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Delays – Long Time Coming

Andy Pipkin writes:

I know this probably won’t mean anything to some of your readers but I just got the sad news that, Greg Gilbert, frontman of indie rock band Delays, has died of bowel cancer aged just 44 years old. One of my favourite bands back in the day, they had some cracking tunes, including this gem (above).


Greg Gilbert, frontman with indie band Delays, dies aged 44 (The Guardian)

Pic: Rough Trade

A sign (above) erected last night at the building site for the new Holy Family National School

This morning.

Ardmore Road, Mullingar, County Westmeath.

Holy Family NS Action Group writes:

After it was announced last month that the completion of the new Holy Family (Curraghmore) National School  has been pushed back AGAIN to October 2019 (the 9th revision date in the last 5 years) we are taking action to ensure the newest date is met this time.

We have had excuse after excuse and we don’t know what the issue is that is causing such delays so we now just want to highlight the issue and put the pressure on to get the school delivered.

The site is not being resourced adequately and it looks unlikely that the new October 2019 date will be met now either.

The building was originally supposed to be ready around September 2015/2016. It is a 12 month contract.

Since then, 287 students are in inadequate prefab buildings on an overcrowded site. 46 of the new junior infants this year will begin their school experience off site.

This includes 24 ASD /Special Needs students who are among the most vulnerable in society.

Holy Family NS Action Group


Delays on rail services between Newbridge and Heuston (RTE)