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

World Polio Day: First step to combat polio: raise public awareness on zero open…

first_imgThe program will be capped by the “EndPolio Now” commitment signing./PN Today is World Polio Day, a fittingday to raise public awareness and gather community support to end theparalyzing disease. Meanwhile, as part of the World PolioDay observance today in Iloilo, there will be a “fun walk” in Tigbauan, Iloilo.This is in partnership with St. Therese-MTC Colleges Tigbauan Campus,Rotaract-Iloilo South, Rotaract St. Therese-MTC Colleges, Interact St.Therese-MTC Colleges and Senior Executive Council, as well as the SangguniangKabataan Federation of Tigbauan. The run starts from the plaza and endsat the Barangay Parara gymnasium. So far, Western Visayas remains apolio-free region. “Each household must have sanitarytoilets,” said Alonsabe. “Kinahanglangid i-comply sang mga pumoluyo ang ZOD to avoid contaminating the environment.It is the responsibility of the local chief executives nga ipatuman,” Alonsabe stressed. This will be followed by a program thatincludes a talk on polio and the End Polio Program of Rotary International. DOH-6 records also showed that nobarangay in two highly urbanized cities – Iloilo City and Bacolod City – hasachieved ZOD status. There will also be polio immunizationof children less than five years of age at the Barangay Parara Health Center. However, only 45.27 percent or 1,834out of 4,051 total barangays in Western Visayas have achieved ZOD status,according to Dr. Sophia Pulmones, DOH-6 Local Health SupportDivision chief.center_img Polio symptomsinclude fever, fatigue, headache, vomiting, stiff neck and sudden onset offloppy arms or legs. In severe cases, it can lead to permanent paralysis oreven death. Children under five years of age are most vulnerable to thedisease. The province with the highestaccomplishment of ZOD is Capiz (75.5 percent) followed by Iloilo (67.6 percent)and Antique (39 percent). Residents of this barangays must bemade aware of ZOD’s importance to stop the spread of polio, stressed Dr. GlenAlonsabe, DOH-6 epidemiologist. It was poor sanitation that triggeredthe re-emergence of the polio virus in Lanao del Sur and Laguna, he added. Open defecation refers to the practicewhereby people go out in fields, bushes, forests, open bodies of water, orother open spaces rather than using the toilet to defecate. Polio orpoliomyelitis is a highly contagious disease caused by the poliovirus that lives in an infected person’sthroat and intestines. It entersthe body through the mouth and spreads through contact with the feces of aninfected person and, though less common, through droplets from a sneeze orcough. The fun run assembly time is 6 a.m. atthe Tigbauan public plaza. Of particular concern to theDepartment of Health (DOH) Region 6 are the more than half of barangays inWestern Visayas that have not yet achievedzero open defecation (ZOD) status. ILOILO – Public awareness on polio, a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that hasre-emerged in the country and threatens children, is being seen as the firststep to stop it from spreading.last_img read more