Atletico join Man Utd in hunt for Tottenham contract rebel Christian Eriksen

first_imgATLETICO MADRID have reportedly entered the race for Tottenham contract rebel Christian Eriksen.Spanish newspaper AS claims the Danish playmaker, 27, is wanted by Diego Simeone on a free transfer next summer.2 Atletico Madrid have joined the race for Tottenham contract rebel Christian EriksenCredit: GettyAnd Atletico will approach Eriksen when he enters the final six months of his deal in January after the Dane failed to secure a move away from North London last month.Mauricio Pochettino admitted he was left worried by Eriksen’s desire to leave Spurs before the European transfer window slammed shut earlier this week.Juventus were strongly linked with a late bid but a move failed to materialise.And the midfielder has since revealed his frustration at failing to find a new club.SunSport understands Manchester United are plotting a big-money bid in January to tempt Spurs into selling.2Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubBut Eriksen looks set to have a host of other elite European clubs knocking at his door if he is prepared to see out the remainder of the season at Tottenham.Real Madrid, Juve, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan are all keen on signing him on a free transfer.But with Atletico already leading the race for the La Liga title, Eriksen could decide that his future lies at the Wanda Metropolitano.Man Utd to make stunning January swoop for Christian Eriksen after failed Real Madrid movelast_img read more

2 SEGAL Security Guards Charged for ‘Stealing Fuel Oil’

first_imgTwo guards of SEGAL Security, a private security firm, have been accused of stealing three containers of fuel oil valued at over L$6,000.  They have been charged and turned over to the Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice for prosecution.Anthony Appleton and Peter N. Lemeh were charged with theft of property by the Liberia National Police (LNP).The incident allegedly took place on November 27, in the 15th Street community.The security guards were arrested following an internal investigation conducted by Segal’s own chief investigator, Amos S. Kumeh.Kumeh’s investigation followed a tip off from one Jacob Dossen about their guards’ involvement in the disappearance of three containers of fuel oil, at their 15th Street assigned area, according to police records.  Dossen, who is one of the caretakers of the compound, alleged that the fuel got missing when he left the area to buy a scratch card, so that he could phone his boss lady.He did not mention the name of his boss lady when he was interrogated by the police.The two accused men, who worked together at the 15th Street compound, denied the allegation when they appeared before SEGAL’s investigation and that of the police.It is not clear whether the defendants have been suspended.Interestingly, during the preliminary investigation, police quoted defendant Lemeh as saying “while I was getting out of the generator room, where I had gone to dry my clothes, I met the caretaker, Dossen.”He was further quoted as saying, “I heard him saying, I will make sure you get to jail.”Police also quoted Appleton saying, “Before the incident, I was assigned at the front of the compound, there I managed to see Dossen entering and he went directly into the generator room that is situated at the back of the compound.”“That was when I heard noise about missing fuel oil, “Appleton explained.Surprisingly, police claimed that since no burglary took place at the compound, they did not have any alternative but to charge the defendants with the crime.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fed holds interest rate steady, hints at cutback

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady on Wednesday and raised the possibility they could be cut in the months ahead, igniting a rally on Wall Street, where investors are thirsting for a reduction. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his central bank colleagues left an important interest rate unchanged at 5.25 percent, the sixth straight meeting without budging the rate. The decision was unanimous. On Wall Street, stocks rose sharply. The Dow Jones industrials closed up 159.42 points at 12,447.52 in the index’s biggest one-day gain since July 24. The Fed’s decision means that commercial banks’ prime interest rate – for certain credit cards, home equity lines of credit and other loans – stays at 8.25 percent. The Fed has left rates alone since August, giving borrowers time to catch their breath after two years of steadily rising rates. Similarly, the Fed on Wednesday talked about the ongoing “adjustment” taking place in the housing sector. The Fed didn’t mention any “tentative signs of stabilization,” as it had in January, a view that led some to hope that the painful housing slump could be improving somewhat. The economy has been feeling the strain of the housing slump. Economic growth in the final quarter of last year clocked in at a 2.2 percent pace, a sluggish performance that is expected to continue in coming months. Investment in home building in the fourth quarter was slashed by 19.1 percent on an annualized basis, the steepest decline in 15 years. Inflation is still running above the Fed’s 1 percent to 2 percent comfort zone. An inflation gauge closely watched by the Fed that excludes volatile energy and food, was up 2.3 percent for the 12 months ending in January. In an important change, Fed policymakers got rid of language from previous policy statements that suggested their next move could be a rate increase. Instead, the Fed is now widening its options and raising the possibility that rates also could go down. Investors are betting the Fed will cut rates later this year to guard against any undue economic weakness. Many economists predict the central bank will probably start cutting rates early next year. “The needle has shifted a little more to the center. I think they are more open to easing rates than they would have been several months back,” said Lynn Reaser, chief economist at Bank of America’s Investment Strategies Group. “They are moving away from the notion there could only be a rate increase.” The Fed is still sticking to its forecast that inflation should recede over time and that the economy – despite strains from the housing slump and troubles facing lenders and borrowers of risky mortgages – should log moderate growth over the coming quarters. That being said, the Fed did slightly downgrade its assessment of current economic conditions, saying recent barometers “have been mixed.” In contrast, at its previous meeting in late January, the Fed said recent indicators “suggested somewhat firmer economic growth.” last_img read more

