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The Roscommon Hospital Action Committee said last week that the proposals just don’t make any sense. HAC spokesperson John McDermott said: “Everyone knows what’s needed is more front-line staff and not more management. The priorities are all wrong.”
Spokesperson with the trade union IMPACT Mr. Padraig Mulligan says the move is unacceptable and makes no sense. IMPACT said the move would "effectively privatise hospital services in the western region by stealth".
(Source: The Roscommon People)
A case of alleged drunk driving against a Leitrim County footballer who is also a Garda will be heard at Sligo District Court, possibly in December.
State Solicitor, Mr. Hugh Sheridan told Judge Kevin Kilrane on Thursday last that there would be CCTV evidence in the case against Emlyn Mulligan, Kinlough which would mean it would have to be heard at Sligo Courthouse where a courtroom was set up for such purposes.
It had been previously indicated the matter would go ahead at Manorhamilton Court in December to allow Judge Mary Devins hear the case after Judge Kilrane disbarred himself from it.
Mulligan, who is represented by Mr. Gerard Mcgovern, solicitor is charged with drunk driving at Lake Isle Road, Sligo on January 17th and with not having tax on his car on the same occasion.
Judge Kilrane adjourned the case for mention to Sligo Court on November 10th when a date will be fixed for hearing, most likely in December.
(Source: The Sligo Champion)
Gardai who were called to an incident at Main Street, Roscrea, found two men rolling around on the street and they refused to separate when asked to, the local court heard.
Judge Elizabeth MacGrath was told that the incident happened on July 30, 2011, at 9.14pm and that there was a strong smell of alcohol from Michael Purcell of Ashbury, Roscrea.
The defendant’s solicitor, Michael Breen, told the court that his client had an “awful lot of drink. He was with a friend and he accepts his behavior was out of order.”
He said that Mr Purcell helped out in the local boxing club, including organizing tournaments.
Judge MacGrath remanded him on continuing bail to the December court for a probation report.
(Source: Tipperary Star)
Two people who were arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was dragged from a car in Co Tyrone have been released unconditionally.
The 38-year-old man died after the incident in the Castle Hill area of Dungannon in Co Tyrone.
According to police, the victim was pulled from a green car close to the busy Market Square area at around 1pm. A 29-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man were arrested and questioned by detectives before being released after a post-mortem examination showed the man died of natural causes.
It is understood he was from the Travelling community and was living in apartments close to the scene of his death.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
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