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Ibrahim Buisir

Libyan once on UN's al-Qaeda terror list invites assaulted detectives to tea

District Courts

A LIBYAN-BORN man, who once featured on the United Nation’s al-Qaeda “terror list”, has offered to make tea for two Garda Special Detective Unit officers after he pleaded guilty to attacking them.

Ibrahim Buisir (50), who lives in south Co. Dublin was fined €600 and avoided a jail sentence when he apologised in court to the two female officers and told them: “I am sorry, next time you are at my house I will invite you in for tea”.

The father-of-six pleaded guilty at Dublin District Court to assaulting Det-Gda Gillian Morris and Det-Gda Leanna Cruise, who are attached to the Special ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Deceased had possible defensive injuries, murder trial hears

Central Criminal Court

A pathologist has told the trial of a Wexford man accused of murdering his friend that the deceased had possible defensive injuries.

Michael Furlong (36) of Meadowfield, The Moyne, Enniscorthy has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Patrick Connors (37) between April 28 and April 29, 2011 at apartments known as Carraig Túr in Enniscorthy.

Today Deputy State Pathologist Dr Khalid Jabbar told the Central Criminal Court that he conducted a postmortem at Waterford General Hospital on April 30, 2011.

He told the court that the cause of death was sharp and blunt force trauma with acute alcohol intoxication a contributing factor.

Dr ….read more

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Man who assaulted garda gets banned from licensed premises

District Courts

A CHRONIC alcoholic who assaulted a garda has avoided a prison sentence but has been barred from any premises licenced to sell alcohol in the Dublin area for one year.

Father-of-two David Lee was given a four month suspended sentence for assaulting Garda Shane Haughney.

Lee had pulled Garda Haughney over a number of tables in a public house before picking up an object and striking the garda over the head, causing a laceration, following an earlier incident at a house, Swords District Court heard.

Lee (30) of Newtown Court, Northern Cross on the Malahide Road pleaded guilty to assaulting Garda Haughney and ….read more

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Seized CCTV system was missing from home of accused, jury hears

Central Criminal Court

An expert witness has told a Limerick murder trial that a CCTV system seized from a house in the city was the one missing from the home of the accused men shortly after the killing.

The electronic engineer was giving evidence to the Central Criminal Court during the trial of three men charged in connection with a 43-year-old man’s death.

Seán Flanagan (28) and Paul Colbert (46) of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect in Limerick City are charged with the murder of Gerard McMahon on January 18, 2012. They have pleaded not guilty to murdering him outside his cousin’s house, also on Lenihan Avenue.

Ian ….read more

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Mother who punched store detective avoids prison

District Courts

A MOTHER-of-one who assaulted a store detective while attempted to steal items from a hardware store has avoided jail after she was handed a two month suspended sentence.

Janina Griskevica (54) of The Rise, Melrose Park in Kinsealy pleaded guilty before Swords District Court assaulting David Ellison, being in possession of a pocket knife and stealing nearly €50 worth of goods from Woodies DIY, Seatown Road in Swords on August 25th.

Griskevica had claimed she had the pocket knife for work for opening boxes. She also claimed she had not intended to steal the items but had thought she left her wallet ….read more

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Swords District Court round-up

District Courts

Man pleads not guilty to cultivating cannabis plants

A MAN who has pleaded not guilty to cultivation of cannabis plants and being in possession of cannabis herb was remanded on continuing bail at Swords District Court.

Wayne Reid (34) of Valley View in Swords has pleaded not guilty to cultivating two cannabis plants valued at €1,600 and being in possession of cannabis herb for sale or supply valued at €1,000 at his home address on April 11th.

Judge Alan Mitchell accepted jurisdiction of the case and remanded Reid to re-appear before the court on December 16th when the case will be heard.

Case struck ….read more

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