Land rights cause people to act in crazy ways

first_imgFacebook by Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected]“THE most sensible and decent people behave in crazy ways when it comes to land”, according to a Limerick barrister.Defence counsel Mark Nicholas BL, made his comments during the sentencing hearing of a Limerick man accused of threatening to kill a business owner in a dispute over a right of way to his home.Brian Healy (48) of Sexton Street North pleaded guilty to threatening to kill Patrick Moloney at the Woodworkers store in Thomondgate on May 19, 2012.Limerick Circuit Court heard evidence from Detective Garda Keith Harmon, who said there had been difficulties in the past between the two men over a “common area or passageway” between Mr Healy’s home and the Woodworkers store owned by Mr Moloney.On May 19, 2012, Mr Healy was walking to his mother’s house where he lived when Mr Moloney came out from his shop. A n argument ensued and Mr Healy said he had a gun and would use it to shoot Mr Moloney.He also threatened to “burn out” the business and slit Mr Moloney’s throat.Mr Moloney’s father was waiting for his son in a car nearby and made a statement to Gardaí of overhearing the exchange.Prosecuting counsel John O’Sullivan said it caused great distress to Mr. Moloney.Mr Healy attempted to goad Mr Moloney into hitting him. There was no physical altercation between the two men and no further incidents since.Detective Harmon said Mr Healy admitted he threatened to “knock him out” but denied saying he would use a gun.Gardaí did not search Mr Healy’s home for a gun.Mark Nicholas BL said that his client, who had no previous convictions, regretted what happened and he had no intention of harming Mr Moloney.“The most sensible and decent people behave in crazy ways when it comes to land,” he said, adding that the house, which was owned by his client’s mother until she died, was to be sold.Applying the probation act, Judge Carroll Moran said that Brian Healy said some “very unpleasant things but he had a previous good record and there was no issue between the two parties since.“If he does it again or anything similar, he will likely go to jail”, the judge warned. Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement NewsCommunityLand rights cause people to act in crazy waysBy Staff Reporter – February 6, 2014 1178 #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Linkedin Print Rape Crisis welcomes publication of O’Malley reportcenter_img Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Email TAGSassaultCourtland rightsMusic Limerickthreatswoodworkers store Previous articleJFK and Brian BorúNext articleBurglar jailed after found hiding in wardrobe Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday last_img read more

Girls Night Out! Andrew Rannells & Allison Williams Run Wild at Bullets

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 View Comments Zach Braff Will Swenson Andrew Rannells is one busy guy—in addition to playing Hannah’s pal Elijah on HBO’s Girls, he’s also gearing up to star in Hedwig and the Angry Inch while filming the new movie The Intern at the same time. But the Tony nominee still somehow found the time to see the toe-tapping musical Bullets Over Broadway with his Girls co-star Allison Williams on July 26. The duo wasn’t the only star to catch the show that night—Will Swenson, who is prepping to star in Bull Durham in Atlanta, GA, was also on hand to see Zach Braff, Nick Cordero and the tap-dancing gangsters in action. Check out these Hot Shots of the star-studded evening, then see Bullets Over Broadway through August 24 at the St. James Theatre. Bullets Over Broadway Andrew Rannells Star Files Related Showslast_img read more

Irish regulator consults on pension trustee qualifications

first_imgIreland’s pensions regulator may bar trustees without sufficient experience under proposals put out to consultation this week.The Pensions Authority said it launched the consultation to consider the impact of proposals for professional trustees, tabled by the European Commission in its initial draft of the revised IORP Directive but opposed by EU member states including the UK.The Authority’s consultation asked for advice on how a potential trustee qualification should be structured, as well as what information should be contained within a curriculum. It also asked the industry whether it should allow trustees currently active in the industry to continue working if they can demonstrate sufficient experience. The consultation asked: “If so, how do you think this should be managed – for example, what existing experience/expertise should get recognition?“How long should grandfathering last for? Should there be some form of testing for those with specified experience, such as an online test with ongoing CPD requirements?”The Authority asked for feedback by the beginning of October, with the consultation building on its previous work on the future of defined contribution (DC) funds in Ireland.Brendan Kennedy, head of the Authority, has previously said he would like to see the number of DC funds fall to around 100, which would see a significant reduction in the 200,000 people acting as pension trustees.He has said the ability of the trustees should be “at the heart” of the body’s regulatory work.last_img read more