#Limerick Directors’ criminality leaves murder victims’ family penniless

first_img Previous articleLimerick Jazz vibes and vocalists at Improvisation PartyNext article#Limerick man on domestic abuse charges refused bail Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook WhatsApp Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img The #Limerick company directors were appealing the severity of a prison sentence before Limerick Circuit CourtTHE family of a #Limerick murder victim have lost out on a pension payout because of the “criminality” of two scaffolding company directors who withheld contributions deducted from the wages of their staff.Gerry Neilon of Newtown, Pallasgreen and Raymond Neilon of Cappawhite, Co Tipperary, avoided prison sentences for what a judge described as their “criminality in deducting workers pay” and not passing it on to the Pensions Board.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Judge Tom O’Donnell made his remarks at Limerick Circuit Court where the two company directors appealed the six month sentences imposed for failing to make remittances to the Pensions Board within 21 days of deducting the pay from their staff.Their criminal actions came to light when Patrick ‘Happy’ Coleman (33) was murdered by a 15-year-old boy as he walked to his home in Carew Park after watching the Limerick play in the 2007 All Ireland hurling final.  He had kicked over a bottle of beer on the path before the teenager followed him and stuck the broken bottle into his neck. He died from blood loss some hours later.Mr Coleman, who worked for the Neilon brothers, was supporting four children.In 2007, the company accountant stopped sending the €20 per week deduction from employee wages to the Pensions Board. Mr Coleman had been paying into the scheme but as his payments hadn’t been forwarded for six months before his death, the insurers refused to pay the €76,100 his family would have been entitled to.The Neilon brothers, whose company has since wound up, were sentenced to six month imprisonment in 2012 and 2013. They immediately appealed the sentences and Judge O’Donnell agreed to several lengthy adjournments to allow them  an opportunity to repay Mr Coleman’s family.They agreed to monthly payments of €250, which meant that Mr Coleman’s family would be waiting for more than 12 years to have his death benefit paid in full.  To date, just over €6,800 was paid, €2,000 of which was lodged in court this week.Judge O’Donnell said it was “grossly unfair” and the money paid to date was “far from unsatisfactory”.Defence counsel Lawerence Goucher, BL said that Gerry Neilon found it difficult to get work, but was doing his best and “certainly not trying to dodge what should be paid”, while Sinead Garry BL told the court that Raymond Neilon could not work because of a medical condition and was claiming social welfare benefits to support a family of four.Judge O’Donnell was told that Mr Coleman’s family did not wish for either of the Neilon brothers to be jailed.A High Court action against the former company’s accountant seeking the recovery of funds is at an advanced stage.Judge O’Donnell said he had to commend the laudable position Mr Coleman’s family had taken.Suspending the prison sentences for two years, Judge O’Donnell bound the former directors to the peace and ordered them pay an additional €3,150 to Mr Coleman’s family within the next 12 months. Twitter Print TAGScompany directorslimerickPatrick ‘Happy’ Coleman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live News#Limerick Directors’ criminality leaves murder victims’ family pennilessBy Staff Reporter – April 18, 2016 922 last_img read more

Mother upset that late teen won’t be honored at graduation

first_imgThe mother of a teen who died after committing suicide says school board officials are refusing to honor her daughter during her would-be graduation and now she is receiving word from police that if she shows up to the ceremony, she will be arrested.Myka Williams told reporters that her daughter, Courtney Thompson would have been part of the class which is scheduled to graduate Friday and that after speaking with several people, she was under the impression that the school would honor her daughter. Williams says, however, that when they went to check on the preparations for the graduation, she was told that the school did not have any plan to honor her daughter and she was also threatened with an arrest if she showed up to the school.“I’m not trying to take away from any of these other kids. I just want my daughter to be honored as well. Just because she’s not physically here doesn’t mean she’s not here,” said Williams.Thompson’s best friend Abby Roland says she was also under the impression that Thompson would be honored:“We checked last week to make sure that everything was still good — the chair, the speech, the moment of silence — everything. And then today she was not mentioned at all, so I stood up and asked and there was no answer.”Thompson died at the age of 14 after taking her own life while she was in middle school. Roland says the death was hard on everyone from the class of 2019.Grant County Schools told reporters that it is not a part of their policy to remember a student that was not yet enrolled at the high school, however, Williams says they have made exceptions before.“They honored a little girl who passed away in eighth grade that didn’t even play high school sports,” she said.While the district does not plan to honor Thompson specifically, school board officials say they will have a bouquet at the ceremony representing all who have been lost.last_img read more

