Monday, January 21, 2008
One of the famous "doors of Dublin"
Ballymun old and new.
There is aways the exception to the rule, most people who come to work here are honest decent people,not like the scumbag below.
A Czech national has today been given a mandatory life sentence by Mr Justice Liam McKechnie for murdering a Longford mother last year and a concurrent 13-year term for raping her on the same occasion.
David Brozovsky (aged 19) pleaded guilty to raping and murdering 37-year-old Sharon Coughlan
Earlier, Detective Sergeant Ray McMahon told prosecuting counsel, Ms Isobel Kennedy SC, that Brozovsky came to Ireland in 2006.
He had 25 previous convictions in the Czech Republic for theft and extortion and two in Belgium for theft and aggravated theft.
He made admissions about the crimes and said: "I am sorry for what I did, but I was on drugs."
Mr Justice McKechnie said it would be one thing for her children growing up if she had died naturally but the manner of her death was appalling. The only thing in his favour was his early guilty plea.
Mr Justice McKechnie said that were it not for the jurisprudence practised in such a case, he would have been inclined to impose a sentence for the rape with a consecutive mandatory life sentence for the murder.
When people pass through borders there should be some "red flag" system to warn innocent communities that there may be a problem in their midst.
One mistake this guy made was to hold on to his victims mobile phone, the Garda were able to trace it even though it had a different SIM card, nice one.
Perhaps the Taxi regulator should check back through her files to see who she has employed to drive our sons and daughters home late at night,strange things are going on and it will come to a head some day very soon.
Taxi driver hailed for going extra mile to save man’s life
A TAXI driver whose quick thinking saved the life of a passenger was last night crowned Taxi driver of the year.
Declan Heagney, from Clonee, Co Meath, was honoured for going above and beyond the call of duty when he rushed a man whose heart had stopped to a medical centre.
When the doctor examining the man could not find a pulse, the taxi driver and GP lifted the patient out of the car into the clinic, where they resuscitated him.
“There is no doubt that without the quick-thinking on Declan’s part as well as his actions on insisting on a doctor straight away, the individual concerned would not be still alive today,” said Brian O’Neill, managing editor of Taxi Times.
“The victim had survived only from the actions which Declan took and his going the extra mile.”
Mr Heagney picked up the man, his wife and their daughter in the Finglas area on April 27 last year and was dropping them off locally when the man suddenly gasped for breath.
The taxi driver decided his front seat passenger was in urgent need of medical help, swung his car around, and headed for the nearest GP clinic.
He ran inside shouting for a doctor, going from door to door insisting someone attend to the scene urgently.
Mr Heagney was among a host of drivers nominated as deserving this unique award by both taxi drivers and members of the public.
The runner-up prize went to Bernard Clarke who found €10,000 and two American passports in the back of his cab and tracked down the owners in the US to organise their safe return.
The ceremony was staged by Taxi Times, the official magazine of the National Taxi Drivers’ Union, at Dublin’s Crowne Plaza hotel.
“It is clear from sifting through the nominations that there are many unsung heroes out there who are held in very high esteem by the majority of the general public,” added Mr O’Neill.
So its not all doom and gloom there are still a lot of honest decent taxi drivers out there.
Did you ever hear of a "random act of kindness".
Try doing it once or twice a month,it could make a difference.
Heres something to try out at Burger King.Yes Cyrl is cool
Did you ever have computer problems?
You have to feel sorry for the guy.
Something for all the Brazilian girls who give out the Herald AM in Dublin.Football