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Vesel Jahiri

Murder accused told friend his former partner got in the middle of fight but was "OK"

Central Criminal Court

by Ruaidhri Giblin

A 33-year-old man accused of murdering his former partner told a friend she got in the middle of a knife fight he had with her brother but was OK, a jury has heard.

Vesel Jahiri, of Louth Village, Dundalk but originally from Kosovo, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Anna Finnegan at Allendale Glen, Clonsilla, Dublin 15 on September 21 2012.

Mr Jahiri has also pleaded not guilty to assault causing harm on Anna Finnegan’s brother, Karl, on the same date.

The Central Criminal Court has heard how Ms Finnegan and Mr Jahiri had been in a ten year relationship that ….read more

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“Listen out for sirens”: witness tells court Roy Collins murder trial accused said he was going to shoot Steve Collins

Special Criminal Court

A witness has given evidence that a Limerick man charged with the murder of businessman Roy Collins said to “listen out for sirens” as he was going to shoot the deceased’s father Steve Collins, the Special Criminal Court has heard.

Lisa Collins today gave evidence in the Special Criminal Court trial of Nathan Killeen (24) of Hyde Road, Prospect and Wayne Dundon (36), of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect who have pleaded not guilty to the murder of 35-year-old Roy Collins at Coin Castle Amusements, Roxboro Road Shopping Centre on April 9, 2009.

Ms Collins is the partner of Christopher McCarthy (31), a cousin ….read more


Army man's sanction for going to Doctor quashed

High Court

by Aodhan O’Faolain

A sanction imposed on a member of the defence forces for attending a medical appointment he says he was given permission to go to has been quashed, the High Court has heard.

Corporal Mark Beatty, stationed at Dublin’s Cathal Brugha Barracks, was charged with being absent without leave and insubordination after he returned from the medical appointment. He was also incarcerated for several hours.

At a subsequent hearing his commanding officer found the charges against him were proven and fined him €300.

Corporal Beatty said his attendance at a medical centre had been sanctioned. He said that ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Dublin youth on trial for murder told gardai he acted in self-defence

Central Criminal Court

One of two Dublin youths charged with murdering a German student and injuring another in the city told gardai he was acting in self-defence.

Thomas Heinrich and Robert Rinker were stabbed on St Anthony’s Road in Rialto on December 1, 2012. Mr Rinker survived but 22-year-old Mr Heinrich died.

Wesley Kelly (20) of St Anthony’s Road has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to murdering Mr Heinrich and to assault causing harm to Mr Rinker.

A 17-year-old, who cannot be named because of his age, also denies both charges.

Tara Burns SC, prosecuting, told the court in her opening statement that both ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Tipperary murder trial in legal argument until next week

Central Criminal Court

by Anne Sharkey

The trial of a man charged with murdering 29-year-old Shane Rossiter is continuing in legal argument.

Maurice “Mossy” Power (31) of Dranganbeg, Kilmoyler, Cahir has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to murdering Mr Rossiter in Co. Tipperary on October 17, 2012.

The prosecution alleges the accused fired two shots at Mr Rossiter causing him catastrophic injuries, which lead to his death.

The trial is dealing with legal issues and will not resume in evidence before Thursday.

Pia Bang

Former top restaurant operators warned they face jail over outstanding accounts

High Court

(Pictured: Ms Pia Bang Stokes)

by Aodhan O’Faolain

A High Court Judge has warned the directors of the former operators of the well known Unicorn restaurant they face being jailed for contempt unless they file outstanding accounts with the Companies Registration Office.

Today at the High Court Mr Justice Paul Gilligan gave Ms Pia Bang Stokes and Mr Georgio Casari, the directors of Vino Classico Ltd, a period of four months to comply with an order made by the High Court last year to file the firm’s annual returns for the years 2010 to 2012 with the CRO.

Vino Classico operated the fashionable Unicorn ….read more

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