Linkedin NewsLocal NewsDPP directions sought for murder accusedBy admin – December 18, 2009 547 Advertisement APPEARING in Limerick District Court via video link from Limerick Prison, dressed in a Lions Rugby jacket, waving and making gestures to the camera, 19-year-old Kenneth Collopy of Kilonan Ballysimon was notified by the DPP and the State, that a Book of Evidence was being prepared in relation to the murder of Daniel Fitzgerald at Cloughdromin, Ballysimon on December 8 last. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Collopy, the accused, was formally charged, last Monday at 9.15pm at Roxboro Road Garda Station by Detective Garda Dave Nolan, with the alleged murder of the 24-year-old carpenter at dead man’s residence in Ballysimon.John Herbert was appointed as legal aid for the accused. Inspector Seamus Gallagher sought an adjournment until December 30 next to await the directions of the DPP.Judge Aeneas McCarthy remanded Kenneth Collopy in continuing custody to the governor of Limerick Prison to reappear in court on that date via video link. Print WhatsApp Email Facebook Twitter Previous articleNo joy for Market tradersNext articleBank appoints a receiver to property firm admin
Pontypridd based bread manufacturer Easibake Foods Limited has been fined £14,000 after an employee’s hand was trapped by moving blades on a dough-cutting machine.The firm was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) this week, after an investigation found that there was no guard on the machine to prevent access to the blades.The worker was injured as she tried to clear a build up of dough from the machine at the factory on Pontyfelin Avenue, on 9 July 2012.At a hearing on Monday (16 December) Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court heard how she fractured her right index finger and suffered multiple fractures to her thumb, as well as soft tissue and nerve damage to her right hand, which resulted in the temporary loss of movement in her fingers and required surgery.The company has since fitted a guard to the machine. Easibake Foods was fined £14,000 and ordered to pay £9,931 in costs after pleading guilty to a single breach of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.Stuart Charles, an inspector at the HSE, said: “Easibake Foods failed to take effective measures to prevent access to potentially dangerous parts of its machinery, therefore exposing wokers to the risk of injury.”This was a completely needless and entirely preventable incident that left an employee with painful injuries. The company should have used a fixed guard to prevent access to the dividing blades.”
County officials said Friday that a three-day funeral was held for his brother three weeks ago at a hall owned by the hospital.Shincheonji is often accused of being a cult and claims its founder Lee has donned the mantle of Jesus Christ and will take 144,000 people with him to heaven on the day of judgment.But with more church members than available places in heaven, they are said to have to compete for slots and pursue converts persistently and secretively.President Moon Jae-in on Friday called for a “thorough investigation” of everyone who attended the funeral and Shincheonji services. The central government on Friday had declared Daegu and Cheongdo “special management zones”, with Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun saying the region would be supported with medical personnel, beds and equipment and the cabinet will meet three times a week to discuss the outbreak.Authorities in Seoul banned public rallies at three main locations on health and safety grounds.The US army garrison in Daegu — where around 10,000 soldiers, civilians and family members live or work — has restricted access and instructed any American troops who recently attended Shincheonji services to self-quarantine.Shincheonji offered an apology, suspending its worship services and gatherings worldwide.”We are deeply sorry that because of one of our members, who thought of her condition as a cold because she had not travelled abroad, led to many in our church being infected and thereby caused concern to the local community,” it said in a statement.But its leader Lee told his followers the outbreak had been “caused by the Devil” and compared it to the biblical testing of Job, Yonhap news agency reported. Authorities reported another death on Saturday, taking the toll to two. Both victims had been inpatients at the hospital.More than 150 members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus have also been infected, starting with a 61-year-old woman who developed a fever on February 10 but attended at least four services at the church’s Daegu branch before being diagnosed.The mayor of Daegu — South Korea’s fourth-biggest city, with a population of over 2.5 million — has advised locals to stay indoors, while access to a major US military base in the area has been restricted.Cheongdo, some 27 kilometers south of Daegu, is the birthplace of Shincheonji’s founder Lee Man-hee. Topics : South Korea reported 142 more coronavirus cases Saturday, the sharpest spike in infections yet, with more than half of the new cases linked to a hospital in a southern city.The national toll of 346 is now the second-highest outside of China, with the jump in cases at a hospital in Cheongdo following a similar spike among members of a religious sect in the nearby city of Daegu. Among the new cases, 92 were “related” to patients or staff at the hospital in Cheongdo, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.