Body of missing Limerick woman found
The Caherconlish native has been missing now since December 8th.
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In a statement today, Thompson Scientific said it had entered into a 30-day
period of consultation with affected employees but it said that if the proposal
goes ahead it could result in approximately 200 positions being declared
The Connecticut-based company - which develops software for the science and healthcare sectors - said the proposal would not impact other Thomson Scientific operations in Ireland.
It said: "If the proposal goes ahead it will be implemented in stages and is expected to take around 18 months to complete".
"We will make every effort to ensure that affected employees are kept informed of progress during consultation and will make sure that we have appropriate staff available to answer employee questions and outline options as they emerge," it added.
Via Irish Times
Mr. Byrne was born by Caesarean section seven weeks premature on that day. The Byrne family also claims that he was over ventilated at birth and these incidents caused him a severe brain injury.He was awarded 2.9m by Mr. Justice John Quirke. The hospital still denies any negligence.
The court was told he is a bright, alert young man but that the injury had left him permanently mentally and physically handicapped and he will remain dependant and in need of constant care and medical attention.
The review team comprises Dr Sheila Ryan, former chief executive officer, Western Health Board, (chairperson), Dr Garry Courtney, consultant physician, St Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny, Mary Boyd, director of nursing, Cork University Hospital and Catherine Clarke, bed manager, Mater Hospital, Dublin.The situation arose on Tuesday January 16th prompting the nurses organization to claim that that the situation is unprecedented and nurses are angry that the HSE has failed to put in place appropriate initiatives in the last two years to help deal with this issue.
A HSE spokesperson said that the group will commence work immediately and is expected to deliver its report within a matter of weeks.
29 year old Killkee man Brian Mulvihill pleaded guilty to the charge of aggravated sexual assault on the 20 year old
Breakingnews.ie reports “Mr. Justice Paul Carney directed that Mulvihill be registered as a sex offender and that a victim impact statement should be prepared for the sentence hearing when evidence of the crime will be given.”
“Today’s demolition of the flats on Knockalisheen Avenue is very welcome. Local people have spoken to me of their sense “of relief” that the flats have finally been removed. The vacant flats were being used for Anti-Social behaviour and drug misuse. Whilst the City council have belatedly lived up to their responsibility in having these flats removed it is a pity that there weren’t removed before the fires of the last few weeks.”
“It is essential that any plans developed for the site has local support. It is however very worrying that 3 years after the City council first approached local residents with news that the flats would need to be vacated and demolished there are no plans in the public domain for what would go in their place.”
During the brief hearing, Detective Inspector Bob Noonan said there was no objection to the accused being remanded on continuing bail.
Judge Reilly also told Halvey that if he wished to enter an alibi in the case or call on any witnesses, he would have to notify prosecution and also produce witness names
and addresses 14 days in advance of any trial. Halvey was also ordered to reappear before the same court again on March 23 in connection with the Section 49 drink-driving charge.
via Irish Independent
The accident happened on the N7 in Toomevara, Nenagh shortly after 5am on April 1st of this year. The teenager was a rear seat passenger in a car, which collided with a jeep.
The case starts on February 13th.
"There are all sorts of VIPs and other people on official high profile visits to the mayor and city manager going in to City Hall on a daily basis, as well as tourists heading for King John's Castle, and the everyday good citizens of this city going in to tax their cars, all of whom have frequently to run the gauntlet of some very undesirable, loud and abusive people who are hanging about on the steps outside the Courthouse and City Hall - not the most attractive impression of our city, not to mention the sense of intimidation these kind of people generate"Court Services have responded to the report and have stated that they are currently examining the situation down at Merchants Quay and are, in the long term, looking at a site near Limerick Prison on Mulgrave Street as a possible new home for the court house.
“Our existing community Garda has been doing a great job. But it was clear that one community Garda for this huge area was just not enough. I am delighted for the people of Raheen/Dooradoyle because it is something that they have been campaigning for since I got elected.”Badly needed?.. Oh yes it must have been over all the burnt out cars, petrol bomb attacks on kids and shootings going on out there every night…please!
Outlining the facts of the case to the jury of nine men and three women this morning, senior counsel Brendan Grehan said the woman was woken at around 3.40am that morning by an intruder who confronted her in her living room.The coward then proceeded to take a measly €100 from the woman’s purse and threatened the woman’s life if she called Gardai when he left.
