Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES “Actually our team is a strong unit as long as we follow our system, and we should move as one.”Reigning MVP Ben Mbala led all scorers with 25 points to go along 14 rebounds to lead La Salle while Santi Santillan added a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double.Rivero and Justine Baltazar came off the bench and had 26 points apiece to help La Salle’s cause.Alvin Pasaol, who put up a career-high 49 points in the first round against La Salle, managed 23 points and nine boards to lead UE while Mark Olayon had 18 points and seven assists.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle is headed to the Final Four after brushing off University of the East, 99-78, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The defending champions Green Archers streaked to their fourth straight win to improve to 9- while the Red Warriors slipped to 3-8, but remained mathematically in contention for a semifinals spot.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set La Salle started to command respect as early as midway through the second quarter when it mounted a 22-6 run with Justine Baltazar capping it off with an off-balanced jumper that gave the Green Archers a 40-24 lead.That then ballooned to 27 points with 2:25 left in the third when Baltazar hit a triple that punctuated the Green Archers’ 11-3 run that put La Salle up 74-47.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAnd even though La Salle’s remaining games became mere formalities, Ricci Rivero said they shouldn’t think ahead and that they should remain focused on the eliminations.“We shouldn’t think ahead, and we should focus on just one game at a time,” said Rivero in Filipino who filled in for the post-game press conference as La Salle head coach Aldin Ayo snubbed it for the sixth time. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Early theme to NBA season: You score, I score, we all score
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MINNEAPOLIS – In a long-expected move, the Minnesota Vikings released quarterback Brad Johnson on Wednesday, making the 15-year veteran an unrestricted free agent. Tarvaris Jackson, who started the final two games of last season as a rookie, and Brooks Bollinger are the only quarterbacks remaining on the roster. NEW YORK – The New York Jets released running back Derrick Blaylock and defensive end Bobby Hamilton. SANTA CLARA – The 49ers promoted quarterbacks coach Jim Hostler to offensive coordinator Wednesday, the fifth coach to hold that job in five seasons in San Francisco. ASHBURN, Va. – The Washington Redskins finished restructuring Mark Brunell’s contract Wednesday, creating more space under the salary cap while ensuring he will return to the team next season. The team also re-signed offensive lineman Mike Pucillo and released tight end Christian Fauria. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – The Buffalo Bills re-signed running back Shaud Williams and secured the rights to defensive linemen Anthony Hargrove and Tim Anderson by tendering both one-year contract offers Wednesday. After the Vikings had recurring problems on offense and finished 6-10, coach Brad Childress ruled Johnson out of the running for the job in 2007 and declared the position an open competition between Jackson and Bollinger. At the time, Childress indicated he was confident in finding a starter between them. At the NFL’s scouting combine last week, however, Childress acknowledged that he spoke with Jackson about the chance that Minnesota could use the seventh overall draft pick on a quarterback – or perhaps in a later round. Notre Dame’s Brady Quinn might be available when the Vikings are up at No. 7.
11 11 11 11 11 25. Fernandinho (centre midfield) 11. Aleksandar Kolarov (left back) 11 10. Sergio Aguero (striker) 3. Bacary Sagna (right back) 17. Kevin De Bruyne (right winger) 11 11 6. Fernando (centre midfield) Manchester City have hit poor form in the Premier League, with neighbours Manchester United having capitalised on the Citizens’ back-to-back defeats to West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur by taking their place at the top of the table.Nonetheless, having quickly bounced back in securing their first crucial win in the Champions League mid-week against Borussia Monchengladbach, the City camp’s mood should have been lifted.Particularly as David Silva and Pablo Zabaleta also marked their return to action. However, Yaya Toure may sit out the Newcastle clash having been taken off at half time, joining Vincent Kompany on the sidelines.As such, there could be some notable changes to Manuel Pellegrini’s side. Take a look at how we think the Sky Blues will line up by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 1. Joe Hart (goalkeeper) – to see our full line up, in squad number order, click the yellow arrow above! What do you think of our predicted line up? Let us know by leaving a comment below 21. David Silva (attacking midfielder) 30. Nicolas Otamendi (centre back) 7. Raheem Sterling (left winger) 11 11 26. Martin Demichelis (centre back) 11
