Garda headquarters making fresh enquiries into murder of Limerick teenager following…

first_img Previous articlePublic Health Advice For Bank Holiday WeekendNext articleLimerick Post Show | Ann-Marie O’Connor fundraiser David Raleigh Facebook Linkedin Twitter WhatsApp GARDA Headquarters is making fresh enquiries into the murder of Limerick teenager Jeffrey Hannan, who was beaten to death 14 years ago.Assistant Garda Commissioner Michael Finn traveled to Limerick earlier this week to meet the victim’s father Alan Hannan, it’s emerged.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Hannan said he shared concerns at the meeting about allegations that a former garda shredded a witness statement relating to his son’s murder in order to protect certain individuals.The former garda was not involved in the garda investigation into the Hannan murder, and they retired from the force while appealing findings of an internal garda disciplinary probe into the claims against them.This individual was facing a second internal disciplinary probe into claims they perverted the course of justice.The internal disciplinary proceeding were dropped when the Garda retired.A peer review of the Hannan murder probe is presently being conducted within the Limerick Garda Division under the direction of Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche.Assistant Commissioner Finn is also examining the murder investigation files.The serious claims against the former garda are being separately investigated by the Garda Ombudsman Commission Office (GSOC).While GSOC has been aware of the allegations against the former Garda for the past two years, it officially began its investigation last January.It’s understood GSOC investigators were awaiting the outcome of internal garda procedures before officially launching their own probe.The GSOC criminal probe is running under Section 98 of the Garda Siochana Act which allows GSOC to investigate a former Garda if claims against them relate to when they were serving in the force.A GSOC spokesman said this investigation is “ongoing”, and that it was “making no comment at this time as a result”.Alan Hannan said after having met with Ass Commissioner Finn he has “renewed hope” of getting justice for his innocent son.Jeffrey Hannan (19) was beaten to death with an axe before being dragged across a green area at O’Malley Park, Southill, on November 22, 2007.He was walking home from a night out when he encountered a group of individuals drinking at a bonfire where he met his death, not far from his home.Twenty people have been arrested in relation to the murder probe but no one has been charged in connection with the killing.Last February, Mr Hannan said he had “lost confidence” in the original murder investigation. Around the same time Garda Commissioner Harris appeared as a guest on the Late Late Show on RTE and told host Ryan Tubridy he was focussed on giving victims “who might otherwise be silent, a voice, and an opportunity for justice”.Speaking now, Mr Hannan said he is “thankful” to the Commissioner for sending a representative to meet him in Limerick.“I just want the gardai to help me, that’s all. This is going on 14 years, and it has been dragging me and my family down for so long,” Mr Hannan said.“It’s about time it ended, I just want justice for my son,” he added.center_img Email LimerickNewsGarda headquarters making fresh enquiries into murder of Limerick teenager following internal probe into claims Garda shredded witness statementBy David Raleigh – April 30, 2021 4634 Print Advertisementlast_img read more


Psychologist honored by the APS

first_imgThe Association for Psychological Science has awarded John R. Weisz the James McKeen Cattell Lifetime Achievement Award for Applied Research, presented in honor of the association’s 25th anniversary. Weisz is a professor of psychology and has had a profound impact on the field of psychological science over the past quarter century. The award is the association’s highest honor, recognizing a lifetime of significant contributions to applied psychological research.last_img


Pelicans vs. Jazz score, highlights: Utah snatches victory from New Orleans in NBA restart opener

