Castlerea (Ireland)

Type: City
Name: Castlerea (Ireland)
Country: Ireland
Latitude: 53.77
Longitude: -8.51
population: 1,770
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Ireland's 30-year love with bottled water

Sure who'd buy water?" It was a quote from the most powerful man in Irish broadcasting which threatened to derail the bottled-water industry in Ireland before it had even got going. Sure who'd buy water?" It was a quote from the most powerful man in Irish ... [Published Irish Independent - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Drug use labelled as main issue in Irish prisons

The number of prisoners on 23-hour lock-up was reduced from 45 in July 2013, to five in January 2014Drug use and staff shortages continue to be major issues within the Irish prison system.That's according to the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, ... [Published RTE Online - Aug 18 2014]
Entities: Prison, Drugs, Training Unit
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Prisoners do thyme, as jails ready to bloom

Hardened criminals will soon have swapped their Glocks for garden hoes as they tend to the growth of the begonias which have been ordered by the Irish Prison Service (IPS).The green-fingered lags will be getting their gardening tools ready after the service ... [Published Evening Herald - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

The green-fingered mile: gardening to sow seeds of jail rehab

Some hardened criminals may soon swap ‘Glocks’ for garden hoes to tend to begonias and dahlias.Green-fingered inmates will be getting down and dirty in the garden after the Irish Prison Service placed an order for thousands of flower seeds including ... [Published Irish Examiner - Jul 31 2014]
Entities: Begonia, Jail, Prison
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Family says bypass of Ballaghaderreen has made their home ‘worthless’

A west of Ireland family has threatened legal action over the building of the Ballaghaderreen bypass in Co Roscommon. Just weeks before the road is due to open, the Butler family, who live at the Castlerea end of the 14km bypass, say it has made their ... [Published Irish Times - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Long list of UN Human Rights Committee’s concerns included prisons

Much coverage of the UN’s scrutiny of Ireland’s human rights record, in Geneva this week, focussed on abortion and symphysiotomy. But the 18-member UN Human Rights Committee had a long list of concerns, including the rights of some of the most marginalised ... [Published Irish Times - Jul 19 2014]

Quotes

"The amount of bottled water we consume per head of population is only a quarter of the Western European average" explains Kevin Donnelly, Country Director for Britvic Ireland which has owned the Ballygowan brand since 2007
"Human beings have an innate connection to nature and the soil that pre-dates civilised communities being in place and we derive satisfaction whether consciously or subconsciously from gardening."

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Ireland's 30-year love with bottled water [Published Irish Independent - Aug 20 2014]
Drug use labelled as main issue in Irish prisons [Published RTE Online - Aug 18 2014]
Prisoners do thyme, as jails ready to bloom [Published Evening Herald - Jul 31 2014]
The green-fingered mile: gardening to sow seeds... [Published Irish Examiner - Jul 31 2014]
Family says bypass of Ballaghaderreen has made ... [Published Irish Times - Jul 21 2014]
Long list of UN Human Rights Committee’s concer... [Published Irish Times - Jul 19 2014]
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