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Man charged with 50 counts of sexual offences against two young girls expected to indicate how he will plead in December

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A man charged with 50 counts of sexual offences against two young girls will appear again before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court in two months.

The 51-year-old man, who can not be identified for legal reasons, was sent forward from the District Court earlier this year in relation to the offences which are alleged to have happened on dates between 2007 and 2011 at locations in Dublin and Donegal.

The charges sent forward include 40 counts of child exploitation by inviting, inducing or coercing the alleged victim to engage in or participate in a sexual, indecent or obscene act. This includes engaging in ….read more

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Community Service for courier who failed to pay almost 300K in taxes

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

by Conor Gallagher and Sonya McLean

A courier who failed to pay to nearly €300,000 in taxes has been ordered to carry out 220 hours community service in lieu of a two year jail term.

Mark Tierney (43) was prosecuted for failing to pay income tax for five years. He was also charging VAT to his clients but failing to pass it on to the Revenue.

Tierney of Cardonagh Drive, Donaghmede, Dublin 13 pleaded guilty to ten counts of not paying VAT between 2006 and 2010 and two counts of filing incorrect tax returns.

Tierney repaid none of the money. He is now on ….read more

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Arcade manager goes on trial accused of taking part in abduction of father-of-nine

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

by Declan Brennan

An arcade night manager has gone on trial accused of taking part in the abduction of a care assistant and father of nine.

Calin Cucura (31) is alleged to have been one of four men who bundled Sean Cummins into the back of a car, took him to an unknown location, and threatened to cut off his fingers one by one until his family paid money over.

Cacura of Derrynane Square, Dublin and formerly of Blessington Road, Tallaght has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to falsely imprisoning and making a threat to kill Mr Cummins on ….read more

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Former bar owners get community service after death of employee who was crushed to death in lift shaft

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

(Pictured: James Lambert (46) of Castlelawns, Tallaght)

Two former bar and nightclub owners have been ordered to complete community service for health and safety breaches that resulted in an employee being crushed to death in a lift shaft.

Employees and managers regularly used a goods-only lift to move between floors at The Blu Bar, despite signs above the lift doors prohibiting people transport.

Kay Baxter, a Health and Safety Authority inspector, said that a barmaid had seen TBC Bar Ltd company director James Lambert (46) using the lift after he had told her not to get into it about five months before 31-year-old ….read more

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Detective denies trying to cause "maximum embarrassment" to solider arrested for alleged attack on gardaí

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

(Pictured: Accused man Naoise O’Conarain (22))

A detective has denied trying to cause “maximum embarrassment” to a solider when he arrested him at his barracks for assaulting gardaí

Naoise O’Conarain (22) is accused of assaulting five gardaí including allegedly attacking one with a razor.

Mr O’Conarain of Redwood Lawn, Kilnamanagh, pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assaulting gardaí Andrew Quinn and Fiachra Molloy causing them harm at his home on March 10, 2013.

The solider, who is stationed at Cathal Brugha Barracks in Rathmines, also denies charges of assaulting gardaí Ross Foy, Kevin Keane and Simon Butler on the same date.

Giving ….read more

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Man involved in violent pub brawl and handling stolen motorbikes gets community service

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A man who was involved in a violent pub brawl during which the victim was punched, kicked and attacked with beer bottles has been ordered to carry out community service in lieu of a prison sentence.

Anthony Harte (24) of Stephen’s Road, Inchicore, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to violent disorder at Morrisey’s Pub, Cork Street, Dublin on January 7, 2013.

Harte also admitted handling three stolen motorbikes valued at €25,000, at South Dublin Fiat Dealership, Goatstown Road, Dundrum on February 1, 2012.

At a sentence hearing last July, Judge Mary Ellen Ring heard that both the victim, Christopher Conlon and ….read more

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