24 Dec


first_imgA DONEGAL man who terrorised an ex-girlfriend in her home during a night of terror has had his prison sentence cut from five years to two years.Kevin Ginty (47), formerly of St Columba’s Terrace, Letterkenny had pleaded guilty to burglary at the home of a woman he had been in a two year relationship with on April 4 2010.He was sentenced to five years imprisonment by Mr Justice Paul Carney at the Central Criminal Court on July 22 last year. During that hearing the victim said that a part of her did not survive that night, and everything in her life now revolves around the fact that she was attacked.She said she has since moved house and has installed personal alarms, telling the court that this incident has prevented her from moving on with her life. “To me I am no longer living”, she said, “I survive”.In finding that the offence could be met by a sentence of two years imprisonment, Mr Justice George Birmingham said insufficient regard was paid to Ginty’s lack of previous convictions.Mr Justice Birmingham said Ginty had been in a romantic relationship with the injured party for some two-and-a-half years. The evening before the offence took place, Ginty had called to the lady’s home and had been told quite firmly by her that the relationship was very definitely over.The following evening she returned home from a “girls night out” in a taxi at 2:30am, Mr Justice Birmingham said. Very soon after entering her home she noticed a shadow passing the sitting room window. The shadow had been made by Ginty, Mr Justice Birmingham said.He said Ginty had knocked on the door and when he couldn’t gain entry into the house he climbed into her home through the sitting room window.As the woman was making her way to a neighbour’s house her phone rang and during that call her phone went dead because Ginty had come up behind her, put his arm around her and proceeded to drag her back into the house, the judge said.The judge said he banged her head against the bottom step as he dragged her up the stairs. Her phone rang again and on this occasion, Ginty answered the phone, putting on a woman’s voice to say she wasn’t there and had gone to a disco.Eventually this very unpleasant incident came to an end, the judge said and when Ginty departed the woman rang the gardaí once more.Mr Justice Birmingham said Ginty was a chiropractor and not only had he no previous convictions but he was very well thought of in his locality and native county.The incident had had a significant impact on the injured party, the judge said. She moved home and such was her loss of personal security she carries a personal security alarm around with her on all occasions.Mr Justice Birmingham said the case took an “unusual route” to the Central Criminal Court because another charge ultimately did not proceed.It was asserted without statistical evidence, Mr Justice Birmingham said, that if the case was dealt with in Donegal it might have been disposed of “non-custodially”.The Court of Appeal took the view that it was a serious offence involving violation of the dwelling. It involved an act of violence directed against a female in her own home.Mr Justice Birmingham, who sat with Mr Justice Alan Mahon and Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan said any suggestion that violence in a domestic or quasi-domestic context was less serious “should be squashed here and now”.The court took the view that Ginty’s sentence was out of line with sentences typically imposed in cases of this nature. Ultimately this was dealt with as a burglary in the course of which an assault was committed by somebody appearing before the courts for the first time.Mr Justice Birmingham said the offence could have been met with a sentence of two years imprisonment and “that is the sentence that will now be imposed”. It was backdated to the date of his conviction, July 15 2013.CRAZED DONEGAL MAN WHO TERRORISED EX-GIRLFRIEND IN HER HOME HAS PRISON SENTENCE CUT BY 3 YEARS was last modified: December 14th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burglardonegalgirlfriendKevin Gintyletterkennynutterterrorlast_img read more

21 Dec

Daniel reveals how he overcame near-death experience on US Road Trip

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has revealed that he ‘nearly died’ while jet skiing in America for his new RTE series.The world-famous Donegal singer was filming an adventure for Daniel and Majella’s USA Road Trip when he tumbled into the water of a vast Wisconsin lake.Daniel, who has an extreme fear of water, thought that he was going to pass out from the fall. He told the RTE Guide: “I nearly died in the water.“I thought I was going to pass out. I can swim but when I’m out of my depth in the water I have a wild fear of it, when I don’t know what I’m dealing with. I thought I wasn’t going to manage it.”His wife Majella overcame her own struggles for this sports feature on the show, which premieres on Sunday 10th March.Majella had to deal with her bad balance from a perforated eardum and her arthritis to climb on the shoulders of a Mad-City Ski Team member and cruise 10ft in the air. “Yes, I was absolutely terrified of the waterskiing. It felt high,” she admitted.“There was also the problem that I’m not that agile and when I was on his shoulders, I had to wrap my legs around his back to grip on, but I’m very stiff like that as I have a bit of arthritis.”Daniel and Majella’s USA Road TripThis high-action segment is just one of the unusual experiences that Daniel and Majella will take on in the new series of Daniel and Majella’s USA Road Trip. The go-getting couple has always dreamed of going on a road trip across America, and when an invitation to play in North Dakota came up, the opportunity was too good to pass.Deciding to take a less direct route to the concert, Daniel and Majella landed in Chicago a few weeks before and took a unique road trip deep through the Mid-West of America in an RV.In the first instalment of Daniel and Majella’s USA Road Trip, we see the couple being introduced to their new RV for the first time. However, viewers will find that the romance of hitting the open road in an RV is very different to the reality.The scenery of Wisconsin, Minnesota, South and North Dakota is breathtaking, and the rolling plains of The Badlands are stunning, but life in an RV would test any couple.Majella revealed how the O’Donnell’s came to love their cosy RV, but by the time the trip was over it was definitely “time to go home”.Lots of laughs, some tears and tons of surprises are in store for Daniel and Majella’s USA Road Trip. Fans of Daniel and Majella are all looking forward to following their journey of a lifetime this Sunday at 9.30pm on RTE One. Daniel reveals how he overcame near-death experience on US Road Trip was last modified: March 6th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Daniel and Majella’s USA Road TripRTETVUSAlast_img read more

