News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
What's been in the Irish news, around the country, this week
Site developer Turkington Holdings has put the property on the market with institutional buyers such as pension funds expected to snap it up.
The 93,000 sq. ft. building, which includes a car park with 531 spaces, is let to Tesco for 25 years at an income of around $2.4 million per year.
[Source: Examiner Newspaper]
The father of tragic Lynsey O'Brien, who fell to her death from a cruise ship, has died suddenly.
Paul O'Brien (42) was found dead, reportedly at his business premises in Ballymount.
It is understood that he contacted a family member two weekends ago who alerted the emergency services.
The father-of-four had been struggling to cope with the trauma of losing Lynsey (15) on a dream holiday trip onboard a cruise.
[Source: Evening Herald]
Flagship store Dowlers, of East Bridge Street, is to cease their operations in Enniskillen, while clothing shop, Too, is another to fall victim to the economic downturn. The losses to the High Street follow hot on the heels of Wesley Elliott, which will cease its clothing retail business and specialize now solely in curtains and soft furnishings.
Drew Wigham, manager of Dowlers, explained that the Enniskillen business had become financially unviable and unfortunately the store had to close.
“It was just becoming more and more difficult to keep the business alive and we eventually reached the point when we had to close. The rates and everything else just became a phenomenal burden in the present economic climate.”
[Source: Fermanagh Herald]
A young Galway man has collected the winnings on a lottery ticket bought in May
The man, who wishes to remain private, popped into the National Lottery office last Thursday to collect his $652,000 top prize winnings, which he won on the Daily Million Plus draw on Monday, May 13.
He purchased the $9.80 Quick Pick plus ticket in Peter Kelly’s, Ballinasloe.
It was his first time to play Daily Million Plus, and he plans to share his winnings with his family and possibly purchase a new car.
[Source: Galway Bay FM]
Kerry Group has broken ground on its $130 million Global Technology and Innovation Centre, which will employ 900 people when fully commissioned in 2016.
Located on a 28-acre site in the Millennium Business Park, Naas, County Kildare, the new Europe Middle East and Asia center will give customers access to Kerry’s technologies, scientific research, innovation and applications expertise across food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets.
There are 200 people already working in the interim facilities adjacent to the site. The campus will accommodate 800 people by year-end 2014, plus a further 100 in 2016. Some 600 construction workers are currently on-site.
[Source: Irish Examiner]
A man has been released and a file is being sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions following a drugs seizure in County Kildare.
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Smyrnian My 3 guesses are: 1) a Bill Maher pseudonym 2) Martin Bashir is looking for a job 3)a mental midget.Katherine Webb and the morbid depths of US sports 'journalism'
Cormac, why are you in this country?Nelson Mandela once considered a terrorist by many Irish political leaders
euk,the sickbag passing moment of a thousand centuries,the undiluted hypocrasy of the vilest hypocrytes ever,the british commons eulogising mandela,thIrish students told “No Irish Need Apply” to Chicago for summer 2014
Who is that offensive, ignorant idiot called Fat-----? An IC plant perhaps? No one is that ignorant? Right?