Three motorists in the North arrested for drink driving on Christmas Day

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitter Facebook By News Highland – December 28, 2017 WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleMan who died in fatal collision in Dunfanaghy named locally as Sean HeraghtyNext articlePolice appeal for witnesses following assault in Omagh on Friday last News Highland Twittercenter_img Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Three motorists are to appear in court after being caught drink driving on Christmas Day.Police in the North arrested two drivers in the Omagh area on Monday on suspicion of drink driving.While a third motorist who could not be located by police in Omagh was arrested in Derry.Police say all three drivers were reported to be swerving all over the road and narrowly avoided collisions on a number of occasions.Court proceedings are to follow. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Three motorists in the North arrested for drink driving on Christmas Day Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Founder of African Prisons Project shares insights on work

first_imgAlexander McLean, founder of the African Prisons Project, discussed his mission of reforming the criminal justice system in eastern Africa at a lecture Thursday at the Hesburgh Center Auditorium. McLean discussed the African Prisons Project’s work with members of eastern African prison communities. With a goal of improving the criminal justice system and empowering the poor, the African Prisons Project provides prisoners and prison staff with an education in law through the University of London. “Regardless of what’s been done to you or what you have done to others, you are welcome here,” McLean said. McLean said such vision helps bridge the gap between those who are privileged and capable of defending themselves, and those who are poor and uneducated in the prison system. “What would it look like to take those who understand the power of the law because they lived it … and to give them high quality legal education that they can apply to themselves and people in their communities? It seems that lawyers are some of the people in society with the most agencies, and the prisoners the least,” McLean said. During his lecture, McLean described what prompted him to get involved in such an effort. As a recent high school graduate, the founder traveled to Uganda to work for a hospice center. McLean said seeing the lack of attention and medical care given to the impoverished members of the community helped him understand his calling in life.  “There are people in this world whose lives are judged to have no value. … It was an amazing time of formation to me,” McLean said. From his work at hospice, McLean began getting more and more exposure into the criminal justice system and visiting maximum security prisons in eastern Africa. “In places where 80 or 90 percent of prisoners would never meet a lawyer — places where there are no juries — it didn’t seem like justice was guaranteed,” he said.McLean, now a magistrate in the United Kingdom, expressed his realization that his love of law could be used to help the incarcerated. “We believe we can all play a part in making or shaping or implementing the laws — regardless of what we have done or what others have done to us,” McLean said.Through slideshows and informative videos, McLean shared various stories of prisoners and prison staff alike who graduated from the University of London as lawyers or paralegals.One such story was of a prison guard named Jimmy Mtawa who is currently a second year law student at the University of London’s long-distance program, and who advises inmates on their legal situations. McLean said the students from the African Prisons Project were amongst the top performers at the University of London in human rights law. In addition to legal education programs, McLean spoke to the importance of creating more positive and safe environments in the prisons both for prison staffs and inmates themselves. McLean discussed his theory that employee performance and quality of prisoner life will improve if the quality and dignity of  employee working conditions increase.“If you give employees a dignified environment with the right tools and say the work they are doing is valuable, it motivates them and they will go the extra mile,” McLean said.Improving health facilities, providing basic health training, founding libraries and literacy programs were among the programs McLean mentioned as a part of this project. In addition to the actions and programs of the African Prisons Project, the founder emphasized the organization’s values of forgiveness for the past and looking foward the future. “We believe that we all deserve a second chance,” McLean said.McLean finished his presentation by encouraging his audience to spread this mission of the African Prisons Project throughout the world. “If it’s possible in east Africa, isn’t possible here where you live too?” McLean said. Tags: African Prisons Project, Alexander McLean, east Africa, prisonslast_img read more

Ladies footballers look to continue their winning streak

first_imgThe game gets underway at 2 o’ clock in Sean Tracy Park in Tipp town, and our Sports Editor Stephen Gleeson will be doing live updates from the game across the afternoon. Tipp ladies footballers are hoping to continue their winning streak as they face Limerick this afternoon in the opening round of the Munster Intermediate Championship.Following their unbeaten campaign, their manager Shane Roynane has handed out 4 championship debuts, and there are 7 changes in total from the team who started against Wexford in the Division 3 League Final.Their manager Shane Ronayne says he hopes the newcomers to the team will take their opportunity. Photo © Twitter Tipperary Ladies Footballerslast_img read more