News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
What's been in the Irish news, around the country, this week
The 19-year-old man was arrested after heroin and cannabis herb were seized at a house in St. Patrick's Park, Celbridge.
The seizure has an estimated street value of up to $157,000.
[Source: RTE News]
Rumors are rife that Kilkenny officially sold out of paddling pools last Thursday afternoon, on foot of a record increase in demand in recent days.
The stunning weather has seen overheated punters flocking to shops in search of something in which to have a splash and cool off, but leaving empty-handed. Temperatures soared last week, with last Wednesday the hottest, and popular water amenities such as the Weir, Bishop’s Meadows and Graignamanagh have seen huge numbers turning up for a swim.
But anyone hoping to dip their toe without leaving home will have to come up with a new plan, as paddling pools are now a rare and elusive commodity. Argos on High Street has also confirmed it is sold out of pools of all sizes.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
A Portarlington beauty spot has been targeted by illegal dumping in recent weeks.
A vast quantity of P.V.C. casings for copper wire was found dumped in Corrig, much to the disappointment of the local Tidy Towns Committee, Dirty Old Towns, local residents and businesses.
Chairperson of the local Lions Club, Willie Murphy expressed his disgust at the dumping.
“The picturesque beauty spot and jewel of Corrig, Portarlington has recently been the target of dumpers. The beautiful hill with its vast array of different trees overlooking Portarlington Town which has the Carrick Tower dating back to the 1700s has not been spared from these mindless selfish littering menaces,” Willie Murphy said.
[Source: Leinster Express]
Dublin dad Patrick Lynch says “someone could have died” at Butler’s Marina, Carrick following a life jacket fiasco with an ambulance crew.
Patrick and family were on their boat travelling to Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday morning, July 6, when his son had a seizure.
They docked at Butler’s Marina and called 999, Patrick told the operator he was on a boat, they told him to place his son into the recovery position and wait for the ambulance.
But the ambulance crew said they could not go on the boat without life jackets due to “health and safety regulations.” Mr. Lynch offered to them life jackets, but they refused.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
Limerick jockey Brian Toomey remains in an induced coma following surgery on Sunday, July 7, to reduce swelling and resultant pressure on his brain.
The Croom man was admitted to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee on Thursday, July 4, with serious head injuries following a fall from the Lisa Harrison-trained Solway Dandy at Perth.
Lisa Hancock, C.E.O. of the Injured Jockeys Fund, issued an update on Monday that read: “Brian Toomey underwent surgery yesterday to reduce swelling and resultant pressure on his brain.
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