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Complainant "upset and in shock", nurse tells rape trial

Central Criminal Court

A student allegedly raped by two men after a night out drinking appeared upset and in shock the next day, a witness has told the Central Criminal Court.

The complainant was a student at a college in Co Donegal in February 2015 when she says the two defendants raped her after a night of drinking.

The men, who have a legal entitlement to anonymity, have pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape of the woman in a town in the county.

The defendants are now aged 29 and 33 and are residents of Donegal. The complainant is now aged in her 20s.

The ….read more

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NI man avoids jail over fraudulent loan applications

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

An Armagh man who applied for loans with false documentation after falling into financial difficulty has been given a suspended sentence.

Adrian Grant (48), of Tullymacreeve, Mullaghbawn, Armagh, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two counts of dishonestly by deception inducing a person to process a mortgage application with the intention of making a gain for himself on April 15, 2011 and February 12, 2014.

He also pleaded guilty to dishonestly by deception inducing Volkswagen Bank GmbH Ireland branch to enter into a hire purchase agreement on May 24, 2013.

Detective Garda David Coyne told Diana Stuart BL, prosecuting, that Grant ….read more

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Garda "whistleblower" went AWOL during four-day drinking binge, tribunal hears

Tribunal

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

A garda “whistleblower” has admitted going ‘AWOL’ from duty during a four-day drinking binge for which he was disciplined, a tribunal has heard.

The Disclosures Tribunal is hearing from Garda Nicholas Keogh, who alleges that a senior member of the Athlone drugs unit, identified to the tribunal as Garda A, was in an improper relationship with a heroin dealer, identified as Ms B.

Judge Sean Ryan heard that Gda Keogh was absent without leave from July 11 to 14, 2015. Gda Keogh reported sick and unfit for duty on July 9.

In a statement to the ….read more

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"We are not going to allow this whistleblower to win": garda says he was "trapped" in stressful job

Tribunal

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

A Garda has told the Disclosures Tribunal that he believes he was left “trapped” in “the most stressful job in the station” because he had become a whistle-blower.

The tribunal is hearing from Garda Nicholas Keogh, who alleges that a senior member of the Athlone drugs unit, identified to the tribunal as Garda A, was in an improper relationship with a heroin dealer, identified as Ms B.

The tribunal, chaired by Judge Sean Ryan, is investigating how Gda Keogh was treated after he made his protected disclosure in 2014.

On 22 October 2015, Gda Keogh was ….read more

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Rape complainant moaning and saying "harder", friend tells trial

Central Criminal Court

By Declan Brennan and Isabel Hayes

The friend of a student allegedly raped by two men has told a trial she heard the alleged victim moaning and saying the word “harder” during sex.

The complainant was a student at a college in Co Donegal in February 2015 when she says the two defendants raped her after a night of drinking.

In a trial at the Central Criminal Court, the men, who have a legal entitlement to anonymity, have pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape of the woman in a town in the county.

The defendants are now aged 29 and 33 and ….read more

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Whistleblower accuses superintendent of "massaging" crime figures

Tribunal

(Pictured: Garda Nicholas Keogh. Credit: Collins)

By Paul Neilan

A “whistleblower” garda has accused a superintendent of “massaging” down crime figures and of trying to discredit him by undermining his police work.

The Disclosures Tribunal is hearing from Garda Nicholas Keogh, who alleges that a senior member of the Athlone drugs unit, identified to the tribunal as Garda A, was in an improper relationship with a heroin dealer, identified as Ms B.

The tribunal, which is investigating how Gda Keogh was treated after he made a 2014 protected disclosure, heard that four investigations by Gda Keogh were criticised by Superintendent Patrick Murray.

Gda Keogh maintains ….read more

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