first_imgOver 40% of District Court Orders in north Donegal and over 50% in Leitrim/Sligo/South Donegal are struck out, a new investigation has revealed.RTÉ Investigates last night examined Ireland’s District Court system, uncovering the ‘chaotic’ nature of the institution.Over the past six months, researchers found that 40.2% of all offenses in Buncrana, Carndonagh, An Clochán Liath, An Fál Carrach, Na Gleannta, Letterkenny courts were struck out, 1.7% resulted in imprisonment/detention and 21.7% resulted in a fine. Results of cases in District 1 – Image via RTE InvestigatesIn District 2, including Ballyshannon, Carrick on Shannon, Donegal, Manorhamilton, Sligo, Tubbercurry, 50.2% orders were struck out,  2.1% resulted in imprisonment/detention, 19.9% resulted in the imposition of a fine.Results of cases in District 2 – Image via RTE InvestigatesThe documentary also showed how crime committed by people on bail is a very significant problem across Ireland – an average of 2,000 crimes each month are committed by people on bail.The failure to serve summons was another major issue, identified as ‘one of the most significant failures of our justice system.’ Some 27% of summons for all crimes in Ireland were not served to offenders in 2016, an improvement on 43% in 2015. Of these cases, 972 were drink-driving orders were the summons was not served.The programme revealed that just 48% of drink driving cases resulted in convictions, despite drivers being measured as intoxicated. An interactive map is available with a breakdown of the all-Ireland research on district court sittings here: Almost half of District Court cases struck out in Donegal was last modified: December 12th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:courtDistrict CourtRTE Investigateslast_img read more

first_imgDirected by Reginald L. Mobley and assisted by conductor Dr. Jennifer Kane, the three-part Everyprogram will highlight the many voices of the community, including LGBTQIA voices, Latinx voices, and the voices of veterans and those lost to war.  “Continuing in the format that made up our Every Voice program last November, this year’s concert honors the community of Boston through a survey of the myriad parts that make up the whole,” said Mobley. “Through a program that leans heavily on early music, companioned with some modern compositions, we again propose a unique perspective that disputes a whitewashed and homogenized past and shows that the many voices that make up us today have been a lasting presence.”The program will feature a mix of composers and works, representing a diversity of genres and   backgrounds. There will be both early music and contemporary works, and each part will feature both music and guest readings. The program will include works by George Frideric Handel as well as composers Hidegard von Bingen, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Michael Bussewitz-Quarm, Francisco Núñez, Paul Crabtree, Z Randall Stroope, John Eccles, Heinrich Schütz, Teresa Carreño, and Esteban Salas.  The program will close with an invitation to everyone in attendance to sing Lift Every Voice and Sing by American composer J. Rosamond Johnson.  “As Boston continues to grow, attracting businesses and international attention, it is the people of our community that bring us together, that give us strength and provide the vibrancy that makes us who we are,” said David Snead, President and CEO of the Handel and Haydn Society. “Every Voice celebrates this, embracing our differences, binding us together, and sharing through the arts. In today’s world, that is more important than ever.”  The 2018-19 Handel and Haydn Society Season2018-19 Season subscriptions are on sale now. Tickets for individual performances may be purchased by calling 617-266-3605, visiting, or in person at 9 Harcourt Street in Boston (M-F 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.). Student and group discounts are also available. On November 3 and 4, The Handel and Haydn Society will celebrate the dynamic spirit of the local community with a celebration of song. Every Voice: A Celebration of Our Community will bring together members of the H+H Orchestra and ChoEveryrus, as well as students from H+H’s Vocal Arts Program, for an uplifting musical festival for justice. The performances will be presented in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry and Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción.  The concerts take place Saturday, November 3 at 3pm at the First Church in Roxbury, 10 Putnam Street, Roxbury, and Sunday, November 4 at 3pm at the Union United Methodist Church, 485 Columbus Avenue, Boston. Tickets are free with registration by calling 617-266-3605, visiting, or in person at 9 Harcourt Street in Boston (M-F 10am-6pm).*Advertisement*last_img read more