Monday 26 September 2016

€229k drugs seizure

Published 12/08/2015 | 02:30

ecstasy tablets and prescribed drugs with an estimated value of €229,000 have been seized by gardaí in Dublin.

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A planned search was carried out at a premises in the Balgaddy area of Clondalkin on Monday evening.

Gardaí said ecstasy tablets with a value of €225,000 and prescription drugs worth €4,000 were seized during the search.

A man, aged in his early 40s, was arrested at the scene and questioned at Ronanstown Garda Station.

Harbour project delay

The long-awaited decision on a major expansion of Galway Harbour has been delayed once again.

The decision by An Bord Pleanála has been delayed on a number of occasions. A final decision was due at the end of July but a spokesperson for the board said the application was "a complex case".

Eamon Bradshaw, chief executive of the Galway Harbour Company, said it was anxiously awaiting the decision. "Dublin and Cork got positive decisions in recent times so we would be hoping we'll be the hat-trick," he said. Mr Bradshaw said the current size of the port meant it was losing business from cruise liners.

Politician dies

A COUNTY Councillor has died after suffering a suspected heart attack and crashing his car.

Cllr Seamus O'Boyle (57) was elected to Sligo County Council earlier this year for People Before Profit.

He collapsed at the steering wheel of his car in Temple Street in Sligo just after 5pm yesterday. His vehicle crashed into a nearby house. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was heavily involved in local soccer, playing with and later managing Glenview Stars in the town.

New hospital wing

The National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) in Dún Laoghaire is to undergo a major redevelopment after an extra €15m in funding was made available for the project.

The hospital will now proceed with plans to build a new 120-bed building on its Rochestown Avenue site. It recently got planning permission for the re-development but had a €15m shortfall in funding until the Department of Health agreed to allocate additional support.

Local Labour TD Eamon Gilmore welcomed the news, saying the NRH's current buildings have "outlived their time".

Irish Independent

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