- Limerick Leader
LIMERICK City and County Council paid almost €70,000 last year to upgrade public rubbish bins at locations across the Metropolitan District. Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show the local authority paid a total of €68,376 to Larkin Engineering Enterprises Ltd which replaced 88 existing bins during 2018. Invoices seen by the Limerick Leader show each of the new bins cost €718 while there were additional costs associated with the removal and disposal of the old bins. While the Tuam-based company was paid in the third quarter of last year, the invoices, which were accompanied by progress reports, were submitted to the local authority on dates in June and July. Tender documentsBig News Network.com
A 40-year-old man linked to the man accused of raping a 7-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant in Pretoria, has killed himself. It is believed that the man was the boyfriend of the accused's mother and that he killed himself on Wednesday. Police spokesperson Captain Coba Brits said the man hanged himself at the home which he shared with the accused's mother. Brits said police opened an inquest docket at the Silverton police station. Neighbours at the complex where he was living told Netwerk24 that they were afraid that he would "make trouble" and that he would often shout and scream. He was arrested in January for attacking the complex's gardener and was out on bail when he killedTheJournal.ie
JOHN AND EDWARD Grimes have paid tribute to their mother Susanna who passed away following a long battle with cancer. Best known as Jedward, the pair posted on social media to notify fans of their mother's passing and to paid tribute to the woman who “shaped the character of who we are”. “People who knew you personally as a friend respected your loyalty and presence. We can still hear you talking in our thoughts saying good night John, good night Edward, good night Kevin. We will always admire you for your honesty and love,” the duo said on Instagram. The 27-year-olds rose to fame after a stint on the X-factor UK in 2009. They went on to release numerous albums, appeared on Celebrity Big BrotherBreaking News
Racing authorities have vowed to take a zero tolerance approach to anti-social behaviour after another mass brawl broke out at a race meeting. Two gangs of men traded blows at Haydock Park on Merseyside on Saturday as horrified spectators looked on. At one point a woman clutching a small child had to be led to safety after appearing to get caught up in the fighting as dozens of men traded blows before stewards eventually brought the situation under control. Merseyside Police said one man had been arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of a controlled drug following the fight. A Haydock Park spokesman said: “We take a zero tolerance position on antisocial behaviour. “The perpetratorsBreaking News
Hundreds of “witches' marks” to prevent evil spirits rising from the underworld have been discovered in caves at a limestone gorge, experts said. The find, carved on walls and ceilings of the caves at Creswell Crags on the border between Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, is thought to be the largest collection of its kind in one place in the UK. The discovery was made by enthusiasts Hayley Clark and Ed Waters, from the Subterranea Britannica group, during a cave tour when they noticed the rare protection marks on the walls. The marks were previously thought to have been graffiti from the time before the caves were shut off. Witches' marks, or “apotropaic” marks, from the Greek word apotrepein,Breaking News
Gardaí have arrested a driver after a 160kph pursuit in the same area where four pals lost their lives less than a month ago following a horrific crash. Gardaí pursued the driver of a powerful Saab 9-3 car after it failed to stop in Gortahork, Co Donegal. The car sped through a number of townlands and other garda cars were forced to join the pursuit to apprehend the driver. When stopped the driver had a number of passengers on board and drugs were also found in the car late on Thursday evening. A Garda spokesman said "The driver had no regard for his own safety, that of his passengers or the local community. "Thankfully, no other road users were put in danger. With the assistance of other patrolTheJournal.ie
A 26-YEAR-OLD man died last night after being found unresponsive in a Wicklow pub. Gardaí were called to attend the scene of a pub in Greystones at around 9.30pm. The man was attended to by ambulance personnel at the scene. He was taken to Loughlinstown Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. A garda spokesperson said it is being treated as a case of sudden death. A file will now be prepared for the information of the local coroner.