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Burgers have been recalled from local schools and hospitals in the Mid-Ulster and south Tyrone area amid the ongoing horse meat scandal.
Burgers were recalled two weeks ago from schools in the Southern Education and Library Board, which takes in Dungannon and Cookstown, and the North Eastern Education and Library Board, which takes in Magherafelt.
The Tyrone Courier has seen a letter sent by the Southern Education and Library Board to school catering staff members, instructing them to "quarantine" their stock of the burgers for collection by the supplier.
The letter, which was sent on Thursday, February 14, states that Henderson Food Service, the supplier of the Board's frozen food contract, "is withdrawing supply of burger items as a precautionary measure and is instigating a full product recall pending further assurances from the producer that there is no contamination of the products supplied."
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
A shopping complex developed a number of years ago at Rathculliheen, in Ferrybank, just three miles from Waterford City center has been placed on the property market at a fraction of its building cost.
Ross Abbey, which was built as a “substantial” neighborhood center, never actually opened its doors, and not one of the 13 units – varying in size from 900 sq. ft. to 10,500 sq. ft. – was ever occupied.
The entire complex located on a 2.35 acre site with parking for 80 vehicles has been put up for sale on the instructions of Tom Kavanagh, receiver and manager for KavanaghFennell.
The guide price for the entire property is $764,000, which, according to the selling agent Des Purcell, “seems extraordinarily competitive notwithstanding the current very difficult economic climate.”
[Source: Waterford News & Star]
Scottish singer Paolo Nutini certainly won’t forget his attendance at the 2013 Westmeath Hunt Ball in a hurry.
The chart topper, who was recording his new album at the Grouse Lodge Recording Studio outside Moate, was forced to come out and voice his opposition to blood-sports after he came under fire from animal rights activists for attending the Hunt’s shindig in the Bloomfield House Hotel earlier this month with studio owner Paddy Dunning.
Activists bombarded the singer’s Facebook page with critical messages after the Westmeath Examiner published a picture of him at the black tie event. Such was the level of the criticism directed at Nutini that he issued a statement on the social networking site – marked February 14 – letting his fans know that he “in no way supports fox hunting or any other type of animal blood-sports.”
[Source: Westmeath Examiner]
The community of Ferns is in shock following the tragic death of local man who was killed in a road collision while out cycling last Monday. The man has been named locally as Martin Mimnagh of Boolnadrum, Ferns.
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