Monday 16 September 2019

In brief

Blood donors wanted: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service is inviting people to donate blood to help those who need tranfusions, whether as a result of a traffic accident or routine surgery.

The service's mobile clinic is visiting the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Monday August 12th and Tuesday August 13th, and the Clan na Gael clubrooms on Wednesday August 14th and Thursday August 14th. Clinics will be held from 4.30pm to 8pm each day.

You must be 18 or over and under 65 to give blood for the first time. If you are aged between 65 and 70 years (up to, but not including your 70th birthday) and you have donated in the last 10 years, you can give blood.

In selected cases, you can give blood if you are 70 years or over (you must have donated in the last two years and have a Medical Certificate from your GP).

Ten-year lease on McAlester's

A ten-year lease has been taken on McAlester's Bar at 65 Bridge Street, a vacation sitting of Dundalk court was told.

Before the court was an application by Greenpoint Bars Ltd. for an Ad Interim Transfer of the licence.

The company was set up for the purpose of this lease, and its director Conor Heatley gave evidence he has extensive experience in the trade since he started working in pubs at age 17. His family owns a pub in Belfast.

There were no garda objections.

Judge McKiernan granted the application subject to certain undertakings by the applicant.

Accused man refused bail

A 32-year-old man accused of two counts of trespassing has been refused bail.

William Joyce, 109A Glenwood, Dublin Road, was instead remanded in custody to Cloverhill district court on 8 August next.

Gardaí had objected to the defendant getting bail.

Judge Eirinn McKiernan granted legal aid and made a disclosure order.

She also directed Joyce receives appropriate medical attention while in cusody.

He is charged with trespassing with intent to commit an offence at Mourne View, Dublin Road on 30 July last, and with a similar offence in Ard Easmuinn on 10 May, 2019.

Pilgrim walk in aid of hospice

On Saturday next, 10 August, a special pilgrim walk in aid of the Hospice will start at Faughart Graveyard and end at Killeavy Old Church.

It will be led by experienced guides and begins at 10am. Terrain is on roadway and forest trails through North Louth and South Armagh. Lunch is provided at the The Three Steps Dromintee, and return transport to Faughart is included.

Children over 8 are welcome, but regretfully no dogs. A donation of €25 is suggested, with all proceeds going to the Hospice.

The Argus