I can’t see why they don’t use this invention it seems pretty flawless.
I can’t see why they don’t use this invention it seems pretty flawless.
Gardaí in Blanchardstown are investigating a cash in transit robbery that occured at Blakestown shortly before 8am this morning, the 12th November.
Two men approached the van armed with an iron bar and what is believed to be an imitation firearm and threatened a member of staff. They made their escape with a cash box in a car which has subsequently recovered and has been taken for technical examination.
There were no injuries during the incident.
Gardaí in Blanchardstown are asking for anyone who may have been in the area at the time and seen anything suspicious to contact them at 01 666 7000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.
As part of an ongoing operation Gardai from Carlow and Portlaoise searched a house at Kilminchey, Portlaoise on the evening of the 11th November 2012. During the course of the search Gardai discovered E tablets, Cannabis herb and Cannabis resin with a total street value of €40,000(pending analysis).
During a follow search of a house in Graiguecullen, Co Carlow Gardai discovered, Speed and Cannabis herb with a street value of €6,000(pending analysis).
A male 30 years was arrested at the second location and is being detained under the provisions of section 2 of the Criminal Justice(Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 as amended at Carlow Garda station.
The BBC director-general has resigned after a Newsnight report wrongly implicated former Conservative Party treasurer Lord McAlpine in a child abuse scandal. George Entwistle said the “wholly exceptional” events of last week had convinced him he should resign. He made the announcement outside New Broadcasting House at 9pm, accompanied by BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten.
Speaking to waiting Journalists, Mr. Entwistle said: “When appointed to the role, with 23 years experience as a producer and leader at the BBC, I was confident the trustees had chosen the best candidate for the post, and the right person to tackle the challenges and opportunities ahead. However, the wholly exceptional events of the past few weeks have led me to conclude that the BBC should appoint a new leader.” Lord Patten said it was “one of the saddest evenings of my public life”. Culture Secretary Maria Miller said it was a “regrettable situation but the right decision”. She added: “It is vital that credibility and public trust in this important national institution is restored. It is now crucial that the BBC puts the systems in place to ensure it can make first class news and current affairs programmes.”
There was some support for Mr Entwistle. Labour former culture secretary Ben Bradshaw described his resignation as a “terrible mistake”. Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman released a statement saying: “George Entwistle’s departure is a great shame. He has been brought low by cowards and incompetents. The real problem here is the BBC’s decision, in the wake of the Hutton Inquiry, to play safe by appointing biddable people. They then compounded the problem by enforcing a series of cuts on programme budgets, while bloating the management. That is how you arrive at the current mess on Newsnight.” When grilled by BBC presenter John Humphrys on Saturday morning about the Newsnight child abuse report, Mr Entwistle admitted he did not know about the investigation until the day after it was broadcast and had not seen newspaper reports casting doubts on the probe. Mr Entwistle, who has been in the post for less than two months, has spent virtually the entire time trying to deal with the repercussions from the Jimmy Savile child abuse scandal.
Gardaí at Birr Co Offaly are investigating the circumstances of a light aircraft accident this afternoon (Sunday 11th November 2012)
Gardaí were notified at approximately 4.50pm today that all contact had been lost between Air Traffic Control and the aircraft. A search commenced and at 6.30pm with the assistance of the Garda Air Support and other emergency services the wreckage of a Cessna Light Training Aircraft was discovered at Clonkelly Upper, Birr, Co Offaly.
Emergency services immediately attended the scene which is currently preserved.
There are two male casualties on board.
The Air Accident Investigation Unit (Dept of Transport) have been notified.
The two men on board the aircraft which crashed in Co Offaly today have been pronounced dead at the scene this evening. The pilot was in his 30’s and the other man was in his 20’s.
Investigations are continuing.
Tomorrow will mark seventeen and a half months that we have been searching for our brother, Gerard. Throughout this time we have received overwhelming support from our family and friends, and our communities. These have been difficult times for our family and your support continues to give us the strength we need to keep going.
