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Adrian Donohoe murder accused rejects suggestion he shares psychopath characteristics

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Accused Mr Aaron Brady. Credit: Collins)

The man accused of murdering Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe has rejected a suggestion that he shares the characteristics of a psychopath: lack of morality, remorse and empathy and willingness to lie, blame others and play the victim card.

On his fifth and final day giving evidence, Aaron Brady (29) told prosecution counsel Brendan Grehan SC that a witness for the prosecution, Daniel Cahill, is a psychopath and a liar who assaulted him and threatened to cut off his toes after breaking into his apartment on St Patrick’s Day 2015.

Mr Cahill denies any involvement in the ….read more

Conor Freeman

US to withdraw extradition request after hacker admits €2m bitcoin theft

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

(Pictured: Conor Freeman. Credit: Collins)

The US authorities are likely to withdraw their extradition request for a Dublin computer hacker who stole over two million dollars in Bitcoin cryptocurrencies, a court has heard.

Conor Freeman (21) appeared before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Friday morning and affirmed guilty pleas to a number of charges under the theft and fraud act.

Freeman admits using his computer to steal the cryptocurrencies from his home at Glenageary Court, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.

He was arrested at his home in May 2019 on foot of a warrant issued by US authorities. It was previously reported that his surrender was ….read more

Mr Justice Michael White

Report on violent attempted murderer 'raise serious issues'

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Mr Justice Michael White. Credit: Collins)

A man who attempted to murder a teenager at a popular Dublin hiking spot will be brought before the Central Criminal Court after a judge said a psychiatric report “raises serious issues” for his impending release on other charges.

Mr Justice Michael White asked lawyers on behalf of the State to take instructions on whether Michael Corbett (30) should stay in prison to serve out the portion of his sentence that was initially suspended.

In July 2018, Corbett was released from a nine-year prison sentence for the attempted murder, having served less than three years, ….read more

Crevan Mackin SCC

Two more charged with involvement in attempted murder of Kinahan target

Special Criminal Court

Two more men have been charged this evening at the Special Criminal Court with involvement in the attempted murder of Kinahan cartel target James ‘Mago’ Gately.

Mr Gately was shot multiple times as he sat in his car at the Topaz filling station on the Clonashaugh Road, Dublin 17, on May 10, 2017.

David Duffy (33) of Greenfort Lawns, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, and Douglas Glynn (35) of Fitzgibbon Court, Dublin 1, both appeared at the non-jury court charged with the offence under Section 72 (1) of the Criminal Justice Act 2006.

The charge alleges that between December 7, 2016, and April 6, 2017, ….read more

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State's 'unconscionable delay' sees abuser receive suspended sentence

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A judge has suspended the prison sentence of a convicted child abuser, who admitted in 2002 to repeatedly sexually abusing another child, due to the “unconscionable delay” in prosecuting him.

Kevin Brazil (50) admitted to sexually abusing the then 12-year-old boy when gardaí interviewed him in 2002, but no file was sent forward to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that the garda investigating the allegations in 2002 is now deceased. In 2016, the investigation was revived when the victim again made the allegations against Brazil.

Sentencing Brazil today, Judge Elma Sheahan said that had matters been ….read more

Court of Criminal Appeal

Student whose driving seriously injured walker appeals sentence

Court of Appeal

A Wexford commerce student has appealed her one-year sentence for careless driving causing serious bodily harm to a woman walking her dogs on a country road two years ago.

The pedestrian was thrown over a ditch at Millands, Gorey, and was left lying seriously injured for an hour before being discovered.

Pamela Levingston had been walking her dogs shortly before 7.30am on May 28, 2018, when she saw a car approach. She moved in as much as she could, but was struck by the car being driven by Chloe Bates, who did not stop.

Ms Levingston sustained serious and multiple injuries, including rib ….read more

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