first_imgIt didn’t take long for the NBA to give fans some late-game drama inside the league’s “bubble.”After falling behind by as many as 16 points, the Jazz battled back and defeated the Pelicans 106-104 in the first game of the NBA’s restart.  The Jazz’s starting five: Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Joe Ingles, Royce O’Neale and Rudy Gobert.Ball.Holiday.Ingram.Williamson.Favors.Perfectly balanced… as all things should be.#WontBowDown | #WholeNewGame pic.twitter.com/8qSFwmM5Oz— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) July 30, 2020First game back starters 🤗#StartingLineup | @ZionsBank pic.twitter.com/XI6eG9jME2— utahjazz (@utahjazz) July 30, 20205:40 p.m. — And there is the confirmation. Zion Williamson is good to go.pic.twitter.com/S4St2mtEeZ— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) July 30, 20205:30 p.m. — Zion Williamson will play in the restart opener, according to TNT’s Chris Haynes. He will be on the floor for short bursts but won’t necessarily be on a minutes restriction.New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson will play today against the Utah Jazz in the restart opener, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 30, 2020 With less than 10 seconds to go in regulation and the game tied 104-104, Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell drove the lane and found Rudy Gobert for a dunk attempt. Gobert was fouled by Pelicans center Derrick Favors, and Gobert drained both free throws. All-Star forward Brandon Ingram tried to win the game with a 3-point attempt at the buzzer on the next possession, but his shot rimmed out.NBA RESTART: Schedule | Playoff bracket | Bubble, explainedMitchell and Mike Conley each scored 20 points for Utah, and Jordan Clarkson added 23 points off the bench. Ingram led New Orleans with 23 points, but the big story for the Pelicans was the lack of playing time for Zion Williamson, who scored 13 points in only 15 minutes. Williamson had recently returned to the NBA campus after an excused absence. It’s unclear if he was on a minutes restriction for this game or whether Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry will limit his playing time moving forward.Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Pelicans vs. Jazz. Check out the best moments from the game below.Pelicans vs. Jazz score Q1Q2Q3Q4ScorePelicans26342717104Jazz23253127106Follow SN’s live scoreboard for more NBA updates.Pelicans vs. Jazz score, highlights(All times Eastern)Final: Jazz 106, Pelicans 1049:15 p.m. — Brandon Ingram for the win . . . No good. The Pelicans drop a winnable game.Thought Brandon Ingran was going to make this. pic.twitter.com/DawTjBRaru— gifdsports (@gifdsports) July 31, 20209:10 p.m. — Donovan Mitchell drives the lane and finds a cutting Rudy Gobert, who is fouled by Derrick Favors. Gobert calmly sinks both of his free throws to give the Jazz a 106-104 lead. Only 6.9 seconds left in regulation.9 p.m. — Less than two minutes to play, and the Pelicans and Jazz are tied at 102. Are we heading to overtime?8:55 p.m. — The Jazz are back on top. Utah captures its first lead since it held a two-point advantage near the end of the first quarter.8:45 p.m. — Zion Williamson not exactly giving maximum defensive effort on this possession.mike, navigating to the h👀p#TakeNote | @mconley10 pic.twitter.com/a2y9a0IkDY— utahjazz (@utahjazz) July 31, 2020End of third quarter: Pelicans 87, Jazz 798:30 p.m. — If any MLB teams out there are looking for an extra outfielder, Donovan Mitchell might not be a bad option.baseball pass ☑️kick-out ☑️triple ☑️#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/jdWy6eM0K1— utahjazz (@utahjazz) July 31, 20208:15 p.m. — Zion Williamson flips the script and dishes it to Lonzo Ball for the easy layup.ZION WENT BEHIND THE BACK. pic.twitter.com/250L1OvQRA— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 31, 20208:05 p.m. — “The Stifle Tower” stands tall in the paint.Rudy denies Zion! 🚫 pic.twitter.com/YSDFMIajmM— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) July 31, 2020End of first half: Pelicans 60, Jazz 487:50 p.m. — The Pelicans dominate the second quarter and take a 12-point lead into the locker room. Zion Williamson logged only seven minutes in the first half, making New Orleans’ performance that much more impressive.The Jazz struggled offensively, shooting 34.1 percent from the field and 20.0 percent from 3-point range. They are really missing Bojan Bogdanovic, who is out for the season after undergoing wrist surgery in May.7:35 p.m. — Brandon Ingram is cooking with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting, and he has scored in a variety of ways. No signs of rust from the All-Star forward.BI put the moves on Gobert 😮 pic.twitter.com/bNnPPLgbDp— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 30, 20207:25 p.m. — LONZO TO ZION LOB ALERT.Zo to Zion lobs are back 😱 pic.twitter.com/iUnvO4wf2Q— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 30, 2020Lonzo alley, Zion oop! 😱#WholeNewGame on TNT pic.twitter.com/2MtGYIctGp— NBA (@NBA) July 30, 2020End of first quarter: Pelicans 26, Jazz 237:10 p.m. — Brandon Ingram, 2019-20 NBA Most Improved Player award winner?B.I. going to work 😤 pic.twitter.com/QdYiEAy9f5— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) July 30, 20207 p.m. — The Jazz are on fire, shooting 7 of 12 from the field and 3 of 4 from beyond the arc. Utah takes an 11-point lead into a timeout break about halfway through the first quarter.6:50 p.m. — Rudy Gobert scores the first points of the game, and Zion Williamson answers with an and-one finish at the rim. The NBA is back.Rudy Gobert & Zion Williamson trade and-1’s to open the action in Orlando! #WholeNewGame @utahjazz x @PelicansNBA📺: @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/taMvx7MTpR— NBA (@NBA) July 30, 20206:40 p.m. — Players, coaches and referees kneel in protest of racial injustice during the playing of the national anthem.Every player, coach and ref takes a knee during the national anthem before the Pelicans-Jazz game pic.twitter.com/LZy1A6s8VM— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 30, 20206:05 p.m. — The Pelicans’ starting lineup: Lonzo Ball, Jrue Holiday, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson and Derrick Favors.last_img read more


Perfect 10: Cristiano Ronaldo wins Portuguese footballer of the year for the tenth time…

first_imgAdvertisement ovrNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsdxeWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ek7t( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 92xWould you ever consider trying this?😱73slw0Can your students do this? 🌚kae5Roller skating! Powered by Firework Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo’s dominance in Portuguese football continues, as the superstar has been named his country’s Player of the Year for a record 10th time. Showing no signs to slow down even at 34, he is still an iconic figure in world football and remains the standout performer in his homeland over the last decade. Only Simao and Pepe have pipped Ronaldo to the prestigious award, across the last 12 years.Advertisement The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was a nominee for the latest award along with City’s Bernardo Silva, Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix, and Bruno Fernandes and Ruben Neves the midfield duo from Sporting and Wolves respectively. However, Ronaldo clinched the honour following his Serie A title with Juventus and the UEFA Nations League trophy with Portugal.Advertisement While accepting his award, Ronaldo said: “This world is so fast, with the social media, the press, it’s been wild. It’s been an extremely complicated year on a personal level. Don’t let anyone pull you down.”The former Real Madrid winger took his talismanic presence to Turin from Madrid, netting 28 times with 10 assists for his new side in 2018-19, as he looks forward for another achievement in a long-running battle with Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi for global dominance. The greatest players of this generation have been nominated once again for the 2019 FIFA Best Award and Ballon d’Or along with Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk, who already has bagged UEFA’s Player of the Year trophy.[Credit TW/@FIFAcom] Advertisementlast_img read more