Abusive employer fined for assaulting staff

first_imgIt was no doubt an interesting morning in the court of Magistrate Fabayo Azore when an employer appeared on a charge of unlawful assault against his employee after he dealt him two blows to the face for being “disrespectful”.According to Prosecutor Simone Payne, who presented the State’s case, Michael Cubitor, 63, of Middle Street, Georgetown, unlawfully assaulted one of his workers at his business establishment. The Prosecutor related to the court that Cubitor was in the habit of assaulting his employees.Cubitor admitted to the offence, but contended that his actions were justified.“He is the most indiscipline staff. He’s the cleaner and comes (late) after everybody. He was disrespectful and raised his voice… I just have a snackette and I understand now that he wants hundreds of thousands of dollars just for two punches…” the employer told the court.After delivering a talk to Cubitor about patience and self-control, Magistrate Azore ordered him to pay a fine of $25,000 or serve a default sentence of seven days in prison.last_img read more


first_imgDaniel O’Donnell hopes a visitor’s centre named after him will breath new life into Dungloe.The town has suffered from the recession like many other Irish towns with the closure of many businesses and its two hotels.But the millionaire singer hopes the centre, which opens on May 6th, will help to revamp the area. The 50 year old entertainer was speaking as he visited the new centre for the first time.“Like many others towns in Ireland, Dungloe has taken a hit in recent times.“Every area needs to bring something to it. I saw the visitor’s centre the last day and it was great for me to see.“It looked like the town is having a rebirth, even with this, and I hope this will bring a bit of new life to the town,” he said. The man behind the Daniel O’Donnell Visitor’s Centre has revealed that there is already huge interest in the plan.Pat ‘Nora’ Gallagher said there’s not question thousands of people will flock to the centre from this summer.There has already been enquiries from Ulster Bus Tours who arrange large tours.“A lot of people often fail to realise just how popular Daniel is. He has just played his 3,200th show and has been seen by more than one and a half million people.“There is a lot of interest in the centre and hopefully that will be reflected in the number of visitors who come to Dungloe and to Donegal to see the centre,” he said. Admission to the visitors centre will be €5 and Mr Gallagher says it will be “a real a to z of Daniel’s life.”“It will have more than 30 gold discs, Daniel’s wedding suit, the red This Is Your Life book, a video on his life and numerous other items,” he added.The centre will even have a small restaurant called Daniel’s Bistro.“We’re looking forward to a great day on the opening and hopefully Daniel will sing s few tunes,” said Pat Nora. DANIEL HOPES VISITOR’S CENTRE WILL GIVE DUNGLOE NEW LEASE OF LIFE was last modified: April 9th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:daniel o’donnellvisitor’s centrelast_img read more