Man detained over Sheehan murder

first_img Previous articleFormer Killaloe doctor acquitted of deceptionNext articleReal time bus information due in new year admin Email Advertisement Facebook Twitter Linkedincenter_img GARDAI investigating the murder of Robert Sheehan, have arrested a 59-year-old man in connection with the fatal shooting of the 21-year-old outside a Bunratty hotel last September.The man from the northside of Limerick city was arrested as gardai intensify their investigations into the murder of the young man who had previous convictions and was shot in the early hours of September 2 outside the hotel where he was attending a relatives wedding.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Shannon gardai are holding the 59-year old man on a charge of conspiracy to murder after two Limerick men were arrested, questioned and released two weeks ago in the Clare area.A detention period of seven days is allowed before gardaí must charge or release the 59-year-old.The investigation, which is ongoing, saw up to 100 gardai deployed to find his masked killers after a gun and discharged ammunition were found in open ground near the scene. Over 300 statements have been taken.The family of Robert Sheehan appealed for calm in the wake of the shooting.Sheehan was known to gardai for a number of minor offences, but was convicted of endangerment when Gavin and Millie Murray suffered horrific injuries when their car was petrol bombed. At the trial, the court heard that two other teens, who prepared the bomb, fled the scene while Robert Sheehan stayed and pulled both of the youngsters from the inferno. The 21-year-old, who was 15 at the time of the incident was sentenced to two years detention in St Patrick’s Institution in 2007 while two others, John Mitchell and Jonathon O’Dnnoghue, both 18 at the time were sentenced to seven and eight years respectively.Sheehan was gunned down outside the hotel after he left briefly left the celebrations.Gardai believed the murder may have been connected to a stabbing incident last July in Moyross. They also believe that the gunman and other accomplices may have fled the country since the murder.Shannon Gardai are continuing with their investigation into what they believe is a revenge killing. NewsLocal NewsMan detained over Sheehan murderBy admin – December 17, 2012 1521 Print WhatsApplast_img read more

NYC supports call to ‘stamp out’ tobacco abuse among youth

first_img 65 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews NYC supports call to ‘stamp out’ tobacco abuse among youth by: – May 31, 2012 Share President of the NYC, Fenella WenhamPresident of the National Youth Council Fenella Wenham has added her support and that of the Council to the observance of World Tobacco Day.She has also issued a call to “stamp out tobacco use and abuse amongst youth” in a press release issued on Thursday.Wenham noted that she is “disheartened” by the statistics which indicate an increase in tobacco and marijuana use among young people.“Indeed, it is disheartening to listen to the statistics which show that “tobacco use increased from 19.3 per cent in 2000 to 25.3 per cent in 2009. The use of marijuana increased from 18.2 per cent in 2002 to 29.5 per cent in 2006”. This according to a 2009 Global Youth Survey conducted among school aged students”. She also expressed alarm at the fact that tobacco abuse has increased despite the fact that it is considered to be one of the leading preventable causes of death.“This means that our youth have failed themselves and our nation in their decision making to turn away from the use of tobacco. More so, this demonstrates that our youth may feel like using tobacco provides an escape from less than appealing reality”.The Council she reiterated, “stands firm” in their position that the youth should find alternative “avenues” to cope with difficulties.“As an institution focused on empowering youth positively, we continue to aspire to eradicate unemployment and bridge gaps that will pave the way for all our nation’s youth to live goal oriented and focused lives. The illusion that they must use tobacco or any other drug is just that; an illusion”.Wenham urged the youth to choose wisely and stay away from tobacco.“Our message to our youth in observance of world tobacco day is simple: think, then choose wisely. The choice you make to turn away from tobacco today, will allow you to channel your energies through more positive ventures and with that secure a brighter future”.World No Tobacco Day 2012 is being observed under the theme “Smoking: harmful in any form”.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more