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Man charged with assaulting bouncer remanded on continuing bail

A MAN who is alleged to have assaulted a bouncer causing the bouncer to break his ankle has been remanded on continuing bail.

Dayne Barnwell (26) of The Links in Donabate is alleged to have struck John Flynn outside Home Nightclub in Balbriggan on March 18th last year.

Sergeant Tony Tighe outlined the alleged facts stating that the defendant approached Mr Flynn and allegedly struck him.

‘The bouncer fell and fractured his ankle,’ said Sgt Tighe. ‘It is also alleged he received a number of bites to his armpit.’

He said it is alleged that the ….read more

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Murder accused told gardaí knife "no sooner in my hands than it was in her neck"

Central Criminal Court

A 37-year-old man accused of murdering a woman he’d been in a three month relationship with told gardaí that a knife was no sooner in his hands ‘than it was in her neck,’ a jury has heard.

Darren Murphy of Dan Desmond Villas, Passage West, Co Cork has pleaded not guilty to murdering Olivia Dunlea (36) at Pembroke Crescent, Passage West, Co Cork on February 17 2013.

When asked how he was to plead to the charge of murder, Mr Murphy said “not guilty, guilty of manslaughter”. The accused has pleaded guilty to a second charge of arson on the deceased woman’s ….read more

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Jury begins deliberations in trial of two Dublin youths charged with murder of German student

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Wesley Kelly)

A jury at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin has begun its deliberations in the trial of two Dublin youths charged with murdering a German student and injuring another in the city.

Thomas Heinrich (22) and Robert Rinker (23) were stabbed on St Anthony’s Road in Rialto on December 1, 2012. Mr Rinker, who is now 25, survived but Mr Heinrich died.

Wesley Kelly (20) of St Anthony’s Road has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to murdering Mr Heinrich and to assault causing harm to Mr Rinker.

A 17-year-old, who cannot be named because of his age, also ….read more

Irish Special Criminal Court

Man twice arrested for IRA membership granted bail again

Special Criminal Court

A Dublin man who was arrested for IRA membership while out on bail charged with the same offence has been granted temporary bail by the Special Criminal Court.

Des Christie (49), of Liam Mellows Road, Finglas, was among eight men brought before an Easter Sunday sitting of the non-jury court last year 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 after a search of a commercial premises in Clondalkin as part of an on-going garda investigation in to ….read more

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Murder accused "relieved" since shooting of Shane Rossiter

Central Criminal Court

by Anne Sharkey

A murder trial has heard that the accused man felt ‘relieved’ since the death of Shane Rossiter in Tipperary on 17 of October 2012.

Maurice Power (31) of Dranganbeg, Kilmoyler, Cahir has pleaded not guilty to murdering Shane Rossiter in Co. Tipperary on October 17.

Mr Anthony Sammon SC prosecuting confirmed with Detective Garda Adrian Cooke that the accused told gardai ‘it ends now with him gone and me going to jail – no one else gets hurt.’

When asked about the weapon used, the accused had said ‘its gone and it’ll never be used again. Its in bits’. When asked ….read more

Wayne Dundon

Noddy McCarthy tells court statement has brought a world of misery

Special Criminal Court

(Pictured: Wayne Dundon)

A man serving a life sentence for murder told the Special Criminal Court that he has gotten “a world of misery” for making a statement against his first cousin, who is on trial charged with the murder of Limerick businessman Roy Collins.

Anthony “Noddy” McCarthy was today cross-examined after giving evidence in the trial of Wayne Dundon (36), of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect and Nathan Killeen (24) of Hyde Road, Prospect, who have pleaded not guilty to the murder of 35-year-old Roy Collins at Coin Castle Amusements, Roxboro Road Shopping Centre on April 9, 2009.

McCarthy (32) is serving a life ….read more

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