Tá céim dearfach agus fíor thábhachtach eile glactha ag Coiste Bainistíochta Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhar, ó thaobh forbairt agus caomhnú na Gaeilge de inár bpobal.Bhí atmaisféar breá spreagúil agus fabhrach san Ionad aréir, nuair a chruinnigh suas le scór go leith daoine I gceann a chéile, le tuilleadh eolais a fháil faoi na cainteanna agus na céimeanna atá ar siúl le Cúrsa Gaeilge de chuid Coláiste na bhFiann, a bhunadh inár bpobal an samhradh seo chugainn.I láthair ag an chruinniú bhí, Aire Stáit na Gaeltachta, Donnchadh Mac Fhionnlaoich TD. Léirigh sé ina chuid cainte, an fíor thábhacht a bhaineann le hiarrachtaí ón talamh aníos, ó thaobh cur chun cinn na Gaeilge I measc an phobail de agus chuige sin, lua sé go bhfuil lúcháir agus gliondar croí air cluinstin fa na socruithe cuí atá a ndéanamh, cúrsa Gaeilge de chuid Coláiste na bhFiann a thabhairt go Dobhar, I nGaeltacht Ghaoth Dobhair. Thagair an tAire Stáit, gur cúis imní do an titim tubaisteach a tháinig ar líon na scoláirí Gaeilge a bhíos ag freastal ar choláistí Gaeilge, i gceann de na Gaeltachtaí is Gaelaí in Éirinn (Gaoth Dobhair), ach go bhfuil sé dóchasach, go mbeidh athrach ag teacht ar seo anois agus ins an am atá amach romhainn.Ag tagairt de na buntáistí dearfacha a bhaineann le cúrsa Gaeilge de chuid Coláiste na bhFiann I gceantar, dúirt an tAire Stáit, go bhfuil Coláiste na bhFiann ar cheann de na Coláistí Gaeilge is éifeachtaí agus is proifisiúnta da bhfuil sa tír agus gur maith an rud é don cheantar, go bhfuil siad ag léiriú suime cúrsa a bhunadh I nGaoth Dobhair.Lena chois sin, mhol an tAire Stáit na hiarrachtaí atá idir lámh ag Coiste Bainistíochta an Ionaid agus chur sé ina luí go láidir ar a raibh I láthair, go bhfuil sé féin agus oifigí a Roinne, (An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta), ar fáil agus tiomanta achan tacaíocht, comhairle agus cuidiú gur féidir a thabhairt, a chur ar fáil, lena chinntiú go n-éireoidh go geal le athbhunadh Coláiste Gaeilge I nDobhar, ionnús go mbainfidh lucht foghlamtha na Gaeilge agus an pobal I gcoiteanna, sult agus tairbhe as.I láthair leis an tAire Stáit, bhí príomh oifigeach de chuid na Roinne, Bertie Ó hAinmhire, uasal, agus mhol seisean na hiarrachtaí leanúnacha atá a ndéanamh an Ghaeilge agus suim sa Ghaeilge a chothú. Rinne sé cur síos ar rial na Gaeilge mar aon leis na céimeanna cuí a bhaineann le aitheantas na Roinne a fháil do na mná tí. Labhair Pádraig Mac Aoidh, uasal, a bhfuil cúramaí na gcoláiste Gaeilge air sa Roinn, ar chúrsaí cóiríocht oiriúnach agus na treoirlínte Sábháilteacht Dóiteáin I dtithe. Is mian le Coiste Bainistíochta Ionad Naomh Pádraig, buíochas a ghabhail leis An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta, ach go háirithe, leis na mná tí uilig a bhí I láthair ag an chruinniú agus a léirigh suim tabhairt faoi lucht Foghlamtha na Gaeilge a choinneáil ina dtithe. Aithníonn muid, cé go bhfuil próiseas fadálach romhainn lenár bhfís, athbheochan Coláiste Gaeilge I nDobhar a realú, go gcaithfidh muid uilig obair as lámh a chéile agus gníomh fiúntach a dhéanamh lena chinntiú go mbeidh deá thoradh ar an obair agus go mbeidh Coláiste na bhFiann I gcroílár Ghaoth Dobhair an samhradh seo chugainn agus go fadtréimhseach. Dá réir a chéile a thógtar na caisleáin! ‘CAITHFIDH MUID UILIG OBAIR AS LÁMH A CHÉILE’ – COISTE BAINISTÍOCHTA IONAD NAOMH PÁDRAIG, DOBHAR was last modified: August 10th, 2013 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:DOBHAR‘CAITHFIDH MUID UILIG OBAIR AS LÁMH A CHÉILE’ – COISTE BAINISTÍOCHTA IONAD NAOMH PÁDRAIG
DONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness knows how to relax before a big game…The Glenties man popped in to get his car washed at his home town fire station on Saturday.Fire crews, their families and supporters across the county were having a special car wash fundraising day to raise money for the Donegal Hospice. He is pictured here with fans Sophie, Karla and Aine. SO HOW DOES JIM McGUINNESS RELAX BEFORE A BIG GAME? HE GETS HIS CAR WASHED! was last modified: August 3rd, 2013 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:SOME HOW DOES JIM McGUINNESS RELAX BEFORE A BIG GAME? HE GET’S HIS CAR WASHED!
