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Craft brewers dispute is settled

High Court

A High Court dispute between two craft beer-brewing firms has been settled.

Whiplash Beer Limited had brought proceedings against The Dublin Lager Company Limited, trading as Larkins Brewing Company.

The two companies operate out of a shared facility at Renmore Business Park, Kilcoole Co Wicklow, a facility which is owned by the defendant.

Last month Whiplash secured a temporary injunction against the Dublin Lager Company, claiming that the defendant company had prevented one of Whiplash’s owners and directors, Mr Alex Laws, from entering the premises.

It claimed that Mr Lawes, an award-winning brewer, needed access to the premises and that ….read more

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Split couple used cloned card to buy ring

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

By Brion Hoban

A couple who used a cloned credit card to buy an expensive ring have since broken up following their arrest, a court has heard.

Silver Drescan (32), previously of Sherrard Street, Dublin and Margherita Lupu (37) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possessing cloned credit cards at Dom Marmion car park, Sandyford Road, Dublin, on June 25, 2018. Both Drescan and Lupu are now living in the Unitied Kingdom.

Drescan also pleaded guilty to making a false payment of €3,400 to purchase a ring for Lupu and for attempting to make further false payments to purchase two mobile ….read more

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Jail for man over street dealing of crack

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

By Brion Hoban

A Dublin man who believes his local community is a victim of the drugs trade has been jailed for two years for his role in selling €40 of cocaine to undercover gardaí.

Karl Zambra (31) of St Teresa’s Gardens, Donore Avenue, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possessing drugs for sale or supply on August 18, 2014 at St Teresa’s Gardens.

At the sentence hearing, defence counsel Keith Spencer BL said Zambra grew up in the area and that it had been “destroyed” by drugs. He said that his client viewed the community itself as a victim of ….read more

23/11/'09 A Jury room in The new EUR140 million Criminal Courts of Justice in Parkgate Street, Dublin 8 pictured this morning after the building was handed over to the Courts Service. The new building houses 22 courts (11 of which have electronic evidence display facilities, 6 have Video Link Facilities). The courts will hear their first criminal case next Wedesday 25th November with a phased relocation of the District Court, District Court Appeal, Circuit Court, Central Criminal Court, Court of Criminal Appeal and Special Criminal Court...Picture , Collins, Dublin.

Alternative verdict open to jury in murder trial, judge charges

Central Criminal Court

The judge in the trial of two Dubliners charged with murdering a man, whose body was found dumped on a roadside, has said that there’s an alternative verdict available: being an accessory after the fact.

Mr Justice Michael White was charging the jury today at the end of a four-week trial at the Central Criminal Court.

Stephen Tynan (41) of Deerpark Lodge, Kiltipper, Tallaght, and Raymond Fitzgerald (37) of Knockmore Grove, Killinarden, also in Tallaght have both pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr Tynan’s cousin, Andrew Guerrine, at an unknown place between May 22 and May 23, 2015.

The trial has heard that ….read more


Mosque teacher sexually abused girl (6)

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

By Declan Brennan & Brion Hoban

A teacher in a Dublin mosque who displayed an “unhealthy interest” in a six year old girl he went on to molest has been jailed for 14 months.

Abdur Rashid (50) was convicted last January by a jury at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court of a single count of sexual assault at the mosque on a date in December 2015.

The former Leitrim resident, later of Blessington Court, Dublin, had denied the charge.

Judge Pauline Codd sentenced Rashid to 18 months imprisonment, but suspended the final four months for a period of one year providing he follow the direction ….read more

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Man pleads guilty to attempted murder of woman he had harassed

Central Criminal Court

A Roscommon man has pleaded guilty to attempting to murder a woman in the county last year. He had previously pleaded guilty to threatening to kill her and to harassing her over the previous days.

Gerard Mooney (38) of Castle Hill, Castlerea was before the Central Criminal Court today, and was arraigned by the registrar.

He pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of Stephanie Clifton on 12th February 2017 at Cartron, Carrick on Shannon.

Mooney had previously been arraigned before the court on a number of related counts and had pleaded guilty.

He had admitted committing burglary on 12th February 2017 at the home ….read more

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