News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
What's been in the Irish news, around the country, this week
This latest comes in a week when a special report in the Irish Examiner showed that Kildare has proportionally the lowest number of Gardaí compared to any other Garda Division in the country.
With just 15 Gardaí per 10,000 people, Kildare has less than half the number of Gardaí stationed in Limerick and Sligo Leitrim Garda Divisions (31 per 10,000).
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
Residents living at the Closh and Walkin Street area of the city had reason to celebrate last week, following official confirmation that a skate-park will not be built on their doorstep.
The area had long been proposed as the location of a skate-park for the city. But residents had protested the development on numerous occasions and collected over 170 signatures in a petition against it.
Most of the elected members of the borough council, with the exception of the Fianna Fail group, remained adamant that the Closh was the most suitable area. But at the June council meeting, Clr. Joe Reidy proposed a motion to revoke the resolution referring to the Part 8 development – and Clr. Martin Brett (F.G.) seconded it.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
Residents of a Portlaoise estate are “at the end of their tether” because of troublesome neighbors.
Homeowners in Abbey Court on the Abbeyleix Road say they experienced assault, street brawls, loud parties, dangerous driving, illegal dumping, pet cruelty and damage to their properties, by tenants of three rented houses.
A pet kitten was killed by unleashed dogs as horrified children watched, and rabbit skins were thrown in a neighbor’s trees after hunting sessions. One tenant even built a shebeen in their back garden.
[Source: Leinster Express]
Brazen thieves are targeting jeeps parked at family homes in south County Leitrim in the latest car parts scam sweeping the North West.
Carrick-on-Shannon Gardaí (police) are investigating the theft of catalytic converters from two jeeps parked at a home in the Cloone area two weeks ago.
Criminals are mainly targeting vehicles with a high ground clearance such as jeeps or M.P.V.s.
The extra clearance means that thieves can quickly climb under the vehicle without having to utilize a jack, cutting the pipes and removing the exhaust parts in a matter of minutes.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
The stars and stripes were fluttering proudly above the town of Bruff last week as the local community prepares to welcome home one of their own, the daughter of J.F.K., Caroline Kennedy.
Ms. Kennedy, along with her husband Edwin Schlossberg, their three children and other members of the extended Kennedy family – including her cousin Sydney Lawford, visited the historic town last Friday. Painters were perched on two cherry pickers for most of the week, diligently working away on freshening up the appearance of the houses and shop fronts along the town’s main street.
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