Detective and businessman to face trial on corruption charges

first_imgNewsCrime & CourtDetective and businessman to face trial on corruption chargesBy David Raleigh – September 19, 2019 1538 Advertisement Print Facebook Previous articleCall for transparency over sale of Council siteNext articleFunding ‘discrimination’ against UL Hospitals Group David Raleigh WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin A DETECTIVE Garda has been sent forward for trial to Limerick Circuit Court on allegations that he took money from a businessman in return for passing on confidential information about a Criminal Assets Bureau probe into the businessman’s company.The men were arrested as part of a major probe into allegations of Garda corruption conducted by Gardaí attached to the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Detective Garda David Bourke, (48), with an address at Main Street Oola, Co Limerick, is charged with corruptly obtaining a payment or gift from Stephen O’Sullivan, a director of Bawn Motors, Ballysimon Road, Limerick, contrary to the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act.Detective Garda David Bourke. Photograph Press 22Detective Garda Bourke faces a second charge that he obtained the payment or gift for revealing confidential information to Mr O’Sullivan about the Criminal Assets Bureau investigation .Mr O’Sullivan, (37), with an address at Farrehy, Broadford, Co Limerick, was also returned for trial.He faces a single charge that he corruptly gave or agreed to give Det Gda Bourke payment, consideration, or advantage, for confidential information concerning the CAB investigation.Neither of the accused spoke during the brief hearing at Limerick District Court.Detective Inspector Michael McNulty, NBCI, told the court he presented each accused with copies of the State’s Book of Evidence against them.A man and a woman were taken from courtroom number six after shouting during the proceedings.Stephen O’Sullivan. Photograph Press 22Judge Marian O’Leary, who dealt with each accused separately, told them that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had consented that they both face a trial at Limerick Circuit Court.She told them they had 14 days to inform the State of any potential alibi witnesses they may wish to call at their trial.The charges against the two accused are alleged to have occurred on December 22 at Bruree, Co Limerick.The bail conditions for Garda Bourke require him to sign on twice weekly between 6am and 9pm at Tipperary Town Garda Station; surrender his passport and not apply for duplicate travel documentation; be contactable at all times; and that he stay at his home address in Oola.Mr O’Sullivan’s bail conditions are that he signs on twice weekly at Kantruk Garda Station; that he stays at his home address in Broadford, Co Limerick; and that he notify Gardaí in writing if he intends to change address.Judge O’Leary remanded both accused on continuing bail to appear for trial before the next sittings of Limerick Circuit Court on their own bonds of €300 each. Email Twitterlast_img read more

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ENGINE Short Film Scheme session for Limerick filmmakers

first_imgEmail ENGINE Short Film Scheme INNOVATE Limerick, through Film in Limerick are holding an online information session on Monday 18 January at 1pm for anyone interested in finding out more about the ENGINE Short Film Scheme.The lunchtime chat with Regional Film Manager Paul C. Ryan and ENGINE Shorts Manager Rachel Power will give attendees the chance to hear from the organisers and to pose any questions about the scheme.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The new scheme aims to inspire and support up-and-coming writers, directors and producers from Limerick, Clare and Tipperary to create engaging world-class short films that resonate with a wide international audience.Run by Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick, Engine Shorts is a partnership between the Local Authorities in Limerick, Tipperary, and Clare, and Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.The call for submissions is now open until 29 January.Individual writers or teams (writer, director, producer) can apply online with a ‘story outline’ for a 10 minute film to be considered for the programme.Shortlisted writers/teams will receive training to develop their script idea and up to six projects will be awarded production funding of €12,500 each to produce a short film.The initiative aims to become a key mechanism for developing filmmaking talent in the region, supporting skills and talent development through industry-led training, as well as tailored training and practical experience for crews on commissioned projects.The six commissioned projects will all be filmed in the region and offer skills training and career development for all those involved.Commenting on the rollout of the scheme, Paul C. Ryan, Regional Film Manager at Film in Limerick, said: “We are delighted with the response to this new initiative and we want to ensure that all aspiring and emerging filmmakers living throughout the region have the opportunity to apply.This is the time for those with filmmaking ambitions to step up and make their ideas a reality. ENGINE Shorts is the biggest regional film scheme in the country and we are on a mission to develop the next generation of film talent in the region.”Visit https://www.engineshorts.com/ to find out more about the scheme and sign up here for the information session taking place on Monday 18 January at 1pm.Deadline for project submissions for the scheme is Friday 29 January 2021 at 12 noon. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleLimerick Women’s Network hoping to encourage women into public representative roles with new programmeNext articleGardai investigating allegations young girl was asked for naked photos, advise parents on online safety Meghann Scully Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin LimerickNewsENGINE Short Film Scheme session for Limerick filmmakersBy Meghann Scully – January 12, 2021 357 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Facebook Twittercenter_img Advertisement TAGSENGINE Short FilmfilmmakerKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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