Four and a half years for stepson who hid murder weapon

first_imgNewsCrime & 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 center_img 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 clashlast_img read more

At home with Blockheads Caro and Kingi

first_imgInside 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 Homecenter_img 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.”last_img read more


first_imgDesign, drama, decor- The top picks for the spring fling.Mathaf’s education wing will host academic, adult and family programmesDesert roseDoha opens its doors to the world with this brand new artholic’s paradise. The Mathaf (pronounced Mat-haff, which means ‘museum’ in Arabic) is the Arab Museum of Modern Art, which aims to contribute to the cultural landscape of the Middle East and the Arab diaspora. Installed in a 59,000 sq-ft former school building, this temporary space has been redesigned by French architect Jean-Francois Bodin.The museum’s collection of more than 6,000 works represents major trends and sites of production of modern Arab art, spanning the 1840s to the present. A permanent site for the museum will be revealed at a later date. The inaugural exhibition Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art features works of more than 100 artists and represents the pivotal experiments in aesthetics. The exhibition acknowledges the multiplicity of experiences that form the context of Arab modern art. Is Charles Saatchi visiting?Design: Silver liningSilversmiths Christofle has collaborated with top American designer Karim Rashid for a special collection that was presented at the “Maison et Objets” Fair, in Paris last month. The limited edition of trend setting novelties comprising centre tables and other luxe accessories will showcase the expertise, craftsmanship and immense talent of the two creative giants.Fragrance: Makes scentKnown for its scintillating fragrance bottles, Bond No 9’s new chandelierinspired bottle for Swarovski will dazzle you. The Chandelier Amphora is a bottle decked with faceted, chandelier-sized beads. Price: $2,500 (Rs 1.11 lakh). Rock on.Sex: Thrill seekersThe best presents are those that bring uninhibited pleasure anytime, anywhere. And that’s exactly what Made to Pleasure, a new online boutique, set up by two Londonbased designers, offers. It creates luxuriously crafted and exquisite to use pleasure toys for women. And the best part: for the first time, each of these erotic toys are completely customisable to suit each woman’s individual desires. With a team of 30+ testers, the company’s design team has created the Bespoke Boutique, an interactive design tool to allow women to craft something totally unique that’s perfect just for them. Besides this, the company also offers a range of six gorgeous Off The Peg toys, each developed specifically to suit various body types and preferences. Happy Valentine’s day folks.Watch: Happy hourLuxury handbag and accessories maker Bottega Veneta released its first watch, the BVX. Subtlety is at play with this horological masterpiece as well. The 41mm matte brown dial contains no branding while the watch strap is in the same intrecciato weave as many of the brand’s bags. Equipped with Girard-Perregaux’s GP4500 automatic movement with a gold rotor, the watch is priced at $14,600 (Rs 6.52 lakh). Promises to be the new tock of the town.Automobiles: Hot wheelsAt the Detroit Auto Show last month, the Mini introduces its new Sports Activity Coupe concept, dubbed the Paceman. The car embodies the fundamental Mini DNA but combines dynamic capability with cutting edge technology and an innovative new body concept. It is also the most expensive Mini car to date, starting at Rs 15.27 lakh. The Mini Paceman has been developed to fit Mini’s most powerful engine under its bonnet- think 1.6-litre twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 211 HP of torque. The car is expected to go under production in 2011. Va va vroom.CalendarDates that mean something.The world crafts council is organising a convention titled Abushan: Design-Dialogues in Jewellery in Delhi. Craftspersons from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the US will come together and showcase their work at the convention. February 4-6.Get ready to seefall’s most beautiful collections at the Mercedes Benz fashion week in New York. Held at the Lincoln Centre, the Big Apple is abuzz with the world’s top designers defining the top trends for the winter ahead. February 10-17.The espace culturel at Louis Vuitton in Paris will showcase an exhibition titled, Somewhere Else, that offers a new variation on the theme of travel as envisioned by 17 popular artists. February 11 to May 8.TalkThe what, where, when and who of everything that matters.Tokyo trail: Fashion house Cerruti has been bought by Chinese menswear business, Trinity, for the princely sum of Rs 314 crore. Trinity, which holds the license to distribute Cerruti 1881 menswear in Greater China, is to buy the group from US private equity business Matlin Patterson.Tokyo trail: Jil Sander, a name synonymous with a particularly pure and understated type of fashion, will open its second store in Tokyo. The minimalist fashion label spearheaded by Raf Simons has a huge fan base in Japan, especially after its collaboration with the no-frills fast fashion Japanese chain, Uniqlo.Couture carousel: One hundred pieces of exquisite haute couture designs by Italian maestro, Valentino Garavani, will be displayed at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), Singapore. The exhibition, Valentino Retrospective: Past/Present/Future, has been developed by Paris’ celebrated institution, Les Arts Dcoratifs, and will feature sumptuous couture looks from the founder’s early designs to present-day creations by current creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli. Until February 13.Blender’s