1 Brighton have completed the signing of Esbjerg winger Anders Dreyer for an undisclosed fee.The 20-year-old, a Denmark youth international, is the tenth summer arrival at the Amex Stadium as the Seagulls prepare to start their Premier League season at Watford on Saturday. Dreyer enjoyed an impressive 2017-18 campaign for Esbjerg, scoring 18 goals as they won promotion to the Danish Superliga, and will initially link up with the Under-23 squad.Brighton Under-23’s coach Simon Rusk told the club’s official website: “We are delighted to welcome Anders to the club.“He arrives here on the back of a prolific first full season in the Danish first division, in which he topped the scoring charts and helped Esbjerg win promotion back to the Superliga.“I’m looking forward to working with Anders this season and helping him continue his development with us.”
Independent Cllr Frank McBrearty Jnr has called for the gardai to be reformed.Cllr Frank McBreartyIn a wide-ranging attack, the Raphoe politician has attacked many aspects of the current policing system – including the stance taken by Sinn Fein in Donegal.This is his statement. “I have listened to Deputy Padraig Maclochlain since he became Justice spokesperson for SF about the many issues that are affecting our Country and in particular policing. “I can no longer sit back and be silent when I hear Deputy Maclochlain talk about GSOC and Morale in the Garda Force and his calls for the public to support An Garda Siochana. “Deputy Maclochlain in my opinion is talking from both sides of his mouth when he says that recent high profile controversies have had a serious effect on the Morale of the frontline Gardai and although I accept this is proberly true, I don’t hear him talking about the morale of the innocent victims of Garda corruption or I don’t hear him mention the high profile controversies since the 1970s right up until the present day and I wonder why?” he said.“I wish to point out that the vast majority of law abiding citizens do support the gardai and Law and order. The real problem that exists in our Police force have not been dealt with since the conclusion of the Morris Tribunal or has its recommendations been implemented. “I hear Deputy Maclochlain express concern about cases recently in the county where Gardai were assaulted which I also agree is wrong. What I don’t hear is the many case’s in the past and the present where rouge elements of the Gardai have committed crimes against our law abiding citizens. “Deputy Maclochlain in my opinion is being populist and someone in his position should be demanding that the reform needed with An Garda Siochan be implemented and that Senior Garda Management right up to the Commissioner be made accountable to the people of this country which has not happened to date. “There are many unresolved issues in this county from serious crime such as unsolved murders and in particular the many issues that have not been exposed from the many scandals that have happened in the county which led to the biggest public inquiry into Garda Misconduct in the history of this state.“GSOC are now going through what many of the victims of Garda corruption in Ireland have gone through. The circling of the wagons to save face for the Senior Garda Management are in motion. The bugging allegations are nothing new concerning the Gardai. You only have to look at our case to know this, as it was well known in garda circles that our phones and the phones of our Lawyers were bugged.“I would like to see Deputy Maclochlain call on the Justice Minister Alan Shatter to establish a full independent Judicial Public inquiry into the Sophie Toscan De Plantier murder, The allegations being made by former Garda John Wilson and Sgt Maurice McCabe (who have visited me at my home in Donegal), the Murder of Eddie Fullerton and the issue’s that have not been fully investigated in Donegal which were raised in camera at the Morris Tribunal. “If this happens, then we must ensure that the terms of reference are set to enable the inquiry to investigate the full truths of these scandals. Deputy Maclochlain and the other Justice spokesperson in the Oireachtas should be calling on the Government to reform the Garda force which will protect the honest hard working men and women of our police force into the future and where it will protect our citizens from corrupt elements within the force. The scandals that are ongoing in the garda force have to be exposed to the full and it is the duty of our Government to ensure that our police force is democratic and accountable in Modern times.