As the world gathers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5-21, to celebrate another milestone in the Olympic history, it is important that those who have had the benefit of Olympic education enlighten others of the key benefits of participating in the games.The Summer Games in Rio will also involve the Paralympic Games, to recognize the ability of those who are physically disabled.Unlike any other competition, participating in the Olympic Games is not based on how well a country did in the previous Olympics, which is held every four years.For example, Liberia has participated in the Olympic Games since 1954, when the late Professor Joseph Namah led a team of Liberians to represent Liberia in Melbourne, Australia. Although since then Liberia has sent representatives to the four-year festival, not much tangible success in winning medals has been realized, save for the spirited performance of (Dr.) Grace Ann Dinkins in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.Yet, Liberia is always at the Olympic Games –not yet for the Paralympic Games. Some attempts were made years ago to organize the Liberia National Paralympic Committee but the advent of the civil-war snuffed the effort. And the need is waiting to be filled in.The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event, involving athletes with a range of physical disabilities, including impaired muscle power (e.g. paraplegia and quadriplegia, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome, spinal bifida), impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency (e.g. amputation or dyslexia), leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment. Brazilian Ambassador to Liberia Luiz dos Santos told the Daily Observer in an interview that the Paralympic Games would be celebrated with pomp and pageantry to express Brazilians and the world’s appreciation to those who are physically challenged.There are winter and summer Paralympic Games, which since the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea, are held almost immediately following the respective Olympic Games. All Paralympic Games are governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).Meanwhile the following are five main universal principles that govern the celebration of the four-year Olympic Games:JOY OF EFFORTYoung people develop and practice physical, behavioral and intellectual skills by challenging themselves and each other in physical activities, movement, games and sport.FAIR PLAYFair play is a sports concept, but it is applied worldwide today in many different ways. Learning fair play behavior in sport can lead to the development and reinforcement of fair play behavior in the community and in life.RESPECT FOR OTHERSWhen young people who live in a multicultural world learn to accept and respect diversity, and practice personal peaceful behavior, they promote peace and international understanding.PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCEA focus on excellence can help young people to make positive, healthy choices, and strive to become the best that they can be in whatever they do.BALANCE BETWEEN BODY, WILL AND MINDLearning takes place in the whole body, not just in the mind, and physical literacy and learning through movement contribute to the development of both moral and intellectual learning.So there you have the basic principles, and the various sports federations and associations must add the above principles as part of their agenda as they are adequately supported by the Liberian government to develop athletes at home and abroad for their participation at the Olympic Games.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Judges’ Charge delivered by Her Honor Nancy Finda Sammy at the opening of the November A.D. 2019 Term of Criminal Assizes A, B, C & D for Montserrado County, Monday, November 11, 2019.His Honor Francis S. Korkor, Sr, Chief Justice, and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, His Honor Roosevelt Z. Willie, President, Officers and Members of the National Association of Trial Judges of Liberia, Cllr. Musa F. Dean, Attorney General, Republic of Liberia, Cllr. Tiawan Gongoloe, President, Officers and Members of the Liberia National Bar Association, Stipendiary and Associate Magistrates; Cllr. Sam Y. Cooper, President/Montserrado Bar Association, Cllr. Vivian Neal, President/Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia, Cllr. Jerry Garlawolo, President/Prosecution Association of Liberia, Atty. Fojera Barchue, President/Public Defenders of Liberia, Staff, Visiting friends, Prospective Jurors; Members of the Fourth Estate, Illustrious ladies and gentlemen, One and all.We are grateful to God for making it possible for us to be here today to witness the Opening of the November, A.D. 2019 Term of Criminal Assizes A, B,C & D for Montserrado County.I am remarkably thrilled by you presence. Your presence here is a magnificent manifestation of your commitment to support the Rule of Law, and these Courts in particular.Therefore, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen let me use this time to humbly welcome you all, and to register my personal honor of receiving His Honor Francis S. Korkpor, Sr. Chief Justice, and the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of Liberia, the Attorney General of the Republic of Liberia, and the President of the Liberian National Bar Association, in response to our invitation to you to grace the occasion.Honorable distinguished personalities and my dear fellow compatriots; kindly permit me to take this unique opportunity to speak to you today o the