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A customer using the Bank of Ireland A.T.M. at Main Street, Newbridge was taken by surprise when his card did not come back out of the machine and appeared to have been “eaten.”
In fact, according to Sgt. Seamus Rothwell from Newbridge Garda Station, the customer had just become the victim of a “card-catcher.”
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
Twenty-one soldiers from Stephens Barracks in Kilkenny were saying goodbye to their families and friends last Thursday as they prepare to fly to Lebanon for a six-month tour.
Lieutenant Kieran Brennan, son of the Head of H.R. for the Defence Forces, Colonel Kieran Brennan, and nephew of Comdt. Canice Brennan is one of the troops traveling abroad.
Siblings Sergeant Darren Nolan and Private Amy Nolan from Castlecomer who are part of the battalion, are also following in a strong family tradition as their father Michael was also a member of the Defence Forces and served overseas on a number of occasions.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
Element Power who plan to build 150 wind turbines in Laois, are reporting “constructive feedback” from their talks with neighbors of potential sites.
The company behind Greenwire began meeting fence-line neighbors in January. They have already agreed land lease options with hundreds of landowners, some in areas outside those designated as suitable for wind-farms by Laois County Council, leading to anger and public protest.
The company will hold public information days before going for planning permission in early 2014, claiming potential for 10,000 new jobs over three years.
Greenwire plan to build 450 turbines across five midland counties, to supply the British grid.
[Source: Leinster Express]
Two weekends ago to correspond with the Leitrim-New York championship game in America, Leitrim Tourism launched a recruitment drive to increase the number of Leitrim Ambassadors in the U.S.
The initiative encourages people in the U.S. to think of Leitrim as a holiday destination, not only during the year of the Gathering, but in 2014 and beyond.
The campaign is targeting people who come from Leitrim and are now living in New York, and the U.S., and is encouraging them to become advocates of their native county by creating awareness of what’s on offer and encouraging others to consider the county for future holidays.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
It has been a good week for staff in Limerick’s retail sector, with more than 130 jobs saved from the axe.
D.I.Y. chain B&Q and fashion retailer Pamela Scott have emerged from examinership, in a move which will see more than 100 local workers hold onto their jobs.
And there was more good news last Wednesday after video rental chain Xtra-Vision – which went into receivership two weeks ago – confirmed it would not be closing any of its three Limerick outlets.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
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