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Sean Dunne fails in bid to set aside K Club search warrant

High Court

by Aodhan O’Faolain

The High Court has dismissed developer Sean Dunne’s bid to set aside the warrant allowing the official in charge of his Irish bankruptcy to search a house where various assets were seized.

Mr Dunne, who has been declared a bankrupt both in Ireland and the US where he now lives, asked the court to set aside a warrant granted to the official assignee in charge of Irish bankruptcy, Chris Lehane, allowing a search of a property at Churchfield, Straffan, Kildare, last November when various assets including artworks were seized.

Mr Dunne says he is not the owner of the property, ….read more

The Special criminal court

Men charged in connection with serious assaults and endangering a garda further remanded on bail

District Courts

THREE men charged in connection with serious assaults and endangering a garda have been further remanded on continuing bail.

Eoin Maguire (29), Cornelius Price (32) and Edward Price (24) all appeared before Judge Dermot Dempsey at Balbriggan District Court charged in relation to a number of offences which are alleged to have taken place in the town last December.

Cornelius Price of Pinewood Green Road in Balbriggan, Eoin Maguire of Bay 1, Halting Site, Mell in Drogheda, Co Louth and Edward Price of Rockleigh House, Richardstown, Co Louth are all charged with assault causing harm to Clifford Whitehouse and James Whitehouse on ….read more

justice new

Man cleared of Peter Gunn murder but guilty of impeding

Central Criminal Court

A 33-year-old Dublin man has been cleared of murdering his friend, but convicted of impeding the prosecution after dumping his body.

Father-of-two Peter Gunn was stabbed to death five years ago and his body was dumped in a water-filled trench near Dublin airport.

Alan Harte of Clareville Grove, Glasnevin had pleaded not guilty to murdering the 28-year-old on January 4th 2009 at a flat in Cabra Park in the capital.

However, while giving evidence at his Central Criminal Court trial this week, Harte, also a father of two, admitted that he had helped dispose of his fellow Dubliner’s body at Dunsoughly Lane, The ….read more


Balbriggan District Court round-up

District Courts

Man who claims he was ordered to steal car avoids prison sentence

A MAN who claimed he borrowed money from another person who then ordered him to steal a car has avoided a prison sentence after he was deemed suitable for community service.

Paul Mannering was given 240 hours community service work in lieu of a five month prison sentence and disqualified from driving for two years after he pleaded guilty to the unauthorised taking of a vehicle and driving without insurance at The Five Road, Hedgestown in Lusk on January 3rd.

Mannering (25) of Allenton Drive in Tallaght, who has 15 previous ….read more

Court of Criminal Appeal

IRA accused gets bail variation for kitchen works

Special Criminal Court

The Special Criminal Court has allowed a Dublin man accused of IRA membership a €5,000 reduction in his bail surety to allow him renovate his kitchen, while his co-accused has been granted temporary bail over Easter.

Darren Murphy (42), of Rory O’Connor House in Dublin , was among eight men arrested on Good Friday last year after a search of a commercial premises in Clondalkin as part of a garda investigation in to the activities of dissident republicans.

The seven co-accused are: Kevin Braney (38), of Glenshane Crescent, Tallaght , Des Christie (49), of Liam Mellows Road, Finglas, Eamon McNamee (32), ….read more

Irish Special Criminal Court

Man arrested after Alan Ryan Funeral jailed for IRA membership

Special Criminal Court

A father-of-six arrested after a garda investigation in to paramilitary activity at the funeral of Alan Ryan has been jailed by the Special Criminal Court for two years for IRA membership.

Dublin man Nathan Kinsella (35) had pleaded guilty to membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the IRA on September 13, 2012.

Dissident republican Alan Ryan was shot dead outside his home in Clongriffin in North Dublin in September 2012. Kinsella, who was himself shot two months later, was due to stand trial at the Special Criminal Court in February, however ….read more

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