News from around the 32 counties of Ireland


Templemore town councilors have expressed their disappointment at the latest update on Templemore Flood Relief Scheme after they were told by Junior Minister Brian Hayes that the Office of Public Works is “assessing the optimal route for the culvert that is a central element of the scheme.”

And Mayor Michael C. Ryan called on local Oireachtas (Parliamentary) members to “get up off their backsides and make a push for the work to be done.”

Clr. Joe Bourke wanted to know why the O.P.W. had announced the scheme was going ahead before it had chosen the route, while Clr. Mick Connell described the culvert issue as a “red herring.”
[Source: Tipperary Star]


An Edendork company is to undertake a $5.3 million expansion, creating 84 new engineering jobs, it has been announced.

Edge Innovate, based at the Farlough Road, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of a range of equipment used in the recycling, materials handling and quarrying industries.

Since the inception of EDGE Innovate in 2011, the company has grown from strength to strength, despite the turbulent global recession.
[Source: Tyrone Courier]


An abandoned two-story construction once intended to be a neighborhood shopping complex at Moonvoy Court, in Tramore, has now become a haunt for teenage gangs and it must be removed Waterford County Council has been told.

The derelict building is just one of a large number of issues of concern at Monvoy Court and on the Moonvoy Valley estate.

Mayor of Tramore, Clr. Joe Conway called on Waterford County Council to take all possible steps to have works completed by the developer in order that Monvoy Valley estate is taken in charge by the local authority.
[Source: Waterford News & Star]


The more people who write to their banks asking for help for Ireland's put upon homeowners, the greater impact it will have.

That's according to Mullingar mother-of-six Linda Raeside, who has sprang to national prominence in recent weeks thanks to her campaign to try and get the powers-that-be to do something to ease the burden on the thousands of Irish families struggling to make ends meet.

Since first appearing in the Westmeath Examiner on January 19, Linda has appeared on a number of .T.V and radio shows including the Today Show on R.T.É. and The Morning Show on TV3.
[Source: Westmeath Examiner]


People all over County Wexford were in shock last week following the sudden passing on Saturday, February 2, of noted historian, author and school-teacher, Dr. Billy Colfer.

A native of Slade, Mr. Colfer (73), was married to his beloved wife, Noreen, and had five sons: Paul, Donal, Eamonn, Niall and acclaimed international best-selling author, Eoin.

Noted for being an authority on Wexford history Mr. Colfer was a gentleman in every sense of the word.
[Source: Wexford Echo]


From man-eater to bloodsucker, Katie McGrath has just been cast as a glamorous socialite in N.B.C.'s big budget drama Dracula.

But before the Wicklow native sinks her teeth into that, she'll be going on a series of dates as part of Channel 4's new series Dates.

The 29-year-old actress will be joining B.A.F.T.A.-winning Dublin actor Andrew Scott, who played Moriarty in Sherlock, in the nine-part series that explores the dating scene.
[Source: Evening Herald]