Judge describes drug issues as worrying

first_imgTwitter Facebook NewsLocal NewsJudge describes drug issues as worryingBy admin – April 20, 2009 409 Previous articleViewers voted Celia most stylish woman on TVNext articleExperience the ancient art of Threading admin Print Linkedincenter_img Email A LIMERICK District Court Judge has described as “worrying” the increase in instances where members of the public attempt to pass drugs to prisoners while in custody in Limerick Prison. Judge Tom O’Donnell’s comments came as a 27-year-old woman appeared before a sitting of Limerick District Court charged with bringing a controlled substance into Limerick Prison contrary to Sec 15(c) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The county Limerick woman appeared before Judge O’Donnell where the court was told that the accused allegedly attempted to pass 55 tablets to a prisoner during a visit.The arresting officer, Garda Colleran, told the court of prison officers apprehending the woman as she attempted to orally pass the tablets to a prisoner.Defence solicitor, Sarah Ryan, addressed the court following hearing details of the incident and noted that the drug in question was prescribed to the woman for pain relief following a very bad car accident in which she suffered injuries to her back.Judge O’Donnell noted that these types of offences are on the increase and worryingly, many go undetected and are very serious.“I must congratulate and praise the work of the prison officers and the gardai in this incident as these types of crimes are on a very serious rise.“I’ve noted at least three or four of these in the early parts of this year and its something that could get out of hand very easily.“I must also say that the doctor in question would be very disappointed to know that a patient of theirs would be obtaining tablets, pain killers in this instance, and keeping them to pass on to others.“These are disturbing times for such crimes but I do take into account the early plea and the co-operation offered by the accused. I also note the seriousness of the mitigating factors for the defendant”.Marking the facts of the case proven, Judge O’Donnell issued that a probation report be submitted to the court and subsequent to that, issued bail terms of 100 euro to the accused.The court will hear the findings of the report on June 11. WhatsApp Advertisementlast_img read more

Shannon to open – Ash cloud still a risk

first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin THE Irish Aviation Authority will withdraw restrictions on flights in and out of six airports in Ireland, with effect from the times listed below, until further notice. They include Shannon, Donegal, Sligo, Ireland West (Knock), Galway and Kerry.In a statement the IAA said the restrictions were required as the increased level of recent volcanic activity has created a massive ash cloud stretching 1,000 miles long and 700 miles wide. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up While the northerly winds are keeping the bulk of the cloud out in the Atlantic, the increased size of the cloud continues to pose a risk especially if the winds change.Passengers planning to travel by air over the coming days are advised to regularly check with their airlines and the IAA website in advance of going to the airport.The following is the position on an airport by airport basis for today Friday May 7. AIRPORT                                  Flight Operations:Dublin                                            OpenCork                                               OpenShannon                                         Open from 1000 hours localDonegal                                          Open from 0830 hours localSligo                                              Open from 1000 hours localIreland West (Knock)                       Open from 1000 hours localGalway                                           Open from 1000 hours localKerry                                              Open from 1000 hours localWaterford                                        OpenThe Aviation Authority said it is in constant contact with VAAC and the Central Flow Management Unit (CFMU) at Eurocontrol and is monitoring the path of the ash cloud in order to assess the impact it could have on air safety.Should there be any change to the above situation, the IAA said it will issue a further statement but passengers are advised that they must check their airline websites regularly. Twitter Previous articleFurther restrictions on airports along western coastNext articleNo to water charges, but manager has the final say admin Advertisementcenter_img NewsLocal NewsShannon to open – Ash cloud still a riskBy admin – May 7, 2010 562 Print Facebook Emaillast_img read more

Argentine Government Plans to Conclude Agreement on Debt with Paris Club in 2011

first_imgBy Dialogo November 09, 2010 The Argentine government expects to conclude a debt-refinancing agreement with the Paris Club in 2011, without the mediation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Economy Minister Amado Boudou said, according to the daily Página12. “Next year we’re going to sort things out with the Paris Club. Not by the traditional route; we’re looking for alternatives,” the minister said in an interview with the newspaper, referring to an agreement without the intervention of the IMF, whose mediation is demanded by creditor countries and rejected by Argentina. Boudou described the negotiations as “advanced.” The Paris Club of major lenders – including the United States, Germany, and France – has repeatedly indicated that the only way for Argentina to move beyond a moratorium on its debt of around 7.5 billion dollars is to submit to the IMF’s strictures. “We want to end the president’s term (Cristina Kirchner, in 2011) with the debt issue resolved,” Boudou said, confirming the policy of “un-indebting” initiated by recently deceased former president Néstor Kirchner and continued by his wife. During Kirchner’s administration (2003-2007) and that of his wife and successor, Argentina defaulted on almost 95% of its public debt and paid off the obligations to the IMF contracted by previous administrations in a single payment in 2006.last_img read more