Solicitor avoids conviction with €1,000 charity payment

first_imgAdvertisement NewsLocal NewsSolicitor avoids conviction with €1,000 charity paymentBy admin – October 23, 2012 473 Linkedin Print Facebook A PROMINENT Limerick solicitor has avoided a criminal conviction for assault after he made a donation of €1,000 to the Society of St Vincent de Paul. The facts of the case against 50-year-old John Devane, with a practice on Quinlan Street, had been earlier proven before Judge Patrick Clyne at Limerick District Court on June 9, 2011. Evidence was heard of how he had “thrown a headbutt” and grabbed fellow solicitor John Herbert  by the throat during “an exchange of words” outside Limerick District Court last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up John Herbert told the court of how he was assaulted by John Devane after he refused an offer to “forget about” an earlier incident between them two weeks earlier as he felt “it was not made in earnest”.  He said he had his hands in his pockets at all times and said it was “preposterous and a lie” that he pushed John Devane.The court heard that Mr Devane was irate and agitated and a witness, Paul O’Dwyer, saw the two standing in the foyer of the courthouse with Mr Devane saying “who do you think you are? You will not bully me like you did last week?”Mr Devane told the court that the relationship between the two was not “amicable” and there was a lot of tension between them.Judge Clyne said he was satisfied that something happened and that the assault occurred. He said he would dismiss the case if he made a €1,000 contribution to St Vincent de Paul before October 18 and last week, the court was notified that the payment had been made.After proceedings, State solicitor, Michael Murray said he had specific instructions from the DPP that the court should either convict Mr Devane and have the proceedings struck out or have the matter dismissed under the Probation Act.However, Judge Clyne said that the case was closed and he had made his decisioncenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Email Previous articleDrug driver banned for six yearsNext articleMan pleads guilty to dangerous driving resulting in death of 16-year-old adminlast_img read more

Finish line in sight for Arundel Springs residential development

first_imgDEVELOPMENT of Villa World’s $300 million Arundel Springs project has been fast tracked to meet strong demand.And if the pace continues Arundel Springs development manager Kevin Morse expects that the final sixth stage will be completed by January or February next year instead of the end of 2019 as first anticipated.Mr Morse said they were taken a bit by surprised about the need to bring later stages on quicker.He believed the demand was a result of a combination of things including a lack of stock and all the facilities on offer including the world Villa World had done on creating usable open space areas.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoHe said they appeared to have something different to what other developers were offering and that was a real “mixed bag’’of blocks.“We’ve got small blocks through to larger blocks. There is a fair bit of variety there I think which people like and a (variety) of price points and that is encouraging some of the sales as well.Mr Morse said most buyers appeared to be able to find something in the development which suited their budget.Stage five of the project is now at about 40 per cent mark of construction and the contract has already been awarded for work to start on stage six.“I am hopeful that stage five is complete and sold and settled by end of this year and stage six will have start probably around September and be finished probably in January, February.Mr Morse said now that potential buyers could see completed houses in the area and people moving in they could see the quality of the project.He said there was a growing waitlist on the new stages because of the larger, more conventional size of the lots. DEVELOPMENT of Villa World’s $300 million Arundel Springs project has been fast tracked to meet strong demand.The project included the regeneration the Coombabah Lakelands conservation area and there are walkways, bike tracks and viewing decks.The new prestige park-side land starts at $325,000 and buyers can choose their lots, select their builder and their home design. Land lots range from 314 sqm to 639 sqm and include NBN and natural gas access. Arundel Springs.DEVELOPMENT of Villa World’s $300 million Arundel Springs project has been fast tracked to meet strong demand.While the developer had initially planned to be starting stage four of the central Gold Coast masterplanned community now, it was already completed and sold out as a result of high demand.It has now released lots in stage five.last_img read more

Whitetails Unlimited awards $2,000 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Whitetails Unlimited has awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant totaling $2,000 to fund processing fees on donated large game and livestock.  “We are very excited about our “Meat” the Need program, “said Debra Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, “and pleased that this Whitetails Unlimited is continually making an investment in our community.”These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for donations of large game and livestock within Indiana. Founded in 2011, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to our “Meat” the Need program, raises financial support to pay processing fees on these donations, and gives this nutritious meat to hunger relief-agencies within Indiana. Hunters and farmers may donate, at no cost to them (farmers may also write-off fair market value on taxes), by taking their large game or livestock to a participating meat processor in their area.  The donation will be processed, packaged in 1- to 2-pound packages and frozen. Local hunger-relief agencies will be contacted for pick up and distribution of this nutritious protein back into the community. The individuals and families that Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry serves are reached through food banks and other hunger- relief agencies whose services are strictly for low income and poor populations.“The grant provided by Whitetails Unlimited will pay for approximately 1,500 pounds of donated large game and livestock, which will then be distributed to area hunger-relief agencies – providing almost 6,000 meals to residents in need within our communities,” said Treesh. Even as the economy is improving, many hardworking Hoosiers are still living paycheck to paycheck. Indiana residents who must regularly choose between paying bills and buying groceries, continue to struggle to stay afloat but become even more in debt. In Indiana, approximately 1 out of every 4 households with children – report an inability to afford enough food to feed their family. Those affected by food insecurity are often at high-risk for obesity and diet-related diseases due to the lack of quality in the foods that they can afford. Protein, one of the most important nutrients for brain and body development in children and young adults, is also the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry assists in meeting basic needs within each county we serve. By assisting individuals and families that are struggling with this situation, the organization gives families the ability to avoid hunger and not have to choose between bills and groceries – allowing those aging and vulnerable populations to get back on track to hunger-free, independent living.“To date, we have 83 participating meat processors working within 85 counties in Indiana to ensure residents in need are served,” shared Amber Zecca, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “In the last six years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute over 1,123,000 pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing approximately 4.5 million meals to Hoosiers in need.”Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is accepting donations to fund our “Meat” the Need program throughout Indiana and is continuously looking for volunteers to help us in our efforts to feed the hungry and reduce hunger issues throughout Indiana. For more information on the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry program, its services and to find participating meat processors in your area, or to find out how you can help, please visit www.HoosiersFeedingtheHungry.org.last_img read more