Cannabis grow house uncovered
GARDAI uncovered a cannabis grow house during a planned search of a business premises in Duleek, Co Meath, yesterday.
Local officers seized the cannabis plants with a potential street value of up to €400,000. No arrests have yet been made but gardai revealed last night that investigations were continuing.
Work restrictions to remain in place
BULGARIAN and Romanian nationals will continue to be restricted from taking up work in Ireland for at least another year, the Government said last night. Restrictions on work have applied to citizens of both nations since they were accepted into the European Union in 2007.
The period of restriction will end in December 2013. However, each EU member state was required to grant full access to the labour market by January 1, 2012, unless confronted with a "serious disturbance". The Department of Justice said Ireland was facing just such a disturbance to the labour market, citing unemployment rates of 14.4pc.
New site sought for stolen artwork
A COUNCIL is looking for a different site for a replacement one-tonne statue after the original was stolen from a site at Moate interchange along the M6 motorway last March. The €64,000 original Grainne Og by sculptor Ann Meldon Hugh is thought to have been stolen by scrap metal thieves.
Westmeath County Council is planning to reinstate the sculpture next year and is seeking submissions in relation to possible locations in Moate. Westmeath County Council Arts Officer, Catherine Kelly, is accepting submissions until January 13.
Stone Roses to rock the park
REUNITED rockers the Stone Roses will perform an open-air show in Dublin's Phoenix Park next summer.
The Manchester quartet, who recently got back together after 15 years, confirmed on their website plans for a gig in the famous park on July 5. Tickets go on sale next Tuesday at 8am from ticketmaster.ie costing €66.50.
AN article in yesterday's compact edition of the Irish Independent suggested Anglo Irish Bank (now known as IBRC) was considering closing a quarry operated by the Quinn Group.
The Irish Independent is happy to clarify that Anglo Irish Bank has no involvement in the possible closure of the quarry.