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Swords District Court round-up

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Man charged with assaulting two men outside Dublin nightclub

A MAN charged with assaulting two males outside a Dublin nightclub had his case adjourned until March.

Cillian Mahoney (22) of Orwell Park Green in Templeogue is alleged to have assaulted the two men, causing them harm on November 25th, 2012 outside The Wright Venue at Airside Retail Park in Swords. Co Dublin.

Defence barrister Mr Ronan O’Carroll told Swords District Court that disclosure of interviews have been completed by the gardai and the case is ready to be heard.

Sergeant Bob Kavanagh said the case may take up to one whole day as there ….read more

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IRA accused facing almost two years in custody before trial

Special Criminal Court

The presiding judge at the Special Criminal Court said today that it was “most unfortunate” that people remanded in custody awaiting trial should be in custody for so long.

Mr Justice Paul Butler made his remarks after fixing a date in June next year for the trial of three men accused of IRA membership.

Defence counsel Mr Jim Mc Cullough BL pointed out that his client, Des Christie, will have spent twenty three months in custody before trial and he said this was a prima facie breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Mr Justice Butler said that it was ….read more


Garda charged with possessing child porn returned for trial

District Courts

A DUBLIN based Garda, who is accused of possessing child porn images and movies, has been returned for trial.

Joe O’Connor (53), who is stationed at a city-centre garda station, is accused of possession of 655 child abuse images at his west Dublin home between 30 July and 2 August 2011, charges he denies.

The charges, which are under section 6(1) child trafficking act 1998, relate to images and movie files of child explicit sex, child exposure and computer graphic images.

It is alleged he had 92 images of child explicit sex, 136 images of child exposure, 85 movies of child explicit sex, ….read more

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Love/Hate actor famed for cat killing scene given another chance with probation services

District Courts

A YOUNG actor, who featured in the controversial cat-killing scene in the hit crime series Love/Hate, has been given another chance to co-operate with the Probation Service before he is sentenced for dealing cannabis.

Leroy Harris (19) had pleaded guilty earlier to unlawful possession of cannabis worth €100, 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, who has no prior criminal convictions, had been caught with two packets of cannabis, Dublin District Court had heard last month before it had adjourned sentencing until today ….read more

Irish Special Criminal Court

Garda surveillance trial to resume tomorrow

Special Criminal Court

The trial of a man who has admitted taking photos of the Dublin headquarters of a number of specialist garda units adjourned early this afternoon and will resume tomorrow.

Last week Corey Mulhall (41) formally admitted to the Special Criminal Court that he took photos of the complex on Harcourt Square in September 2012 after booking a room in the nearby Harcourt Hotel under a false name.

In the written admissions, Mr Mulhall said that a man had offered him money to take photos of a specified garda on behalf of another unnamed man who was in dispute with gardai.

The ….read more

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Case against “Largest facilitator of child porn in the world” put back

High Court

The extradition case against an Irishman described by an FBI Special Agent as “the largest facilitator of child porn in the world” has been put back for another 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, after he was refused bail over concerns he represented ….read more

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