Egypt’s retired soccer star sentenced to 1 year in prison

first_imgThe Brotherhood emerged as the country’s dominant political force after Egypt’s 2011 Arab Spring uprising but was later purged in 2013, when the army, led by general-turned-president Abdel Fattah el-Sissi overthrew Mohammed Morsi, the country’s first freely elected but divisive president.Aboutrika played for Cairo’s Al-Ahly club and was central to two of Egypt’s three straight African Cup of Nations titles in 2006, 2008 and 2010. Those triumphs made Egypt Africa’s most successful team with a record seven titles.Aboutrika was dubbed “Prince of Hearts” and “The Magician” by his soccer fans.But he also openly sympathized with the Brotherhood and publicly endorsed Morsi in his successful presidential run in 2012, a year after the overthrow of longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.Egyptian pro-government media now refer to Aboutrika as a traitor but he still enjoys huge support from his soccer fans in the country.ADVERTISEMENT Aboutrika, who has lived since his 2013 soccer retirement in exile in Qatar, where he works as a sports analyst for the beIN sports network, could not be reached for comment.Under the law, the verdict can be appealed and if Aboutrika returns to Egypt, he would have to stand a new trial.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe court said Aboutrika failed to pay 710,000 Egyptian pounds — about $39,500 — in taxes on income from advertising deals with carbonated drink and telecommunications companies in 2008 and 2009.Egypt froze Aboutrika’s assets in 2015 and placed him on a no-fly list in 2017 over allegations of links to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, which authorities have labelled a terrorist organization. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Child kickboxing debated in Thailand after 13-year-old dies View comments MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Aboutrika has repeatedly denied ever funding the Islamists, who have been the main target of a fierce government crackdown on dissent led by current President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown FILE – In this Dec. 9, 2012 file photo, Al-Ahly SC’s Mohamed Aboutrika celebrates after scoring a goal against Sanfrecce Hiroshima during their quarterfinal at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Toyota, Japan. On Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, an Egyptian court sentenced Aboutrika, one of the country’s greatest all-time soccer players, to a year in prison for tax evasion while also giving him the option to pay a fine of 20,000 Egyptian pounds, or $1,115, to have the sentence suspended. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)CAIRO — An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Aboutrika, one of the country’s greatest all-time soccer players, to a year in prison for tax evasion while also giving him the option to pay a fine of 20,000 Egyptian pounds, or $1,115, to have the sentence suspended.The verdict, handed down on Monday by the Cairo misdemeanor court, was delivered in absentia.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

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The Face of Goree

first_imgWhen I saw her faceShe was smiling, broadlyThen I saw her face fallI then saw the scarsThe toil of slaverySmall of the stenchThe footprints of slaves bundled like cattle She couldn’t speakSmiles are elusiveI never trust themThe radiance of GoreeHid the stories beneathShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

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Delaying tactics – Finance Secretary instructs allocated monies not be transferred for elections –…

