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Patrick Gallagher

Sheep farmer agrees to allow ESB on to property

High Court

A landowner who the ESB and Eirgrid claimed had obstructed important upgrade work on the Co Donegal electricity network system has agreed to let the company carry out works on his land.

The ESB and Eirgrid plc sought High Court injunctions preventing Patrick Gallagher, from interfering with or obstructing the work as well as orders requiring him to remove or remedy any obstructions which have been placed on the land.

Today Mr Gallagher, of Galdonagh, Manorcunningham, gave an undertaking before Mr Justice Paul Gilligan to allow the ESB onto his lands and that he would not interfere with the work.

Rossa Fanning BL, ….read more

Vincent Banks

Man cleared of withholding information on David Black murder to stand trial for IRA membership

Special Criminal Court

A Dublin man who was cleared of withholding information relating to the murder of Northern Ireland prison officer David Black is to stand trial on a charge of IRA membership.

Last week the Special Criminal Court acquitted Vincent Banks (46) of withholding information in relation to the murder between October 10th and December 20th, 2012.

Mr Banks, of Smithfield Gate Apartments in Dublin 7, had pleaded not guilty before the non-jury court to the charge.

He is also charged with membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the IRA on December 18th, 2012, and ….read more

Outside Stock Close

Murder accused admits disposing of body

Central Criminal Court

A Dublin father of two charged with murdering his friend has told his trial that the State’s main witness was the killer, but admitted that he disposed of the body.

Alan Harte testified today that he saw Kastriot Boza stab Peter Gunn in the chest and the back in Mr Boza’s living room, hours after Mr Boza threatened to kill Mr Gunn.

The 33-year-old was giving evidence in his defence on the fifth day of his trial at the Central Criminal Court.

Mr Harte, with an address at Clareville Grove in Glasnevin, but from East Wall, has pleaded not guilty to murdering the ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Jury must decide whether accused is guilty of murder or impeding the prosecution

Central Criminal Court

A Dublin jury has been told it must decide whether a father of two is guilty of murdering his friend or guilty of impeding the prosecution.

Alan Harte (33) of Clareville Grove in Glasnevin has pleaded not guilty to murdering another father of two five years ago.

His trial at the Central Criminal Court has heard that 28-year-old Peter Gunn was stabbed to death on January 4th 2009 at a flat in Cabra Park, Cabra.

Alan Harte has admitted dumping his body in a water-filled ditch in Dunsoughly Lane, The Ward, but claims that another man carried out the killing.

This other man, Kastriot ….read more

Wayne Dundon

Dundon and Killeen to get any garda recordings in advance of Roy Collins murder trial

Special Criminal Court

(Pictured: Wayne Dundon(35))

The Special Criminal Court has ordered the disclosure of any recordings made between gardai and civilian witnesses during the investigation in two Limerick men charged with murdering businessman Roy Collins.

Wayne Dundon (35), of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect, and Nathan Killeen (23), of Hyde Road, Prospect, are charged with the murder of Mr Collins (35) at Coin Castle Amusements, Roxboro Road Shopping Centre, Limerick on April 9th, 2009.

They are due to stand trial at the non-jury court on April 29 before presiding judge Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley.

Last week counsel for Mr Killeen, Mr Giollaíosa Ó Lideadha SC, told the court ….read more


Law firm launches High Court action over legal costs

High Court

by Aodhan O’Faolain

A law firm has launched a High Court action aimed at preventing a development firm it represented from completing a settlement with the Irish Coursing Club until they get paid.

The action has been brought by McMahon, O’Brien, Tynan Solicitors acted for development company Greenband Investments in their successful High Court action against the Irish Coursing Club (ICC).

The Limerick based firm, which is owed a substantial amount in legal fees, has brought proceedings because receivers appointed to the company and the ICC have entered into a settlement agreement, before an appeal goes before the Supreme Court, ….read more

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