CJIA senior manager charged for sexual assault

first_imgOne week after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Ali-Hack advised the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to institute charges against the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) for sexual assault based on evidence obtained, the accused made his first court appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday.Charged: Deputy Chief Executive Officer of CJIA, Andre KellmanAndre Kellman, 54, appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly and was not required to plea to the indictable charge, which detailed that on July 30, 2018 at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD), he sexually assaulted a 34-year-old woman.Attorney for the accused, Glen Hanoman, in a bail application asked the court to release his client.Reports are the victim had alleged that she was hugged and kissed on her lips by the accused when she visited his office on a work-related matter. In her complaint letter, which was seen by this newspaper, the woman explained that she went to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) to have an issue with her boss’ vehicle resolved.She alleged that after a commitment was given to have the issue resolved with her boss’ vehicle, the woman said she got up to leave and the senior official did the same, but walked around his desk to hug her. She reported that the act was “inappropriate” and she pulled away, but the man allegedly kissed her on the lips.The victim said she immediately turned and headed for the door, but was intercepted by the senior official, who placed his hand on the door to keep it shut and then allegedly kissed her again, for a longer time.According to the woman, she left afterwards in shock. The woman had reported the matter to the airport’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Human Resources Manager and she was assured that the matter would be investigated.However, months had passed and she had not heard anything and after inquiring she received a WhatsApp message stating that the issue was “addressed” but with no details about any actions being taken.When further questions were posed, her inquiries went unanswered. As such the woman filed a report at the Timehri Police Station. The incident was subsequently reported in the media. Following reports in the media about the incident, the airport pass of the concessionaire staff was revoked.The airport later confirmed that a senior official was being investigated for sexual misconduct and was sent on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the complaint.Nevertheless, a few days later, the DCEO was back on the job, while the complainant remained at home.Kellman was initially released by station bail. Meanwhile, after the conclusion of the investigations, a file was sent to DPP, who recommended that charges be instituted against him.On Friday, he was released on $70,000 bail and the case was adjourned to August 27.last_img read more

Dinosaur tracks found at proposed mine near Tumbler Ridge

first_imgRichard Osborne had been running an excavator on the upper slopes of Babcock Mountain when the tracks caught his eye in a pile of rocks.“He says he is always looking for that kind of stuff because his daughter is really interested in it,” Senior Geologist Supervisor Kevin Sharman said when dropping of the slab.It’s no surprise to the museum that the tracks were found in a potential coal mine, as it explains that coal is “the slow-cooked remains of the swampy forests in which the dinosaurs roamed, and the nearby sandy areas were suitable for making tracks.” The find is a particularly interesting one, as it contains the tracks of at least three dinosaurs, including an ankylosaur, a medium theropod, and a small theropod, as well as plant fossils. – Advertisement -Richard McCrea, Curator of the Research Centre, is thankful to Teck Resources bringing the tracks to the museum, and hopes to have it on display soon.“We have a history of working on fossil tracks within Teck coal mines in south-eastern British Columbia, so it is good to see the same collaborative spirit at work closer to the museum,” he remarks. “We would like to put this specimen on display in the near future, but the track slab is too heavy for our existing display cabinets in the Dinosaur Discovery Gallery, so we will have to construct a custom display cabinet to house it”. Advertisement The delivery also comes at a time when the application for the Tumbler Ridge Aspiring Geopark to become a member of the Global Geoparks Network is about to be sent to UNESCO. By coincidence, South Peace MLA Mike Bernier happened to be touring the facility at the time to learn more about the project when the slab was delivered, and was able to help bring it into the museum.last_img read more

