Limerick taxi driver denies threat to kill regulator

first_imgPrint Previous articleColaiste Chiarain gets planning for new schoolNext articleAdam and Eoghan drive art in a new direction Staff Reporter Advertisement Twitter TAGSlimerick circuit court Limerick Circuit CourtTHE trial of a Limerick taxi driver accused of threatening to kill a taxi regulator has opened at Limerick Circuit Court. Christopher (Christy) O’Carroll, of The Crescent, Kilteragh, Dooradoyle, has denied threatening to kill Patrick Doyle at East Link Business Park, Ballysimon in April 2013.Prosecution counsel John O’Sullivan BL said the case concerns events that unfolded when Mr O’Carroll was at a premises in the Business Park to have his taxi meter and car tested and verified.It is alleged that he made a threat to kill or cause serious harm to Mr Doyle causing him to believe that the threat could be carried out.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In his opening remarks to the trial, Mr O’Sullivan outlined the State’s case where it is alleged that Christy Carroll, aged in his 50s, brought his vehicle to the SGS Ireland, who were contracted to National transport Authority for taxi testing.Patrick Doyle said that after the meter verification test on his 2003 registered taxi, he told Mr Carroll of certain matters that needed to be tended with his vehicle and these were met with serious aggression. Aggression that went as far to make a threat or cause serious harm.Mr Doyle said that he was told by Carroll, “I will bite your fucking nose off” and towards the end of the exchange, Carroll is alleged to have said “I will be back with a balaclava and shoot your fucking head off”.The trial heard that Mr Doyle left work and observed a vehicle driven near his workplace at a slow speed by Christy Carroll.Mr O’Sullivan said that Christy Carroll wrote a letter of apology to gardai for any words used, but the State say that this is not a full admission of the words used and does not absolve Mr Carroll of criminal liability.The trial is expected to last until Friday before Judge John Hannan. Jury told teacher raped pupil at Limerick primary school Linkedin Paedophile on remand as victims share harrowing effects of abuse RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img NewsLimerick taxi driver denies threat to kill regulatorBy Staff Reporter – November 24, 2016 1452 WhatsApp Sunville House burglars to be sentenced Email Court offers tributes, applause and a smile for the late John Devane Facebook Retrial ordered after ‘tiger kidnapping’ conviction quashed Daughter of Limerick killer jailed over savage attacklast_img read more