“Finally, I want to point out that Sein Fein complained about the RUC in Northern Ireland until they eventually got the reform they wanted and I am questioning why they don’t want reform of the Gardai within the force which has not been reformed since the foundation of the state. We only have to look at the recent findings in the Smithwicks tribunal against An Garda Siochana. An Injustice anywhere is a threat to Justice everywhere. Give us the change that is needed. I challenge Deputy Machlochlain to a public debate on Policing and Garda reform or any other Justice spokesperson in the Oireathas.” CLLR McBREARTY CALLS FOR GARDAI TO BE REFORMED was last modified: February 13th, 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:Cllr Frank McBreartyDeputy Padraig MacLochlainnGardaiSinn Fein
The house in Convoy which goes under the hammer for just €15,000 next month.It is possibly Donegal’s cheapest house and it goes under the hammer at just €15,000 next month.The four bedroom house, measuring a total of 1,770sq ft, is located at Magheracorran in Convoy.The house will be auctioned at the All Sop auction at Dublin’s RDS on May 2nd next. The four bedroom house will be open for viewing this weekend before bidders decide if it is worth their while traveling to Dublin and putting in a bid.The property can be seen on Saturday 19th April and Saturday 26th April between 10:00am – 11:00am and no appointment is needed.There is a total of more than 240 properties up for auction on the day. DONEGAL’S BARGAIN HOUSE GOES UNDER THE HAMMER FOR JUST €15K was last modified: April 16th, 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:000All Sop auctionconvoyhouse€15
Ivan TonerA total of 104 runners and 136 walkers took to the streets of Ramelton in 2014 5k road race and walk.The race was won by Ivan Toner from LAC with the ladies race won by Emma-Jo mc Connellogue from Northwest Triathlon club.Here are all the results: Ramelton 5k Road Race and Fun Walk 2014 Time FirstName Surname Club16.05 Ivan Toner Letterkenny A.C.17.10 Pauric Breslin Letterkenny A.C. 17.15 Puis McIntyre Foyle Valley A.C.17.48 Patrick Penrose Finn Valley A.C.18.04 Mark McPaul Finn Valley A.C.18.35 Gareth Kerrigan Milford A C18.49 Matthew Sweeney Letterkenny A.C. 18.57 Joe Gallagher Milford A C19.07 Barry Coyle Individual19.15 John Whoriskey Individual19.15 Curly Coyle Individual 19.54 Gerard McGettigan Milford A C19.54 Dean Toland Individual20.03 Jamie Gallagher Individual20.04 Sean Heany N.W. Triathlon20.05 Michael Gallagher Finn Valley A.C.20.10 Mark Daly Individual20.26 Adrian Gill Individual20.27 Garvan Patterson Individual20.59 Jonathan Edwards Individual21.01 Sammy Johnston 24/7 Triathlon Club21.02 Dermot Diver Individual21.14 Paul Catterson Individual21.32 Emma Jo McConnellogue N.W. Triathlon21.32 Emmett Mullan N.W. Triathlon21.43 Nuala O’Hagan Milford A C21.48 Jack Lafferty Individual22.12 Stephen Stewart Individual22.26 Joe Coyle Individual22.27 James Maguire Individual22.27 Ben Folan Individual22.40 Kevin Coyle Individual22.42 Sam Faulkner Individual22.45 John Boyce Individual22.51 Dermott Friel Individual22.52 Darren Toland Individual22.54 Martin Robinson 24/7 Triathlon Club22.57 Joseph Casey Individual23.31 Patricia McKenna Letterkenny A.C.23.35 Dermot Diver Individual23.55 Sean Dunworth Individual23.58 Danielle McNamee Individual09 May 2014 Page 1 of 3 Time FirstName Surname Club23.59 Nancy McNamee Finn Valley A.C.24.04 Ewan Robinson Individual24.29 Alan Mailey Individual24.29 Brian Doherty Individual25.00 Sam Faulkner Individual25.10 Martin Langan Individual25.11 Dermott Friel Individual25.40 Ciara Crossan Individual26.02 Norman Irwin Individual26.07 Paula Cullen Individual26.09 Lee Ponsonby Individual26.17 Paul McCahill Individual26.17 Brenda McCahill Individual26.32 John Duffy Individual26.36 Cathal Morrison Individual26.39 Ben Folan Individual26.39 Gerard McGettigan Milford A C26.58 Aisling Gallagher Individual27.10 Paul Boyce Individual27.22 Brian Doherty Individual27.24 Eileen Toye Individual27.25 Ciaran Sweeney Individual27.31 Sinead Kinnear Individual27.38 Eamon Langan Individual28.02 Niall Cranney Individual28.16 Adam Friel Individual28.24 