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

Philippines: Bonhomme Richard ARG, 31st MEU Begin PHIBLEX

first_img October 10, 2012 View post tag: Richard View post tag: PHIBLEX View post tag: begin The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) began an Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) with an opening ceremony aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Oct. 8.PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral exercise held in conjunction with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and is designed to improve interoperability, increase readiness and develop professional and personal relationships between U.S. and Philippine forces. “The missions contained in the exercise will test and strengthen the MEU and ARG’s capability across a wide spectrum of activities,” said Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Gudgin, the future operations planner for Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11. “PHIBLEX also assists the Philippines in training their forces to become better at sovereign security and more efficient in the use of their assets.”PHIBLEX is scheduled to last 10 days and will be conducted at sea and ashore in the Republic of the Philippines. The focus this year is on several humanitarian assistance and infrastructure projects along with tactical field training.“During the exercise, units from the III Marine Expeditionary Force train with units from all different branches of the AFP in order to strengthen ties and improve cooperation between the two militaries,” said Marine Capt. Jarrod Larson, assistant air officer and lead PHIBLEX planner for the 31st MEU. “The United States has a long standing relationship of mutual cooperation with the AFP and PHIBLEX is an important part of keeping that relationship strong and viable.”Bonhomme Richard, commanded by Capt. Daniel Dusek, is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed amphibious ready group and is currently operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,October 10, 2012; Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Philippines: Bonhomme Richard ARG, 31st MEU Begin PHIBLEX Philippines: Bonhomme Richard ARG, 31st MEU Begin PHIBLEX View post tag: Navy View post tag: ARGcenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: MEU Share this article View post tag: Bonhomme View post tag: News by topic Training & Education View post tag: 31stlast_img read more

Western Tigers, Santos ease into STAG Nations Cup final 8

first_imgIT was a rainy night, not in Georgia but in Georgetown, as goals rained down when the STAG Nations Cup five association knock-out football championship continued last Sunday night at the Tucville Community ground.The rain had not abated but that was no bother to Western Tigers and Santos who had downed their respective opponents, Flamingo and Herstelling Raiders, by 8-0 and 4-0 margins, to book their places in the quarterfinals on Christmas and Boxing Day at the Tucville and Buxton grounds.Western Tigers were not daunted by the fact that Flamingo, on account of Shem Porter’s goal – the best goal in the championship to date – had defeated Mahaicony Thunders of Berbice on the opening day of the competition at the Golden Grove ground.Coming up against the Tigers would have always been a monumental task given their recent run of form in the Georgetown FA Premier League. As the pundits had predicted, Western Tigers made light work of the Flamingos, prevailing 8-0.Randolph Wagner led the Tigers with a second-half double in the 55th and 67th minutes but the platform for the win and quarter-final place – which will see them take on the winners of tomorrow’s match between Pouderoyen and Mahaica Determinators – was set up by the two first-half goals which were scored by Andre Webber (12) and Dwayne McLennon in the 34th minute.The other goalscorers were Rensford Coleridge (72), Shamar Wilson (83), Darren Benjamin (85) and Anthony Sancho, two minutes to full time.Santos took care of Herstelling Raiders 4-0 and had sealed the deal by the end of the first 45 minutes by which time they built up a 3-0 advantage with a brace from Keith Caines in the 7th and 32nd minutes while Orin Yarde had netted the first of his two in the 14th minute.Yarde completed his brace in the 78th minute as Herstelling found it difficult to break down the 10-man Santos unit; the latter losing one of their players who received a straight red card in the closing moments of the first half.Santos’ quarterfinal opponents would be the winners of the tomorrow’s main event between Uitvlugt Warriors and City side Northern Rangers at the Leonora Track and Field Facility.The Pouderoyen vs Mahaica Determinators showdown is the supporting match on tomorrow night’s double-header card.The final day of round-of-16 action is set for Friday at the Diamond ground when Ann’s Grove take on Den Amstel from 18:00hrs and Grove Hi Tech match skills with New Amsterdam United.The quarter-finals schedule is as follows:Team: Western Tigers vs winner of Pouderoyen/MahaicaDate: December 25Venue: TucvilleTeam: Determinators Police vs winner of Grove Hi Tech/NA UnitedDate: December 25Venue: TucvilleTeam: Santos vs winner of Uitvlugt/Northern RangersDate: December 26Venue: BuxtonTeam: Riddim Squad vs winner of Ann’s Grove/Den AmstelDate: December 26Venue: Buxtonlast_img read more

Sundowns deny releasing Ghana duo

first_imgSouth African side Mamelodi Sundowns has dispelled media reports about the club offloading Ghana pair of striker Emmanuel Baffour and midfielder Mumuni Abubakar next season.The former New Edubiase players have failed to impress since arriving in South Africa last year June and this fuelled reports of an imminent exit for the two players.But Thulani Thuswa who is the communications coordinator in an interview with Joy sports stated that the players remain key to Coach Pitso Mosimane plans.“As far as I know those are our players for now and they still remain key to the coach,” he told Joy sports“We can’t entertain all the rumours suggesting we have released the players because we have not”.last_img