News from around the 32 counties, week of July 27
A roundup of the news from around Ireland this week
[Source: Kilkenny People]
Heartless thieves are targeting a holy shrine to Our Lady, at the front of Portlaoise Parish Church.
The unknown culprits have repeatedly stolen containers of flowers that had been carefully grown and tended by a pair of local volunteer ladies.
The grotto was erected by the Medugorje group eight years ago. The statue was moved from the Presentation Covent. Since then Sadie Coughlin and Ellie Foran have voluntarily kept it surrounded with containers of fresh flowers, grown from seed and carefully watered daily to keep the grotto looking at its best.
[Source: Leinster Express]
A Kildare man has been jailed for three-and-a-half years for the manslaughter of a student in Mullingar over 18 months ago.
Patrick Farrell (21) of Cornamuckla, Broadford, pleaded guilty at Mullingar Circuit Criminal Court to the unlawful killing of 20-year-old Andrew Dolan on Pearse Street, Mullingar on January 1, 2012.
Mr. Dolan, a biomedical student from Carrick-on-Shannon in Leitrim, died in Beaumount Hospital following the assault.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
A man who stole $2,800 from his friend after taking his bank card has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison after failing to repay him in three years, writes Anne Sheridan.
Limerick District Court heard that Adrian Anglim (36), of Castlepark, Dooradoyle, was given the bank card of a close friend, David Corbett, with whom he was living rent-free at the time.
He was charged with nine counts of theft between October 30, 2010 and November 1 of that year.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
A local council is to write to Environment Minister Phil Hogan amid concerns department officials may have breached planning laws.
Members of Granard Town Council are concerned about the presence of a mobile telecommunications mast in a built-up residential area in the north Longford town.
The council wants answers as to how a near 20-meter high structure was given the go-ahead to be constructed within yards of homeowners from nearby housing estate, Denniston Park.
[Source: Longford Leader]
The ending of the one-hour daily free parking and a free half-day on Saturdays in Ardee is a real blow for local traders.
Just when business was picking up the Louth County Council for the Ardee area, Mr. Joe McGuinness dropped a bombshell at the Ardee Town Council meeting two weeks ago when he announced that the scheme, which has been operating for the past year, is to be scrapped.
Mr. McGuinness told members of the council that pay-parking revenue for the town is down by $28,000 so far this year and is set to reach $53,000 by the end of the year.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
Events surrounding the assault of two men on each other on July 17, 2011, as a result of a lengthy exchange of texts and Facebook private messages between one of the men’s girlfriend and the other man, took a dramatic twist two weeks ago.
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