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Court of Criminal Appeal

Man on trial over body found in ditch

Central Criminal Court

A 21-year-old has gone on trial accused of murdering a man whose body was found in a ditch in north Dublin three years ago.

Michael Kinsella of Swiftbrook Close in Tallaght has pleaded not guilty to murdering Adil Essalhi at Tyrrelstown, Co.Dublin on January 6, 2011.

The Central Criminal Court was told the accused was one of two people who killed Mr Essalhi somewhere in fields behind Tyrrelstown Plaza between 9pm and shortly after 9.30pm on the night of January 2011.

Mr Alex Owens SC prosecuting told the court Mr Essalhi was living in Drumcondra and went drinking in a pub on Parnell ….read more

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Men charged with assault and endangering a garda

District Courts

THREE men have appeared in court charged in connection with serious assaults and endangering a garda in Balbriggan.

Eoin Maguire (29), Cornelius Price (32) and Edward Price (24) all appeared before Judge Dermot Dempsey at Balbriggan District Court charged in relation to a number of offences which are alleged to have taken place in the town last December.

Cornelius Price of Pinewood Green Road in Balbriggan, Eoin Maguire of Bay 1, Halting Site, Mell in Drogheda, Co Louth and Edward Price of Rockleigh House, Richardstown, Co Louth are all charged with assault causing harm to Clifford Whitehouse and James Whitehouse on December ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Murder jury told man was "butchered" in his own home

Central Criminal Court

A jury was today (Wednesday) asked to consider the evidence in the case of a man who was described as being butchered in his own home.

Anthony Locke (36) 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 the murder of Mr Jackson.

In his closing speech, Conor Devally SC, prosecuting told the court that his case was relatively simple.

“The prosecutions case is relatively simple – Christopher Jackson was murdered, butchered. You ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Murder jury to resume deliberations

Central Criminal Court

by Anne Sharkey

The jury in the Central Criminal Court trial of a Dublin man accused of murdering a 53-year-old and concealing the body in a wardrobe has suspended its deliberations until tomorrow.

Anthony Locke (36) 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 to the murder of Mr Jackson.

The jury has spent almost two hours considering its verdict in the case and will resume its deliberations tomorrow.

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Man jailed for life for murdering his mother while high on drugs

Central Criminal Court

A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his mother at their Mayo home while he was high on drugs.

Celyn Eadon stabbed 46-year-old Nóirín Kelly 19 times on March 9, 2011 and she died at the scene. Her family said today that ‘drugs ruin lives’.

Eadon of Derrycrieve, Islandeady, Castlebar had admitted his mother’s manslaughter but had pleaded not guilty to her murder.

The eight-day trial at the Central Criminal Court heard that Eadon had started using drugs at a very young age, beginning with solvent sniffing at the age of 10.

By the time of his mother’s death, ….read more

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Woman sues retired garda sergeant for damages over alleged rape

High Court

by Ruaidhri Giblin

A Mayo woman has brought a civil case for damages against a retired Detective Sergeant garda for allegedly raping her while he was investigating claims that she was sexually abused by another man.

Joanne Quinn (41), with an address at the Old Turlough Road, Castlebar, Co Mayo, claimed she was stalked and sexually harassed by Edward Justin Clarke between 2002 and 2005, according to Mr Justice John Hedigan in the High Court yesterday.

Mr Clarke admitted that he had a sexual relationship with Ms Quinn but pleaded that it was consensual, according to the judge.

Counsel for Ms Quinn, Martin Giblin ….read more

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