Labour candidates go on solo run on Limerick doorsteps

first_imgCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy RESIDENTS in City North and City East are bewildered with Labour Party local election candidates who they claim have been canvassing on their doorsteps under the guise as independents.Sinn Féin candidate for Limerick City East, Séighin Ó’Ceallaigh, has accused a Labour rival in the same ward of “masquerading as an independent”. According to Ó’Ceallaigh, Derek Mulcahy has been distributing election material with no mention of his candidacy for the Labour Party.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “He describes himself as a peace commissioner but makes no mention of the Labour Party. Residents of Garryowen drew my attention to this leaflet while canvassing in the area. It really is quite a bizarre document and speaks volumes for the level of embarrassment that Labour candidates must feel about their parties performance in government,” said Mr Ó’Ceallaigh.In response, Mr Mulcahy denied that his election flyers do not reference the Labour Party.“All my canvassing leaflets have the Labour Party logo on them and I am a peace commissioner. If people need a document signed I am more then happy to accommodate,” said Mr Mulcahy.“Garryowen is one of the oldest communities in Limerick that does not have its own community centre. The letter I put out in Garryowen is letting the people know that if I am elected to Limerick City and County Council I will make this a priority,” he explained.Meanwhile, Anti Austerity Alliance candidate for City North, Cian Prendiville, has also accused Labour rival Frankie Daly of “pretending to be an independent”. A campaign leaflet issued by Mr Daly, who is standing in Limerick City North, makes no reference his party, and the AAA claim many who he has talked to believed he was an independent.“Labour are running scared. The fact that their leaflets don’t mention the Labour Party is a further sign that this party are trying to scam working class people. They know they are facing a wipe out and are trying every trick in the book to avoid that. Labour are obviously well trained in lying during elections, but this is a new low,” said Mr Prendiville.According to Frankie’s campaign manager Richard Fahy, 300 campaign posters, 10,000 flyers and 6,000 leaflets were distributed in City North in the run up to this Friday’s local election all with the Labour party logo.“Frankie did put together a low quality leaflet, a bio, for people who asked for a little more information. Maybe you could ask Cian Prendiville to clear up the confusion on whether he’s a member of the Anti Austerity Alliance or the Socialist Party,” Mr Fahy concluded. Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Facebook Linkedin Previous articleThings get dirty in last leg of election race in LimerickNext articleKiller tells trial Dundon ordered murder from prison cell Alan Jacques Email TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceLabour PartyMusic LimerickSinn Fein WhatsAppcenter_img Sinn Fein plans for ‘all female’ election candidates are sexist and discriminatory, says male party member snubbed for election run RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Twitter #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Advertisement NewsPoliticsLabour candidates go on solo run on Limerick doorstepsBy Alan Jacques – May 21, 2014 951 Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launchlast_img read more

Press release: Illegal booze sees bans for East London convenience store bosses

first_imgMohammad Akbar (61) and Sheraz Ahmad (29) now of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, together ran Shiraz Food & Wine, a convenience store incorporated in August 2012 and located on the Hackney Road close to Hoxton in East London.In December 2014 Shiraz Food & Wine was raided by Trading Standards, HMRC and the police, who found 351 bottles of illegal alcohol.This was the largest seizure of illegal booze in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for many years and led to the store’s licence being revoked by the local authority. However, this caused a significant reduction in Shiraz Food & Wine’s turnover, eventually leading to the convenience store’s closure in 2016.After the company went into liquidation, an investigation by the Insolvency Service discovered that Mohammad Akbar was the sole director of the company before the raids took place and failed to prevent Sheraz Ahmad from purchasing the illegal wine and spirits from a van driver before selling them in the store.As a result, the Secretary of State accepted disqualification undertakings from both Mohammad Akbar and Sheraz Ahmad.In his undertaking, Mohammad Akbar did not dispute that his inaction facilitated Sheraz Ahmad, who was not a shareholder or a formally appointed director, to cause Shiraz Food & Wine to trade with a lack of commercial probity.And Sheraz Ahmad did not dispute in his undertaking that he caused Shiraz Food & Wine to trade with a lack of commercial probity.Effective from 6 August, Mohammad Akbar is disqualified for 7 years and Sheraz Ahmad is banned for 11 years, and the pair cannot directly or indirectly be involved, without the permission of the court, in the promotion, formation or management of a company.A spokesperson from Tower Hamlets Council said: Twitter Email [email protected] Sheraz Ahmad thought he could cut a few corners when he bought the illegal booze and Mohammad Akbar did nothing to stop him. But this could have led to serious consequences as there was no guarantee the alcohol was safe to sell to the public. Whilst the potential health risks of fake alcohol are well known, businesses who sell cheap smuggled goods also create unfair competition for the majority of law abiding businesses in the borough. Thanks to the joint working with our colleagues from the various agencies involved, we have secured substantial bans for the two bosses, preventing them from setting up another business and possibly doing the same again. You can also follow the Insolvency Service on: Media Manager 0303 003 1743 Tower Hamlets Environmental Health and Trading Standards team works closely with our partners in HMRC and the Metropolitan Police to seize illegal product from the market place and take action against those who flout the law. This latest action by the Insolvency Service follows one such successful joint operation against shops that were found to be trading illegally and shows our ongoing commitment to protect residents and honest traders alike. Press Officecenter_img Anthony Hannon, Official Receiver at Public Interest Unit, said: Notes to editorsShiraz Food & Wine Ltd (08171650) traded from 178 Hackney Road, London, E2 7QL.Sheraz Ahmad is of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. At the time of the company’s trading he was of London E2. His date of birth is October 1988. He was appointed a director of Shiraz Food & Wine in October 2015 but when he bought the illegal alcohol he was not a shareholder or formally appointed director.Mohammad Akbar is of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. At the time of the company’s trading he was of London E2. His date of birth is February 1957.A disqualification order has the effect that without specific permission of a court, a person with a disqualification cannot: act as a director of a company take part, directly or indirectly, in the promotion, formation or management of a company or limited liability partnership be a receiver of a company’s property LinkedIn Office currently closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Disqualification undertakings are the administrative equivalent of a disqualification order but do not involve court proceedings.Persons subject to a disqualification order are bound by a range of other restrictions.The Insolvency Service administers the insolvency regime, investigating all compulsory liquidations and individual insolvencies (bankruptcies) through the Official Receiver to establish why they became insolvent. It may also use powers under the Companies Act 1985 to conduct confidential fact-finding investigations into the activities of live limited companies in the UK. In addition, the agency authorises and regulates the insolvency profession, deals with disqualification of directors in corporate failures, assesses and pays statutory entitlement to redundancy payments when an employer cannot or will not pay employees, provides banking and investment services for bankruptcy and liquidation estate funds and advises ministers and other government departments on insolvency law and practice.Further information about the work of the Insolvency Service, and how to complain about financial misconduct, is available.Contact Press OfficeMedia enquiries for this press release – 020 7674 6910 or 020 7596 6187 This service is for journalists only. For any other queries, please contact the Insolvency Enquiry Line.For all media enquiries outside normal working hours, please contact the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Press Office on 020 7215 1000. YouTubelast_img read more

