Print NewsLocal NewsIrish Ship to Gaza’s review and report By admin – December 14, 2011 833 Previous articleFloor space cap to push out small businessesNext articleBusiness news bites admin Facebook Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedin Twitter Email “THE hijacking of the MV Saoirse and the siege of Gaza” is the title of a meeting taking place on Tuesday 20, 8pm in Absolute Hotel at Sir Harry’s Mall. The meeting will hear from Zoe Lawlor when she refers back to the events that began on Friday November 4 when the Freedom Waves to Gaza flotilla was surrounded by up to 20 vessels from the Israeli navy. The flotilla was then attacked. These Freedom Waves ships, the Tahrir from Canada and Ireland’s Saoirse, were in international waters when the intervention occurred and roughly 40 nautical miles from the port of Gaza.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The two ships were hijacked with violence and the 27 crew and passengers – including 14 Irish citizens – were then taken against their will to Israel where they were held in prison for a week before being ‘deported’,” reports Zoe Lawlor. A language teacher in UL, Ms Lawlor was one of the human rights activists on board the Saoirse.At this meeting, some of the Irish citizens who participated in the Freedom Waves flotilla will talk about their experience.They will explain why they attempted to breach the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza aboard the MV Saoirse. Speakers on Tuesday 20 include former Munster, Leinster and Ireland rugby player Trevor Hogan, People Before Profit Cllr for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Hugh Lewis, local Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign member Zoe Lawlor.Admission is free and the website for background information is www.irishshiptogaza.org.
Personnel of the Police RegionalOffice 6’s (PRO-6) crime laboratory conducted the drug test. Results would beannounced before the week is over, said Defensor. ‘SURPRISE’ DRUG TEST. Policemen queue to submit urine samples for drug testing at the Iloilo City Police Office. A total of 250 police personnel and anti-illegal drugs operatives of the city police were subjected to an unscheduled drug testing yesterday, Dec. 3, 2019. “We want to show to the public that our police officers are drug-free,” says Police Colonel Martin Defensor, city police director. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “We want to show to the public thatour police offices are drug-free,” said Police Colonel Martin Defensor, citypolice director. The ICPO drug test started at 8 a.m.The policemen, including those from drug enforcement units and administrativeofficers, thought they were summoned for a meeting. ILOILO City – A total of 250police personnel and anti-illegal drugs operatives of the Iloilo CityPolice Office (ICPO) were subjected to an unscheduled drug testingyesterday. “I hope we maintain the ICPO’s statusas drug-free with no personnel testing positive,” he added. Since becoming the city policedirector in 2018, Defensor said, not one city policeman failed drug tests bethis unannounced or random. For this latest drug test, those whowill fail will be charged administratively, said Defensor./PN