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Kinahans 'want to be the biggest gang in Europe', Hutch told Dowdall

Special Criminal Court

(Pictured: Mr Gerard Hutch. Court Art: Mike O’Donnell)

The Special Criminal Court has heard a recording of Regency Hotel murder accused Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch tell ex-Sinn Fein Councillor Jonathan Dowdall that the Kinahan cartel want “to be the biggest gang in Europe”.

The court also heard that Mr Hutch agreed with Dowdall when asked if he would be happy “with just a few quid under the radar”, with the accused adding that he doesn’t want “hundreds of millions”.

In conversations captured by a garda bugging device when Dowdall and Mr Hutch allegedly travelled back from the North after meeting with republicans, ….read more


Benfica to be given identities behind allegedly defamatory 'scoundrels' Twitter account

High Court

(Picture: Chivista, Wikimedia Commons)

Two-time European Cup winners Benfica have secured a High Court order directing Twitter to reveal the identity of those behind an account that has posted allegedly defamatory information about the storied Portuguese football club.

The orders granted to the club require that the social media giant, now owned by multi-billionaire Elon Musk, disclose the identity of the person or persons behind the “@o_tal_pulha” account, which it says has posted defamatory material about the club.

Benfica claims the account posted defamatory comments including allegations of financial and other impropriety against it.

Previously, the court was told the football club believes “o_tal_pulha” ….read more

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Cocaine addict used drug to help 'calm down' sleep apnea

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A chronic cocaine addict who suffers from sleep apnea and claimed he was using the drug to “calm him down” has been jailed for two years for moving €104k in crime cash to pay off his debts.

Michael Greene (46) of Seabury Lawns, Mornington, Meath pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to money laundering of €104,720 in cash at a place in Swords, Co Dublin on October 1, 2021.

David Perry BL, prosecuting, told the court that gardai had obtained confidential information in relation to another man, Michael Jameson of Aidton Court, Newtown Mearns, Glasgow, Scotland and his arrival at Dublin ….read more

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Woman avoids jail for harassing children's hospital doctor

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

(Pictured: Marlies Walsh. Photo: Collins)

By Eimear Dodd

A Cork woman who harassed a doctor at her son’s hospital for over two years has walked from court after being handed a suspended prison sentence.

Marlies Walsh (50) of Pedlers Cross, Clonakilty, Co Cork pleaded guilty to one count of harassment at Temple Street Hospital, Dublin. She has no previous convictions.

Walsh contacted the doctor and others at the hospital by phone and email over a period between December 2017 and August 2020 as she wanted to work as a patient advocate. Her son, now 20, was a transplant patient at the hospital.

Judge Elma ….read more


Woman remanded in custody after attack on young garda

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

By Claire Henry

A 41-year-old Dublin woman has been remanded in custody pending sentencing for an attack on a female garda earlier this year, during which she pulled out clumps of the young officer’s hair.

Lisa Lee (41), with an address at Annalivia Apartments, James Street, Dublin 8, pleaded guilty to assaulting Garda Caoimhe Reilly causing her harm on January 9 last.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that gardaí were called to a domestic incident at Lee’s home at 3am on the night in question.

When gardaí arrived, they found Lee outside with a bleeding lip and blood on her nose. Lee went into ….read more


App publisher Zulleon ordered to pay developer nearly €11k


Children’s gaming company and app publisher Zulleon has been ordered to pay a games developer close to €11,000 for unlawful deductions from his pay imposed when the pandemic hit.

In a decision released this morning, the Workplace Relations Commission found that the publisher had made “misleading representations” that it would pay staff back for a 25% pay cut it imposed when the Covid-19 pandemic reached Ireland.

The finding was reached in respect of one of two complaints made under the Payment of Wages Act 1991 against Zulleon Ltd by former employee Eoin Roche, both of which were upheld.

Mr Roche told the ….read more

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