Central Criminal Court

A jury has taken just 43 minutes to clear a Louth man of trying to murder a man who was stabbed 28 times and forced into the boot of a car that was pushed into a canal.

Paul Crosby (23), with an address at Rathmullen Park, Drogheda, Co Louth, had pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of Gerard Boyle (33) at Knockcommon, Beauparc, Slane, on November 10, 2016.

Mr Crosby had also pleaded not guilty to falsely imprisoning and intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Mr Boyle on the same occasion.

Mr Crosby was today found not guilty by unanimous ….read more

A jury in the trial of a man accused of trying to murder another man by stabbing him 28 times will begin its deliberations this afternoon at the Central Criminal Court.

Ms Justice Carmel Stewart has finished charging the jury in the trial of Paul Crosby (23), who has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of Gerard Boyle (33) at Knockcommon, Beauparc, Slane, on November 10, 2016.

Mr Crosby, with an address at Rathmullen Park, Drogheda, Co Louth, has also pleaded not guilty to falsely imprisoning and intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Mr Boyle on the same occasion. ….read more

A man accused of murdering a 90-year-old retired farmer had injuries that included marks on his hands and bruising to the inside of his thigh, a trial jury has heard.

Ross Outram (28), of Ferryland, Waterford Road, Clonmel in Co Tipperary, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to murdering Paddy Lyons at Loughleagh, Ballysaggart, Lismore, Co Waterford, at a time unknown between February 23 and 26, 2017.

Giving evidence today, Detective Garda Joe Wyse told prosecution counsel John O’Kelly SC that he went to Ballysaggart on February 25 after he was made aware that there were suspicious circumstances surrounding ….read more

A man accused of stabbing another male 28 times was not at home on the night of the alleged incident, despite being under curfew, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

Detective Garda Karl Mannion old Patrick Gageby SC, prosecuting, that he had called to Paul Crosby’s home just before 10pm on November 10, 2016, but the accused was not there.

The jury heard that Mr Crosby (23) had been on bail for allegedly smashing windows at Gerard Boyle’s home months earlier and had a curfew of 9pm to 8am.

Mr Crosby, of Rathmullen Park, Drogheda, Co Louth, has pleaded not guilty to the ….read more

(Pictured: Witness Garda Gerry Canty. Credit: Collins)

A lady’s hair clip, buttons and bone fragments were found in the underground tank where Bobby “Mr Moonlight” Ryan’s remains were found, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Mr Ryan – a part-time DJ going by the name Mr Moonlight. Mr Ryan went missing on June 3, 2011 after leaving his girlfriend’s home at about 6.30am and his body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm leased by the accused at Fawnagown, Tipperary in April 2013.

The ….read more

A man accused of murdering a 90-year-old retired farmer called a family relation and told her that he hit the pensioner because he would not give him money, his trial has heard.

Ross Outram (28) is on trial at the Central Criminal Court accused of murdering Paddy Lyons (90) in Co Waterford nearly two years ago.

Mr Outram, of Ferryland, Waterford Road, Clonmel in Co Tipperary, has pleaded not guilty to murdering the retired farmer at Loughleagh, Ballysaggart, Lismore, Co Waterford, at a time unknown between February 23 and 26, 2017.

Giving evidence today, Sandra Walsh told prosecution counsel John O’Kelly SC ….read more

by Aoife Nic Ardghail

An emergency consultant has described how he stabilised a man with 28 stab wounds who had escaped from the boot of a car that was pushed into a canal.

Dr Asim Rafeeque told the jury in the trial of Paul Crosby (23), that Gerard Boyle arrived at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, with wounds to his chest, neck, back and shoulder.

Dr Rafeeque told Patrick Gageby SC, prosecuting, that he had to drain air from Mr Boyle’s chest cavity to avoid it putting pressure on his heart. He described how this pressure might have led to cardiac arrest.

The ….read more

A witness has told a murder trial that a 90-year-old pensioner looked “very swollen” and she thought he was “unconscious” when she called to his home, not realising he was already dead.

Ross Outram (28) is on trial at the Central Criminal Court accused of murdering Paddy Lyons (90) in Co Waterford nearly two years ago.

Mr Outram, of Ferryland, Waterford Road, Clonmel in Co Tipperary, has pleaded not guilty to murdering the retired farmer at Loughleagh, Ballysaggart, Lismore, Co Waterford, at a time unknown between February 23 and 26, 2017.

Giving evidence today, Cathleen Kiely told prosecution counsel John O’Kelly SC ….read more

(Pictured: Dr John Manlove. Credit: Collins)

The tank containing Bobby Ryan’s remains was opened weeks before the man accused of his murder said he discovered the DJ’s decomposing body, an insect expert has told the Central Criminal Court.

Dr John Manlove, a forensic entomologist, told the murder trial of 50-year-old farmer Patrick Quirke that he saw common blow fly larvae in the deceased’s chest cavity and on his back.

These larvae, he said, were all at the same stage of development and indicated that they had infested the body at least 11 days prior to the discovery. The small number of larvae ….read more

(Pictured: John Gibson. Credit: Collins)

By Declan Brennan and Sonya McLean

A former Christian Brothers teacher has been convicted of sexually assaulting two children in the 1980s.

John Gibson (71) of Dun Laoghaire, Dublin had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two charges of indecent assault against a 12-year-old girl at a Christian Brother’s School in Co. Wexford, between May and September 1983.

He had also denied indecent assault of a young boy between May 1985 and September 1985, when the complainant was aged 12 years old.

During a five day trial, the two complainants testified that Gibson had molested them while ….read more

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