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Jerry Beades

Four arrested for contempt of court over order to vacate apartments

High Court

(File Picture: Mr Jerry Beades. Credit: Collins)

Four men have been arrested and brought before the High Court by Gardai for being in contempt of orders to vacate properties that have been repossessed by a financial company.

All four were released after they gave sworn undertakings before Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds not to return to the properties and arrangements were made for the return of their personal belongings.

The properties at Fairview Avenue in Dublin 3 were acquired in 2002 by businessman Mr Jerry Beades and have been the subject of lengthy legal proceedings.

Earlier this year Everyday Finance DAC, which acquired ….read more

justice new

Father to appeal conviction for genital mutilation of daughter

Court of Appeal

A father jailed for the genital mutilation of his daughter in what was the first case of its kind in Ireland is to appeal his conviction and sentence.

The 37-year-old was sentenced to five-and-a-half years imprisonment by Judge Elma Sheehan at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court last January. He was also sentenced to three years imprisonment on a count of child cruelty which the judge ordered to run concurrently with the other sentence.

The defendant had pleaded not guilty to one count of carrying out an act of FGM on a then one-year-old girl at an address in Dublin on September 16, 2016. ….read more

Special Criminal Court

Lab contaminated forensic samples, firearms trial hears

Special Criminal Court

A forensic science lab contaminated samples sent as part of the investigation into a man accused of having a loaded handgun and ammunition, the Special Criminal Court heard today.

Paul Norton (31) from Cromcastle Court, Coolock, Dublin 17, has pleaded not guilty to the unlawful possession of a Beretta handgun and 31 rounds of 9mm ammunition at the Stardust Memorial Park in Coolock, Dublin on October 5th, 2019.

In the absence of DNA evidence, the trial has heard that the State’s case was one of recognition and it is alleged that Mr Norton, while being chased, dropped a bag which contained a ….read more

Seamus Marley

Date set for alleged IRA man's application for more time to appeal teen rape convictions

Court of Appeal

(Pictured: Seamus Marley. Credit: Collins)

An alleged IRA man who was jailed for raping teenage boys at a “republican safe house” over two decades ago has gotten a date for his application for more time to lodge an appeal against his conviction.

Passing sentence at the Central Criminal Court in May last year, Mr Justice Paul McDermott said that Belfast native Seamus Marley used his standing in the republican movement, a movement “well capable of clandestine killings”, to silence his victims.

The 46-year-old, with a last address at Belfield Court, Stillorgan Road, in Dublin, had pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting and anally ….read more

File pic ccj with van

'I am living a nightmare': victim suffered skull fracture in savage random attack

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A Moldovan man who “savagely attacked” and fractured the skull and spine of a stranger who now feels he is “living through a death sentence” has been jailed for 32 months.

Passing sentence today, Judge Martin Nolan said it could be argued that for some assaults the maximum sentence of five years imprisonment is too low.

alerian Burcovsehi (33) with an address at Stonebridge Drive, Hartstown, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm at Price’s Lane, Dublin 2, on 26 April, 2019. He has no previous convictions.

Detective Garda Christopher Fitzgerald told Philipp Rahn BL, prosecuting, that ….read more

Nassau St

Reads opens action against landlord

High Court

An application by the owner of the printing business Reads for an injunction against the landlord of its city-centre premises in a row over access to the property has opened before the High Court.

O’Flaherty’s (Nassau St) Limited, which trades as Reads, seeks orders against Setanta Centre Unlimited Company, the owner of an office building on Dublin’s Nassau Street.

The applicant operates an outlet within a campus known as the Setanta Campus which is just to the South of, but visible and accessible from, Nassau Street.

The defendant is redeveloping the building over the next two years at a cost of ….read more

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