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Jury watches moment murder accused had seizure during garda interview

Central Criminal Court

A murder trial jury has been shown a video of a suspect having an epileptic seizure during a garda interview about the killing.

The jury was watching the video in the trial of three Limerick men charged in connection with the death of another man near their home almost two years ago.

Gerard McMahon was stabbed to death on January 18, 2012, as he arrived to visit his cousin on Lenihan Avenue, Prospect in Limerick City.

Seán Flanagan (28) and his uncle, Paul Colbert (46), of Lenihan Avenue have pleaded not guilty to murdering the 43-year-old.

Seán Flanagan’s brother, Ian Flanagan (24), of the ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

"I’m not a scumbag. I’m not a murderer": accused told gardai he didn't mean to kill deceased

Central Criminal Court

A Limerick man on trial, charged with murder, told detectives that he didn’t mean to kill a 43-year-old man when he followed him up the steps of a house and stabbed him three or four times.

The Central Criminal Court was hearing evidence of garda interviews conducted with Seán Flanagan (28) a week after a fellow Limerick man was killed.

Gerard McMahon was stabbed to death around 12.30am on January 18, 2012, as he arrived to visit his cousin on Lenihan Avenue, Prospect, in Limerick City.

Seán Flanagan and his uncle, Paul Colbert (46), of Lenihan Avenue have pleaded not guilty to murdering ….read more

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Balbriggan District Court round-up

District Courts

Man charged with possession of drugs and assaulting a garda remanded on bail

A MAN charged with unlawful possession of drugs and assaulting a garda has been remanded on continuing bail to re-appear before Balbriggan District Court next year.

Martin Daly (23) of Hampton Place in Balbriggan, Co Dublin is alleged to have been in unlawful possession of heroin and Diazepam at his home on June 4th, 2011. He is further alleged to have obstructed a garda and attempted to swallow a number of bags of heroin to evade arrest on Balbriggan Beach on June 1st, 2012. He is also charged with ….read more

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Injured party stabbed six times in the back, jury hears

Central Criminal Court

The trial of a South County Dublin teenager accused of the attempted murder of another boy has heard the injured party was stabbed six times in the back.

Tadhg Costello (18) of Richmond Hill, Monkstown has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of Josh Leahy (18) at Johnson’s Court in Dublin city on May 31, 2012.

He also pleaded not guilty at The Central Criminal Court to assault causing harm to Mr Leahy and unlawful possession of a knife on the same date.

Today the evidence of a consultant cardio-thoracic surgeon was read to the court by Mr Paul Burns SC prosecuting.

Mr ….read more

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South Dublin teenager goes on trial for attempted murder

Central Criminal Court

CCTV of a row has been shown to the jury in the trial of a south County Dublin teenager accused of the attempted murder of a man in the city centre last year.

Tadhg Costello (18) of Richmond Hill, Monkstown has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of Josh Leahy (18) at Johnson’s Court in Dublin city on May 31, 2012.

He also pleaded not guilty at The Central Criminal Court to assault causing harm to Mr Leahy and unlawful possession of a knife on the same date.

Mr Paul Burns SC prosecuting told the jury that Mr Leahy, who is from ….read more

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Teen who fled from checkpoint spared jail

District Courts

A TEENAGER who sped through a village after he drove away from a garda checkpoint before fleeing on foot because he had no insurance was placed in temporary custody at Balbriggan District Court while the sitting judge considered what to do with him.

Scott Chapman (19) drove at 110kmph through Lusk village, overtook a car on a bend and narrowly missed colliding with a patrol car on May 4th following a high speed chase.

Judge Dermot Dempsey told Chapman after he disqualified him from driving for two and a half years that he should count himself lucky he is not going to ….read more

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