News from around the 32 Irish counties
A new multi-million euro nursing home in Ballincollig, that will employ up to 100-people when it is fully operational, is set to open its doors by the end of this year.
(Source: The Corkman)
Derry continues to top the North's unemployment league. Figures released last week by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) show a total of 5,057 people, or 7.4% of the workforce, are out of work in the city.
(Source: The Derry Journal)
A new survey has reported that 90 percent of Donegal people have no idea how much water they use. The details of the survey came in the same week that councilors got a preview of new technology that will enable the council to keep closer tabs on water consumption from council schemes.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
Dissident republicans based in the border areas of south Armagh and north Louth are delivering ready-made bombs to Belfast for spectacular attacks on big targets – including Palace Barracks and Policing Board Headquarters. A senior security source described those border regions as “the crucible” of dissident engineering activity – meaning their bomb making.
(Source: The Belfast Telegraph)
Dublin Bus has revealed plans for a radical overhaul of its services with major re-routing and one in 12 buses being taken off the road within months. Up to 150 bus drivers will also be made redundant under the scheme, which will start in July. But despite the reduction on buses, a company spokesperson insisted it would not result in delays for passengers. Dublin Bus is promising buses every 10 minutes, or less, on most services during peak demand times. The company insists it will provide more frequent services with fewer buses by avoiding congestion. The new plan, the most in-depth review of Dublin's bus network ever undertaken, will result in savings of €12m a year to the company.
(Source: The Evening Herald)
Neighbors of a young Catholic police officer's family whose car was burnt out in an arson incident outside their Cornagrade, Enniskillen home early on Wednesday before last have rallied round in their support. A PSNI spokesman said the family had no comment to make due to the ongoing investigation. One female neighbor described them as, 'a lovely family, a very quiet, nice young couple with (three) kids'.
"There are both Protestants and Catholics living together up here. It is a lovely area and I myself have been living here all my life, for 36 years, and it's sickening to think that this would start up now.”
(Source: The Fermanagh Herald)
A new ‘hybrid’ social welfare scheme – which would provide payments to thousands of former self-employed workers in Galway, and allow them to work on infrastructural projects and community schemes – is expected to be introduced by Social Protection Minister Éamon Ó Cuív. The scheme could see some of Galway’s unemployed – who are not entitled to social welfare contributions – working on major projects such as laying a fiber optic broadband network between Galway and Clifden, and extending Salthill Promenade out to Oranmore.
(Source: Galway News)
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