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Jury to begin deliberating in trial of man accused of murdering his mother

Central Criminal Court

A jury will begin deliberating tomorrow on whether a Mayo man who killed his mother while he was on drugs is guilty of her murder or manslaughter.

Celyn Eadon of Derrycrieve, Islandeady, Castlebar is on trial at the Central Criminal Court, charged with murdering his mother at that address three years ago.

The 22-year-old admits Noreen Kelly’s manslaughter but has pleaded not guilty to her murder. The 46-year-old died of multiple stab wounds on March 9, 2011.

The eight-day trial has heard that the accused began using drugs at the age of 10, and the defence has argued that this caused a mental ….read more

Ali Damache

Man wanted in US on international terrorism charges refused legal aid

High Court

A man facing extradition to the United States on international terrorism charges, who received an undisclosed settlement from the State, has been refused legal aid for judicial review proceedings.

Ali Charaf Damache (48), an Algerian-born Irish citizen who has been living in Ireland for a decade, is wanted in the United States to face charges relating to the conspiracy to provide material support for terrorists and attempted identity theft to facilitate an act of international terrorism.

Last July Damache settled his legal action with the State over the inhuman and degrading conditions to which he claimed he had been subjected ….read more

Irish High Court

Extradition fight on alleged £100 million money laundering conspiracy adjourned

High Court

A High Court challenge brought by a man against his extradition to the United Kingdom, where he is wanted in connection with an alleged £100 million money laundering conspiracy, has been adjourned for three weeks.

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 ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Deceased found in wardrobe died of multiple stab wounds, murder trial hears

Central Criminal Court

by Anne Sharkey

A 53-year-old man sustained a multitude of stab wounds, including one which penetrated his right lung, in an attack at his home over one year ago, a murder trial has heard.

Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis gave evidence today in the trial of a 35-year-old man charged with murdering the deceased and concealing his body in a wardrobe.

Anthony Locke from Prussia Street in Dublin has pleaded not guilty to murdering Christopher Jackson (53) on the 7 September 2012.

Brother of the accused, Bernard Locke (41), from Ramillies Road Ballyfermot, is awaiting sentence after pleading guilty last week (Tuesday) to ….read more

Court of Criminal Appeal

Two men - including man on bail on IRA charge - charged with IRA membership

Special Criminal Court

Two men – including a man on bail on a charge of IRA membership – who were arrested as part of a garda investigation in to the activities of dissident republican groups have appeared before the Special Criminal Court charged with IRA membership.

Hubert Duffy (46), of George’s Place, Temple Street in Dublin 1 and Robert Day (43), of St Attracta Road, Cabra, Dublin 7 were arrested by members of the Special Detective Unit in conjunction with units from the garda Crime and Security Branch.

Both men were this afternoon charged with membership of an unlawful organisation within the State styling itself ….read more

Irish Special Criminal Court

IRA accused arrested after Alan Ryan Funeral fails to show up for trial

Special Criminal Court

The IRA membership trial of a Dublin man arrested after a garda investigation in to paramilitary activity at the funeral of Alan Ryan could not go ahead today after the accused failed to show up in court.

Nathan Kinsella (33) was due to stand trial for membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the IRA on September 13th, 2012.

Last week the non-jury court issued a bench warrant for Kinsella’s arrest after hearing that Kinsella’s bailsperson had not seen him since before Christmas and the Circuit Criminal Court had also issued ….read more

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