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Shelia Flannery

Well known horse trainer seeks return of land

High Court

by Aodhan O’Faolain

A well known retired horse breeder and trainer has launched High Court proceedings against a business man she claims wrongly transferred a plot of her land into his own name.

Former trainer Shelia Flannery claims that in August 1996 she put a plot of land in Dunboyne Co Meath in Mr Sean Kavanagh’s name for safe keeping, and on the understanding he would keep the site in trust for her benefit.

Ms Flannery, with an address at Lissadel Court, Driminagh Dublin claims that at the time she trusted Mr Kavanagh, and that he was her partner in an equine venture. ….read more

The Special criminal court

Woman accused of fraudulently claiming €70k in social welfare payments sent forward for trial

District Courts

A WOMAN accused of fraudulently claiming €70,000 in social welfare payments over a year and a half is facing a circuit court trial on the charges.

Bridget McDonagh (27) of Hampton Court in Balbriggan is alleged to have knowingly concealed Carer’s Allowance and Child Allowance on dates between March 1st 2008 and December 10th, 2009 from Yellowbatter Post Office in Drogheda and Phibsboro Post Office in Dublin.

Balbriggan District Court heard that she was alleged to have committed a total of 75 offences at the time.

A State solicitor told the court that the Director of Public Prosecutions consents for the case to ….read more

Vesel Jahiri

Man accused of murdering his partner did not threaten to stab her as witness alleges, jury hears

Central Criminal Court

by Ruaidhri Giblin

A man accused of murdering his partner did not threaten to stab her as alleged by witnesses, a jury has heard, and an audio recording of the conversation in which he is alleged to have made the threat is due to be played to them in his defence.

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.

The thirty-three year old has also pleaded not guilty to assault causing harm on Anna Finnegan’s brother, Karl, on the same date.

On the opening ….read more


Balbriggan District Court round-up

District Courts

Dad of three who threatened to smash up car bound to peace for one year

A FATHER-of-three who became aggressive to gardai when they threatened to seize a vehicle and threatened to ‘smash up the car’ has been placed on a peace bond for one year.

Andrew Gosson also became aggressive to gardai on a different date when he was stopped for erratic driving on a motorway.

Gosson (24) of Thornchase, Skerries Road in Rush pleaded guilty before Balbriggan District Court to using threatening and abusive behaviour December 17th, 2013 and on the M1 Southbound on January 16th.

Sergeant Mark Buckley told Balbriggan District ….read more

Irish Special Criminal Court

Man charged with INLA membership at out-of-hours court

Special Criminal Court

A Dublin man has appeared before a special out-of-hours sitting of the Special Criminal Court tonight charged with INLA membership.

Paul Mason (26) with an address at Ballygarra Park, Garristown, Co Dublin is charged with membership of an unlawful organisation within the State, to wit an organisation styling itself the Irish National Liberation Army, otherwise the INLA on May 7, 2014.

Detective Garda Peter Cooney, of Ardee Garda Station, told State Solicitor Mr Liam Mulholland that he formally arrested Paul Mason at 9:33pm tonight on Father Connolly Way, Drogheda, Co Louth.

He said that he explained to Mr Mason the reason for his ….read more


US Judge sues FAI

High Court

by Aodhan O’Faolain

The FAI wants the High Court to make orders requiring US judge John McCarthy III, former owner and chairman of Limerick FC, to provide security for the costs of his action over losses he claims he suffered on his investment.

Mr McCarthy, who is a municipal Judge in the US state of New Jersey, is suing the Football Association of Ireland and a number of individuals including the FAI’s CEO John Delaney and says he lost about €280,000 as a result of his purchase of Limerick Thirty Seven FC Ltd seven years ago.

In November 2009 Mr McCarthy resigned as ….read more

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