Catalan crisis leaves Barca between rock and a hard place

first_imgThat Sunday afternoon, in conjunction with Barca’s star-studded squad and after La Liga refused to postpone a match against Las Palmas at the club’s iconic Camp Nou stadium, Bartomeu’s board took the divisive decision to play behind closed doors as a protest.Two board members subsequently resigned over the decision to go ahead with the game.“Our position is very clear, we want dialogue,” Bartomeu reiterated after Wednesday’s Champions League win over Olympiakos as a standoff between the Catalan and Spanish governments continues.The club have backed Catalonia’s right to self-determination in a referendum, but never supported either side of the independence debate.Barca unfurled a near 2,500 metre squared banner displaying the message “Dialogue, Respect, Sport” before kick-off on Wednesday.However, that didn’t go far enough for many just a day after two civil society leaders of the pro-independence campaign were jailed on charges of sedition.The Catalan National Assembly (ANC) and Omnium Cultural groups led by Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart were invited to the directors’ box at the Camp Nou in midweek, but both refused the invitation.“We believe that the message of FC Barcelona doesn’t represent the feeling of the majority of the fanbase,” the ANC said in a statement.Both groups had produced a banner calling for Sanchez and Cuixart’s freedom that Barca prevented from entering the stadium for fear of reprisals from UEFA, who sanction any displays of a political nature and have previously fined the club for the flying of pro-separatist flags.– ‘Never pleases anyone’ –Yet, with a 150,000 strong membership and 103 million Facebook followers, there are plenty Barca fans who would like the club to concentrate on points not politics.“The club should always be an example of respect to a plurality of opinion among its members, who it is owned by, leaving politics to one side,” various Barca supporters’ clubs in the northern Spanish region of Leon said in a joint statement on Wednesday.“On political issues, Bartomeu is cursed,” online newspaper El Confidencial wrote on Thursday.“For some he goes too far, for others not enough. No matter what he does, he never pleases anyone.”Bartomeu, therefore, faces a membership on Saturday, 92 percent of whom are resident in Catalonia, faced with an impossible mission.However, the 54-year-old, softly spoken businessman is a serial survivor of several club crises.He assumed the role of president after Sandro Rossell resigned over the murky transfer that brought Neymar to Barcelona in 2013 and, when pressured into calling early elections, rode the euphoria of winning a treble to secure a fresh mandate in 2015.Neymar’s departure to Paris Saint-Germain in August provoked a vote of no confidence from disgruntled members which also failed to garner sufficient support to succeed.The Brazilian has so far not been missed as Barca lead La Liga and their Champions League group with a stunning record of 10 wins and one draw from their opening 11 games in all competitions.And one of the primary orders of business on Saturday will be to pass a budget for the new season backed by a record revenue of 897 million euros ($1.06 billion).Finances may ultimately be the tipping point for how Barca position themselves.La Liga president Javier Tebas admitted this week the league’s booming TV rights contracts would lose at least 20 percent of their value should Barca be cut adrift in an independent state.And the financial repercussions for Barca would be even more severe.“They wouldn’t be able to have world-leading figures,” Jose Maria Gay de Liebana, professor of economics at Barcelona University, told AFP of a squad currently boasting the likes of five-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi.“They would become a medium-sized club.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A man sporting a t-shirt demanding help for Catalonia is let out of the stadium by security personnel during the UEFA Champions League match between Barcelona and Olympiacos at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona © AFP / Josep LAGOBARCELONA, Spain, Oct 21 – Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu faces the club’s members at an annual general meeting on Saturday fighting an increasingly difficult battle to balance the conflicting interests of fans in favour of Catalan independence and millions of supporters in the rest of Spain and around the world.A powerful symbol of Catalonia, Barca have been caught in the political crossfire since an independence referendum for the wealthy northeastern region of Spain, deemed illegal by the central government in Madrid, was marred by violent clashes as police forced their way into polling stations to seize ballot boxes on October 1.last_img read more


