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Deceased sustained 100 stab wounds, murder trial hears

Central Criminal Court

A 35-year-old man sustained 100 stab wounds all over his body in an attack in a ruined Dublin church more than five years ago, a murder trial has heard.

Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis gave the evidence today in the trial of a 36-year-old man charged with murdering the Dubliner.

Criostoir MacCarthaigh of An Gleann, Baile Phamar (Palmerstown), has pleaded not guilty to murdering David Whyte (35) in Dublin between September 24 and 26, 2008.

Mr Whyte’s body was found in the old church on Mill Lane in Palmerstown that September 26.

Dr Curtis told the Central Criminal Court that he carried out ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Accused was to get €74,000 from mother’s will

Central Criminal Court

A Polish national accused of murdering a Romanian man by stabbing him to death in Co. Cavan told gardai he was receiving €74,000 from his mother’s will, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

Przemyslaw Trebacz (35) of Bramble Rise, Killynebber, Cavan has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Costel Catalin Cretu (38) at Connolly Court, Connolly Street, Cavan between October 13 and 14, 2012.

Mr Trebacz has pleaded guilty to criminal damage to a door belonging to Brendan Cosgrove at Connolly Court on October 13, 2012.

The court has heard that Mr Cretu was guarding two prostitutes in the apartment at the ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Accused told gardai stabbing was self-defence

Central Criminal Court

A Polish national accused of murdering a Romanian man by stabbing him to death in Co. Cavan told gardai he was acting in self-defence, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

Przemyslaw Trebacz (35) of Bramble Rise, Killynebber, Cavan has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Costel Catalin Cretu (38) at Connolly Court, Connolly Street, Cavan between October 13 and 14, 2012.

Mr Trebacz has pleaded guilty to criminal damage to a door belonging to Brendan Cosgrove at Connolly Court on October 13, 2012.

The court has heard that Mr Cretu was guarding two prostitutes in the apartment at the time.

In a garda ….read more

Irish Special Criminal Court

Men arrested for IRA membership while on bail for same offence granted bail again

Special Criminal Court

Two Dublin men who were arrested for membership of the IRA while out on bail on another charge of IRA membership have been granted temporary bail by the Special Criminal Court, despite the objections of gardai.

Declan Phelan (32), of Lanndale Lawns, Tallaght and John Brock (41), of Glenview Park, Tallaght were among eight men brought before an Easter Sunday sitting of the non-jury court and charged with membership of an unlawful organisation within the State namely Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the Irish Republican Army, otherwise the IRA on March 29, 2013.

The men were arrested on Good Friday after a search ….read more

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Sister heard of brother's death on TV news

Central Criminal Court

The sister of a man stabbed to death in a derelict church said she learned about his killing on the television news.

Paula Whyte was giving evidence to the Central Criminal Court in the trial of a 36-year-old man charged with murdering her brother by stabbing him more than 100 times.

Criostoir MacCarthaigh of An Gleann, Baile Phamar (Palmerstown), has pleaded not guilty to murdering David Whyte (35) in Dublin between September 24 and 26, 2008. Mr Whyte’s body was found in the ruin of an old church on Mill Lane in Palmerstown that September 26.

Ms Whyte testified today that she turned ….read more

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Slab Murphy case adjourned until next year

Special Criminal Court

The case against prominent republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy, who is being prosecuted on tax charges, has been adjourned until next year by the Special Criminal Court in Dublin.

The court heard today that Mr Murphy (64) is awaiting a a Supreme Court judgement on the constitutionality of a law under which the tax charges against him are to be dealt with by the non-jury Special Criminal Court (SCC) as opposed to the ordinary courts.

Murphy’s solicitor Mr Paul Tiernan, told the Special Criminal Court that the Supreme Court heard the challenge on two days in June and November and that judgement was ….read more

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