A man who recently had a robbery- under-arms charge dismissed is now in hot water again, after he was on Monday afternoon caught by Police at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts attempting to smuggle cigarettes and vodka into the Police lockups.Leon Smart, who was visiting a relative at the lockups, was caught with the items — two packs of cigarettes and vodka — hidden in a soda bottle in a black plastic bag.He was quickly handcuffed and escorted to the Brickdam Police Station, and is expected to be charged shortly.In November last, Smart was implicated in an armed robbery along with Kelvin Emper and Nzumi Scipio. However, Emper confessed to the crime, and told City Magistrate Judy Latchman that the other two accused had nothing to do with the crime.As such, Smart had that matter dismissed against him, while Emper was sentenced to 50 months in prison.
Students from Loreto Convent are to hold a coffee morning in the Regional Cultural Centre on Friday to help provide ‘Welcome Packs’ for families from Syria who will make Letterkenny and Ballybofey their new home.The Transition Year students would like everyone to enjoy a free coffee and, if possible, bring along a donation for the ‘Welcome Packs’.Spokesperson for the Young Social Innovators group, Liena Yousif, said: “The packs are to make the families feel welcome and to show that the people of Donegal care. “Our group, F.R.E. E. (For Refugees Entering Éire),have been working on this for a while and we’ve had a great response already.“Our ‘Welcome Packs’ will include gifts for the home and a board game translated to Arabic from our colleagues in the mini company Hotspots.”The students are also hoping to include a bus tour of Donegal for the Syrian families as well as holding a Culture Week.Donations for the Welcome Packs must be in New or Nearly New/Excellent condition. They would like: cuddly toys, candles, money, framed artwork, and any other gifts for the home.The Coffee Morning takes place this Friday, March 16th, at the Regional Culture Centre from 11am – 1pm. Everyone is welcome. Coffee and céad míle fáilte for Syrian families as Loreto students lead the way was last modified: March 13th, 2018 by John2Share 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) read more