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#Ripper

# ripper - Thursday 12 October, 2017

From The42 Aussies announce 9 debutants in 17-man squad to face Ireland in International Rules Series Ripper

Aussies announce 9 debutants in 17-man squad to face Ireland in International Rules Series

Richmond sensation Dustin Martin is a notable absentee in an otherwise strong Aussie squad.

# ripper - Saturday 14 May, 2016

From The42 It's not all magic in Super Rugby, but awesome Aaron Smith proves he's still the best around Pulling Strings This post contains videos

It's not all magic in Super Rugby, but awesome Aaron Smith proves he's still the best around

The All Black scrum-half was in devastating form against the Crusaders yesterday.

# ripper - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Irish Film Board wants more government money for the movie business

Chairman of the IFB Bill O’Herlihy says more can be done to improve the film industry.

# ripper - Monday 8 September, 2014

Jack the Ripper has been identified through DNA - claims new book

Professor Alec Jeffreys, who invented the DNA fingerprinting technique 30 years ago this week, called for further verification.

# ripper - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Minister Blending in on Set Pic of the Day

Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan popped down to the set of the BBC series Ripper Street earlier today. He’s the one in the middle.

# ripper - Friday 14 January, 2011

Yorkshire Ripper loses appeal over sentence ruling Ripper This post contains videos

Yorkshire Ripper loses appeal over sentence ruling

Peter Sutcliffe, sentenced to 20 life sentences in 1981, has failed in his bid to overturn ruling saying he should never be released from prison.

# ripper - Friday 16 July, 2010

PETER SUTCLIFFE, known as the Yorkshire Ripper, will never be released from prison, the BBC reports. Sutcliffe, 63, had applied for a minimum term to be set so he would have a chance of parole, but a High Court judge has ruled against it. He is serving a 20-year sentence for murdering 13 women and attempting to murder a further seven.

The judge said: “Apart from a terrorist outrage, it is difficult to conceive of circumstances in which one man could account for so many victims.” He murdered the women between 1975 and 1980.

Richard McCann, the son of one of Sutcliffe’s victim’s, Wilma McCann, said the judge’s decision was a “small victory” for his mother, and for years his family had feared Sutcliffe’s release. Sutcliffe was sentenced and imprisoned in 1981, after an extensive police operation which had originally ruled him out as a suspect.

Police were led on a wild goose chase during their investigations by tapes and letters sent by people claiming to be the Yorkshire Ripper, such as this one: