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Ibrahim Moradi

Pair given community service for their role in abducting former addict

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

(Pictured: Ibrahim Moradi (23). Photo: Collins)

by Jessica Magee and Fiona Ferguson

Two men have been given community service for their role in abducting a recovering addict, driving him around the Dublin mountains and threatening him over his friend’s alleged debt.

Ibrahim Moradi (23) of Birchwood Heights and Adnan Mohamadzadeh (24) of Belgard Square, both in Tallaght, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to falsely imprisoning Roman Bobowicz on June 25, 2012.

Ibrahim Moradi today handed over €1,500 and Mohamadzadeh handed over €2,000 compensation in court for their victim. Both men offered an apology to the victim.

A co-accused Jalal Moradi (24) of Pinelawn, ….read more

Central Criminal Court Inside

Woman accused of murdering her former partner has trial date set

Central Criminal Court

A date has been set for the trial of a 41-year-old woman charged with murdering her former partner in his South Dublin home.

Mercy Peters, originally from Sierra Leone, is charged with murdering 42-year-old Tyrone McKenna on July 17 at the house they had shared in Marlay Court, Rathfarnham.

Her case was called before the Central Criminal Court today.

Mr Justice Paul Carney set a trial date for June 20th, 2016.

GMC Sierra

More proceedings brought against anti-water charge protesters for alleged contempt

High Court

by Aodhan O’Faolain

GMC Sierra, a company installing water meters in Dublin, has brought further proceedings claiming there been several more breaches of court orders restraining harassment of its workers.

Yesterday the company secured permission from the High Court to bring contempt proceedings against several individuals who are opposed to water charges who the company alleges have breached court orders previously granted by the Court.

Tomás Keys Bl, for GMC, said that in recent days several individuals have breached orders put in place by the High Court, including one setting up 20 m exclusion zones around where installation works are taking place.

Mr ….read more

james cahill

Former apprentice butcher stole €49,000 in takings on Christmas Eve

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A former apprentice butcher who stole over €49,000 from his employer during a “drug-induced paranoia” in the early hours of Christmas Eve last year has had his sentence adjourned.

James Cahill (22) was approached twice by a security guard at Finglas’s Charlestown Shopping Centre when he was spotted pushing a wheelie bin in and out of McArdle’s butchers around 5am.

On both occasions the security guard accepted Cahill was using the bin to help move into a house across the street.

Cahill, of Ferrycarrig Park, Coolock, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to theft of €49,204 from McArdle Meats on December 24, ….read more

footbridge tallaght

Trial date set for seven charged with murder of Dale Creighton

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: The footbridge on St Dominic’s Road, Tallaght. Photo: Collins)

A date has been set for the trial of seven Dubliners charged with murdering 20-year-old Dale Creighton in Tallaght on New Year’s Day. An eighth person will go on trial with them, charged with assault causing harm.

All eight, who are in their 20s and originally from Tallaght, will stand trial in October 2016. The Central Criminal Court trial is expected to last eight weeks.

Dale Creighton died in hospital on January 2nd, two days after he was injured at a footbridge on Saint Dominic’s Road, Tallaght.

Charged with his murder are 21-year-old Aisling ….read more

justice new

Eight-year sentence for Chinese father who worked at cannabis growhouse

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A Chinese father-of-two who acted as a gardener at a cannabis growhouse in Dublin has been sentenced to eight years in prison with the final four years suspended.

Sheng Dong Pan (31) was caught by gardaí looking anxious and changing his top outside a unit of Clondalkin Industrial Estate which contained cannabis worth an estimated €725,828.

Pan, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to cultivating cannabis on July 23, 2013.

He initially denied the more serious charge of possessing the drug for sale or supply and took a trial date, but entered a late guilty plea last week.

Judge ….read more

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