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Concerns were raised about how the minor parking violations were handled and why tickets weren't issued for parking violations throughout the town.
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
The people of Waterford were rooting for Waterford Rose Ellen Flahavan last weekend as she took part in the Rose of Tralee Regional Festival in Portlaoise.
Ellen, the daughter of John and Mary Flahavan, of Flahavan’s Porridge in Kilmacthomas, was one of 61 hopefuls, of which 21 were selected to advance on to the final of the competition in Tralee.
Speaking to the Waterford News & Star, primary school teacher Ellen said, “I would love to go through, I think anyone would, it’s a brilliant opportunity.” At time of press Irish Central Community News didn’t have the results of the roses selected.
[Source: Waterford News & Star]
Staff-members at Tesco Mullingar are armed with champagne for one lucky winner of $13.7million!
The $5 quick-pick buyer did the Lotto on Tuesday evening, May 28, and has yet to claim their prize.
The win is the highest ever experienced at the store, which has seen several winners, including a quarter of a million, and twice two million dollar winners, but nothing of this extent.
[Source: Westmeath Examiner]
History was brought alive two weekends ago as Enniscorthy paid tribute to the 20,000 insurgents who faced the might of 10,000 well-trained and well-armed Crown Forces in 1798.
The National 1798 Centre, which was re-launched on Friday, May 24, following a $232,000 investment, transformed into a battle ground full of reenactments and family entertainment to demonstrate one of the bloodiest clashes in Ireland’s history.
Crowds of over 2,000 people passed through the center as family members ranging from toddlers to senior citizens took in the spectacular sights both in the center and on its surrounding grounds, with the glorious sunshine adding to the jovial atmosphere.
[Source: Wexford Echo]
A lack of appropriately trained inspectors and outdated examinations of creche facilities are some of the issues affecting the childcare sector, experts have warned.
Undercover research by the R.T.É. reporters identified huge lapses in childcare provision at three creches in Dublin and Wicklow.
Footage showed poor staffing, children strapped into chairs and aggressive behavior from some workers.
[Source: Evening Herald]
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