News from around the 32 counties of Ireland



As candidates for the 31st Dail step up their campaigns, the key issues will be jobs, the economy, dealing with the banks and renegotiating the EU/IMF interest rate on Ireland’s €85bn debt, all of which are priority issues for voters. While the emphasis will centre on these crucial issues nationally, undoubtedly a myriad of local problems will also crop up on the doorstep for election candidates to state their respective positions on.
(Source: Westmeath Independent)


A large crowd of elderly Clonard residents attended a talk recently warning them to be vigilant about conmen and burglars. Superintendent Kevin Gralton spoke at the event at Clonard Community Centre, along with Wexford town’s Community Gardaí Michael and Neil Murphy. Inspector Pat McDonald also attended the event. All agreed that the first line in defence against the growing threat of burglars and conmen was a good home security system.
(Source: Wexford Echo)


A Co Wicklow landowner has begun a High Court action aimed at securing a declaration that no public right of way exists over his 140-acre property at Enniskerry. Joseph Walker, Annacrievy, Enniskerry, has brought the case against Niall Lenoach, Monastery Grove, Enniskerry, and Noel Barry, Monastery, Enniskerry, chairman and secretary respectively of the Enniskerry Walkers Association.
(Source: The Wicklow People)