News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
What's been in the Irish news, around the country, this week
Plans to convert the former station in the center of the town into 19 new properties, believed to be townhouses, are mentioned in the District Housing Plan & Local Housing Strategy for the Dungannon area.
According to the document, the plans are listed under the new build schemes programmed in the borough over the next three years.
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
The mayor of Dungarvan has welcomed a major $10.5 million investment for the GlaxoSmithKline plant in Dungarvan.
Speaking at Waterford County Council’s monthly meeting, the mayor, Clr. Damien Geoghegan, said he was thrilled to hear that approval had been given for the $10.5 million capital investment into the local plant, which will see the facility expand to include a new packaging line producing 100 percent recyclable material.
[Source: Waterford News & Star]
A highly-dangerous algal growth in Lough Ennell, which can kill dogs within an hour and cause a rash or eye infections in humans, has led Westmeath County Council to ban bathing at all areas of the lake.
There is, as of last Thursday, a total ban on swimming – and also on allowing dogs and other animals enter the waters of the lake.
The “blue-green algae” has developed as a result of the non-turbulence of the water, the presence of nutrients in the lake, and the arrival of the hot weather.
[Source: Westmeath Examiner]
A Wexford man who was convicted by a jury of raping his son's 18-year-old girlfriend has had his conviction overturned on appeal.
The Court of Criminal Appeal last Monday morning quashed the conviction of the 49-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the now 25-year-old woman.
He was jailed for seven years by Mr. Justice Patrick McCarthy in June 2011, having been convicted by a Central Criminal Court jury the preceding April of raping and sexually assaulting the girl.
[Source: Wexford Echo]
Greystones commuters are being unfairly treated compared to fellow travelers in Bray when it comes to prices for using the Dart, the Dáil (Irish Assembly) has heard.
Fine Gael T.D. Simon Harris hit out at the pricing structure for the service and said Greystones travelers paid 66 percent more than Bray Dart users ($12.57 compared to $7.59) for a return trip to Pearse Street Station in Dublin for going one extra stop.
The Wicklow T.D. said a pledge had been made to make the pricing structure more equitable but 10 years after the Dart service was extended to Greystones, this was minimal.
[Source: Irish Times]
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