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McAnaspie Family

Noone sentenced to 13 years for his part in brutal slaying of teen in State care

Central Criminal Court

(File Picture: Family and friends of the late Daniel McAnaspie outside the Central Criminal Court. Credit: Collins)

Trevor Noone was sentenced to 13 years in prison today for his part in the brutal slaying of teenager Daniel McAnaspie.

Noone (29) with an address in the Blanchardstown area of Dublin, pleaded guilty to Daniel’s manslaughter in February. Daniel’s decomposed body was found in a drainage ditch in County Meath, almost three months after he was stabbed to death on February 26, 2010 at Tolka Valley Park.

Following the sentence today, members of Daniel’s family clashed with Noone’s family and had to be separated by ….read more

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Man admits raping woman during busy gaming convention

Central Criminal Court

A man who tied up and raped a woman in a hotel meeting room during a busy gaming convention will be sentenced later this year.

Keith Hearne (28) told the woman, “I could break your neck here and now, would you prefer that?” before telling her to be a “good girl”.

He then bound her hands with his tie and raped her. When she screamed he told her he had a knife in his bag and would use it if she wasn’t quiet.

His bag containing a prop knife, handcuffs, condoms, a mask and “sadomasochistic” items was later found at the scene, the ….read more

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Prosecution case against former Anglo chairman to finish this week

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

(Pictured: Mr Sean FitzPatrick. Credit: Collins)

The prosecution case against former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick will finish this week, his trial has heard.

The trial began in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court last September and was scheduled to end by Christmas. It was delayed by weeks of legal argument in the absence of the jury and only began in evidence before the jury in December.

In February the trial entered its 90th day, making it longer than any other criminal trial ever. Since then there have been several more weeks of legal argument.

It is the prosecution’s case that multi-million euro loans taken ….read more

Jobstown Trial

Jury selected for trial of Jobstown water charge protestors

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

(Pictured: L-R Paul Murphy TD, Mr Michael Murphy, Mr Scott Masterson, Mr Frank Donaghy and Mr Ciaran Mahon. Credit: Collins)

A jury has been selected for the trial of Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six other men on charges of falsely imprisoning Joan Burton in Tallaght in 2014.

Paul Murphy (34), together with South Dublin councillors Kieran Mahon (39), Michael Murphy (53) and four other men have entered not guilty pleas on charges of falsely imprisoning of then Tánaiste and Karen O’Connell by restricting their personal liberty without their consent at Fortunestown Road, Jobstown, Tallaght on November 15, 2014

Judge Melanie Greally has ….read more


Man denied protection order against wife


By Liz Farsaci

A man who admitted he pushed his wife during a drunken altercation was today denied a protection order against her.

The man told the Dublin District Family Court that on Saturday night, his wife of 17 years began making various accusations against him after they had gone for a night out.

He said she had acted similarly in the past but “on Saturday night she really let me have it”, accusing him of being gay and visiting sex workers.

He told Judge Ann Ryan that he tried to get his keys from her handbag and there was a scuffle. He said ….read more

Four Courts building

Judge dismisses bid by former Industrial School resident to apply to Redress Board

High Court

A man who claimed he was physically and sexually abused at a Co Tipperary industrial school has lost his High Court aimed at allowing him apply to the Residential Institutions Redress Board for compensation.

The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, claims that he suffered severe beatings and sexual abuse after he was committed to St Joseph’s Industrial School in Clonmel, Co Tipperary for two years during his youth.

The board was established to compensate those abused as children at industrial schools and other such facilities was established by the State in 2002. The closing date for ….read more

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