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Strange bicyclist seen in neighbourhood in days before fatal shooting, woman tells murder trial

Central Criminal Court

A Dublin woman noticed a strange man on a bicycle “hanging around” her estate for three days before one of her neighbours was shot dead by a man on a bike, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

Kirsty Darby told Seoirse Ó Dúnlaing BL, for the prosecution, that she lives in Coolock and knew the deceased Jordan Davis all her life. She was aware he “sold a bit of drugs”, she said. On May 20, 2019, she said she noticed “a lad on an orange push bike” around the area. He spent the day “going round in circles” on the bike. ….read more

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21-year-old gets suspended sentence over €300k ketamine bust

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

By Eimear Dodd

A 21-year-old man who accepted delivery of €300,000 worth of ketamine to reduce a drugs debt has been spared a prison sentence.

Dylan O’Neill (21) of Wellview Court, Tonglegee Road, Dublin pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of drugs for sale or supply at Lough Derg Road, Raheny, Dublin 5, on March 26, 2021.

Judge Melanie Greally said she had taken the exceptional decision not to impose the mandatory minimum sentence of ten years due to the defendant’s youth, his early guilty plea, lack of previous convictions and other mitigating factors.

Judge Greally imposed a five-year sentence suspended for five ….read more

WRC

Worker sacked after being accused of telling manager to 'f**k himself' should receive compensation

Inquiry

A warehouse worker sacked after being accused of telling his manager to ‘fuck himself’ during a row over wearing a face mask should receive compensation of €1,600 for unfair dismissal, the Workplace Relations Commission has recommended.

The worker, who was on probation when the alleged incident took place on 7 July 2021, made a complaint of unfair dismissal against his employer under the Industrial Relations Act. He disputed the company’s account and maintained he never said the offending words directly to his manager.

He told a hearing in April this year that he was loading parcels from the back of a ….read more

Special Criminal Court

Driver who left passenger with serious injuries after 'scandalous' overtaking has driving ban halved

Court of Appeal

A dangerous driver who, according to a judge, should never be allowed behind the wheel “on a public road” again after crashing into oncoming traffic during a “truly scandalous” overtaking manoeuvre has had his 20-year driving ban halved by the Court of Appeal.

His passenger, 40-year-old Brid Hallihan, suffered a broken pelvis and spent months in hospital as she recovered from serious injuries sustained in the multiple vehicle pile-up on the main Mallow-to-Cork road at Granagh, Co Cork, on February 16, 2015.

Prosecutors claimed Martin Feehan had been driving his Citroen Berlingo too fast when the overtaking lane he was travelling in ….read more

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'Sadistic' attacker who forced curtain pole into victim's back passage has jail term increased

Court of Appeal

A man who forced a curtain pole into the anus of his mother’s lover in a “vile, sadistic and barbaric” attack has had his jail term increased by the Court of Appeal today.

Nathan Doherty (24), from Legan, Co Longford, attacked Derek Murphy with the broken pole in the bedroom of a house at Lisnacreeva, Colehill, Co Longford, after arriving at the property in the early hours and discovering his mother Sharon Doherty naked in bed with Mr Murphy.

During the assault, Doherty repeatedly hit Mr Murphy over the back with the curtain pole until it snapped in two. He ….read more

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'Sadistic' attacker forced curtain pole into mother's lover, appeal court hears

Court of Appeal

The three-year jail term handed down to a man who forced a curtain pole into the anus of his mother’s lover in a “vile, sadistic, vicious, cruel and barbaric” attack was unduly lenient, the Court of Appeal was told today.

Nathan Doherty (24), from Legan, Co Longford, attacked Derek Murphy with the broken pole in the bedroom of a house at Lisnacreeva, Colehill, Co Longford, after arriving at the property in the early hours and discovering his mother Sharon Doherty naked in bed with Mr Murphy.

During the assault, Doherty repeatedly hit Mr Murphy over the back with the curtain ….read more

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