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Sub-machine gun stored by creche worker for cash

first_imgProceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A LIMERICK creche worker will be sentenced in the New Year after she admitted having a sub-machine gun stored in her home because she had financial difficulties and needed the money.Celine O’Riordan with a former address at Cliona Park admitted having the weapon and 13 rounds of 9mm ammunition in a bin outside her home in July of last year.During the sentencing hearing at Limerick Circuit Court, Judge Tom O’Donnell was told that the mother of one was approached by an unidentified person and offered €300 to store the gun for a short period.Ms O’Riordan hid the weapon and ammunition in her bedroom wardrobe after it was dropped outside the door of her home.She was told that someone would be along to collect the gun a few days later.She removed the Mac 10 gun from her bedroom wardrobe, wrapped it in a pillow case and a Supervalu bag and put it in the bin outside her home.When it was found by Gardaí executing a search warrant, she explained her version of events. However, detectives didn’t believe her as it was clear to them that the gun was being stored in the bin and was not discarded.The court heard from Ms O’Riordan’s father who said she was vulnerable, had no previous convictions and that this was not in character.“I took her out of that situation and she is not a danger to anybody or never was”, he said.Adjourning the case to February 12, Judge O’Donnell said that “given the bizare set of circumstances, he wanted a probation report to “get the full picture before finalising the matter”. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Printcenter_img Email TAGSfeatured NewsCrime & CourtSub-machine gun stored by creche worker for cashBy Staff Reporter – December 28, 2014 1105 Previous articleHomeless man died two days after seeking refuge at priest’s houseNext articleNeighbour rescues woman from house fire Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement First Irish death from Coronavirus last_img read more

Girls Golf Rocks is getting bigger and better

first_img11 Jan 2017 Girls Golf Rocks is getting bigger and better Girls Golf Rocks – the recruitment campaign which got over 600 girls swinging last year – is going to get bigger and better in 2017. The number of counties taking part will grow from nine to 15 – all aiming to get more girls playing golf, by offering coaching with PGA professionals and using young ambassadors from county squads to show that it’s a fun and sociable game. The new counties are: Bedfordshire, Cumbria, Kent, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire and Yorkshire. They’ll join Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Gloucestershire, Norfolk and Nottinghamshire. Taster sessions will be held by PGA professionals in March and April, when ambassadors will be on hand to encourage the new girls. They will all then be offered five weeks of group coaching, leading to a fun day with the ambassadors featuring multi-skill challenges and the chance to play on a golf course. During 2016, the nine counties involved attracted over 600 girls to taster sessions. More than 500 went on to take coaching courses and over 230 have already taken out some type of club membership. This coincides with a growing number of clubs and counties reporting an increasing girls’ membership. The project, run jointly by England Golf and the Golf Foundation, started in 2015 with a trial in Essex. Ambassadors and new players from the county are now featured in a Girls Golf Rocks video, which captures all that’s special about the programme. Bella Jay, 14, sums it up when she says: “Golf has done so much for me, I love it. You should come and join us and see how much fun it is.” Click here to view the video. Meanwhile, Ringway Golf Club in Cheshire has the distinction of attracting more girls than any other club in the country. Thanks to a link with local Loreto Grammar School 38 girls attended their taster session, which took place in a torrential downpour. Despite the weather the youngsters enjoyed it so much that they encouraged even more friends to come along and 49 took the coaching course. Already, eight have joined the club’s junior section – more than doubling the number of girl players – while one has achieved a handicap and three are well on the way to getting theirs. Head professional James Salt said: “The girls have all been fantastic and really got into it, they’ve been very eager and it’s been very enjoyable.” Elsewhere, nine-year-old Isabella Bleaken, from Westonbirt Golf Club in Gloucestershire, became one of the youngest ambassadors when she turned out to help, alongside other players from the county girls’ squad. Isabella, who plays off 25, showed the new players how she can hit the ball, then helped and reassured them as they got into the swing. She’s also been interviewed on BBC Radio Gloucestershire about the experience and her father, Mark, reports that her own confidence has rocketed. Isabella is also an ambassador for the England Golf Trust which helps young people in financial need to play the game. Lauren Spray, the England Golf Women and Girls’ Participation Manager, commented: “Girls Golf Rocks has been an amazing success and we’re looking forward to working with more counties and clubs and seeing many more girls come into the game. “We’ve got to say a special thank you to Isabella and all our 110 ambassadors who have been just brilliant at encouraging new girls to play. We couldn’t have done it without them!” As part of the jointly funded programme, girls taking part in coaching will be given a US Kids Golf 7-iron to help them get started. US Kids Golf is the official equipment supplier to the Golf Foundation for the Girls Golf Rocks projects and have additionally donated clubs for use at the taster sessions. Chief Executive of the Golf Foundation, Brendon Pyle, said: “The Golf Foundation is delighted to be working with England Golf on this key initiative to introduce more young girls to golf in England. “The expansion of the Girls Golf Rocks into 15 counties will ensure that more girls enjoy the opportunity to ‘Start, Learn and Stay’ in golf.  The key ingredient has been the willingness of the county squad girls to embrace the concept and inspire new young girls into the sport by helping as leaders and ambassadors.” Caption: Selfie time for Cumbria Girls Golf Rocks ambassadors (image © Leaderboard Photography).last_img read more

Thurston County Urges Safe and Sane Fireworks

first_imgOLYMPIA –Thurston County firefighters and paramedics remind people that fireworks safety is the key to having a Fourth of July holiday to remember instead of a tragic accident you’d rather forget.Thurston County Director of Emergency Services Steve Romines said the arrival of the Independence Day holiday also brings the unfortunate arrival of fireworks-related injuries.  In 2010, Thurston County 9-1-1 Dispatch logged hundreds of fireworks related calls, some of them regarding serious injuries.“The safest bet by far is to leave it to the pros and enjoy one of the licensed public fireworks displays,” Romines said. “But if you’re going to light your own fireworks, following a few basic safety rules will save you from injury, and could even save your life.”As a reminder, the sale of fireworks in unincorporated Thurston County is legal from June 28 through noon on July 5. It is legal to discharge fireworks only from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 3 and 4.Romines says the use of fireworks can be safer if the following precautions are observed:Use only “safe and sane” fireworks. (In Washington state that means no bottle rockets, no firecrackers, no cherry bombs and no missiles.)Do not hold or throw fireworks after they are lit and do not relight unexploded fireworks.Have an adult present at all times when fireworks are being set off, and young children should never light fireworks.Be extra careful about the area where fireworks are lit; the heat from fireworks can easily ignite grass, wood and many other flammable materials.Keep a water source handy to deal with potential fires and douse all fireworks to make sure they are out.Again, in the unincorporated areas of Thurston County, it is legal to sell fireworks from June 28 through noon on July 5.  It is legal to discharge fireworks ONLY from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 3 and 4. Avoid serious injury with proper fireworks safety. Facebook9Tweet0Pin0last_img read more