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The total amount of money stolen by the defendant was $59,716.
Limerick Circuit Court has heard the defendant was employed as a sales manager at Liam Cleary’s Car Sales, Eastway Business Park and that he was a “trusted” employee who had “full control” over the sale of cars at the premise.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
Gardaí (police) were last Tuesday night expected to arrest two suspects they believe viciously attacked a newly-married couple with a hatchet in Edgeworthstown on Sunday afternoon, February 17.
Up to half a dozen officers from the Gardaí’s armed Regional Support Unit (R.S.U.) were drafted in to assist local Gardaí as part of a planned operation.
Both men, who are related and well-known to Gardaí, were last Tuesday evening being quizzed by senior Gardaí over the assault after Gardaí swooped on a house in the Lisnanagh area of Edgeworthstown.
Investigators have already spoken to the victims of the incident, which occurred two weeks ago in broad daylight at around 2 p.m. along the town’s Main Street.
[Source: Longford Leader]
A 65-year-old local man who was arrested in a Garda (police) surveillance operation where they seized $227,000 worth of drugs had sentence adjourned for Judge Leonie Reynolds to obtain an up-to-date medical report on the accused.
Dundalk Circuit Court heard on Friday, February 15, that Francis McDonagh a father-of-three of Cocklehill, Blackrock, who was present in a wheelchair, became involved in what was described as a “one-off” venture into the drugs trade. He admitted a charge of possession of drugs for sale or supply.
He was apprehended when Gardaí monitored the movements of a co-accused as he traveled from Coolock. They nabbed the pair outside town and seized $227,000 worth of cannabis resin. They also found $40,000 cash in a boot of a car owned by the accused at his home.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
Gardaí (police) in Castlebar have interviewed a number of people as part of their ongoing investigation into the aggravated burglary at the home of Castlebar businesswoman Regina Sweeney earlier this month.
Ms. Sweeney was the victim of a second savage assault in her home/business on February 6. She was also the victim of a similar attack on December 1.
While no arrests have been made yet, a Garda spokesperson said they had interviewed a number of people who are “assisting” them with their inquiries.
The spokesperson said a “mammoth” investigation into the attack was ongoing and that “no stone is being left unturned.”
[Source: The Mayo News]
Kells will receive a massive tourism boost in June when the world-renowned Hay Festival comes to town, bringing writers and book fans from all over the world.
Up to 10,000 visitors are expected to flock to the festival, and among the writers already confirmed are Booker Prize-winners John Banville and D.B.C. Pierre.
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