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Bench Warrant For Arrest of UCD Professor, Dolores Cahill.

We first wrote about Dolores Cahill on Thurles.info when she failed to remove election posters, in the Thurles area, thus constituting an offence under section 19 of the Irish Litter Pollution Act 1997 and the Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2009.

Election poster at Monakeeba, Thurles, Co.Tipperary. Photograph G.Willoughby.

See also Link: Political Poster At Monakeeba, Thurles, Co. Tipperary Survives “Storm Ellen”.

Then Irish Freedom Party chairperson Dolores Cahill came second-last in the Tipperary constituency with just 0.6% or 521 first preference votes

By the time the posters were eventually removed Dolores Cahill owed Tipperary County Council an estimated €10,250 under this same Litter Pollution Act of 1997 and the Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2009. Whether they ever collected their outstanding debt we cannot confirm.

Arrest Warrant Issued For Dolores Cahill.

Now we are aware that on August 10th last, a warrant was issued for Dolores Cahill’s arrest.

The bench warrant for the arrest of Dolores Cahill, a UCD Professor, has been issued in London, for her failure to turn up to a number of scheduled court hearings.

The misinformed and prominent Covid sceptic and anti-vaccination campaigner, now facing charges arising out of an alleged illegal rally, involving more than 30 people, held in Trafalgar Square, London in September of last year.

The initial hearing was held on June 16th last, at Westminster Magistrates Court. She was not required to attend on that particular hearing date in person, but she was invited to submit a plea, which she failed to provide.

Cahill then gave her address as care of the Irish Freedom Party, Kandoy House, 2 Fairview Strand, Dublin 3; latter (for the benefit of our overseas readers), is a very minor right-wing hard, Eurosceptic, political party, which has reared its head here in Ireland to no great a following.

Cahill failed to appear before a court hearing on July 3rd last. She again failed to appear at a hearing on July 20th and at her latest hearing scheduled on August 10th last. It was at this hearing that a warrant was issued for her immediate arrest. Her case has now been adjourned until September 10th next.

Cahill was forced to resigned her post as Irish Freedom Party chairperson, following a speech, which she gave at an anti-lock down rally in Herbert Park in Co. Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day. It was here that she stated that children who wore face masks were being “starved” of oxygen and would end up having a lower IQ. Cahill had stated, “Wake up parents. Oxygen is required for your brain to function and I am saying to the children and teenagers of the world; to their parents and teachers; that the individual ministers and prime ministers across the world have failed you. The reason that the globalists are pulling down the masks is that oxygen-deprived people are easier to manipulate. If the police stopped doing criminal and unlawful behaviour, this thing would be over. If everybody just stopped wearing masks, this (the Covid-19 pandemic) would be over .”

Last month outside the Dublin Bay South by-election count centre, (Video Above) Cahill was denied entry for failing and refusing to wear a mask. Cahill who was running as an Independent candidate, claimed she had an “inalienable right” to bodily integrity and therefore was not required to wear a mask.

A leaflet released by Cahill ahead of the recent Dublin Bay South by-election made a number of ill-informed and grossly misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines. In same leaflet, Cahill claimed that mRNA vaccines “have never been approved” and also made a misleading claim about deaths associated with vaccine clinical trials. Same saw her, as expected, eliminated on the third count, with a meagre 179 votes.

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors described Cahill’s tyrade on Gardaí; latter who were on security duty at the Dublin Bay South count centre, as simply “abhorrent”, when she claimed that by refusing to allow her to enter the count centre, was the equivalent of being “raped”.

Why the Irish authorities have failed to arrest Cahill, who has behaved similarly with regards to unlawful assemblies here in Ireland, remains, to the vast majority of Irish law-abiding citizens, a total mystery.


Limerick Hospital – Worst Overcrowding – Treating Largest Number Of Covid Cases

As North Tipperary politicians congratulate themselves, via social media, in relation to the “welcoming” of progress on projects for which they personally have had no hand, act or part in; staff at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) are being totally ignored. Latter medical facility, which serves the residents of North Tipperary, are today treating the highest number of Covid-19 patients (16) and patients with suspected cases of the virus (13) in the Irish Republic.

