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Cork building firm that owes NAMA more than €70 million to be wound up

High Court

by Aodhan O’Faolain

The High Court has appointed provisional liquidators to a Cork based building firm that owes the National Assets Management Agency more than €71 million.

Today National Assets Loan Management Ltd (NALM), a company of NAMA asked Mr Justice Paul Gilligan to appoint joint provisional liquidators to ensure an orderly winding up of O’Brien and O’Flynn Ltd Building Contractors located at Doughcloyne House, Vicars Road, Cork. The company’s directors are brother Dan and Denis O’Flynn.

The court heard the company owes NAMA some €71.2 million with assets worth less than half that amount. The court heard the debt to NAMA ….read more

Peter Charleton

Quarry operating near "sensitive sites" loses challenge over environmental assessment

High Court

(Pictured: Mr Justice Peter Charleton)

by Aodhan O’Faolain

The High Court has rejected a challenge by a quarry operator near Ashford Castle in Co Mayo against a decision that an EIA is required as part of an application for a major extension of works at the quarry.

McGrath Limestone Works had asked the High Court to quash a requirement by both Mayo Co Council and An Bord Pleanala that it carry out an environmental assessment of it activities as part of its application for planning permission to extend it activities at the quarry.

It claimed that it was not required to carry out an ….read more

Irish High Court

Man accused of murdering dissident republican refused bail by High Court

High Court

A man accused of murdering dissident republican Peter Butterly in a Co Meath car park last year has been refused bail at the High Court.

Dean Evans (22), of Grange Park Rise, Raheny is one of three men charged with the murder of Mr Buttlerly (35) at the Huntsman Inn in Gormanston, Co Meath, on March 6, 2013.

Edward McGrath (32), of Land Dale Lawns, Springfield, Tallaght, and Sharif Kelly (43) of Pinewood Green Road, Balbriggan are also charged with the murder.

Mr Evans and Mr McGrath are also charged with membership of an illegal organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise ….read more


Wexford murder accused to be released on bail

Central Criminal Court

A man charged with murdering Jason Ryan in Co. Wexford two years ago is to be released on bail.

James Connors (27) of Rosemount, Drinagh, Co. Wexford is accused of murdering Mr Ryan at Hollyville Heights in Wexford town on January 25, 2012.

A date has been set for November 30, 2015 for his trial which the court was told could not previously begin because of the unavailability of judges.

Today lawyers for Mr Connors, who was in custody with consent to bail, made an application to the High Court to reduce the amount of independent surety required for his release.

Mr Justice Garrett ….read more

Philip Gillick

Tributes on retirement of long-serving usher

Special Criminal Court

Warm tributes were paid at the Special Criminal Court this morning to Court Usher Mr Philip Gillick, who has retired after more than 40 years services in the courts.

Presiding judge Mr Justice Paul Butler said that Mr Gillick had been his usher for the past ten years and had been an “enormous source of help” for him over that period.

He said he was fortunate to have him as his usher and wished him well in the future.

Mr Vincent Heneghan BL said that on behalf of the practitioners of the Bar he wished Mr Gillick a “long and fruitful retirement”. He ….read more

Martin Conmey

Meath man's conviction for 1971 killing declared a miscarriage of justice

Court of Criminal Appeal

by Aodhan O’Faolain

The Court of Criminal Appeal has declared a Co Meath man’s conviction for killing his 19-year-old neighbour over four decades ago was a miscarriage of justice.

In 2010 Martin Conmey (63) was acquitted of the manslaughter of Una Lynskey, 38 years after being jailed for three years for the offence.

Today the CCA comprised of Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman, sitting with Mr Justice Brian McGovern, and Mr Justice Micheal White said Mr Conmey’s conviction amounted to a miscarriage of justice.

The CCA said “it seems obvious in the present case there has been a grave defect in the administration of justice ….read more

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