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Teenage boy and girl to stand trial for rape


A TEENAGE boy and girl are to stand trial accused of raping another teenage girl in Dublin in 2012.

The boy and girl, who are aged in their mid-teens, have appeared at the Children’s Court in Dublin and each face a charge of rape of the same female.

It is alleged that the attack occurred at the boy’s home in 2012 and the pair also face charges for sexual assault which allegedly happened on the same date.

The two defendants, who were accompanied to their hearing by family members and lawyers, have not yet indicated how they will plead to the charges.

In most ….read more


Leukaemia sufferer who had €1,500 worth of cannabis gets suspended sentence

District Courts

A FATHER-of-two who had €1,500 worth of cannabis herb which he was supplying to himself and two friends has been given a six month suspended sentence.

Kevin Marry, who has leukaemia since 2009, began to smoke cannabis to increase his appetite as he was losing too much weight. He also suffers from kidney failure, Swords District Court has heard.

Marry of Chapel Close in Balbriggan pleaded guilty to being in unlawful possession of cannabis herb for sale or supply on May 2nd, 2013 at his home address.

Defence solicitor Ms Fiona Darcy said the 42-year-old, is now in remission with his leukaemia and ….read more


Man drove off in car as woman's fingertip was severed in car door

District Courts

A MAN who drove off in his car while a woman had her hand in the door, causing the tip of her finger to be cut off, has been fined at Swords District Court.

Thomas Dennis left hairdresser Shauna Weldon without a finger tip on her right hand ring finger, resulting in her having to re-train as a hairdresser.

Dennis only reported the incident to gardai the following afternoon after consulting with his father when he found Ms Weldon’s finger tip in his car.

Dennis (21) of Newtown Parks in Skerries pleaded guilty before Swords District Court to failing to report the occurrence ….read more

Court of Criminal Appeal

Man who hid ecstasy tablets in his underwear may escape prison sentence

District Courts

A MAN who hid ecstasy tablets in his underwear and ran from gardai before being searched may escape a prison sentence if he is deemed suitable for community service.

James Marry was acting in a suspicious manner and tried to avoid gardai when they approached him on Drogheda Street in Balbriggan, Swords District Court has heard.

Marry (25) of The Bakery, George’s Hill in Balbriggan, pleaded guilty to being in unlawful possession of 51 ecstasy tablets for sale or supply valued at €300 on October 27th, 2010 at Drogheda Street in Balbriggan.

Marry, who has three previous drug related convictions including suspended sentences, ….read more


Swords District Court round-up

District Courts

Drink-driver crashed car after celebrating news his wife was expecting

A MAN who was caught drink driving after he crashed his car into a ditch while out celebrating the news that his wife was expecting a baby has been disqualified from driving for three years.

Marcin Andrejczat (38) of Lazy Acre Cottage, Brackenstown Road in Swords was also fined €500 after he pleaded guilty to drink driving on December 4th, 2012 on the Rathbeale Road.

Garda Miriam O’Donovan gave evidence that she came across a car in a ditch and when she spoke to the driver she got a smell of alcohol from ….read more

Irish Special Criminal Court

Anonymous document delays Garda surveillance trial

Special Criminal Court

An anonymous document sent to the DPP has delayed the trial of a Dublin man who was arrested on charges connected to an alleged surveillance operation on the Dublin headquarters of a number of specialist garda units.

Corey Mulhall (41) was arrested in September 2012 after detectives observed suspicious activity at a hotel close to Harcourt Square Garda Station. The station is home to the Special Detective Unit, whose tasks include monitoring the activities of dissident republicans.

This morning at the Special Criminal Court Mr Mulhall, of Daletree Court, Ballycullen, pleaded not guilty to membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself ….read more

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