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Vasel Jahiri

Jury in murder trial asked to go away for a week while judge deals with complex legal issues

Central Criminal Court

by Ruaidhri Giblin

A jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering his former partner has been asked to come back next week because of continuing complex legal issues.

Vesel Jahiri, of Louth Village, Dundalk but originally from Kosovo, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Anna Finnegan at Allendale Glen, Clonsilla, Dublin 15 on September 21 2012.

Mr Jahiri has also pleaded not guilty to assault causing harm on Anna Finnegan’s brother, Karl, on the same date.

The Central Criminal Court has heard how Ms Finnegan and Mr Jahiri had been in a ten year relationship that had “deteriorated dramatically”. They had ….read more

Dave Mahon

Dave Mahon to stand trial next year for murder of Dean Fitzpatrick

Central Criminal Court

A date has been set for the trial of a 43-year-old Dublin man accused of murdering his partner’s son.

David Mahon is charged with murdering 23-year-old Dean Fitzpatrick on May 26th 2013 at Northern Cross on Dublin’s Malahide Road.

Mr Mahon of Ongar Village, Clonsilla was in the Central Criminal Court today to have a date set for his trial.

The registrar scheduled July 20th, 2015 for trial.

Vera McGrath

Vera McGrath pleads guilty to disposing of evidence in husband's killing

Central Criminal Court

A 65-year-old woman has admitted to being an accessory after the fact to her husband’s manslaughter at their Westmeath home almost 30 years ago.

Vera McGrath of Volvenstown, Fordstown, Navan, Co Meath was arraigned before the Central Criminal Court today.

She was charged with materially assisting the killer of her 43-year-old husband, Bernard Brian McGrath, by disposing of evidence connected with his manslaughter at Lower Coole, Westmeath.

The charge stated that the manslaughter had been committed by Colin Pinder and related to a date unknown between March 16th and April 18th 1987.

She pleaded guilty to the charge and this plea was accepted by ….read more

Wayne Dundon

Roy Collins murder trial hears legal submissions in “trial within a trial”

Special Criminal Court

(Pictured: Accused man Wayne Dundon)

The trial of two Limerick men charged with the murder of businessman Roy Collins has heard legal submissions in a trial within a trial to determine the admissibility of evidence in the case.

Wayne Dundon (36), of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect and Nathan Killeen (24) of Hyde Road, Prospect have pleaded not guilty to the murder of 35-year-old Roy Collins at Coin Castle Amusements, Roxboro Road Shopping Centre on April 9, 2009.

The non-jury court has heard that Mr Collins was at work around noon that day when a single gunman entered his amusement arcade and discharged a ….read more

Outside Stock Close

17-year-old found guilty of murdering German student

Central Criminal Court

by Ruaidhri Giblin

A 17-year-old Dublin youth has been convicted of murdering a German student and injuring another in the city.

Thomas Heinrich (22) and Robert Rinker (23) were stabbed on St Anthony’s Road in Rialto on December 1, 2012. Mr Rinker, who is now 25, survived but Mr Heinrich died.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named because of his age, had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to murdering Mr Heinrich and to assault causing harm to Mr Rinker.

But the jury found him guilty of both charges by unanimous decision yesterday after almost eight hours of deliberations over three days.

Wesley ….read more

Sean Fitzpatrick

Sean Fitzpatrick to exit bankruptcy next month

High Court

by Aodhan O’Faolain

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick will exit the bankruptcy process early next month, it has been confirmed.

Mr FitzPatrick was adjudicated by the High Court as a bankrupt almost four years ago with debts of €147m and assets worth less than €47m. At the time of the adjudication he would have expected to remain a bankrupt for a period of up to 12 years.

However, under new insolvency laws introduced in December of last year the duration of bankruptcy has been reduced to three years. As a result bankrupts such as Mr FitzPatrick are entitled to an automatic ….read more

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