Violent gang arrested in organised crime swoop

first_imgWhatsApp Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Email TAGSClareMusic Limerickorganised crimeruralTipperary by Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] VIOLENT criminal gang suspected of being involved in dozens of aggravated burglaries and other serious crimes across Limerick, Clare, Tipperary and north Kerry has been apprehended after Gardaí intercepted them during a cross county operation this week.Four men and a woman remain in Garda custody at Henry Street, Roxboro, Newcastlewest, Shannon and Nenagh Garda stations where they can be detained for up to seven days from the time of their arrest.A number of premises were searched as part of the operation.The gang is suspected of carrying out a number of drug fuelled violent robberies across all three counties over a ten day period.The arrests came after an aggravated burglary in county Limerick where a family were threatened with a weapon and briefly held while their home was ransacked.Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan told the Limerick Post that Garda arrests were made as a result of an intelligence led operation that tracked the gang’s movements from West Clare, through to Nenagh and back to Limerick.The outfit have been linked to a number of violent crimes that targeted cash or items that could be easily sold to feed their drug habits.The men are aged between 19 and 27 and the woman is 17. All are being held under section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.The arrests come as part of the Garda’s Operation Fiacla which was established to tackle organized crime and reassure rural communities of their safety. Twitter #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Advertisement Printcenter_img Linkedin Previous articleLimerick author signs off on major publishing dealNext articleLimerick bar out of tune over music royalties Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday NewsCrime & CourtViolent gang arrested in organised crime swoopBy Staff Reporter – February 5, 2014 743 Facebooklast_img read more

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St Hilda’s choose architect for extension project

first_imgLondon architectural studio Gort Scott has been selected to design a new £10 million riverside extension to St Hilda’s College, planned to begin in July 2017.Gort Scott’s design was selected by St Hilda’s from four other shortlisted designs from competing studios: DRDH, 6A Architects, Tim Ronalds Architects and Hall McKnight in a contest run by Malcom Reading Consultants. The extension is planned as part of the college’s 125th anniversary celebrations in 2018, and the candidates in the competition were asked to interpret the concept ‘redefining St Hilda’s’ in their designs. In a press release, competition organiser Malcom Reading praised the success of Gort Scott in handling their given brief, “the five finalists each produced wonderful proposals and models – we would like to thank them all for their hard work and application.“We were impressed that Gort Scott really engaged with the challenge and the wider site. It is an ambitious brief and it was a pleasure to see the dedication shown by the team in resolving some complex issues.”[mm-hide-text]%%IMG_ORIGINAL%%13213%%[/mm-hide-text] The project will create a new entrance to the college from Cowley Place and includes a slender tower, conference spaces, academic and teaching rooms, rooftop gardens, a riverside pavilion, a common room as well as accommodation for students and fellows.Claire Harvey, communications manager at St Hilda’s said that the way in which Gort Scott’s project addressed practical problems, combined with the aesthetic of their design made their entry stand out. She told Cherwell, “having considered five very strong designs from the short-listed architectural firms in our invited design competition, the Governing Body felt that Gort Scott’s concept design most suited St Hilda’s riverside location and the ‘feel’ of the College.“The project is part of our long-term strategy to improve our students’ experience, by increasing the quantity and quality of accommodation. We are aware that we offer a lower provision of undergraduate accommodation than some of the other Oxford colleges and we wanted our students to have the option of living in College for the duration of their time here. This also responds to student feedback we have received over a number of years. In addition, the project will enhance the look and feel of the College, starting with the new entrance on Cowley Place. It will also improve our conference facilities.”[mm-hide-text]%%IMG_ORIGINAL%%13214%%[/mm-hide-text] Jay Gort, the director of the winning Gort Scott studio told Cherwell, “this project is an exciting opportunity for us as it is quite rare to have a commission that offers this level of engagement with the river. I would say what stood out about our design in the competition was the use of materials, use of light and importantly the use of structure.”He added that the design “fills the void” and “pulls the two halves of the college together, addressing the existing lack of identity and clarity we saw in the college.”A meeting with the architectural firm and St Hilda’s college management will take place this week, with the following few weeks scheduled for refinement in the existing design.last_img read more

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