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Roma teen murder jury ask to re-hear evidence of victim's brothers

Central Criminal Court

The jury has begun deliberating at the Central Criminal Court in the trial of a 35-year-old Dublin man charged with murdering teenager Marioara Rostas.

Alan Wilson of New Street Gardens has pleaded not guilty to the 18-year-old’s murder at a house on Brabazon Street, The Coombe, Dublin between January 7 and January 8, 2008.

The five-week trial has heard that the Romanian girl had been begging at a Dublin City junction on the afternoon of January 6th 2008. Her younger brother saw her get into a car, which was driven off, and her family never saw her again.

Her body was found in ….read more

Tony Walsh

Former priest and serial child abuser Tony Walsh fails in sentence appeal

Court of Criminal Appeal

Former priest and serial child abuser Tony Walsh has failed in appeals against separate sentences of 16 years and 15 months imposed on him for what the Court of Criminal Appeal has described as the “depraved” rape and sexual abuse of young boys in the nineteen seventies and eighties.

Walsh, who was known as the “Singing Priest” for his role in a travelling all-priest vocal group before he was defrocked, is serving a 16-year sentence imposed on him in 2010 for the rape and abuse of three school boys.

In 2012 Walsh had 15 months added to this sentence for abusing two ….read more

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Cork building firm that owes NAMA more than €70 million to be wound up

High Court

by Aodhan O’Faolain

The High Court has appointed provisional liquidators to a Cork based building firm that owes the National Assets Management Agency more than €71 million.

Today National Assets Loan Management Ltd (NALM), a company of NAMA asked Mr Justice Paul Gilligan to appoint joint provisional liquidators to ensure an orderly winding up of O’Brien and O’Flynn Ltd Building Contractors located at Doughcloyne House, Vicars Road, Cork. The company’s directors are brother Dan and Denis O’Flynn.

The court heard the company owes NAMA some €71.2 million with assets worth less than half that amount. The court heard the debt to NAMA ….read more

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Two sentenced for Co. Kildare manslaughter

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: James Seery)

Two men have received sentences totaling 15 years for their part in the killing of a man in Co. Kildare last year.

Last week Darren Wynne (21) was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his best friend Jamie Lindsay (20) who he shot in the face.

Wynne of Ballyroe, Athy, Co. Kildare had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to murdering Mr Lindsay at Coney Green, Coneyboro, Athy on April 6, 2013.

Quentin Monaghan (21) of Tullamoy, Stradbally, Co. Laois and James Seery (21) of Canal Side, Athy who were also charged with the murder and ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Roma teen murder trial jury to begin deliberating tomorrow morning

Central Criminal Court

The jury will begin deliberating at the Central Criminal Court on Thursday morning in the trial of a Dublin man charged with murdering teenager Marioara Rostas.

Alan Wilson (35) of New Street Gardens has pleaded not guilty to the 18-year-old’s murder at a house on Brabazon Street, The Coombe, Dublin between January 7 and January 8, 2008.

The five-week trial has heard that the Romanian girl had been begging at a Dublin City junction on the afternoon of January 6th 2008. Her younger brother saw her get into a car, which was driven off, and her family never saw her again.

Her body ….read more

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Wexford murder accused to be released on bail

Central Criminal Court

A man charged with murdering Jason Ryan in Co. Wexford two years ago is to be released on bail.

James Connors (27) of Rosemount, Drinagh, Co. Wexford is accused of murdering Mr Ryan at Hollyville Heights in Wexford town on January 25, 2012.

A date has been set for November 30, 2015 for his trial which the court was told could not previously begin because of the unavailability of judges.

Today lawyers for Mr Connors, who was in custody with consent to bail, made an application to the High Court to reduce the amount of independent surety required for his release.

Mr Justice Garrett ….read more

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