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Sharon Rattigan

Sharon Rattigan gives evidence in Tallaght murder trial

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Witness Sharon Rattigan)

A woman has given evidence in the trial of a 30-year-old man accused of murder that she struggled with a hooded gunman after she and her partner were shot.

Eugene Cullen of Derry Road, Crumlin has pleaded not guilty to murdering Seamus O’ Byrne (27) at Tymon Park North, Tallaght, on March 13, 2009.

The prosecution alleges that Mr Cullen was one of four men who, leading up to the incident, were involved in plotting, planning and executing the murder.

Sharon Rattigan told the Central Criminal Court she was living with her partner and and two children in Tymon Park ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Murder accused said he punched deceased like "Fists of Fury" film, trial hears

Central Criminal Court

A Tipperary man accused of murder told investigating gardaí that he punched his alleged victim like Bruce Lee in the martial arts movie Fists of Fury, a court has heard.

In the Central Criminal Court today, gardaí gave evidence of interviews they conducted with Clonmel man John Hannigan during the investigation into the murder of his friend two years ago.

Mr Hannigan (46) of River House, New Quay has pleaded not guilty to murdering Anthony Fallon in Clonmel on January 28 2012.

He has also pleaded not guilty to assault causing harm on the 46 year-old on the same date at Mr Fallon’s ….read more

Marques Cropped

Case against “largest facilitator of child porn in the world" further adjourned

High Court

A man the FBI has called the “largest facilitator of child porn in the world,” has had his extradition case adjourned for one week.

Eric Eoin Marques, who is alleged to be the owner and administrator of an anonymous hosting site known as Freedom Hosting, is wanted by US authorities to face charges relating to conspiring to distribute and advertise child pornography, and advertising and distributing child pornography.

The 28-year-old, with an address at Mountjoy Square in central Dublin, has been in custody since his arrest in August last year, after he was refused bail over concerns he represented a flight risk ….read more

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Murder accused gives evidence at his trial

Central Criminal Court

A Tipperary man has told his murder trial that he had nothing to do with killing his friend and that he was ‘just panicking’ when he told gardai he had given him ‘Bruce Lee’ punches.

John Hannigan (46) spent today in the witness box at the Central Criminal Court, where he is on trial charged with murder and assault.

Mr Hannigan (46) of River House, New Quay, Clonmel has pleaded not guilty to murdering Anthony Fallon in Clonmel on January 18 2012.

He has also pleaded not guilty to assault causing harm to the 46 year-old on the same date at Mr Fallon’s ….read more

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Judgement not ready in case of man wanted in connection with alleged £100 million conspiracy

High Court

A man wanted in the UK in connection with an alleged £100 million money laundering conspiracy, has had his case adjourned for a further three weeks as his extradition judgement is not ready.

James Anthony Tighe (64) is wanted by British authorities to face charges alleging that he was at the centre of a large-scale fraud on the UK public revenue.

The High Court previously heard the charges allege that a large amount of construction companies under the management and control of Mr Tighe were used to systematically defraud the Revenue.

The UK is seeking his surrender to face charges relating to conspiracy ….read more

Court of Criminal Appeal

Man denies withholding information on David Black murder

Special Criminal Court

A man has pleaded not guilty at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin to withholding information in relation to the murder of Northern Ireland prison officer David Black.

Vincent Banks (44), of Smithfield Gate Apartments, Smithfield, Dublin 7, was arraigned before the non-jury court this morning on the charge, where he pleaded not guilty.

The charge states that the accused, between October 10th and December 20th 2012 inclusive, within the State, being a person who had information which he knew or believed might be of material assistance in securing the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of another person for a serious offence, namely ….read more

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