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Hotelier jailed for raping employee (17) must await appeal fate

Court of Appeal

A former hotelier who was jailed for raping a 17-year-old employee after a staff party and whose case was remitted back from the Supreme Court must wait to find out if his appeal against his 2013 conviction is successful.

Brian Shaughnessy appealed his conviction arguing that his defence was not properly put to the trial jury. At the Court of Appeal today, the court said it would reserve judgement in the matter.

Shaughnessy (56), formerly of Ballywinna, Craughwell, Co Galway, was convicted of raping the female part-time employee in the early hours of July 26, 2010, in the presidential suite of the ….read more


Vet’s bank account empty after unlawful deductions


A vet who had so much money unlawfully cut from his wages last winter that his bank account was cleared out and he couldn’t put diesel in his work van has secured an order for over €3,000 against his former employer.

Alonso Serrano Laborda’s complaints under the payment of Wages Act against Thomas Joseph Heneghan, trading as Castle Vets, were upheld by the Workplace Relations Commission in a decision just published.

Mr Serrano Laborda told the tribunal that he travelled from Spain to take up work as a large animal vet in Mr Heneghan’s practice from 18 October last year, dealing with ….read more


Walking Home: The Murder of Urantsetseg Tserendorj

Central Criminal Court

Ulambayer Surenkhor did not even stop to change his slippers as he left home. It was just after 9:30pm, and he had taken a phone call from his wife saying that she had been stabbed in the neck.

When he arrived at the taxi rank at Dublin’s Connolly Station, he found his wife Urantsetseg applying pressure to a wound that was bleeding profusely.  

“I am dying, what should we do?” she asked him. “I’m dying,” she repeated. 

When an ambulance arrived, Ms Tserendorj was very frightened. Her hand shook as she told her husband: “My head is exploding.” Urantsetseg was also ….read more

Special Criminal Court

Burglar who rang phone he left at scene fails in appeal

Court of Appeal

A burglar who was caught by gardaí after he rang a phone he left at the scene of the crime has failed in a bid to overturn his conviction.

The Court of Appeal had heard that Garda Stephen White answered the phone, which was covered in glass when it was recovered from the scene of the burglary at a house in the suburbs of Dublin. Gda White spoke to David Lynch (50), of Leinster Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6, on January 26, 2019, and arranged a meeting.

Lynch said he had lost the phone and Gda White, who did not identify himself ….read more


Teen found guilty of murdering Urantsetseg Tserendorj

Central Criminal Court

A 16-year-old boy who stabbed Uransetseg Tserendorj as she walked home from work in Dublin’s city centre has been found guilty of her murder following a retrial at the Central Criminal Court.

A reduced jury panel of six men and five women returned a 10-1 majority verdict at the Central Criminal Court on Friday afternoon on what was their fourth day of deliberations in the case.

The accused, who was 14 at the time of the offence and cannot be named because he is a minor, had denied the murder of Ms Tserendorj but had pleaded guilty to her manslaughter on January ….read more

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Urantsetseg Tserendorj: what the jury didn't hear

Central Criminal Court

by IINA Reporters

The judge in the retrial of the teenage boy who has been convicted of murdering Urantsetseg Tserendorj ruled that a key piece of witness evidence that was excluded from the original trial should go before the jury.

Less than half an hour after stabbing Ms Tserendorj on Dublin’s pandemic-quietened streets, the teenager attempted to rob another woman, Tayo Odelade, before taking out a knife and telling her: “That could have ended a lot worse for you.”

In ruling on the admissibility of the evidence, Mr Justice Tony Hunt said it was his view that this showed a deliberate decision by ….read more

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