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Judge apologises to jury in Roma teen murder trial over delay

Central Criminal Court

The judge in the trial of the man charged with murdering teenager Marioara Rostas has apologised to the jury for an ongoing delay.

The 10 men and two women have been absent from proceedings at the Central Criminal Court for more than a fortnight, while legal issues are resolved.

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

The trial has heard that the Romanian teenager disappeared from Dublin city centre on the afternoon of January 6th ….read more

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Psychiatrist tells murder trial accused was unable to refrain from killing

Central Criminal Court

A psychiatrist has told the trial of a man charged with murdering an elderly man in a psychiatric unit that the accused was unable to refrain from killing the deceased because of medication withdrawal.

Ian Harman (50), of Carrigallen, Mountain Lodge, Cootehill, Co Cavan, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to murdering Michael Treanor (81) at the Psychiatric Unit of Cavan General Hospital, Lisdarn, Co Cavan on June 27, 2011.

The court was told that Mr Harman, who was originally from England, had been admitted to the unit following a suicide attempt.

Caroline Biggs SC defending told the jury at ….read more

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High Court dispute between Elliott brothers resolved

High Court

by Aodhan O’Faolain

A High Court dispute between brothers Patrick and Paul Elliott, members of the well known Co Cavan family of builders and developers, over the running of a property firm has been resolved.

Patrick Elliot had brought proceedings against his brother Paul Elliott in regards to the running of Elliott Construction Ltd, a company the High Court heard is involved in the management of property assets.

In his action Patrick Elliott who is the CEO and 60% shareholder of Elliott Construction asked the High Court to grant an order under Section 135 of the 1961 Companies Act that would ….read more

Wayne Alan Bradley

Bradley brothers get six month reduction in sentences

Court of Criminal Appeal

Two brothers who received sentences totaling 16 years for conspiring to steal from a security van transporting almost €1 million in cash have had each of their sentences reduced by six months on appeal.

The Court of Criminal Appeal today found there was an error in principle in the sentence of nine years with two suspended imposed on Alan Bradley (40) and in the sentence of seven years with 18 months suspended imposed on his brother Wayne Bradley (35) by Judge Tony Hunt in April 2012.

The men attempted to carry out the raid under the direction of the late Eamon Dunne, ….read more

Irish Court of Criminal Appeal

Man sentenced to 12 years for €630k cocaine possession fails in appeal

Court of Criminal Appeal

A man who was sentenced to 12 years for the possession of cocaine worth over €600,000 has failed in an appeal against the severity of his sentence.

In January 2012 Alan Graham (41), with last address at Collinamuck, Roscahill, Co Galway, was sentenced to 12 years with two years suspended by Judge Raymond Groarke for the possession of the drugs.

He had pleaded guilty before Galway Circuit Criminal Court to the possession of cocaine worth €420,000 for sale or supply at Glenbrack, Gort, in south Co Galway, on November 2, 2010.

He also pleaded guilty to having possession of another three kilograms of ….read more


Pygmalion dispute resolved

High Court

by Aodhan O’Faolain

A High Court dispute involving the shareholders of a well known Dublin City Centre nightspot and restaurant has been resolved.

Businessman Paul McGlade, who last year acquired an interest in the Pygmalion Public House, which is a bar/restaurant and nightclub located on Dublin’s South William Street, claimed he was excluded from and unable to gain access to the premises by his fellow shareholders brothers Jay and Tim Bourke.

Arising out of his exclusion Mr McGlade, along with two companies involved in the operation of the bar/restaurant- Fellerim Ltd and Lintrath Holdings Ltd, was against Jonathan Jay Bourke, Leinster Road Rathmines, ….read more

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