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Bob Geldof’s Daughter Peaches Dead at 25

Peaches Geldof, the daughter of Boomtown Rats front man Bob Geldof has been found dead at the age of 25. She leaves behind a husband and two sons.

Police are treating the death as “unexplained and sudden”. It was on Monday at lunchtime that they were called to Geldof’s Kent address.

Her father said this in a statement:

We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us.

How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable?

We loved her and will cherish her forever. How sad that sentence is.

Kent Police also made their own statement on the matter:

Police were called at 13:35 BST on 7 April, 2014 to an address near Wrotham following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman.

A woman aged 25 was pronounced dead by South East Coast Ambulance Service.

Officers are working to establish the circumstances around the death.

Peaches Geldof, who was herself a TV presenter and writer, is survived by her husband Thomas Cohen, a musician. He had this to say:

My beloved Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons. I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts every day. We shall love her forever.

The Ongoing Saga of Minister for “Justice” Alan Shatter

The Minister for Justice in Ireland, Alan Shatter has survived a vote of no confidence tabled by Fianna Fáil late yesterday by a vote of 95-51.

The motion was tabled after a string of controversial incidents under Shatter’s watchful eye including the Garda station tapings and the subsequent resignation of Garda commissioner Martin Callinan.

Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin criticised Shatter for his recent mistakes and blamed him for causing damage to morale in An Garda Síochána.

“From his first days in office he has been incredibly dismissive,” said Martin.

One of Shatter’s cabinet colleagues, Francis Fitzgerald, defended him however, saying “he’s the most reforming Minister for Justice we’ve ever had” and added: “He’s had a huge agenda which he has dealt with very assiduously, terrific reforms in Justice that have been lying around waiting to happen for 30 years in my view.”

Amongst the hate mail Shatter has been receiving as of late was a package containing a white powder, with a Nazi photograph and Swastika emblem attached.

The bomb disposal team was called to the home before the powder was identified as merely baking powder, though the sinister tone of the Nazi photograph, depicting soldiers at a Nazi rally.

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny condemned the anti-semitic package, and deplored such actions just because Alan Shatter is Jewish.

“This morning at the home of the Minister for Justice, an item arrived by post, which contained anti-Semitic material and a substance which analysed turned out to be harmless.

The minister is in the house a long time. Members of the Jewish faith have been members of the Fianna Fail party, the Labour Party and the Fine Gael Party. This has sunk to a new low,” he said.

“Irrespective of the normal rough and tumble here in politics, we can all deplore that. It is not in order that anti-Semitic material is being received by the minister who just happens to be a member of a particular faith,” finished the Taoiseach.

 

Garda Commissioner Resigns

On March 25th, Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan resigned after massive pressure over the last two months due to his controversial appearance at the Public Accounts Committee.

His comments there sparked outrage when he called the actions of whistleblowers who disseminated sensitive date downloaded from the Pulse system “disgusting”.

In a statement Mr. Callinan said:  “I felt that recent developments were proving to be a distraction from the important work that is carried out by An Garda Síochána on a daily basis for the citizens of the State in an independent and impartial manner.”

The under-fire Minister for Justice Alan Shatter praised the work Callinan has done during his 40 years in the force saying:

“I wish to pay tribute to the Garda Commissioner, Martin Callinan, on his retirement from An Garda Síochána.

“As Commissioner and throughout his very distinguished service in the Force he has made an enormous contribution to fighting crime and I believe that this contribution will be seen as a legacy of which he can be very proud and for which the community he served are in his debt.

“The high reputation of An Garda Síochána has been gained down through the years through people’s experience of dealing with members like Martin Callinan, often at times of great difficulty.

“I believe, at these challenging times for the Force, the men and women who serve in it will continue to enjoy the respect of the community they serve, often at great risk to themselves.

“I extend to him my sincere thanks for his dedication and service to the State throughout his long and distinguished career.”

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin T.D.s were in unison in calling for Shatter to follow Callinan in stepping down also.

The government has also published a letter which was written by then commissioner Callinan, written on March 10th, where he reveals and details the controversial phone recordings at certain Garda stations to the Department of Justice.

Stuff happening today…

Justin Bieber arrested for being a complete idiot

That little a**hole Justin Bieber is once again in the spotlight, this time being arrested for drinking under the influence and drag-racing along Miami Beach. Chalk that one off as one of his more impressive acts of idiocy.

He’s currently being detained, with droves of paparazzi awaiting him outside because they live hollow lives. He’s expected to serve a maximum of one night in prison, two weeks in rehab and another few weeks splashed all over the tabloids.

Juan Mata’s move to Old Trafford imminent as heli-pad is readied at Carrington

In one of the more shocking transfers in recent years, two-time Chelsea ‘player of the year’ Juan Mata looks set to complete his £40M transfer to David Moyes’ struggling Manchester United side.

The move is expected to be completed today, with Mata expected to fly into United’s Carrington training facility via helicopter to complete his medical. It has been widely reported that Mata was gagged and blind-folded for the entire of last night as United embarrassingly lost to Sunderland on penalties in the League Cup semi-final, lest he be deterred from signing for a team that are a lot worse than he feared.

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