Pensioner charged over alleged child sexual assault

first_imgNewsBreaking newsPensioner charged over alleged child sexual assaultBy admin – January 15, 2014 664 Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement Andrew CareyA LIMERICK pensioner has been charged with sexually assaulting a young boy between 2006 and 2007.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Michael O’Brien aged 73 and with an address at High Meadows, Gouldavoher, Dooradoyle is charged with sexually assaulting the boy between January 1, 2006 and March 31, 2007.It is alleged that he engaged in a sexual act on nine occasions with the child who is aged under 15.An application for Mr O’Brien’s name not be mentioned in media reports was refused by Judge O’Kelly who said that the alleged injured party was not a relative of the accused.He was released on his own bail to appear at Limerick District Court on March 28 and ordered not to have any contact with the alleged injured party.center_img Facebook Email Print Previous articleFundraising concert for the Roche familyNext articleDeenihan was aware of City of Culture problems adminlast_img read more

Time for national home moving digital identity system, industry tells MPs

first_imgA group of MPs and Lords have met estate agency, logbook and conveyancing sector representatives to grill them on how technology can drastically change the way the property industry checks people’s identities under AML and KYC rules.The All Party Parliament Group meeting heard that the UK is lagging behind on digital identity systems for residential sales which are already up-and-running in several European countries including Holland and Belgium.Hunters CEO Glynis Frew (pictured) told the meeting that agents can be required to check identities up to five times during a transaction.And Stuart Young, MD of Etive, told the meeting that too often conveyancers, lenders and estate agents were unable to trust each other’s identity checking and so these were duplicated during sales.Consequently, Young said, property transactions are taking longer than ten years ago. He also said the property industry is required to check 13.7 million people’s identities every year at a cost of £400m.The pair, who were joined by Stephen Ward of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers, asked MPs to persuade the government to provide seed funding to create a system of digital IDs for the property industry.This would then become self-funding once it was up and running if such a system became a legal requirement of the home buying and selling process, he said.All three agreed three government departments are involved – MHCLG, the Land Ministry and Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – and that it would be consumers who paid for and organised their own digital identity before being able to move home.“Covid has had a very big impact and has accelerated the need for digital identities as we cannot meet people in the same way to conduct ID processes,” said Young.Read more about digital identity DCMS Etive stuart young Land Registry glynis Frew CEO MHCLG Hunters February 5, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Time for national home moving digital identity system, industry tells MPs previous nextHousing MarketTime for national home moving digital identity system, industry tells MPsMeeting in parliament this week saw agency, conveyancing and tech players grilled by politicians over need to make AML and KYC easier.Nigel Lewis5th February 202101,090 Viewslast_img read more

