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Monday 21 August 2017

Building firm in council dispute

A construction company has brought a High Court challenge against Dublin City Council's decision not to award it a contract to complete a housing project.

Manley Construction claims it had a reasonable expectation it had secured the contract to complete an unfinished residential development at Bluebell Road, Bluebell Dublin.

However after problems arose over a performance bond, the company was informed on July 30 last its tender had not been successful. Yesterday Manley Construction secured permission from the President of the High Court to challenge DCC's decision.

MONEY, MONEY MONEY FOR FAN

A fan of Swedish supergroup ABBA saw the money, money, money roll in as his collection of more than 25,000 ABBA albums, posters and other memorabilia fetched 560,000 Swedish kronor (€64,500) at an auction house in Stockholm.

A rare vinyl from 1981 fetched 51,500 kronor (€5,900), and a purple ABBA baseball jacket was sold for 38,000 kronor (€4,400).

WOMAN TWEETS WAY OUT OF JAM

A jam-maker who found herself locked inside a church was eventually rescued – after tweeting for help.

Sarah Greep (43), from Plymouth, UK, was inadvertently imprisoned inside the city's Minster Church of St Andrew.

Mrs Greep, who tweets under @SarahGreep and @JannerJam account, wrote: "I'm locked in inside St Andrews Church! I was in private praying chapel & when I came out, everyone was gone & doors locked. £Plymouth £help".

'GINGERS' LET THEIR HAIR DOWN

More than 100 redheads have taken part in the UK's first Ginger Pride march.

A parade led by Canadian comic Shawn Hitchins wound through Edinburgh city centre to demonstrate against "gingerism" – described as prejudice or discrimination against people with red hair.

Hitchins said: "Everyone was cheering. I believe we truly sent a message to the world of how proud we are to be ginger."

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