NewsLocal NewsHome alone elderly woman confronted by 22-year-oldBy admin – July 31, 2012 835 A PROBATION report has been ordered for a convicted drug addict who kicked open the bedroom door of an old age pensioner in search of money while she slept. Ray Tully of O’Donnoghue Avenue, Janesboro, pleaded guilty at Limerick Circuit Court to the burglary of the home of his 86-year-old neighbour on June 3, 2011. Tully pleaded guilty to burglary and to criminal damage at the address after he gained entry to the house by breaking a downstairs window.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up State evidence was given where an elderly lady was home alone on the night in question, when she was confronted by a raider who kicked open her locked bedroom door before he fled the scene.The pensioner contacted her nephew who, in turn, contacted Roxboro Garda Station.Tully was arrested two days later and made admissions to breaking the window and causing the damage valued at €500 and entering the property in search of money to feed his drug habit.“I was stoned out of my head,” he told gardai when questioned about the incident, “but I wish I could apologise to that lady now”.The woman, who suffered no injury only the trauma of the frightful experience, it was said, had locked her bedroom door for security reasons as she lived alone.Tully told gardai that he thought the house was unoccupied and that there might be something contained in the locked room.The court heard that the accused had previous convictions for criminal damage, possession of drugs and public order incidents. He also had convictions for the possession of a knife and certain implements as well as for theft.22-year-old Tully received a short sentence for a similar burglary matter, Judge Carroll Moran heard, and that he was on remand since December 11 last.Mark Nicholas, defence counsel, said that the accused fell into heroin addiction when he was 15 and that issues developed connected to his drug taking.The court heard that Tully immediately left upon finding the pensioner inside and that it was not a “clever” crime and something that was more “spontaneous” than anything else.He added that Tully was dealing with his addictions, and a letter from his drug counsellor was furnished to the court.Judge Carroll Moran adjourned the matter until October 2 next, remanded the accused in custody and asked for an updated report from the Probation Services. Twitter Facebook Linkedin Print Email Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleStored over 90,000 cigarettes for ‘sinister group’Next articleHijacked taxi driver tells court of panic attacks admin
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — On June 1, around 1 a.m., the Our Space Playground in Recreation Park burned down. Send to: Community Foundation for South Central New York, 520 Columbia Drive, Suite 100, Johnson City, NY 13790 You can donate to the rebuilding of the playground by clicking here. Check can be made available to CFSCNY with Our Space Fund on the memo line. The playground was built in 2016 and was considered to be the most accessible playground for children with disabilities in New York State. Officials say the playground fire was arson but not related to protests over the death of George Floyd.
FIRST DHT ON THE CONTINENT: THREE DAYS OF RICH PROGRAM AT THE DAYS OF CROATIAN TOURISM IN SLAVONIA “The sustainability of our tourism, the tourism industry and financial institutions focused on tourism financing are closely interconnected and interdependent. In this context, our intention is to correctly set long-term sustainable goals, the achievement of which will achieve stability and predictability of tourism development.”, Said the President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Luka Burilović on the occasion of the Croatian Tourist Forum. The forum will bring together the business, institutional and financial sectors to discuss the challenges of sustainable tourism development and the importance of further investment in high-quality tourism infrastructure and offerings. Find out more details about the Croatian Tourism Day program in Slavonia in the attachment. On the third day of the event, as part of the 19th Croatian Tourist Forum organized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. Having in mind the challenges of sustainable tourism development as well as the importance of further investments in high-quality tourism infrastructure and offer, this year’s panel was dedicated to the financing of the tourism sector called Financing the sustainable development of tourism. HTF will be held on October 4.10, 12 – 13: 30h, in Tvrđa, in Osijek. RELATED NEWS: The panel will be attended by: Victoria Zinchuk, EBRD Director in Croatia, Anton Kovačev, Head of the EIB Zagreb Office, Boris Bekavac, President of the Economy Committee of the Association of HGK Banks (TBC), Josipa Jutt, President of the HGK Hotel Association, Cluster General Manager, Hilton International, Frano Matošić, State Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Ivo Kunst, Institute of Tourism, Marko Jurčić, Advisor to the President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, moderator. Photo: Pixabay.com Representatives of the Croatian tourism sector will gather from October 2nd to 5th in Slavonia for the first continental Days of Croatian Tourism, organized by the Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Tourist Board.
The Provincial Court of A Coruña, a northwestern city in Spain, upheld on Wednesday the ruling of the Spanish Supreme court from January 2016 over the Prestige oil spill case 15 years after the environmental disaster.As a result, the captain of the ill-fated ship Apostolos Ioannis Mangouras and the marine insurer The London P&I Club have been confirmed guilty for the spill and ordered to pay EUR 1.57 billion (USD 1.85 billion) in damages to the Spanish state.Additional EUR 1.8 million and EUR 61 were ordered to be paid to the Xunta de Galicia and France respectively.The rest of the claims are to be paid by shipowner Mare Shipping Inc. and the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds.In 2016, the Spanish Supreme court sentenced the tanker’s captain Apostolos Ioannis Mangouras to two years in prison, canceling the previously reached ruling by which he had no criminal responsibility. As indicated, the captain was found guilty of recklessness that caused the accident of catastrophic environmental consequences.The 1976-built tanker sank on November 13, 2002, following a fracture in its starboard side due to rough seas while it was sailing some 27.5 miles west of Finisterre, Spain.Six days later, the tanker broke in two and sank off the coast of Galicia.It was estimated that a total of 63,000 tons of fuel were discharged into the sea, while the total damage cost was estimated at USD 4.4 billion.The spill, described as one of the worst environmental disasters in Europe, saw miles of Spanish beach severely polluted, causing damages to the local wildlife and fishing industry.World Maritime News Staff
Before that Liam won 2 Munster and All Ireland Minor hurling medals in 1952 and 53 with the Premier county.He played his club hurling with Borrisoleigh winning a county title in 1953 and went on to pick up the Texaco Hurler of the Year award in 1961.Uniquely he played in virtually every position with the exception of goalkeeper.Billy Devaney passed away earlier this evening and the loss of a true legend of hurling will be felt throughout the county and beyond. Tipperary hurling legend Liam “Billy” Devaney has passed away.The Borrisoleigh clubman had a glittering career in the blue and gold of Tipperary winning 5 All Ireland Senior Hurling medals with Tipperary as well as 6 Munster titles and 6 national league titles.His first All Ireland medal arrived in 1958 when he scored a goal in the final against Galway and he went on to win his further medals in 1961, 62, 64 and 65. He also won two Railway Cups with Munster.