News from around the 32 Irish counties
Gardaí raided 31 pubs across Kerry on Good Friday in an unexpected clampdown on drinking during the 'black day' for public houses. In all gardaí carried out 96 pub inspections across Kerry over the bank holiday weekend. Almost a third of these raids were carried out on Good Friday. Punters were discovered in many of the bars, which were raided across the county and names and details were taken from all the 'found-ons'.
(Source: The Kerryman)
The multi-million-euro shopping centre in Naas town centre is not likely to open before the end of 2012. According to developers, Marshalsea Property Company, the delay is due to the amount of time taken to secure land under the compulsory purchase order (CPO) process as well as the recession. Company representative Sarah O'Farrell, however, insisted that Marshalsea remains committed to providing a "state-of-the-art shopping centre for Naas".
(Source: The Kildare Nationalist)
After just four days in operation, calls are mounting for the city's controversial one-way system to be abolished immediately. Both motorists and businesses have been left frustrated and annoyed at the way the 'trial' has panned out last week.
(Source: The Kilkenny People)
Ratheniska youngster Eoghan Masterson capped off a wonderful season both for him and Portlaoise Rugby Club the weekend before last as he helped the Irish U-18 side to the final of the FIRA championships in Treviso, Italy. Masterson was part of the Irish Club U-18 team which competed in the annual tournament, coming on as a substitute in the quarter final victory over Germany and then starting both the semi-final against Georgia and final against France at number eight.
(Source: The Leinster Express)
Thousands of employees and supporters of Quinn Group took to the streets last week in Dublin and Cavan town to show solidarity to Quinn Insurance following the High Court decision to appoint administrators to the company two weeks ago. It was reported to the paper that over 5,000 angry protestors marched from Buswells Hotel to the office of the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and Minister for Finance to hand in a letter of protest.
(Source: The Leitrim Observer)
Gardai at Roxboro recovered a significant amount of heroin during searches on the south side of the city Friday before last. The drugs, which are believed to be worth around €100,000, were found in an area of open ground in the O'Malley Park estate.
(Source: The Limerick Leader)
A 32 year old County Longford man, who died in Columbia recently, has been named as David Thorne by the Department of Foreign Affairs. The young man is believed to have been backpacking in the South American country when he died. His family were informed of his passing at the beginning of last week.
(Source: The Longford Leader)
Former Irish soccer star Gary Kelly (35) was arrested following an incident at Halpin's Terrace two weeks ago. The former Ireland and Leeds defender was one of a group of men who entered a home on the busy street. A substantial amount of damage was caused to a laptop computer and a flat screen television before paint was thrown at a wall inside the terraced house.
(Source: The Drogheda Independent)
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