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Irish Special Criminal Court

Mayo brothers to stand trial on explosives and IRA Membership charges

Special Criminal Court

Two Mayo brothers who are charged with explosives and IRA membership offences will stand trial at the Special Criminal Court in December 2015.

Colin Mannion (33) and his brother Brian Mannion (31) of Burriscarra, Clogher, Claremorris, are both charged with membership of an unlawful organisation within the State, namely Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the Irish Republican Army, otherwise the IRA on June 9, 2012.

They are also charged with the unlawful possession of explosive substances RDX, PETN, one loaded detonator, two unloaded detonators and three electrical component parts at their home on the same date.

This morning Mr Diarmaid McGuinesss SC, for ….read more

Ravensdale close

Dublin man on trial for murdering his elderly father with World War 1 bayonet

Central Criminal Court

A 31-year-old Dublin man has gone on trial, charged with murdering his elderly father by stabbing him with a 100-year-old bayonet, a family heirloom from World War 1.

Edward Boylan Jnr of no fixed abode has admitted stabbing the 74-year-old and causing his death. However, he has pleaded not guilty to his murder on January 6th or 7th at Ravensdale Close, Crumlin.

Conor Devally SC, prosecuting, opened the trial before the Central Criminal Court today, telling the jury that the only issue in the case was the state of mind of the accused.

He said that the accused had been released from Mountjoy ….read more


Swords District Court round-up

District Courts

Brothers who were abusive while celebrating birth ordered to make donation

FOUR BROTHERS, who were intoxicated and abusive to security staff at a Swords bar while celebrating the birth of one of the men’s baby, have been ordered to come up with €800 as a charitable donation to avoid a conviction.

John Lawrence (23) of Castlemills in Balbriggan, William Lawrence (22) of Iveagh Hostel in Dublin, Stephen Lawrence (21) of Brackenwood Avenue and Christopher Lawrence (20) of Enis House, Clare Village on the Malahide Road all pleaded guilty before Swords District Court to failing to comply with garda direction and being intoxicated ….read more

Vasel Jahiri

Man on trial for murder of mum-of-two

Central Criminal Court

by Ruaidhri Giblin

A 33 year old man has gone on trial accused of murdering his former partner and mother of their two children.

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.

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

Opening the case at the Central Criminal Court today, counsel for the DPP Patrick Marrinan SC, told the jury that Anna Finnegan was a 25 year old young mother and partner of the ….read more

The Special criminal court

Gunman who shot himself before shooting Charlie O'Neill to be sentenced for attempted murder

Central Criminal Court

by Anne Sharkey

A Dublin man will be sentenced next Monday for the attempted murder of a man in August 2013.

Thomas Ryan (32) of McKee Park in Dublin has pleaded guilty to shooting Patrick Charles O’Neill (51) on Glasnevin Avenue in Ballymun.

Gerardine Small SC, prosecuting confirmed with a member of the gardai that Ryan had shot at Charles O’Neill.

“On 26 August 2013 at Glasnevin Avenue in Ballymun, Charlie O Neill was cycling with his friend when he noticed a man pulling at his trousers and a shot went off,” she said.

“A male wearing a baseball cap held a ….read more

Irish Central Criminal Court

Witness felt like he was being "set-up" by deceased

Central Criminal Court

by Niamh O’Donoghue

A witness in the trial of a man accused of murdering 29-year-old Shane Rossiter has told the court that he felt like he was being “set up” by the deceased.

Maurice Power (31) of Dranganbeg, Kilmoyler, Cahir has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to murdering Mr Rossiter in Co. Tipperary on October 17, 2012.

The prosecution alleges the accused fired two shots at Mr Rossiter causing him catastrophic injuries, which lead to his death.

Mr Anthony Sammon SC prosecuting told the court in his opening speech that the events took place at around 6.30am following a house ….read more

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