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A source close to the ambulance service said that a shift was being removed in Portlaoise, leaving just one ambulance on duty in the base in Portlaoise between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays.
“This is to make up hours for Edenderry, they will now have cover seven days of the week. There is always a backlog of calls for the night shift and it is common for the hospital to be left wondering where the ambulance is,” he said.
[Source: Leinster Express]
Last week, the annual conference of the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (V.F.I.) began in Meath.
This year’s conference was entitled “Plenty to Shout About,” and Thomas Heraghty, of Heraghty’s Bar, Manorhamilton, has highlighted that Leitrim alone has seen more than 30 pubs shut their doors since 2005. He outlines what he believes needs to be done by both publicans and government to ensure the future of the Irish pub.
“The pub as we know it is in a bad place,” writes Thomas Heraghty, chairman of the Leitrim branch of the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland, ahead of their A.G.M. in Meath last week.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
An underage hurling match had to be canceled after a member of the Traveling community threatened players and their coaches with a slash hook.
The Limerick Leader has learned that a representative of St. Patrick’s G.A.A. club has made a complaint to Gardaí (police) that he was struck with a stick and punched after he confronted the young man.
The incident happened over the May Bank Holiday weekend at the St Patrick’s G.A.A. complex in Rhebogue, located next to a halting site.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
Two men and a woman arrested over an armed robbery at a bookmaker in Edgeworthstown two weekends ago have been released without charge.
The trio, all of whom are aged in their early 20s, was questioned by detectives after a man walked into the town’s Connolly Bookmakers establishment brandishing a handgun at around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 12.
In a raid lasting a matter of seconds, staff-members were forced to hand over an undisclosed sum of cash to the masked robber who then set off on foot.
A series of extensive follow-up searches later in the day in Longford and north Dublin led to the arrest of three suspects, two of whom were brought to Longford Garda (Police( Station for questioning while a third individual was transferred to Granard Garda Station.
[Source: Longford Leader]
Legendary singer/song-writer Christy Moore came to Dundalk and gave a rare public performance in The Fairways Hotel last Friday, along with special guest Declan Sinnott.
Fans were urged to buy tickets quickly as the singer has recently cut back on the number of concerts he plays each year, and tickets were bound to sell-out fast.
Christy is an Irish folk singer, songwriter, and guitarist and is well-known as one of the founding members of Planxty and Moving Hearts.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
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