topic: “THE IMPACT OF OUR ACTIONS AS STAKEFOLDERS IN THE JUDICIARY”.Ladies and gentlemen, as we witness the formal opening of the November A.D. 2019 Term of Criminal Assizes A.B.C & D for Montserrado County, let us remind ourselves that we have embarked on an arduous but surmountable journey of dispensing justice without fear or favor being fully guided by our canons that impose upon us a charge to be impartial, temperate and attentive at all times.We are obliged to conduct all proceedings within the ambit of the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Liberia. It is interesting to note that as judges, we have often been reminded of our statutory duties to render transparent justice for the peace and stability of our nation. We have further been reminded to render justice to avoid chaos in our society and to uphold the rule of law.We are aware that without justice there will be no peace, without peace there will be no unity, and without unity, there will be no national development and democracy.However, for democracy to flourish in Liberia, there has to be a strong judiciary; and to have a strong judiciary, judicial actors must act in conformity with the constitutional and statutory laws of the country.When this is achieved, the citizens will have confidence in the judiciary and will not have to revert to mob justice as we have experienced in other parts of our country.Hence, I want to make a passionate call to all practicing lawyers appearing before courts around the country to assist the Judiciary in this endeavor.This call is predicated upon the fact that there are constant negative public perceptions and allegations of corruption on the part of judges and the courts.These repeated allegations of corruption levied against judges and the Judiciary has claimed the attention of our bosses, and even us judges.Based on the repeated allegations of corruption levied against judges and the Judiciary, some of us decided to independently conduct surveys to determine how judges and the Judiciary are corrupt.Honorable Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished Members of the Bar; Feedbacks gathered from the public, or party litigants is that lawyers usually request money from their clients, intimating to those clients that they need money to give to judges as a prerequisite for the judge to assign a case, hear it, and make ruling in their favor.My people, because party litigants who are involved in giving money to their lawyers allegedly intended for judges, cannot directly interact with the judges to ascertain whether the assertions made by the lawyers are true: most often tend to believe the false representations made to them by their lawyers.Therefore, the conduct of some of those lawyers involved in this unwholesome behavior is casting negative aspersion on the courts, judges and the entire judiciary.As we lawyers are aware, such behavior is totally in contravention of Rules 1 and 15 of the Code of Moral and Professional Ethics for Lawyers.Rule 1 specifically states that “it shall be unprofessional for any lawyer to advice, initiate or otherwise participate directly or indirectly in any act that tends to undermine or impugn the authority, dignity, integrity of the courts or judges thereby hindering the effective administration of justice”.Rule 15 also states “that a lawyer should refrain from any act whereby for his personal benefit or gain he abuses or takes advantage of the confidence reposed in him by his client”.My dear friends of the Bar, we all know that Lawyers are Friends of the Court. Therefore, we are to rebuild confidence in our courts and roll back some of the negative perceptions that permeate the minds of some members of the public about our courts, we must all rise to the challenge and stop these negative actions that have the tendency to cast negative aspersions on the courts and the legal system, and assist the courts in ensuring the effective administration of justice, revealed.MAGISTERIAL COURT JUDGESWhile it is true that Magisterial Courts are courts of limited jurisdiction, however you are very important in our jurisdiction. You as Magisterial Court Judges are the first personnel of the Judiciary before whom our people appear. And so, the first impression of the Judiciary is created at the Magisterial Courts.Please take note that if your conduct is contrary to law, it will have a far reaching negative effect on the entire Judiciary Branch of Government. You are the true mirror to whom the image of the judiciary can be seen.I am therefore calling upon you as Magisterial Court Judges to be vigilant, cautious and diligent in handling cases that are forwarded to your various courts for adjudication without fear or favor. Let all of your judicial decisions be based solely on the law because by doing that, the Judiciary will gain credibility and the public will also have confidence to seek justice at our courts whenever they have a legal problem.Your Honors, I am further requesting that you take judicial notice of the fact that some politicians might try to use our courts as platforms to promote themselves by interfering in judicial decisions.Kindly do not allow yourselves to be pressured, coerced, or to let our Courts to be used as a platforms by politicians to promote themselves.Please, do not allow any politician or any other person to interfere in judicial decisions you will make.As are aware, the Judiciary is an Independent Branch of Government. As such, we are not answerable to any member of another branch of Government beside our bosses.More importantly, our judicial decisions are only subject