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1.5-year jail sentence for having €829k in crime cash is upheld

Court of Appeal

A “family man” caught with more than three-quarters of a million euro in cash will not face any extra jail time for money laundering, despite an appeal by prosecutors.

Clive Kavanagh (37), with an address at Griffeen Glen, Lucan, Co Dublin, pleaded guilty to having €829,265 at Tougher’s Garage, Naas, Co Kildare, on September 1, 2017, knowing or believing the money to be the proceeds of crime.

He was sentenced at Naas Circuit Criminal Court to three years imprisonment with the final 18 months suspended on July 4, 2019, which was upheld by the Court of Appeal today.

The Director of Public ….read more

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Trial date set for man accused of murdering his mother

Central Criminal Court

A man will go on trial at the Central Criminal Court in November charged with murdering his mother.

Celyn Eadon (26) is charged with murdering his 46-year-old mother Noirin Kelly on March 9, 2011.

Mr Eadon, of Derrycrieve, Islandeady, Castlebar, Co Mayo, was today sent forward for trial by Mr Justice Michael White. His trial will begin on November 2 and his lawyers expect it to last two weeks.

Sam Lin after giving evidence in the trial of Kieran Greene for the murder of Ms O'Connor

O'Connors were good neighbours, murder trial hears

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Sam Lin after giving evidence in the Central Criminal Court trial of his next door neighbours. Credit: Collins)

By Alison O’Riordan

The neighbour of a retired grandmother, whose body was dismembered into 15 separate parts and scattered at nine locations in the Wicklow mountains, has told a jury that he did not see anything out of the ordinary on the night she was allegedly murdered, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

The witness testified that the O’Connor family were very nice people as well as good neighbours.

Evidence was also given that gardai viewed CCTV and saw two men, whom they believed to ….read more

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Two years for man who sexually assaulted woman with special needs

Central Criminal Court

By Brion Hoban & Fiona Ferguson

A Mayo man who sexually assaulted a woman with special needs in his home has been given a three-year sentence with the final year suspended.

The man (59), who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to sexual assault of the woman at his address on March 13, 2015.

At an earlier sentencing hearing, Detective Garda Roisin Loftus told John O’Kelly SC, prosecuting, that on the date in question the victim cycled to the man’s house to visit his son. The woman and the man’s son were friends and had attended ….read more

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Family lives ripped apart by "brutal" killing of devoted dad

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

(Pictured: Jonathan Dargan. Credit: Collins)

The family of a man who died after he was attacked by a former nightclub doorman after chivalrously intervening in a row has told a court their lives were ripped apart by the killing.

After a trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court last November, Jonathan Dargan (49) was found guilty of killing Patrick Mullally (56) by knocking him to the ground with a punch. Mr Mullally and another man, Shane Cunningham, had approached Dargan on the Harold’s Cross Road Dublin at around 4am on March 6, 2016 to intervene in a row he was having with his ….read more

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Woman tells jury she "froze" during alleged rape

Central Criminal Court

A woman has told a jury at the Central Criminal Court that she didn’t say anything or move while a man was allegedly raping her because she “froze” in shock.

The 26-year-old Dublin man has pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape and one count of sexual assault at a place in the capital on a date in April 2018.

The woman, aged in her 20s, testified that she and friends, including the accused, were out drinking in a city centre bar. The jury heard that the accused had previously asked her out on a date and she had told him ….read more

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