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Murder accused said he punched deceased like "Fists of Fury" film, trial hears

Central Criminal Court

A Tipperary man accused of murder told investigating gardaí that he punched his alleged victim like Bruce Lee in the martial arts movie Fists of Fury, a court has heard.

In the Central Criminal Court today, gardaí gave evidence of interviews they conducted with Clonmel man John Hannigan during the investigation into the murder of his friend two years ago.

Mr Hannigan (46) of River House, New Quay has pleaded not guilty to murdering Anthony Fallon in Clonmel on January 28 2012.

He has also pleaded not guilty to assault causing harm on the 46 year-old on the same date at Mr Fallon’s ….read more

Marques Cropped

Case against “largest facilitator of child porn in the world" further adjourned

High Court

A man the FBI has called the “largest facilitator of child porn in the world,” has had his extradition case adjourned for one week.

Eric Eoin Marques, who is alleged to be the owner and administrator of an anonymous hosting site known as Freedom Hosting, is wanted by US authorities to face charges relating to conspiring to distribute and advertise child pornography, and advertising and distributing child pornography.

The 28-year-old, with an address at Mountjoy Square in central Dublin, has been in custody since his arrest in August last year, after he was refused bail over concerns he represented a flight risk ….read more

Irish Special Criminal Court

2015 trial for IRA accused

Special Criminal Court

A 45-year-old man who is charged with IRA membership and the possession of ammunition will stand trial at the Special Criminal Court in 2015.

Stephen Hendrick, of Balbutcher Drive, Ballymun, Dublin 11, was arrested at a yard in Cloghran in Co Dublin in July last year 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 ….read more

Outside Stock Close

Judgement not ready in case of man wanted in connection with alleged £100 million conspiracy

High Court

A man wanted in the UK in connection with an alleged £100 million money laundering conspiracy, has had his case adjourned for a further three weeks as his extradition judgement is not ready.

James Anthony Tighe (64) is wanted by British authorities to face charges alleging that he was at the centre of a large-scale fraud on the UK public revenue.

The High Court previously heard the charges allege that a large amount of construction companies under the management and control of Mr Tighe were used to systematically defraud the Revenue.

The UK is seeking his surrender to face charges relating to conspiracy ….read more

Court of Criminal Appeal

Man denies withholding information on David Black murder

Special Criminal Court

A man has pleaded not guilty at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin to withholding information in relation to the murder of Northern Ireland prison officer David Black.

Vincent Banks (44), of Smithfield Gate Apartments, Smithfield, Dublin 7, was arraigned before the non-jury court this morning on the charge, where he pleaded not guilty.

The charge states that the accused, between October 10th and December 20th 2012 inclusive, within the State, being a person who had information which he knew or believed might be of material assistance in securing the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of another person for a serious offence, namely ….read more

Ali Damache

Damache tells High Court he wants to be prosecuted here

High Court

An Irish citizen, who faces extradition to the United States on international terrorism charges, will have to wait until Friday to find out if he can apply for a second judicial review of the DPP’s decision not to prosecute him in Ireland.

Algerian born Ali Charaf Damache (48), who has been living in Ireland for a decade, is wanted in the United States to face charges relating to the conspiracy to provide material support for terrorists and attempted identity theft to facilitate an act of international terrorism.

US authorities claim to have evidence that Damache conspired with American woman Colleen LaRose – ….read more

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