to Judicial Review by our superior courts and nobody else.Further, we as judges and magistrates are not politicians but rather, we are dispensers of justice.By this, we are under legal duty and obligation to always ensure that justice prevails in every case that is brought before us. To achieve this, we must all-time exhibit cool neutrality in the cases we handle, and we must always remember that we are never parties to a suit.However, if cases are brought before you which would cause conflict of interest, then in such situations, the most appropriate thing to do is to recuse yourselves from hearing such cases.This is important because as dispensers of justice, we cannot allow ourselves to be caught in situations that would embarrass us, yea the entire judiciary.PROSPECTIVE JURORSChapter 20.1 (I) of our Criminal Procedure Law of 1973 provides that defendant, who is charged with the commission of a crime is entitled to a Jury Trial as a matter of right.Article 28 of our Constitution also guarantees a defendant in a criminal trial a right to a speedy and impartial trial by a jury of the vicinity.It is obedience to our Constitution and Statute that you have been summoned to be with us this term of court.Your being with us is to perform a civic duty to our beloved Country, Liberia.Do not come to perform this duty with a mind set to render verdicts that are contrary to the evidence and the applicable laws before you for reward or hope of reward.Lawyers practicing before our court, partly litigants, court personnel, sheriff and bailiffs, no issue of Jury tempering will be tolerated because, if any of you engages in jury tempering, and you are caught, be assured that you won’t go scoot free, because we will ensure that you be drastically dealt with in conformity with the law. So be warned.Ladies and gentlemen, in conclusion, I wish to inform you although some of us are relatively new to the judgeship, a core value we have upheld is to resist outside influence and to be prompt and expeditious in handling matters that come before us. In a nutshell, we shall work diligently during this term to ensure that the law takes its course in clear, precision-driven and in a fearless manner.We can assure that we have some in the likeness of (Lady Blind Justice). Meaning, we have no personal interest in any matter before these Courts. Our actions and decisions will be purely based on the conviction that we have acted on the facts and evidence that have been presented to us and will make judicial determination within the ambit of the law.Therefore, we do hereby solemnly promise that we will fairly and impartially discharge our duties without fear, favor, creed, religious affiliation, tribalism, or relationship, a reaffirmation of our Oath as Judges.In connection thereto, we want to encourage the County Attorney, Prosecutors and the Defense Lawyers to kindly take the assignment of cases with a high degree of importance.It is our expectation that in the process, you would have already secured your witnesses so that a Jury cannot be empanelled and the matter not heard for the simple reasons like, the lack of witnesses, or logistics, which may delay the conclusion of cases, thereby holding the Courts hostage and being unable to empanel another Jury.We also give similar admonishment to the Public Defender (s), as well as Private Legal Practitioners that will be appearing before us for the adjudication of cases during this term of court to be vigilant and diligent in handling their clients’ cases.We urge our lawyers to avoid un-necessary excuses, and delay tactics for hearing of cases. We will not tolerate un-necessary delay of cases. Our people are crying for speedy trial, and we are under duty to timely dispose of cases before us.Further, we also urge all lawyers appearing before us, including our clerical staff and Ministerial officers to be dutiful, prudent and punctual, because punctuality will be the hallmark of the November A.D. 2019 Term of Court.Now, therefore, with the power vested in us by the Mandate of His Honor Francis S. Korkpor, Sr., Chief Justice of the Honorable Supreme Court of Liberia, mandating us to preside over this November A.D. 2019 Term of Criminal Assizes A, B, C, and D of Montserrado County respectively, I hereby declared the November A.D. 2019 Term of Court formally opened for the transactions of business.All who have matters before these courts should draw nigh and they shall be heard. And is so ordered.Thank you!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Criminal Court ‘C’ Judge Judge Nancy Sammy – Advertisement –
The Fort St. John Petroleum Association kicks off it’s 50th anniversary celebrations with a reception this evening at the Pomeroy Hotel.Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is scheduled to be among the featured dignitaries attending the three day event. The Association will host a variety of different functions and President Tyler Kosick says the public is invited to take part in the celebrations. [asset|aid=1791|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=3a6bbef219e79afa8fced543d11d1ada-Tyler_2_Pub.mp3]Tickets are still available at Greensmart Homes, and, featured events on Saturday will include the formal banquet, which is scheduled for 6pm at the Fort St. John Curling Club and a 11am parade.- Advertisement -Marshalling at PetroCan Truck stop, on the city’s western outskirts, it will feature oilfield companies equipment, and will proceed down 100th avenue to 100th street, and then turn south and finish, at the Alaska Highway. The parade starts at 11am with marshalling at 10am.
