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Bail for Limerick man charged with handgun possession

Special Criminal Court

A Limerick man charged with the possession of two handguns and ammunition was granted bail by the Special Criminal Court this morning (Wednesday).

Gary Yeung (31) and his co-accused Patrick Kennedy (65) were arrested by gardai on the afternoon of September 14th on James’ Street in Dublin’s south inner city as part of ongoing investigations in to the activities of dissident republicans in Dublin and Limerick.

The pair were both charged with the unlawful possession of a .455 Colt model “New Service” revolver and a .455 Calibre Webley Mark 6 revolver bearing serial number 324736 at James’ Street, Dublin 8 on September ….read more

Irish Court of Criminal Appeal

Nigerian Nitelink sex-attacker has sentence more than doubled

Court of Criminal Appeal

A Nigerian man who was sentenced to two years for sexually assaulting a woman who fell asleep beside him on a Nitelink bus has had his sentence more than doubled after a successful appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The Court of Criminal Appeal today (Monday) found that the sentence of two years with one year suspended imposed on Michael Igbosonu (25) by Judge Patricia Ryan in March 2012 for a “predatory” sexual assault was unduly lenient.

The former accountancy student had denied the offence but was unanimously found guilty by a Dublin Circuit Criminal Court jury following a four-day trial. ….read more

Irish Special Criminal Court

Men charged with firearms and IRA membership offences at SCC

Special Criminal Court

Two men have appeared before the non-jury Special Criminal Court this morning (Monday) charged with the possession of two handguns in Dublin’s south inner city.

Patrick Kennedy (65) and Gary Yeung (31) were arrested by gardai on Saturday afternoon on James Street in Dublin city centre as part of ongoing investigations in to the activities of dissident republicans in Dublin and Limerick.

The pair were both charged with the unlawful possession of a .455 Colt model “New Service” revolver and a .455 Calibre Webley Mark 6 revolver bearing serial number 324736 at James Street, Dublin 8 on September 14th, 2013.

Mr Yeung, with ….read more

Irish Court of Criminal Appeal

Man who caused the deaths of three people while drink-driving faces increased sentence

Court of Criminal Appeal

A man who caused the deaths of three people in a head-on collision after driving on the wrong side of the road having drank almost three-and-a-half times the legal alcohol limit is facing an increase on his four-year sentence after a successful appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The Court of Criminal Appeal today (Monday) found that the sentence of four years with one suspended imposed on Kevin McArdle (31), of Longfield, Carrickmacross, at Monaghan Circuit Criminal Court in October 2011 for dangerous driving causing death was “unduly lenient”.

The 31-year-old had drank almost three-and-a-half times the legal alcohol limit and ….read more

Irish Special Criminal Court

Bail for man charged with IRA membership and handgun possession

Special Criminal Court

A Dublin man charged with the IRA membership and the possession of two handguns in Dublin’s south inner city has been granted bail by the Special Criminal Court.

Patrick Kennedy (65) and his co-accused Gary Yeung (31) were arrested by gardai last Saturday afternoon on James’ Street as part of ongoing investigations in to the activities of dissident republicans in Dublin and Limerick.

The pair were both charged with the unlawful possession of a .455 Colt model “New Service” revolver and a .455 Calibre Webley Mark 6 revolver bearing serial number 324736 at James’ Street, Dublin 8 on September 14th, 2013.

Mr Kennedy, ….read more

Eric Eoin Marques

“Largest facilitator of child porn in the world” refused bail for second time

High Court

An Irishman described by an FBI Special Agent as “the largest facilitator of child porn in the world” has been refused bail for a second time at the High Court.

 

Mr Justice John Edwards this afternoon (Friday) said that having taken “considerable time” to review the evidence in the case he was not disposed to grant bail to Eric Eoin Marques, who is wanted in the United States on charges relating to conspiring to distribute and advertise child pornography, and advertising and distributing child pornography.

 

He said concerns that Mr Marques may abscond or interfere with evidence were such that he could ….read more

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