Anglo Celt | News Headlines Latest from the online edition en-gb Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:12:21 +0000 Copyright (C) 2014 Celtic Media Group 76 Anglo Celt | News Headlines 'Make it an offence to pay for sex' - Council In one of its last ever functions, Cavan Town Council has unanimously passed a motion calling for legislation to make it a criminal offence to pay for sex. Proposed by Labour councillor Des Cullen, the motion was forwarded to him by the Waterford-based 'Men’s Development Network’. It is one of 70 organisations throughout Ireland driving the 'Turn Off The Red Light’ campaign, which is calling for legislation to help end sex trafficking, abuse and exploitation.
A number of brothels have been closed down by gardai in Cavan Town in recent years. The motion is to be forwarded to the Minister for Justice.
Commenting on the motion which calls for legislation to outlaw paying for sex, Cllr Cullen said: “I think it is something that is happening everywhere across the country - unfortunately there are women and girls being trafficked.”
He pointed out that the law, as it stands, makes it an offence for women to be involved in prostitution, but there are no penalties for the men who pay for sex. He agreed with campaigners that the fear of such men “being named and shamed” would act as a real deterrent.
Rebecca Beegan, MDN campaign co-ordinator said she was delighted with Cavan Town Council’s support, and pointed out that last June, the Oireachtas Justice Committee unanimously backed the introduction of such laws against the buyers of sex. “The figures speak for themselves, 800 women for sale online everyday according to gardaí and 19 children found in 'commercial sex’ in Ireland in 2012, according to the US State Department in its annual 'Trafficking in Persons’ report. We are asking all local politicians to ensure that the new term will not be marked by continuing debates but with real action,” said Ms Beegan.

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Cavan man defends title in turkey pluck off The much anticipated head to head between two titans of the turkey-plucking world took place yesterday morning, April 16 at a farm in England, with Cavan man Vincent Pilkington claiming victory over the British challenger to claim the title of fastest plucker.

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ANGLO IRISH TRIAL: The difference between Maple Ten and Quinn loans explained The sentence hearing of former Anglo Irish Bank directors Pat Whelan and William McAteer will take place on April 28th following their conviction on charges of providing illegal lending to the Maple Ten for a share support scheme.

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Former Anglo directors to be sentenced on April 28 The sentence hearing of former Anglo Irish Bank directors Pat Whelan and William McAteer will take place on April 28 following their conviction on charges of providing illegal lending to the Maple Ten for a share support scheme.

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Two former Anglo executives found GUILTY, but not of Quinn charges Former Anglo Irish Bank directors Pat Whelan and William McAteer have been convicted of providing illegal lending to the Maple Ten for a share support scheme.

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Jury begin fifth day of deliberations in trial against two former Anglo executives The jury has begun a fifth day of deliberations in the trial of two former Anglo Irish Bank executives after yesterday acquitting former chairman Sean FitzPatrick.

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Rapist tracked to Ballyconnell back behind bars The convicted rapist who had been tracked to Ballyconnell is back behind bars.
Trevor Byrne (36) with a prebious address at O’Devaney Gardens in north inner city Dublin was, two weeks ago, tracked down to the Cavan Town but will be in custody for at least two weeks after allegedly breaching the conditions of a suspended sentence.

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FitzPatrick not guilty in Quinn-Anglo trial The jury in the trial of three former Anglo Irish Bank directors has acquitted former chairman Sean FitzPatrick on all counts.

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Case thrown out as local TD failed to get speeding notice A government TD for the constituency had a speeding summons dismissed because he never received a fixed penalty notice in the post.

After an appearance at Monaghan District Court Fine Gael Deputy Sean Conlan called for an of the penalty points system.
He told Judge Sean MacBride that he only became aware of the speeding charge when he received a summons to attend the court.
Five other speeding cases were also thrown out after they said the same - one of those cases was northeast barrister John McCoy.
Judge MacBride said he had a concern about the reliability of the chain of evidence which he said "simply wasn't working", before he dismissed all six cases.
The Cavan-Monaghan TD told The Irish Independent:
"Every person is entitled to fair procedures. Under Irish law, everyone should receive a fixed penalty notice. I and others in Monaghan did not receive those notices and therefore these cases were rightfully struck out.
"The system needs to change. Quite clearly there is a widespread problem that needs to be addressed nationally."
Judge MacBride said he would like to see gardai directly serve preliminary summons, rather than posting them out, and added that the system was not working.
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Opening of new CF unit a 'historic, watershed’ moment Seamus Enright

