Man released after drugs find

first_img Previous articleMan detained following drugs seizureNext articleLimerick semiconductor company expands to create 150 new jobs admin Twitter NewsLocal NewsMan released after drugs findBy admin – June 14, 2009 435 Email Print Linkedincenter_img WhatsApp A 27-YEAR-old man who had been questioned by Gardai following a drug find in the Garryowen area on Friday has been released without charge.Gardai found the drugs during a planned search of the area at 5pm on Friday. The operation is part of the ongoing investigation into criminal gang activity in the city.The man was detained at Roxboro Garda station under Section four of the Criminal Justice Act.A file is being prepared for the DPP. Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

Commentary: Trump, The Courts, The Constitution, Tomcats And Marriage Licenses

first_imgCommentary: Trump, The Courts, The Constitution, Tomcats And Marriage LicensesNovember 23, 2018  By John INDIANAPOLIS – In the summer of 2016, while the presidential campaign raged, I ran into a lawyer with impeccable Republican and conservative credentials at the Statehouse.We stopped to chat and the conversation, naturally, ran to politics.At one point, he shook his head and said he couldn’t support Donald Trump.John Krull, publisher,“For now, I’m just a Hoosier Republican. I can get behind the candidates here in Indiana, but not nationally,” he said.The breaking point, he explained, came when Trump attacked a federal judge, Gonzalo Curiel, who had the misfortune to draw a class-action lawsuit involving students who claimed to have been defrauded by Trump University.Trump claimed the judge couldn’t be impartial because he was “Mexican.” In fact, Curiel was born and educated here in Indiana.The facts, though, didn’t deter then-candidate Trump.“I have a judge who is a hater of Donald Trump, a hater. He’s a hater,” Trump said of Curiel in a speech.That speech appalled the conservative Hoosier lawyer.“When Trump attacked the judge, that was too much for me,” the lawyer said. “If you support the courts and the rule of law, you can’t stand for that.”Trump eventually settled the suit before Curiel’s court by agreeing to pay the aggrieved Trump University $25 million.I’ve thought of that conversation often in the past two years – generally when President Donald Trump has launched another attack on the courts or a judge.Those attacks have come often, because the courts have had frequent cause to curb the Trump administration’s assaults on liberty, due process and other enshrined American principles.This hasn’t happened because judges and courts “hate” Donald Trump.No, the president’s troubles with the judicial branch have occurred because, to use a great line uttered about a president from a much earlier era, Donald Trump “has about as much use for the Constitution as a tomcat has for a marriage license.”I’ve known a lot of judges in my career.The overwhelming majority take their jobs and their roles seriously. They could make a lot more money in private practice. They take their seats on the bench as an act of faith – an expression of their belief in the law and the law’s majesty.That said, they’re also human beings.They don’t enjoy being a blowhard’s political punching bag any more than the next person does.I’ve wondered since that talk with the lawyer when the judges were going to start pushing back against the president – and how they would do it.The moment came during Thanksgiving week.A federal district judge in San Francisco blocked the Trump administration from denying asylum to immigrants who cross the border illegally.“This was an Obama judge,” the president lashed out at Judge Jon S. Tigar. “And I tell you what, it’s not going to happen like this anymore.”That was too much for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.“We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” Roberts countered in a statement. “What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them.”The chief justice’s public rebuke of the president was in many ways unprecedented.But, then, Trump’s conduct in office has been unprecedented.His attempts to undermine and defy the authority of the courts and the law have been more sweeping than anything Richard Nixon or Andrew Jackson – two presidents who also had strong authoritarian predispositions – ever contemplated. Time and again, this president has asserted that he is answerable to no one but himself and that he is above the law.Roberts’ rebuke was a long time coming but justified.It also had been predicted – sort of.Earlier this year, Judge Curiel ruled in favor of the president and rejected a challenge to Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.In his decision, Curiel noted the great political controversy aroused by the proposed wall and cited the legal reasoning of a “fellow Indiana native” who also was a judge.That fellow Indiana native?Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who was born in Elkhart.Hoosier lawyers – you’ve got to love them.FOOTNOTE:  John Krull is director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism, host of “No Limits” WFYI 90.1 Indianapolis and publisher of, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.The City-County Observer post this article without opinion, bias or editing.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Dark Star Orchestra To Recreate Grateful Dead ’93 Buckeye Lake Show At Same Venue

