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Slane plans Gig Comeback

Slane Castle looks set to bring live music back with a bang with a double summer concert in 2022.slane
Castle owner, Lord Henry Mountcharles, is also considering a live-streamed gig later this year to celebrate 40 years of rock at the famous Co Meath venue.
As the pandemic has left the entertainment industry singing the blues since March 2020, Lord Mountcharles said: “This year is dead for a live show, I was holding out hope that something could happen, but it looks nigh on impossible.
“We are looking at a show, and very possibly two, next year.
“I see it returning in the summer of 2022 and I want to come back with a big show.”
Lord Henry, 69, was speaking ahead of a major auction in Kells, Co Meath, next week, co-ordinated by antiques dealer Niall Mullen and which includes antique flags from Beauparc House, his main residence, located close to the castle.

Cross Border Rail Review Launched

A cross border review of Ireland’s rail network has been launched.train0421
The Strategic Rail Review will consider how the rail network on the island can improve sustainable connectivity between major cities, enhance regional accessibility including to the North West and support balanced regional development.
It will also consider the feasibility of higher speeds on the network and whether there is a potential to increase use of the network for freight.
Stormont Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon and the Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD announced the review.
Ms Mallon said she is passionate about rail travel.


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Surfers oppose jet-ski ban

Surfers and a club representing a surfing rescue group have appealed to councillors to oppose the introduction of planned new bye-laws that could prohibit the use of jet skis orjetski fast power crafts on some of Co Clare's beaches.

Following an increase in beach rescues associated with children's inflatable toys and complaints regarding the improper use of jet skis, the local authority in Co Clare is planning to ban the use of inflatable toys, on water, at all beaches.
It is also planning to restrict the use of fast power crafts on a number of beaches. including Spanish Point and White Strand Beach.
But the plans have been met with resistance from surfers and the Irish Tow Surf Rescue Club. The club has written to Councillors in County Clare asking them to oppose the new bye-laws.


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Camile expands through 'Ghost Kitchens'

Camile Thai Kitchen,has announced further 2021 plans, which include another of the brand’s moves into the growing ghost kitchen space through a partnership with REEF’scamile0520 Neighborhood Kitchens in London. This move is part of Camile’s ghost kitchen expansion footprint, and is in addition to their continued traditional growth across London. 
Camile customes can have their favourite dishes delivered wherever they are, simply by placing an order with a local food delivery provider. 
“Camile is embracing ghost kitchen opportunities to expand their reach beyond traditional brick and mortar restaurants in every neighbourhood across London.” said Jonathan Dockrell, Camile’s UK General Manager. “By partnering with companies like REEF, we can bring Camile into denser, urban areas without the overhead of operating a traditional restaurant space.”
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Funds raised for 'Gay Café'

A fundraiser for a 'Gay Cafe' for Waterford has raised almost €10,000 in just a few days as members of the city's LGBT+ community seek greater services for adults in the
The cafe is expected to be a space to help people accept their sexuality.
The proposal has been welcomed by a number of the local LGBT+ community as there are no designated spaces for people beyond the age of 18.


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