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(Pictured: Mr Aaron Brady. Credit: Collins)

Aaron Brady has told his trial that he is a victim of the media and the gardai who he said “ganged up” on him following the shooting of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.

Denying any involvement in the robbery that led to Det Gda Donohoe being shot dead, Mr Brady today told prosecution counsel Brendan Grehan SC that he was targeted because he lied to gardai about his movements.

However, he insisted he lied to cover up his involvement in illegal diesel laundering and that his lies had nothing to do with the murder. He further ….read more

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Judge orders release of Chilean student from jail

High Court

A Chilean woman who was kept in solitary confinement for more than a week in the female section of Mountjoy Prison, after immigration officials refused to allow her into the country, has been released from jail.

The State did not contest an inquiry into the legality of the detention of Ms Estefany Carolina Alquinta Gonzalez (33), who came to Ireland earlier this month to commence a six month course with a Dublin-based Language School to study English.

However on her arrival at Dublin Airport on July 2nd last, she was detained by immigration officials and was denied entry to the State on ….read more

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NGO takes action over IBEC transport submissions

High Court

A challenge by the ‘Right to Know’ NGO against a decision by the Commissioner for Environmental Information that a 2016 submission by IBEC to the Minister for Transport was not environmental information has opened before the High Court.

The action is against the Commissioner for Environmental Information, who opposes the action, and argues that it has made the right decision. The Minister for Transport, which is a notice party to the proceedings, also opposes the NGO’s action.

Right to Know, whose object is to improve, promote and advocate for increased rights of public access to information, has brought proceedings after becoming aware ….read more

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Serial road rage motorist jailed for attack

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A “family man” has received a two-year prison sentence for a road rage incident in which he boxed in another driver’s car before repeatedly punching the victim in the head.

Michael Reilly (50) stopped his van in front of another driver after that driver had shouted at him for pulling across traffic as it was moving off from a busy junction at a suburban shopping centre.

Reilly got out of his van and used a lump hammer to hit the windscreen, although it did not cause any damage.

Reilly then grabbed the victim as he was trying to get out of his car ….read more

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Cork farmer appeals ruling allowing second prosecution over death of boy

Court of Appeal

A Cork farmer has appealed a ruling which will allow for a second prosecution against him over the death of a boy who fell from his defective tractor.

The High Court had ruled last year that the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) could proceed with a prosecution against George Ross over the 14-year-old’s death.

Micheál ‘Haulie’ Murphy fell out through the door of the tractor, which was owned by Mr Ross, but driven by an employee. The lock was broken and the door was being kept shut with plastic cable ties when the accident happened on August 23, 2013 at Knocknacullota, Killavullen, ….read more

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