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Garda inquiry into submissions

Gardaí in Co Louth have been asked to carry out an investigation into some of the submissions made to a planning application for a proposed €430 million leisure park, writes Elaine Keogh.

The application by Innovative Leisure Systems (ILS) Ltd is before the planning department of Louth County Council and the formal request to gardaí was made by a senior member of the council.

ILS Ltd says that, if granted permission, the project could create up to 1,200 jobs.

The possibility that some submissions may have been forged is believed to be part of the formal complaint made yesterday afternoon to the Garda.

Farmer injured  by bullock dies

The death of an 80-year-old farmer after he was injured by a bullock on his Co Longford farm yesterday morning, brings to 10 the number of deaths on farms in the State so far this year, writes Seán MacConnell, Agriculture Correspondent

The man, named locally as Frank Kiernan from Moyne, north Longford, was injured when cattle were being tested for bovine TB. He was rushed to the Regional Midlands Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Health and Safety Authority will investigate the death, which is the tenth so far this year, only one less than in the whole of 2009. About one third of fatalities on farms involve livestock.

Choral festival to honour Fleischmann

Cork’s 56th Choral Festival gets under way today with a range of ticketed and free performances set to attract thousands to the city over the May bank holiday weekend, writes Louise Roseingrave.

This evening’s gala opening concert presents a tribute to composer, scholar and former chairman of music at University College Cork, Aloys Fleischmann, in recognition of the centenary of his birth.

Tonight’s concert presents the Fleischmann Choir, the Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra and the Liedertafel, Dachau Choir.

Tomorrow’s scheduled highlight is the Scala Girls Choir from Belgium, set to perform contemporary hits at City Hall at 8pm.