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Machete-wielding attacker who 'terrorised family' fails in appeal

Court of Appeal

A machete-wielding man who took part in an “animalistic” attack on a family home that left two adults and their two children “terrorised”, has lost an appeal against his convictions.

Anthony McNamara (28) of Ard Mor Drive, Tallaght, Dublin was convicted by a Circuit Court jury last year of violent disorder, and criminal damage at Ardmore Park in Tallaght on October 9, 2018. He was also convicted of “production of an article capable of inflicting serious injury” after his trial heard that he wielded a machete during the violent episode.

Judge Pauline Codd, who presided over the trial and sentenced McNamara to ….read more

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Jury finds man guilty of killing estranged wife's partner

Central Criminal Court

A Dublin man has been convicted of murdering his estranged wife’s partner by stabbing him seven times after his victim became jealous and attacked him.

Anthony Paget (46) had pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter for the killing of Aidan McMenamy at Clinch’s Court, North Strand Road, Dublin 3 in the early hours of July 19, 2019. The trial heard Paget stabbed Mr McMenamy during an argument over Paget’s estranged wife, Candice.

The jury of six men and six women spent two days considering the evidence they had heard during the week-long trial and today returned a unanimous verdict ….read more

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'Evil' rapist McGee has more conditions attached to release

Central Criminal Court

(File Picture: Barry McGee. Credit: Collins)

A convicted rapist who raped and threatened to kill his two Australian victims in 2002 has had additional conditions applied to his post-release supervision.

Barry McGee (38) held the two women at knife-point in their apartment during a four-hour ordeal during which he raped and sexually abused them. During the ordeal he told the victims that he was sorry, “but I have to kill you”.

McGee, from Foxfield Grove, Raheny, Dublin, pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to three counts each of rape and oral rape, one count of attempted rape, two counts of aggravated sexual ….read more

23/11/'09 A Jury room in The new EUR140 million Criminal Courts of Justice in Parkgate Street, Dublin 8 pictured this morning after the building was handed over to the Courts Service. The new building houses 22 courts (11 of which have electronic evidence display facilities, 6 have Video Link Facilities). The courts will hear their first criminal case next Wedesday 25th November with a phased relocation of the District Court, District Court Appeal, Circuit Court, Central Criminal Court, Court of Criminal Appeal and Special Criminal Court...Picture , Collins, Dublin.

Jury discharged in trial of man accused of murdering mother of his child

Central Criminal Court

The jury in the trial of a fishmonger accused of murdering the mother of his child has been discharged and a new jury will be sworn in at the Central Criminal Court this afternoon.

Edmundas Dauksa (51), with an address at Castletown Road in Dundalk, Co Louth was on trial for the murder of Ingrida Maciokaite (31) at Bridgewater Mews, Linenhall Street, Dundalk, Co Louth on September 18, 2018.

The Lithuanian national, who sold shellfish in the Dundalk area, had pleaded not guilty.

A jury of seven women and five men was sworn in last Monday and they heard evidence on Friday ….read more

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Regency Hotel accused gets bail

Special Criminal Court

One of three Dublin men accused of helping a crime gang murder David Byrne at the Regency Hotel five years ago has been granted bail by the Special Criminal Court today.

Mr Byrne was shot dead at the hotel in Swords, Co Dublin, in February 2016 after five men, three disguised as armed gardaí, stormed the building.

The first of the three, Mr Jason Bonney (50), of Drumnigh Wood, Portmarnock, Dublin 13, is charged with participating in or contributing to activity intending to or being reckless as to whether such participation or contribution could facilitate the commission of a serious offence by ….read more


Pair tried to defraud elderly motorist in 'nasty offence'

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A man has avoided a jail term for attempted fraud after he and his sister falsely claimed that an elderly motorist reversed into their vehicle.

Edward Maguire (45) of Cabra Park, Dublin 7 and Suzanne Maguire (37) of Sillogue, Ballymun, both pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to attempting to induce Axa Insurance to pay out on the foot of a false claim with the intention of making a gain for themselves or causing a loss to another on September 22, 2017.

The alleged road traffic accident happened in a car park outside a convenience store on Glasnevin Avenue, in Dublin.

Garda ….read more

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