Ellsworth boys down Hermon

first_img Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Bio Cooper Henderson of the Ellsworth Eagles drives past Joe Plummer of the Hermon Hawks in Ellsworth’s 45-34 win on Tuesday.PHOTO BY HUGH BOWDENELLSWORTH — Thanks to three snowstorms in less than a week, neither the Ellsworth Eagles nor the Hermon Hawks have seen much recent gym time. And it showed on Tuesday night as both teams got off to slow starts in Ellsworth’s 45-34 win over the Hawks at Katsiaficas Gymnasium.The Eagle boys, currently ranked fifth in the Eastern Maine Class B standings, built a 7-0 lead on a rebound putback by junior Bruce St. Peter, a three-pointer by junior Alex Braley and a pair of free throws by Cooper Henderson.Hermon finally got on the scoreboard midway through the first period when senior Ryan Kelley hit from underneath. But the Eagles added six more points on baskets by Henderson, junior Bryce Harmon and St. Peter before Hermon senior Timothy Verrill connected from outside to end the period.Ellsworth managed just eight more points in the second quarter, three of them coming on a buzzer-beating three-pointer by junior Nick Bagley, and Hermon added just six on back-to-back baskets by junior Donte Bennett and a pair of free throws by junior Tyler Beaton.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textWith the Eagles taking a 21-10 lead into the third quarter, the teams matched basket for basket as the scoring pace picked up a bit. St. Peter notched six of Ellsworth’s 10 points and Beaton had seven of Hermon’s nine.St. Peter took charge for the Eagles in the fourth period, scoring six more points in the opening moments as Ellsworth pushed the lead to 37-21.But the Hawks continued to battle.Freshman Keenan Marseille scored all of his nine points in the final period, cutting the Eagle lead to single digits with a three-pointer with 40 seconds to go.But the Eagles were content to run out the clock, with Harmon hitting a pair of free throws on two trips to the foul line in the final 29 seconds to cap the scoring.St. Peter finished with a game-high 18 points, along with six rebounds, and Harmon added 11 for the Eagles, who upped their record to 11-5.Beaton had 11 points to lead the Hawks, who saw a six-game win streak snapped by the Eagles. Hermon is ranked sixth with a 12-4 record. Latest Posts Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017center_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected] GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017last_img read more

Cricket News Shakib Al Hasan And Mushfiqur Rahim Go On Strike, Bangladesh Tour Of India In Doubt

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Bangladesh’s tour of India has been put under jeopardy after reports have emerged that senior players like Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah have all gone on strike. The move was made when the three senior players arranged a press conference and told of their intentions. The main bone of contention appears to be the salary cap over the Bangladesh Premier League. Bangladesh are scheduled to tour India for three Twenty20 Internationals and two Tests starting in November, with the two Tests forming the part of the ICC World Test Championships. The players announced that until their demands for the improvement of cricket in the country are not met, they will not participate in any cricketing activity. This means the National Cricket League, the training camp for next month’s tour of India and possibly the tour itself are in jeopardy.The move was apparently triggered by the decision on the Bangladesh Premier League, which reduced the average professional cricketer’s earning. Players’ woes were furthered after the Bangladesh Cricket Board didn’t raise the match fees in the first-class competition. “We just came to know about it we will discuss it in the board and try to resolve it as soon as possible. I don’t think it is anything like revolt. They are yet to tell us anything formally, but we are looking into the matter,” BCB CEO Nizamudin Chowdhury said.The major demands of the players is that the Dhaka Premier League, which is considered as the premier tournament in domestic cricket, should not have a salary cap. The Bangladesh Cricket Board had stated that the Bangladesh Premier League would be not be franchise-based after a fall-out with the franchises earlier in September.Also Read | Shakib Al Hasan Does Not Have Much Interest, Dislikes Test: Bangladesh Cricket Board ChiefIn a report by Cricbuzz, BCB President Nazmul Hasan had said, “We were expected to sign fresh agreements with the franchises and we had meetings with them. Many of the franchises had a list of observations and demands. But it is not possible to meet those demands with the BPL model we currently have. There are a few franchises who also are not happy having two editions of the tournament in a same year. It is not that they do not want to participate, but they have that observation. So having considered the whole situation we will have a T20 tournament managed by the board this year. No franchises will be involved in this tournament. The tournament will be funded by the board.” last_img read more