Mother, son and third man deny false imprisonment of Limerick teen

first_imgThe trial continues at Limerick Circuit CourtTHE trial of a mother and son charged in connection with the alleged false imprisonment of a 19-year-old has opened at Limerick Circuit Court.Michael Kirby (32) and his mother Mary (64) both denied the false imprisonment of Dylan Cosgrave of Garryglass Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston in the Kirby family home at 89 Hyde Road on September 14 last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A third man, Daniel Kelly (19) with addresses at 121, O’Malley Park and apartment 1, Main Street, Caherconlish also denies the false imprisonment charge. Along with Michael Kirby, he was also jointly charged with possession of an imitation handgun in suspicious circumstances at Caledonian Park on the same date, as well as assaulting and threatening to kill Mr Cosgrave.The jury of nine men and three women heard that evidence will be given by Mr Cosgrave, his mother and upwards of 30 Gardaí.The trial before Judge John Hannan is expected to last until the end of next week and this Thursday will hear from the alleged victim. Linkedin NewsBreaking newsMother, son and third man deny false imprisonment of Limerick teenBy Staff Reporter – November 17, 2016 1479 TAGSlimerick Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email WhatsApp Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous article“We are Electric Eel Shock! Who the f*ck are you?” #musiclimerick #liveNext articleLimerick petrol station destroyed after car crashed through shop Staff Reporter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Printlast_img read more

More free Wi-Fi hotspots to be introduced in Oxford

first_imgOver 40 public buildings in Oxford are set to transform into free Wi-Fi hotspots for tourists, residents and students by March of next year in plans unveiled last Thursday.The proposal to introduce free Wi-Fi into institutions like Modern Art Oxford, Park and Ride sites and the County Hall, come as part of a planned £150m government investment across the UK.This new Wi-Fi will not only benefit the tourists who visit Oxford’s world-famous museums and institutions, but Oxford University students themselves.Leader of the City Council Bob Price explained how this new wider Wi-Fi coverage would directly advantage the student population.He said, “Free City Centre Wi-Fi will mean that students can use all personal devices in the main facilities in the central area and have access to all web enabled systems.”He continued to describe how these networks would also be extended further across the city to ensure that other areas are equally enabled for all- not just students and visitors, but residents and businesses also.This could resolve the issues with Eduroam that plague some Oxford students, particularly when connecting to this cross-campus network via their mobile phones.Fresher Pascal Foster complained of the unreliability of the current Wi-Fi network outside of college for him, saying, “Since I arrived here, Eduroam has been temperamental at vital moments when I needed to contact tutors, mainly when trying to access my emails through my mobile whilst walking between lectures or classes. It either refuses to connect or quickly loses connection.”As a result he would be keen- like others who have found Eduroam can prove erratic- to find an alternative wireless solution when out and about in Oxford, however he doubted whether these particular new plans would impact him.He added, “I’m not sure how far the Wi-Fi zone extends or how easily accessible it will be, but I’m unlikely to frequently visit the public places where it will be offered as I always seem to have so much on, so I’m not sure if t will improve my internet situation outside of college!”However, History student Flora Raybould was quick to praise the new proposals, commenting, “I haven’t actually found Eduroam too problematic, but even so I think this new free Wi-Fi is a great way of encouraging students to visit different facilities in Oxford; either to work in or to look around.“It’s also a great way of helping to integrate the student population into the Oxford community as it is something that will benefit all those who live, study and work in or are visiting here.”The question of whether this new Wi-Fi will inspire students to visit more public institutions is definitely up for debate, as there are hopes that these proposals will not only positively impact those who connect to the new networks but the institutions that offer them.Oxford Ice Rink, which already provides free Wi-Fi in its café, has said that the free network has played an important role in attracting more student customers and so has had a very important impact on their business.Hopefully this will be the case for dozens of other institutions by this coming March, when their Wi-Fi networks are completely established.last_img read more

Tigers end poor run

first_img The Toffees appeared very much in control at half-time of the Barclays Premier League contest, going in a goal up thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s 34th-minute strike from a Kevin Mirallas cut-back. But Hull battled back after the break and were level in the 59th minute when Aluko, only just introduced to the action, got past Sylvain Distin and put a nice finish past Tim Howard at his near post. Tigers captain Michael Dawson was booked for upending Mirallas, who could only send the resulting free-kick into the arms of McGregor from a decent-looking position, before Jelavic completely miscued a header inside the opposite box. Despite being increasingly on top, Everton were still yet to really show a cutting edge, but when Mirallas lashed the ball across the box in the 33rd minute, a flick from Osman brought a diving save out of McGregor. And moments later, the deadlock was broken as Belgium internationals Mirallas and Lukaku combined for a goal once again, as they had done twice last week when they each scored against Wolfsburg in the Europa League. Luakaku nodded the ball on for Mirallas, who surged down the right, got the better of Dawson and provided the delivery from which his compatriot rifled home. It was a seventh goal of the season for Lukaku – Everton’s £28million club record summer signing – and his third in his last four games. The hosts’ efforts towards a second goal before the interval saw Muhamed Besic curl a shot wide and skipper Phil Jagielka miss with a header from a corner. Hull’s Mohamed Diame had a shot blocked shortly after the restart – but Everton were soon threatening again, this time Lukaku teeing up Mirallas, who tried a cheeky chip that just cleared the bar. Diame came off for Aluko, while Leighton Baines had to disappear down the tunnel briefly for treatment on what looked like a bloodied nose. Besic then looped a shot to McGregor, before Lukaku skewed off-target. Hull were level when Aluko – six minutes after his introduction – danced past Distin and beat Howard for his first goal since September 2013. Soon after, Everton fans had their hearts in their mouths as Jelavic directed a header narrowly wide. Martinez reacted by taking off Mirallas for Steven Pienaar and then Besic for Aiden McGeady – but Everton struggled to show any incisiveness as Hull dug in. Dawson blocking a shot from Lukaku in the box was the closest they came to retaking the lead, with the hosts continuing to be frustrated thereafter and eventually departing the field to boos from some Toffees supporters, who have now seen their team win only three of their last 10 home league matches. The Tigers’ ex-Everton frontman Nikica Jelavic headed just wide moments later, and the visitors then hung on doggedly for a draw that takes them out of the relegation zone, which they had slipped into on Tuesday night. Steve Bruce’s men are only up a place from 18th to 17th and are clear of the drop zone on goal difference alone, but they will surely take a considerable boost from getting this point on the board after losing their previous four games. Meanwhile, Roberto Martinez’s Everton, having failed to really spark, stay 11th, with the gap between them and fourth place now cut by one to seven points. Martinez’s only change from the 2-1 loss at Tottenham on Sunday – which had ended an eight-game unbeaten streak for the Merseysiders – saw Leon Osman replace Samuel Eto’o. Bruce made four adjustments, who dropped Hatem Ben Arfa from the squad completely after substituting him in the first half of Saturday’s 3-0 reverse at Manchester United. Stephen Quinn came in for Ben Arfa, with the other incoming personnel being Liam Rosenior, David Meyler and Tom Huddlestone. Following a subdued start to the game on a chilly night, Lukaku fashioned the first real attempt on goal just prior to the quarter-hour mark, turning and cracking a low effort from outside the box which Allan McGregor gathered. As Everton looked to create further opportunities, Lukaku received Gareth Barry’s pass in the area and prodded goalwards, seeing his shot hit Rosenior and referee Robert Madley dismiss his claims it had been a handball. Hull’s run of defeats came to an end as an equaliser from substitute Sone Aluko secured them a 1-1 draw at Everton. Press Associationlast_img read more