Caitriona Lucas died during a search for a missing manTHE death of a search and rescue volunteer in Kilkee, Co Clare this Monday has shaken a community and indeed the country as the heroics of Caitriona Lucas and her fellow volunteers members comes to light as her family mourns her loss.A mother of two, Ms Lucas (41) from Ballyvaughan was one of three members onboard a Doolin Coast Guard boat involved in a search for a man missing in the area for a number of days.A tragic reversal of roles unfolded for Caitriona and her co-volunteers Jenny Carway (51) and James Lucey (49) when their Delta RIB flipped over during a search at Kilkee Bay.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The trio were thrown from their boat into the pounding seas before Caitriona lost her life and Jenny and James became the focus of a dramatic rescue bid.Both Jenny and James are now recovering in hospital but efforts to revive Caitriona failed after she was plucked from the sea by rescuers onboard the Shannon based Rescue 115 helicopter.RNLI crews from Ballybunion, Aran and Kilrush were also at the scene as their attention turned to their colleagues in peril.Upwards of 400 people had been involved in an initial shoreline search on Sunday for the missing man before it was stood down due to weather conditions.Volunteers, including the water based search units from the RNLI and the Kilkee and Doolin Coast Guard units returned on Monday to continue their search before tragedy struck for one of their members.As many onlookers, villagers and friends were left shaken by the tragedy, a statement from The Irish Coast Guard read that it extended “sincere condolences to the Lucas family and all the volunteer members of the Doolin and Kilkee units. The Coast Guard also wishes to thank all the other organisations that participated in today’s search.”In many tributes paid to the mother of two whose husband Bernard is also a member of the Doolin volunteer unit, Caitriona was described “as a brave and valiant woman”.Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, together with Limerick Fire and Rescue Service and the many other volunteer search and organisations have changed their online social media pictures to display a Irish Coast Guard logo with a black stripe through it, in memory and honour of Caitriona.Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam uasal. Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Facebook TAGSCaitriona LucasIrish Coast Guardlimerick WhatsApp Linkedin NewsBrave heroine Caitriona dies during search for missing manBy Staff Reporter – September 13, 2016 747 Print Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleLimerick emergency department facing big demandsNext article110 new jobs for Limerick as Ortec Inc set up EU base Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
News UpdatesGujarat High Court Allows Persons Having Full Time/Part Time Jobs Having Law Degree To Get Enrolled, Enrolment Certificate Shall Be Withheld Sparsh Upadhyay7 Nov 2020 7:36 AMShare This – xGujarat High Court on Friday (06th October) watered down Rules 1 and 2 of the Bar Council of Gujarat (Enrollment) Rules paving way for other professionals having LLB degree to get enrolled with the Bar.The Judgment delivered by the Bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath Justice J. B. Pardiwala has in effect, cleared the path for professionals/Employed persons to be admitted as an Advocate and to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginGujarat High Court on Friday (06th October) watered down Rules 1 and 2 of the Bar Council of Gujarat (Enrollment) Rules paving way for other professionals having LLB degree to get enrolled with the Bar.The Judgment delivered by the Bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath Justice J. B. Pardiwala has in effect, cleared the path for professionals/Employed persons to be admitted as an Advocate and to have eligibility to appear in the All India Bar’s test to qualify to become a lawyer.The Bench ordered,”We read down Rules 1 and 2 respectively of the Bar Council of Gujarat (Enrollment) Rules so as to read that a person may be either in full or part-time service or employment or is engaged in any trade, business or profession, who otherwise is qualified to be admitted as an Advocate shall be admitted as an Advocate, however, the enrollment certificate of such a person shall be withheld with the Bar Council and shall lie in deposit with the Council until the concerned person makes a declaration that the circumstances mentioned in Rule 2 have ceased to exist and that he or she has started his/her practice.”[NOTE: As per Rule 1 of the BCG Enrollment Rules, a person who is otherwise qualified to be admitted as an Advocate but is either in full or part-time service or employment or is engaged in any trade, business or profession is not to be admitted as an Advocate.As per Rule 2 of the BCG Enrollment Rules, every person applying to be admitted as an Advocate has to make a declaration in his application that he is not in full or part-time service or employment and that he is not engaged in any trade, business or profession contrary to the rules of State Bar Council and of the Bar Council of India made under the Act.]BackgroundNotably, the Gujarat High Court on 06th October passed an interim order allowing an employed woman to appear for the All India Bar Examination (AIBE).It may be noted that one Twinkle Mangaonkar, an LLB degree holder was engaged with some other profession. Being a single earning member of the family, she had submitted before the Court that she could not afford to give up her present profession (as was required under BCG Rules).