News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
What's been in the Irish news, around the country, this week
The paint was barely dry on Glynn’s Traditional Fish and Chips, the Old Bank B&B and Margaret Howard’s Pub by the time Caroline arrived in the town at lunchtime on Friday.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
Business people were up in arms in Ballymahon last week over the increase in casual traders descending upon the town.
Locals claim that businesses in the south Longford town are feeling the pinch as a direct result of the trading, and members of the Ballymahon Traders’ Association claim that casual traders are using valuable car parking spaces from which to sell their wares.
“The major problem is that they are taking approximately 15-17 car spaces away from shoppers with their stalls,” Paddy Diffley of Ballymahon Traders’ Association fumed. “Then they park the vans on the opposite side of the road and take up more space.”
[Source: Longford Leader]
After selling their first bag of chips 50 years ago, O’Hanlons Takeaway sold their final bag on Friday, June 14, having fed the people of the Quay and surrounding area for over five decades. Three generations of O’Hanlons have worked in the chipper, which was first started by Joe and Bernadette. The tradition was continued by sons, Liam and Sean, and daughters, Geraldine and Rita. Their children have also worked in the chipper.
“It’s time for change,” said Sean O’Hanlon on the final day of business for the Dundalk landmark.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
A Castlebar youth, whom a judge couldn’t jail last month due to a lack of beds at detention centers, has been described as making “considerable progress,” a court has heard.
The youth appeared before Westport Children’s Court sitting in Castlebar on Thursday, June 13, in relation to charges of assault and public order.
He had appeared before Judge Mary Devins in Ballina Children’s Court on Friday, May 3, last for breach of bail conditions. One of the assault charges he was on bail for was assaulting a retired Garda (police officer) at Lough Lannagh, Castlebar.
[Source: The Mayo News]
Pistols and ammunition were found in a business premise in Navan on Sunday, June 16, following a search by Gardaí (police) from the Special Detective Unit based at Harcourt Square.
The Gardaí were investigating the activities of dissident republicans. During the course of the search three pistols and assorted ammunition were recovered along with other paraphernalia.
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
Police are not yet investigating claims that a Swatragh man is at the center of a cock fighting scandal spanning both sides of the Irish border.
The man, whose name was not revealed, was identified by the B.B.C. after a two-year investigation by animal cruelty charity U.S.P.C.A.
He was filmed taking part in the blood thirsty sport, which has been banned for the last 200 years, as early as this month on a site in County Monaghan.
[Source: Tyrone Times]
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