Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Minder

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 950
1
General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: Today at 04:21:43 PM »
This was today, for Syferus, who seems to think why would anyone say they were raped if it wasn’t true 

Man cleared of raping teenage boy in Belfast Falls Park


A 40-year old father of two has been acquitted of raping a teenage boy in west Belfast's Falls Park.
Gerard Scannell faced four charges arising from an alleged sex attack against the boy, who was 16 at the time.
The teenager claimed he was dragged into bushes and raped in July 2016.
However, after it emerged on Wednesday that the Crown would not be proceeding with the case, Mr Scannell was found "not guilty by direction of the court".
Mr Scannell, who is originally from Ballymurphy Road, but who was living at an undisclosed bail address in another area of Belfast, was charged with three counts of rape and of sexually assaulting the teenager.
'I'm going home'
The painter and decorator spent about 100 days on remand as well as being unable to return to west Belfast as a result of the allegations, which he consistently denied.
A trial which opened at Belfast Crown Court last month had to be aborted after the alleged injured party refused to continue with his evidence.
During his cross-examination, the teenager got up mid-question and said: "I'm going home".
A retrial was due to commence on Wednesday, but after a jury was sworn in, Judge Geoffrey Miller QC was told that the Crown would not be offering any evidence in the case.
As a result, Mr Scannell was acquitted on all four charges.
Judge Miller told the jury: "A trial was commenced some weeks ago and had to be adjourned mid-way though evidence being given.
"As a result of matters which arose at that time, the prosecution reviewed the nature and quality of the evidence in the case, and reached a determination that the test for prosecution is no longer met."
Telling the jury that Mr Scannell was entitled to a not guilty verdict, Judge Miller directed them to return that verdict.
When Mr Scannell was told he was free to go, his family applauded in the public gallery, and he was hugged as he left the court.
'My life has been destroyed'
Speaking afterwards, Mr Scannell said: "Since July 2016, I have faced unbearable anguish, removal from my home and family, and have spent some of this time in prison.
"I am both grateful and relieved to have been found not guilty of these allegations, some two years later."
He added: "My life has been destroyed over the last two years. I have been removed from my family and community - but I hope now to be able to rebuild my life and return to my community, with the help of my family.
"I will be forever grateful to all who supported me through this difficult process. I am also thankful to my legal team, and my faith in the legal process has been restored.
"I hope now, with the help of my family, to regain my standing within society and my own community."






2
General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: Today at 01:25:52 PM »
Malachi can't help himself with the hatred of SF, even at the end of that piece.

Not much wrong with that article in fairness, but does Malachi think the LGBT community voted en mass for the Shinners on the strength of them wanting same sex marriage legalised?

I'd have thought Alliance was the LGBT communities main ally.

SF especially among their young activists seem to be making a massive push in this sector of the electorate.

It needs to be more than hash tags and billboards though (all non unionist parties are the same btw), when hardy came to hardy SF seemed comfortable enough with no SSM

3
General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: Today at 12:05:40 PM »
No way these fellas are getting time for this. There has been nothing convincing about the case for prosecution.

I would agree

4
General discussion / Re: Radio Ulster
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:43:32 PM »
Why do youse watch/listen to Nolan and the like if it winds you up so much ?

I wouldn’t watch a minute if it, life’s too short

5
General discussion / Re: Premier League 2017/18
« on: February 20, 2018, 12:59:33 PM »
Guardiola showing his true colours last night again.  As bad a loser as there is out there.  Lost the plot last season and been fine this year due to them winning, until last night.

Coming from a United supporter ! Lol as they say

6
General discussion / Re: Disgraceful front page in The Irish News
« on: February 20, 2018, 12:38:17 PM »
Allison Morris is reason enough not to buy it, a total dose

7
General discussion / Re: Disgraceful front page in The Irish News
« on: February 20, 2018, 09:05:17 AM »
So they are going to bring more quality but ‘“comedian” Jake O’Kane is now a columnist. Doesent make sense

8
Waterford lads looked a bit unfit, probably a longer lay off than normal, they wont become a bad team over night! expect them in the business end of things again come championship...
Noel Connors had an arse on him ready to burst out his shorts!
Derek McGrath will become another Waterford manager ousted by the players if their slump continues.

Did he ever go back to work, or should I say teaching ? Or is he still a full time manager ?

10
Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: February 17, 2018, 08:32:17 PM »
Laois 0-27 Antrim 2-16 FT

11
General discussion / Re: America`s Gun Culture
« on: February 15, 2018, 10:24:18 PM »
Cant be arsed reading this thread but if gun reform didn’t happen after Sandy Hook, it never will

12
General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: February 15, 2018, 06:52:34 PM »
So there was agreement on ILA but not SSM according to McDonald

13
General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: February 15, 2018, 02:53:46 PM »
The VVD money is evidence that the Boston lads are trying to compete on transfer fees but what players will look at are the seeming attempts to nickel and dime them at contract time. Why has the Can negotiation taken so long? The rumours were they were trying to have no release clause at all in the contract. Good luck with that.


You do realise they got an absolute fortune for Coutinho in that window. Liverpool's owners are businessmen, not sugar daddies.

I think they’re doing good business but if you want to compete you need to compete at contract time too. For better or worse Man Utd and PSG have set the new standard for player remuneration and Liverpool will continually see their best players leave in their primes unless they offer similar packages.

Courtinho couldn’t wait to leave an exciting Liverpool side despite having to sit out the rest of the CL and La Liga already being wrapped up. You can put that down to Barca being a big club, but the extra money is what’ll keep him going into old age.

Coutinho was never about money, fairly obvious I would have thought. Liverpool offered him a huge increase apparently

14
General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: February 15, 2018, 02:04:11 PM »
Salah has been above average value for money

Unfortunately I would doubt he sees out his contract at Liverpool 

15
General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:40:35 AM »
Maybe I am wrong but I thought I read somewhere yesterday that Michelle O’Neill said there was a deal reached, which I would assume included some sort of ILA acceptable to SF, but the DUP couldn’t sell it to their wider party and base.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 950