27 men charged with soliciting prostitutes

first_img Previous articleRates review debated for struggling businessesNext article‘Give the airport back to Shannon people’ – Malone admin Linkedin Facebook Free legal aid refused to one defendantFOLLOWING a garda sting operation where two female plain clothes detectives were located in the areas of Barrington Street, Mallow Street, Catherine Street and Pery Square, a total of 21 men have been convicted of soliciting a person for the purposes of prostitution at Limerick District Court. Twenty-seven cases were before the courts where details were heard of men making approaches to the two female gardai dressed in plain clothes,Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up and offering to pay them to perform a sexual act.Twenty-one men, ranging from their late twenties to one man in his late 60s, were convicted after they pleaded guilty to the charges contrary to section 7 of the Criminal Law Act 1993.Over the course of the 27 cases, presenting sergeant, Michelle Leahy, told the court that the Garda Operation, known as Freewheel, was conducted on November 19 and 30 last, where gardai made arrests after men, acting as clients seeking sex, sought to pay the two garda members for the purposes of prostitution. The majority of the cases, however, were arising out of another operation conducted this month when arrests were made on December 2, 3 and 4 last.Judge Eamon O’Brien heard in court that most of the men were “embarrassed” and “sorry” for the “mistake” made in approaching and attempting to solicit the detectives for the purposes of sex.The identities of the “decoy gardai” were withheld from the court proceedings as part of the ongoing battle against illegal prostitution in the city centre.Opting to deal with the matter by way of imposing that the maximum fine of €470, determined by the Oireachtas, would be given instead to Doras Luimini and not the State, Judge Eamon O’Brien convicted 21 men where a total of €9,870 must be paid to the support group for migrants by March 13 next.Six matters were adjourned for the defence to be furnished with a brief outline of the evidence while a bench warrant was issued for a fifth accused man who did not turn up to court to answer the allegations.One man told the court that he was in receipt of social welfare and did not have the means to pay for representation at court and sought the facilities of the legal aid system, but was told that, “if he could afford to pay for ladies of the night, he could afford to pay for a solicitor…and that is the second oldest profession in the world”.The men had addresses in Limerick city and county as well as North Cork and Tipperary.His application was refused, and he was ordered to seek the services of a solicitor before March 13 next.Gardai say that they will be increasing their crackdown on illegal prostitution rings attempting to operate in the city, while also targeting those that seek the services of prostitutes over the coming weeks. Print WhatsAppcenter_img Email Twitter NewsLocal News27 men charged with soliciting prostitutesBy admin – December 7, 2011 677 Advertisementlast_img read more

NLA takes Housing Minister to task over buy-to-let tax “tosh”

first_imgChanges due to be made to the UK’s buy-to-let tax rules will push over 400,000 basic-rate landlords into a higher tax bracket, says the National Landlords Association (NLA).This is more than the ‘small’ number the government said would be affected by the changes, which severely reduce the mortgage interest payments and other finance related costs landlords have been able, until recently, to deduct from their business costs before declaring their taxable income.NLA chief executive Richard Lambert has described the government’s claims that the changes will have a low impact as “complete tosh” and has met with Housing Minister Gavin Barwell to discuss the problem.Lambert urged the minister to consider amending the rules to reduce the impact on landlords and that this could be “easily achieved by applying the rules to only new loans written after April 2017”.“Unless this happens, landlords will face an impossible decision of whether to increase rents and cause misery for their tenants, or to sell-up, and force their tenants to find a new home,” he says.Landlords operating on only small profit margins are likely to be the ones most worried by the tax changes, which the NLA estimates will increase the tax liability of a single-property landlord by £3,600 and for someone with two to three properties, £8,600.The NLA hopes to escalate what is sees as a looming crisis when it meets Financial Secretary to the Treasury Jane Ellison soon.   Gavin Barwell NALS national association of letting agents Richard Lambert October 19, 2016Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » NLA takes Housing Minister to task over buy-to-let tax “tosh” previous nextRegulation & LawNLA takes Housing Minister to task over buy-to-let tax “tosh”Association highlights 400,000 landlords who may face significant tax increaseNigel Lewis19th October 201601,413 Viewslast_img read more

Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien To Release Debut Solo Album

first_imgIn a recent interview with Esquire, Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien confirmed that he has plans to release his debut solo album, slated for release in the tail end of 2018 or early 2019. In the interview, O’Brien stated that he hopes that the upcoming album will be finished by next summer, noting that he had just wrapped up a three-week recording session with drummer Omar Hakim (drummer on David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance”), guitarist and vocalist Dave Okumu (The Invisible), and bassist Nathan East.Fox News Just Called Radiohead “The Poor Man’s Coldplay”During the interview, O’Brien also explained the inspiration for the album produced by Flood (U2, Depeche Mode, PJ Harvey) and Catherine Marks (Foals, The Killers, Local Natives). , saying, “Without getting into it too much, going to Carnival in Rio was very inspiring. Rhythm and groove were a big part of it.” He continued, “I’m really enjoying it. It feels really right at the moment.”To support the new album, O’Brien has plans for a select number of solo shows in 2018. Given Radiohead’s nomination for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Consequence of Sound speculates that “at least one of those performances will likely come onstage as part of the band’s induction.”Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Announces 2018 Induction NomineesEd O’Brien’s focus on solo projects is certainly not out of line with the rest of the members of Radiohead, who similarly are using 2018 to pursue individual solo endeavors. Thom Yorke, who will also embark on a brief U.S. solo tour in December, and Jonny Greenwood both have been tapped to score films. Yorke’s composition for the remake of cult horror classic Suspiria will mark the iconic rocker’s debut film score, while Greenwood is slated to work on Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread as well as You Were Never Really Here.Radiohead & Hans Zimmer Release “Blue Planet II” Collaboration[H/T Consequence of Sound; Photo: Listen To The Beat]last_img read more