The Program carries out research and supporting recovery efforts to deal with the severe environmental effects of BC’s hydroelectric dams. It is run by BC Hydro — with limited input from First Nations.“The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program doesn’t reflect the needs and interests of the First Nations people who are most affected by hydroelectric development,” said Prophet River Chief Lynette Tsakoza.“We asked to be more directly involved in the program for Site C, but that request was ignored.”As the Environmental Appeal Board is an independent tribunal, it hears appeals on decisions under various environmental legislation in British Columbia.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The West Moberly First Nations and Prophet River First Nation announced yesterday that they have filed an appeal of the main water licences for the Site C Project with the Environmental Appeal Board.A press release sent out on behalf of the First Nations states the Deputy Comptroller of Water Rights conducted a written hearing process for the licences, which were issued on February 26.Those licences authorize the diversion and storage of water behind the proposed Site C dam, including the creation of an 83 kilometre-long reservoir.- Advertisement -West Moberly First Nation’s Chief Roland Willson says Site C is an infringement of their treaty, and all of their concerns were either ‘dismissed or diminished.’“We have serious concerns about the effects of the flooding on groundwater, erosion, the impacts on Treaty rights, fish and wildlife habitat and safety,” Chief Willson said. “There was there no urgency to issue these approvals, given that none of the power from Site C is needed at all.”The First Nations have also requested that they be involved in ongoing management and mitigation of the impacts of Site C through a direct decision-making role in BC Hydro’s Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, or a program similar to it.Advertisement No date has been set for a hearing.
Listen to Piers Morgan co-host Drivetime on Thursday, March 19.They are two of the most outspoken men in the media – and now they will be going head-to-head in the talkSPORT studios.Drivetime host Adrian Durham will be joined by very special co-host Piers Morgan on Thursday, March 19 in what promises to be one of the most explosive shows on the airwaves.The state of Arsenal FC, the state of English cricket, the future for Kevin Pietersen, the pair will debate a host of incendiary topics.Don’t miss it…
BREAKING NEWS: The small Donegal village of Carrick is home to Ireland’s latest lotto winner.Lotto chiefs have confirmed today that the winner of Saturday night’s draw worth a whopping €2,984,327 was bought there.The ticket was purchased for €8 on Saturday in Quinn’s Supermarket on the town’s Main Street. Locals in the village say it could be one of their own or it could be a tourist passing through.Some locals weren’t getting too excited by the life-changing win.A spokesman for the nearby Slieve League Lodge bar said “It’s was Quinns and they’re delighted. It’s great for whoever has won it.“But we don’t get too excited. We take these things in our stride around here.” IT IS US! WINNING €3M LOTTO TICKET WAS BOUGHT IN DONEGAL VILLAGE was last modified: September 16th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard’s first Old Firm derby against Celtic has been confirmed for September.The new Ibrox boss will go head-to-head with his former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers just four games into the new Scottish Premiership season. Latest Scottish football news on talkSPORT.com Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos scrap 1 The first Old Firm derby of the season has been confirmed for September Gerrard will kick off his managerial career with a tough test away at Aberdeen.The Dons have beaten the Light Blues to second spot in each of the last two seasons and overtaking the Pittodrie outfit will be former Anfield and England skipper Gerrard’s first challenge.Meanwhile, the Bhoys – who claimed their seventh straight Scottish title last term – get their season undeway when they host newly-promoted Livingston on Saturday, August 4. The fixtures for the 2018/19 campaign were released on Friday morning.Gerrard has been given an early test of his coaching abilities as he takes his side to Celtic Park on the weekend of September 1.His first taste of Old Firm action on home soil will be the traditional New Year clash, this year scheduled for December 29.A second trip to Parkhead has been pencilled in for March 30, with all dates subject to change for television broadcast deals.The fourth and final league meeting between the Glasgow giants will likely take place at Ibrox following the top-flight split.
