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CAT scan funding plea

THE Health Service Executive (HSE) has been requested to ring-fence funding for clinical staff to run the new 16-slice diagnostic computer aided tomography (CAT) machine at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Ennis.

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Demand for water up by 20%

Frozen pipes and increased demand have severely disrupted water supplies across the county over the past week. While a thaw began early on Tuesday, services had not been restored to numerous housing estates and individual homes by Wednesday evening, with many areas likely to remain without water for the coming days.

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Tina stranded in icy Maurice’s Mills

ON the evening of Monday, December 21, Tina Watkins drove home to Maurice’s Mills from Shannon.She noted a distinct nip in the air. She didn’t think, however, that the nip would escalate into the worst freeze in half a century and detain her at home for 24 of the following 25 days.

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