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Christine Murphy

Family discovered human torso while picnicking in Wicklow mountains, trial hears

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Witness Ms Christine Murphy. Credit: Collins)

A brother and sister have described finding a human torso while picnicking in the Wicklow mountains, with one of them describing the body part as looking like “a piece of a pig”, a murder trial has heard.

A walker also gave evidence that he saw something that “looked like a stomach” on the embankment of a river but initially dismissed it. However, when he later heard on the radio that human remains had been discovered in the area, he returned and showed the body part to gardai.

The Central Criminal Court trial of Kieran Greene ….read more

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"I know I f**ked up. I killed my father": murder accused to garda

Central Criminal Court

A 48-year-old man who admits killing but denies murdering his father during a row over a burnt breakfast told the garda who arrested him: “I know I fucked up. I killed my father,” the Central Criminal Court heard today.

The trial also heard that the accused man Mark Tims told gardai during interviews that he felt his head “boiling” and he “freaked” after his father kept on at him “over and over” about drinking in the house. He said he hit his father with a cup and when he fell to the floor he kicked him as hard as he ….read more

Justice Birmingham

2.5-year sentences over €1.3m cannabis raid too lenient, court finds

Court of Appeal

(File Picture: President of the Court of Appeal Mr Justice George Birmingham. Credit: Collins)

Two men said to have “played an integral part in the distribution of cannabis throughout Ireland” have had their original prison sentences more than doubled by the Court of Appeal, following an appeal by prosecutors.

Polish nationals Tomasz Witkowski (41) and Mariusz Sowa (39) had only recently come to Ireland when they were arrested for possessing €1.3 million worth of cannabis for sale or supply at a house on the Tullow Road, Co Carlow on March 30, 2018.

They pleaded guilty and were each jailed for two-and-a-half ….read more

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Pretrial motions adjourned in Mary Lou McDonald defamation case

High Court

(File Picture: SF President Ms Mary Lou McDonald. Credit: Collins)

Pretrial motions in defamation proceedings brought by Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald against Fianna Fail TD Declan Breathnach has been adjourned to July.

Ms McDonald has sued the Co Louth TD over a post he published on Twitter on October 11th 2018 in reply to a tweet she had posted in support of the now-retired Garda Maurice McCabe.

The claims are denied.

Ms McDonald claims that Mr Breathnach’s tweet meant that her sympathy for Mr McCabe was disingenuous, insincere and that she is a hypocrite.

Represented by Tom Hogan SC, Ms McDonald also ….read more


Talks ongoing between Limerick FC and FAI

High Court

Discussions aimed at resolving Limerick FC’s legal action against the Football Association of Ireland over what the soccer club claims is its exclusion from participating in the League of Ireland are ongoing, the High Court has heard.

Earlier this week, the club commenced proceedings against the FAI over the association’s alleged failure to invite Limerick to submit an application for a licence to allow it play in the League of Ireland First Division during the 2020 season.

When the case returned before the court on Thursday, Murray Johnson SC for the club told Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds that talks aimed at resolving ….read more

David Galloway

Man goes on trial accused of "unlawful application" of washing powder trademarks

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

(Pictured: Mr David Galloway. Credit: Collins)

A man has gone on trial accused of the unlawful application and possession of trademarks of well known washing powder brands Persil, Ariel, Fairy, Daz and Bold.

David Galloway (54) is alleged to have been trading in these goods “to a significant degree.”

Mr Galloway, of Sundrive Road, Crumlin, Dublin has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to seven charges of unlawfully applying a trademark to buckets and fourteen charges of possession of buckets, labels and boxes bearing a trademark.

The majority of the offences are alleged to have occurred at a premises in Greenogue Business ….read more

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