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Anti-crime texting schemes, which would help communities in Leixlip and elsewhere in Kildare, could be approved and up and running this summer, writes Henry Bauress.
Following requests from members of the public in Leixlip and the town’s Joint Policing Committee heard on February 18.
Garda (Police) Inspector Paul Dolan told the J.P.C. public meeting at Newtown House last Monday that there was a report on the desk of the Garda Commissioner which is “awaiting approval.”
[Source: Leinster Leader]
The first phase of the $2.1 million overhaul of High Street will begin in the next fortnight, scheduled to take place over an 11-week period until May.
It will involve new pavement, curbing and road surfacing from the Patrick Street junction to William Street junction.
The improvement works will also involve a reconfiguration of the junction at The Field pub, and the removal of the left-turning slip lane there – although this measure has not met with universal approval.
The works are part of Kilkenny City’s much-vaunted “Medieval Mile” project.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
A Portlaoise man in jail for running a $1.5million cocaine factory whose finances are being investigated by the State has told the Circuit Court that numerous lodgments to his bank accounts over a period of almost two years were due to him carrying out carpentry jobs for cash.
John Troy (37) was one of three men convicted of running the drugs factory at Troy’s property in Ballyknocken in 2005. When Gardaí (police) raided the house they discovered around 13 pounds of cocaine, which the men were in the process of cutting with mixing agent to turn into 22 pounds for sale. Paraphernalia including mixers, bowls, weighing scales and bags were also found on the premises. It was estimated that the drugs had a street value of $1.544 million.
[Source: Leinster Express]
A day that started in celebration for Allen Gaels G.A.A. club as they gathered to celebrate the memory of Tony McGowan ended in shock for the town of Drumshanbo with the sudden passing of Gerry Keane, described as “larger than life” by Club Chairman Sean Wynne.
Leitrim Club Player of the Year in 1991, Gerry Keane was one of those legendary players who come to symbolize their clubs, their dedication legendary and commitment to the club marking him out as one of those unsung local heroes who do so much for their communities.
Gerry won three Leitrim Senior Championship medals as a player in 1991, 1996 and 1997 and was part of the Allen Gaels management team who won two further titles in 2001 and 2002
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
A car salesman stole tens of thousands of dollars from his employer by selling cars off the books a court has heard.
Denis Curtin (42) of Woodview Park, Newcastle West, pleaded guilty to 13 counts of theft relating to offenses on dates during 2008 and 2009.
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