Weekly news from around the 32 counties of Ireland
(Source: The Laois Nationalist)
Drumsna's newest landmark, a €5.5 million railway bridge, is due to be lifted into it's new permanent home this week. The railway bridge was due to be lifted last Tuesday but due to wind, the big move was postponed until a calmer day this week. It is understood that the largest crane ever used in Ireland is being used to put the bridge in place across the Shannon in Drumsna.
(Source: The Leitrim Observer)
Fears over a potential gang-related incident have led to the installation of a phone link from one of the country's busiest emergency departments to Henry Street Garda station.
Emergency consultant Dr Cathal O'Donnell said that while there have been no major incidents at the A&E in Dooradoyle to date, there have been occasions when the entire department has had to be shut down and the waiting area evacuated.
(Source: The Limerick Leader)
The Brazilian woman, who was found dead in Tullamore two weeks ago, lived and worked in Co Longford before moving to Offaly last year. Joselita da Silva (33) was a well-known resident in the town of Drumlish, where she worked as a cleaner in O'Toole's Bar. Following a temporary separation from her husband she moved to Tullamore last year. But the couple was in the process of reconciling. Her husband Jose still lives in Drumlish and he made a desperate journey to Tullamore when the alarm was raised. He then spent the past two weeks comforting Joselita's eldest son Diego (18), who also lives in Ireland.
(Source: The Longford Leader)
A new eight-classroom school and 50 new council houses are part of a multi-million euro development scheme for Mell.Work on the new eight-classroom two-storey school at Mell could start within weeks following the closure of tender applications last week.Although the school has reached this stage before, it is hoped that all issues will be sorted out quickly to allow work commence on the new St Joseph's primary school due to the severe overcrowding at the 50-year old premises opposite the parish church.As well as the eight classrooms, the project will also include a general-purpose area and other accommodation plus new vehicular access, set down and parking areas, new road access, boundary walls and railings plus landscaping and public lighting.
(Source: The Drogheda Independent)
A black cloud hung over the parish of Achill last week after a 19-year-old local youth drowned near Keem Bay after his van plunged into the sea in the early hours of the morning.
The youth named locally as Nigel McNamara from the village of Dooagh drowned after his small van left the road between Dooagh and Keem Bay at around 2.30 on Monday morning last. A garda investigation into the man's death is under way. The incident was reported to the emergency services by visitors to the island who noticed the van plunge 40 feet off the cliff at an area known as ‘Boycott’s seat’.
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