Cannabis grow house in Mullingar town centre

A commercial premises in the middle of Mullingar was set up as a massive cannabis grow house, ready for at least 760 cannabis plants worth €304,000.

Mullingar Circuit Court has heard how an entirely new internal structure, including rooms lined with tinfoil, were built into the three floors of the 13,000 square foot premises on Pearse Street.

Garda David Mead said a search of the premises in April 2011 revealed extensive electrical wiring, ventilation, and irrigation system were installed and mains electricity was intercepted.


Business

Slips, trips, and falls by far the main cause of public liability accidents in 2013

In Westmeath, €733,000 was awarded in respect of 26 public liability claims in 2013. The average award made was €28,204.

The Prince Bar head chef Darren Hollywood with his team Sanil, Theresa, Liz, Colm, Sam, and Nerus

Motoring

Mullingar Classic and Vintage Club launch second annual show

A little over two years ago John Gavin and Giovanni Toselli decided to establish a club for the growing number of vintage and classic vehicle enthusiasts in the county.

Organisers at the launch of this year’s show

Opinion

O’Rourke invites Athlone to book launch “party”

Former Minister and TD, Mary O’Rourke is hoping to use the launch of her memoir on Sunday to provide “a bit of a party for Athlone”.


Property

Tax incentive attracts investors to O’Donnellan & Joyce forthcoming auction

O’Donnellan & Joyce reported this week that it has been overwhelmed by the number of investors who entered the market in recent weeks, particularly those looking for Galway city properties close to NUIG and UHG. The Government’s capital gains incentive introduced in 2013 comes to an end at the end of this year and provides for investors who purchase a property prior to the end of the year and holds it for seven years; they can then sell the property without having to pay capital gains tax. This is an incredible incentive for investors as there is no other asset that you can acquire and hold for a seven year period tax-free.

No 4 Moyola Park.

Sport

The Midlanders seek to avoid relegation

Suddenly Athlone Town are acquiring belief and momentum as the Midlanders seek to avoid an instant relegation.

Gorman feels the team played well under Mick Cooke. Photo: Sportsfile

The Week

Get ready for summer chic at The Prince Bar and Karma Nightclub

Friday night is upon us again and what better way to round up your week than with cocktails in the Prince Bar! Tonight The Prince invites you to join them in a taste of their new cocktail menu, with two for one cocktails all night - a great excuse to round up your friends!

Organisers and artists help launch Cruthú Arts Festival. Photo: Shelley Corcoran.

News

Cannabis grow house in Mullingar town centre

A commercial premises in the middle of Mullingar was set up as a massive cannabis grow house, ready for at least 760 cannabis plants worth €304,000.

Dance instructor Siobhan Murphy puts participants through their paces at the Strictly dance workshop

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