News from around the 32 counties of Ireland


(Source: Westmeath Independent)


A boarded-up holiday chalet in Curracloe has been sold for more than €165,000 – in a sign that there's still some money about despite the recession. And incredibly, two other similar properties have also sold for roughly the same prices, making a total of almost €500,000. 'It wasn't their beauty, it was the location', admitted auctioneer John Radford of Sherry Fitzgerald Radford. The chalets, on sites of less than half an acre at The Raven, attracted phenomenal nationwide interest when they were advertised at the beginning of the summer.

(Source: The Wexford People)


Only the levels of complaints and reports of illegal dumping in County Dublin surpasses that of the Garden County. Since the EPA established a dedicated phone line in May of 2006 for members of the public to report incidents of illegal dumping some 5,588 calls have been made nationally.

(Source: The Wicklow People)