first_imgGareth Devenney at the CoLab where his company will create 22 jobs.Two Donegal brothers are to create 22 new jobs with a new phone app to make farmers’ lives easier.Gareth and Jason Devenney are about to launch Farmflo, a world-class software which will have its offices at the CoLab at LYIT in Letterkenny.The company initially got startup help from Enterprise Ireland and have now secured their first external funding round of €100,000 from angel investors. Since founding the company in 2012, the brothers, who were raised on a farm in Donegal, have been beta testing their farming compliance management software with 200 farmers.Co-founder and farmer Gareth Devenney said “Having conducted extensive development and testing over the past two years, we know our software makes compliance easier for farmers, saving an average of 20 hours administrative time per month and securing farmers’ incomes. This investment allows us to build upon our experience and begin making farmers lives easier throughout Ireland and beyond.”His brother Jason Devenney, an experienced software developer, added that they know from the trials over the last two years that our software delivers.“Farmers can enter information into their tablet or smartphone in the field or barn as they go about their day and sync when they get back home eliminating much of the paperwork that farmers or family members are currently doing in the evenings. Compliance reports can then be generated as required.” The company plans to use the investment to begin recruiting staff at their new location in the CoLab facility at the LYIT Letterkenny.Jason continued “Our software has been created by farmers for farmers so it feels right that we establish ourselves in Donegal in the heart of the farming community. Our goal is to build a world class farming compliance software company right here in Ireland securing sustainable jobs in the community as the company develops.”The company is opening eight vacancies immediately across a range of disciplines including research and development, sales, marketing and administration.Further vacancies will be opened later in the year once the company has secured their next funding round.Gareth concluded “We will have at least 22 employees by the end of 2015 based in Letterkenny with the potential for more sales and marketing roles across Ireland and the UK.” Farmflo provides cloud-based software and mobile apps that seamlessly integrates into the farmers’ working day by harnessing technology to reduce the additional administrative burden.It saves the farmer many hours of labour intensive administrative work per week and providing peace of mind knowing their compliance and information provision requirements are taken care of.DONEGAL COMPANY TO CREATE 22 JOBS WITH NEW FARMING APP was last modified: April 29th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AppCoLabDevenney brothersdonegalFarmflojobslast_img read more

Why it makes ‘cents’ to plan your pension with John F. Loughrey Financial Services

first_imgTrusting someone with your money is one of the biggest decisions anybody will make in their lifetime.But at John F. Loughrey Financial Services, they have a proven track record of making your hard-earned money work for you.With more than 35 years of experience in financial services, the Letterkenny-based firm employs ten fully-qualified financial advisers so you can be assured of an efficient and top quality service at all times. John F. Loughrey Financial Services excel at making pensions easy for everyone.They believe that a pension is the best way to save for your retirement and can help people with impartial guidance on choosing the very best plan, funds and fund managers on the Irish market as they have access to all of the main pension providers.It’s your money, it’s your future and you deserve the best advice. John F. Loughrey Financial Services have a strong track record and extensive experience of arranging pensions for people and businesses from all walks of life.They advise on contracts that provide excellent value for money, solid performance prospects and maximises the tax reliefs available.You can contact John F. Loughrey Financial Services for information on contracts including:Personal pensionsDirectors’ pension plansCompany pension plansAdditional Voluntary Contribution Schemes (AVCs)Personal Retirement Savings Accounts (PRSAs)Self-Administered PensionsSelf-Directed PensionsApproved Retirement FundsJohn and Lisa Loughrey receiving a recent award from IBA President, Mr Aidan McLoughlin.John F. Loughrey Financial Services are an impartially-trusted brokerage who have agencies with all of the major insurance providers. This means that they can search the market to find the contract that is most competitive in terms of charges and most suited to your needs.Because they are a local company, they can be easily contacted and you can be assured that you will get speaking to a person and not an answering machine!During those 35 years in business, John F.Loughrey Financial Services have become experts in their field – and have the endorsements to prove it. They have won the title of Best Broker in Connaught/Ulster three out of the past four years at the Life, Pension and Investment Awards.Offering a highly efficient and personalised service, the company has also been given an award for Excellence in Business by Letterkenny’s Chamber of Commerce.The company also offers regular reviews of your business to ensure it continues to meet and offers you good value for money.So if you want to discuss your financial future and retirement plan without any obligation, contact John F.Loughrey Financial Services. It makes sound financial sense.To find out more about John F Loughrey Financial Services see https://www.jfl.ieWhy it makes ‘cents’ to plan your pension with John F. Loughrey Financial Services was last modified: November 6th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalJohn F Loughrey Financial Servicesletterkennylast_img read more