He went to walk out the back door and she attempted to lock it, the court was told. He then forced his way back into the house, pushed her into the living room onto an armchair and raped her twice, the jury heard.
Via RTE News
As yet, the company said it doesn’t know the full extent of the theft and which customers have been affected. It confirmed that it has identified some customer information that was stolen from its systems and this “may involve customers of its TK Maxx stores in the UK and Ireland”.
TJX said that investigations so far have revealed that an unauthorised intruder accessed the computer systems that process and store information related to customer transactions during 2003 and from mid-May to December last year for stores in the US, Puerto Rico and Canada. In a statement, the company said it was “concerned that the intrusion may extend to the computer systems that process and store information related to customer transactions for TK Maxx in the UK and Ireland”.
So far, the investigation has not been able to confirm whether this further intrusion actually took place.
The company implores anyone who thinks they might have been affected by the hack to call 0800 77 90 15 for more details.
Or email TJX Customer Service at: customerservice AT tjx.com
Cheers to Donal for the tip.
“I am delighted that we’ve been successful in retaining the licence to broadcast in Limerick city and county for the next decade. It was a long and complex process but we were confident that our track record - exemplified in numerous ways in our submission to the BCI - highlighted the good work we do, in the many walks of Limerick life.
We would also like to thank our listeners and advertisers, who have inundated the radio station with good wishes throughout the process - and with messages of congratulations since the result became known. Our plan is to stay in tune with our listeners as we move forward with exciting plans to make Limerick’s Live 95FM even bigger and better!”
They are doing very well, Richie McCoy in particular, he performed brilliantly last week and he’s right up there. He’s 3rd favorite at the moment just behind Andrew Grafton and 21 demands at 5 to 1.The two hopefuls made it through last weeks round of the reality TV music contest last week and will vie again tonight for a place in next weeks show.
The organization said that that this situation is unprecedented and nurses are angry that the HSE has failed to put in place appropriate initiatives in the last two years to help deal with this issue. They pointed out, for example, that no progress has been made on the establishment of a minor injuries clinic in the A&E unit.
The INO is calling on the A&E Taskforce to immediately address the deteriorating situation at the hospital through a joint union/management forum", said INO industrial relations officer, Mary Fogarty.
"It was ironic that just today as a local resident voiced her concerns to me that the flats be removed before they are subject to the regular fires that have plagued the vacant flats on Knockalisheen Road we had tonight’s fire.
These vacant flats have now become a haven for drug taking and vandalism and need to be removed and the vacant area secured immediately.As there are no firm plans in the public domain to re develop the area at present it is essential that if redevelopment is not immediately planned that at the very least the flats be demolished, the rubble removed and the area properly secured.
The vacant flats are being used for Anti-Social behavior and causing serious aggravation to the tenants in the Ballynanty Road area."
“Wherever there were lights, there will be flags. IT will be a sea of red hopefully for Leicester fans coming to Limerick”
The intended victim, a known criminal associated with the McCarthy-Dundon gang, was returning to Limerick after appearing at Ennis District Court.
Garda Superintendent Gerry Mahon, Henry St, said the Passat crashed near the entrance to the Radisson Hotel and the occupants fled from the scene.
Supt Mahon said: “The other car was located in the northside of the city a short time later and was taken to Mayorstone garda station for forensic examination.
This is a very, very serious incident and we would ask anybody travelling between Setrights Cross and the Radisson Hotel between 1pm and 1.35pm yesterday to contact gardaí.”
A Limerick man who is currently serving an 11 month sentence has been given another 5 months in jail for a separate offence.
46 year old Gordan Ryan from Clarina Avenue was out on appeal for one offence when he broke into Barrington’s hospital in September last year and stole a computer monitor.
He was positively identified from CCTV and was convicted yesterday and sentenced to 5 months in jail; however it will run concurrent to the 11 month sentence he is already serving.
Two people have been arrested after a shooting incident in Moyross earlier today.
Nobody was injured in the incident which happened in Cliona Park around 2pm this afternoon.
Two youths aged 19 and 22 were arrested a short time after and are being held at Mayorstone Garda station.
No weapon has been found.
