Two brothers who were accused of handling stolen goods had cases against them dismissed when a Judge said there was simply not enough evidence to convict them.Michael and Martin McDonagh appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with handling two solid-fuel heating stoves.The heavy-duty stoves were stolen from a house at Mullaheap, Ballyare, Ramelton which belonged to Frank McGettigan. Mr McGettigan arrived at the house, which was almost complete, to find it had been broken into and the stoves taken.Neighbour Danielle Friel told the court that on September 2nd, 2011, two men, whom she later learned were Martin and Michael McDonagh, called to her house looking for scrap metal.She told them to call back later when her father was there.The men, who were in a white Transit van, then went towards Mr McGettigan’s house where Ms Friel spotted them at the side of the building.She contacted Mr McGettigan who contacted his son Declan.Declan McGettigan then contacted his cousin Simon and between them they followed a van they believed had taken the stoves to the Big Isle in Manorcunningham where a traveller’s halting site is situated.They could not see who was driving the Transit van but saw it reverse up towards a storage container.Declan McGettigan said he then saw a refuse truck come along the road close to the halting site and asked the driver if he would take him towards the site.He did and Mr McGettigan revealed how he saw the two stoves then sitting in the container.He called the Gardai but before they arrived, two men jumped into the Transit van and drove away towards the Derry roundabout.They were stopped a short time later on the dual carriageway by Gardai.Defence solicitor Paudge Dorrian said there was no evidence that either of the McDonagh brothers had ever handled the stoves and sought a direction to dismiss.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case for ten minutes so he could examine all the evidence before him.When he returned he admitted that the Gardai may have had very strong suspicions but that these were not sufficient to convict.He said there was no evidence that anyone saw the McDonagh brothers handle the stolen goods and there was also no forensic evidence linking them to the stolen stoves.He dismissed the charges against both men.AT HEARING © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyBROTHERS WALK FREE AFTER GARDAI FAIL TO PROVE CASE OF STOLEN STOVES was last modified: February 8th, 2012 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:FRANK MCGETTIGANMARTIN MCDONAGHMICHAEL MCDONAGHRameltonSTOVES
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (45.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSToday’s guest, Dan Waldschmidt, is a business strategist uninterested in short term tactics for success. He understands the rules of success shift by the time you tap into them. Instead, Dan offers a formula and lifestyle to achieve lasting success. He unleashes his passion for your success in his book, EDGY Conversations: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Outrageous Success. This is a book about achieving mindset, before worrying about skillset. Dan’s loud living is visible in his business endeavors, popular speaking events, and ultra-races. If Dan wants it, he goes and gets it. Listen in to his story of attempting to break records in ultra-running and in business. 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Get EDGY today, and on your way to success, with Dan Waldschmidt on Into the Arena.Effort as the great equalizer, with Dan WaldschmidtClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Introduction of today’s guest, Dan Waldschmidt. Dan’s decision to do more than just an ultra-event. The EDGY acronym: E is for extreme behavior. How and where you start success. There are no sick days: disciplined action. Salespeople: This is prospecting. It’s about giving, from your heart not your head. Anthony’s example of giving in business. The healing aspect. Details about Dan’s book & workbook.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodehttp://danwaldschmidt.comB00IH3K2AK The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. 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Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffered a first-round exit from the WTA meet Carlsbad, California, on Tuesday. This was her last tournament before the London Olympics.Though the unseeded Indo-American pair worked hard, still it wasnt enough against the Chinese Taipei combination of Hao-Ching Chan and Yung-Jan Chan in the $740,000 hard court event. Sania-Mattek lost 7-5, 4-6, 5-10 in an one-hour-56-minute affair.The first set was keenly contested which the Indo-American pair won 7-5 after trailing 2-4. But they failed to keep the momentum going in the next two sets.The opponents came back in the second set to win 6-4 and restored parity.The third set went into the super tie-break which the Taipei duo won 10-5.Sania is expected to report to India tennis captain S P Misra in London on July 23.Sania will play doubles and mixed doubles partnering Rushmi Chakravarthy and Leander Paes, respectively.