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"Progress made" in discussions between Limerick FC and FAI

High Court

Discussions aimed at resolving Limerick FC’s legal action against the Football Association of Ireland over what the soccer club claims is its exclusion from participating in the League of Ireland are on-going, will continue over the weekend.

Earlier this week the club commenced proceedings against the FAI over the association’s alleged failure to invite Limerick to submit an application for a licence to allow it play in the League of Ireland First Division during the 2020 season.

The case had returned before the High Court on Thursday, when the court was told that discussions were underway aimed at resolving the dispute

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Woman raped by two men says attacks ruined her life

Central Criminal Court

A woman raped by two men after she blacked out drunk at a house party has said the attacks ruined her life and shattered her trust in people.

Last November, a jury at the Central Criminal Court convicted two Leitrim men of rape and oral rape respectively of the woman in a flat in town in the county on a date in 2017.

Their lawyers told Ms Justice Eileen Creedon today that the men continue to deny the offending and do not accept the jury’s verdicts.

The men, who are aged in their early 20s and knew the complainant from school, cannot be ….read more

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Accused denies he was ever alone with child minded in home

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl his wife was minding in their family home denies he was ever alone with the child, his trial has heard.

The 59-year-old man has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two charges of sexually assaulting the then four-year-old child on dates between July 27, 2016 and July 11, 2017.

The child’s mother and the accused’s family had been very friendly for a number of years and her daughter had been minded by both the man’s daughter and wife from the time the child was one year old.

On the fourth day ….read more

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"He wasn't just my father, he was a mate": murder accused on "Kenny Rogers" dad

Central Criminal Court

A man who admits killing but denies murdering his father during an argument about drinking at home told gardai that he loved and was proud of his dad, whom he described as looking like American singer Kenny Rogers.

“He wasn’t just my father, he was a mate,” the accused man told interviewing detectives.

In garda interviews the accused man Mark Tims said that when he struck his father with a cup and kicked him while he lay on the ground he was “enraged”. He said he “lashed out” at his father who was “always dragging me down. No matter if he ….read more

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Child abuse images discovered after worker brought laptop for repair

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

By Brion Hoban and Isabel Hayes

A 66-year-old man who was caught with child sex abuse images over 10 years ago after he brought his laptop to work to be repaired has been given a suspended sentence.

There was a “very substantial delay” in the investigation into the child abuse material found on Alan Clarke’s laptop in 2009, Judge Melanie Greally told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today.

“A significant mitigating factor is the fact this was offending which was committed over 10 years ago,” the judge said, adding there was a “significant lapse in time” before the case came to court.

She handed down ….read more

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€1.1m in drugs found in "Sport Socks" boxes

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

By Brion Hoban and Isabel Hayes

A man who was caught with €1.1 million worth of drugs in boxes labelled “Sport Socks” has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.

James Gannon (32) of St Mark’s Drive, Clondalkin, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of cocaine, cannabis and ketamine for sale or supply at Citywest Storage, Tallaght, on March 22, 2018.

He also pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine for sale or supply at locations in Lucan on the same date.

Today Judge Melanie Greally sentenced Gannon to nine years in prison, but suspended the final 18 months on a number of ….read more

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