Email Advertisement WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Print NewsBreaking newsIllegal loan shark was claiming social welfare while making €150,000 profitBy admin – December 23, 2013 1083 Linkedin by Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] LOAN shark, who made €150,000 from moneylending and boasted to Gardaí that he never failed to collect a debt, was found to be claiming social welfare.Ray McInerney (38) of Rhebogue Hill, Rhebogue, Limerick pleaded guilty to illegal moneylending on dates between the January 1, 2010 and July 9, 2012.Limerick Circuit Court heard that McInerney, who was unemployed and claiming benefit, had “little difficulty in making threats of a serious nature”.Judge Carroll Moran was told that he loaned one customer €20,000 and demanded that €26,000 be repaid. The loan was repaid after the man took out a €7,000 credit union loan to clear the debt and he thought that would be the end of the matter.However, McInerney threatened the customer’s son with a “barrage of calls and texts” and threatened to kill or seriously harm him on November 5, 2011. He also pleaded guilty to persistently telephoning the victim on 49 occasions over a three week period.State prosecutor John O’Sullivan said the calls were “sinister and disturbing.”Detective Garda Pauraic O’Dwyer of Roxboro Garda Station said McInerney’s motivation for the persistent harassment was to exert control over his borrowers. Over €400,000 passed through his bank account between March 2005 and February 2012 when he was unemployed.During a Garda interview, he said that he never failed to collect on a loan and made about €150,000 in profit.€10,000 was seized from a bank account by the Criminal Assets Bureau and a “tick list” was found in a urinal in an en-suite bathroom at his house.Defence counsel Brian McInerney said that during the course of his lending, Ray McInerney had over 40 satisfied clients. He now wished to apologise and express his “deep regrets” for his actions.Sentencing was adjourned until January 17 to allow the court consider the matter. Previous articleMinister takes on challenge of ending homelessnessNext articleHungarian grandmother admits running Limerick brothel admin
Comments are closed. Life Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are theprocesses by which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve theirpractice. There are many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses,study days and workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection.Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up to datewith what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifyingwhat you have learnt is not always easy. These questions are designed to helpyou to identify what you have learnt from studying the article. They will alsohelp you to clarify what you can apply to practice, what you did not understandand what you need to explore further. 1.What does a modern approach to occupational health rely on? a) Sound occupational health advice b) Risk assessment c) The UK economy d) Health promotion 2. The influenza virus is commonly spread through: a) Airborne infected particles b) Contaminated food and water c) Inadequate handwashing d) Contaminated equipment and utensils 3. Outbreaks of influenza occur in the UK between: a) January and June b) March and September c) June and December d) September and March 4. What is the cost of Relenza per patient? a) £5 b) £12 c) £18 d) £24 5. When was the most recent major influenza epidemic in the UK? a) 1989-90 b) 1994-95 c) 1995-96 d) 1999-2000 6. The NHS Trust in the article did not offer influenza vaccination tostaff because: a) It was too expensive b) It was unnecessary for healthy staff c) They would be better protected in the future by building up their own antibodiesd) They would be regarded as malingerers if they subsequently contractedinfluenza 7. The 1979 study carried out by the Post Office showed that a) It was cost-effective to vaccinate against influenza b) There was no consistent benefit to those staff who were vaccinated c) There was a saving on sickness absence attributable to the vaccinationprogramme d) Over the five year period it was a consistent benefit to staff 8.How long does the influenza vaccine give cover for? a) 6 months b) 1 year c) 3 years d) 5 years 9. An increase in acute hospital admissions for influenza-relatedrespiratory illnesses results in: a) A backlog of routine admissions, cancelled routine theatre sessions andincreased waiting lists b) A backlog of routine admissions, cancelled routine theatre sessions andstaff holidays cancelled c) A backlog of routine admissions, cancellation of staff holidays andincreased waiting lists d) Cancelled routine theatre sessions and staff holidays and increased waitinglists 10. Which one of the following is NOT a sign or symptom of influenza a) Malaise b) Myalgia c) Anorexia d) Pyrogen Feedback1. b); 2. a) update your knowledge of influenza by visiting some of the websites given in Occupational Health journal 2000, October, p32 – especiallywww.influenza.com or, if you do not have access to the internet then visit alibrary and carry out a literature search; 3. d); 4. d); 5. a); 6. c); 7.b); 8. b); 9. a); 10. d) pyrogen is a substance capable of producing fever Previous Article Next Article Learning for life: InfluenzaOn 1 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