Job Vacancy: Letterkenny shop seeks deli assistants

first_imgJob Vacancy: A popular Letterkenny convenience store is now recruiting for deli staff to join their innovative, friendly and hard-working team.Management at the busy store are seeking Deli Assistants for full and part-time positions available.HACCP Training preferred. To apply for this role, please send a CV to with DELI 201 in the email subject lineJob Vacancy: Letterkenny shop seeks deli assistants was last modified: March 11th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deli assistantJob Vacancyletterkenny jobsrecruitmentlast_img read more

Democrats face choice

first_imgHe noted that Angelides was party chairman in 1992, when the party saw combined victories in California for the presidential race and both U.S. Senate seats. Those at the convention have long memories and are looking for someone who will fight for traditional Democratic values, he said. Angelides, a former party chairman, had been the early front-runner in the race, locking up endorsements from respected party leaders like U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, D-Los Angeles, but has fallen behind his better-funded rival in recent polls. Party officials hope that even if they don’t agree on an endorsement, Democrats will emerge from the convention united behind at least one common goal – defeating Schwarzenegger. “There is a tremendous amount of energy in taking back the governor’s seat,” said California Democratic Party political director Sam Rodriguez. “We truly believe that we want it back. And we’ll do anything and everything necessary to get that seat back for a Democratic governor.” (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“Mr. Angelides will certainly be the odds-on favorite, but I think momentum is clearly shifting our way,” Westly said in a telephone interview. “A lot of the people who went early for my opponent are now looking at dual endorsements. Some of the people who haven’t endorsed are coming our way.” A split or no endorsement “would be a huge victory,” Westly added. Westly’s appeal will include noting that he is a “progressive” Democrat, with a track record that includes protecting the environment, supporting gay marriage and being active in the party for 25 years. Bob Mulholland, senior adviser to the Angelides campaign, remains confident that at the very least, the treasurer will get the most endorsement votes even if he doesn’t reach the “very difficult” to obtain 60 percent threshold. “It will be a good homecoming for Phil Angelides,” said Mulholland, a former strategist for the state party. “Most delegates see Phil Angelides like Bill Clinton – he fights every day for Democratic values and working people.” SACRAMENTO – More than 3,000 Democratic Party activists and elected officials will converge on Sacramento next weekend for the state party’s annual convention, an event that could mark a turning point in the hard-fought governor’s race. The convention gives state Treasurer Phil Angelides a chance to regain some lost ground in his bid for the nomination, while Controller Steve Westly will seek to win over the more hard-core liberal activists by convincing them he is the party’s best hope to take down Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in November. Conventional wisdom holds that Angelides, as a former Democratic Party chairman and the more liberal candidate, has a stronger appeal to the grass-roots activists who will show up in big numbers at the convention, while Westly appeals to the more moderate wing. Westly said he sees himself as the underdog to win the party’s official endorsement vote Saturday, and he would be happy if neither candidate breaks the necessary 60 percent threshold. last_img read more


