An expert in document examination who served as a handwriting forensic investigator at Garda HQ for over 25 years, told Limerick Circuit Court yesterday the signature on the will of a bachelor farmer was a forgery. His evidence backed that of two other experts.
From the amateur model he thrived in, the world of professional rugby is a different game to Donal Lenihan. Vastly improved, of course, but not better in every way. Nowadays, head coaches are conjuring up ways to achieve what a few pints in once managed, writes Kieran Shannon.
A former detective garda has hit out at the lack of “danger money” for gardaí even though he claimed they are doing the same job of prison officers, who have shared in a €1m allowances for dealing with dangerous criminals.
An emergency meeting of the Fianna Fáil members of the Metropolitan District of Limerick City and County Council was held last night to assess the position of the metropolitan mayor of the city following revelations that he is at the centre of an internal Garda probe into the failure of officers to investigate his involvement in a motoring incident.
The condition of the man who had six pints of beer and slipped on a floor in McDonald’s was described by his lawyer as “a moderate level of inebriation in the great tradition of celebration of St Stephen’s night in this country”.
A retired detective garda who was part of the investigation team that helped secure John Dundon's conviction for the murder of Shane Geoghegan, has said the controversy surrounding recordings of phone calls has been blown out of all proportion.