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Pictured: Jonathan Dowdall at the Criminal Courts of Justice for a previous hearing last July. (Photo: Collins)

Written by Paul Neilan

A former Sinn Fein councillor and his father have pleaded guilty to facilitating the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016 as part of the Hutch-Kinahan feud.

Last April, former Sinn Fein councillor Jonathan Dowdall (44), with an address at Navan Road, Cabra, Dublin 7 was charged at the non-jury court with the murder of Mr Byrne at the hotel. He is listed to go on trial alongside other co-accused men, who are all charged in connection with the ….read more


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High Court

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Ana Kriegel

Boy B can't introduce new evidence in Ana Kriegel murder appeal

Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has refused to allow fresh evidence in an appeal being run by the teenager who lured 14-year-old schoolgirl Ana Kriegel to a derelict house so that his friend could murder her.

Following the ruling, the court set a date of October 5 to hear the full appeal against the now 17-year-old teenager’s murder conviction.

Mr Justice George Birmingham, delivering the ruling of the three-judge court today, said that the application to bring fresh evidence on behalf of the teenager known only as Boy B does not come near the threshold set for such cases.

He said that Boy ….read more


Blathnaid Ní Chofaigh agrees to "draw a line in the sand" over harassment allegation


Pictured: Blathnaid Ní Chofaigh (Photo: Collins)

Written by Stephen Bourke

Broadcaster Blathnaid Ní Chofaigh has withdrawn her claim of sexual harassment and victimisation against RTÉ.

Ms Ní Chofaigh had lodged a complaint under the Employment Equality Act against the State broadcaster, alleging discrimination by way of harassment in July 2019 and subsequent victimisation.

Four days of adjudication hearings were slated to begin this morning at the Workplace Relations Commission headquarters at Lansdowne House, Dublin 4.

In a statement read to this morning’s hearing, Ms Ní Chofaigh’s barrister Claire Bruton BL said her client was withdrawing her allegations against RTÉ and her statutory complaints.

“The claimant accepts ….read more

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Gang rape victim tells court of enduring two trials and 'cruel' cross-examination

Central Criminal Court

A young woman who had just left State care when she was driven to a beach and gang raped in a car by three teenagers has described how she had to go through two trials and several days of “cruel” cross-examination in her fight for justice.

At a sentence hearing today, the court was filled with supporters who had written testimonials on behalf of the three men and who were present in order to be cross-examined.

Dion Genocky (23), Troy Ryan (24) and Daryl Rooney (24) were 17 and 18 years old when they drove the then 18-year old teenager to Dollymount ….read more

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