David Drumm

(Pictured: Mr David Drumm. Credit: Collins)

Former Anglo Irish Bank CEO David Drumm referred to the financial regulator as “Freddie fucking Fly” and said he intended to go to “that fucking shower of clowns down in Dame Street,” to look for emergency funding for the bank, his trial has heard.

On day 30 of Mr Drumm’s trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, the jury listened to recordings of phone calls between employees of Anglo, the Central Bank and McCann Fitzgerald Solicitors, all of which took place on dates in late September 2008.

Six of the eight calls, played for the jury by Detective ….read more

Graham Dwyer

Ireland’s data laws vital for investigation and prevention of serious crime, High Court told

High Court

(Pictured: Graham Dwyer. Credit: Collins)

Ireland’s current data retention laws, which were used to obtain evidence against convicted murderer Graham Dwyer, are vital for the detection, investigation, prosecution and prevention of serious crimes and should not be struck down, the High Court has heard.

Brian Murray SC, for the State and Garda Commissioner, said the 2011 Communications (Retention of Data) Act, which allows telecommunication data to be retained, “treats everybody the same.”

On the fourth day of Dywer’s action, where he claims the use of his phone records by prosecutors during his trial for the murder of Elaine O’Hara breached his privacy ….read more

Lisa Lynch

Sentencing judges should be made aware of “Care After Prison” scheme, appeal court finds

Court of Appeal

(Pictured: Lisa Lynch. Credit: Collins)

A mother-of-two, who stole over €460,000 from a financial services firm to keep her ill husband’s struggling business afloat, has had her 365-day jail term varied by one day so that she is eligible for a community support scheme “few judges” are aware of.

Lisa Lynch (33), a former director of AGL Logistics, whose home at Southfield, Ballinatubbert, Athy, Co Kildare, is due to be repossessed by the banks in April, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to stealing the money from Bibby Financial Services over a three-month period in 2013.

She was sentenced to 18 months ….read more

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Woman tells trial she thought she was going to die during attack

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A woman has told the trial of a man accused of carrying out three attacks on random women that she thought she was going to die during one attack.

Slawomir Gierlowski (33) of Galtymore Road, Drimnagh, Dublin is charged with falsely imprisoning and assaulting a woman in September 2016 at a location near Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin. He is also charged with unlawfully having a hunting knife with intent to intimidate on the same occasion.

Mr Gierlowski is also charged with false imprisonment, sexual assault and assault of a second woman at another location in Clondalkin on September 3, 2015.

Finally he is ….read more

Customs new

Guatemalan mother had shirts soaked in cocaine

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A Guatemalan mother who was caught with shirts soaked in cocaine valued at €179,000 in her luggage at Dublin Airport has been jailed for three years.

Gardaí revealed a chemical process would later have been used to extract the cocaine from the shirts.

Keila Pineda Lopez (29), of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of cocaine for sale or supply at Dublin Airport on November 22, 2017. She has no previous convictions.

Garda Michael Higgins told Derek Cooney BL, prosecuting, that Lopez was intercepted by customs officers at Dublin Airport after travelling from Brazil. Her luggage tested ….read more

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