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Chinese investors take action over alleged unpaid loan

High Court

A demand by a group of Chinese businesspeople against a waste-to-energy firm to repay a €1.5m loan plus interest, has been admitted to the fast-track commercial court list.

Quoquing Wu and Jianyu Qi, who are based in Dublin, as well as Yuanming Chi, Xueqi Wang, Jingli Li, Qiling Li and Kailin Yao, who are based in China, have brought proceedings against Premier Green Energy Holdings Ltd, which is based in Cabragh Business Park Thurles, Co Tipperary.

Premier Green Energy is a design, fabrication and manufacturing business for the provision of bespoke waste-to-energy conversion technology solutions.

The plaintiffs allege that they advanced ….read more

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Royal College of Surgeons in row with neighbours over alleged right of way

High Court

A dispute over an alleged right of way between the Royal College of Surgeons and siblings who own apartments adjoining the college’s property at Stephen’s Green in central Dublin has been admitted to the fast track commercial court list.

The action arises out of the RCSI’s plans to demolish an existing building and build a new €88m education and research facility at its property at the Ardilaun Centre, close to apartments at Ardilaun Court owned by Sharon O’Malley and her brother Conor O’Malley.

The O’Malleys say that for more than 20 years they have been accommodated by rights ….read more

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Row over allegedly infertile stallion

High Court

A dispute over an alleged failure to pay out on an insurance policy for an allegedly infertile stallion between its owners and a several UK-based insurance syndicates has been admitted to the fast track Commercial Court list.

The action centres on a thoroughbred stallion called Ajaya, who the court heard was assessed in 2018 by a consultant in equine medicine as being permanently infertile.

The horse’s owners Rathbarry Stallions Ltd and Kuwaiti businessmen Saleh Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar, claim they had taken out a policy of insurance to cover such a situation with the XL Catlin 2003, Tokio Marine Kiln ….read more

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Gardai failed to follow up on abuser's admission, court hears

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A man admitted to gardaí in 1989 that he had done something “wrong” to his nephew and gardaí did not follow up on this claim, a court has heard.

The 74-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to indecent assault at a location in Dublin on a date unknown between September 1, 1980 and September 23, 1983.

Judge Martin Nolan noted that the maximum sentence for the offence when it occurred was two years imprisonment. He said it was his own subjective view that this maximum sentence was not ….read more

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Convicted killer possibly "under deadly attack" from boyfriend, lawyer submits

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Inga Ozolina. Credit: Collins)

The lawyer for a woman, who killed her boyfriend, has said her client was possibly under deadly attack from the deceased at the time, and asked her sentencing judge to place the manslaughter within the lower culpability range.

The barrister said that the mother of two had killed him in self defence, where there was a history of domestic violence, and that there was ‘very strong supportive evidence that this event started with his attacking her.

“She had used her hands and fists and it didn’t stop, so what was there for her?” asked Caroline Biggs SC.

However, her ….read more

Special Criminal Court

On-the-run prisoner who cultivated cannabis loses appeal

Court of Appeal

A man caught cultivating 112 cannabis plants in Co Tipperary while he should have been serving a 12-year-jail term in the UK, has lost an appeal against his five year sentence.

Welsh man Wesley Purse (41), with an address at Ballydavid, Cloghrea, Rossadrehid, had pleaded guilty to possession and cultivation of €42,000 worth of cannabis at Rossadrehid on May 3, 2017.

He was sentenced at Clonmel Circuit Criminal Court to five years imprisonment by Judge Tom Teehan on June 29, 2018, which was upheld by the Court of Appeal today.

Giving judgement in the three-judge court, Ms Justice Máire Whelan said Purse ….read more

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