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

Bank investment boosts Scotbake expansion

first_imgScotbake is super-sizing its business, following a multi-million-pound cash injection.The firm – the largest independent wholesale craft bakery in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland – will move from its 18,000sq ft premises in Inverness to the 140,000sq ft Burnett Bakery site, which stopped making bread in 1996, when British Bakeries made 50 staff redundant. The building was latterly owned by Hovis as a distribution centre.The Bank of Scotland investment means the 20-year-old firm will relocate its 70 existing staff and also hopes to add 30 new jobs in the first year, including drivers and bakers.Scotbake forecasts annual turnover to rise by more than 50% to £3m as a result. Scotbake already distributes Kingsmill and Warburtons across the Highlands and Islands and the expansion will see it take over distribution of Hovis products. It also bakes its own bread, rolls and hot plate products, which it sells to the foodservice and retail sectors.Operations director Derek Smith said: “Distance to market is one of the biggest problems facing any business in the north and we now have a ready-made, area-wide daily distribution centre, which could bring huge savings and efficiencies to other suppliers who want to piggy-back onto our operation.”Scotbake also hopes to build up the bakery business and distribute its products in the central belt – using the spare capacity in the vans bringing supplies north, but going back empty every day.last_img read more

Coronavirus: Banks move to stem mortgage fallout

first_img Middle of the market set to lead post COVID-19 sales MORE: Is this Australia’s best house? Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCameron Kusher’s update on COVID-19 and the market02:16 – Repayment relief for up to six months– Fees waived for restructuring a loan or consolidating loans– Temporarily convert to interest-only repayments Liberty – Defer loan repayments for up to six months, with a review after three months– No fees for existing home loan customers who switch from standard variable rate to fixed rate loan– A 0.50 per cent reduction to 2.25 per cent.in one, two and three-year Premier fixed rate home loans (for owner-occupiers paying principal and interest) AFG – Repayment deferrals for three months, with a three-month extension after review– Ability to switch to interest-only repayments– Get cashback (up to the value of your advance repayment minus the value of one-month repayment) St George Commonwealth Bank – Three-month deferral on repayments, with three-month extension after review– New fixed rate home loan of 2.29 per cent for one, two or three years for new owner-occupied lending (principal interest repayments with Advantage Package)– Redraw funds if ahead on repaymentsMore from newsCOVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic3 days agoWhizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-197 days ago– If loan is more than 12 months old, reduce repayments to the minimum required, or change frequency of repayments if you pay via direct debit Bankwest HSBC The beach house that looks like a superyachtcenter_img – Pause on home loan repayments for up to six months– Ability to change your home loan repayment amount if you are ahead on repayments– Lower interest rates (between 2.29-2.79 per cent) when you apply for a new fixed-rate Choice Package loan Banks are open to discussions now with anyone who has concerns over income loss impacting mortgages. Suncorp – Deferral on home loan repayments for six months, with a three-month check to see if further assistance is required NAB “The Government and financial institutions have introduced a range of relief measures to help Aussies under financial pressure, stay afloat during these difficult times.”She said the firm had created a COVID-19 FAQ Hub to cope with demand for information on how the pandemic could affect home loans, credit cards, insurance and a range of other household costs. HOME LOAN SUPPORT BANKS ARE OFFERING: – Six-month repayment deferrals– Complete Fixed Home Loan Package (for owner-occupiers paying principal and interest) reduced to three-year fixed rate of 2.33 per cent. (for both new and existing customers)– Redraw without incurring fees if extra repayments have been made – Home loan repayment deferrals for six months but interest and fees will be added.– One-time payment to offset any interest charged, depending on your balance and interest rate. Westpac Homeowners are rethinking ways to cope with job loss and potential job loss due to COVID-19 restrictions, with banks offering several options now for mortgage support.A new survey has found that almost half of Queenslanders have had their incomes cut or soon to be cut because of COVID-19, with concern for mortgages now. The Queensland figure (49 per cent) is higher than the national average (45 per cent), according to the results of the research released by financial comparison service comparethemarket.com.au. – A three-month deferral on mortgage repayments, with a three-month extension after review– Ability to redraw funds from your home loan if you’re ahead on repayments– Ability to switch to interest-only repayments ANZ It asked respondents if they were losing income because of social restrictions, and changes they would make to their finances as a result, including mortgage repayments.Homeowners are rethinking ways to cope with job loss and potential job loss due to COVID-19 restrictions, with banks offering several options now for mortgage support. The survey found that two in every five Queensland respondents (40 per cent) were concerned about meeting mortgage repayments for the rest of the year. The housing market can expect to see some fallout on mortgage repayments due to income loss in Brisbane and across the wider state. Picture: Liam Kidston.As well, 13 per cent said they or their partners had lost their jobs in the Sunshine State, and 7 per cent thought they or their partners were would do so.Almost one in five (19 per cent) of Queenslanders or their partners had also taken a pay cut during this period, while one in 10 believed a pay cut was looming.Among the measures being taken to cope were families freeing up cash by deferring loan or credit card repayments, accessing cash by withdrawing from their super, term deposits or life savings.Comparethemarket.com.au spokeswoman Abigail Koch said there were hundreds of thousands of Aussies “Hundreds of thousands of people are experiencing financial hardship at this time, with around six million workers expected to receive JobKeeper payments, while many others are uncertain about their financial security. “ – Ability to defer loan repayments– Fees waived for restructuring a loan– Credit card support-Financial institution FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTERlast_img read more

QPR announce Fernandes-led takeover

first_imgQPR have announced Tony Fernandes as company chairman and majority shareholder.Amit Bhatia, who has long been keen to join forces with a potential buyer, has returned to his role as company vice-chairman.Kamarudin Bin Maranun, one of Malaysia’s top businessmen, will also be involved with the club.AdChoices广告QPR say Fernandes – boss of AirAsia and the Lotus Formula 1 team – has acquired a 66% stake, buying out Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone.The popular Bhatia, son-in-law of stakeholder Lakshmi Mittal, stood down in May.He was unhappy at the removal of Ishan Saksena as company chairman and managing director, while another hike in ticket prices made Bhatia’s position untenable given his fan-friendly image and apologies for previous increases.Born in Malaysia, Fernandes was educated in England, attending Epsom College and later the London School of Economics.He is a West Ham fan and earlier this year was linked a takeover of the east London club, which did not materialise.Fernandes has enjoyed huge success in business and his many notable achievements include establishing AirAsia as one of the world’s leading airlines.QPR were widely reported to be up for sale for £100m, although that was mainly based of an off-the-cuff comment by Ecclestone in response to suggestions Mittal was keen to buy him out.There were some discussions between the pair soon after the end of last season, but they failed to make progress – much to the disappointment of many inside the club who wanted Mittal to take control.But Bhatia has always maintained that the family were keen to increase their involvement in the future.When QPR announced in March that they were discussing a possible takeover, he immediately issued a statement of his own insisting that the Mittals would not sell their stake.last_img read more