John Delaney2

(Pictured: John Delaney. Photo: Collins)

Former FAI Chief John Delaney has failed to comply with a court order to provide the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement with details about legal actions he has been involved in, a High Court judge has said.

Mr Delaney’s lawyers dispute this and have argued before the High Court that he has complied with the order as much as he possibly can.

At the High Court on Friday, Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds said that as far as she was concerned Mr Delaney had not complied with last month’s order to provide the ODCE ….read more

Alan Wilson

Player's Lounge attempted murder charges dropped as Kinahan gang member admits conspiracy

Special Criminal Court

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has dropped three charges of attempted murder against Kinahan Cartel member Alan Wilson over the notorious Player’s Lounge shooting after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder at the Special Criminal Court today.

Wilson had been on trial since November 1 at the three-judge, non-jury court accused of attempting to murder three men outside the pub in Dublin in 2010. During the trial, the court viewed CCTV footage showing a masked gunman firing several shots at the three men from close range as they stood on a footpath near the front door of the pub.

It ….read more

Philip Wesley

Seriously ill man gave over home for drugs use to fund funeral expenses

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

(Pictured: Philip Wesley. Photo: Collins)

A seriously ill man who allowed his home to be used for the preparation of drugs in order to fund his funeral expenses has avoided a jail term.

Philip Wesley (57), who suffers from advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), said he had been given 12 months to live before committing the offence in 2019 and did not want his children to have to pay for his funeral expenses.

Wesley, of Sandyhill Gardens, Ballymun, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to allowing his home to be used for the preparation of drugs in July 2019.

Garda Conor Garland ….read more

Patrick Harte

Former principal’s convictions for sexual abuse of pupils are upheld

Court of Appeal

Former school principal Patrick Harte has failed in a bid to have his conviction for sexually abusing schoolboys in classrooms over 50 years ago overturned on appeal.

In dismissing the appeal, the Court of Appeal rejected what was described as an “extraordinary” submission by Harte that he was prejudiced after it emerged during the trial that he had not sought the blessing of a priest before entering a teacher training course.

Court President Mr Justice George Birmingham had described any such risk as “fanciful” during submissions.

Harte (79) appealed his Circuit Criminal Court conviction of March 2020, when he was found guilty ….read more

Graham Foran

Oil rig worker who racially abused taxi driver and attacked garda avoids jail

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

(Pictured: Graham Foran. Photo: Collins)

An oil rig engineer who racially abused and attacked a taxi driver before punching a garda responding to the assault has received a fully suspended sentence.

Graham Foran (35) punched the garda several times in the face before falling on top of him during a struggle as he resisted arrested. He then continued to punch the garda while they were on the ground.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that the garda had responded to an incident where a taxi-driver had been assaulted and racially abused after picking up Foran and another man in his taxi.

The court heard ….read more

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