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And all going well for Oran on Tuesday, he will be in hospital for five days and after that he will visit the hospital twice a day for three weeks for intensive physiotherapy.
. (Source: Offaly Express)
A serial fraudster who drove a stolen car with a garda holding on to the bonnet for 500 meters was jailed for three years last week.
Conman Frankie Shanley, 36, told Ennis Circuit Court that he wants to move on with his life.
“I am in a situation for the first time in my life that when I do get released, I have nothing over my head and I can move on with my life – which is all I want to do.”
Judge Carroll Moran imposed Shanley, of Co Roscommon, with a three-year jail term for the incident, where he drove a stolen black BMW with Sergeant Joe Fallon on the bonnet. Sgt Fallon, who was not in uniform, had been chasing the crook.
Shanley was arrested on 2 March last year in east Clare, ending a two-year, nationwide trawl for him.
e pleaded guilty to taking a car without the owner’s consent, dangerous driving, giving a misleading statement to gardaí and refusing to stop the vehicle when asked by a garda at Cappa, Whitegate.
(Source: The Roscommon Champion)
Almost fifty years after the Ard-na-veigh housing estate had been built, it still has not been taken in charge, the Borough Council meeting heard.
Councillor Matt Lyons said he was "astounded" to learn this was the case.
Proposing that a report on the condition of the estate be prepared with a view to taking it in charge, Clr. Lyons stated that the 'first road' at Ard-na-veigh as it was known was built in 1963.
The Borough Council had never carried out any repairs on the estate over the years and a concrete road and footpaths would continue to deteriorate further if nothing was done.
(Source: The Sligo Champion)
The general level of crime around has dropped, according to figures released by Supt Bob Noonan to Nenagh Joint Policing Committee last Monday.
Supt Noonan told the committee that “we can talk about the statistics all night, but at the end of the day it all comes down a lot of good being done. But we can’t succeed on our own”.
Crime across all categories was down last year, with the exception of break-ins.
While stating that property crime, in general, was down 12 per cent, a drop of 52 such incidents, break-ins was the one crime that increased.
(Source: Tipperary Star)
Lawyers have asked a judge to dismiss the case against two men accused of attacking a referee after the controversial 2010 Leinster football final because he has withdrawn his complaint.
Martin Sludden had been confronted by Louth fans after he allowed a goal to Meath in the closing seconds of the crucial match at Croke Park.
The Co Tyrone-based referee later admitted he was wrong to award the score, which cost Louth the Leinster Championship.
Joseph Conlon (23), and Paul Grimes (50), have denied charges of assaulting Mr Sludden at Croke Park on July 11, 2010.
(Source: Irish Independent)
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