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Moreover, recent research shows that Kildare residents could wind up paying more than most in property tax. The survey, based on the government’s own property price register, showed that average house prices in the county are $53,000 above the national average home price of $196,000. The highest prices would appear to be in areas like Maynooth, in the north of the county, where proximity to Dublin is a major factor.
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
Tributes have been paid to the man whose body was found in the city on Thursday night, March 7. While Gardaí (police) are still trying to put together the last movements of Tony Barrett, whose death is being treated as suspicious, a former neighbor has paid tribute to the 42-year-old.
Labour Party councilor, Maurice Shortall, lived on the same estate in Castlecomer as the late Tony Barrett for 17 years. “During this period 1981 to 1998 the majority of the youngsters on Kilkenny Road, Castlecomer were in their formative years and I knew Tony Barrett as a bright, quiet and unassuming person,” Clr. Shortall said.
“My abiding memory of Tony was watching him help his late dad, Jack, and mum, Mary, prepare firewood for sale in the local hinterland. Jack Barrett went to his eternal reward in 2002. Tony has lived away from home for a number of years. The community [is] rallying around Mary on the tragic loss of her only child and all our hearts go out to her,” Clr. Shortall added.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
Laois’ Alison Miller is backing a global campaign for girls’ education fronted by Development Charity Plan Ireland.
Alison and her Triple Crown-winning teammates are supporting Plan Ireland’s “Raise your Hand” campaign, which is striving to make girls’ education an international priority.
Plan is attempting to collect four million actions (photos of hands raised, likes on our Facebook campaign page), and present them to the United Nations Secretary General and the world donor community to urge them to make girls’ education a top priority.
[Source: Leinster Express]
Leitrim captain Emlyn Mulligan has called for a lengthy ban for an Offaly player he alleges spat blood in his face during an Allianz League Division 4 clash in Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday, March 10.
Croke Park is awaiting the referee’s report after Mulligan alleged on Twitter after the crucial encounter that Offaly’s Peter Cunningham spat blood in his face.
The Leitrim captain, who declined to comment further on the incident when contacted by the Observer on Monday, March 11, tweeted after the game: “I’ve seen some dirty acts in Gaa but for a player covered in blood to spit blood on a fellow players face (mine) is disgraceful carry on,” before adding “Fair play to the ref tho, he gave him a straight red for it and only right!! surely deserves more than a one match suspension #gaa#disgusting.”
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