3 gameday cracker BEST OF Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Shaw was injured on his last appearance for England Ben Chilwell gets congratulated by his England teammates after making his debut at Leicester “He is promoting young talent and for the rest of the guys in the pathway it makes our job a lot easier because they know if they do well they’ve got a chance.”Both Chilwell and Foxes’ team-mate Demarai Gray were added to Southgate’s previous squad and, while Gray remained on the bench, Chilwell was handed his senior bow as a late substitute for Danny Rose.Shaw appeared to be limping out of Old Trafford following United’s 3-2 comeback win over Newcastle on Saturday.The club said in a statement on Monday night that “it remains to be seen” if he will be available for United’s Premier League clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on October 20, but gave no details about the problem. revealed Ben Chilwell has replaced Luke Shaw in the England squad after the Manchester United defender picked up an injury, the Football Association has announced.The Leicester City, who made his Three Lions debut as a substitute in the 1-0 friendly win over Switzerland at the King Power Stadium last month, was originally been included in the Under-21 squad. Chilwell’s Leicester team-mate James Maddison and fellow midfielder Mason Mount – on loan at Derby from Chelsea – join Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho as new inclusions.Brighton defender Lewis Dunk was also brought in for the first time as a replacement for the injured James Tarkowski. Most Popular Football News Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update scrap Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Luke Shaw misses out on the England squad through injury Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense Shaw made his first England appearance in almost 18 months when he started the Nations League defeat to Spain at Wembley in September, only to be forced off with a head injury early in the second half.The squad arrived at St George’s Park on Monday ahead of their game against Croatia in Rijeka on Friday – where their Nations League clash will be held behind closed doors as part of a UEFA punishment doled out to the hosts after a swastika was marked on the pitch at a Euro 2016 qualifier three years ago. 3 3 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 But the 21-year-old will now take the place of Manchester United left-back Shaw, who will miss the Nations League double-header against Croatia and Spain, in Gareth Southgate’s senior ranks.Chilwell has established himself as first choice in the same position at Leicester and has been an ever-present in their Premier League side so far this season.He moves up to the senior squad with the blessing of Under-21 boss Aidy Bothroyd, who praised Southgate for looking within the current set-up to find his replacements.“It’s great the first thing Gareth does, when a player gets injured, he looks to the 21s or the 20s and the 19s now as well,” he said. SORRY latest LATEST
Angry protestors will fight for the clients of Donegal’s Cleary Centre outside Leinster House at 2pm today.Parents and guardians of the 37 adults with intellectual disabilities who attend the training centre in Donegal town say they are “totally disgusted” that the HSE wants to divide the users.“Our sons and daughters, and the staff, must be kept together,” Mary Gorman of the Parents and Friends Association said.“Any change is stressful for our children. The idea of being separated from their friends makes it even worse and has them in tears. Some parents feel so strongly that, if this is not resolved, we may have to take legal action or take our case to Europe”.The Association bought the Cleary Centre in 1991 and provided it rent-free to the HSE for the last 22 years. Last November, the HSE said the building is no longer fit for purpose and more capital investment was “not deemed appropriate”. Initially, the HSE said it was looking at moving the services users to one of four locations in the town. Then, in May, the HSE proposed sending clients to three different centres – in south Donegal, Ardara and Killybegs. After a public protest opposing this plan, the HSE said it was looking to rent a facility in Donegal Town. Now, the latest proposal is to move 12-15 of the clients to a space in St Agnes’s, a former special needs pre-school, and keep the rest at the Cleary Centre. St Agnes’s currently houses services for the elderly and other HSE clients.Parent Phonsie Eaves said St Agnes’s is “completely unsuitable” for the Cleary Centre clients. He added, “St Agnes’s is far too small for a workshop or activities and our children need stimulation. All anyone could do is just sit and watch TV.”