Prosecution told the court today how Gardai found the gun in the glove box of a car, The court heard the gun was found by Gardai on duty in an unmarked patrol car in Edward Street, where they saw two vehicles, the Galaxy and a black Volkswagen Golf.
Det Sgt Kevin McHugh said he saw Hassan take an object out of his jacket and put it into the glove compartment of the Galaxy before getting into the Golf. Gardai stopped the Golf and Det Sgt McHugh took a key from one of the occupants which opened the Ford Galaxy and found the gun.
Via Irish Independent
Defence Counsel said Mr Hassan had aserious heroin addiction which brought him into contact with some of the most heinous criminals in Ireland and that he was being used to transport the gun from Limerick to Dublin.Detective Sergeant O`Neill agreed that this was the case.
Via Live 95FM
Gardai believed they had foiled a major Gangland hit when they seized the gun at the time.
Regions in and close to the WATCH area are at risk from isolated tornadoes, severe wind gusts to 65mph, occasional cloud-ground lightning, small hail, and heavy rain. The risk is two fold – the 1st, across S Eire – Wales – NW England, close to the point of occlusion, and the second across S Wales and S England along the occlusion/surface trough. The period of validity is rather long as the forecast cannot be monitored overnight, and the system is moving rather slowly.
Defence counsel Paul Green told the judge that, because of the sensitivity of the case, he was anxious that the issue be tried in as dispassionate an atmosphere as possible.He is charged obtaining a tax clearance certificate under the Standards in Public Office Act by falsely pretending to be tax compliant.
He said the accused was a member of the Oireachtas, which was now at a particular stage in the electoral cycle.
He said there were also personal reasons for seeking the adjournment which he did not want to go into.
Via RTE News
“The global market position is that the glass optical lens business has been in steady decline over the past 15 years. The market for our glass product has reduced to the point that closure is unavoidable.”.They did confirm however that the sales department of the Raheen site and it’s Ennis site which employs a total of 330 people would not be affected by the move.
(Above: Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness and Maurice Quinlivan)
Sinn Fein’s Maurice Quinlivan has sent out a press release with the full text of the Martin McGuinness oration held today. It’s far too big to be posting here so I stuck it on the NewsWireExtra Blog.
More Photos ( from Maurice Quinlivan )
“I am running on one issue and one issue only and that is the legalisation of Serenity FM”The station owner who last month had his Radio Limerick One taken off the air by ComReg will be running in the Limerick East constituency.
At an earlier court hearing the judge was told how Mr. Andreas left the scene of the crash but was apprehended by Gardai shortly after. He was arrested and charged in Limerick District court with dangerous driving and with failing to stop, remain and report to Gardai at the scene of the crash.
The case against both men was today returned to trial at the next sitting of the Circuit Court in Limerick, which begins next week.
Addressing the court this morning Defence solicitor Ted McCarthy asked that the charge against his client be dealt with expeditiously given that it is alleged to have taken place just hours after his brother died in tragic circumstances.Mr. Crawford was further remanded in state custody to appear again before the same court on January 18th.
Inspector Pat Conlan told the court that the state was still awaiting instructions from the DPP in the matter.Judge Tom O'Donnell requested that Mr McCarthy's comments be noted.
"We are making this nationwide appeal for help just in the event that she may be in other parts of the country or in case anybody remembers seeing her on the night or since then"Missing Limerick People ( NewsWire Extra)
“If people are disrespectful in their estate there is legislation under the housing act to stop it. We are exploring ways and are going to point out that ways are available to City Hall to stop these actions.”Fianna Fail TD Peter Power stated that the Gardai must now start handing out the new Anti Social Behaviour Orders which came into law yesterday to “rid communities of louts and thugs”
“There will be extensive consultation with all the stakeholders before we advance the planning process and we are hopeful that work on the pedestrianisation of O'Connell Street will start in the autumn,but an integral part of pedestrianising O'Connell Street is the proposed inner orbital route of the city that will take the diverted traffic, and this will also be put on public display in the new year"So far the pedestrianisation of Bedford raw is complete along with a section of Thomas street and it is looking really good with the rest of Thomas street and Catherine Street to be finished by July.
"The disruption throughout the year was difficult on traders but the end result is definitely worth it. No pain, no gain! I am delighted to hear that parts of O'Connell Street are going to be pedestrianised because it will complement the work done in Thomas Street and Bedford Row."