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

The Disco Biscuits Wrap Up Explosive Washington, D.C. Weekend At The Anthem

first_imgOn Saturday, The Disco Biscuits returned to Washington, D.C. for a show at The Anthem, following an old-school Friday night dance party at the nearby Lincoln Theatre.The Disco Biscuits opened their first set with “On Time”, setting a trancey vibe for the evening. The four-piece worked into “Tricycle”, with Jon “Barber” Gutwillig laying down some intricate guitar solos behind Marc Brownstein’s thunderous bass groove. Aron Magner quickly joined in on the fun, firing off some space-like riffs on his synth. The band kept on pushing forward with an inverted “Aceetobee”, before smoothly transitioning into “Loose Change”. Allen Aucoin set the tempo for “Loose Change”, as Brownstein quickly found his bandmate to weave an intricate pocket, allowing Barber to take the lead. Barbs let it all hang out during last nights “Loose Change”, firing off a series of earth-shattering solos. The Disco Biscuits decided to sandwich their entire first set last night, bringing things to a close with “On Time”.Following a brief set break, The Disco Biscuits returned to open their second set with “Magellan”, following a “Magellan Reprise” encore the night prior. Magner led the band into “Magellan” with some delicate work on the keys, before Barber ran into the vocal segment of the song. The quartet invited the crowd on a breezy ride, that quickly turned into a more rowdy affair. Following “Magellan”, the band sandwiched “Munchkin Invasion” in between a hearty “Jigsaw Earth”, showcasing their innate ability to let loose and see where the music takes them. A colossal rendition of “Story of the World” with an inverted “Therapy” brought the improv-heavy second to an end. A lone encore of “Highwire” gave fans one last chance to boogie down, as The Biscuits ended their two-night Washington, D.C. weekend on a high note.Next up on The Disco Biscuits schedule is a three-night run next weekend at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY’s.For ticketing information and a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, head to The Disco Biscuits’ website.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | The Anthem | Washington, D.C. | 1/26/2019Set One: On Time-> Tricycle-> Aceetobee (inverted)-> Loose Change-> On TimeSet Two: Magellan, Jigsaw Earth-> Munchkin Invasion-> Jigsaw Earth, Story of the Word-> Therapy (inverted)-> Story of the WorldEncore: Highwirelast_img read more