A Mitchelstown father of seven was appealing for help to the council to fix his ‘falling down house’. 21 years ago the property at Captain Keane’s Grove was at the centre of a major concern for the safety of its residents.
Council officials said that there were ‘settlement’ cracks in walls and James Connolly, a widower, said he feared for his family’s life.
An independent engineer would not guarantee that the house was fully secure and Mr Connolly turned to The Avondhu to raise awareness of his plight.
The engineer found that the gable end of the house was moving away from the rest of the property and needed urgent work to save the structure.
Litter management plan in Fermoy
After a previous telling off by the Department of the Environment, Fermoy Urban District Council released their Litter Management plan to much fanfare. Then Minister for State, Dan Wallace, had listed the town amongst those who had not carried out work on a plan to tackle rubbish on the streets. A sub-committee, Fermoy Image Improvement Group, was appointed to lead the fight against litter. The eight point plan was then produced by the Town Clerk for distribution to the public and the Government.
Mitchelstown Credit Union were congratulated for their hard work to raise funds for cancer charity, Daffodil Day. Their tireless work raised £7,000 across their branches, located in the town, as well as in Ballylanders and Knocklong. More was expected to be raised with Loreto Secondary School teacher, Sister Nuala leading the charge.