Limerick bookie thief jailed for four years

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Facebook TAGSbetting officebookieLadbrokeslimericklimerick circuit courtthiefTom O’DonnellWillie O’Dwyer Twitter Previous articleLimerick TDs urged to oppose green bin waste chargesNext articleLimerick driver gets licence back after 15 year ban over fatal crash Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLimerick bookie thief jailed for four yearsBy Staff Reporter – May 20, 2016 961 Ladbrokes in LimerickA CAREER criminal who was found lying on a bed with hundreds of euro in cash he had just robbed from a bookies, has been jailed for four years at Limerick Circuit Court.Willie O’Dwyer (28), was found in a room of a supported living hostel in Limerick with a bag of cash spread on a bed as he changed his clothes minutes after fleeing the Cecil Street betting shop he had just robbed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up At a sentencing hearing before Judge Tom O’Donnell, the 28-year-old with 98 previous convictions was jailed for four years for what was described as an attack on a “vulnerable and easy target and with producing a knife”.In his evidence, Garda Enda Clifford told the court that O’Dwyer entered the Limerick betting shop at 6:30pm and as he approached the counter demanded that the staff members open the till.He pulled a makeshift knife from his pocket and jumped the counter.In fear, the staff retreated to a back room and locked themselves in leaving O’Dwyer to steal €810 cash from the till.As Gardaí were alerted, O’Dwyer fled the scene cycling through laneways of Limerick city towards the hostel he was staying in on Alphonsus Street.Garda Clifford was the first garda on scene and the court heard that he followed a “hunch” and went to McGarry House where he found the accused in his room changing his clothes with a bag of cash emptied on the bed.Ladbrokes dockets were also found on the bed in amongst the cash.CCTV footage showed the incident but the court heard that ultimately the “quick thinking” of Garda Clifford was credited for the apprehension leading to the prosecution.In his judgement, Judge Tom O’Donnell said that the 28-year-old was a “career criminal with a chronic drug problem” and imposed a five year jail term but reduced it to a four year jail term given the early plea of guilty.The sentence was backdated to April 17, 2015 last.center_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Blatter tips U.S. to replace Qatar as host for 2022 World Cup

first_imgFormer FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, believes that staging the 2022 World Cup away from Qatar is still a possibility amid fresh charges of bribery in the bidding process. “Fortunately, the 2022 World Cup will only have 32 teams and not 48 as [FIFA president Gianni Infantino] had planned. The organisational effort would not be bigger than 2018.” The 2022 World Cup is slated to be the final tournament with 32 teams, with the field set to expand to 48 in 2026. Should the United States host the 2022 event, a new host for 2026 would also need to be found with the U.S. currently slated to co-host the tournament along with Mexico and Canada. Blatter is currently serving a six-year ban from football-related activities due to ethics violations from his time in charge of FIFA. The 84-year-old, however, continues to proclaim his innocence. “The investigations are part of a major plot against me,” Blatter said, adding that he feels he should be made an honourary FIFA president if he is cleared of all charges. read also:FIFA sues Blatter, Platini for $2 Million Over ‘Undue Payment’ “This would be the best reaction from FIFA,” Blatter said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks The U.S. Department of Justice issued an indictment last week charging that Russia and Qatar paid bribes to secure votes in the process that saw them awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. According to the indictment, former Brazilian federation president Ricardo Teixeira, the now-deceased ex-COMNEBOL president Nicolas Leoz and a co-conspirator received bribes to ensure their votes for Qatar to stage the tournament. The indictment raised the possibility that FIFA could opt to take the 2022 World Cup away from Qatar, though doing so would create a number of logistical challenges. Chief among those would be finding a new host in a short period of time, but Blatter has offered up a pair of suggestions for a quick replacement. “Germany could do it. But this would mean the World Cup being staged in Europe again after 2018,” Blatter said in an interview with Sport Bild. “Europe therefore would not be first choice. The United States could do it instead of 2026. They are capable, it’s not rocket science! Japan could also do it. They also bid to host the 2022 World Cup. Loading… last_img read more