Judge's travel advice
A WATERFORD IT firm has confirmed a €500,000 venture with Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).
The joint development programme will see WIT's technology section work with Waterford Technologies to deliver world-class IT systems and software applications for the global market. WIT has been hugely successfully in spinning-off companies from its advanced research programmes, creating jobs across the south-east and Irish IT markets.
A judge yesterday told an incoming Leaving Cert student "not to go to any of these mad places" when awarding him €1,500 to go on holiday.
At Ennis Circuit Court, Judge James Donohoe made his comment when approving a €20,000 award to Ciaran Bent of Ballymingoue, Scarriff, Co Clare, in relation to a fall the teenager had when a pupil at primary school. Documents lodged with the case stated that Ciaran's injuries have diminished his pursuit of hobbies and activities.
A driver died after his car flipped upside down into a ditch following a head-on collision with another car.
The two-car collision took place at around 12.30pm at Creggane, on the Limerick side of Charleville, on the N20 Cork to Limerick road. The deceased, believed to be a Chinese national, and who was alone and driving one of the vehicles, was pronounced dead at the scene. Any witnesses or people with information about the crash is asked to contact Bruff garda station on 061 382940.
GARDAI have urged the public to exercise caution when visiting cemeteries following a spate of vehicle break-ins.
Thieves have targeted cars parked at a number of cemeteries across north Cork over recent weeks. Robberies have occurred in Cork city, Fermoy and Mallow. In one case, a woman had the door window of her parked car smashed and a handbag and personal possessions taken.
THE organisers of the Cork Pride parade have appealed for a brass or pipe band to lead their city parade on Saturday, August 3. The popular parade circles the city centre from a starting point on the South Mall.
Organisers have so far been unable to secure a pipe band to lead the parade due to bands being previously booked or being on holidays. The festival is organised by Cork's GLBT community.