Advertisement Previous articleGame over, Ball BurstNext articleMothers grief over twins’ grave admin Print Facebook Email Linkedin Organised clampdown closes scrap operationA SURPRISE swoop on a site that has been operating as an unauthorised scrap metal and waste operation has resulted in the seizure of 30 vehicles, a quantity of suspected green diesel, nine horses and 20 dogs.A spokesperson for Limerick City Council has confirmed that the site, located on the Ballysimon Road is an unofficial halting site.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The major multi-agency operation, which was led by Limerick City Council on Tuesday had a strong Garda presence.Inspector Paul Reidy of Henry Street Garda Station confirmed that members of the Emergency Response Unit, garda detectives, the traffic corp with rank and file members accompanied officials from Customs and Excise, the Revenue Commissioners, the Department of Social Protection and Limerick City Council to the five acre site where a crane and heavy machinery were put in place to dispose and remove the waste. including, cars, boats and trucks.The operation targeted the removal of unauthorised waste including a cleanup of the facility which is continuing all this week.Confirming that dealing in scrap metal and waste has become a lucrative trade, the gardai and local authorities say the crackdown on such operations has increased as a result of illegal waste facilities operating in the area.Tuesday’s raid was the result of a decade-long legal action taken by Limerick City Council, which has faced increased pressure to regulate and close illegal disposal sites where hazardous wastes such as scrap metal pose serious health and safety risks.Investigations as to the tax compliance of the site are underway, as well as efforts to establish whether social State benefits were being claimed in conjunction with the illegal waste disposal site.Local authorities have declared pollution as being one of their major concerns in light of the dismantling and scrapping of cars and engines. NewsLocal NewsRaid closes illegal siteBy admin – July 7, 2011 542 WhatsApp Twitter
Pit gates open at 4 p.m. The grandstands open at 6 p.m. with hot laps at 7:30 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m. Tickets for the event are $15 for general admission, $12 for senior and military and children 12 and younger are free. OSBORN, Mo. – The weekly racing championship chase continues this Friday, July 10 at U.S. 36 Raceway. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods all on the race night program. For this Friday, U.S. 36 Raceway has improved the payout for the Sprint Cars. The winner earns $600, second $500 and third $400, down to a minimum of $150 to start. On Friday, July 24, Osborn hosts the fourth annual Joe Crist Memorial Stock Car Shootout. The IMCA Stock Cars are racing for $1,262 to win and $125 to start. Other bonuses up for grabs are $62 for a heat race win, $162 for the longest haul, $62 for drawing the 62 chip and a $62 hard luck award.
Liverpool have been drawn against Bundesliga side Hoffenheim for a place in the Champions League group stage.The first leg of the play-off tie will be in Germany in two weeks.It’ll see Reds attacker Roberto Firmino return to his old side. Celtic face a long trip to Kazakhstan.The Scottish Premiership winners will take on Astana – but the first leg will be in Glasgow.In the Europa league play-off round Everton have been drawn against Hajduk Split.The Championship season begins tonight as Sunderland host Derby and Nottingham Forrest meet Millwall.Staying with football and Ireland and Brighton goalkeeper Emma Byrne has announced her retirement.The former Arsenal stopper confirmed the news in a statement in which she says she enjoyed her 23 years in the Irish jersey.Byrne won 11 league titles in England. Photo © Pixabay
Galatasaray have announced the signing of Didier Drogba from Shanghai Shenhua on a one-and-a-half-year contract.The Chelsea legend has long been linked with a return to Europe after leaving Stamford Bridge for China in the summer, and, despite rumours of interest from Italy, the Turkish champions have won the race for his signature.“Big clubs can reach for higher targets with bigger goals,” the club’s president Unal Aysal commented on the deal.“Drogba said that he was very happy to play for a big club like Galatasaray in the future. Drogba met our coach and decided to come to Galatasaray.”The Cote d’Ivoire icon will earn €2 million for the remainder of the 2012-13 season, and €4 for the duration of the 2013-14 campaign, with an additional bonus of €15,000 for each match he plays.Both AC Milan and Juventus had been closely linked with a January move for Drogba, but Gala announced yesterday that they had opened talks with the player. He will link up with his new team-mates once Cote d’Ivoire’s involvement at the Africa Cup of Nations ends.Drogba is the second star name to move to the Turk Telekom Arena this January, with Wesley Senijder making the switch from Inter to Istanbul last week.