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Plan to open Direct Provision centre in Leitrim scrapped

Updated Mar 21st 2019, 1:51 PM

THE PLAN TO open a Direct Provision centre at a disused hotel in Rooskey, Co Leitrim, has been scrapped.

The Department of Justice said the decision is due to a leasing issue and not related to suspected arson attacks at the former hotel.

A ...

2019-08-24 03:34 open_in_new
Gardaí investigating how pro-life campaign billboard van was allowed to park on Garda property

GARDA MANAGEMENT HAS initiated an internal investigation into how a pro-life campaign van was allowed to park at a Garda station in the west of Ireland.

A Save the 8th mobile billboard van was kept at the car park of the Carrick-on-Shannon Garda station in Co Leitrim on 24 April ...

2019-08-10 03:34 open_in_new
Injunction sought preventing hotel being used as accommodation for asylum seekers

A COMPANY HAS launched a High Court action aimed at preventing a hotel in Co Leitrim it claims it is entitled to purchase from being used to house refugees.

The action has been brought by Paradub Limited, which wants to develop the Shannon Key West Hotel in Rooskey on the Leitrim/Roscommon ...

2019-07-30 05:04 open_in_new
'Social and friendly': Penelope the Python is looking for a new home

THE ISPCA IS looking for a special home for a Royal Python that came into its care during the summer after concerned residents spotted it in a park in Leitrim. 

The Python was first spotted by a member of the public in Kinlough Park “sunning herself on the side of a trail” in ...

2019-07-30 05:04 open_in_new
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Leitrim

EVERY CORNER OF Ireland has something unique to showcase – but how much of it have you seen? has been chatting to heritage officers in every part of the country to compile their top five picks that they think you might enjoy visiting this summer.

Heritage includes ...

2019-07-30 05:04 open_in_new
Man in his 40s killed after van hits tree

A MAN IN his 40s has died after the van he was driving hit a tree.

Gardaí in Mohill, Leitrim are appealing for information on the crash, which occurred on a minor road off the Cloone/Drumlish road at Fearglass South last night around 11.50pm.

The man was fatally injured when ...

2019-07-30 05:04 open_in_new
Gang of armed locals chase burglars through town in Leitrim

PEOPLE IN COMMUNITIES across Ireland have expressed concerns and fear over spates of burglaries in their areas.

An RTÉ Prime Time programme due to air tonight looks into the problem of repeat burglary offenders and the impact of criminal gangs on communities.

The programme will ...

2019-07-30 05:04 open_in_new
Reports of explosive device left in wooded area along Fermanagh/Leitrim border

Source: Google Maps

THE PSNI HAS warned members of the public not to touch any suspicious-looking objects while travelling through the Garrison and Belcoo areas, which are located next to the Fermanagh/Leitrim border.

Police in Fermanagh are appealing to the public to ...

2019-07-30 05:04 open_in_new
'They were not deterred': Three people were in building when fires started at Roosky hotel

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THE fire at a hotel in Co Leitrim which has been earmarked for asylum seekers have said those responsible “were not deterred” by the presence of people inside the building. 

The incident at the hotel in Roosky was the second suspected attack at the premises in as ...

2019-07-30 05:04 open_in_new
Woman (60s) dies in single-vehicle collision in Leitrim

A WOMAN IN her 60s has died following a fatal single-vehicle collision today in Leitrim. 

The incident happened on the Castlecara Road in Carrick-on-Shannon shortly after midday. 

The driver, a woman in her mid-60s, was fatally injured when the car she was driving left the ...

2019-07-30 05:04 open_in_new
Anti-racism rally held outside fire-damaged Leitrim hotel earmarked as Direct Provision centre

UP TO 100 people have attended a rally outside a hotel on the Leitrim-Roscommon border which was set to become a Direct Provision centre before being damaged by fire.

The demonstration outside the Shannon Key West Hotel in Rooskey began at around 1pm, and saw a number of speakers condemn ...

2019-07-30 05:04 open_in_new
Tesco 'extremely disappointed' as more workers go on strike today and tomorrow

TESCO HAS SAID it is “extremely disappointed” that some employees from Mandate Trade Union will go on strike today and tomorrow.

Workers at the retailer’s Sligo store are due to go on strike today while employees from stores in Carrick-on-Shannon in Co Leitrim are due to go on strike ...

2019-07-30 05:04 open_in_new
Strikes to take place at two Tesco stores in lead up to Christmas

WORKERS AT TWO Tesco stores have voted to strike across three dates in the run up to Christmas.

Mandate Trade Union has served notice that workers at Sligo and Carrick-on-Shannon in Leitrim will stage industrial action over what they claim is the company’s denial of their right to ...

2019-07-30 05:04 open_in_new
Plan to remember Leitrim's WWI dead to 'challenge assumptions' about them

PLANS ARE UNDERWAY  to create a form of remembrance to Leitrim’s World War I dead, in an effort to “challenge assumptions” about them.

A tender has been issued for the development of a form of remembrance to the men and women affected by the First World War. The tender was issued by ...

2019-07-30 05:04 open_in_new
Man (80) dies after his tractor struck a ditch in Leitrim

GARDAÍ IN LEITRIM are investigating the circumstances of a single vehicle collision in which an 80-year-old man was critically injured. 

The man’s tractor struck a ditch as he drove out of a field onto a local road at Leckaun at around 1pm this afternoon. 

Emergency ...

2019-07-30 05:04 open_in_new
A hotel to be used for Direct Provision is still in the middle of a sale dispute

ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN made to open a hotel at the centre of a High Court dispute, between a company that wants to buy it and its owner, as accommodation for asylum seekers in early January.

The 39-room Shannon Key West Hotel at Rooskey on the Co Leitrim/Roscommon border is the subject of ...

2019-07-30 05:04 open_in_new
Even though it won't bring 'big profits', the Shed Distillery is cracking on with a visitor centre

THE SHED DISTILLERY is ploughing ahead with plans to build a new ‘visitor experience’ – even though its owner is anticipating it will cost nearly double the amount first expected and won’t “generate big profits” for the business.

Pat Rigney opened his Leitrim distillery ...

2019-07-30 05:04 open_in_new