Weekly news from around the 32 counties of Ireland
(Source: The Corkman)
A former police officer accused of being a central figure in a Chinese vice ring operating in Derry and Belfast has been banned from leaving Northern Ireland. Simon Dempsey (39) was also ordered to surrender his passport and lodge a cash surety as part of conditions under which he was granted bail. Dempsey, of East Street, Newtownards, who worked in Iraq for a Dubai-based security firm after quitting the force in 2004, was arrested as part of a UK-wide offensive targeting those bringing in foreign women to work within the sex trade.
(Source: The Derry Journal)
A proposal by the Mayor of Donegal County Council to erect a memorial to Lord Louis Mountbatten and the victims of the Mullaghmore tragedy is set to be opposed by Sinn Fein in Donegal. The controversy has arisen on this, the 30th anniversary of the atrocity. Mayor of Donegal Brendan Byrne, who has the backing of fellow Fianna Fail councilor, Sean McEniff, wants a memorial erected overlooking Donegal Bay. However, his plan has been met with opposition within local Sinn Fein ranks.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
An Irish language school in Co Down was largely wrecked in what is believed to be an arson attack last Friday. "This is a downright disgusting act," said local SDLP councilor Eamonn O'Neill after three classrooms at Bunscoil Bheanna Boirche on Castlewellan's Circular Road went up in smoke at around 4.00am. Mr. O'Neill said it looked like arsonists took a shopping trolley from a local supermarket, filled it with newspaper, pushed it against one of the classrooms and set it on fire in what he called "a cowardly attack".
(Source: The Down Democrat)
Concerns about revised proposals for Arnotts' €1bn Northern Quarter retail scheme have been raised by Dublin city planners. Arnotts got the go-ahead last year for the massive redevelopment, which will be located in an area bounded by Henry Street, O'Connell Street, Abbey Street and Liffey Street. However, An Bord Pleanala ruled the project could only proceed if a planned 16-storey tower in the original design was omitted. In total, the board tagged on 26 separate conditions to its grant of permission, including the preservation of several protected buildings in the area. Arnotts Properties Ltd then submitted its revised plans and the city council have now expressed reservations about the new blueprint.
(Source: The Evening Herald)
Some 10 new jobs have been created with the announcement that the McElwaine Group in Lisnaskea have secured a contract at the new hospital development. McElwaine Security, which is part of the McElwaine Group, have been awarded a three-year security contract at the £267million development just outside Enniskillen. McElwaine's are the first Northern Ireland company to secure work on the development, providing site security access and specialist support through CCTV supply and monitoring.
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