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Grace Miano

Woman (50) accused of Foxrock murder deemed unfit to stand trial

Central Criminal Court

A 50-year-old woman with schizophrenia has been deemed unfit to stand trial for the murder of a Malawian national at her south Dublin home last year.

Grace Miano, originally from Kenya, but with an address at Tudor Lawns in Foxrock, Dublin 18, is charged with murdering Limbani “Robert” Mzoma (27) on November 1, 2018 at the same address.

At a Central Criminal Court hearing on Tuesday, Ms Justice Eileen Creedon heard there was an issue to be decided by her concerning Ms Miano’s fitness to stand trial.

Paul Burns SC, prosecuting, called a consultant forensic psychiatrist from the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) ….read more

Pat McDonagh

Supermac's fail in injunction bid against franchisee

High Court

(Pictured: Mr Pat McDonagh. Credit: Collins)

The High Court has dismissed Supermac’s application for an injunction preventing one of its franchise holders from carrying out refurbishment works on the premises.

The injunction, which if granted would have been put in place pending the full hearing of the dispute, was sought against John and Mary Lyons, who operate a Supermac’s outlet at the Ennis Road, Limerick.

Supermac’s, who accept that refurbishment works need to be carried out, claimed the couple were in breach of a franchise agreement which stipulates that it carries out refurbishment and repair works on its fast food restaurant’s ….read more

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Mental health system has let two families down, victim's family tell insanity hearing

Central Criminal Court

The family of a man stabbed to death by his schizophrenic stepson has said that the mental health system in Ireland had let two families down.

A victim impact statement was read to the Central Criminal Court today, ahead of the committal to the Central Mental Hospital of the man found not guilty by reason of insanity of murdering his mother’s partner.

Adam Nolan carried out the stabbing two weeks after being sent home from A&E, where he had gone because he felt he ‘had to kill’ Bryan Cassidy, whom he had loved as a stepfather. An expert told his trial that ….read more

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Convicted murderer gets 15 years for violently raping woman in own home

Central Criminal Court

A convicted murderer has received a 15-year prison sentence for violently raping a woman in her home nine years ago.

Throughout the 20-minute attack, Andrius Lipinskas (41) repeatedly punched the woman in the head and face and threatened to kill her.

He orally raped her three times. The attack only ended when the woman bit down on his penis and pushed him back after he had put his trousers down around his ankles.

Lipinskas fell back and the woman, who had being stripped from the waist down, ran out to a street and into a neighbouring house.

The Central Criminal Court heard that she ….read more

Alan Wilson

Alan Wilson further charged with murder bid at Players Lounge

Special Criminal Court

Alan Wilson, who last week pleaded guilty at the Special Criminal Court to a murder plot, has been further charged with three counts of attempted murder in connection with a shooting at the Players Lounge pub.

The non-jury court heard this morning that Wilson told gardai he had “absolutely nothing to do with these allegations”.

Alan Wilson (40), with an address at New Street Gardens, Dublin 8 was charged today with attempting to murder Brian Masterson, Wayne Barrett and Austin Purcell at The Players Lounge Public House, Fairview Strand, Fairview, Dublin 3 on July 26, 2010.

Wilson was also charged with the ….read more

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