Shatter says ‘modest’ garda recruitment to go ahead

first_img Google+ The Justice Minister is renewing his promise to resume Garda recruitment but there is no timeframe for the process.Alan Shatter says he is in negotiations with the Public Expenditure and Reform Minister to hire new officers on a modest scale to ensure the force stays above 13,000.The Minister delayed his plans for recruitment back in April, following the rejection of the Croke Park 2 deal.He said the the rejection of the public sector pay deal meant he did not have the funds to pay recruits. But he denied at the time that he was reneging on a promise and that he is still committed to recruiting.However Minster Shatter is appearing before the Oireachtas Justice Committee. He now says its important to have a regular intake.”I do believe that it is important for an organisation – such as the Garda Siochana – to have some regular intakes of new recruits, even if on a modest scale” he said.”I’m currently engaged in discussions with the colleague, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, to see how this can be best progressed” he added. Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest Shatter says ‘modest’ garda recruitment to go ahead Google+center_img News Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Facebook Previous articleULA TD claims country pimped out like prostitutes for ObamasNext articleMinister: Threats to burn me out of my home gone too far News Highland Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – June 19, 2013 last_img read more

Badgers rout UW-Milwaukee

first_imgGREG DIXON/Herald file photoIf the Wisconsin men’s soccer team was looking to make a statement Wednesday night against the UW-Milwaukee Panthers, they certainly made one. Just three minutes into the game, the Badgers tacked on their first goal en route to a 4-0 victory. In fact, all of Wisconsin’s goals were scored in the first 35 minutes of the game.The offensive output was especially vindicating for the Badgers, as goals have been hard for the team to come by.“I think it was important for us to not only play well, but to be able to score some goals,” head coach Jeff Rohrman said. “I feel honestly we’ve been playing this well for two weeks.”The offensive attack started early when freshman midfielder Colin Monasterio drilled a one timer past Panther goaltender Grant Fernstrum. After racing down the left sideline, Kenny Dix’s cross pass allowed Monasterio up to nail the shot before Fernstrum was set.Just nine minutes later, the Badgers were on the attack again, when UWM’s Travis Phillips received a foul call. With a direct free kick just outside the 18-yard line, junior striker Scott Lorenz’s shot found the top right corner of the net. With such a perfectly placed kick, Fernstrum made no attempt to block the shot as it flew just below the crossbar.“Having scored in the past two games, we wanted to come out tonight and at least put a couple in the back of the net,” Lorenz said. “I took the opportunity well and made the most of it.”Before UWM was able to even record its first shot on goalie Alex Horwath, Wisconsin scored their third goal of the game in the 16th minute. After an aggressive attack set up a corner kick on the left side, freshman Austin Spohn’s cross pass found sophomore defenseman Cale Cooper on the right post. Anticipating Fernstrum’s reaction, Cooper was able to head the ball past Fernstrum’s right arm.The first half was a long one for Fernstrum, who also injured himself defending a corner kick from the right side. As several players went up to head a ball in the air, Fernstrum landed awkwardly and lay on the ground for an extensive period. However, his return to the game did not go as well as expected. In the 35th minute of the first half, Lorenz tacked on his second goal of the game, rolling a shot just past a diving Fernstrum.With a 4-0 lead heading into the half, the Badgers cruised through the second half and held on to shut out the Panthers. Although UWM’s aggressive play in the second half created some scoring opportunities, Horwath had an answer to every Panther shot. “I heard him the whole game taking command, having the presence we expect from Alex,” Rohrman said. “We are going to lean a lot on him the next couple weeks or so, so I expect the same performance from him on Sunday.”last_img read more