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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

John Paul Buck

Alleged confession should not have been admitted at trial, appeal court hears

Court of Criminal Appeal

An alleged confession by a Tipperary man who was found guilty of murdering his “best friend” while he slept should not have been admitted in to evidence at his trial, the Court of Criminal Appeal has heard.

In February 2009 John Paul Buck (34), last of Heywood Close, Clonmel was jailed for life by Mr Justice George Birmingham having been found guilty by a Central Criminal Court jury of fatally stabbing 30-year-old Fergus Roche at a vacant house in their estate on October 1, 2005.

He then set fire to the house and was also convicted of arson, for which a concurrent ….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


Businessman who headbutted woman over parking space ordered to come up with compensation

District Courts

A BUSINESSMAN who headbutted a woman in front of his nine year old daughter over a car parking space has been ordered to come up with compensation and a charitable donation if he wants to avoid a conviction.

Peter Mulligan, who is originally from Glasgow, claimed the headbutt was ‘not intentional’ and that the 40-year-old woman began swearing at him beforehand.

He claimed the woman’s car had made contact with his car while they were in the car park and that she had called him a ‘f**king asshole’.

Mulligan (49) of The Square in Skerries pleaded guilty before Swords District Court to assaulting ….read more

Irish Court of Criminal Appeal

Man fails in appeal against conviction for robbing 83-year-old woman

Court of Criminal Appeal

A man who was sentenced to five years for robbing of an 83-year-old woman, leaving her with extensive injuries, has failed in an appeal against his conviction.

Trevor O’Shea (36), with a last address at Island House, Dublin was found guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after a five-day trial of robbing Bridget Campbell on March 30, 2010 outside the Pro-Cathedral.

In March 2012 Judge Patricia Ryan imposed a sentence of five years with one year suspended on O’Shea, who has 57 previous convictions.

Following the robbery grandmother-of-seven Bridget Campbell was brought to hospital with a broken leg, fractured cheekbone and a laceration ….read more

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