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Vehicle testing firm convicted of breaches of health and safety in relation to crash

A vehicle testing firm has being found guilty of breaching health and safety laws in relation to the testing of a school bus which was later involved in a fatal crash.

Former owner of bus didn’t see need to mention previous problems - Circuit Criminal Court told

The former owner of a school bus involved in a fatal crash has told a court that he didn’t see any reason to mention previous problems with a rear spring when he sold the bus on.

Westmeath vehicle company in Central Criminal Court over fatal school bus crash

A grandmother has told a trial in relation to a fatal school bus crash in which a schoolboy died that she thought the same bus was going to turn over and crush her and her grandchild.

The most Irish of games

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Hurling is said to be older than the recorded history of Ireland and to predate Christianity. In Seamus King’s remarkable book The History of Hurling, there is a reference from Irish verbal history of hurling being played as far back as 1,200BC in Tara, County Meath. The earliest written references to the sport in Brehon law are from the fifth century.

Mullingar embezzler defrauds young couple out of €14,000

A man who embezzled €14,000 by fraud and menaces from a couple, leading them to wind up their business and postpone their wedding, was jailed for two years in the Circuit Court in Athlone this week (May 18).

Ten year driving ban overturned

A man jailed in December for six months and disqualified from driving for 10 years for supposedly driving at a squad car, had his ban lifted and his sentence postponed until July, after an appeal judge accepted this week (May 18) he “didn’t drive at the officers”.

Rocket man gets five years for cocaine factory

A convicted gun smuggler, described as “feral” in court, was sent to jail for five years this week (May 18) for his part in running a cocaine packing factory in a residential estate in Athlone.

Parish not told Fahy's Lourdes 'donation' was a penalty

A parish priest and his parishioners thanked a county councillor at Sunday Mass for a €3,000 contribution he made to their Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund, unaware that the money was part of a penalty imposed over allegations of fraud and false accounting.


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