English clubs bite back in Champions League

first_imgIt is five years since Chelsea last brought the European Cup back to England, but the early show of force has sparked hope of an enduring resurgence.“It’s not too early to say the tide is changing,” said Phil Neville, a European champion with United in 1999, on BBC Radio 5 Live.“The performances alone are saying that. We could get two or three clubs into the quarters or semi-finals.“I think the fear factor is coming back. We’re taking control of games and I think the whole of Europe are starting to think English teams are powerful again.”Between 2005 and 2012, England produced eight Champions League finalists and three champions in Liverpool (2005), Manchester United (2008) and Chelsea (2012).In 2007, 2008 and 2009, three of the four semi-finalists hailed from the Premier League.But since Chelsea’s backs-to-the-wall triumph over Bayern Munich in 2012, only two English teams have reached the last four — Chelsea in 2014 and Manchester City in 2016.This season’s upturn has occurred despite United manager Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte criticising the Premier League for not changing the fixture schedule to help English clubs.Steven Gerrard, who captained Liverpool to European glory in 2005, believes England’s representatives have benefited from “kind groups”.Yet several of the English teams have already come through daunting assignments.Spurs came away from defending champions Real Madrid with a creditable 1-1 draw on Tuesday, with City defeating in-form Serie A leaders Napoli 2-1 on the same night.Benfica’s goalkeeper Mile Svilar became the youngest goalkeeper to start a Champions League game aged just 18 years and 52 days on October 18, 2017 © AFP / Patricia DE MELO MOREIRA– Clear playing identities –Chelsea were disappointed to drop points in a hectic 3-3 draw with Roma on Wednesday, but they had previously snatched a 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid, beaten finalists in two of the past four seasons.Unlike last season, the English clubs are all benefiting from the fact none of them have new managers at the helm.Conte, Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are respectively in their second seasons at Chelsea, United and City, with the latter two clubs having made particularly impressive starts to the season.Mauricio Pochettino has drilled Spurs into one of the slickest teams in Europe in his three years at the club, while two years under Jurgen Klopp’s stewardship have turned Liverpool into a highly dynamic team.All five clubs now have clear playing identities and they are also reaping the rewards of significant investment in the transfer market.Spending by English clubs dwarfs outlay in Europe’s other major leagues, fuelled by the Premier League’s massive television rights deals, and the results can be seen on the pitch.City had £150 million ($197.3 million, 167.2 million euros) of new recruits on display against Napoli, even without injured £50 million left-back Benjamin Mendy.Romelu Lukaku, a £75 million recruit from Everton, led the line for United in their 1-0 win away to Benfica, with £58 million record signing Alvaro Morata fulfilling the same role for Chelsea against Roma.“The last few years have been a bit of a transition (for the English clubs),” said BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand, who lifted the Champions League trophy with United in 2008.“Now money has been spent and it’s coming to fruition for them. The teams are starting to form a bond together.”While Liverpool, who thrashed Maribor 7-0 on Tuesday, are in a tight group, the last 16 is now in sight for their Premier League counterparts.Should they all advance to the quarter-finals — something that only City and Leicester City have managed in the past three seasons — Europe will really sit up and take notice.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford (3L) celebrates his goal during their Champions League match against Benfica in Lisbon on Ocotber 18, 2017 © AFP / Patricia DE MELO MOREIRALONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 19 – After several years in the doldrums, English clubs have returned to the fore in the Champions League with a succession of attention-grabbing performances.Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur top their respective pools at the group phase’s halfway point and all are currently unbeaten.last_img read more

