Man arrested following robbery at a Limerick Off-Licence

first_imgGARDAÍ have arrested a man in his 50s in relation to a robbery at an off-licence on Parnell Street, Limerick on March 14, 2020.Shortly before 2.30pm Gardaí from Roxboro Road received a report of a robbery at an off-licence on Parnell Street. A man wearing a balaclava entered the shop and threatened staff with a can of flammable spray and a lighter. The man then left the scene on foot having stolen a sum of cash.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up An investigation was carried out by detectives in Roxboro Road and a search warrant was executed at a house in Limerick this morning, March 15. A man in his 50s was arrested and brought to Roxboro Road Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. Twitter Previous articleFour people treated for COVID-19 discharged from Limerick hospitalNext articleSinn Féin President asks for measures to be taken as Social distancing advice not being heeded Staff Reporter WhatsApp Advertisement Linkedincenter_img NewsCrime & CourtMan arrested following robbery at a Limerick Off-LicenceBy Staff Reporter – March 15, 2020 1864 Print Email Facebooklast_img read more

Principal joins coalition against legalising cannabis

first_imgNZ Catholic 3 July 2020Family First Comment: “Regulation has been a dismal failure with alcohol where binge drinking and drunk driving by under 18-year-olds remain significant problems. No one disputes that marijuana is a harmful, addictive drug that has adverse effects on the physical and mental well-being of users. These are accentuated on the developing teenage brain. Legalising cannabis is, in effect ‘legitimising it’, so we will see, inevitably an increase in its use by teenagers. My experience working in high schools for the last 35 years tells me we will see more students using it if it is legalised. This, in turn, will lead to more of the following in teenagers:- driving while drugged, depression, suicidal ideation, poor academic results, dropping out of school, and anti-social behaviour, including crime and violence.” Mr Walsh said SAM-NZ does not wish to criminalise teenagers who use cannabis. “Certainly the first options should be an educative and therapeutic approach.”A Catholic secondary school principal is among community leaders who have signed up to a new alliance of people who will work to oppose any attempt to legalise cannabis in New Zealand. Patrick Walsh, principal of John Paul College in Rotorua, is among the those in Smart Approaches to Marijuana NZ (SAM-NZ), the formation of which was announced this month. Spokesman Aaron Ironside described the coalition as being made up of “a wide-ranging group of organisations and experts from all areas of society to come together to argue against legalising the recreational use of cannabis, based on reputable science and sound principles of public health and safety”. Among their members are ex-addicts, educators, ex-police, addiction counsellors, health professionals and community workers. The formation of the coalition was announced in a statement from Family First. The coalition is urging people to vote “No” in the referendum at the general election later this year, which will ask people if they support the “Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill”.  According to the Ministry of Justice, the proposed bill sets out a way for the Government to control and regulate cannabis. This regulatory model covers how people can produce, supply, or consume cannabis.READ MORE: read more

Distinguished veteran, daughter identified as Dearborn County murder victims

first_imgAurora, In. — A decorated Vietnam veteran and his daughter have been identified as the victims of a double homicide in Dearborn County over the weekend. The bodies of Walter Bryant Jr., 78 and his live-in daughter Faith Craig, 58, were found Friday night during a welfare check in the 5000 block of Douglas Drive in Aurora.Reports from the Indiana State Police say two people of interest have been questioned, one suspect is reportedly a family member. The suspects are awaiting extradition from Kentucky.The cause of death has not been released.The local veteran community is in shock. Bryant made Aurora home following a 21-year military career that included one tour during the Korean Conflict and two tours during the Vietnam War. He was the recipient of the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, two Purple Heart awards, at least on Bronze Star with Valor, the Army Commendation Medal and various marksmanship awards.last_img read more