Posts Tagged ‘ Celbridge ’

News in Brief : National Hero At The Centre Of Langer Row

guiForgive NIB for thinking Arthur’s Day in all its Guinnessy glory was over for another year last Thursday. Seems we were wrong.

The celebrations haven’t stopped in Kildare. A statue of the man himself has been unveiled to celebrate the first thirty years of his life spent in Celbridge. Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan was at the event declaring the Diageo name, sorry Guinness name, was known around the world and he hoped the statue would encourage people to drink more Guinness, sorry, visit the town. Although it’s Leixlip that claims the birthplace of the actual black stuff as that is where the first brewery, owned by Diageo, sorry Arthur, was established.*

Apparently Health Minister, and NIB favourite, James Reilly, wants the country to be tobacco free by 2025. Or at least that’s what his smiling face on the advertising says. Behind the scenes it’s highly unlikely the government would outlaw one of the biggest revenue earners and key tool in keeping the masses in hand. More likely is Ireland will become tobacco free, but we’ll all be addicted to million euro gold cigarillos made of ground up unicorn horns. Continue reading

Irishman Unknowingly Smuggled Knife Through Two Airports

Brusletto Fishing Fillet Knife

A Kildare native has been left totally surprised after he unknowingly smuggled a large knife through security at Dublin Airport in his hand luggage on September 2nd.

The 21 year old from Celbridge, who has just returned from Crete, was also able to pass through the  security at Heraklion airport undetected with the Brusletto Fishing Fillet Knife.

The man, who did not wish to be identified, revealed that on the day before he left for Greece he had lent the bag to his brother to go fishing and that the knife actually belonged to his brother.

On the Tuesday after his arrival in Crete the man and his girlfriend rented a motorbike. It was only when driving on the motorbike that they stumbled across the knife, as the bag which he wore on his back ripped and the knife fell out onto the road.

The man then dumped the knife before returning to the airport on September 7th for his return flight home.

Speaking of his ordeal the man said “I really couldn’t believe the way things unfolded. It was quite bizarre. I am however relieved that I managed to get through with it as it would have ruined my holiday if I had of been caught. Even though it was unintentional I highly doubt the authorities would have believed my story.”

“Airport security seriously needs to be reviewed after this. I could have been anyone.”

This latest breach of security will come as a blow to the airport authorities, who are only getting over a European Union report which highlighted two major security issues last May.

The Dublin Airport Authority have declined to comment on the matter but are set to launch a full investigation into the matter.