Goretti Sheridan Individual28.30 Sean Douglas Individual28.35 Zara Heron Individual29.30 KerrieAnn Coyle Individual29.46 Lisa McDermott Individual29.53 Puis McIntyre Foyle Valley A.C.30.05 Orla Redmond Individual30.19 Linda Sweeney Individual30.35 Deirdre MacGabhann Individual30.35 Brenda McCahill Individual30.43 Jason McCahill Individual30.45 Jacqualine McGroddy Individual30.48 Sean Dunworth Individual31.04 Michaela Diver Individual31.22 Cecilia Sheridan Individual31.36 Gillian Aikean Individual31.36 Joseph Casey Individual31.42 Caroline McGroddy Individual32.00 Paula Cullen Individual32.02 Jason McCahill Individual09 May 2014 Page 2 of 3 Time FirstName Surname Club32.18 Paul McCahill Individual32.32 Sally Turnbull Individual32.32 Mary Boyce Individual33.26 Samantha Boyce Lynch Individual33.36 goretti sheridan individual.33.41 Jenny Duncan Individual34.17 Freda Diver Individual35.40 Martin Robinson 24/7 Triathlon Club35.40 Lisa McDermott Individual35.48 Martina Cassidy Individual35.48 Cathy Nee IndividualTotal 9909 May 2014 Page 3 of 3 RESULTS! WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE RAMELTON 5K? was last modified: May 10th, 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:2014Ramelton 5kResults
The Irish State has sensationally agreed to pay the court costs of Frank McBrearty and his family after discovering that gardai with-held vital information on their case, Donegal Daily can reveal.The State has agreed to pay the McBrearty family’s legal costs if they drop their Supreme Court appeal.The McBreartys were wrongly accused of being involved in the death of cattle dealer Richie Barron whose body was found on a roadside outside the village of Raphoe in 1996. The well-known family battled to clear their names but were met with a litany of Garda corruption.This resulted in the setting up of the Morris Tribunal 2002.It was arguably the single biggest judicial inquiry into allegations of Garda malpractice ever to have taken place in the history of the Irish State which eventually saw the McBreartys receive large compensation payments.However the fallout from the Morris Tribunal, which concluded in 2008, took another unexpected twist this week after the State agreed to pay the legal costs of both a previous High Court and Supreme Court Appeal taken by the McBrearty family.The costs of both appeals could run into hundreds of thousands of euro which the taxpayer will now foot the bill for.It comes just days after the resignation of former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter and the appointment of his successor Frances Fitzgerald.The decision by the State to pay the McBrearty family’s legal costs happened after it emerged that Gardaí had failed to disclose information to the court which may have influenced the court’s decision to rule against the appeal.Following a 2003 Judicial Review case taken by Frank McBrearty Snr in which the decision of the Tribunal not to provide legal aid for the McBrearty’s attendance at the Tribunal was constitutionally challenged, Judge Michael Peart ruled against the appeal.This ruling was later appealed to the Supreme Court by the McBrearty family.During the High Court challenge, and also for the duration of the Tribunal hearing both before and after the appeal, Gardaí failed to disclose during the course of proceedings that the case involving the death of Richie Barron – six weeks before the Tribunal even began – had been re-designated by An Garda Síochána as a ‘death by road traffic accident’.As the re-designation of the case into the death of Richie Barron was not revealed during the initial stages of the Morris Tribunal, nor were they disclosed to the High Court when the McBrearty’s appeal was heard in 2003, the full facts of the case were – as a result – not known by Judge Michael Peart.This, according to the McBreartys’ legal team, ultimately influenced Judge Michael Peart’s decision in ruling against the Donegal family’s High Court challenge.The McBrearty family then decided to appeal Judge Michael Peart’s High Court decision ruling to the Supreme Court.This challenge had only been listed for call over this week in the Supreme Court.However, following correspondence between the family’s legal team, Attorney General Ms Máire Whelan, as well as former Justice Minister Alan Shatter, the State conceded to the family’s demands over costs, asking the McBrearty family in return, to strike out the Supreme Court Appeal.Speaking following the decision by the State, Frank McBrearty Jnr, now a Donegal county councillor, said that he welcomed the State’s offer, but criticised the length of time in which it has taken for the matter to be brought to a satisfactory resolve.