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Wayne Dundon

Roy Collins died of single gunshot wound, murder trial hears

Special Criminal Court

(Pictured: Accused man Wayne Dundon)

Limerick businessman Roy Collins died of a single gunshot wound to his liver, aorta and vena cava, a Special Criminal Court murder trial has heard.

The trial of two men charged with his murder was today hearing medical evidence about attempts to resuscitate him and his cause of death.

Nathan Killeen (24) of Hyde Road, Prospect and Wayne Dundon (36), of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect have pleaded not guilty to the murder of 35-year-old Roy Collins at Coin Castle Amusements, Roxboro Road Shopping Centre on April 9, 2009.

The non-jury court has heard that Mr Collins was at work around ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Judge in Tipperary murder trial begins charge

Central Criminal Court

by Anne Sharkey

The judge in the Central Criminal Court trial of a Tipperary man accused of shooting Shane Rossiter in 2012 has begun her charge to the jury.

Maurice Power (31) of Dranganbeg, Kilmoyler, Cahir has pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr Rossiter (29) in Tipperary on October 17 2012.

The prosecution alleges the accused fired two shots at Mr Rossiter causing him catastrophic injuries, which lead to his death.

Ms Justice Deirdre Murphy will address the jury of seven women and five men prior to their deliberations tomorrow.

Irish Special Criminal Court

Man charged with possession of explosives at Finnstown House further remanded

Special Criminal Court

A 55-year-old man charged with the possession of explosives at Finnstown House Hotel last month has been further remanded in custody for a period of six weeks.

Samuel Devlin, who is originally from Co Tyrone but has lived in Dublin for a number of years, was charged before the non-jury Special Criminal Court in May after his arrest by members of the Special Detective Unit.

Mr Devlin, with an address at Golf Suite, Finnstown House Hotel, Lucan, Co Dublin is charged with the unlawful possession of the explosive substance Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (PETN) at the same address on May 11, 2014.

He is also ….read more


Swords District Court round-up

District Courts

Probation Act for woman who breached Protection Order and threatened to smash the face off her victim

A WOMAN who breached a Protection Order when she was drunk and threatened to ‘smash the face’ off her victim has been given the benefit of the Probation Act.

Natasha Reilly (34) had previously been remanded in custody with consent to bail but did not take up bail.

Reilly of Broadmeadow estate in Swords pleaded guilty to breaching the Protection Order on May 17th at Broadmeadow estate.

Garda Keith Delaney told Swords District Court that at 8.30pm he received a call that Reilly was drunk and abusive ….read more

Irish Court of Criminal Appeal

Father who abused daughter must serve jail sentence after court upholds conviction

Court of Criminal Appeal

by Aodhan O’Faolain

The Court of Criminal Appeal has dismissed a man’s appeal against his conviction for indecently assaulting one of his daughters more than thirty years ago.

The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, had been out on bail pending the judgment. Including time off for remission he can now expect to serve approximately two years behind bars.

In April 2010 the man was convicted by a jury, following a retrial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, of four counts of indecent assault against his daughter. The jury’s verdict was unanimous.

The offences were committed at various locations outside Dublin on ….read more

Phil Hogan

Minister Phil Hogan sues TV3 for defamation

High Court

by Aodhan O’Faolain

The Minister for the Environment and local Government Phil Hogan is suing TV3 for defamation arising out of comments made by the broadcaster Vincent Browne, the High Court heard yesterday.

The Minister claims he was defamed on the Tonight with Vincent Browne on the 20th of May last when the veteran broadcaster, in an exchange with FG TD and now Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan, who was a panelist on the show.

It is alleged Mr Browne described Minister Hogan as being a “bigoted racist” arising out of representations made by Mr Hogan on behalf of a constituent in respect ….read more

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