[Note: She did give an undertaking before the High Court that she will give up her present job once she clears the AIBE.]To this, the Bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice J. B. Pardiwala had asked the Bar Council of Gujarat to accept her application (for AIBE) and had directed the Council to not ask the writ applicant to resign from her current employment.The Court in its Friday Judgment noted that “the Bar Council of Gujarat acted very smart so as to see that the order passed by this Court dated 06.10.2020 is diluted or not given effect too.”The Court observed that the Bar Council of Gujarat issued the provisional enrollment certificate to the writ applicant (Twinkle Mangaonkar) on the evening of 14.10.2020 (in pursuant to Court interim order dated 06th October).”However, much to the dismay of the writ applicant, she was not able to get herself registered for the All India Bar Examination as the Enrollment Number mentioned in the certificate was not being accepted by the Online Registration System”, states the Judgment delivered by the High Court.The Court noted that the Enrollment Number ordinarily issued by the Bar Council is like G/123-2020 or G/1234-2020, i.e,. consisting of numeral except for the ‘G’.”The Bar Council of Gujarat issued the Enrollment Number as G/Provisional-I/2020, which has not been accepted by the Online Registration System”, noted the Court further.Apart from this, before the Court, the argument canvassed on behalf of the Bar Council of India was that if the writ applicant is permitted to be enrolled as an Advocate, the same may open flood gates for the others.Court’s JudgmentThe principal question which arose before the Court was whether it should strike down Rules 1 and 2 of the Bar Council of Gujarat (Enrollment) Rules being violative of Article 14 of the Constitution or it should uphold the validity by adopting the principle of ‘reading down’ or ‘reading into’ so as to make the rule effective and workable and ensure the attainment of the object of the rule.The Court deliberated on the questions as to what is the object behind Rules 1 and 2 of the State Bar Council (Enrollment) Rules and Rule 49 of the Bar Council of India Rules?. Why such a restriction is sought to be imposed? Why the statute does not permit a person enrolled as an advocate with any particular Bar Council of the State from taking up any other vocation?The Court specifically observed,”It is too much to say that a person desirous to get himself enrolled as an Advocate with the State Bar Council should be asked at its inception to give up any other vocation, business or job and only, thereafter, he can be enrolled on the roll of the State Bar Council.”The Court further said,”We are dealing with a matter, in which, as single mother has come before us saying that no sooner she is enrolled as an Advocate after clearing the Bar Council Entrance Exam, then she would file a declaration on oath that she has given up the job which she has as on date. The lady is in a helpless situation. Today, if she gives up her job being a single mother, and god forbid if she is unable to clear the All India Bar examination, then she would be left without any means of livelihood.”Accordingly, the Court, while reading down Rules 1 and 2 of the Bar Council of Gujarat (Enrollment) Rules directed the Bar Council of Gujarat as well as the Bar Council of India to act accordingly after applying the rules in consonance with what has been stated by the Court and issue a provisional Sanad to the writ applicant so as to entitle her to appear in the Bar Council of India Exam.It was also directed that the Bar Council of Gujarat shall issue the Enrollment Number to the writ applicant on the same line and in the same format as given to all other applicants who apply for enrollment as an Advocate and which is acceptable to and compatible with the On-line All India Bar Examination portal.Case title – Twinkle Rahul Mangaonkar v. Union Of IndiaClick Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Next Story
Two-hundred forty nine recruits the Bureau of Fire and Protection in Western Visayas undergo reception rites at the Camp Fullon in San Jose, Antique in July last year. The BRP regional office is hiring a total of 189 Fire Officer 1 this year. PN FILE PHOTO FROM BFP REGION 6 SAN JOSE, Antique – The Bureau of Fire (BFP) in this province is looking for qualified individuals to join their ranks as junior officers.BFP-Antique Fire Marshall Randy Pudadera said the agency’s regional office is in the process of hiring 189 Fire Officer 1 (FO1s) to be assigned in various provinces in Western Visayas. He added interested applicants are advised to seek endorsement from the respective fire marshals of their municipalities before submitting their applications to the BFP provincial office. Then, the BFP Antique will forward the applications to the regional office in Iloilo City. According to Pudadera, the application for the job is only until July 12, 2020. Pudadera, however, stressed that he has no idea yet if how many of the 189 would-be recruits will be assigned in this province. In 2019, the BFP in this region hired 249 FO1s, with 26 of them assigned in Antique.(With a report from PNA/PN) To qualify, the applicant must have a Baccalaureate Degree; must possess a Civil Service Professional or Fire Officer Eligibility; and must be at least one meter and sixty-two centimeters (1.62M) in height for males and one meter and fifty-seven centimeters (1.57M) for females. Also, weight must not be more than or less than five kilograms from the standard weight corresponding to his/her height, age and sex. Meanwhile, BFP-Antique information officer Vilmarie Pagunsan said the application letter to be addressed to Fire Senior Superintendent. JerryCandido, caretaker of the agency’s regional office, must be accompanied with a handwritten Personal Data Sheet, Transcript of Records and a college diploma. Applicants must not be less than 21 years old nor more than 30 years old on the date of actual assumption of duty or oath of office. “Our municipal fire stations in the 18 municipalities in this province started receiving the applications for FO1 last June 15,” Pudadera said on June 24.