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"Love rival" farmer told gardai he found Mary Lowry's account "strange and intriguing"

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Mr Patrick Quirke. Credit: Collins)

A farmer accused of murdering his love rival told gardai he had a “hunch” about what happened to DJ Bobby ‘Mr Moonlight’ Ryan and found the things the deceased’s girlfriend told him “strange” and “intriguing”.

In interviews following the discovery of Mr Ryan’s remains, Patrick Quirke also told gardai that Mary Lowry, Mr Quirke’s former lover and then girlfriend of the deceased, had a “couldn’t care less attitude” about the disappearance of her boyfriend.

Mr Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Mr Ryan – a part-time DJ going by ….read more

10/08/2017 Rider with horse at the RDS Horseshow in Ballsbridge, Dublin which runs from the 9th to the 13th of August.

Dispute over owners nominee to board of Horse Racing Ireland

High Court

High Court proceedings have been brought over the process used by the organisation that represents Irish racehorse owners to select its representative on the board of Horse Racing Ireland.

The action has been brought by businessman James Gough, who has been the nominee of the 2000-member strong Association of Irish Racehorse Owners (AIRO) to the board of HRI since 2015.

Mr Gough wants to be re-nominated to the board of HRI, which is Irish horse racing’s governing body.

However, he claims that AIRO’s Council has prevented his name being put forward to the membership.

He claims that another person’s name ….read more

Court of Criminal Appeal

Addict mugged neighbour (92)

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A drug addict who mugged his 92-year-old neighbour has been jailed for three years.

James Redmond (25) told gardaí he owed money to drug dealers and stole from the pensioner because she was an easy target.

Deirdre Tobin had just collected her pension in the local post office and had arrived home at around 3pm. Redmond was waiting for her and grabbed her bag from behind, causing her to fall.

He took all the cash that was in her bag and then ran off. Garda Tony Corcoran said that the victim was lying on her back when he arrived at the scene.

Gardaí identified ….read more

Ali Barker

Row between former "privileged lifestyle" couple over alleged partnership is resolved

High Court

(Pictured: Ms Ali Barker. Credit: Collins)

A High Court action brought by a south Dublin businesswoman against her former partner over an alleged entitlement to a share in a property business she claimed they built up together has been settled.

Ali Barker had sued businessman Mr Owen Owens, with an address at Rochfort, The Burnaby, Greystones, Co Wicklow, and a company founded by him, Dunbury Holdings.

Mr Owens disputed Ms Barker’s claims in respect of what he said was his business, and in a counterclaim, he sought orders requiring her to leave the house where she currently lives.

On Thursday, the High Court ….read more

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Man stabbed 28 times escaped from car that was pushed into canal, trial hears

Central Criminal Court

A man stabbed 28 times before escaping from the boot of a car that was pushed into a canal has told a Central Criminal Court jury that he thought he was going to die.

Paul Crosby (23) of Rathmullen Park in Drogheda has gone on trial for the attempted murder of Gerard Boyle (33) at Knockcommon, Beauparc, Slane, Co Meath on November 10, 2016.

Mr Crosby is also charged with falsely imprisoning and intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Mr Boyle on the same occasion.

Arraigned before a jury at the Central Criminal Court today, Mr Crosby pleaded not ….read more

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Man caught with loaded gun while on bail for drugs offences

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A Dublin man has been jailed for five years for transporting a loaded gun and possessing over €42,000 of drugs to offset his debts to criminals.

Keith Gilroy (26) a father-of-two of Bunratty Road, Coolcock, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possessing €2,590 of cocaine at Sean O’Casey Avenue, Dublin, on August 27, 2016.

He admitted possessing over €40,000 of cannabis and crack cocaine and laundering €4,415 at the same location on February 27, 2017. He also pleaded guilty to possessing a Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum revolver and 11 rounds of ammunition at Howth Road, Clontarf, Dublin, on July ….read more

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