prideThe 30-year-old Brazilian bombshell, Gisele Bundchen has become the new face of Balenciaga. The new S/S 2011 ad campaign for the Spanish haute house is shot by the acclaimed photographer, Steven Meisel. The shoot portrays Bundchen as a punk-chic beauty wearing a pair of black pants teamed with a polka dot sleeveless shirt. A stylish blue-andblack vest over the shirt adds a glamourous element to the whole look. Here is a sneak peek.Watch this spaceTo celebrate the 80th anniversary of its iconic Reverso watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre is launching the Virtual Museum. Since 1931, owners have made Reversos uniquely their own by having the protective caseback engraved. Reverso owners can earn a place in the history of this watch and the brand by submitting images of their personalised Reversos for possible inclusion in the museum’s curated collection. Those owners who want to share their story must register with the Virtual Museum curator, who will display the watch, and its story, in one of the many exhibition rooms, making it a part of the rich Jaeger-LeCoultre history.Safety in styleWhen German car giant, Volkswagen, wanted to launch Style, a special-edition package for its Golf and Polo models, guess who they got as brand ambassador? None other than fellow citizen Karl Lagerfeld. Makes sense. Known for his precision and leniency towards modernism with a traditional twist-aesthetics similar to Volkswagen’s, it does seems like a perfect match.Homme improvementJimmy Choo will be launching a collection of dress shoes, moccasins, casual biker boots, sneakers and evening slippers for men after almost nine years. The F/W 2011 collection of footwear for fellows will be produced in Italy, with the initial distribution limited to 30 men’s specialty stores and department stores worldwide.Chic collaborationIt’s a singular collaboration between two legends. Swimwear and lingerie house Eres has designed Longchamp’s first bikini and in exchange the leather goods house known for its beautiful luggage and handbags has loaned its popular Le Pliage silhouette to Eres’ new beach tote. The swimsuit in rosepetal prints in fuchsia and yellow is priced at Rs 17,085 while the nylon patent leather bag in navy or white is valued at $230 (`10,287). But the look of passers-by when you wear the swimsuit and carry the bag to the beach: priceless!The spice cellar: Yellow is goldAwine is liquid philosophy that effortlessly flows from the bottle right into our minds. At least that is what most connoisseurs maintain, but the trouble is that most wines that we taste, no matter how expensive or revered, we just don’t find that ‘thing’ happening to us. It is as if the wine prefers to be selective about who she speaks to and we seem to fall in the category worthy of being restrained distantly. Usually, for amateurs I always suggest a sweet wine as a good starting point. From thereon I can chart an entire course of wines for the person to try, which would keep them busy in their voyage of discovery.But what do I suggest to someone who has tasted more wines than the average winemaker in India? How do I enthral someone who has developed an ennui even with the fabulous wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy? This is how: I say, try a Yellow Wine from Jura. Actually, let’s just call it Vin Jaune (pronounced ‘van jshon’). Yellow wine is just not classy. But Vin Jaune is, and how! This is a very special wine. It is made in the Eastern reaches of France, where the white Savagnin grape, once harvested (a tad later than usual to ensure higher sugar levels) is made into wine (which isn’t all that to taste then) and put into barrels. There it is forgotten for a minimum period of six years and three months. Forgotten, as in, not touched, or tinkered with. All this time, the wine just sits there in the barrel. Some of it evaporates over time, lost to the atmosphere forever, a loss that is referred to as the Angels’ Share.But this evaporation leaves a void in its place, where a thin layer of yeast settles on the surface of the wine. This layer will part-oxidise the wine but also part-protect it, giving it a nutty and an uncannily toasty flavour. In fact, it can be much likened to the Fino style of Sherry but the difference is that unlike them, Vin Jaune is not fortified. It is naturally so in taste and texture.In the end we have 62 per cent of original volume (calculated per litre) remaining and hence this is the one wine in the world that is bottled in 620 ml bottles (called Clavelins), as opposed to the regular 750 ml. The final wine is a deep yellow in colour, with a pronounced dry-fruit range of aromas, a certain crispness nevertheless, and a finish that can easily outlast a conversation with a pretty girl.This style of wine is made in very few selective parts of the world, even in France, and even within the region, few people drink it as much. Which then takes exclusivity and connoisseurship points to a platinum high.Add to that the fact that they can easily age for a solid part of two decades (and rarely recommended before the end of a decade), this wine should be smart enough for the most intellectual among us.-Magandeep Singhadvertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img

9 days agoArsenal boss Emery wants to bring forward plans to BUY Ceballos

first_imgArsenal 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 saylast_img read more

Investigation launched into suspended grand chiefs spending

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe grand chief of the Southern Chiefs Organization in Manitoba has been suspended.Murray Clearsky is facing allegations that he spent thousands of dollars of the organization’s money gambling.A member of his staff was also suspended after a sexual harassment complaint was filed with the Human Rights commission.APTN’s Shaneen Robinson has this report.last_img