EFL Cup: Wolves and Brighton through to round two but Ipswich crash out

first_img Mick McCarthy saw his Ipswich side knocked out by Stevenage Stevenage recorded a shock EFL Cup first round 1-0 win at Championship side Ipswich with a second-half goal from Ben Kennedy.Teenage striker Kennedy was quickest to react after stand-in Town goalkeeper Dean Gerken could only parry out a deflected shot from Charlie Lee on 53 minutes.Conor Coady sent Wolves into the second round as new boss Walter Zenga avoided an upset with a 2-1 win over 10-man Crawley.The midfielder’s first goal for the club helped Zenga to victory on his Molineux debut but his side made hard work of it.Enzio Boldewijn cancelled out Joe Mason’s opener as League Two side Crawley gave as good as they got.But Mark Connolly was sent off for a second yellow card with three minutes left to end any hopes of a late comeback.Brighton eased into the next round with a super-charged second-half performance giving them a comfortable 4-0 victory over League Two Colchester.Jamie Murphy scored twice for the Seagulls and Sam Baldock and Elvis Manu hit the other goals to make it a straightforward exercise for the much changed hosts.All of Brighton`s four goals came in the final 26 minutes of the tie.Full EFL Cup results: Accrington 0-0 Bradford (Accrington win 11-10 on penalties)Barnsley 1-2 NorthamptonBirmingham 0-1 Oxford UnitedBlackpool 4-2 BoltonBrighton 4-0 ColchesterCambridge 2-1 Sheffield WednesdayCarlisle 2-1 Port ValeCheltenham 1-0 CharltonCoventry 3-2 PortsmouthDerby 1-0 GrimsbyDoncaster 1-2 Nottingham ForestExeter 1-0 BrentfordIpswich 0-1 StevenageLeyton Orient 2-3 FulhamMansfield 1-3 BlackburnNewport 2-3 MK DonsOldham 2-1 WiganPeterborough 3-2 WimbledonPreston 1-0 HartlepoolRochdale 3-1 ChesterfieldRotherham 4-5 MorecombeScunthorpe 2-0 Notts CountySheffield United 1-2 CreweShrewsbury 2-1 HuddersfieldSouthend 1-3 GillinghamWalsall 0-2 YeovilWolves 2-1 CrawleyWycombe 0-1 Bristol CityBarnet 0-4 MillwallReading 2-0 Plymouthcenter_img 1last_img

DDTV VIDEO: SHAY GIVEN TV INTERVIEW AFTER WIN OVER SCOTLAND

first_imgDONEGAL’S Shay Given has told RTE that he still doesn’t know where he will be playing his football next season.In our video there are interviews with Shay, Stephen Hunt – and with Scotland’s Charlie Adam and Kenny Miller. DDTV VIDEO: SHAY GIVEN TV INTERVIEW AFTER WIN OVER SCOTLAND was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Shay Givenlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: CRAIC, CEOIL AND TEA AT GLENSWILLY CLUB THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

first_imgGLENSWILLY NOTESGuest teaThe long-awaited guest tea takes place this Friday in the clubhouse and promises to be great craic.All proceeds to club funds.There are still tables available! Each table seats just eight people so it is not a huge commitment. Parents and players are encouraged to take or share a table. There will also be live music on the night. Volunteers also needed to help with hall preparation, Car Parking, clean up etc. Please contact Bernie Lapsley, Pauline Carberry or Deirdre McDaid. Help!Any parent or adult interested in helping out with underage teams for 2016 must be Garda Vetted and have child protection course completed otherwise they will not be allowed to take part or help out at training and matches. Please contact Annemarie McDaid on 0863387363 or Aisling McDaid on 0861612681.Gaeltacht ChampionshipThe best of luck to the senior men’s team who take on Ardara at 7pm in Ardara this Saturday in the next round of the Gaeltacht. The seniors have already had a convincing win against Glenfin in this competition last weekend. The Reserves start there season in Glenswilly at 3pm this Saturday v Glencolmcille in the Gaeltacht also.RegistrationAll players must be registered.The club will be holding the last registration night on Friday 18th March 2016 at the club house from 7pm to 9pm. This will be the last night.Minor notesThe U12s and U14s will be starting on 4th May 2016. The U14s had their first outing of the season with a friendly against Naomh Muire at The Banks under floodlights last Friday. Many thanks to Naomh Muire for a great game between two very sporting sides.On the 14th March 2016 at 10am the Susan Carr and Elaine Winston school memorial will take place at the pitch. There are four teams competing including Illistrin, Lurgybrack, the Boys school and Kilmacrennan. Susan was a great club stalwart who was always available if you needed anything.Our U8s and U6s will commence training on Wed 23rd Mar from 6-15 to 7-15. There is a one euro charge for training. They will train on the main pitch.Please note all underage training will have to take place on the training field or somewhere else as the main pitch is still closed for training. It should be open for matches. Check with Aisling or Peter. Anyone organising a bus must inform Bryan Faul 0867887774 for either friendly matches,league or championship matches.For any friendly matches you must have a offical referee. All coaches must have the child protection course and be Garda vetted.We hope to have a child protection course run in April.LottoThere was no winner of the lotto jackpot last Wednesday. Eileen Quinn was the winner of the match 3 lotto. Anybody interested in playing the lotto are reminded that they are available in local outlets including shops.BingoBingo continues in the hall every Wednesday night starting at 9pm. All are welcome for a fun night with great cash prizes on offer.GAA NEWS: CRAIC, CEOIL AND TEA AT GLENSWILLY CLUB THIS FRIDAY NIGHT was last modified: March 1st, 2016 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:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

