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(Pictures: Accused Mr Patrick Quirke. Credit: Collins)

Bobby Ryan’s death was “callous, calculated, controlled murder” and the only verdict available is to find Patrick Quirke guilty of murder, lawyers for the State have told the Central Criminal Court.

The defence says the prosecution evidence is thin and warned the jury of the dangers of accepting the evidence of Mary Lowry.

Mr Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan, a part-time DJ known as Mr Moonlight. Mr Ryan went missing on June 3, 2011 after leaving his girlfriend Mary Lowry’s home at about 6.30am. His ….read more

(Pictured: Brian Rattigan. Credit: Collins)

By Alison O’Riordan and Natasha Reid

Dublin criminal Brian Rattigan, who admitted killing his former friend and wrote a letter of apology to his mother asking for forgiveness, has been jailed for nine years at the Central Criminal Court for manslaughter.

Rattigan (38), formerly of Cooley Road, in Drimnagh has been in prison for most of his adult life and pleaded guilty last October to killing 21-year-old Declan Gavin.

Speaking outside court today, Chief Superintendent Brian Sutton said this was “the first time” Rattigan had “put his hand up” for the killing of Mr Gavin.

Passing sentence earlier, Mr ….read more

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A shareholders dispute over the running of a distillery and Gin School established on the grounds of the Listoke Estate in Co Louth has come before the High Court.

The action has been brought by Raymond and Juliet Gogan, who have brought High Court proceedings aimed at preventing their removal as directors of Listoke Distillery Ltd.

The couple, who are the owners of Listoke House outside Drogheda, are shareholders and directors of the company, which was incorporated in 2016.

The distillery and Gin School, where people learn the ins and outs of making gin, had been located at the stable block area ….read more

(Pictured: Sergeant Maurice McCabe. Credit: Collins)

By Gerard Cunningham

A decade-old indecent assault allegation against whistleblower Sergrant Maurice McCabe was discussed at a meeting between gardai and lawyers days before the O’Higgins commission of inquiry began hearings.

The DPP directed no prosecution on the case in 2006, saying it was not clear if any crime had been committed.

The tribunal is looking at whether false allegations of sexual abuse or any other unjustified grounds were inappropriately relied upon by Commissioner O’Sullivan to discredit Sgt McCabe at the Commission of Investigation chaired by Mr Justice Kevin O’Higgins.

Ken Ruane, legal advisor to the Garda Siochana, giving ….read more

Statement regarding settlement with The Liberal.ie and Leo Sherlock

CCC Nuacht Teoranta welcomes the admissions of copyright infringement made by Leo Sherlock, trading as “The Liberal” and “TheLiberal.ie” and looks forward to the online publication of a full apology in coming days.

CCC Nuacht is a court reporting agency which has, for over two decades, provided reliable, accurate and balanced coverage of court proceedings to all national and regional media outlets. Our clients publish court reports on foot of a licence agreement, paid by either monthly subscription or one-off fees charged for individual reports.

The company took this case after Mr Sherlock repeatedly ….read more

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