Newtown Centre on the Market for €2.75m

first_imgNewsLocal NewsNewtown Centre on the Market for €2.75mBy Alan Jacques – October 2, 2014 689 THE Newtown Centre, a two-story commercial development in Annacotty, is on the market with a guide price of €2.75 million.The sale of the development – which generates an annual rent in the region of €268,000 – is being handled by Savills Cork on the instruction of the Receiver Grant Thornton. The Newtown Centre is located between Newtown and Annacotty, around 1km east of Castletroy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Siobhan Young of Savills commented, “The Newtown Centre provides investors with the opportunity to acquire a finished property with strong tenant occupancy levels and a considerable rent receivable per annum.”“The current vacant office units provide scope to increase future rental income and we expect to receive high levels of enquiries for this investment,” Ms Young revealed.The modern two storey commercial development occupies a site of 2.17 acres. There are nine fully occupied ground floor retail units and 10 first floor office units, seven of which are currently occupied. Current tenants including Bord Gais, Mace, Curves and Bambury Bookmakers, are not affected by the sale.The development also includes an extensive surface car park sits at the front of the property providing an abundance of customer parking. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Print Linkedin TAGSAnnacottyGrant ThorntonlimerickNewtown CentreSavills Cork Emailcenter_img Previous articleGround control to LITNext articleClowning around on animal-act circuses in Limerick Alan Jacques Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitterlast_img read more

‘We demand justice’: Family of Texas woman fatally shot in her home by police officer want feds to investigate

first_imgABC News(FORT WORTH, TX.) — Loved ones of a Texas woman who was shot to death in her home by a police officer who was sent to check her family’s welfare demanded the officer be immediately fired and arrested and that the federal government take charge of the investigation. The family of 28-year-old Atatiana “Tay” Jefferson, killed early Saturday by a Fort Worth police officer who allegedly fired through a window of her home striking her while failing to identify himself as police, spoke out at a news conference to demand justice. “This man murdered someone. He should be arrested,” said Jefferson’s brother, Adarius Carr, a member of the U.S. Navy. “I’ve served my country for the last 12 years. In that time, I’ve been trained and taught that there are preplanned responses for everything you do. Everything you’re trained about, there’s a way to do things. And when you don’t do it the way you’ve been trained or the way you’ve been taught, you have to answer for that,” Carr said. “The Fort Worth PD cannot investigate themselves. The U.S. Navy is not allowed to do it, they should not be as well.”Lee Merritt, a civil rights attorney representing Jefferson’s family, said the shooting shows that the Fort Worth Police Department is “in need of serious systematic reform.”“Of course this family is calling for the firing of this officer. That’s benign. That’s the least that we should expect,” Merritt said.Merritt said the family is calling on the Department of Justice or the FBI to investigate the killing, adding that the officer, whose name had not been released, should be “vigorously prosecuted.”“We expect this to happen immediately,” Merritt said. “This (the shooting) happened Saturday. Why this man is not in handcuffs right now is a source of continued agitation for this family and for this community, and it must be addressed.”UNACCEPTABLE! The acts of yet another “trained” police officer have resulted in the death of #AtatianaJefferson. Gun downed in her own home. If we are not safe to call the police, if we are not safe in our homes, where can we find peace? We demand answers. We demand justice.— NAACP (@NAACP) October 13, 2019The shooting unfolded about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday after a neighbor of Jefferson’s called the police department’s non-emergency line to asked that a welfare check be conducted on Jefferson’s home because the lights were on and the back and front doors were open.Lt. Brandon O’Neil said at a news conference Sunday afternoon that two officers were sent to the home on East Allen Avenue. He said the officers arrived at the house at 2:29 am. and parked near Jefferson’s home, but not in front of the residence.O’Neil said the officers walked around the back of the house, and that one of the officers observed a person through the rear window of the home and opened fire.Body-camera footage released by the department shows the officer approaching a rear window of the home with his gun drawn. The officer sees the woman through the window, shouts, “Put your hands up, show me your hands,” and fires one shot.“Perceiving a threat, the officer drew his duty weapon and fired one shot striking the person inside the residence,” a statement from the police department reads.Responding officers entered the home, located the shooting victim and began providing emergency care.Jefferson died at the scene.O’Neil said the officer who opened fire on Jefferson never identified himself as a police officer.“What the officer observed and why he did not announce ‘police’ will be addressed as the investigation continues,” O’Neil said.Merritt said that Jefferson and her 8-year-old nephew Zion were playing video games when they heard someone in the bushes outside their home and went to a bedroom window to investigate. He said Jefferson stopped her nephew from looking out the window, that she was shot when she peered into the darkness.“It was less than a second,” Merritt said of the shooting. “I had an expert slow it (the body-camera video) down. It was .6 second between the command and the shot. There was no time for them to perceive a threat from a weapon. There was no time for her to respond. It was reckless, deadly behavior.”Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus has scheduled a news conference for Monday afternoon to discuss the shooting.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Iraqi Troops Practice Combat Skills

first_img Iraqi Army (IA) soldiers in Wasit province are continuing to make progress toward being a capable security force for their nation. Regularly working with United States Forces, the IA is retaining vital skills that will serve them well in the future. With guidance from the Soldiers of Battery L, “Lion,” 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, local IA soldiers are currently conducting basic squad level drills on Contingency Operating Base Delta, Iraq, to hone their ability to operate in small groups. “These guys really enjoy getting out here and training like this,” said 1st Lt. Jason Yankee, officer in charge of the training. Lion Battery Soldiers and their Iraqi counterparts spent a recent day covering basic movement techniques. This involved moving in a file, spreading out in a wedge formation, and stacking in a close-quarters security formation. The IA soldiers split into three separate groups, each with two or three Lion Soldiers, and worked their way through the drills, repeating the processes several times. “I like training with these guys and trying to get them proficient,” said Spc. Matthew Christopher, a small group trainer with Battery L. “There are some obstacles with our language barrier, but the interpreters make sure it doesn’t affect the training too much.” Between iterations, both Iraqi and American Soldiers took breaks together, drinking water, smoking cigarettes, and sharing some laughs too. During each phase of the training, a Lion Soldier would take the lead, and his group would slowly go through the motions. After one dry run, an Iraqi Soldier would take over as squad leader and run through the exercise a few more times. This process was repeated throughout the day until all felt confident in a particular drill. Soldiers finished their training with bounding forward and falling back from an objective, swiftly running from one point to another and diving deliberately into the gravel, just as they would during actual combat. After observing the day’s work, Yankee said he believes the IA Soldiers will now have valuable techniques and skills to share with their peers, strengthening the army’s role as a successful security force for Iraq. By Dialogo March 02, 2011last_img read more