Wisconsin women\’s hockey goaltender Alex Rigsby joined several current and former Badgers on the U.S. national team last weekend.[/media-credit]In an ordinary week, most college students go to class, do homework, watch some TV and maybe even go out for a drink. But for two University of Wisconsin students, last week was anything but ordinary.Senior forward Brianna Decker and junior goaltender Alex Rigsby, members of the UW women’s hockey team, flew to Finland, played four hockey games in five days for the U.S. and won a gold medal. Then they were back in Madison only a week later.As members of the U.S. women’s national team, Decker and Rigsby competed in the Four Nations Cup for the red, white and blue.Since 1996, the Four Nations Cup has been an annual tournament in which Canada, Sweden, Finland and the U.S. compete.Canada and the U.S. are the only countries to ever win the cup, with Canada winning it 12 times and the U.S. winning it five times.The tournament also marked the first chance for Rigbsy to play with the senior national team, and it marked Decker’s second appearance in the Four Nations cup.Before leaving for Finland, Rigsby was already anticipating her first experience with the national team.“I am really excited,” the junior goaltender said. “This is going to be my first time putting the team USA jersey on at the national team level. I am really looking forward to it. It is going to be an awesome experience; I am excited to meet up with the girls and play a few games in Finland.”Decker and Rigsby weren’t the only Badgers suiting up for the U.S., with three other UW alums – Hilary Knight, Meghan Duggan and Jessie Vetter – joining the current Wisconsin athletes on the country’s roster.Wisconsin also has two graduates on the Canadian National Team, Bobbi-Jo Slusar and Meaghan Mikkelson.Having seven former and current members of the Wisconsin program on either the Canadian or U.S. national team is a testament to how dominant the program has been over the past decade.Head coach Mark Johnson said it is the player’s desire and work ethic that contribute to his players consistently landing spots on national rosters.“We’ve had good players that have worked hard and are getting these opportunities,” Johnson said. “But that is what their dream is, is to wear whether it’s a Canadian jersey or a U.S. jersey, but to get that chance.”After getting to Finland, the national team only had one practice to prepare before its Tuesday matchup with Sweden. Despite the limited preparation, Decker said the players are talented enough to pick things up quickly.“We all come from skilled programs and are top players in the country,” Decker said. “The chemistry forms really quick. We only had one practice before our first game, but I don’t think you could really tell.”The U.S. went 3-1 on the week, the lone loss coming at the hands of Canada in the group stage.But the Americans were able to earn revenge later in the week, shutting out Canada 3-0 in the championship and giving the red, white and blue the gold for the second straight year.Rigsby and Decker both contributed to their country’s success. Decker came up big for the U.S., scoring five goals in four games, including a four-goal showing in a 15-1 blowout over Finland.Rigsby played in one game between the pipes, recording a 4-0 shutout with nine saves over Sweden in her first action with the national team.“It was awesome,” Rigsby said. “It was fun being able to watch the team play. It was a fast and physical game. I think that the team really deserved it.”Decker said she was proud to wear the USA Hockey jersey in Finland and welcomed the opportunity to catch up with her former teammates.“It’s always an honor to wear the [USA] jersey and go out there and play for your country,” Decker said. “It was nice to be on the ice with former teammates Meghan Duggan and Hilary Knight. I miss playing with them and practicing with them, so it was fun to get back out there.”Decker and Rigsby will rejoin their Wisconsin squad, which was on a bye week while the two were in Finland, and will travel to Ohio State Friday.Decker said she believes the experience in Finland will continue to help them throughout the remainder of the season. “I think it gives us confidence coming back to school here,” Decker said. “That kind of experience shows what we are capable of and that’s what we can bring back here to help our team.”