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Jury fails to reach verdict in Roma man's murder trial

Central Criminal Court

A jury has failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a Roma gypsy who denies murdering a Romanian man in a Dublin park.

The trial of Feri Anghel, in which two senior counsels were appointed for both the defence and prosecution, was expected to last five weeks but finished today after three months.

Mr Anghel (40) pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the murder of Romanian national Ioan Artene Bob (49) in Dublin on April 13, 2018.

Mr Bob was found by passersby in Sean Walsh Park in Tallaght, south Dublin in the early hours of that ….read more

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Munster abuse trial: children gave harrowing account of their lives

Central Criminal Court

In a 10-week long Central Criminal Court trial, seven – later reduced to five – members of the same family were accused of the “atrocious” sexual abuse and neglect of small children.

The three men and two women, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the children, were accused of sexually abusing the three older siblings between 2014 and 2016. Ranging in age from 27 to 56, they are the mother and father, aunt and uncles of the children and they live in various locations in Munster.

The parents were also accused of child neglect of five of their children ….read more

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Final day of evidence in Kevin Lunney abduction trial

Special Criminal Court

(Pictured: Accused Mr Luke O’Reilly. Photo: Collins)

The Special Criminal Court will deliver its verdict on October 22 in the trials of four men accused of abducting and assaulting Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney.

On the final day of the trial, which opened in June and has sat for 40 days, the court heard from Michael Lynn SC, for the fourth accused man Luke O’Reilly.

Mr Lynn said his client is a 68-year-old family man with his own business, no previous convictions and no propensity to offend in the way in which he is accused. He said the prosecution case taken ….read more

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Strands of murder case must be considered in totality, prosecution tell jury

Central Criminal Court

The prosecution has begun their closing speech in the trial of a man accused of murdering a homeless labourer who was found badly beaten in a Dublin park.

Romanian man Ioan Artene Bob (49), a construction worker of no fixed abode, was found in a park by passers-by in Tallaght, Dublin 24, on the morning of April 13, 2018, and later died in hospital due to his injuries.

Feri Anghel (40), also of no fixed abode, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to murdering Mr Bob at a location in Co Dublin on the same date.

Today Cathleen Noctor SC, ….read more

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Munster abuse trial: five extended family members found guilty

Central Criminal Court

Five extended family members accused of sexually abusing young children in Munster have been found guilty by a jury following a ten-week Central Criminal Court trial.

The children’s mother, father, aunt and her husband, along with the children’s uncle, were found guilty of all but one of the 78 counts against them today.

The final verdicts came in after a total of 19 hours and 54 minutes of deliberations. The jury started their deliberations on Thursday, July 29.

Earlier this morning, the jury returned 40 guilty counts in respect of four of the accused and one not guilty verdict in relation to the ….read more

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Bail granted to man who had Toddy Dooley murder conviction quashed

Central Criminal Court

The High Court has granted bail to one of two men who had their convictions quashed for murdering a 64-year-old Offaly man who was beaten to death in his own home, despite garda objections.

The court also heard today that the Director of Public Prosecutions is to consider if she will appeal the decision to overturn the convictions to the Supreme Court.

Last month, the Court of Appeal overturned the verdicts against the two men, who have been in prison for almost five years, and substituted them with convictions for assisting an offender.

The three-judge court previously ruled that the ….read more

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