Oxford scientists discover remarkable star

first_imgA supernova has been discovered In the Pinwheel Galaxy (M101) by a team involving Oxford researchers. Found on 24 August, it is the nearest type 1A supernova found since 1972. For a short time it will be bright enough to be seen through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.The supernova was discovered by an automated robotic search. Certain galaxies are scanned by a powerful telescope each night, and the current appearance of each galaxy is compared to a previously recorded image of that galaxy. Any differences are detected, and then investigated further.Robert Massey of the Royal Astronomical Society explained the significance of Type IA supernovas, telling Cherwell that these phenomena are formed when “you get a binary system where one star dumps mass onto a dense stellar companion white dwarf star. And when that’s very overloaded with material you get a dramatic explosion… that completely destroys the white dwarf”. This explosion happens when the white dwarf star reaches a certain mass. As a result all type 1A supernovas explode with the same brightness.This allows researchers to discover how far away galaxies are, and has meant type 1A supernovas have played a vital role in astrophysics. In particular they have helped to estimate the rate at which the universe is expanding, and the amount of “dark energy” in the universe.Massey explained why the discovery is beneficial to further research, saying, “It’s good to see one that’s close because then you can understand more about the characteristics of this type. By looking at the way the light rises, brightens and fades, you get an insight into the processes.”For a short time, amateur astronomers should be able to view it, although Massey warns “it’s likely to be quite difficult”, and that “there has been a certain amount of sensationalism about how bright it is”.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Busta Rhymes Isn’t Throwing Away The Mixtape’s Shot & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of video-centric stories you may have missed today. Busta Rhymes Isn’t Throwing Away The Mixtape’s ShotWith every word, they drop knowledge! The Hamilton Mixtape is riding high on iTunes in its first week of release. To remind you why (as if you needed it) check out below as Busta Rhymes, The Roots and Joell Ortiz perform “My Shot” on The Tonight Show on December 5. The Tony-winning tuner continues to play to standing room only audiences at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre. Busta Rhymes(Photo: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC) View Comments Who Will Go to Cinderella’s Ball?Full casting has been set for Cinderella, which will bring pantomime back to the London Palladium from December 10 through January 15, 2017. The company will comprise of Paul O’Grady (Baroness Hardup), Julian Clary (Dandini), Amanda Holden (The Fairy Godmother), Lee Mead (Prince Charming), Paul Zerdin (Buttons), Nigel Havers (Lord Chamberlain), Count Arthur Strong (Baron Hardup), Natasha J Barnes (Cinderella) and Suzie Chard and Wendy Somerville (The Wicked Stepsisters), along with Liz Ewing, Christopher Howell, James Paterson, Carrie Sutton, Vicki Lee Taylor, Ed Wade, Rhianne Alleyne, Charlotte Alloway, Gianni Arando, William Atkinson, Pamela Blaire, Myles Brown, Lucy Carter, Jacob Fearey, Diana Girban, Chloe Hudson, Emma Johnson, Ricky Lee Loftus, Holly Prentice, Niall Swords, Luke Woollaston and Tom Woollaston.The Chicago Cast Gets FestiveStill need some help getting into the seasonal spirit? Here are Angel Reda, Alexander Nolan, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Lana Gordon and Tonya Wathen from Broadway’s Chicago singing “Holiday Melody.” Penned by Brian O’Brien, the new song appears on the 2016 edition of the annual Carols for a Cure album, which benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. P.S. Here’s the second trailer for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, which stars Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris as you’ve never seen him before…last_img read more

Soak up stunning views and enjoy character charm

first_imgThe home at 128 Blackwood Rd, Salisbury.The home is set up for dual living with an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area on the ground floor along with a laundry, gym and single-car garage. There are also two bedrooms with an ensuite and built-in robe in one, and a built-in robe in the other. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The lower level is completely wheelchair accessible and includes two outdoor spaces. The home at 128 Blackwood Rd, Salisbury.THIS beautifully presented Queenslander is on the market for the first time since it was built in 1925. The five-bedroom property at 128 Blackwood Rd, Salisbury has remained in the same family for more than 90 years and was restored in 2010. The home has a viewing turret, with 360-degree views of the surrounding area, and character features including timber floors, VJ walls and a wraparound veranda. The kitchen at 128 Blackwood Rd, Salisbury.Upstairs, there is an eat-in kitchen, separate lounge room, bathroom and three bedrooms. The kitchen has Caesarstone benches, two-pac cabinetry, and quality appliances including a 900mm gas stovetop and dishwasher.The living areas and two of the bedrooms open to the wide wraparound veranda. center_img The view from 128 Blackwood Rd, Salisbury.Internal stairs lead to the viewing turret with views across Salisbury, Toohey Forest and beyond. The home is on a 809sq m block with established gardens, electric gates, two garden sheds and off-street parking. Marketing agent Mark Ward, of Mark Ward Property, said the iconic Queenslander was in a prestigious location and offered plenty of options for its next owners. “This property is perfect for a large family but could also be used for dual living if you have an older parent or relation or perhaps teenagers wanting their own space,” he said.last_img read more