first_imgA MAN who claims he was threatened with death by his double killer brother sat just yards from him in court today.Donal Gallagher alleges his brother John, who killed Twin Towns mother and daughter Anne and Annie Gillespie in 1988, harassed him and made threats to kill him on May 13 and 14.When John Gallagher appeared today at Strabane court, his brother Donal was also in court on the request of the PSNI. Oliver Roche, a solicitor for John Gallagher, claimed that Gardai had investigated a similar complaint from Donal in Co Donegal and had found the claims to be false.He applied for bail restrictions to be lifted on John Gallagher, saying his client feared new ‘malicious and false’ allegations would be made and that his client could end up in custody as a result.The conditions are that John Gallagher not have contact with his brother Donal and also that he should not film him.Magistrate Liam McNally turned down John Gallagher’s request, keeping them in place until he next appears on July 11.A solicitor for the north’s public prosecution service said claims that Donal Gallagher had made a false complaint in Co Donegal had not been investigated as the PSNI had been unable to make contact with investigating Gardai.Mr Roche said the claims against John Gallagher were not corroborated by any other witness and the case was ‘weak at best.’JOHN GALLAGHER AND BROTHER HE IS ACCUSED OF THREATENING TO KILL APPEAR IN SAME COURT was last modified: June 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:JOHN GALLAGHER AND BROTHER HE IS ACCUSED OF THREATENING TO KILL APPEAR IN SAME COURTlast_img read more

Youth employment subsidies on the cards


first_img12 February 2010The South African government is to table proposals to subsidise the cost of hiring young workers to encourage companies to take on inexperienced staff, as the country focuses on job creation targeting youngsters.The government created 480 000 public works job opportunities by the end of December 2009, falling just three percent short of the target set by President Jacob Zuma in his State of the Nation Address last year.Delivering his State of the Nation address in Parliament, Cape Town on Thursday, Zuma said these jobs were created in areas such as construction, home and community-based care, and environmental projects.Now, he said, the country’s urgent focus should be on interventions to create jobs for young people.“The most urgent focus of policy change must be interventions to create jobs for young people. Unemployment rates for young people are substantially higher than the average.”Expansion of public programmesA further expansion of public employment programmes, including local infrastructure and literacy projects, home-based care, school maintenance and early childhood development initiatives, was also under way.“We have identified some areas of improvement which we will effect going forward, including ensuring more labour-intensive projects.”Zuma said the government acknowledged that these and other measures could not fully mitigate the effects of the recession, but added that the country was grateful for the spirit of community and voluntary work which had inspired many to help people in hard economic times.The government had also urged the National Youth Development Agency, created in 2009 through a merger of the Umsobomvu Youth Fund and the National Youth Commission, to speed up the roll-out of branches throughout the country.The government had also created the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) Advisory Council, chaired by the President, to promote an inclusive economy.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more