“Yet again my family and I have had the justice we deserve delayed; this is not only reprehensible but fundamentally wrong.”“The decision by the State highlights their complete unwillingness to see that justice is done and done promptly. After more than ten years since our initial High Court Appeal, in which we were dealt an injustice due to Garda corruption and deception, we as a family can finally close yet another chapter of our lives – one which we’d much rather forget.”Commenting further about this latest revelation to rock the force, Cllr Frank McBrearty blasted the behaviour of members of the gardaí involved in the High Court challenge whom he claims, wittingly withheld crucial information from the court proceedings, describing their actions as being ‘an insidious and despicable abuse of power’.“Important details were kept secret from Judge Michael Peart when presiding over our High Court Challenge and, had the re-designation been made known to the court then I have no doubt that this would not have resulted in the court’s ruling against us.”“An Garda Síochána not only misled the court, but they also misled the office of the Attorney General; had it been revealed that the case had in fact been re-designated as a hit and run, then the court could have been advised that we were no longer suspects in the death of Richie Barron and our names could have been completely vindicated.”In a further condemnation of An Garda Síochána, Cllr McBrearty claims the court was not only misled by the force’s failure to divulge the re-designation of the case, but also by the fact that the family’s legal team had their telephone conversations bugged, and that secret recordings from garda interrogation rooms were carried out while the McBrearty’s were being questioned over the death of Richie Barron.Cllr Frank McBrearty, who was the Mayor of Donegal last year, slammed the many failures which continue to plague the Irish Justice system.He has also called on the new Justice Minister Francis Fitzgerald, to reopen the inquest into the death of Richie Barron, in a final effort to grant closure to all those who were affected by the Raphoe man’s death.Moreover, Cllr Frank McBrearty yesterday (FRI) also called on the Minister to ensure that the many outstanding issues which remain following on from the closing of the Morris Tribunal now be included in the new commission of inquiry into Garda misconduct.“It’s my opinion that in order to bring this whole debacle to a close and to bring closure to everyone who has been deeply affected by Richie Barron’s death, I am calling on the Justice Minister to act now and reopen the inquest into this matter.”“It’s been almost eighteen years since Richie Barron’s death and today, there remains as many unanswered questions as ever.”“A threat to justice anywhere in Ireland is a threat to justice everywhere in Ireland.”The McBrearty family were wrongfully accused and arrested in 1996 over the death of Raphoe cattle dealer Richie Barron.Following one of the biggest public inquiries ever to have happened in Ireland, the family were eventually vindicated.However, despite this, the episode has profoundly affected the McBrearty family who have endured untold suffering and heartache as a result of erroneous conduct by certain members of An Garda Síochána.The decision by the Irish State not to pursue costs has brought to a close one of the last remaining chapters of the McBreartys’ long and unenviable quest for justice.Set up in 2002, the Morris Tribunal uncovered some of the gravest issues of Garda corruption and dishonest policing within the Donegal Division of An Garda Síochána.The Tribunal concluded almost six years ago, and despite promises by the then Government to implement a number of reforms within the Irish policing service, further questions over Garda malpractice continue to blight the force.STATE AGREES TO PAY McBREARTY COURT COSTS AFTER GARDAI WITHHOLD VITAL INFORMATION was last modified: May 16th, 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:court costsdonegalFrank McBreartyMorris Tribunal