evening.
Frank McGrath, a married father-of-one, who had worked at U.C.C. since 1986, was killed at 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday.
Mr. McGrath, who was in his 50s, was hit by a portable motorized platform driven by his colleague as they worked together fixing a lighting problem. A Garda (police) spokesperson said the man driving the scissor-lift was extremely distressed.
The accident occurred outside the Lewis Glucksman Gallery on the U.C.C. campus. An ambulance was called and Mr. McGrath was pronounced dead at the scene.
[Source: Cork Independent]
Dissident republicans in Derry have threatened to kill Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.
Mr. McGuinness said he was contacted by a senior P.S.N.I. officer on Wednesday night who informed his of a “real and active” threat against his life.
The Deputy First Minister said the threat was linked to his condemnation of the attempted mortar attack in the city on Sunday evening, March 3.
“Last night I was visited at home by the P.S.N.I. who informed me of a real and active threat against me from a dissident group in Derry. They linked the threat to my condemnation of the recent attempted mortar attack in the city and other remarks made in support of the P.S.N.I.”
[Source: Derry Journal]
The Mayor of Letterkenny, Clr. Dessie Larkin, has described the members of Donegal’s All-Ireland winning team as an inspiration to the young people of the county.
Last Wednesday night, Letterkenny Town Council afforded the Donegal G.A.A. team a civic reception in honor of last year’s success at the Ulster and All-Ireland levels.
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