first_imgDark Star Orchestra is holding their seventh annual Dark Star Jubilee Festival this coming Memorial Day weekend, from May 25-27, at Legend Valley, in Thornville, Ohio. Back in 1993, the venue was known as Buckeye Lake Music Center, and on June 11, the Grateful Dead performed there. Nearly 25 years to the date, and at the same location, Dark Star Orchestra will recreate the original band’s set during one of the nights at The Jubilee.In addition to three full, two-set Dark Star Orchestra shows, The Jubilee will see performances from Los Lobos, Hot Tuna (2 sets: acoustic & electric), The Infamous Stringdusters, Melvin Seals & DSO performing a JGB set, The Nth Power, California Kind, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Jeff Mattson & Friends, The Lil Smokies, Holly Bowling, Dino English Quintet, Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads, and Kitchen Dwellers. Check out the newly announced schedule below.Advance GA & VIP tickets are available now via the event website. Discounted Tier 2 GA & VIP tickets are available until Midnight, Tuesday, May 1, after which tickets jump up to the next pricing level.Check out the Grateful Dead’s 1993 setlist below, which Dark Star Orchestra will recreate in June, as well as a smoking second set performance from DSO on 5/9/13 at The Capitol Theatre.Setlist: Grateful Dead | Buckeye Lake Music Center | Thornville, OH | 6/11/93I: Jack Straw, Foolish Heart, The Same Thing, Lazy River Road, Tom Thumb’s Blues, Masterpiece, So Many Roads, Promised LandII: Eyes of the World, Playin’ in the Band, Uncle John’s Band, Corina, drums, The Wheel, All Along the Watchtower, Black Peter, Sugar MagnoliaE: Brokedown Palace[Video: Dark Star Orchestra]last_img read more

Mesut Ozil sends message to Arsenal fans after demoralising Wolves draw

first_img 1/1 Comment ‘Good to be back in Premier League action,’ Ozil wrote on Instagram.‘But not happy about the result at home. Many things to work on. We have to keep moving forward with our heads held high.’Asked to assess Ozil’s contribution, meanwhile, Emery said: ‘He worked, he played well and I think he has quality.’Arsenal could be 10 points adrift of the top four pace should they lose at Leicester next weekend and result elsewhere go against them.Emery added: ‘I’m disappointed with the result above all because I think the players tried, the players worked, and the most difficult thing against Wolves is to score the first goal and take advantage in the result.‘We needed to score the second goal to take more confidence than we had at 1-0 and also because they are a strong team defensively, but also they have the structure offensively. They have the habit of playing matches with that result and being consistent to try to score and draw.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘They did that and we lost the opportunity at 1-0. When they equalised, we tried. We got into the box, we created some chances which weren’t very clear but we created them. ‘‘Also, in the last moments when we were pushing a lot, they had good transitions, one or two transitions when they didn’t score.‘I think it was an equal match and maybe we deserved it a little more than them, but we struggled. In a game against them, when you have that opportunity after 1-0 to get more of an advantage, you need to take it. We didn’t.’Should Arsenal sack Unai Emery?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Unai Emery explains decision to start Mesut Ozil for Arsenal’s game against WolvesMORE: Granit Xhaka sends message to Arsenal fans ahead of Wolves clash Advertisement About Connatix V67539 Full Screen Top articles by Metro SPONSORED Skip Read More PLAY Skip Ad Mesut Ozil made only his second Premier League appearance of the season against Wolves (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil admitted Arsenal have plenty to work on after they were held at home by Wolves on his Premier League return.The 31-year-old starred Wednesday’s extraordinary Carabao Cup tie against Liverpool which Arsenal eventually lost 5-4 on penalties following a 5-5 draw at Anfield.Having been left out of the previous six matchday squads, Ozil was rewarded with only his second Premier League appearance of the season by Unai Emery, but the former Real Madrid playmaker was unable to inspire his team to a much-needed victory.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired Arsenal into the lead with his 50th goal for the club, but Raul Jimenez’s 76th minute header earned Wolves, who registered an astonishing 25 shots on goal, a deserved point.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling center_img Read More Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 Nov 2019 6:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link17Shares Mesut Ozil sends message to Arsenal fans after demoralising Wolves draw Video Settings / Coming Next Read More 1 min. story Advertisement Read Morelast_img read more