University Hospital Limerick (UHL)

Not surprisingly, due to this same political abandonment and parliamentary shabbiness, same UHL staff are also left caring for the largest number of seriously ill patients within the Irish State; same resigned to lie for days on trolleys.

Management at UHL were recently, and not for the first time, forced to introduce visiting restrictions in an effort to manage an outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, on a number of wards within the facility.

In the past fortnight, there were some 732 cases of Covid-19 virus in the mid-west region alone, the majority being in Co.Limerick (469 cases), followed by Co. Clare (163 cases), and North Co. Tipperary (100 cases); same numbers confirmed by the Department of Public Health Mid West region.

The availability of general beds at UHL has improved somewhat, from zero beds available (August 8th 2021) to 14 available beds yesterday, according to figures provided by HSE . As at that date, there were 4 ICU beds remaining at the Limerick hospital facility, with 1 Covid patient being treated in intensive care.

Yesterday at UHL, there were 43 patients assigned to trolleys, awaiting for admission to a bed, including 31 in the Limerick emergency department, and 12 on hospital wards; again confirmed figures published by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).

Previously on August 3rd there were 55 patients on trolleys in the Limerick hospital’s emergency department and on wards; same the highest number reported in any hospital within the Irish State, so far in the month of August.

Some 98 single beds opened at UHL, just last January 2021, have not yet been used to offset overcrowding at UHL emergency department. The reason for this is mainly because they were being used for seriously-ill patients, all deemed to be at highest-risk of death, should they contract Covid-19 which had already broken out within the overcrowded UHL facility.

The recent recorded surge of patients, which was experienced in UHL last July was due mainly to a wave of older people attending, who had experienced delayed care because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and were acutely ill due to same unavoidable neglect. Same patients, when attending were quite ill, so there was a greater need for longer hospital stop overs.

So Tipperary politicians please, enough of this old fashioned self-congratulatory “welcoming” and “calling for” nonsense, which we are fully aware you have had no hand, act or part in personally; rather address current problems which your electorate elected you to undertake.


Thurles – The Venice Of Tipperary.

My immediate focus is on Kickham Street, possibly the busiest street in Thurles, with traffic entering from the motorway (East) and from the South via the Mill Road (latter in an attempt to avoid a new set of delaying traffic lights at the Lidl junction near Slievenamon Road & Clongour Road).

Kickham Street over recent years has suffered from faulty planning, arrogance from engineers, and more recently downright, shoddy, construction, courtesy of ‘Tar Stone’ and contractors appointed by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). How any of the latter contractors have gotten paid, remains a mystery.

My thoughts are also with the businesses on Stradavoher and Friar Street, as I write this blog. Flooding is among one of nature’s most destructive forces in terms of the irreparable damage and heartache it inflicts on homes and on business owners whose ground floor premises become immersed in flood water, due to the incompetence of Tipperary council engineers.

The most probable responses from Tipperary County Council and their officials, to last Friday’s flooding on Kickham Street; Stradavoher and Friar Street will be “Ah sure hindsight is always 20/20!”, latter a phrase used to describe the fact that it is easy for one to be knowledgeable about an event after it has happened.

Last Friday’s flooding was not a case of hindsight for a change. “Ah sure, hindsight is 20/20” is not an acceptable response or excuse when the problems were already pointed out by Thurles.Info first in August 2019. [See Link Here]. See also Link Here, posted in January (6 months ago) and See Link Here, yet again posted in February (5 months ago), with latter forwarded to all local elected councillors via their email addresses and to Tipperary Co. Council engineers, through their “Customer Service Desk”, [reference numbers T-151500-F3F1 and T-151595-Y1S0.]

Many of the pictures forwarded to Tipperary County Council’sCustomer Service Desk” are featured in the sideshow shown above and were emailed to all local Thurles councillors, with only one County Councillor, Mr Sean Ryan, Littleton, bothering to reply.

We now need more foresight from our Tipperary County Council officials and politicians. Instead of reacting to trouble and challenges after the event, we need them to take action when informed in advance, thus avoiding unnecessary trouble and the wasting of taxpayers money.

According to staff at ‘APEX Surveys’, latter who are currently surveying Kickham Street at night, they say they are unable to tell us if and when issues on the street will be sorted out.

