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Fred Forsey

Fred Forsey appeal application to be held later this month

Court of Criminal Appeal

An application by former Fine Gael councillor Fred Forsey Jnr for more time to lodge an appeal against his conviction for receiving corrupt payments will be heard later this month.

Forsey (45) is bringing an application for enlargement of the time in which an applicant must lodge an appeal against their conviction or sentence. A defendant has 21 days from the date of their sentence to file a notice of their intent to appeal.

In a brief hearing at the Court of Criminal Appeal case management list this morning, Mr Denis Vaughan Buckley SC, for the State, said affidavits from ….read more

Irish Special Criminal Court

Book of evidence served on three men charged with possession of explosives including adapted beer keg

Special Criminal Court

by Ruaidhri Giblin

Three men charged with possession of explosives including an adapted beer keg have been served with a book of evidence in the Special Criminal Court.

The men were arrested in May by members of An Garda Siochana’s Special Detective Unit as part of ongoing investigations into the activities of dissident republicans.

Gareth Mulley (45) with an adress at Ashling Park, Dundalk Co Louth, David Gallagher (37), of Marley Court, Drogheda, Co Louth and William Burns (38) of Kerrera Street, Ardoyne, Belfast, Co Antrim, were each served with a book of evidence this morning.

All three men are charged with possession of ….read more

Kathleen Chada Close

"I thought I knew my husband." Victim Impact Statement of Kathleen Chada

Central Criminal Court


Sanj and I met about 18 years ago. We got married 11-and-a-half years ago and went on to have Eoghan and Ruairi who were 10 and five when they died.

I thought we were a normal, ordinary family. Blessed to have two beautiful healthy boys, a lovely home, and good family and friends around us.

I thought I knew my husband. On Sunday the 28th of July 2013, Sanj brought me a cup of coffee in bed and I had a lie-in.

He made lunch that day and we watched a program on healthy eating as it was ….read more

Irish Court of Criminal Appeal

Soldier convicted of sexual assault fails in bid to halt army discharge

Court of Criminal Appeal

A soldier who claimed he was suffering from the side effects of an anti-malarial drug when he sexually assaulted a female colleague has failed in an application to have a stay put on his discharge from the defence forces pending an appeal.

Last June Private Barry Kingham (34), with an address in Dundalk Co Louth, was convicted of sexually assaulting a female colleague at Gormanstown Camp, Co Meath in May 2010. He was also convicted of two counts of behaviour prejudicial to good order and discipline.

Court Martial judge Colonel Michael Campion discharged Kingham from the Defence Forces, sentenced him to ….read more

Kathleen Chada Outside

Sanjeev Chada given two life sentences for murdering his sons

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Kathleen Chada with her solicitor Justin Cody and family and friends as they leave Dublin Central Criminal Court)

A 44-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his two young sons in Co. Mayo last year.

Sanjeev Chada of Ballinkillen, Bagnelstown, Co. Carlow pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to murdering Eoghan (10) and Ruairi Chada (5) Skehanagh Lower, Ballintubber on July 29, 2013.

Chada was due to stand trial nest month but the defence informed the prosecution in September that Chada intended to plead guilty to the murder.

The young boys’ bodies were discovered in the boot of ….read more

Anthony Craig

Convicted Murderer who escaped from English prison and fled here given leave to appeal extradition

High Court

A convicted murderer who was on the run here after his escape from an English prison has been given leave to seek a Supreme Court appeal of the decision to extradite him back to the UK.

In July High Court judge Mr Justice John Edwards said that he had decided to surrender Anthony Craig, who was convicted of murdering another man in a park in Blackburn on November 3, 1973, to the UK authorities.

However, the order to surrender Craig was not finalised and the 66-year-old remained on bail to allow lawyers consider making an application for leave to appeal ….read more

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