Aldi creates 160 jobs
DISCOUNT grocer Aldi is opening a new regional distribution centre creating 160 jobs. The facility in Mitchelstown, Co Cork will be able to service 100 shops and was developed as part of the company's plans to open new outlets across the country.
It will supply stores including those in Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford and Clare, Mayo, Galway, Kilkenny and Wexford.
WOMAN HID IN RAID
A TERRIFIED woman hid in a wardrobe while her house was raided for valuables. The woman was not discovered by the burglars who broke into her house during the day.
She was alone in her home in Cregboy, Claregalway when she spotted a number of individuals wearing balaclavas outside her house. At least one of the masked raiders got up on to the roof and disabled the alarm system leaving the woman isolated inside. Her husband was at work.
Gardai have not disclosed what valuables were taken in the raid.
CAR SALES UP 20PC
Sales of new cars rose 20pc last month as the effect of mid-year 132-registration deals carried over from July. A total of 3,698 cars were registered in August, compared with 3,092 for the corresponding month last year.
However, overall sales for the year are 8pc behind – 68,544 compared with 74,234 – prompting the industry to call for incentives in the Budget to save jobs and dealerships.
BAILOUT 'CREDIT LINE'
A DECISION is unlikely before November on whether Ireland will get access to a financial safety net known as a 'precautionary credit line' when we leave the bailout.
It is unlikely that any decision will be taken before the issue is discussed by troika officials and the Government during their last review mission coming up in October.
FAN'S DEATH EXPLAINED
The death of a college student at the Electric Picnic festival at the weekend was linked to his heart condition, a post-mortem examination has found.
Heart transplant recipient Phil McConnell (20), from Malahide, Co Dublin, was found unconscious by security personnel in one of the campsites at the festival in Stradbally, Co Laois, on Saturday. He was taken by ambulance to the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise,m Co Laois, where he was pronounced dead.