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Pair charged at Special Criminal Court after major garda operation against Limerick crime gang

Special Criminal Court

A man and woman appeared before an out-of-term sitting of the Special Criminal Court this afternoon charged with money laundering offences, in what gardaí have called a “significant development” in an ongoing operation against organised crime in Co Limerick.

Dermot McManus (51) and Terese Halpin (49) were both arrested last night when gardaí executed a warrant at their home address at Keating Park, Killalee, Co Limerick.

Mr McManus is charged with handling sums of cash worth €28,550 and £17,240, knowing or believing or being reckless as to whether it was the proceeds of criminal conduct on 17 June 2020, and allowing an ….read more

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'Daddy was a hero': UK man gets life for brutal murder of Irish boxing champ

Central Criminal Court

(Kevin Sheehy’s mother Tracey Tully hugs a supporter outside court today. Photo: Collins)

The mother of Irish boxing champion Kevin Sheehy has said that his child, who was born after her father was brutally murdered, “will grow up knowing her daddy was a hero”.

Tracey Tully, whose son Kevin was repeatedly run over by a jeep driven by UK man Logan Jackson, told the Central Criminal Court today that: “Logan Jackson has two and a half years done of his time, so that will come off his sentence. But so do I. I have two-and-a-half years done also. But I don’t get ….read more

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In society's interest that producer of child abuse material continues with rehabilitation, court rules

Court of Appeal

(Pictured: Robert Traynor. Photo: Collins)

It is in society’s interest that an IT worker who made child abuse material and was caught with nearly two thousand such images continue towards rehabilitation rather than be sent to jail, the Court of Appeal ruled today.

Robert Traynor (54) of southwest Dublin, left court in March of this year with a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to possession of 1,938 images and 183 videos of child pornography on February 2, 2018.

Traynor, a former computer worker at a bank, had also admitted the production of 1,650 computer generated images on September 22, 2014, ….read more

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Christmas Vacation

High Court

Courts News Ireland wishes you and yours health and well-being over the Christmas holidays.

Full coverage resumes when the higher courts return for Hilary sittings, beginning on January 11th.

A Merry Christmas and Peaceful New Year to all,

The CNI Team.

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"Brothers never let go": victim impact statements by murdered champ's family

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Members of Kevin Sheehy’s family outside court today. Photo: Collins)

Speaking outside the Criminal Courts of Justice today, solicitor Sinead Nolan made a statement on behalf of the Sheehy and Tully families as well as Kevin Sheehy’s partner Emma Colbert:

“I want to express the relief that is felt by all today that this matter has come to a conclusion. Kevin’s family have endured a very difficult two years since he was murdered. They have also endured a very difficult two weeks here in court listening to the horrendous details of Kevin’s death. This was worsened by the fact that the ….read more

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Juror's letter contains no evidence of 'impropriety', Munster abuse case judge says

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Mr Justice Paul McDermott. Photo: Collins)

By Isabel Hayes & Brion Hoban

The trial judge in the Munster child sexual abuse case has rejected submissions that he should set aside the guilty verdicts or carry out enquiries, in the wake of a letter written to him by one of the jurors.

Five members of the same extended family were found guilty of all but one of the 78 counts against them following a 10-week trial that took place between May and August this year. They are due to face a sentence hearing in January.

The court heard previously that a member of the ….read more

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