4 Jun

Doyle fails in appeal to overturn conviction for Geoghegan murder

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Andrew Carey at the Criminal Courts of Justice, [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE MAN convicted of the murder of Shane Geoghegan is to remain in prison to serve his life sentence after the three Judge Court of Appeal ruled this week that the conviction was safe.Barry Doyle (30) with addresses in Portland Row, Dublin and Hyde Road, Limerick has failed in his bid to overturn the conviction after lodging 27 grounds for the appeal.Shane Geoghegan, the innocent Limerick rugby player who had been out watching a friendly international match earlier that evening, was returning home when a gunman approached and shot him several times just yards from his house in Kilteragh, Dooradoyle on November 9, 2008.Following a retrial, a jury at the Central Criminal Court found Doyle guilty of the charge and he was given the mandatory life sentence by Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan on February 16, 2012.In his submission to the Court of Appeal, the 30-year-old father of one claimed that admissions made following more than a dozen Garda interviews were obtained through duress.Martin O’Rourke SC, said that the welfare of Doyle’s partner and child were used against him after being told that his partner was being held in custody away from their sick child and that Doyle was told that he could “do something about that”.During the 15th such interview while in garda custody, Doyle admitted that he shot Mr Geoghegan in a case of mistaken identity. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBreaking newsDoyle fails in appeal to overturn conviction for Geoghegan murder By Staff Reporter – June 8, 2015 794 Email Facebook Print WhatsApp In their ruling, the three judge court of appeal said that all of the appeal “submissions were fully ventilated and carefully considered by the trial judge. The many issues were re-visited in a hearing in this court that occupied two full days of oral argument and which were also explored in comprehensive submissions that were of great assistance to the court.Concluding the five minute hearing, Mr Justice Sean Ryan said that the “court is satisfied that none of the grounds of appeal can succeed. The trial was satisfactory and the conviction of Mr Doyle was safe.” Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Previous articlePICTURES – Allianz East Limerick Cumann na mBunscol hurling leagueNext articleGAA – Limerick’s Weekend GAA results Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Advertisement First Irish death from Coronavirus TAGSBarry DoylefeaturedShane Geoghegan Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet Linkedinlast_img read more

17 Sep

New playing surface to be installed in Carrier Dome

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse is installing a new surface for the Carrier Dome, SU Athletics announced in a release on Tuesday. The installation of a new FieldTurf Classic HD field will begin on Wednesday.“When we were looking to replace our synthetic field, I wanted to continue our relationship with FieldTurf,” said Pete Sala, SU’s interim director of athletics, in the release.SU has used FieldTurf for the Ensley Athletic Center and a new track and field facility which is supposed to be finished in July. The Carrier Dome’s AstroTurf was replaced by FieldTurf in 2005. Comments Published on May 26, 2015 at 1:53 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonatilast_img read more

13 Aug

Adams to be challenged by Weaver for at-large seat on Mason City council

first_imgSee the full list of candidates running for municipal election in Cerro Gordo County by clicking here MASON CITY — There’s only one contested race for city council in Mason City on this November’s ballot, as the deadline for filing was last night at 5 o’clock: === In Clear Lake, there will not be a contested race in the three council seats on the ballot. At-large councilman Mike Callanan and First Ward councilman Mark Ebeling are running for re-election, while Gary Hugi is once again running for a spot on the council. He served a four-year term in an at-large seat on the council from 2013 to 2017 === At-large councilman Paul Adams will be challenged by former councilman Max Weaver. Adams has been serving as one of the two at-large councilman since winning a special election in late 2016. Weaver, who served four years as the Third Ward councilman from 1996 to 1999, and then was elected twice to an at-large seat and served between 2004 and 2011, has lost the last four times he’s ran for city office, and abandoned his candidacy for an at-large seat on the city council in the November 2017 election. The other council seats up for election have uncontested races, with First Ward councilman John Lee and Third Ward councilman Joshua Masson running for re-election.  For the city’s Park Board, there will not be a contested election for the two seats up for election, as incumbent Troy Levenhagen is joined on the ballot by political newcomer Jay Lala. Don Nelson decided not to run for re-election. center_img === Two incumbents currently seated on the Mason City School Board are running for re-election, two incumbents are not seeking another term, while two others appear to be headed for spots on the board. Incumbents Lorrie Lala and Brent Seaton are running for another term on the board, but two other incumbents, Scott Warren and Doug Campbell, did not file for the election. Katherine Koehler and Kristine Cassel are the other two to file for seats on the board and will not be contested in the election.  === There will be a contested election for the three seats on the Clear Lake School Board. Incumbents John Brady, Chad Kuhlers and Mike Moeller are running for re-election, and will be joined on the ballot by John Raymond.last_img read more