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The judge granted orders suspending Mr McEvoy from practising as a solicitor. He further ordered Mr McEvoy not to dispose of any assets in his possession and that no bank should make a payment out of any account in his or his firm’s name.

Solicitor Kevin O’Doherty, for Mr McEvoy, a solicitor for almost 20 years, said his client was not opposing the proceedings.
(Source: The Irish Times)


Historic Glenart Castle came under serious threat of fire in recent days when a blaze, believed to have been started maliciously engulfed nearby ditches and trees.

The fire started in a field adjacent to Glenart Estate last Sunday evening when bales were set on fire which quickly spread to surrounding trees.

Two units of Arklow Fire Brigade spend two hours getting the inferno under control.

' It must have been malicious. It spread quickly and wasn't too far from Glenart Castle. Thankfully nobody was hurt,' a Fire Brigade spokesperson explained.

Just over 24 hours later officers were at full capacity again when they were called to a suspicious fire which broke out at Arklow Rock last Monday night.

The blaze was inaccessible, however due to dangerous conditions so officers and Gardaí were forced to watch it burn out of the course of a couple of hours ensuring that there was no threat to nearby property.
(Source: The Wicklow People)