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The people of Mayo are far from the most litigious.
Mayo has one of the lowest personal injury claim rates in the country, according to the latest figures released by the Injuries Board.
Figures released by Rehab Glassco – Ireland’s largest glass recycling company – to mark Repak Recycling Week ( September 30 to October 6), show that in the first eight months of 2013, 42 glass bottles and jars were recycled per head of population in Mayo. This figure is just above the national average of 41 bottles and jars per person.
The latest National Housing Construction Index complied and issued by Link2Plans has shown a slight increase in construction activity in Westmeath while planning applications continue to follow the national decreasing trend.
To mark ‘World Day for Health & Safety at Work’ InjuriesBoard.ie, published a review of workplace accidents in 2011 that shows compensation totalling €22.5million (2010: €25.1million) was awarded in respect of 830 (2010: 889 awards) personal injury workplace claims nationally. In Galway, €1,049,984 (2010: €727,813) was awarded in respect of 32 (2010: 29 awards) personal injury workplace claims.
InjuriesBoard.ie today, which published a review of 2011 data, shows that compensation totalling €5.3 million was awarded in 2011 to Mayo claimants in respect of 196 personal injury claims. In 2010, 162 claims were made in the county worth €4.9 million.
Age Action needs 80,000 little hats knitted between now and September and is calling on the people of Mayo to “Cast on in their county colours”. According to a spokesperson for the charity it only takes 20 minutes to knit a little hat (less if you can already knit!) and Age Action is keen to see which county is passionate enough to knit the most hats in its county colours.
A man who tried to push past a garda to get involved in a brawl outside a nightclub was before Castlebar District Court this week.
While Carlow people are going bananas doing the lottery this week in the hopes of a third-time-lucky charm, the ten, former, Carlow Bank of Ireland workers including Carlow father-of-two, TJ Redmond, who won the €5.8 million jackpot, have not yet collected their winnings.
There were a couple of poll results in the newspapers last weekend. One showed how the various political parties are faring in the middle of the current turmoil.