“It feels safe,” is how the mother of a child with Cystic Fibrosis described the dedicated new outpatient suite at Cavan General Hospital, which was officially opened by Minister James Reilly last Friday. The suite comprises the first part of phased infrastructure to be delivered at the hospital, aimed at overhauling and improving care services on site for persons living with life-threatening respiratory illnesses.
CF campaigner Lorraine O’Neill, whose daughter Mia lives with CF, and whose Run DMC 4 CF fundraising initiative part funded the provision of the new unit, told The Anglo-Celt: “When I bring Mia in here now, she’s straight up to the room. She’s not walking around the hospital, she’s not playing with other kids and I’m not left sitting here a nervous wreck thinking 'what’s she going to get, what’s she going to pick up?’ She’s safe now.”
Lorraine also encouraged anyone attending the hospital to go see the unit itself “go see it’s there and that their money, no matter how much they gave, was used to provide something real.”
Raymond Dunne, chairperson of the local branch of CF Ireland, said the opening was a “truly historic, watershed moment” for the 46 persons with CF living within 50 miles of Cavan Hospital and for the 26 persons who attend hospital. He also respectfully remembers the 28 persons who lived with the condition but who are no longer with us. He further paid tribute to those within the HSE associated with this project, to the nurses and doctors, and to the branch members, both past and present, who strived tirelessly over the years to improve care conditions at the hospital for CF patients.
Cavan is second highest in terms of prevalence of CF in the country and the new unit contains two out-patient treatment rooms with a separate designated area for CF patients to receive care and treatment, thus reducing the risk of cross infection. The project was a joint initiative between Cavan and Monaghan Hospital and the Cavan Branch of CF Ireland, with phases two and three seeking to provide for inpatient units for both adult and paediatric patients with CF.
Mr Dunne also praised Minister Reilly for his support for the cause of better care services for CF patients, like his introduction of the life-changing Kalydeco drug last year.
In cutting the ribbon on the unit, Minister Reilly said: “This new facility will improve the quality of life for CF patients in Cavan and in the surrounding areas by facilitating ambulatory daycare as close to home as possible. It is a welcome and positive development as it minimises the risk to CF patients of exposure to infection and will also reduce the need for CF inpatient admissions.”
Speaking to The Anglo-Celt after the unveiling, the Minister, while positive in the main towards the expansion of respiratory services at the hospital, remained coy in his commitment.
“I know that when one thing is provided that people tend to move onto the next thing, and that’s only natural and right. But we have to look at the overall model of care. We have to improve primary care and community care facilities so people don’t have to come into hospital as frequently as they have in the past.
“However, we are certainly keen to reward Cavan for the great work that has been done in meeting all its targets, by ensuring it has got the inpatient’s unit with capacity to deal with the increased population it now serves.
“I think at this point in time to say any more or anything else would be unfair,” he said.

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AIM system ‘open to abuse’ by meat factories
Alleged shortfalls in the system which guarantees beef traceability has left it vulnerable to possible misuse by meat factories around the country, an industry insider has told The Anglo-Celt.

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Jury's still out in trial of three former Anglo Irish Bank executives The jury in the trial of three former Anglo Irish Bank executives has entered its fourth day of deliberations.

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Easter Monday sees giant auto jumble in Virginia Sean McMahon

The Virginia-based Windmill Vintage Tractor and Machinery Club will host one of the largest auto jumbles and collectors’ fairs in many years, at the new Virginia Show Centre’s arena this Easter Monday.

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QBRC Consortium ‘zeroing in’ on offer for Aventas Group The Quinn Business Retention Company (QBRC) have told The Anglo-Celt they are now “rapidly zeroing in on a fully-funded offer” for the former Quinn-owned group of companies, now rebranded Aventas, which could materialise within “a matter of weeks”.

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Jury begin third day of deliberations in Anglo trial The jury has begun a third day of deliberations in the trial of three former Anglo Irish Bank executives accused of illegally lending money to buy shares in the bank.

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Jury in Anglo trial to resume deliberations in the morning The jury will resume deliberations tomorrow morning (Tuesday) in the trial of three former Anglo Irish Bank executives accused of illegally lending money to buy shares in the bank.

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Jury continue their deliberations in criminal trial against former Anglo Irish Bank executives The jury have resumed their deliberations following the weekend in the trial of three former Anglo Irish Bank executives accused of illegally lending money to buy shares in the bank.

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Selfie craze hits Ballinagh dinner dance It has been a momentous few months for Ballinagh GFC. First, the club celebrated its 125th aniversary; then, in October, they beat Cavan Gaels to win a first-ever county SFC title against the odds.

And now, they've bought into the selfie craze!

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Broadband upgrades not viable for some towns - Eircom High-speed e-fibre broadband is only available at present in the towns of Cavan, Monaghan and Carrickmacross in the region. While a further 19 towns and villages in County Cavan and 15 in County Monaghan are due for upgrades, Eircom has told The Anglo-Celt that no upgrades are planned for Swanlinbar, Bawnboy, Butlersbridge, Tullyvin, Crosskeys and Canningstown in Cavan and Glaslough in Monaghan because they are “not commercially viable”.

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ANGLO IRISH TRIAL: Judge tells jurors to leave prejudices 'at the courtroom door' Judge Martin Nolan has told the jurors that they must leave any prejudices for or against the bankers “at the courtroom door”.

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Whistleblower Wilson loses High Court action Paul Neilan

Whistleblower and local election possible John Wilson has lost his High Court action challenging a ruling that he breached garda regulations and neglected his duty.

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Pothole terror gets election backing from partner in 'crime' Paul Neilan

'Pothole terror’ Martin Hannigan said last week that he was thinking of running in May on an independent platform in the Bailieborough-Cootehill local election area and has gotten the backing of his partner in 'crime'.

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Cavan's Bonniest Baby Competition The voting is open for our Bonny Baby Competition in association with Cavan One Hour.

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The Strypes kick off European tour. It's nigh on impossible these days to keep up with the Cavan lads trajectory. The Strypes have only just returned from their hugely succesful US debut and have now launched into yet another European Tour.





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Monaghan man due in court on Omagh bomb charges A high-profile republican from Monaghan, charged with murdering 29 people in the Omagh bombing of 1998 is to appear before court in Dungannon later today.

Seamus Daly (43) from Cullaville, Monaghan was found liable for the August 1998 Real IRA bombing in the Tyrone town following the outcome of a landmark civil case.

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