Josh Turner

(Pictured: Josh Turner. Credit: Collins)

One man was imprisoned for life while another will be sentenced next Monday for his part in killing a man during an argument over a pedigree chihuahua.

Josh Turner (24) of Mooretown, Ratoath, Co Meath was found guilty earlier this month of murdering 27-year-old Christopher Nevin at a house on Tailteann Road in Navan on November 19, 2015.

Wayne Cluskey (25), of the same address, was found not guilty of murder, guilty of manslaughter for his part in Mr Nevin’s death.

At a sentence hearing at the Central Criminal Court today, Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy sentenced Turner to ….read more

Sharif Kelly

Judges in Peter Butterly murder trial to return verdict next month

Special Criminal Court

(Pictured: Accused man Mr Sharif Kelly. Credit: Collins)

Judges at the Special Criminal Court trial of two men accused of murdering dissident republican Peter Butterly will return with a verdict on March 9th.

Mr Butterly (35) was shot dead outside The Huntsman Inn, Gormanston, Co Meath on March 6th, 2013.

Two Dublin men are on trial charged with his murder.

Edward McGrath (35), of Land Dale Lawns, Springfield, Tallaght and Sharif Kelly (47), of Pinewood Green Road, Balbriggan have both pleaded not guilty to the alleged murder.

Mr McGrath has also pleaded not guilty to firearms offences on the same occasion.

A third accused, Dean Evans ….read more

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Interest dispute comes before High Court

High Court

A dispute over €2.69m in interest allegedly owed to a financial firm by a company that sold its interest in the Burlington Plaza has been admitted to the fast track commercial court list.

The dispute involves Lington Development Ltd and financial fund Dengrove DAC. Lington says it had up to recently owned 25% of the Burlington Plaza office block in Dublin 4.

Lington assigned its interest in the property to AIB in 2007, which was taken over by NAMA. That interest was sold on earlier this year to Dengrove.

Earlier this month Lington secured a temporary injunction in the High ….read more

Court of Criminal Appeal

Fund seeks €8.7m from Galway developer

High Court

An application by a financial fund for judgment of €8.7m against a Co Galway based developer has been admitted to the fast track Commercial Court list.

The application for summary judgement has been made by Seaconview Designated Activity Company against Mr John Lally, of Drimcong House, Moycullen, Co Galway.

The application arises out of guarantees the fund claims Mr Lally made to lenders in 2006 when a company he was a director of, Brackville Holdings Limited, was advanced €82.5m to acquire properties in Dublin.

It is claimed that in 2006 Mr Lally entered into an agreement called an Interest Shortfall ….read more

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Victim tells court that abuser used status to “silence and belittle” him during trial

Central Criminal Court

A man who was sexually abused by his uncle as a teenager has described how his abuser took advantage of his elevated family status to “silence and belittle him” during a “traumatic” trial.

The 71-year-old Dublin man, who can’t be named for legal reasons, pleaded not guilty to six counts of indecently assault and one count of sexually assaulting his nephew between 1989 and 1991, when the boy was aged between 15 and 17 years old. The charges were brought against him on a sample basis, the court heard.

He was found guilty by a jury of five counts of indecent assault ….read more

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