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Three men for trial over Limerick killing

Central Criminal Court

Three men are due to go on trial at the Central Criminal Court in connection with the death of a man in Limerick city last year.

Sean Flanagan (28) and Paul Colbert (46) both of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect, Limerick have pleaded not guilty to murdering Gerard McMahon at that address on January 18, 2012.

Ian Flanagan (24) of the same address has pleaded not guilty to two counts of assisting an offender on the same date.

The trial will start tomorrow and is expected to last four weeks.

Irish Central Criminal Court

Jury discharged in Gerard McMahon trial

Central Criminal Court

The jury has been discharged in the trial of three men charged in connection with the death of a man in Limerick last year as no judge is available to hear the case this week.
On Tuesday, Sean Flanagan (28) and Paul Colbert (46) both of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect, Limerick have pleaded not guilty to murdering Gerard McMahon at that address on January 18 2012.
Ian Flanagan (24) of the same address has pleaded not guilty to two counts of assisting an offender on the same date.
Today Mr Justice Paul Carney told the jury that no judge was available to hear the ….read more

Sean Connolly, (34) wearing a Grey Tracksuit, from Bernard Curtis House, Bluebell in Dublin arriving at the Special Criminal Court (File Picture)

Lawyers for Eamon Kelly murder accused ask for more time

Special Criminal Court

Lawyers for a Dublin man charged with murdering veteran criminal Eamon Kelly have asked for more time to consider evidence disclosed in the case.

In December last year Sean Connolly (34), of Bernard Curtis House, Bluebell, appeared before a special sitting of the Special Criminal Court charged with murdering Mr Kelly at Furry Park Road, Killester on Dublin’s north-side, on December 4th, 2012.

Mr Connolly was also charged with IRA membership and with possession of a firearm on the same occasion.

Counsel for the accused man, Ms Siobhan Ni Chulachain BL, this morning told the non-jury court that the defence were furnished with ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Life Sentence for Polish Man who Murdered Girlfriend

Central Criminal Court

A 46-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering his girlfriend whom he blamed for having him evicted from his flat.

Drogheda woman Mary Ryan was found unconscious in her boyfriend’s Dublin bedsit last year. The 37-year-old was rushed to hospital but she died almost immediately due to neck compression and blunt force trauma to the head.

Polish man Waldemar Solowiow went on trial last week, charged with murdering her at his home on Sherrard Street Upper between the 18th and 19th of May, 2012.

The unemployed welder and mechanic pleaded not guilty to murdering her but guilty to her manslaughter.

The father-of-two said ….read more

Irish High Court

Man wanted on terrorism charges loses bail bid

High Court

A 24-year-old man wanted in Northern Ireland on terrorism charges has been refused bail at the High Court.

Ryan McKenna is wanted by authorities in the United Kingdom to face charges relating to conspiracy to cause an explosion, the possession of explosives with intent to endanger life and the possession of explosives in Lurgan, Co Armagh in 2007.

The court was told that Mr McKenna was arrested at Cross, Co Mayo on September 9 last on foot of a European Arrest Warrant endorsed in August.

It also heard that the Lurgan native’s three co-accused had already pleaded guilty to the offences.

Following an application ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Closing Speeches in Mary Ryan Murder Trial

Central Criminal Court

A prosecutor has told a murder trial that the injuries that led to a Drogheda woman’s death were inconsistent with the version of events given by her boyfriend, who is charged with her murder.

The Central Criminal Court trial has heard that Mary Ryan was found unconscious in her boyfriend’s Dublin bedsit last year. An autopsy found she died due to neck compression and blunt force trauma to the head.

Waldemar Solowiow of Sherrard Street Upper in Dublin is charged with murdering the 37-year-old at that address between the 18th and 19th of May, 2012.

The unemployed welder and mechanic has pleaded not ….read more

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