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

3 May

Eights’ Thrill Approach

first_imgAs the nights get shorter, the river becomes more crowded with punts, tourists in row-boats, and the hundreds of rowers cramming in as many hours as they can on the river in an attempt to take part in the glorious Pimms-quaffing tradition that is Oxford Summer Eights, kicking off with Rowing- On taking place on Friday of 4th week. All eyes will not, however, be on the rowing-on divisions in Eights, but instead on both Headships. After Pembroke Men’s disasterous Torpids crash, they’ll be looking for revenge on the water, and have a stronger returning contingent of University rowers than Oriel that could lead to a close battle. Merton women, having come so agonisingly close to the Eights Headship last year, look to be on course to take victory this year following good results at the Bedford Regatta and their acquisition of the Torpids Headship earlier in the year. Further down the Men’s 1st Division, Magdalen look to be fielding a very strong Eight – stacked with no fewer than 5 oarsmen who represented Oxford over the Easter Vacation. In the Women’s 1st Division, St Hilda’s will also be looking to build on their Torpids success, chasing the Univ crew which bumped them back in 2001. Taking a look at the 2nd Divisions, Wadham men will be eagerly trying to bump up into Division One after their agonising 8 consecutive row-overs last year. Hot on their heels will, no doubt, be Univ, who chase a Brasenose crew losing several key oarsmen to Finals on the first day. Trinity looked strong at City Bumps and in Torpids, and surely crews ahead will be watching anxiously as they look to make amends after their relatively poor performance last year. Keble women should be upward movers, encouraged after their win at Bedford Regatta. A few final mentions; Corpus Christi should be closely watched, as despite languishing in the Men’s 3rd Division, they seem to have managed to find themselves the 3-man of the Blue Boat and a home-grown OUBC triallist to row for them in Eights. Also, the antics of the heavily-loaded Brasenose and Wadham Schools VIIIs should prove quite amusing to anyone up early enough to watch them race.ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2003last_img read more

17 Dec

Republican plan still leaves credit union tax exemption at risk

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The Republican tax reform blueprint released Wednesday does not specify how tax cuts in the plan would be paid for, so credit unions that are carefully guarding their tax exemption aren’t out of the woods yet.The plan would cut taxes for businesses, the middle class and the wealthy. It also preserves some of the public’s favorite tax credits.The plan was developed by the Trump Administration and Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee. It is designed to serve as a “a template for the tax-writing committees that will develop legislation through a transparent and inclusive committee process,” according to the nine-page document.At the end of the document, there is a section entitled, “Tax Rules Affecting Specific Industries.”last_img read more

21 Sep

Connacht too good for Zebre

first_img With both teams struggling towards the foot of the RaboDirect PRO12 table, Connacht came to Italy looking to complete a league double over Zebre, and having also beaten them twice in the Heineken Cup. Pat Lam’s troops tore ahead with a third-minute Dan Parks penalty and the opening try from Ah You two minutes later. Parks missed the conversion but nailed his kick after Marmion worked his way through for Connacht’s second try in the 26th minute. Referee Ian Davies handed Connacht their penalty try from a scrum in the 37th minute, and Parks’ extras gave the visitors a 22-0 interval lead. Griffin kept the points coming when he dotted down after a fine exhibition of running rugby from Connacht in the 56th minute. Zebre responded, for the sake of avoiding humiliation. Tries from Giovanbattista Venditti and Samuela Vunisa narrowed the deficit to 27-12, with Troy Nathan kicking one conversion but missing the next. Dries van Schalkwyk added a late third Zebre try, too late for the Italian side to give serious thought to a more consequential fightback. Tries from Rodney Ah You, Kieran Marmion and Eoin Griffin – plus a penalty try – gave the Irish visitors a 27-19 bonus-point win, with a flurry of late points from Zebre seeing them gain scoreboard respectability. At one stage early in the second half Connacht were racing away with the game at 27-0 ahead, but their hosts finally came to life. Connacht were denied the landslide success they at one stage looked to be heading towards but victory over Zebre in Parma was never in doubt. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

17 Sep

SU vs. Georgetown rivalry spills into new conference; Lade comfortable in return

first_imgKeogh, who had four goals already on the day, had enough room to wind up and rip a shot into the top corner of the goal, putting Syracuse up 8-4. Facebook Twitter Google+ Lade feels good in return Comments Syracuse’s win against Georgetown marked the first Big East conference game in Orange history. And any time the Orange and Hoyas get together, people tend to pay attention. ‘I think as long as I’ve seen Syracuse lacrosse play, that’s one of the things that we’re known for,’ he said. ‘We try to push transition and we try to get unsettled situations. …I think that’s what Syracuse is known for.’ With 12:45 remaining in the game the Hoyas trailed 11-7, but a Stephen Keogh penalty put the Hoyas in a man advantage situation. Georgetown set up their offense and passed the ball around behind the net. Lade stepped in, intercepted the pass and gave it up to John Galloway who cleared the ball to Joel White. After spending the first three games on the sideline, junior defenseman John Lade returned to the offense against the Hoyas. He warmed up against Virginia, but did not feel it was ready to go. ‘I think the Big East having lacrosse now is a very good thing,’ he said. ‘…I think it helps the sport. A conference like the Big East, which is a nationally recognized conference, has the sport of lacrosse. And I suspect that Notre Dame, Georgetown, Syracuse and others will make a good accounting of themselves.’ He spent most of the day shadowing Hoya leading scorer Craig Dowd, holding him scoreless. And when he was not checking Dowd, Lade got his fair share of time on Ryan Shuler, who provided much of the Hoya offense on the day with two goals. ‘The offense did a great job all game keeping us in it and then the defense really played well too,’ said Lade. Longstick midfielder Joel White picked up the loose ball and rolled it to junior Jeremy Thompson. Thompson found Amidon in the middle of the field and he fired a shot into the back of the net. All that only ten seconds into the fourth. Lade certainly did not look like he had nursed a thigh injury for three games. And he didn’t feel like it either. Many of the Orange’s scores came on transition opportunities or other unsettled situations. For head coach John Desko, that doesn’t come as a surprise. Transition Gamecenter_img He poked the ball out of a Hoya stick, picked it up and took off down the middle of the field. He dished it off to Josh Amidon, who found Stephen Keogh at the left hash about 10 yards from the cage. [email protected]@syr.edu A little more than five minutes into the second quarter, junior midfielder Tim Harder turned a Georgetown turnover into instant offense. ‘That’s what our team’s good at,’ Amidon said. ‘We just capitalized on it.’ ‘You could have Georgetown playing Syracuse in pinochle halfway down Route 81 and get a lot of people interested in what’s going on,’ Georgetown head coach Dave Urick said. SU got out on the break whenever it had the opportunity. Faceoff wins turned into quick scores and Georgetown mistakes led directly to Orange goals. ‘I felt great out there,’ Lade said. ‘I love playing with these guys and it just felt great to play with them again.’ And his first game of the season was anything but a gradual comeback.  Syracuse players and coaches have said throughout the year that they aren’t really sure that being in the Big East means much this year, especially without an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament for the conference winner. Though the Hoyas offense started slow, they unleashed for 22 second half shots and had four man-up opportunities over the final 30 minutes. Tough defense was key for the Orange in a second half where offense was hard to come by. But Urick believes that it’s good to have Syracuse and Georgetown playing each other in a conference setting. Published on March 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm After a sloppy third quarter that was largely controlled by the Hoyas, Syracuse stole away the momentum with a quick score of the faceoff.last_img read more