By Paula GomesIf one ever has the opportunity to sit in the courtroom of some magistrates, particularly Fabayo Azore’s on a Wednesday, then one knows that there is no end to the disputes which flood in on a weekly basis – some of which are particularly humorous. Such was the case of Andrew Sharples, a 51-year-old Stabroek Market stall operator, of A Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown.The charge against this defendant stated that on November 24, 2017, he unlawfully assaulted Desmond Gordon, occasioning actual bodily harm. nHe was also accused of using abusive language and threatening behaviour to the Virtual Complainant (VC). Sharples readily pleaded guilty to all three charges and indicated that he wished not to waste the court’s time.According to the man, the VC who was known to him for over 15 years would communicate fabricated tales of Sharples’ extra-marital affairs to his wife. One of the confrontations between the parties took a particularly nasty twist when the complainant punched the defendant to his face and Sharples naturally responded with equal violence. “He bit my lip and I bite back…it was a quick thing and I am really sorry…it was an unfortunate incident and I don’t want to waste the court’s time,” he remorsefully told the Magistrate.Having considered his early guilty plea and remorse, Magistrate Azore had the case discharged for good.The other party has also been charged with the offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm to which he pleaded not guilty. That case is before another court for trial.
Padraig Mac LochlainnDONEGAL Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn has angrily hit out at Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan over comments relating to the Anglo Irish Bank tapes.He said the content of the taped conversations between Anglo officials was reflective of a culture that was offensive and embarrassing nationally.Independent Newspapers has published transcripts of conversations from 2008 between managers at the bank. Mr Honohan said a new element that is disclosed in the tapes is the suggestion that the financial problems at the bank were much worse and there was an intent to entrap the Central Bank.But Padraig Mac Lochlainn condemned Patrick Honahan.“These Anglo Tapes are not embarrassing nationally,” said Mac Lochlainn.“They reflect the true contempt of senior bankers in Europe, the US and in Ireland have had for the rest of us. “This is not unique to Ireland in any way; 1% of the population of Europe (us) are paying 40% of the banking debt from what was a European banking crisis. I am sick of the apologists for this terrible crime against our people.” MacLOCHLAINN’S ANGER WITH CENTRAL BANK BOSS OVER ANGLO TAPES was last modified: July 7th, 2013 by John2Share 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:MacLOCHLAINN’S ANGER WITH CENTRAL BANK BOSS OVER ANGLO TAPES