Monthly Archives: May 2012

Drug was de-listed, detention challenged

Detention ChallengedThe High Court is to conduct an inquiry into the legality of detaining a former postman who pleaded guilty to having cocaine and ephedrine for sale and supply. Alan Browne of Donomore Park in Tallaght was jailed for 4 years last November but it has since become clear that ephedrine is no longer a controlled substance. Mr. Browne pleaded guilty to one count of having €76,000 worth of cocaine and ephedrine tablets for sale or supply at his home on January 28th last year. He has spent the last 7 months in jail but his detention is being challenged because it has emerged ephedrine was not a controlled substance at the time of the supposed crime. It was de-listed in and around late 2009 early...
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Baby Steps

NAMAThe news that  NAMA has introduced a house sales product designed to protect purchasers from further falls in house prices has to be welcomed. Whilst the proposed scheme, which essentially protects purchasers from a fall in house prices of up to 20% over next five years is not without flaws, it is a step in the right direction. It would seem to me to be designed to appeal to first-time buyers as opposed to those currently in difficulty with their mortgages for whom a solution will have to be found. For the NAMA products to work the banks will have to lend and the test will be whether the banks are willing to begin to...
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Gardai seek help in finding missing Tallaght girl

Gardai are currently searching the for a missing 18 year old girl who was reported missing by staff from Focus Ireland on the 22 April last.

Gardai seek help in finding missing Tallaght girl

Gardai seek help in finding missing Tallaght girlAmy Hayes Rice is originally from Tallaght, but has been staying at an address on the Neilstown Road, Clondalkin for the last number of months. Gardai from Ronanstown have been liaising with the girl’s family, the HSE, friends and acquaintances in attempts to locate her. Amy is described as being 5’1” tall, approximately 9 1/2 stone, slight build, with long auburn hair and speaks with a Dublin accent. She was last seen wearing a black string top and blue jeans...
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