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

Arcade Fire Surprises Fans With Impromptu Jam, Gives Out Water Post-Show In Scotland

first_imgArcade Fire are currently on tour for their Infinite Content Tour, rocking across the UK and Europe in support of their upcoming album Everything Now, co-produced by Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter – due out July 28. The indie rockers are having a ton of fun, as displayed through the video below from Thursday night’s show in Edinburgh, Scotland. After a huge show at the Corn Exchange, the band surprised fans with an impromptu jam in the middle of the lobby. They even handed out cups of water to the thirsty fans! It was a trust artist-fan experience.Watch the fun in the video below, as taped by David Price:Setlist: Arcade Fire | Corn Exchange | Edinburgh, Scotland | 6/8/17Wake Up (Acoustic), Everything Now, Signs of Life, Here Comes the Night Time, HaïtiRebellion (Lies), No Cars Go, Neon Bible, Suburban War, Month of May (Tour debut), Ready to Start, Reflektor, Afterlife, We Exist, Creature Comfort, Neighborhood #3 (Power Out), Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) [‘Damian Taylor Remix’ intro][H/T CoS]last_img read more

Boulware prevails at Raceway Park

first_imgBy Bob ConeyJEFFERSON, S.D. (July 26) – The KISS 107 FM IMCA Sport Compacts had a first-time winner Sunday at Raceway Park as Cody Boulware led flag to flag for his first trip to victory lane.Chasing Boulware at the end were Aaron Edwardson and Cody Thompson.John Cain took the win in the MOPAR IMCA Hobby Stock feature after getting by early leader David Miller for a lead he never relinquished. Finishing third was Aaron Shearn.Rusty Montagne extended his point lead atop the Skyline Casino IMCA Northern SportMod divi­sion by taking the feature win over Karl Brewer and Darin Roepke.The Casey’s General Store IMCA Stock Car field went at it for 16 laps with Chris Mills coming out on top, followed by Josh Ruschmann and Bo Lundquist.The Total Motors Modified feature had $900 on the line for the winner in honor of long-time car owner and crew chief Marv Reuter, who passed away this week. Jason Schneiders led much of the early going, but had to settle for the runner-up spot when Jim Thies powered to the front in the late laps to take the victory.Trailing Thies and Schneiders at the checkers were Sean Barragan and Ricky Stephan.last_img read more

Cricket News Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur retained as ODI and T20I captains; Veda Krishnamurthy dropped

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur were retained as captains of the ODI and Twenty20 squads respectively for India’s tour of New Zealand which will begin in January. The series will be the first assignment for new coach WV Raman, who was appointed on Thursday after he piped Gary Kirsten, the former India men’s cricket team coach. India will play three ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals and the squad sees the omission of Veda Krishnamurthy, who has been suffering from poor scores. In the last eight Twenty20 Internationals, Krishnamurthy’s scores have been 11*, 8, 11*, 3, 2*,8*, 9,3,8. Her poor run in the World T20 tournament in West Indies in 2018 increased pressure on her.Mona Meshram replaced Veda in the ODI squad while two changes were made in the squad that went to the West Indies for the World T20. The New Zealand tour will be the team’s first assignment after its controversial exit from the World T20 last month when it lost to England in the semi-finals. Gary Kirsten was ahead of Raman in the pecking order but the former India men’s coach was not ready to give up on his role with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. The BCCI had invited fresh applications after Ramesh Powar’s term ended on November 30, following the World T20 loss in which he and Harmanpreet had collectively decided to drop senior player Mithali for the all-important semifinal, triggering a massive controversy.  Read More | Raman appointed as the new coach of the India women’s cricket teamThe women’s team stood divided with Harmanpreet and her T20 deputy Smriti Mandhana backing Powar for an extension while Mithali was against such a move. However, both Harmanpreet and Mithali had agreed on sorting out their differences going forward.Read More | Harmanpreet, Mandhana write to BCCI, back Ramesh Powar Harmanpreet is currently playing the Big Bash League for the Sydney Thunder while Mithali will be aiming to continue her good form in both ODIs and T20Is.SquadsODI Squad: Mithali Raj (captain), Poonam Raut, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Tanya Bhatia (wk), Mona Meshram, Ekta Bist, Mansi Joshi, Dayalan Hemlatha, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey.T20 Squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Mithali Raj, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Anuja Patil, Dayalan Hemlatha, Mansi Joshi, Shikha Pandey, Tanya Bhatia (wk), Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bist, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Priya Punia. last_img read more

GECOM must commence preparations now

first_imgDear Editor,The erroneous responses from the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) regarding timelines for various aspects of its preparatory mechanism mean that the Government cannot call snap elections if this is strategic or necessary. This situation defies logic and is clearly in conflict with the previous precedence of the dates of announcements in 2006 and 2011. On both occasions, the period GECOM had to achieve full readiness was less than 35 days before the mandatory nominations period and this was achieved.The constitutional intent of Article 106 is that all actions necessary under any other legislation be modified to realise the elections with convenient speed. The stipulated timeline of 90 days connotes the immediacy of actions to realise this end. That fact that the List of Voters is legally valid until the end of April 2019 indicates the necessity for activating the use of such a list being in place at GECOM. There is no doubt that GECOM ought to have had by now, a reliable and fully trained pool of polling officials who would need only minimal refresher training.Given the recently held Local Government Elections (LGE) a mere two months ago, the training of polling staff should require minimal refresher approaches and this does not require awaiting the close of nominations. It can be completed adequately on the weekends within approximately 35 days from now to March 19, 2019.If it takes 30 groups of trainers to address the necessary expediency, this should be done because the Constitution emphasiSes these actions in light of the acceptance that the fallen Government is a stronger threat to the nation than any other matter of priority.The identification of 105 days for training by the secretariat is woefully abusive, and directly in conflict with the Constitution. The Chairman of GECOM, the Government’s representative Commissioners and the secretariat’s CEO are in effect holding the passports of citizens, as the APNU/AFC plunders and prostitutes.According to GECOM, Nomination Day has to be at least 32 days before elections. This, therefore, means that it has become very difficult to hold the elections by March 19, 2019. This has signalled a constitutional crisis that will have far-reaching consequences. But it does not mean that a further 116 days should elapse between Nomination Day and Elections Day as announced by the secretariat.The President’s failure to announce elections, is in effect, international condemnation of the State. There will be no Government after March 21, 2019, and this column, therefore, calls on Mr Granger to act in the interest of all Guyanese and pronounce a date for the General and Regional Elections now.We call on GECOM to commence the preparations for free and fair elections now!Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more