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Dispute between drug charges priest and family over will to be heard in new term

High Court

A High Court dispute involving a Catholic priest, who is facing drug charges in the United States, and his siblings over their late mother’s will will not be heard until the new legal term commences in October.

The case involving Fr Michael O’Leary who, along with his brother Mr John O’Leary, is being sued by their siblings Ms Nora Harpur, Mr Barry O’Leary, Mr Tadgh O’Leary and Ms Marie O’Leary, in proceedings aimed at setting aside the late Elizabeth O’Leary’s will, came before Mr Justice Senan Allen on Monday.

The High Court action brought by the siblings is aimed at setting ….read more

Court of Criminal Appeal

Brother of "Mr Nobody" to be sentenced over €1.2m drug haul

Special Criminal Court

A Dublin man will be sentenced at the Special Criminal Court later this month for possessing €1.25 million worth of heroin.

Michael Brady (54), with an address in south Dublin, was found guilty in June of possessing the drugs at an apartment at Sallins Bridge, in Sallins, Naas, Co Kildare on January 24, 2017.

The trial heard that €1.25 million worth of heroin, €1.5 million worth of cocaine and €1,000 worth of cannabis was found at the premises, in the base of one of the beds. Gardaí also seized a 7.62 x 39mm calibre VZ 58 assault rifle and a variety ….read more

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Employer re-hired asst manager who stole €100k from company

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A former assistant manager who stole almost €100,000 from his employer was later re-hired by the same company in a non-cash role, a court has heard.

Ionel Uveges (31) of Haddington Square, Beggarsbush, Dublin pleaded guilty to sample counts representing 22 charges of stealing cash from LJM Retail, Gordon House, Dublin 4 between December 2016 and August 2018.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that Uveges stole €97,900 in total from his employer, who nonetheless decided to take him back on as he had a “particular fondness” for the accused.

At a sentence hearing at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today, Garda Brian Hunt told ….read more

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Street dealer found asleep beside playground

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A father-of-three who was discovered sleeping on street deals of crack cocaine and heroin beside a playground has been remanded on bail pending sentence.

Damien Gray (35) was caught by gardaí after they received a call that a man was asleep in Hermitage Park in Lucan. When officers arrived, they discovered Gray by the playground and woke him up.

When he rolled over, they discovered a Kleenex packet with €5,700 worth of heroin in individual street deals. A further quantity of crack cocaine was later found.

Gray, of Shancastle Close, Clondalkin, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of heroin ….read more

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Jury convicts man of "violent and frenzied" post office raid

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A Dublin man has been convicted of the armed robbery of a post office in January 2016.

Keith Murtagh (34) of Mariners’ Port, Sheriff Street, Dublin was alleged to have been one of two men who held up the Roebuck Post Office at Farmhill Road, Goatstown, Dublin on January 5, 2016.

He had pleaded not guilty to robbery of €3,174.54, possession of a shotgun and possession of a shotgun cartridge. His trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that his DNA was found on a shotgun cartridge in a car abandoned by the raiders, 400 metres from the post office.

On day ten ….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.

Jury deliberating in armed robbery trial

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

The jury has begun deliberating in the trial of a Dublin man charged with the armed robbery of a post office in January 2016.

Keith Murtagh (34) of Mariners Port, Sheriff Street, Dublin is alleged to have been one of two men who held up the Roebuck post office at Farmhill Road, Goatstown, Dublin on January 5, 2016.

He has pleaded not guilty to robbery of €3,174.54, possession of a shotgun and possession of a shotgun cartridge.

On the ninth day of the trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Melanie Greally sent the jury home after three hours and 12 minutes of ….read more

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