Mourinho’s amazing rant about Man United ace Marcus Rashford – read in full

first_img 2 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Rashford scored twice for England over the international break, against Spain and Switzerland gameday cracker Most read in Premier League whoops Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update After he found the back of the net against the Swiss, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, working in his role as pundit for Sky Sports, suggested Rashford should leave Man United for the sake of his career.He later joined talkSPORT to explain his view, suggesting Rashford does not deserve to play at centre-forward for the Old Trafford club as he is not as good as Romelu Lukaku. However, the question raised was whether Rashford would ever be able to prove he is better than Lukaku unless he leaves United and joins a club such as Everton where he will be guaranteed minutes as their first-choice striker.Mourinho used his press conference ahead of the Red Devils’ Premier League clash against Watford to defend his use of Rashford, who he calls ‘an incredible player with an incredible number of appearances and an incredible number of minutes played at the highest level’.You can read the full rant below…“For the Manchester United supporters, I think it’s important that they have the right idea of how things are in reality. The most important thing of all is the kid [Marcus Rashford] is a good kid, the kid is a good player and knows what Manchester United did for him, starting in the Academy and then with Mr [Louis] Van Gaal’s support and my support and the club’s support and the new contract and the new [no.10] shirt and being selected for every single match.“Since I’ve been here, Marcus Rashford has been selected for every single match – he was never, not even for one day, out of selection because of my decision or because he was injured or, like in this case, because he is suspended. He was never, never out of selection, so he knows and that’s the most important thing. But again, media is very important and I think it’s important the Manchester United supporters know the truth. That’s why I’m going so specific about these numbers. revealed changes tense predicted silverware Jose Mourinho launched an impassioned defence of Marcus Rashford in his pre-Watford press conference.Rashford, the forward, has been the subject of a big discussion this week having scored in both of England’s recent international fixtures. He started and finished the loss to Spain and the defeat of Switzerland, meaning he has played more minutes of international football (180) than club football (121) this season. 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT SORRY REVEALED “Some of the people, everybody knows that they have double salaries, they also work for other clubs and when they also work for the clubs, of course they are not independent and of course they conduct things in the direction they want to conduct things. That’s obvious and that’s human, and that’s natural. It’s not tactical but I accept clearly. The ones that wake up in the morning and the first thing that comes into their minds is Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, I feel sorry for them because there are much more interesting things to wake up and be happy about in the morning than to speak immediately about us and about football.“In 2017/18, he played 35 matches in the Premier League, eight in the Champions League, five in the FA Cup including the final, three League Cup matches and the UEFA Super Cup. He played a total of 52 matches with 2,676 minutes. If you divide that into 90 minutes, it gives 29.7 matches. So, with me in two seasons, he had 105 appearances, 5,744 minutes, 63.7 matches of 90 minutes, including five finals. So, the people that are speaking and speaking about these minutes, I think they are a bit confused. Marcus Rashford is not Dominic Solanke, he’s not Ruben Loftus-Cheek, he’s not Dominic Calvert-Lewin – he is Marcus Rashford, a Manchester United player with an incredible number of appearances and an incredible number of minutes played at the highest level in the best possible competitions. So, Manchester United supporters, [it is] for you and just for you to know what we’re doing with Marcus Rashford, with Luke Shaw, with Jesse Lingard, with Scott McTominay. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Rashford has started only one Premier League game this season, the opening day defeat of Leicester Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “If you don’t mind to lose a couple of minutes with me, I’m going to do something, not for you but for the United fans, because I think I owe myself to the United fans to share two minutes with you. In the 2016/17 season, Marcus Rashford played 32 Premier League matches, 11 Europa League matches, including the final, three FA Cup matches, six League Cup matches including the final and the Community Shield. He had 53 appearances, but if you want to take minutes played, he played 3,068 minutes and, if you want to divide that into 90 minutes of matches, he played 34.2 matches of 90 minutes in 2016/17.“Speaking about Marcus, I think I can expect that on Sunday I’m going to be highly criticised for not playing him because some of the boys are really obsessed with me and, I think, have a problem with some compulsive lies. So I can expect on Sunday, some of them will wake up in the morning and always the first thing that comes to their mind is Jose Mourinho.“So I can imagine I’m going to be criticised for not playing Marcus, but it’s not my fault. He is suspended, so probably we should remind them that he’s suspended and cannot play. Performances with England, of course I am happy. He played well, he competed well, he scored and especially in a period where he comes with some sadness after his suspension. It was very good that he did that.”Watford vs Manchester United is LIVE on talkSPORT.Click here to listen to full commentary of the Premier League clash, kick-off 17:30 latest last_img read more

