Family and friends rally in support of jailed farmer

first_imgNewsLocal NewsFamily and friends rally in support of jailed farmerBy admin – November 16, 2011 471 MEMBERS of the family and friends of the jailed farmer Daniel Doherty took their protest to the gates of Limerick Prison last Saturday when they called for the release of the 40-year-old Templeglantine man, who remains in prison for failing to uphold an order of the court. Daniel Doherty is in prison for refusing to purge his contempt of court and obey a court order where he is to vacate the farmland of two brothers, that he worked for, who died a number of years ago without leaving a will.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Following a protracted series of sittings at Limerick Circuit Court, Doherty said he would not “go against the wishes of Matt and Eddie” who were two bachelor farmers that he helped on their farm.Doherty has remained in prison since July when he was first asked to purge his contempt and uphold the vacation order.On each occasion that he has appeared in front of a judge sitting at the Circuit Court, Doherty has vowed to stay on the land and not leave.The matter began in March 2010, when appeals of the original order failed and Doherty was forced and ordered to vacate the Roche family land.A protest calling for his release was held last Saturday where supporters stayed at the gates for a number of hours drumming up support from the passing motorists and pedestrians.His supporters said that all Danny did “was help his neighbours,” and that he should not be in jail for that.However, as Daniel Doherty now enters his fourth month in prison, he still refuses to obey the order and purge his contempt. Linkedin Print WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleStrand Hotel Shortlisted for – 2011 eircom golden spider awardNext article‘It’s a bit rich from Willie O’Dea’ – Jan O’Sullivan admin Email Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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Clippers’ Moe Harkless switching numbers to honor Kobe Bryant

first_imgTo honor Kobe Bryant, the Clippers’ Moe Harkless will join a growing list of current NBA players by personally retiring either Nos. 8 or 24, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.Harkless now will wear No. 11 instead of No. 8, according to Charania, who also reported that Brooklyn’s Spencer Dinwiddie’s decision to switch to No. 26 from No. 8 and Orlando’s Terrence Ross to wear No. 26 instead of No. 8.The Dallas Mavericks announced Sunday that they’d retire No. 24 indefinitely in honor of Bryant, who was among nine people killed, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday.Harkless, a 6-foot-7 forward, started wearing No. 8 this season, his first with the Clippers. He began his career sporting No. 21 with the Orlando Magic before wearing No. 4 during his four-year tenure with the Portland Trail Blazers. On Instagram on Sunday, Harkless paid tribute to Bryant, posting a photo of himself defending the five-time NBA champion with the caption: “Still at a loss for words … thank you for inspiring a young kid across the country in Jamaica Queens to want to make something of himself, real life superhero. RIP Mamba.”The Clippers’ next game is Thursday night (7:30) at Staples Center against the Sacramento Kings. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Related Articles Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum last_img read more

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Liverpool title win will not heal Gerrard’s ‘wound’

first_imgLiverpool currently trail Manchester City by one point at the top of the table with nine games remaining.“This wound has been open since my experience. I’m not sure it’ll close because I can’t change that experience,” Gerrard, who left Liverpool after 17 years as a player in 2015, told reporters.“It doesn’t affect how I feel now. I look at a squad of players, some of whom I’m still friends with.“I see a support that gave me absolutely everything from the terraces and around the world.“I just hope for their sake, and mine as a supporter, that come the end of the competition they are victorious. But it won’t make me or my wound feel any different.”Klopp’s side have been accused of letting the pressure get to them in recent weeks, having blown the chance to open up a seven-point lead over City just over a month ago by drawing at home to Leicester and have since been held on the road by West Ham, Manchester United and Everton.“My advice, having been a player in that team and playing for those supporters for so long, would be don’t overthink it. Just enjoy it. Believe in yourselves,” added Gerrard.“I think it is only normal for the supporters. They want it more than anyone. They will help. The players have to see it as a help rather than a hindrance.“When we were in that situation, I didn’t feel suffocated from the fans. I actually felt they were right behind us and with us and wanted it so much. I saw it as a help rather than a hindrance.”The 18-time English champions could easily set a club record points tally and still fall short of a relentless City side, that romped to the league with 100 points last season.And Gerrard insists should that be the case, Liverpool’s season should not be seen as a failure.“Certain people will see it as failure but that is football and opinions. Jurgen has taken the squad forward giant strides. He’s doing everything he can,” he added.“Sometimes in football, if someone beats you to it, you have to hold your hands up and say the better team won.“I hope that’s not the case but I don’t think you can be too critical if you have been fantastic yourself and have done ever so well to be in it in the first place.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard failed to win the Premier League as a player © AFP / OLI SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 8 – As a Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrard won almost every trophy bar the Premier League and despite urging Jurgen Klopp’s men to end the club’s 29-year wait for the title this season he admits it will not ease his personal pain.Gerrard, now manager of Scottish giants Rangers, famously slipped to hand Chelsea the opener of a 2-0 win at Anfield in April 2014 with Liverpool on course to win the league.last_img read more

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