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Report due next week on seized Delaney documents

High Court

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The High Court will receive a report next week containing recommendations about what documents seized by the ODCE from the FAI should be deemed covered by legal privilege.

Many of the documents at issue relate to the FAI’s former CEO John Delaney.

The report, compiled by two independent barristers Niall Nolan BL and Patrick Mair BL, will be delivered to Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds next Monday.

The report will make recommendations on what documents and material should be deemed legally professional privileged and therefore cannot be used by the ODCE as part of its criminal investigation into certain ….read more

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Wife strangled by husband told him she wanted her own life, trial hears

Central Criminal Court

A 30-year-old mother-of-three who was strangled to death by her husband told him in text messages that she wanted her own life and wanted him to leave her alone, a murder trial jury has heard.

In what were described as a series of “bickering” text messages sent over several months, Rafal Karaczyn also repeatedly told his wife Natalia Karaczyn that he loved her and and asked her to forgive him and give him another chance.

The jury also heard from Chief State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan, who gave evidence that Natalia had bruises to her chin, above her eyes and on ….read more

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Cocaine deals in underwear

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A man who caught carrying over €20,000 of drugs in a shopping bag and in his underwear has received a fully suspended sentence.

Cian McEvoy (26) attempted to discard the shopping bag containing cannabis when gardaí approached, but later volunteered that he had 10 deals of cocaine concealed in his underwear.

McEvoy, of Avonbeg Road, Tallaght, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of cannabis and cocaine for sale or supply at Avonbeg Field, Tallaght, on March 14, 2020. He has no previous convictions.

Garda Edward Walsh told Joe Barnes BL, prosecuting, that on the date in question he was on ….read more

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'I'm going to show you how to cut someone up': man's ear severed in 'deeply disturbing' ordeal

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A group of four held a man in his own home for six hours, stabbing him multiple times and severing most of his right ear off during a “deeply disturbing” ordeal, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court has heard.

Sam Maughan (26) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to causing serious harm to Mark Burke (43) on August 1, 2018 at the victim’s home in Whitefriars Gardens, Dublin 8.

Detective Garda Mark Dennehy said Mr Burke had allowed the men into his home after his daughter asked if she could have some people over, but when the group started to cause some ….read more

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Nine-year sentence for dealer who skipped bail 13 years ago

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A defendant who skipped bail and fled to Spain 13 years ago after he was caught with almost €1 million worth of drugs has been jailed for nine years.

Joseph Daly (54) left Ireland months after he pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to having a stash of cocaine and heroin with a total value of €995,850 at his then home, on Glenamuck Road in Carrickmines on November 22, 2007.

A European arrest warrant was issued in 2008 but it was not executed until this April, after Daly spent three years in a Spanish jail when he was caught with €190,0000 ….read more

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Convicted child murderer can now be named

Central Criminal Court

A convicted child murderer can now be named following a successful application by RTE to lift a court order that prevented the man and his victim from being publicly identified.

The Children (Amendment) Act 2021 was signed into law by President Michael D Higgins last month after passing in the Dail and the Seanad and came into force last Friday.

This means that, following a controversial Court of Appeal ruling in October last year, the law has now been changed to remove the restriction on naming deceased children except in certain exceptional circumstances. In cases where specific orders remain, applications have to ….read more

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