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Thursday 14 December 2017

Council to rule on road memorials

Safety concerns mean that concrete roadside memorials to mark the spot where someone has died may become a thing of the past.

Strict new guidelines are being considered for roadside memorials in Co Laois, which will mean in future only wooden memorials will be permitted. According to a draft document produced by Laois County Council, "memorials are not intended to appear like gravestones or plots, as one might see in a graveyard". A decision is expected in the coming weeks.

One Direction hit number one in US

CHART stars One Direction were delighted after their new single 'Live While We're Young' hit the US number one spot.

The sales tally of 341,000 copies in the space of a week is the biggest ever in the US for an overseas act. Niall Horan (19) from Mullingar said: "We're so happy with the success of the single in the USA and can't wait for everyone to hear our new album."

Ambulance fight goes to the streets

AN ACTION group fighting the removal of ambulance cover in west Cork is set to take the fight on to the road.

The West Cork Save Our Service group will march from Skibbereen in west Cork to Cork city, pushing a stretcher over a four-day trip to raise awareness of its fight against proposed HSE cuts. The push starts on October 17.

Charges in threat trial withdrawn

ALL charges have been withdrawn in the trial of a man accused threatening to kill another man and firing shots into a house.

Alan Wilson (33) of New Street Gardens, Dublin 8, had pleaded not guilty to threatening to kill or cause serious harm to Paul Campbell, discharging a firearm and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life or property at Wellview Avenue, Mulhuddart, on May 12, 2009. The trial ended yesterday after the alleged victim, Mr Campbell, said he "didn't have a clue" who the gunman was.

Romanian girl in court over theft

A 15-YEAR-OLD Romanian girl, who has been living in Ireland without her parents, has been charged with pick-pocketing in Dublin city centre. The girl appeared at Dublin Children's Court accused of stealing a mobile phone on Leeson Street, on September 23 last.

The girl was granted bail and ordered to appear again on October 30 when she is to enter a plea to the charge. Legal aid was granted.

Irish Independent

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