first_img…says Secretariat has to wait for Parliament for additional funds…maintains elections cannot be held before November 2019Lack of finances and advice given by the Finance Ministry’s Finance Secretary that it could not transfer existing finances, are being cited by a Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Commissioner against criticisms of the entity’s delaying tactics when it comes to election preparation.Commissioner Desmond Trotman, who was interviewed by the media after a statutory meeting on Tuesday, was asked about criticism from the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) regarding the perceived sloth of GECOM, despite the passage of a No-confidence Motion and the possibility of early elections.But according to Trotman, persons must also consider the fact that GECOM does not have the requisite funds to speed up preparations.Trotman pointed out that money still has to be allocated for elections by the National Assembly and further explained that no less than the Finance Ministry’s Finance Secretary advised against transferring funds meant for house-to-house registration, for general election preparations.“The Commission cannot act in relation to an election, until it has money. So it’s all well and good to say the Commission should always be in a position to carry out elections. But one of the primary things for the Commission to act towards elections is money. The Commission is only given money for elections when elections are held,” Trotman said.“We sought the advice of the Finance Secretary and the Finance Secretary said to us that the money given for a specific item has got to be used for that item and if it is you require money for elections, you have to go back to Parliament,” he said.He noted that there are preparations ongoing, including training persons for house-to-house registration. According to Trotman, more than 8000 persons are expected to be trained and the actual exercise is expected to start in the first week of June.“Well you know that in the 2019 programme, one of the things it has to deal with is the whole question of house-to-house registration. So training is taking place. When the training is finished, they will be putting in place the mechanisms for holding house-to-house registration.”“In the meantime, there are other things taking place. Procurement of certain materials are happening. And whatever the secretariat can do outside of the Commission’s permission, they are doing.”CCJBut asked about the possibility that GECOM may be called upon by the CCJ to hold elections before November, Trotman reiterated the GECOM Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson’s position that elections can only be held by November 2019.In a letter sent to President David Granger since March 19, 2019, the GECOM Chairman had explained that since the elections body is continuing with its normal work programme; that is, the holding of house-to-house registration, it would need some $3.5 billion to host elections.In this regard, the GECOM chair said “no election date should be contemplated less than five months after these funds are placed at the disposal of and under the control of GECOM.” And according to Trotman, this position has not changed.“The Commission has already said, based on information coming from the Secretariat, that elections cannot be held earlier than November, month-end. And the secretariat was hard-pressed to arrive at that date,” Trotman said.The advice of Finance Secretary Michael Joseph, would fly in the face of the utterances of his own boss, Finance Minister Winston Jordan, who had declared to the Assembly that monies allocated to GECOM are lump sums.Last year, he had announced that $5.4 billion has been allocated in the 2019 Budget for GECOM to hold the 2020 General and Regional Elections.It has also been suggested that the CCJ could possibly recommend the extension of the life of the previous voters list, which expired in April. According to Trotman, however, it is unclear whether the CCJ can even do this.While Trotman indicated that GECOM gave the November timeline, this was in fact not a unanimous position. The Opposition nominated Commissioners have long contended that GECOM could work faster and compress activities, to hold elections way before November.At present, everything hangs in the balance of the CCJ ruling on whether last year’s No-confidence Motion against the coalition was validly passed or not. Should it rule that it was validly passed, it means that elections were constitutionally due since March of this year.last_img read more

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Arsenal and Man United favourites to land German playmaker after Real Madrid pull out of deal

first_img Marco Reus in action for Borussia Dortmund 1 Arsenal and Manchester United are favourites to sign Marco Reus after Real Madrid today pulled out of the running for the German playmaker.According to AS, Los Blancos had the option to sign Reus last summer but opted for James Rodriguez instead.The Spanish giants are in no rush to buy a creative player while the likes of Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Karim Benzema remain on their books. However, AS are claiming that Real could return with a bid for Reus in the future but it is now likely he will leave for an English club in the upcoming transfer window.United appear to be in pole position to do a deal with Dortmund for the 25-year-old but are set to face stiff competition from Arsenal, who also tried to sign the winger last summer before he got injured.last_img read more

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LAPD reports on shootings set for debate

first_imgThe City Council voted Tuesday to formally release the memo that led the Police Commission to order officers’ names removed from shooting reports – a legal analysis already leaked to the media – setting the stage for a hearing today before the civilian police panel. The unanimous vote allows the Police Commission to have a public debate on its decision, made in private two months ago but announced only last week. “When the government restricts publicly available information and it does it secretly for secret reasons it is offensive to the public and the public interest,” said Councilman Jack Weiss, a former federal prosecutor and chairman of the Public Safety Committee. The Police Commission could vote to reverse itself – as California Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero, the American Civil Liberties Union and others have urged – although the panelists have shown no sign of backing down. Romero has offered to introduce state legislation to resolve such legal concerns. Councilman Dennis Zine, a retired police sergeant, questioned why the council was putting so much effort into legal wranglings over releasing a document that the Daily News and some other media obtained last week. Zine said the council needs to plug leaks, while on the substance of the issue he sided with his former colleagues in the officers union, saying names should not be released because there are enough “checks and balances” in the system already. But Councilman Bernard Parks, a former LAPD chief, said he was shocked when he learned of the commission’s decision. “For 25 years we’ve had a process in place,” he said. “On the day of a shooting the LAPD puts the names of the officer in a news release and then a year later we’re saying we need to call them Officer A and Officer B, which does not create the confidence I think the community is looking for.” Council President Eric Garcetti said there should be “a very high threshold as to why we should change a policy of openness.” The majority of the council remained silent or noncommittal, however, making it unclear whether the body would try to assert formal control over the matter if the Police Commission does not reverse itself. Councilman Ed Reyes tried to rally his colleagues, though, suggesting that their power was being eroded. He referenced the recent videotaped police shooting in Chino to say public confidence in law enforcement is imperiled and needs transparency. “I feel our discretion, our area of influence, seems to be fading and weakening over time when you have these kinds of actions being taken by a commission of appointed individuals and not elected ones,” he said. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant While the LAPD will continue to release basic factual information, including officer names, soon after shootings and other incidents involving serious use of force, the identifications will be removed from the detailed reports compiled by the police chief in each use-of-force case. Media and watchdog groups have long used the chief’s reports to track misconduct and hold the Los Angeles Police Department accountable, but the officers union threatened to sue to keep them private. The commissioners previously said they followed the city attorney’s advice and tried to strike a balance by continuing to release the chief’s reports under the California Public Records Act but redacting officers’ names. But the city attorney’s memo actually says the law remains unsettled when it comes to the release of officer names and that it could lean toward either open government or officer privacy. However, several commissioners said they were persuaded to black out the names by a section that warned that the chief’s analysis of individual officers’ actions could be considered confidential personnel information. last_img read more