“One parent told me: ‘They might as well put my daughter in a home or a psychiatric unit,’” Mary commented. “We have parents and guardians in tears, they are so angry. We don’t want to protest but we feel that the HSE is ignoring us and the needs of our children.” Ring 087 698 559 for details on the protest bus times.The HSE says it will continue to liaise with the families involved with a view to providing an alternative solution.In a statement the HSE said: “Day services for people with an intellectual disability in South Donegal are currently provided at a number of locations including the Cleary Centre in Donegal Town.”The statment continued: “The Cleary Day Centre is owned by the Parents and Friends Group with the building operating as a HSE managed day centre. The building is over 100 years old with extensions added over 30 years ago. ““The HSE has assessed a number of buildings in Donegal Town with a view to relocating the currents services to a suitable facility. The three buildings assessed were deemed unsuitable to accommodate day services for people with a disability.The HSE will continue to liaise with the families involved with a view to providing an alternative solution,” the statement concluded.PROTEST OUTSIDE DAIL TODAY OVER PLANS TO SHUT DONEGAL SPECIAL NEEDS CENTRE was last modified: July 13th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cleary CntreclosuredaildonegalDonegal Town
A farmer accused of breaking the cheekbone of his neighbour in a row over a straying cow claims his land is constantly being over-run by cows, horses, sheep and even ducks.Hugh McBride has denied striking neighbour Gerard McGarvey twice in the face at his home at Golan in Milford. The father-of-three, aged 44, is appearing at Letterkenny Circuit Court where he denies assaulting Mr McGarvey, 51.Mr McGarvey has told how he was set upon by Mr McBride on July 8th, 2015 when he went to retrieve a straying cow at 8.30am.He said he required hospital treatment and had to undergo an operation after his cheekbone was broken when he was punched by McBride.He also alleged that McBride called his family “orange bastards” but Mr McBride denied this emphatically.The court was told that the background to the dispute is over a disagreement over a right-of-wayOn the second day of the trial, pictures of bruising and other damage to Mr McGarvey’s face were produced in court.McBride has consistently denied that he ever assaulted the alleged victim. He said that when the cow trespassed onto his land he locked the gate and called the Gardai and said he was not going to let the cow out.He said he had suffered enough trespassing of animals belonging to Mr McGarvey on his lands.He referred to one occasion as far back as eight years ago when his daughter was two years old when his daughter was surrounded by cows belonging to Mr McGarvey on his front lawn.He said “All I wanted was for the Gardai to see what my family was going through between me and him.”He added that he never touched Mr McGarvey and said that it could easily have happened as a result of an accident on his farm.Barrister for the accused, Mr Peter Nolan asked Mr McGarvey if it was not the case that he should have his animals under control at all times.Mr McGarvey agreed but Mr Nolan asked him was it not the case that some of his sheep had actually broken out today (Wed) and the alleged victim agreed.Mr McBride’s wife Maura said there is not a week that passes that Mr McGarvey’s animals do not stray onto their land and into their gardens.She said she did not see her husband hitting Mr McGarvey as alleged.”There were no punches thrown. I didn’t see any punches,” she said.She added that her husband had asked her to film the incident from the house but she said she could not manage her phone as she had a small baby in her arms at the time.The case before Judge John Aylmer is expected to finish tomorrow (Thursday).Farmer in assault case claims his land over-run by neighbour’s animals was last modified: May 10th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:attackcowdonegalfarmerGerard McGarveyHugh McBriderow