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James Seery

Two to be sentenced next week for manslaughter

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: James Seery)

Two men are to be sentenced next week for the manslaughter of a man in Co. Kildare last year.

Earlier today Darren Wynne (21) was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his best friend Jamie Lindsay (20) who he shot in the face.

Wynne of Ballyroe, Athy, Co. Kildare had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to murdering Mr Lindsay at Coney Green, Coneyboro, Athy on April 6, 2013.

Quentin Monaghan (21) of Tullamoy, Stradbally, Co. Laois and James Seery (21) of Canal Side, Athy who were also charged with the murder and were tried alongside ….read more

Court of Criminal Appeal

Businessman who headbutted woman over parking space avoids conviction

District Courts

A BUSINESSMAN who headbutted a woman over a parking space has avoided a conviction after he paid compensation to the victim.

Peter Mulligan handed his victim €750 and donated a further €500 to Fingal Bereaved by Suicide.

Mulligan, who is originally from Glasgow, claimed the headbutt was ‘not intentional’ and that the 40-year-old woman began swearing at him beforehand.

He said the woman’s car had made contact with his car while they were in the car park and that she had called him a ‘f**king asshole’.

Mulligan (49) of The Square in Skerries, Co Dublin pleaded guilty before Swords District Court to assaulting the ….read more

justice new

State's main witness in Roma teen murder trial denies hating the accused

Central Criminal Court

The State’s main witness in the Marioara Rostas murder investigation has denied hating the accused and wanting to ‘f**k him over’, saying he helped him dispose of her body because he was ‘dead if he didn’t’.

Fergus O’Hanlon (37) was being cross-examined at the Central Criminal Court today in the trial of his former friend, who is charged with murdering the teenager in Dublin.

Alan Wilson (35) of New Street Gardens, Dublin has pleaded not guilty to the 18-year-old’s murder at O’Hanlon’s house on Brabazon Street, The Coombe between January 7 and January 8, 2008.

The Romanian teenager disappeared on the afternoon of ….read more

Charlie Allen

Dublin property owners secure injunctions against Charlie Allen

High Court

by Aodhan O’Faolain

The High Court has granted the owners of a Dublin city centre property a temporary injunction preventing the head of the Rodolphus Allen Family Private Trust Charlie Allen from entering the premises.

The orders were sought by the owners Claude Fettes, Annette Cooper, and Marc Godart who claim that earlier this month Mr Allen and several supporters unlawfully forced their way into their building located at No 6 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

They allege Mr Allen, who claimed the trust he heads has an interest in the property, remained in the building with several supporters, including at a man with ….read more


Swords District Court round-up

District Courts

PHD student drove after drinking eight vodkas and crashed car

A PHD Science student drank eight vodkas before drove his car and crashed outside a man’s house, Swords District Court has heard.

Mark Jackson (29) has been fined €750 and disqualified from driving for three years after he was found guilty of attempting to drive while under the influence of alcohol at Rathbeale Road in Swords on December 8th last year.

Jackson of Cushinstown in Ashbourne had been drinking at a charity event at The Wright Venue in Swords prior to the incident.

Darren Projeski gave evidence that he was woken up after a ….read more

Angela Kerins

Angela Kerins sues Dail Public Accounts Committee

High Court

by Aodhan O’Faolain

Former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins has claimed she lost her job and her health has suffered as a direct consequence of her questioning by the Public Accounts Committee in relation to State Funding of the Rehab group.

Today she launched High Court proceedings claiming the PAC has conducted itself unlawfully has shown bias towards her, acted outside its remit, and has committed a malfeasance in public office.

Her counsel John Rogers SC said Ms Kerins, who is also seeking damages, was questioned by members of the Oireachtais committee in a manner that suggested they were “engaged in a ….read more

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