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(Pictured: Mr Sean Guerin SC. Photo: Collins)

Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney was subjected to an “ordeal of callous brutality and gratuitous violence” designed to terrify and intimidate him and to leave him with injuries he would never forget, a barrister has told the Special Criminal Court.

Sean Guerin SC, for the Director of Public Prosecutions, began his closing speech to the three-judge, non-jury court this morning.

He said the evidence heard over eight weeks had shown “intricate and detailed connections” between the four accused and Cyril McGuinness, now deceased and alleged by the prosecution to have organised the offences against ….read more

Justice Michael McGrath

Nadine Lott murder trial jury must act 'clinically and dispassionately', judge charges

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Mr Justice Michael MacGrath. Photo: Collins)

A jury will begin deliberating tomorrow in the trial of a man accused of murdering his former partner Nadine Lott by inflicting “severe blunt force trauma” injuries to her in a “sustained attack” in her Wicklow home.

Mr Justice Michael MacGrath concluded his charge to the jurors today, telling them that they must act clinically, dispassionately and without sympathy towards both the deceased and the accused.

Daniel Murtagh (34), of Melrose Grove, Bawnogue, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of his 30-year-old ex-partner Ms Lott at her ….read more

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Cartel Lieutenant Declan Brady sentenced for laundering crime cash, wife and mistress avoid jail

Special Criminal Court

(Pictured: Deirdre Brady. Photo: Collins)

Senior Kinahan Cartel lieutenant Declan Brady has been jailed for laundering cash from a criminal organisation while his wife and former “mistress” have received fully suspended sentences at the Special Criminal Court.

The trio appeared in court this morning, with Declan Brady in the dock as he is already serving a sentence for firearms offences. His wife Deirdre Brady hugged family members after receiving a three-year suspended sentence for her role in laundering €770,499.

Erika Lukacs (37) also received a fully suspended three-year sentence for laundering €196,864.

The court previously heard that Brady and his wife laundered crime cash ….read more

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Jury in Munster abuse trial continue deliberating

Central Criminal Court

The jury in the trial of extended family members accused of child abuse has been sent home for the day and will resume their deliberations tomorrow.

Mr Justice Paul McDermott sent the jury home just after lunch-time today as one of the jurors had an appointment to attend.

The jury in the trial, which has entered its tenth week, has been deliberating since Thursday morning. They have been told there is no restriction on time and to return their verdicts based on the evidence before them.

The five family members, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are accused of abusing three ….read more

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Woman who was 'reckless' in not asking where crime cash came from gets suspended sentence

Special Criminal Court

(Pictured: Lisa O’Hara. Photo: Collins)

A mother-of-one has been given a suspended sentence for multiple counts of laundering more than €100,000 that was the proceeds of crime.

The Special Criminal Court found that she did not know where the money came from but was reckless in not asking questions of her then partner and father of her child. She told gardai she thought that he went out to work, as she did.

Lisa O’Hara (32) and her former partner James Walsh (37), both of Wheatfield Avenue, Clondalkin, in Dublin had pleaded guilty to multiple counts of handling or possessing cash while knowing, believing ….read more

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