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Nicholas Kearns

HSE secures order to force feed woman who court heard wants to be allowed die

High Court

(Pictured: Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns)

by Aodhan O’Faolain

The Health Services Executive has returned to the High Court to secure an order allowing doctors force feed a woman who has expressed a desire to be allowed die because of the sexual abuse she suffered as a child.

On Tuesday High Court President Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns was informed that woman had agreed to take fluids and nourishment for the next two weeks. The Judge agreed to adjourn the case to a date later this month.

However on Wednesday evening the HSE represented by Shane Costellloe SC, informed the court that despite acquiescing to ….read more

justice new

Jury shown bloodstained liqueur bottle in trial of nurse accused of murdering her mother

Central Criminal Court

A jury has been shown the bloodstained glass bottle with which a nurse is understood to have killed her mother on Christmas Eve four years ago.

The Central Criminal Court was hearing from a forensic scientist in the trial of a 36-year-old woman, charged with murdering her mother in their Dublin home.

Greta Dudko of Station Court Hall, Clonsilla has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 55-year-old Anna Butautiene. However, the Lithuanian mother of one has pleaded not guilty to her murder at that address on December 24th 2010.

The trial has heard that Ms Dudko told gardai that her mother had hit ….read more

Ali Damache

Human Rights Commission intervenes in extradition case

High Court

The Irish Human Rights Commission has intervened in an extradition case of a man wanted to face international terrorism charges in the United States.

The High Court was told today that it is the first time the IHRC has intervened in an extradition case.

Ali Charaf Damache (49), an Algerian-born Irish citizen who has been living here 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.

The High Court heard the US alleges it has evidence that Damache ….read more

Neal Sweeney

McElhinneys and bank resolve action

High Court

(Pictured: Neal Sweeney, General Manager of McElhinneys fashion stores in Athboy, Co. Meath)

by Aodhan O’Faolain

A dispute between the owners and operators of well-known McElhinneys fashion outlet in Athboy, Co Meath, Bank of Ireland and a bank appointed receiver has been resolved, the High Court has heard.

Bank of Ireland appointed receiver Mr Barry Forrest had sought possession orders in relation to three premises owned by the defendants. McElhinney’s Department Store, McElhinney’s Bridal Shop and a property known as Guinans, which are all located at Main Street, Athboy.

Mr Forrest was appointed in March 2013, by BOI after the owners of the properties, ….read more

Irish Special Criminal Court

Right to life of witnesses must be taken in to account, non-jury court hears

Special Criminal Court

The non-jury Special Criminal Court will rule tomorrow on several legal issues which have arisen in the trial of three men charged with the murder of dissident republican Peter Butterly.

Edward McGrath (32), of Land Dale Lawns, Springfield, Tallaght, Dean Evans (22), of Grange Park Rise, Raheny, and Sharif Kelly (43) of Pinewood Green Road, Balbriggan have pleaded not guilty to the murder of Peter Butterly (35), who was shot dead in the car park of the Huntsman Inn at Gormanston, Co Meath, on March 6th, 2013.

Mr Evans and Mr McGrath have also pleaded not guilty to firearm offences at the ….read more

Marques Cropped

"Largest facilitator of child porn in the world” to seek Supreme Court appeal of decision not to prosecute him here

High Court

Lawyers for an Irishman who is wanted in the US and was described as “the largest facilitator of child porn in the world” are to apply to appeal to the Supreme Court over the DPP’s decision not to prosecute him here.

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 ….read more

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