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Mum-of-three will serve sentence for smuggling heroin into Mountjoy

Court of Appeal

A mother of three who was jailed for 16 months for attempting to smuggle heroin into Mountjoy Prison has lost an appeal against the severity of her sentence.

Kerrie Fitzpatrick (41), of Loughnamona Park, Leixlip, Co Kildare, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to conveying a controlled drug into Mountjoy prison on January 14, 2017. She was sentenced to 16 months after the trial judge was told she had a previous conviction for a similar offence at Portlaoise Prison.

The court also heard that she brought the drugs, 63 grams of heroin valued at €9,575, for her former partner who was ….read more

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No blood on toy said to have caused injury, child genital mutilation trial hears

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

The trial of a couple accused of the genital mutilation of their daughter has heard that no blood was found on the toy which the accused said caused the injury to the child when she fell on it.

The couple, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have both pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to one count of carrying out an act of female genital mutilation on a then one-year-old girl at an address in Dublin on September 16, 2016.

The 37-year-old man and 27-year-old woman have also pleaded not guilty to one count of child cruelty on the ….read more

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Couple present for genital mutilation of their daughter, State argue

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

The trial of a couple accused of the genital mutilation of their daughter has opened before a jury.

The couple, who cannot be named for legal reasons, both pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to one count of carrying out an act of female genital mutilation on a girl at an address in Dublin on September 16, 2016.

The 37-year-old man and 27-year-old woman also pleaded not guilty to one count of child cruelty on the same day.

In his opening address to the jury today, Shane Costelloe SC, prosecuting, said it is the State’s case that on September 16, 2016, ….read more

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Alleged driver of migrant death trailer was travelling on Irish passport, High Court hears

High Court

A Northern Irishman alleged to have delivered the refrigerated trailer in which 39 migrants were found dead last month was travelling on an Irish passport at the time, the High Court has heard.

British authorities are seeking the surrender of Eamon Harrison (22) from Mayobridge, Co Down, to face 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration and conspiracy to commit human trafficking under the UK’s Modern Slavery Act. The warrant refers to Mr Harrison as a “British Citizen”.

It is alleged that Mr Harrison delivered the trailer, in which the bodies of eight women and 31 men were ….read more

Court of Criminal Appeal

Doctor tells genital mutilation trial that injury didn't match father's story

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A paediatric surgeon has told the trial of a couple accused of the genital mutilation of their daughter that the injury he saw did not match the father’s explanation of how the injury occurred.

The couple, who cannot be named for legal reasons, both pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to one count of carrying out an act of female genital mutilation on a girl at an address in Dublin on September 16, 2016.

The 37-year-old man and 27-year-old woman also pleaded not guilty to one count of child cruelty on the same day.

Today, Dr Sri Paran told Shane Costelloe ….read more

Special Criminal Court

IRA accused met with Old Bailey bomber Marian Price, trial hears

Special Criminal Court

An IRA accused charged in connection with the killing of dissident republican Peter Butterly met veteran republican Marian Price in a hotel, the Special Criminal Court was told today.

The man had a private meeting with a group of people in a Dublin hotel that included slain Real IRA leader Alan Ryan and prominent republican Marian Rice, the court heard.

Mr Butterly, a 35-year-old father of two, was shot dead shortly after 2pm in the car park of the Huntsman Inn at Gormanston, Co Meath on March 6th, 2013.

He died from gun shot wounds to his neck and upper back.

Laurence Murphy (62), ….read more

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