Sheffield Wednesday vs West Brom: Preview, confirmed teams and live commentary

first_img Getty They are the leading scorers in the division – 25 goals scored in 10 matches – and West Brom will be confident of securing another win on Wednesday at Hillsborough.Sheffield Wednesday sit perfectly mid-table at this stage of the campaign, with a position of 12th and a goal difference of zero.The Owls did secure an impressive result last time out, however, holding Marcelo Bielsa’s excellent Leeds side to a 1-1 draw on Friday night.What the managers are sayingJos Luhukay (Sheffield Wednesday): “It will be hard and tough for us but anything can happen in this league and we will go into the game with a good plan, strong focus and give 100%. I have the trust in my players.”Darren Moore (West Brom): “You don’t get any God given right to win matches. You’ve got to apply yourselves right to win games as a group, collectively. We are showing that, whether it’s away or home, we are going about our business in the right, professional manner. We’re trying to implement your style of play and hopefully people are seeing that.”Where can you listen?talkSPORT 2 has full commentary of Sheffield Wednesday vs West Brom, kick-off 19:45. Click here for the Sheffield Wednesday vs West Brom live stream Team newsSheffield Wednesday: Dawson, Palmer, Odomah, Pelupessy, Lees, Nuhiu, Reach, Hector, Pudil, Penney, ForestieriSubs: Wildsmith, Thorniley, Kirby, Preston, Shaw, Joao, FletcherWest Brom: Johnstone, Bartley, Gibbs, Livermore, Brunt, Mears, Barnes, Gayle, Rodriguez, Dawson, HegaziSubs: Myhill, Robson-Kanu, Barry, Edwards, Hoolahan, Adarabioyo, Field 1 This week’s talkSPORT commentariescenter_img talkSPORT 2 brings you full commentary of Wednesday’s Championship match-up between Sheffield Wednesday and West Brom, who will be hoping to return to the top of the table.Darren Moore’s Baggies were knocked off first place by Leeds and Middlesbrough, who both won their respective fixtures on Tuesday evening. Moore was rewarded with the permanent position after his excellent spell as caretaker manager last season Hoffenheim vs Man City (Tuesday, October 2) – CLICK TO LISTENAston Villa vs Preston (Tuesday, October 2) – CLICK TO LISTENNapoli vs Liverpool (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENSheffield Wednesday vs West Brom (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENQarabag vs Arsenal (Thursday, October 4) – CLICK TO LISTENlast_img read more

