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Paris Bakery

Paris Bakery wound up

High Court

by Aodhan O’Faolain

(Pictured: Paris Bakery workers after ending their sit-in)

The High Court has wound up the well known Dublin city centre bakery and restaurant Paris Bakery, which had been the scene of a sit-in by workers over unpaid wages.

Today Mr Justice Brian Cregan appointed Mr Carl Dillon of Moore Stephens Nathans as official liquidator to Paris Bakery and Pastry Ltd, which had operated in Moore Street until its closure in May.

The Revenue Commissioners petitioned the court to wind up the company after it failed to satisfy a demand for €117,000 in unpaid taxes, including VAT, PRSI and PAYE.

Revenue served a ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Woman found not guilty of murdering her partner by reason of insanity committed to Central Mental Hospital

Central Criminal Court

A report was read to court today detailing the treatment and progress of a woman found not guilty by reason of insanity for killing her partner.

Caroline Roche (52) from Ballyedmond Monamolin in Wexford pleaded not guilty to murdering Walter Plunkett (84) by reason of insanity.

Paul Burns SC prosecuting reminded the court that Miss Roche was found not guilty by reason of insanity earlier this month (June 20).

Consultant forensic psychiatrist at the Central Medical Hospital in Dundrum, Dr Paul O’ Connell confirmed that stress caused by the trial had cause short destabilisation but that Miss Roche’s mental state has improved.

“I’m advised ….read more

Outside Stock Close

Roma teen went missing just 18 days after arrival in Ireland

Central Criminal Court

The father of a teenager found in a shallow grave in 2012 has described the afternoon that she disappeared at a busy Dublin junction four years earlier and his unsuccessful attempt to report her missing.

Dumitru Rostas was giving evidence to the Central Criminal Court today in the trial of the 35-year-old man charged with murdering his daughter.

Alan Wilson of New Street Gardens in Dublin is charged with murdering Marioara Rostas at a house on Brabazon Street, The Coombe in the city. The 35-year-old has pleaded not guilty to her murder between January 7 and January 8, 2008.

The trial has heard ….read more


Market Bar shareholders dispute comes before court

High Court

by Aodhan O’Faolain

A dispute involving the shareholders of the well known Dublin City centre pub The Market Bar has come before the High Court.

Businessman Jonathan Bourke has brought proceedings against fellow shareholders John Reynolds and Eoin Foyle arising out a purported decision to dilute his shareholding in the business and to dismiss him from his employment at the bar, located in Dublin’s Fade Street.

The matter was briefly mentioned before Mr Justice Brian Cregan at the High Court yesterday.

Patrick McCann SC for Mr Bourke said that on May 9th last a purported meeting of Mercroft Taverns Ltd, the company that operates ….read more

Vesel Jahiri

Trial of man accused of murdering his former partner adjourned in his absence

Central Criminal Court

by Anne Sharkey

A jury in the trial of a man accused of stabbing his former partner has been told they must not draw any inference from his absence from court today.

Vesel Jahiri, of Louth Village, Dundalk but originally from Kosovo, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Anna Finnegan at Allendale Glen, Clonsilla in Dublin on the 21 of September 2012.

Mr Jahiri has also pleaded not guilty to assault causing harm on Ms Finnegan’s brother, Karl, on the same date.

The Central Criminal Court has previously heard how Anna Finnegan and Mr Jahiri had been in a ten-year relationship that had ‘deteriorated ….read more

Irish Special Criminal Court

Case against Roy Collins murder accused boils down to proposition that he “made a run for it”, court hears

Special Criminal Court

The case against a Limerick man on trial charged with the murder businessman Roy Collins boils down to the proposition that he “made a run for it” when spotted by gardai walking with a man against whom there was evidence had carried out the shooting, the Special Criminal Court has heard.

The non-jury court continued today hearing closing speeches in the trial of Wayne Dundon (36), of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect and Nathan Killeen (24) of Hyde Road, Prospect, who have pleaded not guilty to the murder of 35-year-old Roy Collins at Coin Castle Amusements, Roxboro Road Shopping Centre on April 9, ….read more

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