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Being a successful landlord

WAYS for landlords to tackle anti-social behaviour will be just one of the topics set to be discussed at a seminar due to be held in Ennis this month.For the second year the ‘Successful Landlord Seminar’ will take place on September 18 and will feature experts advising landlords on various topics. The free event will take place in the Great Hall, Temple Gate Hotel, from 6.30pm.Organiser Patricia McCarthy has over 20 years experience in the residential property business. Speaking about the seminar she said, “This year I will be discussing Managing Anti Social Behaviour – What A Landlord Needs To Know, which I hope will open landlords’ eyes to best practise. Anti-social behaviour does not always mean breaking the law – it also covers unkempt gardens, barking dogs, abandonment of vehicles, build up of rubbish, excessive noise, intimidating gatherings or parties. I will be advising delegates on how best to handle these situations to ensure the integrity of their property …

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Training for RNLI crew

NINE Kilrush RNLI crew members travelled to Lahinch recently to carry out an exercise with members of the coastguards from divisions of Doolin and Killaloe. Also joining them were members of the Galway RNLI and Lahinch rescue. This is the first time the Kilrush RNLI joined with the Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard for a major exercise.The evening was co-ordinated by Mattie Shannon from Doolin Coast Guard and after a briefing with 43 people in attendance, teams were divided and the exercise began.The exercise involved launching two D-class ribs with crew, heading to a moored boat where members were transferred onto the boat and asked to carry out a capsize drill. In the meantime, the remaining crew went to pick up a casualty from the water and bring him ashore.Lifeboat press officer for Kilrush RNLI station, Pauline Dunleavy said afterwards, “It is most important to keep our training up to speed so that when the time does come …

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Caution to students renting for college term

THE Citizens’ Information Centre in Ennis is receiving a lot of calls from students who are seeking to rent accommodation prior to commencing college. Many students are still searching for accommodation and moving away from home for the first time, according to Paul Woulfe manager with the Citizens’ Information Service.“Leaving home for college is an exciting time but students should do their homework when deciding where to live. It’s important to check out the location, the property and the landlord. Never hand over cash and always get a receipt. Don’t sign a 12-month lease if the college year is only nine months or you risk losing your deposit. Take photos with a camera or mobile phone to avoid disputes about damage later,” he advised.“The two main types of agreement between landlord and tenant are a written contract known as a lease, or an oral tenancy. The terms of a lease govern the contract and the landlord and tenant are bound …

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50 years of Love Me Do

THE Beatles dominated the popular music scene all through the 1960s. The four members, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were all born in Liverpool and they were influenced by the new sounds coming out of America – singers like Elvis and Chuck Berry. Amazingly, their recording career only lasted eight years but their influence still lasts. The first Beatles single was Love Me Do in 1962. The recording session for Let It Be on January 4, 1970 was their last recording session together as a band. Love Me Do was their first recording as The Beatles on their own but they had made a commercial recording the previous year in Hamburg.They built their reputation playing in clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg in the early years of the 1960s. In 1961, they were backing a singer named Tony Sheridan and they got the job of backing him on a recording. They worked on five or six tracks …

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