Courts News Ireland
The jury in the trial of seven Dubliners charged with murdering a man, who was beaten to death, has been hearing CCTV footage of the fatal assault explained to them.
A sergeant gave the commentary of each strike on the deceased while the footage was played for the jury this morning on the 13th day of the Central Criminal Court trial.
Dale Creighton was assaulted on New Year’s Morning 2014 at the footbridge over the Tallaght bypass between Saint Dominic’s Road and Greenhills Road. The 20-year-old died in hospital the following day.
A woman and six men, who are in their 20s and ….read more
Kildare man James Lammon has been found guilty of the murder of Jason Doogue by unanimous jury verdict.
James ‘Jimmy’ Lammon (44), of Cardington Way, Athy, had pleaded not guilty to the murder of 22-year-old Jason Doogue in the Green Hills area of Athy on August 21, 2015.
The jury at the Central Criminal Court took just over two hours and thirty minutes to reach their verdict.
The jury found that he was the masked and hooded gunman who cycled up to the garden where Mr Doogue was hanging out with friends and shot him three times before cycling away.
The foreperson of ….read more
The first trial at the second Special Criminal Court opened in Dublin today when a Dublin man denied membership of a dissident republican terrorist organisation.
The second Special Criminal Court became operational last April and held its first sitting in May, but has not dealt with any trials until today.
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said the establishment of a second non-jury court was necessary to deal with the backlog of cases in the court which meant a delay of up to two years in cases coming to trial.
Today Ryan Glennon (25), of Macken Villas, Macken St Dublin, pleaded not guilty to ….read more
A 54-year-old man has admitted killing a Latvian national in Co Carlow over two years ago.
The man, who is charged with the 41-year-old’s murder, is one of two men who will go on trial today charged in connection with the death.
Liam Power, of no fixed abode, is charged with murdering Gints Intembergs at Graigowen, Tullow, Co Carlow between the 15th and 16th of September, 2014.
He pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter when arraigned before the Central Criminal Court this morning. This plea was not accepted by the State and a jury was sworn in to try him ….read more
A jury at the Central Criminal Court has begun its deliberations in the trial of a man accused of a fatal shooting.
James ‘Jimmy’ Lammon (44), of Cardington Way, Athy, Co Kildare has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 22-year-old Jason Doogue in the Green Hills area of Athy on August 21, 2015.
Justice Paul Butler finished his charge to the jury this morning, telling them their job is to decide if the prosecution has proven beyond reasonable doubt that Mr Lammon was the man who shot and killed Jason Doogue.
He told them that they do not need to be overly ….read more