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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 Dundon

Limerick Criminals Dundon and Killeen jailed for life for Roy Collins murder

Special Criminal Court

(Pictured: Wayne Dundon)

Two Limerick criminals have been sentenced to life in prison for the revenge murder of innocent businessman Roy Collins in the city over five years ago.

Wayne Dundon (36), of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect ordered the murder from prison and Nathan Killeen (24) of Hyde Road, Prospect, was the getaway driver for the gunman, James Dillon.

They had both pleaded not guilty to murdering the 35-year-old father of two, who was engaged to be married. He was shot in the chest while running Coin Castle Amusements at Roxboro Road Shopping Centre on April 9, 2009.

Mr Collins’ father, Steve Collins, was believed ….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

Steve Collins

Steve Collins indicates his family may return to Ireland

Special Criminal Court

Steve Collins, the father of murdered businessman Roy Collins, has indicated that his family might return to Ireland now that his son’s murderers have been jailed for life. Despite losing his son, Roy Collins, by helping to prosecute a criminal, he also encouraged anybody in a similar position to do the same.

He was speaking outside the Special Criminal Court, after Wayne Dundon and Nathan Killeen were jailed for life having been found guilty of murdering the 35-year-old at the amusement arcade he ran in Limerick.

Wayne Dundon (36), of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect ordered the murder from prison and Nathan Killeen (24) ….read more

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