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Shooting suspect freed from jail

first_img Adams and Reynolds were arrested after deputies spotted a van resembling the gunman’s getaway vehicle, officials said. Investigators said they believed that an argument broke out between the defendants and the victims. One of the defendants pulled a handgun and started shooting, investigators said. Killed was Demone Dozier, 28, of Palmdale, who died at a hospital. The shooting wounded two other men; one was hospitalized in critical condition, and the other was treated at a hospital and sent home. The shooting occurred in a group of about 100 people who had gathered just after 2 a.m. May 22 in a parking lot at Division Street and Avenue J. Most of the crowd scattered when the shooting started, investigators said. Detectives said they did not believe the gunmen and the victims knew each other and did not know what the shooting was about. The parking lot is a common late-night gathering spot after the clubs close, officials said. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! One of two Antelope Valley men charged in a May 2004 shooting in a nighttime crowd in a Lancaster parking lot that killed a Palmdale man and wounded two others has been released from jail. Charles Reynolds, 27, pleaded guilty to lesser charges during his trial after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge dismissed attempted-murder charges against Reynolds and co-defendant Kenjuan De Adams, 28, involving a man who chased after the gunmen following the parking-lot shooting. Adams is still on trial facing charges of murder and attempted murder in connection with the parking-lot shooting. Reynolds pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of cocaine base and to being an accessory after the fact. He was sentenced to two years in prison and given credit for the time he has served since his arrest May 22, 2004. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “He was given two years in state prison, got credit for time served and is probably out by now,” said Reynolds’ attorney, Larry Baker. Sheriff’s Department records indicate Reynolds was released Wednesday afternoon. The attempted-murder charges that were dismissed against Reynolds and Adams had to do with a man who said he chased after the suspects’ van after the parking-lot shooting and was fired upon from the van. Judge Kathleen Kennedy-Powell granted a defense motion to dismiss the charges as to that victim, citing lack of evidence, Baker said. Deputy District Attorney Benny Osorio could not be reached for comment. last_img read more

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RESULTS FROM THE 2012 MOOATHON

