News Archive of Ireland International News Agency

justice new

Man on trial for murder of Sligo pensioner

Central Criminal Court

The trial of a 30-year-old from Sligo accused of murdering a pensioner has heard that an anonymous 999 caller said a man was tied up in a house but investigating gardai went to the wrong address.

Simon McGinley of Connaughton Road, Sligo has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of Eugene Gillespie (67) in Co. Sligo on September 22, 2012.

He pleaded guilty to the false imprisonment of Mr Gillespie and trespass to commit robbery at his home in Old Market Street on September 19, 2012.

The Central Criminal Court heard the manslaughter plea was not accepted by the ….read more

Irish Special Criminal Court

Limerick men to stand trial for IRA membership tomorrow

Special Criminal Court

Two Limerick men are to stand trial tomorrow at the Special Criminal Court for IRA membership.

The trial of Thomas McMahon (31) and his co-accused Noel Noonan (34) was due to begin this morning, but Ms Tara Burns SC told the court that the prosecution had been serving a “fairly large quantity” of disclosure and additional evidence on the defence over the last number of days.

Counsel for Mr Noonan, Mr Anthony Sammon SC, asked for the trial to begin on Wednesday instead.

Mr McMahon, of Ros Fearna, Murroe, and Mr Noonan, with an address at St. Patrick’s Hostel, Clare Street, are each ….read more

Outside Stock Close

Lawyers for man who killed his flatmate ask jury to return manslaughter verdict

Central Criminal Court

The lawyer for a man who killed his flatmate after a row over bills has asked a jury to find him guilty of manslaughter rather than murder.

Jacky Lumi (42) is on trial at the Central Criminal Court, where he has pleaded not guilty to murdering fellow Dutch national Kamal El Habsati on December 1st 2012.

The Moroccan-born 31-year-old was found in their Dublin apartment with a knife protruding from his heart, after his employer raised the alert a few days later. He had 21 stab wounds.

His flatmate and colleague, Jacky Lumi, had fled across Europe by the time of the discovery ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Jury begins deliberations in trial of man accused of murdering his flatmate

Central Criminal Court

A jury has begun deliberating in the trial of a man charged with murdering his flatmate in their Dublin apartment after a row over bills.

Jacky Lumi (42) is on trial at the Central Criminal Court, where he has pleaded not guilty to murdering fellow Dutch national Kamal El Habsati on December 1st 2012.

The Moroccan-born 31-year-old was discovered a few days later with a knife protruding from his heart. He had 21 stab wounds when his letting agent found him in his bathroom at Linnbhla, Santry Cross in Ballymun.

His employer had raised the alert after he and colleague Jacky Lumi had ….read more

Paul Codd

Court orders arrest of former GAA star

High Court

by Aodhan O’Faolain

A judge has ordered that former All-Ireland winning Wexford hurler Paul Codd be arrested and brought before the High Court for his ongoing refusal to cooperate with his bankruptcy.

Mr Justice Brian McGovern directed that a warrant for Mr Codd’s arrest be issued after the court was informed the Wexford hurler had not complied with undertakings, given last January, to meet with the court appointed official in charge of his bankruptcy Mr Chris Lehane.

Last December Mr Codd, who did not attend court yesterday and is currently outside the jurisdiction, was briefly jailed for his alleged non-compliance with the bankruptcy ….read more


Swords District Court round-up

District Courts

Man charged with possession of drugs remanded on continuing bail

A MAN charged with unlawful possession of drugs was remanded on continuing bail at Swords District Court to re-appear before the court next month.

Derek Boylan (32) of Hollywell Avenue, Feltrim Hall in Swords is alleged to have been in unlawful possession of cocaine for sale or supply at his home address on May 1st, 2013. He is further alleged to have been in unlawful possession of cannabis at the same address on the same date.

State solicitor Ann Collins told the court that there has been a delay in the Book of ….read more

  • Become a Courts News Ireland Subscriber

    Sign-up today for full reports on the proceedings of the Central Criminal Court Ireland, the Special Criminal Court, the Court of Criminal Appeal and High Court extradition.

    As a subscriber, you'll have priority access to the full stories as soon as they are filed.

    If you represent a company or institution interested in subscribing to Courts News Ireland, please contact for more information about Group Subscriptions.

    If you're a newspaper professional or broadcaster interested in acquiring a licence to publish our content, please click subscribe and select the "Publisher's Account" option to have a Courts News Ireland representative contact you.