News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
What's been in the Irish news, around the country, this week
The former Tyrone Crystal site was taken over by the National Asset Management Agency (N.A.M.A.), the Republic of Ireland's so called “bad debt bank,” following its closure three years ago.
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
Grief and sorrow was evident on each parishioner’s face as close to 1,000 people attended the funeral of Kenny (47), Shane (44) and Paul Bolger (49) at the church of St. John the Baptist in the seaside village of Crooke, Passage East on Saturday afternoon, June 15.
They gathered on the street and inside the grounds of the church to bid a final farewell to their beloved friends.
Hundreds of people, led by members of the Bolger family – including Michael, Anthony and Lynda on foot, and Paula, her partner Colm and the men’s mother Margaret by car – followed the three black hearses as they made their way from Passage East to the church for requiem mass.
[Source: Waterford News & Star]
An unhappy Clr. Mick Dollard made clear his displeasure at the lack of funds to landscape a green space at the bottom of Dalton Park, during the June meeting of Mullingar Town Council.
“This matter was referred to Westmeath County Council’s Housing Section and unfortunately there is no funding available at the present time to carry out this work,” noted a written reply from the council.
However, a solution may come in the form of the development of the Robinstown Sports and Education Campus, the Labour Party councilor was told.
[Source: Westmeath Examiner]
Serious illness did not prevent Clr. Pat Cody from leaving his hospital bed last Monday to make history by becoming the last-ever chairman of Enniscorthy Town Council.
Clr. Cody, who moved to Enniscorthy over 30 years ago from Kilkenny, has received the full backing of the man he has replaced, Clr. Keith Doyle. “All of the members are fully behind Pat and will be supporting him,” the Fianna Fail councilor explained to The Echo.
Coincidentally, Clr. Doyle is the son of the last Labour Party member to Chair the Council, the late Andy Doyle.
[Source: Wexford Echo]
Wicklow County Council has pleaded guilty in the middle of its trial to criminal health and safety violations relating to the death of two firefighters in Bray six years ago.
Brian Murray (46) and Mark O’Shaughnessy (26) died fighting a blaze at a disused ink factory at Adelaide Villas in Bray on September 26, 2007.
The plea came on day nine of the trial, which has now ended. The council will be sentenced on July 30 at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court when they face fines of up to $4 million.
[Source: Irish Times]
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