Ireland vs Wales: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news

first_imgWales take on the Republic of Ireland in a crucial Nations League clash at the Aviva Stadium.Ryan Giggs’ men ran riot against the Irish last month, scoring four past them and recording Wales’ first victory in the new competition. 2 MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Arter is back in the Ireland squad for the latest Nations league fixtures Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED ADVICE BEST OF FOOTBALL LATEST Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions What time is kick-off?This key Nations League clash is scheduled for Tuesday, October 16.Kick-off in Dublin is at 7.45pm.When the sides met in September, Wales ran out 4-1 winners thanks to goals from Gareth Bale, Tom Lawrence, Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts.Which TV channel can I watch it on?You can catch all the action live on Sky Sports Football and Main Event.If you’re in Wales, you can also catch the game with Welsh commentary on S4C.Coverage begins at 7pm. Since then, the Welsh fell to a 2-0 defeat against Denmark, whilst Ireland were held to a goalless draw with the same opposition.With a path to Euro 2020 potentially opening through this tournament, both sides will be desperate for three points. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Wales will be without Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey against Ireland 2 What is the team news?Wales’ two best players Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are both unavailable so there are starting places for Leeds’ teenage striker Tyler Roberts and 18-year-old Manchester City midfielder Matt Smith.Meanwhile Harry Arter starts for the second game running after he and Ireland assistant boss Roy Keane made amends from their public spat in September.Republic of Ireland: Randolph, Keogh, Duffy, Long, Doherty, Christie, Arter, Hendrick, McClean, O’Brien, RobinsonSubs: Doyle, Williams, Meyler, Williams, Browne, Long, Maguire, Stevens, Egan, McDermott, Hourihane, HoganWales: Hennessey, Roberts, Williams, Chester, Davies, Smith, Allen, Wilson, Brooks, Lawrence, RobertsSubs: Gunter, Richards, King, Vokes, Woodburn, Ward, John, Rodon, Edwards, Freeman, Thomas, Davieslast_img read more

THAT EMAIL FROM CLLR McBREARTY TO CLLR ALCORN IN FULL

first_imgTHIS is the email sent by independent councillor Frank McBrearty to Fianna Fail councillor David Alcorn.Earlier at Donegal County Council today, Cllr Ciaran Brogan (Fianna Fail) had accused Cllr McBrearty of sending 5am emails to Cllr Alcorn.The Mayor – on legal advice – refused to allow the email to be read into the record. It concerns a decision taken by McBrearty as Mayor to send a file to the Standards In Public Office commission about expenses allegations made against Cllr Alcorn. Cllr Alcorn was subsequently cleared by SIPO of any wrongdoing. However Cllr McBrearty read it out anyway.This is what it said:Private & ConfidentialWithout Prejudice Cllr David AlcornBurton PortLetterkennyCo Donegal11th Jan 2014 Dear Cllr Alcorn I am deeply saddened by your reaction and allegations made by you in the local media before and after concerning the sending of your file and the decision by SIPO in your case. I have copies of all your comments in the media and I have had your interviews in Irish translated into English. In my role as Mayor of the county I had several obligations and one of those was to ensure that your right to natural justice was protected. Documentation given to me from the ethics registrar concerning allegations made against you which had to be looked at by me in my role as Mayor which I took very serious and that is why at all times I had legal advice at my disposal during my examination into your file. I have taken very serious the comments made by your colleague Cllr Seamus O’Domhnail on a number of occasion directed at me in the chamber that I have acted inappropriately in the way I dealt with your file and others to SIPO. My good name and the good name of my family are very important to me as you are well aware when my Mother stayed with you and your family in Burton Port on occasion. My Grand Mother who was a native of Burton Port and who was well known to you came from a very well respected family in the area.  I understand that you have no control on what other people say but I have the right to protect my good name and my family from attack which I did very successfully when the Gardai tried to frame me for murder. If you acknowledge in writing to me that I have done nothing wrong concerning my role as Mayor in dealing with your file that will be the end of matter as far as I and my family are concerned.  In the media you have raised issues concerning the conduct of the council which I at the time was the Mayor. If you have issues with the council then you should complain to Liam Ward and the County Manager and if you are not satisfied then you should take the appropriate action. I wish to state to you that I acted appropriately, professionally and within the remit I had as Mayor which was given to me by members of Donegal County Council. At all times during my time looking at your file I was advised by the County solicitor about my legal obligation to you in ensuring your right to Natural justice. I hope that you will accept what I have told you and that you will acknowledge in writing that I have done nothing wrong in examining the file that was given to me by Liam Ward in my role as Mayor.  If this does not happen I will have a statement which has been prepared read into the record of Donegal County Council concerning my role and investigation conducted by me concerning your file which was sent to SIPO. Finally I want to wish you and your family all the best in the future and I look forward to working with you on the Council over the next 5 months of this term of the Council. Yours faithfully Cllr Frank McBrearty Jnr THAT EMAIL FROM CLLR McBREARTY TO CLLR ALCORN IN FULL was last modified: January 13th, 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:cllr alcorncllr mcbreartyletterlast_img read more