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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

Outside Stock Close

Medical professionals disagree on mental disorder, murder trial hears

Central Criminal Court

A murder trial has heard three medical professionals disagree on whether a drug-intoxicated man had a mental disorder when he stabbed his mother to death in their home.

The two forensic psychiatrists and a psychologist, all based at the Central Mental Hospital (CMH), were giving evidence to the Central Criminal Court in the trial of Celyn Eadon.

Mr Eadon (22) of Derrycrieve, Islandeady, Castlebar admits Noreen Kelly’s manslaughter but has pleaded not guilty to her murder at that address.

The 46-year-old died of multiple stab wounds on March 9, 2011.

The jury heard that the accused had begun using drugs at the age of ….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


NAMA pursuing businessman over alleged transfer of properties to wife

High Court

by Ruaidhri Giblin

The National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) is pursuing businessman David Cullen at the Commercial Court, over alleged unlawful transfers of property.

Lawyers for NAMA claim Mr Cullen transferred or charged over 40 properties to his wife Mary in 2009 and 2010 in order to place the assets beyond the reach of his creditors.

It is also alleged that Mr Cullen leased the Turk’s Head Bar and Paramount Hotel in Dublin’s Temple bar to two companies in breach of security covenants in loans advanced by Bank of Ireland, since taken over by NAMA.

Last March, a €29 million High Court judgement ….read more

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