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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.

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Suspended sentence for man who told garda to “stick car up her arse”

District Courts

A MAN who told a garda she was not seizing his untaxed car and told her to ‘stick it up her arse’ has been given a one month’s suspended sentence, disqualified from driving and fined €600.

James Whelan (22) of Hampton Woods in Balbriggan pleaded guilty before Swords District Court to driving without car tax, no NCT, failing to stop for a garda and using threatening and insulting behaviour on February 18th at Moylara Road in Balbriggan.

Garda Louise Gernon gave evidence that she stopped Whelan and noted that the car tax and NCT had expired.
She said she was not satisfied after Whelan said he had it booked in for an NCT and attempted to seize the car.

‘He shouted at me, ‘You are not getting ….read more

Outside Stock

Wexford man pleads not guilty to murder

Central Criminal Court

A 36-year-old Wexford man has pleaded not guilty to murdering another man in the county more than two years ago.

Michael Furlong of Meadowfield, The Moyne, Enniscorthy is charged with the murder of Patrick Connors (37) between April 28th and April 29th 2011 at apartments known as Carraig Túr in Enniscorthy.

He pleaded not guilty when arraigned before the Central Criminal Court today.

A jury of seven men and five women was sworn in to hear the three-week trial, which will begin on Tuesday morning before Mr Justice Barry White.

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.

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Irish Court of Criminal Appeal

Man who solicited undercover gardai to import cocaine had privacy right breached, court hears

Court of Criminal Appeal

Gardai breached the constitutional right to privacy of a man who was secretly recorded offering two undercover officers money to import cocaine to Ireland, a court has heard.

The Court of Criminal Appeal today heard submissions in an appeal brought by Sunny Idah (38) against his conviction and 13-year sentence for two charges of soliciting another person to unlawfully import cocaine on dates between September 14 and 19, 2010.

In May 2012 Idah, an Irish citizen originally from Nigeria and with addresses at Lipton Court, Dublin city centre, and Gerard House, Brown Street, London, had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Three men for trial over Limerick killing

Central Criminal Court

Three men are due to go on trial at the Central Criminal Court in connection with the death of a man in Limerick city last year.

Sean Flanagan (28) and Paul Colbert (46) both of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect, Limerick have pleaded not guilty to murdering Gerard McMahon at that address 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 trial will start tomorrow and is expected to last four weeks.

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