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Irish Central Criminal Court

Murder accused said he was planning to sort out differences with deceased

Central Criminal Court

The sister of a 29-year-old man shot dead in 2012 has testified that shortly before the killing, the accused told her he was planning to sort out his differences with her brother.

Jenna Rossiter was giving evidence to the Central Criminal Court today in the trial of the 31-year-old Tipperary man charged with murdering Shane Rossiter.

Maurice Power of Dranganbeg, Kilmoyler, Cahir has pleaded not to murdering Mr Rossiter in Golden, Co Tipperary on October 17, 2012.

The trial has heard that the shooting took place around 6.30am, following a house party in Church Lane in the village.

Ms Rossiter told the court ….read more

Irish Special Criminal Court

Mayo brothers to stand trial on explosives and IRA Membership charges

Special Criminal Court

Two Mayo brothers who are charged with explosives and IRA membership offences will stand trial at the Special Criminal Court in December 2015.

Colin Mannion (33) and his brother Brian Mannion (31) of Burriscarra, Clogher, Claremorris, are both charged with membership of an unlawful organisation within the State, namely Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the Irish Republican Army, otherwise the IRA on June 9, 2012.

They are also charged with the unlawful possession of explosive substances RDX, PETN, one loaded detonator, two unloaded detonators and three electrical component parts at their home on the same date.

This morning Mr Diarmaid McGuinesss SC, for ….read more

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Dublin man on trial for murdering his elderly father with World War 1 bayonet

Central Criminal Court

A 31-year-old Dublin man has gone on trial, charged with murdering his elderly father by stabbing him with a 100-year-old bayonet, a family heirloom from World War 1.

Edward Boylan Jnr of no fixed abode has admitted stabbing the 74-year-old and causing his death. However, he has pleaded not guilty to his murder on January 6th or 7th at Ravensdale Close, Crumlin.

Conor Devally SC, prosecuting, opened the trial before the Central Criminal Court today, telling the jury that the only issue in the case was the state of mind of the accused.

He said that the accused had been released from Mountjoy ….read more

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Body-in-suitcase suspect readmitted to bail

High Court

A Dublin man wanted in Holland in connection with the discovery of a dismembered body in an Amsterdam canal has had his bail reinstated despite previously failing to appear in court.

Dutch authorities are seeking the surrender of Kenneth Brunell (27) from Palmerstown and Barry McArdle (27) from Drimnagh who were arrested by gardaí on foot of extradition warrants issued in 2011.

The men are wanted to face trial in connection with the death of Keith Ennis (29) from Walkinstown, whose dismembered body was found in an Amsterdam canal in 2009. Mr Ennis was on the run from gardaí at the time.

His ….read more

Vasel Jahiri

Man on trial for murder of mum-of-two

Central Criminal Court

by Ruaidhri Giblin

A 33 year old man has gone on trial accused of murdering his former partner and mother of their two children.

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.

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

Opening the case at the Central Criminal Court today, counsel for the DPP Patrick Marrinan SC, told the jury that Anna Finnegan was a 25 year old young mother and partner of the ….read more

The Special criminal court

Gunman who shot himself before shooting Charlie O'Neill to be sentenced for attempted murder

Central Criminal Court

by Anne Sharkey

A Dublin man will be sentenced next Monday for the attempted murder of a man in August 2013.

Thomas Ryan (32) of McKee Park in Dublin has pleaded guilty to shooting Patrick Charles O’Neill (51) on Glasnevin Avenue in Ballymun.

Gerardine Small SC, prosecuting confirmed with a member of the gardai that Ryan had shot at Charles O’Neill.

“On 26 August 2013 at Glasnevin Avenue in Ballymun, Charlie O Neill was cycling with his friend when he noticed a man pulling at his trousers and a shot went off,” she said.

“A male wearing a baseball cap held a ….read more

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