Horrific Limerick nightmare draws to a close for those left behind

first_imgTwitter TAGSAskeatonJulia Holmeslimerickthomas ruttle Previous articleLimerick inquest told of suicide pact as past caught up with fraudsterNext articleFestival of fire and water Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsHorrific Limerick nightmare draws to a close for those left behindBy Staff Reporter – April 29, 2016 1102 Facebook Advertisement Email Linkedincenter_img Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Pauline Knight speaking to the Media at Newcastle West Court House after in inquest into the death of Thomas Ruttle and Julia Holmes in Askeaton, Limerick in 2015Picture Credit Brian Gavin Press 22THE HORRIFIC nightmare that two teenage boys woke up to on May 18, 2015 is finally at an end after details of the gruesome circumstances surrounding their father’s death in Limerick were read out at a coroners court.Ian Knight (18) and his brother Kelvin (15), sat side by side at Newcastle West coroner’s court during the inquest hearing into the deaths of Thomas Ruttle and his partner Julia Holmes.Coroner, Antoinette Simon said she hoped the hearing would bring closure to the two boys and the extended family.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Their father’s death had become a national obsession after his body was found alongside that of the serial fraudster who had seemingly coerced him into ending his life in a bizarre suicide pact that she felt was the only way to bring an end to the international police hunt that was closing in on her.How the well regarded Thomas Ruttle, a gifted carpenter, mechanic and beekeeper, ended up with Julia Holmes is still a mysteryShe had up to 40 known aliases. She served time in a US penitentiary. She was the subject of an FBI probe. She was on the PSNI wanted list after she jumped bail on an £18,000 fraud and the Gardai were also on her trail.The manner in which the Ruttle and Knight families endured their own nightmare was a testament to their dignity and decency.Intimate details of the life and death of Thomas Ruttle were laid bare in the cold surrounds of a West Limerick courthouse.Julia Holmes may have died alongside Thomas Ruttle, but she was very much on her own in the memory of those she left behind. There was no one to claim her remains. No family members attended the inquest in to her death.They were left behind when she abandoned her only son 40 years ago when he was just an infant.Speaking after the coroner’s verdict, the grandparents of Mr Ruttle’s teenage sons said they hoped the inquest may bring some sort of closure to what has been an horrific period in their lives.Ted and Pauline Knight, whose daughter Lian was previously in a relationship with Thomas Ruttle, said they hoped their grandsons would be able to rebuild their lives.“I think they were in shock and today I think clarified a lot of stuff for them. I think now they understand things a little better than they did I think, and they can get on with their lives now,” Mr Knight said.The couple, who ran a marina in Dromineer, Co Tipperary, described Thomas Ruttle who previously worked for them, as a “quiet man”.“He was a carpenter and he was a mechanic and he had wonderful hands. He was a very quiet unassuming man – an absolute gentleman,” he said.When asked how Mr Ruttle had been taken in by Julia Holmes, he replied: “They owed a lot of money, we hear that, we don’t know”.He said they never met Julia Holmes “thanks be to God”.It is understood that Mr Ruttle had become estranged from his family when he began his relationship with the 63-year-old fraudster.“We never wanted to meet her,” they said.Leaving the court house the grandparents said their focus was now on their grandsons and helping them close what has been undoubtedly a very difficult chapter in their young lives.“Hopefully this will close it for them”, Mr Knight said. WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more

We’re Honored to be Counted Among Fortune’s Most Admired Companies

first_imgThe information highway has made the world a much smaller field on which multinational companies must build their businesses and compete for customers. And at the core of every successful business is a strong and positive brand reputation. It’s inescapable. A tarnished reputation can significantly hurt, or even destroy, a business.Likewise, having a good reputation among your customers and partners is the foundation on which long-term, successful business relationships are built. It’s because of this that Dell Technologies is honored to be included this year alongside so many exceptional brands on Fortune Magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for 2018.There is no single point of view from which to establish your brand’s reputation. Delivering market-leading products and services to meet our customers’ most demanding needs is critical to Dell Technologies’ reputation. As is the amazing quality and award-winning innovation that we drive into everything that we do, from supply chain excellence to R&D advancements.It’s also important to consider the financial soundness and management of the company; and the market has clearly signaled its approval of our big bet one year ago to combine Dell and EMC, the technology industry’s biggest merger ever.And you can also look at the significant strides we’re making to help the planet with projects like NextWave, a consortium of companies marshalled by Dell and Lonely Whale to address the issue of ocean plastic pollution. It’s worth noting that our efforts to do well by doing good also led Fortune to name Dell Technologies to its 2017 Change the World List, which recognizes companies for innovative activities that create material business value while also making a positive societal impact.Perhaps more important than all of these facets of business, however, are the people behind them. Dell Technologies counts some 140,000 team members around the world as its family, and our reputation is built daily at the hands of every single team member across this great company. When you look at the values to which we subscribe, our customer-first culture that anchors our actions and decisions, and the trusted leadership that guides us – it all tethers to and strengthens our brand essence. From our accolades for diversity, to our recognition as a World’s Most Ethical Company, to our award-winning environmental leadership, and to being honored among the top 50 companies where the world wants to work by LinkedIn, industry awards help companies stand out based on their positive reputation. Being included in Fortune’s list of Most Admired Companies this year makes me even more proud to say I work for Dell.Fortune’s spotlight captures what makes Dell Technologies a global powerhouse.  But there’s more to our story – so our Vice-Chairman, Products & Operations Jeff Clarke has shared more on our Direct2DellEMC blog.To our customers, partners and business decision-makers – thank you for this validation and recognition. And to our family of team members – I celebrate this prestigious honor with each of you.last_img read more