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Frenzied knife attacker gets more jail time for using stolen card machine

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A “frenzied” knife attacker who is serving a 10-year sentence previously used a stolen card machine to try and refund himself over €7,000, a court has heard.

Lawrence Mubango (31) was caught by the manager of Mary’s Pub, Wicklow Street, Dublin city when the manager saw him reaching behind the counter and placing the credit card machine back behind the bar.

Detective Garda Eoin Kirwan told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court that the refund facility had been activated and €7,500 was entered to be refunded. CCTV footage showed Mubango taking the machine from behind the bar.

Mubango had the credit card machine in ….read more

Eamon Cumberton

Sunset House murder conviction upheld

Court of Appeal

(File Picture: Eamonn Cumberton. Credit: Collins)

A man given a life sentence for the Kinahan cartel murder of Michael Barr has failed in his appeal against his conviction.

Eamonn Cumberton (32), last of Mountjoy Street in Dublin, had denied the murder of Mr Barr (35) in the Sunset House pub in Dublin’s north inner city on April 25th, 2016.

Mr Barr was standing at the counter of the bar, socialising, when two men wearing “Freddy Kruger” masks entered the pub and one of them shot him seven times in what the Special Criminal Court described as a “deliberate” and “planned” execution.

In dismissing ….read more

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Bankruptcy can't be annulled after discharge, judge finds

High Court

The High Court has dismissed a woman’s application to annul the bankruptcy she claimed she was forced into after being overcharged on her mortgage by Bank of Ireland.

In her judgement, Ms Justice Teresa Pilkington said the court had “considerable sympathy” for the distress Deirdre Dennis had endured over a considerable period of time.

However, the annulment application was not a matter in which the court had the jurisdiction to rule in Ms Dennis’s favour, the judge found.

The difficulty in this case, the judge said, was that the reasons for seeking to set aside the bankruptcy, including that the bank had wrongly ….read more

Shane Byrne

'Final whistle blown' as dispute between Shane Byrne and waste company is resolved

High Court

(Pictured: Mr Shane Byrne. Credit: Collins)

A High Court dispute between Oxigen Environmental and former rugby star Shane Byrne and his brother William over the operation of a waste disposal company has been resolved.

The parties, in what was described as a bitter dispute which first came before the High Court last October, informed Mr Justice Michael Quinn on Thursday morning that all matters had been resolved and the proceedings could be struck out.

Martin Hayden SC, appearing with Ronnie Hudson BL for Oxigen, said that the parties had engaged in discussions which he said had been “fruitful” and all matters between ….read more

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Pair move to appeal convictions for murdering man at house party

Court of Appeal

Two men who murdered a man at a house-party that descended into violence should have their convictions set aside, the Court of Appeal has heard.

The remote hearing saw lawyers, the three judges of the criminal side of the Court of Appeal and the two appellants today joined by video-link.

Dylan Hayes (25) with a last address at The Crescent, Kilteragh, Dooradoyle, Co Limerick and Ger Hogan (37) with a last address at Raheen Square, Ballinacurra Weston, Co Limerick were found guilty by a Central Criminal Court jury of the murder of Shane Murphy at The Grove, Pallasgreen, Co Limerick on ….read more

Court of Criminal Appeal

No jail for woman whose burglary saw school's insurance rise €10k

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

By Declan Brennan & Brion Hoban

A mother-of-three who burgled a school which saw its insurance rise by €10,000 has received a fully suspended sentence.

After her arrest, Tara Fay (46) told gardaí that she was stealing to pay for drugs. She admitted trespassing and taking jumpers and tracksuits from the school.

Fay, of Premier Square, Finglas, Dublin pleaded guilty to burglary of the school on Wellmount Road, Finglas on October 4, 2016. Her 83 previous convictions include 39 for theft offences and 29 for road traffic offences.

Passing sentence today, Judge Patricia Ryan said the offence was aggravated by its consequences, even though ….read more

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