Friday, April 30, 2010

Romanian brothel keeper given week to leave Ireland

A Romanian brothel keeper has been given a week to leave Ireland in lieu of three years in jail.

Judge McCartan said though some may not consider the sentence punishment “to any great extent”, Selaru’s record will be known to Romanian authorities and he will be barred from re-entering Ireland for a decade.

The judge added that he didn’t see why the Irish taxpayer should have to pay to keep Selaru (37) in jail.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Eastern Europeans on drug charges

TWO brothers have appeared in court on drugs charges after gardai allegedly found a cannabis farm in their south Dublin home.

Slawek Kubik (26) and his brother Dariuz (29) were allegedly found with over €15,000 worth of cannabis resin, seeds and plants at their home.

Nigerian asylum seekers deported

Up to 24 asylum seekers from Nigeria were deported last night on an aircraft chartered by the Department of Justice.

The flight to Lagos was organised in co-operation with Ireland’s EU partners through the borders and immigration agency, Frontex.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Estonian man pleads guilty to sexual assault

The accused was on trial for the rape of the woman while she slept after a night out. On hearing the victim’s evidence and following legal discussion, he entered a plea to the lesser charge of sexual assault and the state decided not to proceed with the rape charge.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Jobs centre offers careers in British army

A FÁS-funded Limerick jobs centre has been ordered to stop promoting careers in the British army, a criminal offence under the Defence Act of 1954.

The act states that anyone attempting "to induce, procure or persuade any person in the state to accept or agree to accept any commission or engagement in any military, naval or air force maintained by the government of any other state" is liable to a large fine and/or six months in prison.

Criticism of new asylum seeker rules

The house rules and procedures published yesterday by the Reception and Integration Agency set rules on child welfare, fire safety and acceptable behaviour for residents of the centres to follow. They also identify services that each of the 53 centres should provide to the 6,358 asylum seekers currently in residence in them.

However, the Irish Refugee Council and the Free Legal Advice Centre both criticised the decision not to create an independent appeals mechanism for residents living at the centres.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bilderberg’s "brother group" to meet in Dublin

The Bilderberg group will conduct its annual meeting June 3-6 in Sitges, Spain (a small, exclusive resort town about 20 miles from Barcelona) behind a wall of armed guards who will seal off the resort in a futile attempt to keep the event secret.

Bilderberg’s meeting will follow that of its brother group, the Trilateral Commission, which will gather at the Four Seasons Resort in Dublin, Ireland May 6-10. Leaders of Bilderberg also attend the Trilateralists’ meeting to map their common agenda. About 300 attend Trilateral Commission meetings, which are conducted behind sealed-off, guarded floors of their hotel. About 100 will attend Bilderberg, which seals off the entire resort behind platoons of uniformed police and private security.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Nigerian accused in credit card scam

Adewale Yusuf (26) is alleged to have signed for the Nikon SB-600 flash, worth €310, after it was delivered to his home.

A court heard that father-of-three Yusuf, who is originally from Nigeria, may have been just one of a number of individuals involved in the scam.

The accused, of Russell Close in Tallaght, appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with handling stolen property at his home on March 27 last.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Nigerians death being used as excuse to promote interculturalism

PROMOTING integration in the community where tragic teenager Toyosi Shittabey was knifed to death will be the best tribute to the slain schoolboy, councillors have said.

Fingal County Council is to convene a meeting in Tyrrelstown to discuss the provision of better facilities "to assist interculturalism and a cohesive community".

Migrants' group calls for reform of work permit system

The campaign, which is being launched today in Dublin, is calling for a change in the regulations governing the approximately 25,000 migrant workers currently in the Employment Permit System.

As the system currently operates, these workers are only allowed to work for the employer designated on their permit. They are not allowed to freely change employer.

Revenue accused of 'treason' in tender row

THE Revenue Commissioners have been accused of "economic treason" for spending €225,000 on having tax forms printed in Spain.

The printing contract was previously held by an Irish company, which is now expected to have to lay off four of its 50 staff as a result.

Romanian charged with running a brothel

An alleged brothel keeper threatened to starve one of the prostitutes working for him unless she brought in more business, it has been alleged at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Mihai Selaru (aged 37) of Gateway Crescent, Ballymun, is accused of bringing two women over from Romania to work as prostitutes, after telling one he was going to get her work as a cleaner.

The Romanian national has pleaded not guilty to organising prostitution, keeping a brothel and living off the proceeds of prostitution between September 3 to 11, 2009 at an apartment on Liberty Square, James Joyce Street.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Tallaght hospital outsources typing to Far East

THE hospital at the centre of the scandal over X-ray rechecks and unread GP letters is outsourcing basic typing work to the Far East, it emerged yesterday.

Letters sent by some consultants at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, to GPs may be typed in the Far East rather than by an internal secretary.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Integration statistics not being collected

THERE is no formal agency collecting information, research or statistics in relation to racism and integration.

Since the disbanding of the National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism (NCCRI), which carried out extensive research and acted as a bridge between communities and policy makers, there has been no coherent direction on integration policy from the government.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Secondary schools to get guidelines on gay rights

The Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland has compiled a code of practice on equal gay rights and will issue it to schools next week.

The code will deal with the homophobic harassment and victimisation of staff.

Minister to review laws dealing with racism

The Green Party minister yesterday called for calm as mourners attended the funeral of 15-year-old Nigerian Toyosi Shitta-bey.

Speaking outside the funeral home in Lucan yesterday, Ms White said: "It is important that people who come to live here and come from different ethnic backgrounds can be treated with respect and full integration that all the Irish Government can offer.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Chinese girls brought in to grow drugs

Chinese women are being trafficked into Ireland to work on cannabis farms. They are alongside other illegal Chinese and Vietnamese who have arrived here through Europe.

Six Chinese were caught at Dublin Airport, without documentation, apparently having flown in from Spain last week.

The Chinese-run cannabis factories spread from England, through Scotland and into Northern Ireland before being established in the Republic.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Polish national charged with rape

A MAN has been charged with raping a young woman in a public toilet.

The 35-year-old Polish national appeared before a special sitting of Kanturk District Court in Co Cork at 11.15pm on Thursday evening after being arrested by gardai for a second time earlier in the day.

He was formally charged with raping the woman at the Church Street public toilets in Kanturk on March 9.