News from around the 32 Irish counties
Fears that the future of broadband in Kerry is far from bright are heightened by Eircom's new TV advert for its Next Generation Broadband (NGB) — in which the Kingdom is the only part of the country excluded from a satellite vision of NGB on the island.
(Source: The Kerryman)
The owner of the controversial Kerdiffstown dump has warned that it could cost €600 million to clean up the site if it is closed down.
Tony Dean made the statement in the High Court on Friday two weeks ago during a hearing at which Mr Justice Sean Ryan granted an order temporarily closing the landfill.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) more than 200 complaints have been lodged about the dump, making it the target of more complaints than any other landfill in Ireland. The EPA was in court to ask for the injunction to be granted. The landfill is connected to one of Dublin’s largest waste firms, A1 Waste, and is run by Neiphin Trading.
(Source: The Kildare Nationalist)
Graffiti on buses and billboards. Late-night cans of spray paint at bus stops. Underground art battles. It's all legitimate business for Kilkenny-born artist Mick Minogue.
One good thing is leading to another for Kilkenny-born artist Mick Minogue.
This year alone, he finds himself in a team that's top of the league in a European art competition, and that in turn has led to him designing ads for a Bulmers campaign that has his work displayed across Dublin.
(Source: The Kilkenny People)
Government TD Sean Fleming has accused a Government Department of "discrimination" in its provision of social welfare services in Portlaoise through a contractor.
Despite plans for a new large office to be provided in the town, the Fianna Fáil TD is not satisfied with the level of service being provided for people signing on.
Recently released figures show that there are just under 8,000 people signing on in Laois.
(Source: The Leinster Express)
Ballinamore Secondary School, Meanscoil Fatima has been the victim of a second arson attack.
An alarm was raised last Thursday, May 20 at approx 6.30am by a visitor who spotted smoke. The Ballinamore Fire Brigade was dispatched and brought the building to safety.
It is understood that the fire was caught on time by the fire service and that the smoke damage is confined to two classrooms.
(Source: The Leitrim Observer)
A University of Limerick student who is in a critical condition after he jumped into a fountain on campus has been transferred to Dublin.
Cian Cleary, 22, from Kildysart, Co Clare, suffered neck injuries after he jumped into a shallow fountain in front of the Schuman building on campus early last Wednesday morning.
The incident, which took place shortly before 5am, has been described by gardai as a "tragic accident."
(Source: The Limerick Leader)
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