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Gemma Greene launches second action against bail terms

High Court

(Pictured: Ms Gemma Greene. Credit: Collins)

Dublin woman Gemma Greene, who is charged with dangerous driving following an alleged chase involving Garda vehicles on the M50 motorway, has launched a second legal action over bail conditions imposed on her by the District Court.

In her latest High Court judicial review proceedings against the Director of Public Prosecutions, Ms Greene has challenged bail conditions that were imposed on her by District Court Judge Treasa Kelly late last month.

24-year-old Ms Greene was before the District Court in March in respect of two charges of dangerous driving on the M50 at Junctions 4 and ….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 convicts married man of murdering partner in front of daughter (6)

Central Criminal Court

A Central Criminal Court jury has found a married man guilty of murdering his former partner, whom he stabbed 19 times in front of their six-year-old daughter days after the child was placed in the custody of her mother by a court.

The 12 jurors rejected Edmundas Dauksa’s defence that he had not been “fuelled with murderous intent” when he carried out the attack on the mother-of-two under a darkened archway during the middle of the day.

It was also the defence contention that the accused had felt “wronged and wronged again” by a system which had “failed him appallingly”, ….read more


Father illegally claimed benefits for son involved in feud

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A man who collected disability benefit for his son who couldn’t leave the house due to a criminal feud continued to claim it for about a year after his son left the country, a court has heard.

David McConnell was today given a two-year suspended sentence for claiming disability benefit for his son, Thomas ‘Nicky’ McConnell, after his son left the jurisdiction.

McConnell dishonestly claimed the disability benefit for about a year, defrauding the State of just over €8,700, Garda Cathal Connolly told the court.

David McConnell (76) with an address at Silloge Gardens, Ballymun, pleaded guilty to four counts of dishonestly inducing ….read more

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RTE's application to lift ban on naming child murderer is adjourned

Central Criminal Court

by Alison O’Riordan

An application by RTE to lift a court order which prevents a convicted child murderer and his victim from being publicly identified has been adjourned.

The order remains in place despite the coming into force today of an amendment to a controversial section of the Children Act.

Mr Justice Paul Coffey said notwithstanding the fact that the matter was “irresistible” and the law had changed, he would put the matter back until Monday “out of an abundance of caution” so the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) can be represented by counsel and lawyers for an accused can take instructions. ….read more

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Man had drugs worth €450k in bedroom and ammunition in sock

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A man who was found with €452,000 worth of cocaine and heroin in his bedroom has been jailed for four and a half years.

John Kelly (29) also had 17 shotgun cartridges hidden in a sock, which he told gardaí he had found while out walking and which he was planning to make fireworks with.

Kelly, with an address at Parlickstown Green, Mulhuddart, Dublin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to one count of possessing cocaine and heroin for sale or supply at his home address on September 21, 2018. Another count of possessing ammunition was taken into consideration.

He has 17 ….read more

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Community service for amateur 'ghost broker'

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A man who acted as a “ghost broker” for his friends and acquaintances, giving false information to car insurance companies in order to get cheaper policies, has been ordered to carry out community service.

Vasile Braileanu (43) was today ordered to carry out 240 hours of community service in lieu of a two-year prison term for defrauding a number of motor insurance companies of about €13,000.

Braileanu, with an address at Adamstown Avenue, Lucan, Co Dublin, pleaded guilty to 15 fraud-related offences, including dishonestly inducing insurance companies to give policies at a reduced premiums and making, using and possessing false documents such ….read more

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