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Woman caught trying to sell €90k in stolen gold jewellery

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A mother-of-one was caught trying to sell €90,000 of stolen gold jewellery to a cash for gold shop, a court has heard.

Kathleen Kiely (31) of Lymington Avenue, London, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to handling stolen property on January 21, 2018. She has no previous convictions.

Garda Sergeant Aidan Carroll told Fiona McGowan BL, prosecuting, that gardaí had placed the Gold Digger jewellery shop in Tallaght under surveillance after receiving information that two men were to call there.

A woman exited a car driven by her former partner and approached the “cash for gold” shop carrying a handbag and a ….read more

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Lack of proper oyster farming controls an "environmental disaster", High Court told

High Court

A High Court challenge has been brought by a group representing oyster fishermen over a decision to grant licences allowing the farming of foreign oysters in Lough Swilly.

The action has been brought by the Donegal-based Lough Swilly Wild Oyster Society Ltd (LSWOS), whose members have been engaged in the fishing of native oysters in Lough Swilly for over 25 years. They fear that the lack of proper controls over the farming of oysters in the Lough is an “environmental disaster”.

The group, represented in court by Peter Finlay SC and Ciaran Elders BL, claim that the licences, awarded by ….read more

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