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"He said: 'Paddy’s dead. There’s blood everywhere' " - witness tells murder trial of conversation with accused

Central Criminal Court


A Wexford murder trial has heard that the emergency services were turned away from an Enniscorthy building the night before a 37-year-old man was found dead there.

The Central Criminal Court was hearing evidence today in the trial of a 36-year-old man, charged with murdering his friend more than two years ago.

Michael Furlong of Meadowfield, The Moyne, Enniscorthy has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Patrick Connors between April 28th and April 29th 2011 at Carraig Túr apartments in the town.

Garda Brian Phillips testified that he and Garda Antoinette Byrne were sent to the apartments around 11.40pm that April 28th. ….read more

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Deceased received ten stab wounds to head, trial hears

Central Criminal Court

Three Limerick men have gone on trial at the Central Criminal Court charged in connection with the death of a 43-year-old man in the city last year.

Seán Flanagan (28) and Paul Colbert (46) both of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect, Limerick have pleaded not guilty to murdering Gerard McMahon at a house on Lenihan Avenue on January 18, 2012.

Ian Flanagan (24) of the same address has pleaded not guilty to two counts of assisting an offender on the same date. The accusation against him is that he removed a CCTV recording device from their house, knowing it might form evidence in a ….read more

Leroy Harris

Love/Hate actor famed for cat killing scene in court on drug rap

District Courts

Story By Tom Tuite 

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A young actor, who featured in the controversial cat-killing scene in the hit crime series Love/Hate, has appeared in court accused of cannabis dealing.

Leroy Harris (19) has been given three weeks to consider how he will plead after he was charged with unlawful possession of a quantity of cannabis worth €110, and having the drug for the purpose of sale or supply, at Sheriff Street, in north inner city Dublin, on October 14 last.

The young actor had been stopped by gardai near his home and appeared at Dublin District Court today charged with the offences.

Dressed ….read more

Rossi Walsh

Notorious child rapist to apply for bail

Court of Criminal Appeal


Notorious Dublin criminal and serial child abuser Stephen “Rossi” Walsh will apply for bail pending appeals against his separate convictions for rape, indecent assault and defilement of a child.

Walsh (65) formerly of Belgrave Road, Rathgar in Dublin, is currently serving a 10-year sentence imposed by Mr Justice Paul Carney in February 2010 for raping a nine-year-old girl twenty years ago.

In November 2010 Judge Patrick McCartan imposed a consecutive three-year sentence on Walsh for indecently assaulting a seven-year-old girl in 1988, while in December 2011 Walsh received another consecutive 12-year sentence for sexual assault and defilement of a child on dates in 2008 ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Murder trial hears of body on stairs

Central Criminal Court

A 36-year-old Wexford man accused of murdering his friend in the county more than two years ago has gone on trial at The Central Criminal Court.

Michael Furlong of Meadowfield, The Moyne, Enniscorthy has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Patrick Connors (37) between April 28 and April 29, 2011 at apartments known as Carraig Túr in Enniscorthy.

In his opening speech Mr John O’Kelly SC prosecuting told the court that on the morning of April 29 gardai received a call from a person across the road from the apartments saying that someone had told him a man was dead.

Mr O’Kelly ….read more

Irish Special Criminal Court

Book of evidence for IRA accused

Special Criminal Court

A book of evidence has been served on a 45-year-old man who is charged with IRA membership and the possession of ammunition.

In July Stephen Hendrick, of Balbutcher Drive, Ballymun, Dublin 11, was arrested at a yard in Cloghran by members of the Special Detective Unit and the Crime and Security Section as part of ongoing investigations in to dissident republican activity in Dublin.

At an out-of-hours sitting of the Special Criminal Court Mr Hendrick was charged with membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the IRA on July 3rd.

He was also charged ….read more

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