‘Shameless’ actor in the dock as robbery lookout

first_imgPrint Twitter FOLLOWING his extradition from the UK, a British TV actor has pleaded guilty to the theft of over €5,000 in cash from a Moneygram outlet in Limerick city over three years ago.Craig Fitzpatrick, 25, with a previous address at Emmet Place, St Joseph’s Street, was brought before a special sitting of the District Court where he pleaded guilty to the robbing €5,200 from Meed Beauty, Parnell Street, on August 15, 2009.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardai had been searching for the accused and he was arrested by London Police on foot of a European arrest warrant issued on 2010.Fitzpatrick, who was remanded in custody after pleading guilty last week, had appeared in the Channel 4 hit comedy series Shameless and Waterloo Road on the BBC.Garda Pat Whelan, Roxboro, executed the warrant at Shannon Airport after detectives travelled to the UK to return Fitzpatrick to Ireland to face the charges. The DPP directed that he matter could be dealt with summarily on a guilty plea only. John Devane, assigned legal aid solicitor, entered that plea on behalf of that father of three. The accused had been granted bail in 2009 when he first appeared in court on the charges but he failed to appear at the next sitting and the arrest warrant was issued.When he the case was heard this week, Judge Eugene O’Kelly convicted Fitzpatrick for his part in acting as a lookout during the robbery. Four months of a 10 month sentence have been suspended and the former TV star must stay out of Limerick for two years after he is released.The robbery of €5,200 was described as an “act of violence” by the judge during the sitting. Linkedin Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Email NewsLocal News‘Shameless’ actor in the dock as robbery lookoutBy admin – September 27, 2012 1114 WhatsApp Previous articleShannon and Young Munster kick off UBL liveNext articlePublic invited to UL to celebrate 40th anniversary adminlast_img read more

Senior army officer visiting North West

first_img Pinterest Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleDonegal firms missing out in local contracts because of red tape – DohertyNext articleThe Legends Show – January 2010 News Highland Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ By News Highland – February 3, 2010 Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic One of the country’s most senior army officers begins a two day visit to the North West today.Brigadier General Gerry Hegarty, General Officer Commanding the 4th Western Brigade, will visit members of the 58 Infantry battalion Reserve Defence Forces, and 54 Communications and Information Service RDF units in Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim.During the two day visit, Brigadier General Hegarty will meet members of the Reserve Defence Force, and and highlight their important role within the Defence Forces and local communities. The G.O.C. will reinforce the need for the RDF during visits to a number of areas, including Carndonagh, Rockhill, Sligo, Manorhamilton and Carrick-on-Shannon. In particular, Brigadier General Hegarty says he is looking forward to meeting members of the 58 Infantry battalion who will march in uniform in the New York Saint Patricks Day parade in 2010. This will be a first for a Reserve Defence Forces unit. News Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Senior army officer visiting North West 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebooklast_img read more

Fears for job losses in Donegal over lack of supports for suckler farms

first_img Facebook Google+ Fears for job losses in Donegal over lack of supports for suckler farms RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous article21 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUHNext articleBreaking: Four arrested in Lyra McKee murder probe News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction center_img By News Highland – May 9, 2019 Twitter There’s a warning that 52,000 full-time jobs and 14,000 suckler farms will be lost from Ireland’s beef industry over the next decade unless action is taken.Sucklers in Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan are said to generate €445m in direct and indirect economic output and 8,600 jobs.A recent analysis shows that the western and border counties are particularly reliant on the suckler herd, but its positive effect on the economy is felt nationwide.Beef Editor with the Irish Farmers Journal Adam Woods says the Government must provide additional supports as a matter of urgency:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/adamwoods.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Child protection service in crisis – Labour

first_img3News 26 July 2012 The coroner’s report on the deaths of the Kahui twins has revealed a child protection service in crisis, Labour says. Coroner Garry Evans has recommended installing child protection teams in hospitals and mandatory reporting by health professionals of suspected cases of child abuse. He also wants health and education authorities to have statutory responsibility for child protection. Labour’s social development spokeswoman, Jacinda Ardern, says the Department of Child, Youth and Family (CYF) doesn’t have nearly enough frontline staff to protect vulnerable children. She says that over the last four years notifications of child abuse and neglect reaching CYF increased by nearly 70 per cent to more than 60,000. “Despite that, just 50 extra social workers have been taken on over the same period,” she said. “Given 21 of those have been placed in hospitals, and rightly so, it still means there are not enough social workers to deal with the huge increase in demand for their services.” Ms Ardern says she’s been told new staff who should have spent time under supervision are being “thrown in at the deep end” and CYF is dealing with high staff turnover. “Social workers do an incredibly tough job and deal with issues every day that would shock many people – loading them up with more and more cases helps no one.” Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says there are going to be 96 more social workers, including the 50 who have been hired. “None of the (coroner’s) recommendations come as a surprise, as they have been raised in previous inquiries,” she said. “A response will be coming forthwith.”last_img read more