Surely a road survey is not required to clear out a few blocked drains.

In the meanwhile, local school children cyclists and adult pedestrians; do expect to be drenched in water by passing traffic, as you attempt to walk/cycle on Kickham Street. Remember cyclists there is no room for cycle lanes on Kickham Street and note article 13 of the 1997 Regulations makes it an offence to cycle on a footpath, unless you are entering or exiting a property.

So remember also this same inconvenience come election time.
We need massive changes in the ranks of our elected representatives, starting with politicians and ending with local councillors. Same are like computer service providers, they need to be changed often.


2,723 Killer Covid-19 Cases On Island Of Ireland Today.

The Department of Health has confirmed 1,386 new cases of Covid-19 today, in the Irish Republic.

The number of patients in hospitals from the virus has increased by 11 since yesterday, to number 106 today, with 22 cases in ICU’s.

In Northern Ireland today, sadly there has been 1 further death from this killer virus, together with a further 1,337 positive cases, bringing the total number of cases on the island of Ireland to 2,723. There remain currently 163 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland’s hospitals.

Irish Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ronan Glynn, has condemned the misinformation being spread online, and how many people have been exposed to such information which is totally false, totally inaccurate and totally misleading and which had begun being spread about potential Covid-19 vaccines, even before same had been fully developed.

Here in Thurles, indeed we are sadly being subjected by a small minority of individuals to such undermining of vaccination efforts, being posted on social media, which may be putting a very small minority of lives at risk.

Same has not been helped by Tipperary elected TD’s failing to confirm whether or not they themselves have been fully vaccinated, some claiming that it was, “an infringement on civil liberties.”


Death Announced Of Former Government Minister Mr Des O’Malley.

Late Des O’Malley R.I.P.

Sadly, the death has been announced, today, of Mr Desmond Joseph O’Malley, aged 82; latter a prominent Fianna Fáil TD and Minister in the 1970s and 1980s (Minister for Industry & Commerce; Minister for Trade, Commerce & Tourism; Minister for Justice under Taoiseach Jack Lynch) and founder of the Progressive Democrats, leading the latter party from 1985 until 1993.

Educated at the Jesuit Crescent College, Limerick and at University College Dublin, he graduated with a degree in law in 1962.

Following the death of his uncle Mr Donogh O’Malley, latter then Fianna Fail Minister for Education, and previously Health Minister, (who in 1969 announced that all education up to Intermediate Certificate level would be free, and free buses would transport students in rural areas to their nearest school); Mr Desmond O’Malley was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil TD in the subsequent by-election for the Limerick East constituency, (Thus his nickname ‘The Man from Uncle’) before being appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the then Taoiseach, Jack Lynch, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Mr Jim Gibbon.

He would later be numbered among the membership of the “Gang of 22” following his disillusionment with then Fianna Fáil party leader Mr Charles Haughey and would be expelled from the Fianna Fáil party on February 26th 1985, over his ‘matter of conscience’ in his support for the liberalising of the sale of contraceptives, then opposed by Fianna Fáil.

On December 21st 1985, Mr O’Malley announced the formation of a new party within Irish politics, called the Progressive Democrats, thus playing a significant role in breaking that mould around Civil War politics.

He was joined by Ms Mary Harney (also expelled from Fianna Fáil), and later by Fianna Fáil TDs Mr Bobby Molloy and Mr Pearse Wyse and Fine Gael TD Mr Michael Keating.

At the 1987 general election, the Progressive Democrats won 14 seats, becoming the third-biggest party sitting in Dáil Éireann.
Among the notable TDs elected to represent this new party were Mr O’Malley himself; his cousin Mr Patrick O’Malley; Ms Anne Colley, (daughter of Mr George Colley); Mr Martin Gibbons, (son of Mr Jim Gibbons); Mr Michael McDowell and Mr Martin Cullen.

At the age of 31, Mr O’Malley was appointed Minister for Justice under An Taoiseach Mr Jack Lynch, and took a tough line with the IRA, establishing the Special Criminal Court and introducing the Offences Against the State Act.

In all, Mr O’Malley assisted in transforming the old status quo in Irish politics; dutifully serving the interests of the state, as a TD, from 1968 until 2002.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.