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More than 300 jobs will be created at three new Supervalu stores and extensions to 40 supermarkets around the country.
A total of 160 of the jobs will be created at three new stores in Celbridge in Kildare, Milltown Malbay in Clare, and another store whose location has not been revealed. The remaining jobs will be on offer at extensions to existing stores in the supermarket chain this year. Supervalu said the positions to be filled include general floor staff-members, cashiers, butchers, specialized fresh food staff-members, managerial staff-members and cooks.
[Source: Irish Independent]
Wizz Air, the Hungarian airline, is bringing its flights from Cork Airport to a close in the coming weeks.
The airline has been operating in Cork for the past six years after setting up camp in 2006.
Wizz Air will bring its final three services to a close after finishing other flights to Warsaw and Wroclaw in Poland and Vilnius in Lithuania in January.
The airline, which benefited from the immigration route between Poland and Ireland, is suffering as this trend is down by 40 percent since its peak in 2007.
[Source: Cork Independent]
A man who subjected his girlfriend to a “prolonged” and “horrendous” attack has been jailed for seven years.
Greg Deyzel Logue, whose address was given on court papers as Duddy’s Court in the Waterside area of the city, pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent, common assault, making a threat to kill and possession of a knife.
The 32-year-old also admitted a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm on July 13, 2011.
Derry Crown Court heard that during the incident Logue hit the woman with a vodka bottle, punched, kicked and bit her.
He also smashed a television over her head, tied a clothesline around her neck, and threatened to push her downstairs.
[Source: Derry Journal]
A tugboat service is vital to tourism in Killybegs and south Donegal, a tourism official said last Tuesday.
Henry Coleman of Killybegs Tourism Information Centre was responding to news that the busy shipping port no longer has a tugboat service to safely pilot boats to the pier.
Sinbad Marine Services, Ltd. is a private company that had been operating two tugboats for many years without any government subvention. The company announced last Tuesday that it had hired out both vessels, which are also up for sale.
“Obviously, it’s a bit of a blow,” Mr. Coleman told the Democrat on hearing the news.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
It has emerged that an ambulance took almost 30 minutes to arrive at the scene of a fatal road accident which claimed the life of a cyclist in Newry on Wednesday morning, March 6.
Despite the accident occurring less than two miles from Daisy Hill Hospital, the ambulance service confirmed that it took 21 minutes before a paramedic in a Rapid Response Vehicle attended, and a further eight minutes before an ambulance arrived.
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