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Stabbed father's children "witnessed something that no child should ever see", court hears

Central Criminal Court

The partner of a father-of-six who was stabbed by his “life-long” friend has said that no child should ever have to see their dad lying in a garden covered in blood with emergency services “trying desperately” to save his life.

“I can still remember the children upset and the look on their faces. My world just fell apart watching the children hurt and knowing there is nothing you can do to make it better is soul destroying,” the deceased’s partner of 15 years told the Central Criminal Court today.

The testimony was heard as part of a victim impact statement read by ….read more

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Man threatened garda he would "smash her face" and "slit her throat"

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

(Pictured: Corrie Grimes. Credit: Collins)

A man who threatened to slit a garda’s throat and “smash her face” is to be sentenced next year at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Father-of-two Corrie Grimes (22) initially denied making a threat to kill or cause serious harm to the garda at Ferrymans Crossing, North Dock, Dublin 1 on February 28, 2017 and told gardaí the allegation was “a load of bollox”.

However, he later pleaded guilty and wrote a letter of apology to the garda, the court heard.

Garda Ciaran Harford told Dean Kelly BL, prosecuting, that he was on duty in a marked patrol car on ….read more

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Fatal collision victim had called partner to tell her he was on way home

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

By Brion Hoban

A man killed in a two car collision called his partner to tell her he was on the way home shortly before his death, a jury has heard.

It is alleged that Michael Jones was driving an Audi A3 which broke a red light at speed before crashing into the side of a Mitsubishi Colt driven by Hong Qing Qu. The collision happened around 1am on November 17, 2015 at the top of a slip road close to Blanchardstown shopping centre in west Dublin.

Mr Jones, a professional roofer from Whitestown Drive, Dublin has pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving ….read more

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Students expelled over "white powder" incident

High Court

Two leaving cert students have been formally expelled from the secondary school they attend for videoing and posting on social media a classmate snorting some white powder during a class.

The two have appealed that decision to the Department of Education, which has appointed an independent three-person committee under Section 29 of the 1998 Education Act (known as a “Section 29 Committee”).

That appeal is due to be heard in January.

Last month the students, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, secured High Court injunctions against the school’s board of management allowing the students attend school and continue their education ….read more

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Man who has been "producing child pornography for decades" to be extradited to US

High Court

The High Court has granted the extradition of a 79-year-old man to the United States, where the the FBI claims he has been ‘producing child pornography for decades’.

The US-Irish citizen, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, had objected to his extradition to New York, where he is wanted to face trial on charges related to the sexual exploitation and transportation of a minor as well as two counts of possessing child pornography.

The FBI claims that for at least 30 years, he participated in the production and possession and sale of child pornography, which involved himself engaging in sexually explicit ….read more

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Crash investigator gives evidence at garda's trial

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

(Pictured: Garda Warren Farrell. Credit: Collins)

A garda accused of dangerous driving causing the death of a pedestrian had time to avoid hitting the woman if he had slowed the car when he first saw her crossing the road, his trial has heard.

Warren Farrell (35), a garda serving in Clondalkin, Co Dublin, was on duty as the driver of a marked patrol car that was responding to a panic button call at a Topaz garage, when his vehicle struck Elizabeth Core.

Garda Farrell has pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of Mrs Core at Fonthill Road South, Dublin, on ….read more

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