Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Vincent Ryan. Credit: Collins)

A mother has described to a murder trial the moment her partner was shot dead outside her home seconds after she had taken their five-week-old daughter inside.

Kelly Smyth told the Central Criminal Court trial of two men charged with murdering her partner Vincent Ryan that she heard five loud bangs and then saw that Mr Ryan’s car windows were smashed and he was seriously injured.

Paul O’Beirne (36) of Colepark Drive, Ballyfermot and Jeffrey Morrow (37) of Burnell Court, Coolock have pleaded not guilty to murdering 25-year-old Vincent Ryan at McKee Road in Finglas on February 29, ….read more

A man who was sentenced to eight years imprisonment with two suspended in 2014 for killing a 20-year-old has been convicted of criminal damage and production of a weapon.

Quentin Monaghan (25) could face two years in prison if found to have committed the offences during the period of the suspended sentence.

Mr Monaghan, with an address at Tullamoy, Stradbally, Co Laois pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2014 for his part in the killing of Jamie Lindsay (20). Mr Lindsay was shot in the face by Darren Wynne (25) of Ballyroe, Athy, Co Kildare at Coney Green, Coneyboro, Athy, Co Kildare on ….read more

(Pictured: Vincent Ryan. Credit: Collins)

A new jury has been sworn-in to hear the trial of two Dublin men, charged with murdering Vincent Ryan in the city three years ago.

Paul O’Beirne (36) and Jeffrey Morrow (37) had been arraigned before the Central Criminal Court yesterday and pleaded not guilty to murdering the 25-year-old father on McKee Road in Finglas.

Their trial then opened before a jury, but Mr Justice Michael White called the jury panel in again this morning. He explained that one of the jurors sworn yesterday was unable to continue and so he had to swear a new jury.

The two ….read more

(Pictured: Patrick Nevin. Credit: Collins)

A serial sex offender who attacked three women in the space of eleven days after meeting them through Tinder has been jailed for 12 years.

Patrick Nevin (37) attacked the women on first meeting them after he had texted them on the Tinder dating app and over the mobile phone.

A Probation Service report noted that Nevin had a preoccupation with sex and used sex as an emotional coping mechanism. It also stated he had a hostility towards women and placed him at a high risk of re-offending.

Last June Nevin pleaded guilty to raping one woman at Bellewstown, ….read more

(Pictured: Vincent Ryan. Credit: Collins)

Two Dublin men have gone on trial, having pleaded not guilty to the ‘brutal, callous and shocking’ murder of a 25-year-old father in the city three years ago. The ‘circumstantial evidence’ against them includes CCTV footage from one of their own homes.

The Central Criminal Court heard that Vincent Ryan was shot dead in broad daylight, as he sat in his car on McKee Road in Finglas, after dropping his partner and baby at her home there.

The prosecutor told the jurors that no witness would identify the accused, Paul O’Beirne and Jeffrey Morrow, as the gunmen in ….read more

(Pictured: Anthony Moynihan. Credit: Collins)

By Sonya McLean and Jessica Magee

A Cork man who was sentenced in his absence last week to seven years in prison for raping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy over a period of two years has been jailed.

Anthony Moynihan (54) of Croccane, Rostellan, Midleton was sentenced in his absence after he failed to appear at the Central Criminal Court last Friday.

Today Mr Justice Michael White sent Moynihan to prison after he was brought into court following the execution of a warrant which had been issued last Friday.

During the sentencing last week, Mr Justice White condemned the ….read more

(Pictured: Anthony Moynihan. Credit: Collins)

By Sonya McLean and Jessica Magee

A 54-year-old Corkman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for raping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy over the period of two years.

Anthony Moynihan, of Croccane, Rostellan, Midleton was sentenced in his absence after he failed to appear at the Central Criminal Court today.

Counsel for Moynihan said the defendant had taken the train to Dublin this morning to attend the hearing and was spotted in the vicinity of the court building but was later seen heading back towards Heuston Station.

A bench warrant was issued for his arrest, which gardaí ….read more

By Sonya McLean and Jessica Magee

A Cork man who repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted his little cousin, from when she was aged between five and nine years old, has been jailed for eight years at the Central Criminal Court.

Mr Justice Michael White condemned the “particularly severe and horrendous” nature of the abuse as he sentenced the now 22-year-old man to 10 years in prison with the final two years suspended.

The man pleaded guilty to six charges including rape, oral rape, anal rape and sexual assault on dates between November 1, 2011 and June 26, 2016, in his Co Cork home.

He ….read more

(Pictured: Mr Justice Michael White. Credit: Collins)

A boy who was not involved in the murder of Ana Kriegel has been wrongly identified online as one of her killers, the Central Criminal Court heard today.

During a contempt of court hearing, Mr Justice Michael White urged gardai to “pursue with vigour” the “idiots” responsible for sharing the identities of the two boys who were convicted of murdering the 14-year-old schoolgirl earlier this week.

Under the Children Act and by order of a judge of the Central Criminal Court, it is an offence to identify the boys as they are both aged 14 ….read more

The family of one of the boys convicted of murdering Ana Kriegel has been “forced into hiding” following the publication of photographs online identifying him, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

Representatives of Twitter and Facebook appeared at the court this morning to answer charges of contempt following the publication of pictures of both boys who were convicted this week of murdering the 14-year-old schoolgirl.

It is an offence under the Children Act to publish anything that would identify the boys, who are both aged 14. Mr Justice Paul McDermott also made an order preventing them from being identified.

Rossa Fanning SC, ….read more

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