Thursday, June 01, 2006


Mercy, but one has quite the head on one this morning, and painkillers and Andrews Liver salts don't appear to be helping. I may have to try a bacon butty.
I was ut last night at the first birthday of a bar I frequent. The party was a rip roaring success, stacked to the gills, met lots of folk I haven't seen for a while, chat chat. French gay was hugely miffed when he saw people turn up that did not altend his last party. 'Aloooorrsss, ze people, they come to ze opening of a can of soup, but not my sorieeeeszzz. Pfft,' And so proceeded to sulk most of the night.
I, cocktail in hand- found the owner's mammy, a lovely squishy woman almost seventy, a little bashful at being surrounded by all the 'darlings' Now I love mammys-nice ones- so in I swooped, plied her with drink and we balthered away with gusto, later she described me as 'that lovely girl with all the hair.' I've been called much worse.

Other news, in light of Mr A the chld rapist skipping free, this guy should have nothing to worry about, an application to the High Court today for the release of another man convicted of sex offences against a young girl will add further to public outrage and the sense of political emergency. The State is expected to argue today that this case should be adjourned, pending the outcome of tomorrow's Supreme Court appeal.
See, all the cockroaches are scuttling for the light.
And while I'm at it...
.-A 48-year-old Co Donegal priest has been found guilty of raping and sexually abusing a teenager in the 1980s.

Fr Daniel Doherty, with an address at Derriscleigh in Carrigart Co Donegal, was found guilty of two counts of rape and two counts of indecent assault at the Central Criminal Court. The abuse took place in 1984 and 1985 when the girl concerned was aged 12 and 13, and both rapes took place in the church sarcisty.

Fr Doherty was charged with three counts of rape and one of sexual assault.

He has been released on bail, pending sentencing in October.
Now I have a question here too. This man has been found guilty, why then is he free? Why will he not be sentenced until October? Maybe I'm stupid, but when you're found guitly of raping a child don't you go to jail? Oh no wait, I forgot, this is Ireland.


Blogger KnackeredKaz said...

Yeah I never get that bit either. You're found guilty and then either remanded in custody or bailed until your it so that the judges can look up the law books and figure out what kind of a sentence to give?

Surely though the judge should bloody know the law inside out though and know automatically how much time/community service/whatever to give? Especially with long trials that go on for days, surely there's ample opportunity for the judge to look up his books then.

Surely when the jury go out to deliberate, the judge should then go to his chambers and take out the books and say "right, if they come back with a not-guilty verdict I'll give the 'you're free to go' speech and if they come back with a guilty verdict I'll *shuffles through law books* ah yes, here it is, sentence him to five years as per the legislation".

No? Does this not make more sense than tying up the courtroom, judges, lawyers and the public for more days and weeks?

12:56 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

It's too confusing for words, why would it take until October?

1:12 p.m.  

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