20 Dec

Photos: Kevin Durant dominates Patrick Beverley and Clippers in Game 3

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18 Dec

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29 Nov

Greek match postponed after coach injured by toilet roll

first_imgPAOK are the league leaders and have a nine-point advantage over third-place Olympiakos, which have won the last seven straight league titles.Aretopoulos was finishing his report with the match most likely to be officially suspended leading to a possible heavy punishment for PAOK, which may include a loss of points as well as a fine.                 /kga Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gilas five repeats over Japan Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES View comments The incident prompted the Olympiakos team to leave the pitch in protest before riots erupted outside the ground.“I took my team and left. Goodbye,” angry Olympiakos vice-president and general director Savvas Theodoridis told referee Alexandros Aretopoulos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, PAOK communications director Kyriakos Kyriakos said: “It was obvious that Olympiakos came here with that goal (to suspend the match). They have been provoking for 30 years now. They came to scream and to provoke.”Angry PAOK fans leaving the stadium then clashed with police who used tear gas to quell the violence. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PAOK’s supporters throw toilet rolls and other projectiles prior to the Greek Super League match between Olympiakos and PAOK on February 25, 2018 at the Toumba Stadium in Thessaloniki. The Greek Super League match Olympiakos versus PAOK  was postponed after Olympiakos’ Spanish coach Oscar Garcia was hit in the face by a roll of toilet paper. (AFP PHOTO / SAKIS MITROLIDIS)The Greek Super League derby between PAOK Thessaloniki and Olympiakos was called off on Sunday after Olympiakos coach Oscar Garcia was struck in the face by a toilet roll thrown by a spectator minutes before kick-off.Garcia left Toumba Stadium and brought to a local hospital to seek treatment for a bloodied lip. Police are guarding Garcia’s room and the hospital has not issued a statement on his condition.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Read Next Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuslast_img read more

29 Nov

Rebisco PSL Manila falls to Sarmayeh Bank of Iran for 5th loss

first_imgBut the Philippines is still in the running of duplicating its best finish here if it wins against either Vientin Bank of Vietnam or Taiwan Power of Chinese Taipei on Wednesday in the battle for seventh place.Six-foot-5 Jaja Santiago once again served as heart and soul of the Philippine club, scoring 14 points, all on cross court attacks that sowed fear on Iran’s defenders.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingRachel Daquis, the 29-year-old team captain, contributed 10 markers as she made her off-speed attacks count against the Iranians who are used to high-speed game.Head coach Francis Vicente said the team played with big fighting heart but it still “obviously in need of more experiences playing in this level.” LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cool Hand Lue: Cavs coach keeps NBA champs calm amid chaos BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ Rebisco PSL Manila Spikers. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOUST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan — Rebisco PSL Manila threw in a strong performance but still came up short at crunch time to bow to Sarmayeh Bank of Iran, 25-23, 25-17, 29-27, Tuesday in the Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championships here.The Filipinos stormed to 23-22 lead in the first set and then to two set points in the third frame but on both occasions blew the opportunities to take their fifth defeat in as many matches here.ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Aby Marano tried to fuel the Filipinos with her sliding attacks, making nine points, while Kim Fajardo made four points aside from issuing 57 excellent sets.Sarmayeh was led by national player Esfehani Maedeh Borhani who accounted for 17 points, while Kolaei Mahdien Khaje added 13 markers.The match was tight in all three sets especially in the third where the Philippines went up from 12-16 to 19-17 as the Filipinos net defense held up and forced Iran to commit a string of errors.Santiago put Rebisco at set point, 24-23, but committed an error next and saw Mahsa Saberi scoring an ace for 25-24.Santiago and Daquis tried to make one final stand, putting the Filipinos 27-26 only to lose the next three points through receiving errors.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCPlast_img read more