Weekly news from around the 32 counties of Ireland
(Source: The Limerick Leader)
Details of a €70 million investment in two shopping developments in Longford town have emerged. The planned twin-track development would see the regeneration of the Longford Shopping Centre as well as the construction of a brand new retail store at the edge of Longford town. The planning notices for the multi-million euro development appear in this week's Longford Leader and the planning applications are about to be submitted to the local authorities.
(Source: The Longford Leader)
Four people have died at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda since the outbreak of the deadly superbug Clostridium Difficile, it has been confirmed. A further 13 cases have been confirmed and 20 symptomatic cases identified since the initial outbreak last week. Following consultation with the Louth County Coroner, the HSE has now agreed that all deaths that take place in the hospital during the outbreak of C Diff will be notified to the coroner as a matter of routine. However, whether or not Clostridium Difficile was a factor in the deaths will only be determined by an inquest. Stringent restrictions remain in place at the hospital and any patients who have contracted the highly contagious bug are being treated in single rooms or in co-hort rooms, the spokesperson said.
(Source: The Drogheda Independent)
Joan Varley, the Castlebar lady who gave birth to the first surviving set of Siamese twins in the British Isles, has died after illness. The late Ms Varley, from An Sruthán, Turlough Road, Castlebar was aged 43 and had suffered from a brain tumor for the past eight months. She died last Thursday at the Galway Hospice. Ms Varley was mother of twin daughters, Niamh and Aoife, aged 12, and a son Cian (9). The birth of Niamh and Aoife was a huge medical breakthrough. Born in St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester on April 6, 1997, the girls were transferred to Great Ormonde Street Hospital in London for surgery eleven weeks after their birth.
(Source: Mayo News)
Taoiseach Brian Cowen has complimented the winner of the prestigious James Dyson Award, which was presented to Tullamore student Noel Joyce at a function in the Court Hotel last Wednesday. 29 year old Carlow IT design student Noel, was presented with the James Dyson Best of Irish Design Award for his invention - a hydraulic wheelchair braking system, which is set to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of disabled people. Noel was presented with the award and a check for €2,500.
(Source: The Offaly Express)
Roscommon County Council is paying way over the odds for rental accommodation and is merely operating a subsidization scheme for desperate landlords, it has been claimed. Last week Cllr Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan alleged that rents being paid to the 250 plus landlords on the scheme were way over the market value for their properties. Cllr Flanagan pointed out that he received three examples of houses rented under the scheme in the last week and he branded the prices being paid as “totally unrealistic”.
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