NewsCrime & CourtFour and a half years for stepson who hid murder weaponBy Editor – October 27, 2017 3003 WhatsApp Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSAlan McNamaraAndrew O’DonoghueCaballerosCookielimerickmurderMurroeRoad TrampsRobert Cusackshotgun Andrew O’Donoghue’s coffin being carried from Murroe Church. Andrew O’Donoghue’s partner, family and friends at his funeral in June 2015. Print A 200 motorcycle guard of honour accompanying the hearse at Andrew O’Donoghue’s funeral in June 2015 Facebook Robert Cusack at the Central Criminal Court.A four and a half year prison sentence has been imposed on a County Limerick man for impeding the apprehension or prosecution of his stepfather by hiding the sawn-off shotgun he used to kill a rival motorbike gang member.28-year-old Robert Cusack from Abbington, Murroe, who admitted assisting Alan (Cookie) McNamara by hiding the murder weapon, has been sentenced to four and a half years in jail.Earlier today 50 year-old McNamara from Mountfune, Murroe received a mandatory life sentence for the murder of Andrew O’Donoghue (51) on June 20, 2015 at the Road Tramps motorcycle clubhouse in Mountfune.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLife sentence for Limerick motorbike club murderNext articleWin cinema tickets Editor Imposing sentence on Robert Cusack in the Central Criminal Court this afternoon Mr Justice Paul McDermot said it was a serious offence in which a dangerous weapon had been taken from the scene in the knowledge that it had been used.He said it was taken away with the intention of hiding it from Gardaí.In a victim impact statement, Mr O’Donoghue’s family said they struggled every day to understand why he was taken away from them.They said his partner and daughter, who was 12 at the time, continue to suffer emotional trauma.Mr McNamara, a member of the Caballeros motorcycle club, shot Mr O’Donoghue at the gates to the Road Tramps clubhouse in Murroe following a row the previous day when members of the Road Tramps punched him in the face and took his Caballerops club waistcoat from him.The following day, armed with a sawn-off shotgun, he went to the Road Tramps’ headquarters in Murroe where he shot Mr O’Donoghue who was guarding the gate leading to the clubhouse. He sustained severe facial and head injuries and was pronounced dead in hospital a few hours later.The gun was removed from the scene by Mr Cusack and was later found hidden at the back of McNamara’s house. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival 1 of 4 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads The late Andrew O’Donoghue. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
Inside Caro and Kingie Tahana’s home.Caro said it was important their home cater for their growing family and after a suggestion from their builder decided to turn the walk-in wardrobe attached to their daughter’s room into another bedroom.Renovating also allowed the couple to design the home around the lifestyle including the laundry being able to fit two washing machines.Caro, sick of her clothes coming out of the wash covered in dust and small rocks from her husband’s rendering clothes, now has a washing machine dedicated to Kingi’s work clothes.“I was having render and rocks in all my beautiful clothes and I was like ‘I’m going to kill this render’,” she said.“We have definitely tweaked things to make our life just a little bit easier.” Caro and Kingie Tahana with daughter Halia 4 at their Hyde Park HomeFRESH from their season of The Block, Caro and Kingi returned to their new Hyde Park home with no furniture and a single old airconditioner that was loud enough to wake Sleeping Beauty. Luckily it wasn’t long before the reality stars embarked on a massive renovation and now the family of three, with another on the way, are living in stylish comfort. CLICK here for all the latest Townsville real estate news The couple said they had just bought the home when they were told they would be appearing on The Block so they put their belongings in storage and headed to Melbourne.“When we came back (from The Block) we had just been living in a $2 million apartment with amazing views of South Yarra and we were sleeping on a mattress on the floor because we had no furniture,” Kingi said.“We had one old Kelvinator airconditioner in the master and it was absolutely freezing,” Caro added.“This house was horrible and it had no wardrobes … but we could see the potential.” Caro and Kingie Tahana with daughter Halia, 4, at their Hyde Park Home One of the couple’s favourite styling pieces is a pendant light made out of duck feathers.Kingi and Caro live in the five-bedroom home with their four-year-old daughter Halia, cat Big Puss and dogs Reno and Arly.They describe their style as a blend of Scandinavian and industrial with a touch of modern minimalism.The couple favour natural materials like timber which is used on their floors, in the kitchen and on the ceiling of their theatre room.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Kingi’s signature rendering will be making a welcome appearance on the upcoming season of The Block and features heavily throughout the home.Caro said their time on The Block had heavily influenced how they styled their own home.“I think if we weren’t on the show we definitely wouldn’t have been as creative as what we have been,” she said.“Being on the show teaches you to take risks and we have really found our style on the show.”“Style runs through everything,” Kingi added.“I think Caroline is really good at dressing herself and fashion so you just carry that through everything.”
Arsenal boss Emery wants to bring forward plans to BUY Ceballosby Carlos Volcano9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery wants to bring forward plans to sign Dani Ceballos.The midfielder is on-loan at Arsenal this season from Real Madrid – without the option to buy.AS says Emery has seen enough and wants to buy Ceballos in January as a priority.The manager sees the Spanish midfielder as the man to replace Mesut Ozil, who he is eager to move on.Arsenal are set to open talks with Real in the coming weeks to discuss a fee for Ceballos. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
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Kent DriscollAPTN NewsThe school year has already started in parts of Nunavut.But in some grades, a teacher shortage has kids sitting at home while their peers go to school.Our Kent Driscoll talked to Nunavut’s education minister – to find out what the territory can do about the lack of [email protected]