Steve to steer his family through another nightmare

first_imgNathan KilleenWhen the trial date was set for the Dundon and Killeen Murder trial at the Special Criminal Court, the two accused men were returned to custody.However Nathan Killeen was brought back to the courtroom for Detective Christine Bergin to charge him with the murder of James Cronin on a date unknown between April 5 and 7, 2008 at an unknown place within the state.20 year-old Cronin was found in a shallow grave in Caledonian Park with a single gunshot wound to the head.Killeen said “its a stitch up.” Previous articleMan killed after he fell from moving car in county LimerickNext articleThe murder that moved a city Staff Reporter Andrew Carey | [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up EVIL entered the lives of the Collins family on April 9, 2009 when 34 year-old Roy Collins was murdered in broad daylight outside his Limerick amusement arcade at the Roxboro shopping centre.On May 5, 2010, James Dillon, a 24-year-old man of no fixed abode, admitted firing the shot that killed Roy Collins a year earlier. Gardaí found him hiding under a bed in Ballinacurra and, after 26 interviews and a visit from his grandfather, Dillion pleaded guilty on the day his trial was due to begin at the Central Criminal Court.He was jailed for life.This Tuesday, Roy Collins’ father Steve will have to steer his family through another court ordeal when two men go on trial for his son’s murder.Wayne Dundon (35) of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect and Nathan Killeen (24) of Hyde Road, Prospect – whose sister is married to Wayne Dundon’s brother John – are both charged with murdering Roy Collins.Gardai have linked the murder to an incident in 2004 when Annabel Dundon, then 14 and a member of the McCarthy Dundon family, was refused entry to Brannigans pub, which was owned by Steve Collins.Prosecutors had previously told the Central Criminal Court that Ryan Lee, a first cousin of Roy Collins, refused the girl entry. Wayne Dundon called to the pub and threatened to kill Lee by cocking his finger and saying “F*** you, you’re dead”.He was later convicted of threatening to kill Ryan Lee and served five years of a seven year sentence and Gardaí claim that Roy Collins’ murder is linked to members of his family giving evidence against Dundon.After the murder Steve Collins was placed under Garda protection but he’s also had to live with the belief that Dillion was just the hired gun that carried out a “cowardly and unforgiveable act”.In March 2012, the burden finally became too much for the Collins family and, on what was described as a “sad day for Limerick, they left the city to set up a new life under the witness protection scheme.“It is too much. Everywhere we go, the guards have to go with us. It is not a normal life,” Mr Collins said before he boarded an Aer Lingus flight with his wife Carmel, their adult son Steve Jnr and daughter Leeann.The State bought the family pub in Roxboro with the proceeds helping the family set up abroad. The Limerick Local Authorities made plans to put the property to good use in Roy’s memory and set up a Regeneration Office there.Steve and Carmel Collins return regularly to visit their son’s grave.It’s as far as their links to Limerick go and many locals feel that the city still owes them a debt for “speaking out”, as Independent city councillor John Gilligan puts it.Last month Carmel Collins organised anniversary Masses, remembrance notices and visited the cemetery with extended family.Since their arrest and remand in custody, lawyers for Dundon and Killeen have sought to delay their trial coming before the three judge non-jury court. Even the recent Garda phone recording revelations played a role in the process.But the trial remains listed for this Tuesday as Limerick awaits the verdict of The People of Ireland versus Wayne Dundon and Nathan Killeen. Advertisement Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch NewsCrime & CourtSteve to steer his family through another nightmareBy Staff Reporter – April 29, 2014 1140 Twitter Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick WhatsApp Email Linkedin #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TAGSmurderMusic Limerickroy collinssteve collins Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Print #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ New Music: 40Hurtzlast_img read more

Empty Bowls event raises funds to feed hungry in county

first_imgLatest Stories Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen Email the author Empty Bowls event raises funds to feed hungry in county Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “We can never thank our sponsors enough,” May said in acknowledging the 2020 Empty Bowls sponsors and those who donated soups, desserts, take-home bowls and bid bowls, those who assisted with the luncheon, the Salvation Army Advisory Board and all of those who came out in support of Empty Bowls on Friday. May shared a story about a man who left this earth and was taken on a tour of the “inner realms. The man was shown a room where he saw a large group of hungry people trying to each dinner but, because their spoons were longer than their arms, they remained frustrated, May said. “‘This is hell,” the guide told the man.“This is terrible. Please show me heaven,” the man said.The guild took him to another room. When he opened Heaven’s door, at first it appeared to be the same scene, a group of hungry people with spoons that were longer than their arms. However, the people were happy diners. The difference between hell and heaven was that the people in Heaven had learned to feed each other.“We at the Salvation Army believe that here on Earth, we are called upon to feed each other as well,” May said. “So, it is our goal to raise money to feed hungry people here at home and help bring about an attitude that will not allow hunger to exist.”May said to help achieve that goal, Empty Bowls has become an annual event in Pike County.“We try bring hunger to the forefront because there a people here in our community who are hungry.”Professional artists and student artists create the handmade bowls that luncheon guests select to keep as a reminder of the purpose of the Empty Bowls meal.“Every time we look at our bowls, or use them, we are reminded that somewhere, someone’s bowl in always empty.” Published 8:30 pm Friday, September 18, 2020 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img “We didn’t have as many to dine in at this year’s Empty Bowls Luncheon and we expected that because of the coronavirus,” May said. “But, we did have a lot of take-outs and that helped make up the difference. Those who chose to dine-in at the Bush Baptist Church Family Life Center enjoyed the fellowship of friends and neighbors, the outstanding music of Ed Whatley and, of course, like those who chose the ‘carry-out option, got their choice of an ‘empty bowl’ to take home.”Those who attended the luncheon also had the opportunity to bid on ceramic pottery made by local clay artists.“Because of the support and generosity of so many people, Empty Bowls is a no-cost event,” May said. “Everything here was donated. The soups, stews and chilies were donated by people throughout the community and local restaurants. The desserts were donated by local cooks. Everything donated was greatly appreciated. All of those who assisted with the luncheon donated their time and their talents.The Empty Bowls Luncheon is strongly supported by local sponsorships, which are the meat and taters of the annual luncheon event, so to speak, May said.    By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Child endangerment arrest speaks to larger issue of meth exposure and kids “Sad but pumped.” That may seem an odd reaction, but those mixed emotions best described Patty Faircloth’s reaction to the… read more “Pike County is a very giving community and our people have always been supportive of Empty Bowls,” May said. “We believed that the support would be there so we moved ahead in faith.”And, that faith was not misplaced.Around noon on Friday, May said the Empty Bowls 2020 coffer had reached nearly $14,000 and there was the possibility that it could tip near $15,000 making it one of most financially successful Empty Bowl Luncheons for the Pike County Salvation Army. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits For the 11th year, the Pike County Salvation Army Empty Bowls 2020 Luncheon on Friday was a great success. The annual community-wide luncheon that benefits the local Salvation Army’s food pantry, which feeds friends and neighbors in need, had been rescheduled several times due to COVID-19.The belief of Kim May, Pike County Salvation Army director and her advisory board, was that Empty Bowls is too important to the operation of the local Salvation Army and to the Pike County community to cancel it. You Might Likelast_img read more