Laois is a county in Ireland.
For more than 30 years, David McDonald worked in Ireland’s biggest prisons. He started out in 1989 at Mountjoy, before returning to his hometown two years later to Portlaoise Prison, which — due to the presence of IRA and other subversive prisoners — was then the most secure jail in Europe. He then moved on to the new Midlands P rison, where Ireland’s emerging class of serious gangsters were housed.
A garda and a prison investigation will take place into the death of Sameer Syed – who was due to stand trial today for the triple murder of his wife and two children at their south Dublin home – after he was found dead in his jail cell last week, the Central Criminal Court has heard.
This year, 2022, is going to be a defining year for Fianna Fáil. Covid and Brexit have become less consuming but the challenges of the Ukraine-Russia conflict remain horrific. Apart from the humanitarian nightmare, there are implications for inflation, commodity shortages and for our food and farming communities with wheat and fertiliser shortages. Government is already preparing as it should, tackling the issues and will liaise with the farming and food sectors to address this catastrophe.
Lily Haskins, vice president of international transformation at New York-headquartered Diligent Corporation, spent a year examining 25 cities to identify the best location for a European hub for the provider of corporate governance software tools.
1 DROMANA HOUSE AND GARDENS CAPPOQUIN, CO WATERFORD Atop a cliff on the River Blackwater, Dromana House has been home to the Villiers-Stuart family for 800 years. The latest chapter in the estate’s colourful history involves the rediscovery of a lost garden.
‘I first met the child killer Robert Howard in Dublin’s Church Street on a wet night in November in the early 1990s. At the time I knew him as a wife beater. A call had come into Bridewell garda station in Dublin city centre, where I was stationed at the time. A woman was in distress. She had been attacked by her partner and was locked out of her home. A colleague and I drove to flats off Church Street where she lived. She was standing outside in the rain in her nightclothes.
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