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Foxrock restaurant set to reopen for business after agreement reached

High Court

by Aodhan O’Faolain

A South Dublin restaurant at the centre of a “tense stand off” between the premises owners and operators has re-opened for business after the parties resolved their differences.

On Tuesday the High Court was told John and James McCabe, directors of the company operating The Gables restaurant and Wine Bar on Torquay Road, Foxrock, were involved in a stand off with agents of the owner of the property attempted to retake possession of the building.

Possession was sought after the company failed to pay arrears of rent of some €379,000. The Gardai were called to the ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Jury in trial of man charged with murder of Roma teen expected to return next week

Central Criminal Court

The jury in the trial of the man charged with murdering teenager Marioara Rostas is expected to return to court on Monday.

The Central Criminal Court began dealing with a legal issue in the trial last week and the jury was excused from attending.

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 and that her body was ….read more

Court of Criminal Appeal

Bi-polar man given suspended sentence for trespassing and sending threatening texts to his mother

District Courts

A MAN who is bi-polar and had ‘idle thoughts’ on the night he sent his mother threatening text messages after he trespassed in her garden has been given a two month suspended sentence.

David Geraghty has also been bound to the peace for one year and ordered to stay away from his mother’s house.

Geraghty (33) of Ballisk Court in Donabate pleaded guilty to trespassing at his mother’s house at Hampton Cove in Balbriggan on June 15th.

Garda Lucy Woods gave evidence at Balbriggan District Court that Geraghty’s mother Mary believed her son to be in the back garden and was sending her ….read more

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Kildare man guilty of murdering his best friend

Central Criminal Court

A man will be sentenced to life in prison later for the murder of his best friend in Co. Kildare last year.

Darren Wynne (21) of Ballyroe, Athy, Co. Kildare had pleaded not guilty to murdering Jamie Lindsay (20) at Coney Green, Coneyboro, Athy on April 6, 2013.

Last Friday Wynne was re-arraigned at the Central Criminal Court and pleaded notguilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter.

However his trial continued when the court was told the plea was not acceptable to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Today the jury of eight men and four women returned a unanimous verdict of guilty of murder ….read more

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Psychiatric patient on trial for murdering fellow patient said he considered killing his neighbours, trial told

Central Criminal Court

by Peter Doyle

A PSYCHIATRIC patient accused of murdering a fellow patient told a garda he fantasised about ways of getting in to prison and considered killing his neighbours before his admission to hospital, a court was told today (THURS).

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

The court was told today that Detective Garda Kieron King interviewed the accused after he had been taken into custody and cautioned ….read more

Irish Special Criminal Court

Bail granted to IRA accused despite garda objections

Special Criminal Court

A Dublin man who was among seven men charged with IRA membership before the Special Criminal Court has been granted temporary bail despite the objections of gardai.

At a special sitting of the non-jury court last year Brian Nick McBennett (54) of Ard Collum Avenue, Artane, was charged with membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the IRA on July 3, 2013.

His six co-accused Peter Burns (39) of Glenshane Crescent, Tallaght, Kevin Braney (39) also of Glenshane Crescent, Tallaght, Michael Barr (33) of Carlton Court, Poppintree, Ballymun, John Brock (41) of Glenview ….read more

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