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Over 10,000 people have been advised to boil their domestic water supply in County Roscommon in the latest outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis.
It is the second outbreak of the parasitic disease in under a month.
The source of one of the outbreaks has been identified in the agricultural community.
However, Roscommon County Council has asked the Department of the Environment to help fund an urgent temporary treatment plant as the outbreaks continue to cause widespread problems in two large towns.
[Source: Roscommon Herald]
A 28-year-old mother-of-one has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for killing a woman in a two-car crash in County Sligo.
Aisling Cummins, who has a nine-year-old son, was also given a suspended sentence of two-and-a-half years and banned from driving for 20 years.
Sligo Circuit Court heard Cummins’ license was returned following a drink-driving conviction just a year before the accident in which 56-year-old Karen Mounsey died.
[Source: RTE News]
Wheelchair users around Nenagh are facing a health hazard because of the amount of dog dirt on the town’s footpaths, councilors were told at their monthly meeting.
And the council may have to consider banning dogs from certain streets in an effort to tackle the problem.
Clr. Seamus Morris was commenting on a call from Clr. Conor Delaney for a campaign to get dog owners to clean up their pet’s mess from the streets.
Clr. Morris said he had been contacted by one wheelchair user about the issue, saying: “It is one thing to pick up something on your shoe, but another getting it on something you push with your hand.”
[Source: Tipperary Star]
Police have uncovered a massive drugs haul near the village of Castlecaulfield.
The seizure took place Monday morning in a barn at the rear of property at Reaskmore Road.
The Courier believes the drugs uncovered consisted of a significant quantity of Cannabis and it appeared to be a Cannabis factory.
The area around the property was cordoned off for most of Tuesday as police carried out an investigation. It is believed further searches were being conducted.
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
I.D.A. Ireland should put global bank Citi under pressure to ensure all 50 of its Waterford employees are redeployed to Dublin, Fine Gael T.D. John Deasy has said.
Citi confirmed last Wednesday morning it was closing its hedge fund base at the I.D.A. business in Waterford, which employs 50 staff-members, due to “restructuring.” The 2,200 people employed by Citi in Dublin won’t be affected.
It was being reported locally that half of the 50 bank staff-members currently employed by Citi in Waterford will be offered redeployment to Dublin, but Mr. Deasy called on I.D.A. Ireland to put pressure on the company to extend this option to all the Waterford employees.
[Source: Irish Times]
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