first_imgDAN’S THE MAN!DONEGAL runner Dan Doherty (pictured) has set a new record in the Mooathon – finishing the 26.2 mile run in 2.52:01.The rest of the results are below.  Mooathon 2012Age Group ResultsSeptember 30, 2012Results By Multisports.ieFull Moo Relay Team4.38.05.Full 26.2 MooFemale 14 and underPlaceNameTimeBib NumberFemale 26 to 35PlaceNameTimeBib NumberDNFWendy Young4:05:07.0901Linda Lafferty4.51.04.99Overall Womens Full Fat Moo Third2Jennifer Counter4.59.0585Female 36 to 45PlaceNameTimeBib NumberDNFLynne McFetridge3.22.22891Alison Larwood4:28:03.081Overall Womens Full Fat Moo Second2Lucy Foley5.14.07.83Female 46 to 501Eilish Bell3:58:20.0109Overall Womens Full Fat Moo WinnerFemale 51 to 551Eimear Hurly5.32.4098Female 56+1Colette O’hagan5.32.40.97Male 14 and underPlaceNameTimeBib Number2Peter McGlynn05:30.888Male 15 – 25PlaceNameTimeBib Number1Damien Hannah4:02:07.01002Aedan Toal4.40.30.101Male 26 – 35PlaceNameTimeBib Number1Dan Doherty2:52:01.0103Overall Mens Full Fat Moo Winner – Course Record2Paddy Cunningham3:31:04.2102Overall Mens Full Fat Moo Second3Anthony Pinson3:58:11.7744Shane McCarville4:10:19.4105Male 36 – 45PlaceNameTimeBib Number1Ales Soucek3:36:03.091Overall Mens Full Fat Moo Third2Richard Shannon3:43:20.1923DIPAK VALA3:47:31.5954Conor Clerkin4:16:32.51065Steven Gibson4:22:09.71086Gerard Donnelly4:22:09.91077Darren Houston4.35.41.87Male 46 – 55PlaceNameTimeBib NumberDNFdavid wright2:11:19.778DNFBrennan Kreller2:22:28.582DNFRob Day2:24:13.4791Humphrey Moynihan5.55.00.962Andrew Sedgley3:46:01.4803Stephen Bajic3:55:20.3754Ralf Stoerp4:09:21.5865ivan field4:18:37.7726Arthur Zammit4.51.0477Male 56 and overPlaceNameTimeBib Number1Leslie Crawford3:41:26.11042andrew davies3:57:28.8763Roger Biggs4:12:34.7714Drewry Pearson4:15:39.2845David Brady4.31.00.946Arthur Brooks4.38.01.737Thomas Stafford5.32.40.93Semi-Skimmed MooAge Unknown:PlaceNameTimeBib Number1Jean Turner2:03:36.04332Nicola mcShane2:16:45.0487Female 15 to 25PlaceNameTimeBib Number1Christina Campbell2:02:25.84592Sorcha McCague2:29:51.55003Cathleen DiFruscio2:33:37.6439Female 26 to 35PlaceNameTimeBib Number1Anna McCusker1:32:26.4452Semi-Skimmed Overall Female Winner2Harriet Patterson1:58:37.44543Joanna Patterson2:02:13.94554Kathryn Thompson2:07:35.54415Ciara ODwyer2:08:41.84836Debbie McVeigh2:09:58.64917Lucy Anderson2:17:34.36108Joanne Reid2:26:25.34739Dearbhail O’Flynn2:30:57.661810Naomi Brooks2:42:54.247211sorcha mcguinness2:53:13.8495Female 36 to 45PlaceNameTimeBib Number1Noreen McGettigan1:37:44.6457Semi-Skimmed Overall Female Second2Robyn McIntosh1:54:38.4438Semi-Skimmed Overall Female Third3Lisa Watkins1:56:50.04344Verona Campbell1:56:51.66135Suzanne McCoy2:00:57.16176Tara Hurst2:06:20.14587sarah degroot2:09:40.44708Eithne Cox2:11:46.34669annemarie mccarthy2:59:02.248910Regina bough3:45:04.645611Elizabeth Wilson3:51:25.547812michelle havers3:51:26.147513sarah bullock3:51:26.548014Martina McCarthy4:12:25.7490Female 46 to 55PlaceNameTimeBib Number1Maura OGrady1:58:32.16152Caroline Deacon2:11:04.94363JoAnne DiFruscio2:26:30.44404Deb Hugh2:30:46.64355Veronica Cetin3:12:23.24716Carole Bell3:37:53.6468Female 56 and overPlaceNameTimeBib Number1VIRGINIA SCHMITT2:31:26.7476Male 14 and underPlaceNameTimeBib Number1Brian McFadden2:26:18.7493Male 15 – 25PlaceNameTimeBib Number1Peter McNamee1:48:59.06042Luke Treanor1:58:19.96033Cormac Sherry1:58:20.26054Andrew Downey2:11:56.54535Paul Seeber2:25:51.9606Male 26 – 35PlaceNameTimeBib Number1Michael Maffei1:22:40.7467Semi-Skimmed Overall Male Winner2James Crossan1:27:41.1612Semi Skimmed Overall Male Second3Patrick McGlynn1:33:26.74454Cathal McGinley1:49:10.54745Simon Stephens1:55:24.96086Shane McCarthy1:57:11.84947Cathal McGinley1:58:35.66168AIDAN LOGUE2:03:05.84819Paul Moffett2:12:25.144210Austin McLaughlin2:15:11.946211John McDaid2:22:45.4486Male 36 – 45PlaceNameTimeBib Number1Balthazar Lauzon1:30:51.5499Semi-Skimmed Overall Male Third2Hugh Doyle1:46:47.94823Dominic Carlin1:46:52.14494Jason Barrow1:48:15.14445Sean Colhoun1:49:06.34486colm hassan1:52:36.64467James Kearns1:53:10.26098James Keating1:53:34.44639micheal bullock1:59:02.747910Jonny Kinney1:59:52.949711Andrew Kinney1:59:53.049612JAMES CAMPBELL2:00:27.361413Dale Coyle2:05:25.945114Jason Cottrell2:10:39.643115John Callaghan2:15:08.946516David Horn2:16:33.860717Ged King2:19:37.449818Paul McClafferty2:21:28.048419Paul Kelly2:22:45.148520Cliff Larwood2:29:52.043221Darren Moan3:37:53.3469Male 46 – 55PlaceNameTimeBib Number1Gerard Campbell1:46:09.66112PADRAIG MAGLOINGSIGH1:46:58.84473Sean Carlin1:47:59.14504andy clarke1:49:49.04925stephen stegerhoey2:02:26.44436John Holubjowsky2:15:09.14647Linus McLaughlin2:15:12.34618Peter Clarke2:23:51.6460Male 56 and overPlaceNameTimeBib Number1Dave Humphreys1:41:29.44372Samuel Guerra2:34:38.0477RESULTS FROM THE 2012 MOOATHON was last modified: October 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to 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GAA NEWS: DONEGAL LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS THIS SUNDAY