Today our focus remains solely on finding our brother and bringing him home. We continue to search for Gerry and appeal to anyone who has any information that can help us find him to contact the Gardaí at Bailieboro Garda Station on 042 969 4570, or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.
The BBC’s director-general, George Entwistle, has said he had no regrets about axing Newsnight over a report that wrongly implicated a former Tory member in a child abuse scandal. When questioned by BBC’s John Humphrys, George Entwistle admitted he did not know about the Newsnight investigation until the day after it was broadcast.
The BBC boss said he was also unaware of a tweet 12 hours before the programme aired, from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, suggesting it was going to identify a senior political figure.
Entwistle claimed: “I didn’t see that tweet. This tweet was not brought to my attention so I found out about this film after it had gone out.”
James Lee, the chairman of the TBIJ, has released a statement saying: “The Trustees are appalled at what appears to be a breach of its standards. To the extent that the principles of The Bureau have been ignored by an involvement in this story, remedial action will be taken against those responsible.” Mr Entwistle said the 32-year-old Newsnight programme had “a fantastic investigative record” and it would be “disproportionate at this stage to talk about closing Newsnight down”. However, he said the report on child abuse allegations was “unacceptable” and “should never have gone out”, warning that staff involved in the programme could now face disciplinary action.
Responding to the BBC investigation into the Newsnight report, Harriet Harman, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport said: “Even before we learn the results of the urgent report by BBC Scotland director Ken MacQuarrie, commissioned by the director-general, it is absolutely clear that something has gone badly wrong at Newsnight.” Kevin Marsh, a former editor of the Today programme and BBC College of Journalism, said it was “extraordinary” Mr Entwistle was unaware of the report following the storm over the dropping of Newsnight’s investigation into Jimmy Savile. MP John Whittingdale, chairman of the Commons Culture, Media and Sport select committee, described the debacle as “the most appalling failure of management at every level of the BBC”.
Despite a number of requests, the BBC told Sky News it would not be making Mr Entwistle, or any other executive, available for interview on Saturday.
Newsnight made an unreserved apology on air on Friday night for the broadcast on 2 November after Steve Messham admitted the man who abused him as a teenager at a care home in North Wales was not former Conservative Party treasurer Lord McAlpine. The 70-year-old found himself at the centre of internet speculation after Mr Messham told the BBC2 programme he had been abused by a senior Conservative from the Thatcher era. On Friday, Lord McAlpine broke cover to issue a vehement public denial of the “wholly false and seriously defamatory” claims against him. His solicitors have indicated they are preparing to sue for defamation.
Gardai investigating the murder of John Kerins can confirm that the post mortem was completed at 12.45pm today the 10th November 2012. He received gunshot wounds to his upper body
An incident room has been set up in Bailieboro Garda Station and the investigation is ongoing. Gardai are still at the scene carrying out a Forensic Examination.
Gardai would like to renew their appeal to anybody that was in the Cornaveagh and the Canningstown area of Bailieboro between 5pm on Thursday the 8th November and 8am on Friday the 9th of November who may have seen anything suspicious or out of the ordinary to contact the Gardai at Bailieboro at 042 9665102, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
Gardaí have said they are following a number of lines of inquiry following the fatal shooting of a former Garda near Bailieborough in Cavan yesterday.
A post mortem is being carried out this morning on the body of John Kerins, who was found dead with gunshot wounds to the head and chest in his house on the outskirts of the village of Canningstown at around midday.
Gardaí want to speak to witnesses who may have been in the Canningstown or Corniveagh area between 5pm on Thursday evening and 8am yesterday morning.
The funeral is due to take place later in Co. Laois of murder victim Aoife Phelan.
The 30-year-old’s body was discovered buried at the rear of a house on the Timahoe Road outside Portlaoise last Wednesday.
A post mortem revealed she suffered injuries to her head and neck.
Yesterday, 24-year-old Robert Corbet of Sheffield, Timahoe Road, Portlaoise appeared in court charged with her murder.
Aoife will be laid to rest this afternoon, following 2pm mass in St Patrick’s church, in Ballyroan.