Drink driving case struck out

first_imgAdvertisement By Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A DRIVER accused of being drunk in charge of a car had the charge dismissed because the Garda involved in the case was not present in court.Judge Eugene O’Kelly heard that 22-year-old Kerry native, Cathal O’Sullivan travelled from Liverpool where he now lives and works to contest the case.The former University of Limerick student was stopped by Gardaí at Milford Grange in Castletroy during Rag Week last March.It was garda contention that Mr O’Sullivan had been blowing on his horn for a prolonged period and thus came to the attention of the officers on mobile patrol.However, last week when the case was called, Judge O’Kelly was told the custody garda linked to the case had been injured at work last August and was unable to attend court.Defence solicitor John Herbert said that he spoke to the prosecuting garda a number of weeks ago but no mention of any difficulty on the State’s side had been indicated.Judge O’Kelly said that if the defendant had not turned up in court, a warrant for his arrest would be issued. As the State did not notify the defence in time, it was “not acceptable” that the defendant was put to the expense of travelling back for the hearing when the State was unable to advance the case.He added that he would strike out the case “for want of prosecution”. Email Previous articleJurors have responsibility in administration of justiceNext articleSuper Blues run Hoops around Rovers admin Facebook Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin NewsBreaking newsDrink driving case struck outBy admin – September 24, 2013 1285 Printlast_img read more

Organisational risk of the Peter Principle

first_img Previous Article Next Article Read full article Organisational risk of the Peter PrincipleShared from missc on 9 Dec 2014 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.center_img The Peter Principle is a concept inwhich the selection of a candidate for a position is based on their performance in their current role rather than on their abilities relevant to the intended role. The business then of course running the risk of promoting someone until they are in a role in which they under-perform. How do we avoid this?From an HR perspective, the risk associated with the Peter Principle can be negated simply taking on-board the direction that an employee wishes to take their career, as opposed to promoting a staff member according to the company organisational structure only. Of course this doesn’t mean that we place less importance on the business objectives, because of course these are very important also – What it does mean that we should be using far more foresight when hiring and aiming to align someone’s key professional growth objectives with the organisational goals as much as possible.When we align an employee’s growth plan with organisational objectives, both parties stand to reap the benefits and in turn minimise risk. The employee is given the opportunity to achieve their professional goals and grow their knowledge and experience in the areas that the business requires that skill/experience which of course limits the likelihood of poor performance.Recruitment needs to become less reactionary (where possible) and more forward thinking and strategic. In doing so, employees will note that you have their best interests in mind along with other commercial interests, and this in turn – in most cases, will be reciprocated in the form of staff being engaged, driven and committed to achievement, all whilst managing potential future risk. Comments are closed.last_img read more

UK: James Fisher Defence Brings Its Expertise to Marine Renewable Energy Engineering

first_img View post tag: engineering Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: James Fisher Defence Brings Its Expertise to Marine Renewable Energy Engineering View post tag: renewable November 8, 2012 View post tag: marine View post tag: brings View post tag: expertise View post tag: energy View post tag: Navy With its headquarters at Renfrew, on the River Clyde in Scotland, and offices in the United States, Australia and Singapore, James Fisher Defence is one of the most respected names in subsea engineering. Established for almost 30 years, the company is a world leader in submarine rescue services, being the operator of the national service in Singapore and Australia and having operated the UK Submarine Rescue Service for 25 years up to 2008.The company is capable of taking on the most demanding of defence projects – working to the highest design and fabrication standards – and has been responsible for notable achievements such as the highly publicized 2005 rescue of the seven trapped submariners of the submersible vessel, Priz, in deep waters off the Russian Far East coast.With the rapid expansion of the UK marine renewable energy market – and many prototype tidal stream and wave energy devices under evaluation, as well as production-scale offshore wind farms under development – the company is focusing on the needs of this new type of customer. Its impressive 1900 square metre workshops on the Clyde provide an excellent defence-quality engineering and fabrication environment, capable of building and servicing the most complex of subsea equipment.An ideal resource for marine renewable energy developers, this facility includes a 100 cubic metre test tank where submersibles, turbines, dive equipment, and a wide range of sea-based power generation components and systems can be tested in complete safety prior to full scale prototype deployment.“We are used to taking on some extremely challenging subsea engineering tasks for the world’s navies,” said Ben Sharples, Managing Director of James Fisher Defence. “We have an extremely well-equipped engineering resource here on the Clyde that is ideally located for those engaged in marine renewable projects in UK, Irish and near-continental European waters. Given our proven abilities in naval architecture, design, engineering, development testing, fabrication and subsea deployment – including the integration of high-integrity powertrains into pressure vessels through our numerous submersible design and manufacturing projects – it follows that we have the skills too that are crucial to the successful and safe delivery of many types of marine renewable energy projects.”An example of the projects already being carried out by James Fisher Defence for marine renewable energy customers is its work for Ocean Flow Energy on the company’s Evopod™ semi-submerged, floating, tethered tidal energy capture device. James Fisher Defence has been contracted to assemble the power train for the quarter-scale, 37 kW prototype of the device to be installed in the waters of Sanda Sound, South Kintyre, where it will be connected to the 11 kV grid in a multi-year evaluation.“Whilst this represents a new market for us, it’s one in which we are right at home,” concludes Sharples. “We have the skills, expertise and resources, and we are in an ideal location to provide an excellent engineering support service focused on delivering the functionality that customers require, reliably and in complete safety.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff,November 8, 2012; Image: James Fisher Defencecenter_img View post tag: Fisher View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence UK: James Fisher Defence Brings Its Expertise to Marine Renewable Energy Engineering Share this article View post tag: James Industry news View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Houston Energy gets Gulf of Mexico license

first_imgOtto Energy has informed that its partner Houston Energy has been awarded the South Timbalier 235 (ST 235) lease under Gulf of Mexico Central Lease Sale 249.Houston Energy bid a total US$210,999 in relation to the ST 235 lease and was the apparent high bidder in August 2017 as part of Central Lease sale 249.The bid review process has now been completed and Houston Energy has been awarded the lease.The lease is adjoining with and immediately south of South Timbalier 224 (ST 224) lease where Otto Energy is currently participating with W&T Offshore in the drilling of the highly prospective ST224 #1 exploration well.Under an agreement with Otto Energy and others involved in ST 224, Otto Energy has the right to acquire a 25% working interest in the lease from Houston Energy and intends to exercise this option.Maximum water depth within ST 235 is 60 meters (197 feet). In July 2017 the U.S. Federal Government announced that a 12.5% federal royalty rate would apply for subsequently awarded leases that sit in less than 200 meters of water (656 feet), compared to the previous prevailing rate of 18.75%. ST 235 qualifies for the 12.5% rate, further enhancing economics.Otto’s Managing Director, Matthew Allen, commented: “Otto Energy is pleased to advise that partner Houston Energy has been awarded the ST 235 lease. This is a further expansion of our footprint in the Gulf of Mexico consistent with our growth strategy and is timely given we are currently drilling the highly prospective ST 224 #1 exploration well. In the event of success at ST 224, ST235 will provide a very attractive follow up with enhanced economics due to its proximity. We are also pleased to be continuing our relationship with our existing high-quality partners in the Gulf of Mexico.”last_img read more