Frozen food jobs boost
A FROZEN food giant will create 115 jobs in the next five years at pizza and pastry factories in Longford and Galway.
Some 50 jobs will be created at the Green Isle Foods pizza production facility in Longford and another 65 jobs at its pastry production plant in Portumna. Green Isle Foods, whose brands include Donegal Catch and Goodfella's, will take on another 15 to 20 employees at their own offices.
CAMPER VAN DEATH
An elderly holidaymaker has died following an apparent gas leak in a camper van in Co Clare. The 70-year-old woman, a UK national, is understood to have arrived in the village of Corofin on Saturday and had checked into a local camper van and camp site.
The woman is believed to have been travelling alone except for her dog. It's understood that the woman was found in her bed after a window had been broken to gain access. A strong smell of gas was detected once the window was smashed.
HOLY TILES SELL OUT
A BATCH of devotional ceramic tiles has been launched to mark the centenary of the Holy Name of Jesus. The blue tiles, with IHS or YHS on them, were introduced in 1914 to mark the religious celebration.
Now, with the blessing of Pope Francis, the Poor Clares enclosed order of nuns in Galway has released a new version to mark the 100th anniversary. An Tobar Nua bookshop in Galway city, which stocks the tiles, said there were just five left out of the first batch. There are two types of tiles, one at €60 and the other at €65.
TICK BITES WARNING
PEOPLE who enjoy the great outdoors are being warned to be mindful of tick bites which can lead to severe heart or nervous system disease in extreme cases.
Public health specialist Dr Paul McKeown said these tick bites infect around 50-100 people a year with lyme disease, although official figures show just eight to 13 cases are notified. He said that tick bites can be prevented by wearing long trousers and long-sleeved shirts and shoes.
In a listing of local election candidates published in 'The Sligo Champion', it was erroneously stated that Donal Gilroy, Fianna Fail candidate, was running for Fine Gael in the Sligo County Council local elections. It was also stated in error that Francis Cadden, Independent candidate, is running for Fianna Fail.