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Criminal giving evidence in Roy Collins murder trial described as “crooked snaky cunt”

Special Criminal Court

Pictured: Wayne Dundon (35)

A convicted Limerick criminal who is giving evidence at the trial of two men charged with the murder of businessman Roy Collins was described as a “crooked snaky cunt” by his sister’s partner, the Special Criminal Court has heard.

In his direct evidence yesterday Gareth Collins (31), also known as Gareth Keogh, told the non-jury court that he was offered €20,000 to take part in the killing of publican Steve Collins, the father of murdered Limerick businessman Roy Collins.

Wayne Dundon (35) of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect; and Nathan Killeen (23) of Hyde Road, Prospect have pleaded not guilty ….read more

Irish Special Criminal Court

Man charged with possession of explosives at Finnstown House Hotel

Special Criminal Court

A 55-year-old man has appeared before the Special Criminal Court this afternoon charged with the possession of explosives at Finnstown House Hotel on Sunday.

Samuel Devlin, who is originally from Co Tyrone but has lived in Dublin for a number of years, was arrested on Sunday morning by members of the Special Detective Unit.

Mr Devlin, with an address at Golf Suite, Finnstown House Hotel, Lucan, Co Dublin is charged with the unlawful possession of an explosive substance to wit Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (PETN) at the same address on May 11, 2014.

In relation to the given address, State Solicitor Mr Michael O’Donovan ….read more

Karl Finnegan

Brother gives evidence of knife at murder trial

Central Criminal Court

by Ruaidhri Giblin

(Pictured: Witness Karl Finnegan)

A witness in the trial of a man accused of murder has described a knife that was allegedly used to stab him moments before his sister fled the scene screaming.

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 (33) old has also pleaded not guilty to assault causing harm on Anna Finnegan’s brother, Karl, on the same date.

Upon the Central Criminal Court trial’s opening, prosecuting counsel Patrick Marrinan SC, told jurors that Ms Finnegan and ….read more

Karl Finnegan

Claim that mum-of-two was fatally injured trying to stop brother from attacking accused “ridiculous”, jury hears

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Witness Karl Finnegan)

by Ruaidhri Giblin

Claims that a 25 year old mother-of-two was fatally injured when she tried to stop her brother from attacking the accused, were “ridiculous,” 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 (33) old 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 had ….read more

Wayne Dundon

Limerick criminal tells court he was offered €20,000 to take part in killing of publican Steve Collins

Special Criminal Court

(Pictured: Accused Wayne Dundon (35))

A convicted Limerick criminal told the Special Criminal Court today that he was offered 20,000 Euro to take part in the killing of publican Steve Collins, the father of murdered Limerick businessman Roy Collins.

Gareth Collins said that he repeatedly refused to be the getaway driver in the killing and he said that Wayne Dundon told him to be the driver by mobile phone from his prison cell.

Wayne Dundon (35) of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect; and Nathan Killeen (23) of Hyde Road, Prospect have pleaded not guilty to the murder of 35-year-old businessman Roy Collins at Coin ….read more

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Dublin man sentenced to 10 years for attempted murder

Central Criminal Court

A Dublin man has been jailed for eight years for shooting a 51-year-old man in the city last year.

Thomas Ryan (32) of McKee Park in Cabra had pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of Patrick Charles O’Neill on Glasnevin Avenue in Ballymun on August 26, 2013.

The Central Criminal Court heard Mr O’Neill was shot in the stomach and had to have a portion of his bowel removed. He remained in intensive care until September 11 last.

The court heard Ryan shot himself first in the leg while pulling a double-barrel sawn-off shotgun from his trousers.

Mr Justice Paul Carney sentenced ….read more

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