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DPP directions sought for murder accused

first_imgLinkedin 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 WhatsAppcenter_img Email Facebook Twitter Previous articleNo joy for Market tradersNext articleBank appoints a receiver to property firm adminlast_img read more

$100 Million Upgrading for May Pen Hospital

first_imgThe May Pen Hospital is slated to undergo a multi-million dollar upgrading and rehabilitation project this fiscal year.This was disclosed by Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson on Friday, April 12, following a tour of the Clarendon-based facility.Dr. Fergsuon said the project is estimated to cost between $96 million and $100 million, with approximately $64 million of the amount already approved by Cabinet. He said he is awaiting consent for an additional $32 million for upgrading of the chiller system at the hospital.The improvements works will entail modernisation of the hospital’s radiology department at a cost of $27.8 million, to provide digital services.A sum of $15.6 million will be spent to expand the Accident and Emergency Department and provide well-needed equipment. Already, three new air conditioning units have been acquired.In addition, some $8 million will go towards upgrading the hospital’s sewerage system, while an estimated $5.4 million is earmarked for improving security services, including the provision of surveillance equipment, as well as grillwork.A further $5 million will be used to improve food trolley services at the hospital, the Minister said, noting that “presently, the region is spending over $500,000 per month to deal with the disposal of food”. He noted that, provided there is funding, work will also be done to the hospital’s roof and road network, while the perimeter fencing will be addressed in the next fiscal year.“We have had some initial estimates in the region of $40 million and we have said to the Member of Parliament and the leaders of this institution that we are committed to the process, and our expectation is that our 2014/15 budget will see that as a priority,” he stated.Dr. Ferguson, in the meantime, informed that the Ministry has committed a sum of $1 million for a major Labour Day project at the hospital.“My special appeal is that the business sector, companies that distribute paint and other kinds of hardware material, in and around May Pen, and beyond, will come onboard for this worthy exercise,” he urged.“Many of your workers are the beneficiaries of the health care delivery system and we feel that a partnership will be a major achievement in establishing this hospital as a centre of excellence,” the Minister stated further.Accompanying Dr. Ferguson on the tour were: Mayor of Clarendon, Councillor Scean Barnswell; Member of Parliament for Central Clarendon, Mike Henry; Chairperson, Southern Regional Health Authority, Fay Bell; and Chief Executive Officer, May Pen Hospital, Nadia Nunes-Howe.By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporterlast_img read more