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McGrath Engineering's To Create 12 New Jobs

McGrath Engineering's has announced it is to create 12 new jobs at its factory in Coalisland.

The company, a family business that trades as Ezystak Conveyors, designs and manufactures mobile and static conveyors.

Invest Northern Ireland has offered £90,000 towards the company's total investment of over £600,000 in the factory and additional staff. The company has also benefited from R&D support to design and build its trommel range and compact tracked vibrating screener.

Seamus McGrath, Managing Director of McGrath Engineering, said: "We're delighted to welcome the Minister to our factory today and have the opportunity to speak to him about our growth plans. Our strategy has been to pursue growth through developing new products for the quarrying and mining sectors and increasing our geographical reach.

"Invest NI has been an invaluable source of support to us over the years. Some of our key products, including a recently developed compact tracked vibrating screener, were developed with research and development support from Invest NI."

Car Damaged After Being Hit By Petrol Bomb In L'Derry
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Police are appealing for information after a petrol bomb was thrown at a car in L'Derry on Saturday.

The attack happened in the Harty Court area at around 8pm.

The device struck the bonnet and went on fire, causing damage to the vehicle.

Fire crews attended the scene and put the blaze out.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

Memorial Attacked In Cookstown

A memorial, laid in memory of eight workmen who were murdered by the IRA in 1992, has been attacked in Cookstown.

The incident on the Teebane Memorial happened in the Drum Road area in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Ulster Unionist MLA for Mid-Ulster, Sandra Overend, condemned the attack.

She said: "It is utterly shameful that someone has taken it upon themselves to take the flowers and wreaths and scatter them across the road in the early hours of Sunday morning. This disgraceful act of vandalism should shame those who carried it out.

"My thoughts are obviously with the families of those who were murdered by the IRA at Teebane, as they are left to cope with this unnecessary distress. If anyone has any information about who was responsible for this vandalism, I would urge them to contact the PSNI on 101."


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