England level ODI series

first_img(ESPNCRICINFO) – England’s bowlers answered every question asked of them to snatch an unlikely victory and level the series 1-1 as Australia capitulated in the second ODI at Emirates Old Trafford.Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer gave England every hope of avoiding their first bilateral ODI series defeat at home since 2015 by claiming three crucial wickets each before Sam Curran chimed in with three wickets of his own after a staggering Australian collapse to seal the win and keep the series alive going into Wednesday’s final encounter.Aaron Finch and Marnus Labuschagne put on 107 for the third wicket to build on the solid foundation set by Australia’s bowlers, who restricted England until a late partnership worth 76 between Rashid and Tom Curran gave the hosts something to bowl at.Chasing 232 for victory after England had won the toss, Australia stumbled to 37 for 2 and then lost four wickets in the space of 21 balls – three of them to Woakes – to give England more than a sniff of the victory which had seemed so distant after their performance with the bat and again when Finch and Labuschagne were cruising.Archer defied a used pitch which had been keeping low with devastating speed and bounce in an excellent five-over opening spell which delivered 2 for 22. He dismissed David Warner for a seventh time in international cricket with a scorching delivery up around the ribs which drew an edge through to Jos Buttler.Archer hit Finch on the helmet but the blow failed to trouble the visiting captain who, having passed the necessary on-field concussion testing, settled back into his rhythm even in the face of another wicket as Archer struck again with a short ball that reared up and found the shoulder of the bat as Marcus Stoinis fended awkwardly and was caught behind. Finch and Labuschagne wrested back control until Archer and Woakes returned and wreaked havoc.England brought in the Curran brothers for Mark Wood, who pulled up with a sore ankle, and Moeen Ali, left out in what Eoin Morgan described as “a tactical move”.Those tactics came under the microscope on a pitch which rewarded Australia’s legspinner, Adam Zampa, whose 3 for 36 combined with some miserly bowling by the seamers had contained England so well. But the decision paid off amid Morgan’s masterful captaincy as England again stood up against huge pressure.Zampa’s opposite number, Adil Rashid, was wicketless after his first three overs, having conceded 27 runs from them. Rashid returned from the opposite end only to be punished by Finch bringing up his half-century with a bottom edge through fine leg and a straight hit that sped through Rashid’s hands and all the way to the rope at long-off.Both Currans had failed to make inroads up to that point, prompting the return of Archer and Woakes. Archer struck Finch another brutal blow on the chest but Finch shrugged it off by clipping the next ball to the leg side and running a swift two.Labuschagne pulled Woakes gloriously for four and then brought up the 100-stand with Finch via a single off the next delivery. But Woakes made the breakthrough England so desperately needed when he dismissed Labuschagne lbw for 48 from 59 balls after England successfully reviewed umpire Michael Gough’s original not-out decision, sparking Australia’s collapse.Mitch Marsh entered with Australia needing 88 from 20.1 overs, having scored 73 in the first ODI and an unbeaten 39 in a player-of-the-match performance as Australia won the third and final T20I. But when Archer had Marsh so flummoxed on the sixth ball he faced that he chopped on, the spring returned to England’s step.They were positively jumping when Woakes bowled Finch for 73 as Australia lost a third wicket for just one run in the space of 11 balls. Archer had just completed his 10 overs with 3 for 34 when Woakes struck again next ball, bowling Glenn Maxwell for 1. From 144 for 2, Australia were 147 for 6 needing 82 runs from the last 15 overs.With Archer and Woakes – who claimed 3 for 32 – bowled out, England turned again to Rashid and the Currans. It was Sam Curran who claimed two wickets in consecutive balls, bowling Pat Cummins and having Mitchell Starc caught behind as Australia crumbled further to 166 for 8.Zampa survived the hat-trick ball but Sam Curran had the final say when he had Zampa caught by Archer to claim his third and put England within one wicket of triumph. Rashid claimed the last wicket when he had Alex Carey stumped off a googly as England won by 24 runs with eight balls to spare.Australia were unchanged from their 19-run victory in the first match despite Steven Smith passing a second concussion test in a move Cricket Australia insisted was precautionary after he took a blow to the head during training which kept him out of that game.Starc almost struck with the second ball when he had Jason Roy given out lbw to a delivery that pitched in line and nipped back in. Roy had the decision overturned on review when the DRS showed that the ball was going over the top of the stumps, but Starc made a breakthorugh a short time later with a ball that held its line and found the edge from a prodding Jonny Bairstow, caught behind for a duck.He inflicted more pain when Joe Root attempted to drive and edged the ball hard onto his back knee, and when Roy was run out to a sniper-like throw from Stoinis in the covers, England were 29 for 2.Root laboured to 39 off 73 before Zampa had him caught by Finch at first slip, putting England at 90 for 3. Root’s dismissal sparked a mini gear-shift from Morgan, who struck three fours in five balls from Marsh and Zampa, but when Finch changed up the attack with the re-introduction of Cummins, who struck with his third ball back to trap Buttler lbw for 3, England suffered another setback.Zampa dismissed Morgan lbw for England’s top score of 42 and Sam Billings with a legbreak that was too full for the cut attempted by Billings, who ended up chopping onto his stumps and trudging off with just 8 from 28 balls. The hosts then lost Sam Curran and Woakes in quick succession, but Rashid’s rearguard 35 from 26 balls combined with Tom Curran’s 37 off 39 limited the damage.last_img read more