first_imgNaomh Colmcille GAA News:The seniors lost out at Letterkenny Gaels on Sunday on a Letterkenny Gaels 1-6 0-6 Naomh Colmcille scoreline.The reserves were beaten for the second week running, defeated at Letterkenny Gaels on Sunday. The U16s were defeated at home to Glenswilly on Wednesday evening.The U12s hosted St. Michaels in a challenge match on Friday evening.The Naomh Colmcille U12 girls team hosted St. Eunans on Saturday. Unfortunately however the visitors were unable to fulfill the competitive fixture due to the number of players available. Next up for the girls is a home match against Buncrana next Saturday. The U11 team travelled to Slaughtmanus on Sunday and won their three matches against Slaughtmanus, Coleraine and Banagher. Well done boys!Naomh Colmcille hosted an Under 10 blitz on Saturday 26th April at Pairc Colmcille. Lifford, Buncrana and Letterkenny Gaels all brought teams and each club played one game against each other. All players competed well and represented themselves and their clubs very well, and there was a high level of skill shown by all. Naomh Colmcille U10 Coaches would like to thank the other clubs for coming and competing well, and like to thank the Naomh Colmcille club members and parents who helped get the pitches ready, refereed the games and helped with the tea afterwards.If anyone needs to do a child protection course please contact Breda on 0876393503 ASAP.There are a limited number of season tickets now available for free entry to all adult Donegal club league and championship matches (excluding Naomh Colmcille home games). €30 for the ticket or €50 for the ticket and Donegal club gear. Contact Alison Ferry.Time is running out to get club registration sorted. If you think you’ll be looking for Donegal tickets for the Championship you’ll need to become a member. Registrations are now open to all senior players (€50), junior players (€10), adult members (€25) and families (€50). Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559).Naomh Colmcille CLG’s child welfare officer for 2015 is Breda Friel. If you or child have any issues through out year with coaches or bullying or other child issues please feel free to contact Breda on 0876393503 and she will try and address the issue. Everyone involved in coaching or helping out at underage level needs to have completed the child protection/awareness course. If you have not completed this course previously, please contact Breda ASAP to get numbers for a course in the coming weeks. The club is now registered for the Lucozade ‘Kit Out’ promotion. Codes are printed on promotional bottles under the plastic wrapper – please note these codes so they can be entered online on behalf of the club to try and collect gear or equipment.The club is again registered for the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme so please start collecting the vouchers on behalf of the club.Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.Training and Match Schedule. Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Seniors / Reserves. Training on Monday (27th) at 7:30 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Minors. Training with reserves. See Facebook page for latest update.U16s. Home match against Termon scheduled for Monday (27th) at 7:00 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U14s. Challenge match at home to Burt on Tuesday (28th) at 5:45 pm. Players to be down for 5:20 pm. Training Saturday (2nd) at 10:00 am (TBC). All new and returning players welcome.U12s. Training next Friday (1st) at 7:00 pm. . Check the Facebook page for latest update.U10s. Training next Friday (1st) at 6:30 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U8s. Training next Friday (1st) at 6:00 pm Check the Facebook page for latest update.Girls. No training on Monday (27th). Training Wednesday (29th) at 7:15 pm (all age groups). U12s are particularly asked to attend as the next match is at home to Buncrana on Saturday (time TBC). See Facebook page for latest update.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers are 1, 5, 7, 18, 21 and the winners are Louis Lynch (Muff), Susan Gillespie and the Barr Family who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot €750.Naomh Colmcille CLG are in need of more lotto sellers. The lotto is the bread and butter of our club. If you don’t drive we can set up on a team with a driver. Please contact Breda Friel (0876393503) if anyone is willing to help. Thanks.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthyGAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE SUFFER DEFEAT TO LETTERKENNY GAELS was last modified: April 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANaomh ColmcilleNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgDown Under: Glenn AlcornA JUDGE has told a solicitor to tell her client he must return from Australia – and bring money with him after hearing one of the worst cases of dangerous driving before him.Circuit Court Judge Keenan Johnson expressed anger that Glenn Alcorn was appealing the severity of a sentence given to him in the District Court but hadn’t bothered appearing himself. Alcorn, 28, from Renny, Lettermacaward, was convicted in the district court on four charges of dangerous driving and one charge of failing to stop for Gardai on April 7, 2010.The offences involved Alcorn driving at speeds of up to 160km/hr on rural roads in the townlands of Menagowan, Farrigans, Renny and Toome.He was also convicted of failing to remain at the scene.Gardai had attempted to arrest Alcorn, but couldn’t because he was driving so dangerously and so fast, the Circuit Court heard.He also had a conviction for dangerous driving in 2007. He was disqualified from driving for two years on that occasion.Solicitor Fiona Brown said Alcorn had matured since the 2010 incidents. She said he was living and working in Perth, Western Australia.“He has certainly learned his lesson,” she said.Judge Johnson asked to see her client, but she explained that Alcorn was still in Australia.The judge expressed anger that Alcorn hadn’t appeared in court.“This is as bad a case as I have ever come across,” said Judge Johnson.He said he considered the sentence “a bit light” and told Ms Brown to tell Alcorn he had better appear before him on April 1.“Tell him to bring a good wallet with him at a minimum,” he said, warning Alcorn faced a substantial fine.“This was a very serious incident; it was a miracle that no-one was killed. It was crazy driving which is far too prevalent,” said the judge.JUDGE ORDERS DANGEROUS DRIVER TO COME BACK FROM AUSTRALIA was last modified: February 17th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Glenn AlcornLetterkenny CourtLettermacawardPerthWestern Australialast_img read more