Alexander: It took long enough, but Dodgers made that upgrade

first_imgI guess not.On Tuesday night the Dodgers went deep. Upper-deck deep.The flurry of trades that brought 2018 American League MVP Mookie Betts to Los Angeles changed the trajectory of the offseason, and maybe changed the trajectory of 2020 in its entirety.This is big, and it is nervy, given that (a) Betts is determined to be a free agent after this season regardless, and (b) the Dodgers made this trade without getting a negotiating window first to see if Betts would be willing to sign an extension.Why should he? Betts will get Mike Trout-level money, or maybe even more, from somebody next winter. If that’s the case, it means he’s done his job here. And if he’s helped bring the Dodgers a championship parade in the process, their fans should be OK with whatever happens. And if you’re thinking this is similar to the way the Lakers are rolling the dice with Anthony Davis knowing that he’ll be a free agent this summer … well, let’s give all of our local teams credit for thinking high risk, high reward instead of staying timid. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts promised it two months ago, during a conversation with the media at the Winter Meetings in San Diego.“I think that you’ve got to shuffle the deck sometimes,” he said. “…  I think that you don’t ever want to get stagnant and complacent.“I think this is probably the most turnover we’ll have from one season to the next. I think that’s fair.”At the time, we interpreted that conversation as a harbinger of big news during the meetings. It didn’t happen then, didn’t happen through December, didn’t happen through January, and had a restive Dodger fan base even grumpier than usual. The assumption was that Andrew Friedman and his immediate boss, Stan Kasten, cared more about room under the luxury tax than winning a World Series. For the moment, incidentally, we will set aside talk of whether Betts had undue assistance in that 2018 season while leading the league in runs (129), batting average (.346) and slugging percentage (.640) and WAR (10.9) and registering a 1.078 OPS and 186 OPS+.His WAR is 33.8 the last four years. Trout’s in that span is 35.6. So if we stipulate that Trout, the 2019 AL MVP, is the game’s best player, Betts is in the conversation.(And can we also stipulate that summer evenings in SoCal will be even more dynamic than before, with three of the game’s last four MVPs playing for the home teams?)There is another factor here. Friedman and club president Stan Kasten really do hear the voices of the fans. It’s fair to assume – heck, Kasten all but came out and said it – that they’re sick and tired of the assumption that they care less about winning a World Series than the fans do. This move should put that meme to rest for a while.And Friedman accomplished this without touching the club’s very best prospects, as he has done consistently in major deals. Middle infielder Gavin Lux and hard-throwing right-hander Dustin May are still Dodgers, as are the top prospects lower in the system.To do that required taking on most, if not all, of the three years and $96 million remaining on David Price’s contract. Price is not the pitcher he was when he signed that contract before the 2016 season. But if healthy – and he hasn’t been completely so the last two years – he still can be a serviceable left-hander in a rotation that will look much different in 2020, with Hyun-Jin Ryu in Toronto and Kenta Maeda and the recuperating Rich Hill in Minnesota.So yes, there’s been some serious deck shuffling. Fan favorites have been sent elsewhere. It will be weird seeing Verdugo in a Red Sox uniform, and stranger seeing Joc Pederson in Angels red. (Can we assume the Dodgers will be setting up their rotation to throw all left-handers during the two Freeway Series in July and August?)However, before we announce that the Dodgers won the offseason and anoint them the favorites to end that 32-year championship drought, one caution. Until proven otherwise, the bullpen will remain the subject of so much fan angst. A Blake Treinen returning to anywhere close to his 2018 form may yet be the most crucial acquisition of the Dodgers’ offseason, Betts or no Betts.But hey, maybe Mookie can pitch, too. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more