Alison O'Riordan

 

(Pictured: Mr Keith Johnston. Credit: Collins)

A handyman has had a charge of refurbishing a bathroom in order to conceal evidence of the alleged murder of retired grandmother Patricia O’Connor withdrawn from a Central Criminal Court jury by direction of the trial judge.

Also today, the mother of murder accused Kieran Greene told his trial that her son was assessed when he was in first class in primary school and found to be “two and a half years behind”. She also said he had no previous girlfriends before meeting his former partner Louise O’Connor.

Trial judge Mr Justice Paul McDermott told the ….read more

(Pictured: Augustine ‘Gus’ O’Connor. Credit: Collins)

A husband whose wife’s dismembered remains were found scattered in the Dublin and Wicklow mountains has pleaded guilty to reporting her as a missing person, knowing she was already dead, a murder trial jury has been told.

The Central Criminal Court heard today that Augustine ‘Gus’ O’Connor (75), of Mill Close, Glasheen, Stamullen, Co Meath had been charged with impeding the apprehension or prosecution of an offender in October 2018.

Detective Inspector Brian O’Keeffe told the jury that Mr O’Connor was originally part of the trial but shortly before it began, he pleaded guilty to reporting ….read more

(Pictured: Paul Wells Jnr. Credit: Collins)

The daughter of murderer Paul Wells Senior, who dismembered the body of Kenneth O’Brien and dumped it in a suitcase in the Grand Canal, has said her family are “devastated and disgusted” by what their father did and that it does not represent who they are.

“We are normal, decent people who are of good moral standing. As a family we stand with you in grieving for Kenneth and pray for him everyday,” Amy Wells told the Central Criminal Court during her brother Paul Wells Junior’s sentence hearing today.

Ms Wells said Paul Wells Jnr wished to ….read more

(Pictured: Ms Louise O’Connor. Credit: Collins)

The daughter of a retired grandmother, whose dismembered remains were found scattered in the Dublin and Wicklow mountains, visited her then partner while he was on remand in prison charged with the alleged murder, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

Kieran Greene (34) has pleaded not guilty to murdering Patricia O’Connor (61) at her home in Mountainview Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 on May 29, 2017.

The deceased’s daughter Louise O’Connor (41) and granddaughter Stephanie O’Connor (22), both of Millmount Court, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14, and Louise O’Connor’s ex-partner Keith Johnston (43), of Avonbeg Gardens, Tallaght, Dublin ….read more

A father-of-three accused of murdering his partner’s mother, whose dismembered remains were found scattered across the Dublin and Wicklow mountains, was a “lovely parent”, a primary school secretary has told the Central Criminal Court.

The trial also heard today that Kieran Greene dropped his two boys to school on the morning after he is alleged to have killed the retired grandmother. However, the school secretary said she had spoken to Mr Greene and did not “get any indication of anything whatsoever off him”.

Mr Greene (34) has pleaded not guilty to murdering Patricia O’Connor (61) at her home in Mountainview Park, Rathfarnham, ….read more

(Pictured: Ms Stephanie O’Connor. Credit: Collins)

A 22-year-old woman appears to have viewed Anime cartoons and applied for a job in Primark on the night she is alleged to have disguised herself as her grandmother as a “ruse” to conceal her death, a trial has heard.

The jury also today watched CCTV footage of murder accused Kieran Greene purchasing items in various DIY stores in the days after retired hospital worker Patricia O’Connor’s death.

The trial has heard that gardai watched a total of 343 hours of footage covering the front and back of the deceased’s Rathfarnham home, which was captured ….read more

(Pictured: Mr Keith Johnston. Credit: Collins)

The jury in the trial of a retired grandmother, whose dismembered remains were found scattered at nine different locations in the Dublin and Wicklow mountains, have been watching CCTV footage of a murder accused purchasing items in DIY stores in the days after her alleged killing.

The trial has heard that gardai watched a total of 343 hours of footage covering the front and back of the deceased’s Rathfarnham home, which was captured on a neighbour’s camera over a two-week period in 2017.

The jurors have spent a second day watching CCTV evidence at the Central ….read more

(Pictured: Accused Ms Stephanie O’Connor. Credit: Collins)

The jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering a retired hospital worker, whose dismembered remains were found scattered at nine different locations in the Dublin and Wicklow mountains, have begun watching CCTV footage of her family’s movements outside her home on the day of the alleged killing.

The trial also heard that gardai watched a total of 343 hours of footage from the front and back of the Rathfarnham house, which was captured on a neighbour’s camera over a two-week period in 2017.

The jurors spent much of this morning watching CCTV evidence ….read more

(Pictured: Accused Ms Louise O’Connor. Credit: Collins)

A son, whose mother’s dismembered remains were found scattered at nine different locations in the Dublin and Wicklow mountains, has told a jury that his sister did not want to report their mother as a missing person, three days after she was last seen.

Richard O’Connor told the Central Criminal Court today that his mother was a “straight shooter” saying: “If you were in the wrong, she would tell you were in the wrong and if you needed a kick in the arse, she’d give you one”.

Mr O’Connor also told the jury that ….read more

(Pictured: Mr Keith Johnston. Credit: Collins)

A handyman accused of impeding an investigation into the dismemberment of a retired grandmother denied to gardai that he assisted her alleged murderer in the aftermath.

Father-of-two Keith Johnston also told interviewing detectives that he had not been “sucked in” and denied that accused Kieran Greene was “useless” when it came to labour and had needed his assistance. “Ah come on he is not a two-year-old,” Mr Johnston told gardai.

The “trusted member” of Patricia O’Connor’s family denied being at the site of a shallow grave in Wexford and when asked if he had to travel ….read more

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