first_imgDONEGAL LADIES GAA NEWS: Championship begins this Sunday, July 7 for some clubs.The games scheduled are listed below:Senior championship: Termon v ArdaraSt Eunans v Glenfin…Junior A Championship: 1st rd, 1st legGaoth Dobhair v CarndonaghKilcar v N. Conaill GlentiesJunior B Championship:Preliminary round, 1st leg Convoy v BuncranaGAA NEWS: DONEGAL LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS THIS SUNDAY was last modified: July 3rd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA NEWS: DONEGAL LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS THIS SUNDAYlast_img read more

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GANG BROKE INTO RESTAURANT AFTER DRINKING SOCIAL WELFARE CASH

first_imgThree men who drank their social welfare cheques broke into a restaurant and stole food because they were hungry.The three, all Polish nationals, broke into the well-known Yellow Pepper restaurant in Letterkenny on January 18th last.The men, who had an address at 6 Fortwell, Letterkenny, stole chicken, prawns, 38 packets of coffee and other food worth a total of €300. They later returned and stole six bottles of cooking wine but were caught on CCTV.Some of the food was recovered but the wine was consumed.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said the men had arrived in Ireland six years ago and had worked in the construction industry.However since the economic crash they had been unemployed and had found themselves in a quagmire of drink.He described their situation as the exact same as the plight of many Irish people who had emigrated to America many years ago.“They are good men and good workers who find themselves with no way home and nothing to go home to.“Their compatriots are now 60 or 70 years old and the songs about their plight are all there. I would ask that they not become another statistic,” he said.However he said that did not excuse the fact that they broke into a local business and stolen property that was not theirs.Judge Paul Kelly said he was seeking a community service report on all three men and adjourned the case until next January.However he warned the three men “All the court’s sympathy has ben used up. Any further warrants or charges will be looked at more seriously.“At hearing© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyGANG BROKE INTO RESTAURANT AFTER DRINKING SOCIAL WELFARE CASH was last modified: November 19th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burglaryJudge Paul KellyYellow Pepperlast_img read more

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GOVERNMENT MUST IMPLEMENT GARDA INSPECTORATE RECOMMENDATIONS – Mac LOCHLAINN

first_imgSinn Féin Justice Spokesperson, Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has described the Garda Inspectorate report into crime investigation as “a major milestone in Irish policing”.The Donegal TD called on the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald to immediately establish a Criminal Justice Service Group to implement the recommendations in the report.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “The Garda Inspectorate is a comprehensive and devastating critique of the systems within An Garda Síochána. It is a major milestone in Irish policing and reveals that our police service is simply not fit for purpose based on international best practice. “The criticism in the report of the new Garda rosters, lack of Garda vehicles and the loss of trained Garda to admin duties are a particular embarrassment to this Government. Their programme of cutbacks was labelled as “modernisation” and “smart policing”. That spin has now been exposed for all to see.”He concluded: “The Garda Inspectorate has called on the Government to establish a Criminal Justice Service Group to implement the recommendations in the report. They also again call for the establishment of a Criminal Justice Working Group to implement the recommendations of their previous report on the Fixed Charged Processing System (penalty points). It is absolutely vital that the Minister immediately establish both.“As the report points out, not only have the Irish people been failed but also the majority of the decent men and women of An Garda Síochána. We all deserve a modern, fit for purpose policing service.”  GOVERNMENT MUST IMPLEMENT GARDA INSPECTORATE RECOMMENDATIONS – Mac LOCHLAINN was last modified: November 11th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGarda reforminspectoratePadraig Mac Lochlainnreportlast_img read more

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