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Brother stabbed sister in back after row over cleaning bathroom

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A man stabbed his sister in the back after an argument about him cleaning their bathroom, a court has heard.

Colm Delaney (29) of Seafort Terrance, Sandymount, Dublin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assaulting his sister causing her harm at his address on October 1, 2018.

Garda Shauna Ferncombe told Elva Duffy BL, prosecuting, that on the date in question Sharon Delaney (42) was in the house she shared with her brother when a row broke out about him having to clean the bathroom, to which he reacted badly.

She turned away from him and felt a “sharpness” in her ….read more

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Murder accused stored boyfriend's name as "sadist" on phone, trial hears

Central Criminal Court

A woman accused of murdering her boyfriend told gardai that the deceased was saved in her mobile phone as “sadist” because they had so many fights in the past, a trial has heard.

The mother-of-two also said that she took a knife from the kitchen worktop in order to protect herself as she was afraid he might kill her after they got into a fight. She further said she was not responsible for his death.

The jury was watching a garda interview today in the Central Criminal Court trial of a 48-year-old woman, charged with murdering her 40-year-old boyfriend in her Co ….read more

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Woman caught trying to sell €90k in stolen gold jewellery

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A mother-of-one was caught trying to sell €90,000 of stolen gold jewellery to a cash for gold shop, a court has heard.

Kathleen Kiely (31) of Lymington Avenue, London, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to handling stolen property on January 21, 2018. She has no previous convictions.

Garda Sergeant Aidan Carroll told Fiona McGowan BL, prosecuting, that gardaí had placed the Gold Digger jewellery shop in Tallaght under surveillance after receiving information that two men were to call there.

A woman exited a car driven by her former partner and approached the “cash for gold” shop carrying a handbag and a ….read more

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Woman tells sex attack trial that man held his hands around her throat

Central Criminal Court

An alleged sexual assault victim has told a jury at the Central Criminal Court that a man held his hands around her throat throughout a late night attack outside her home.

The 34-year-old Dublin resident denies attempted rape of the woman at a Dublin city centre location on December 18, 2010. The accused and the complainant cannot be identified during the trial.

In her evidence to a jury of three women and nine men, the complainant said that she had arrived at her apartment block after a night out socialising.

She was opening the entrance security gate into the courtyard of the block ….read more

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"Menace to society" threatened to head-butt garda

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A “menace to society” who threatened to head-butt a garda while he was being driven to prison has been given a two and half year suspended sentence.

Gardaí had just discovered €60 worth of cannabis in Peter Ward’s Dublin home and became aware that there was a warrant for his arrest because of his failure to pay a €500 fine.

Detective Garda Michael Parry Jones told Fiona McGowan BL, prosecuting, that Ward was given the option to pay the fine or spend 15 days in the Midlands Prison.

He said Ward told him that he had the cash available to him but he ….read more

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Lack of proper oyster farming controls an "environmental disaster", High Court told

High Court

A High Court challenge has been brought by a group representing oyster fishermen over a decision to grant licences allowing the farming of foreign oysters in Lough Swilly.

The action has been brought by the Donegal-based Lough Swilly Wild Oyster Society Ltd (LSWOS), whose members have been engaged in the fishing of native oysters in Lough Swilly for over 25 years. They fear that the lack of proper controls over the farming of oysters in the Lough is an “environmental disaster”.

The group, represented in court by Peter Finlay SC and Ciaran Elders BL, claim that the licences, awarded by ….read more

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