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“I welcome this development and it will give all sides, drivers, operators and customers a chance to assess the demand level for this service. This is a service Bus Eireann operates in a private capacity and I am delighted for both the local workers and local passengers that they have agreed to reinstate the service. This will be very helpful for many people accessing medical appointments and education opportunities,” stated Minister Kelly.
[Source: Tipperary Star]
More than 2,000 jobs could be put on hold in Cookstown following the revelation that the new police training college planned for the town is currently over-budget.
It is believed the plug could be pulled on the current tender process for the province's first multi-million pound Police, Prison and Fire Training College amid concern that the Cookstown project looks set to run over-budget by millions of pounds.
A multi-million-pound underestimation of building costs for the new 250-acre facility at Desertcreat outside Cookstown could now lead to a delay in the project – which was originally due to be finished in 2008.
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
A low-level shopping development on the largely derelict site bordered by Michael Street, New Street, Stephen Street and Alexander Street in the city center could be brought back on track despite the land now being largely in the ownership of N.A.M.A.
N.A.M.A. are looking at their assets around the country to see how they can be rejuvenated and turned into viable options. Included among the sites is Michael Street in the city center, which could be developed by K.R.M. construction partnership with approval from N.A.M.A.
Richie Walsh of Waterford City Council confirmed that they had been talking to K.R.M. and N.A.M.A. and there might be a possibility for a redesign of the original development in order to move it on.
[Source: Waterford News & Star]
Westmeath and Mullingar Town Councils will officially invite Bruce Springsteen to visit his ancestral home of Mullingar and Westmeath, when he comes to play a series of concerts in Ireland this July.
The invitation is due to be sent out next week as part of The Gathering Ireland 2013.
The Wrecking Ball tour will see Bruce travel for concerts across Ireland including Limerick, Cork, Belfast and Kilkenny, all of which have sold-out, but the local authorities are hoping he will take the chance to visit his ancestral home for a well-earned break.
[Source: Westmeath Examiner]
Irish national Vincent Martin Crowe (32) has been charged in Perth, Western Australia, with murdering Wexford man Kenny Meyler.
Mr. Meyler (21) suffered a stab wound to the neck in the Perth suburb of Scarborough on February 10. He died a week later.
Before Mr. Meyler’s death Mr. Crowe was initially charged with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Following a postmortem this was upgraded to a charge of murder last Monday at Perth magistrate’s court. Mr. Crowe has been remanded in custody to appear before Stirling Gardens magistrate’s court on March 27.
[Source: Irish Times]
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