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Trial of man accused of murdering Limerick pensioner won't go ahead until New Year

Central Criminal Court

The trial of a 21-year-old man accused of murdering a Limerick pensioner over two years ago will not go ahead until the New Year.

Christopher McNamara of Good Shepherd Villas, Pennywell Road, Limerick has pleaded not guilty to the murder of James Boyce (71) at St Munchin’s Street, St Mary’s Park, Limerick between March 6 and 7, 2011.

A jury of seven women and five men had been sworn in for the trial, which was due to start this morning at the Central Criminal Court.

However, Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan told the jury that the trial before them had to be adjourned, as ….read more

Michael Kiely

Wife of CIRA statement reader tells court gardai acknowledged husband was not in IRA

Special Criminal Court

The wife of a man who read out a Continuity IRA statement threatening Irish members of the British Army has told the Special Criminal Court that gardai acknowledged they knew her husband was not a member of the IRA.

In a graveside oration delivered last January, father-of-two Michael Kiely (43) read a statement by CIRA “prisoners of war”, which stated that “the moment you don a British Army uniform you become a legitimate target for the IRA”.

Kiely, of Abbeyvale, Corbally, Limerick, has pleaded not guilty to membership of an unlawful organisation within the State styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise ….read more

Irish Special Criminal Court

Men arrested for IRA membership while on bail for same offence granted bail again

Special Criminal Court

Two Dublin men who were arrested for membership of the IRA while out on bail on another charge of IRA membership have been granted temporary bail by the Special Criminal Court, despite the objections of gardai.

Declan Phelan (32), of Lanndale Lawns, Tallaght and John Brock (41), of Glenview Park, Tallaght were among eight men brought before an Easter Sunday sitting of the non-jury court and charged with membership of an unlawful organisation within the State namely Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the Irish Republican Army, otherwise the IRA on March 29, 2013.

The men were arrested on Good Friday after a search ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Father-of-two to be sentenced for impeding apprehension of brother and uncle for murder

Central Criminal Court

A Limerick father-of-two will be sentenced in the New Year for hiding his family’s CCTV device to impede the apprehension of his brother and uncle for murder.

Ian Flanagan (24) of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect in the city was last week found guilty of two counts of assisting an offender by hiding the device. He had pleaded not guilty but a jury brought in a unanimous verdict of guilty.

His crime related to the murder of Gerard McMahon, who was stabbed to death on January 18, 2012, as he arrived to visit his cousin on Lenihan Avenue.

Ian Flangan’s brother, Seán Flanagan (28), and ….read more

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Deceased sustained 100 stab wounds, murder trial hears

Central Criminal Court

A 35-year-old man sustained 100 stab wounds all over his body in an attack in a ruined Dublin church more than five years ago, a murder trial has heard.

Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis gave the evidence today in the trial of a 36-year-old man charged with murdering the Dubliner.

Criostoir MacCarthaigh of An Gleann, Baile Phamar (Palmerstown), has pleaded not guilty to murdering David Whyte (35) in Dublin between September 24 and 26, 2008.

Mr Whyte’s body was found in the old church on Mill Lane in Palmerstown that September 26.

Dr Curtis told the Central Criminal Court that he carried out ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Accused was to get €74,000 from mother’s will

Central Criminal Court

A Polish national accused of murdering a Romanian man by stabbing him to death in Co. Cavan told gardai he was receiving €74,000 from his mother’s will, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

Przemyslaw Trebacz (35) of Bramble Rise, Killynebber, Cavan has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Costel Catalin Cretu (38) at Connolly Court, Connolly Street, Cavan between October 13 and 14, 2012.

Mr Trebacz has pleaded guilty to criminal damage to a door belonging to Brendan Cosgrove at Connolly Court on October 13, 2012.

The court has heard that Mr Cretu was guarding two prostitutes in the apartment at the ….read more

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