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Thursday 4 February, 2021

Man found with almost €1 million in bag of onions - crime cash destined for Kinahan Cartel - will be returned to jail
# Kinahan Cartel
# Kinahan Cartel

Man found with almost €1 million in bag of onions - crime cash destined for Kinahan Cartel - will be returned to jail

Feb 4th 2021, 3:20 PM 37,628 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that after Joyce was cautioned by gardai, he made no comment other than indicating that he ‘liked onions’.

Monday 18 January, 2021

Man (28) pleads guilty to murdering 11-year-old boy in southwest of country in November 2019
# Murder
# Murder

Man (28) pleads guilty to murdering 11-year-old boy in southwest of country in November 2019

Jan 18th 2021, 12:34 PM 36,761 Views 0 Comments

The judge directed the preparation of a victim impact report and remanded the man in custody until 1 February.

Thursday 26 November, 2020

One of Kevin Lunney accused made 'planted' DNA complaint to Garda Ombudsman, court hears
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

One of Kevin Lunney accused made 'planted' DNA complaint to Garda Ombudsman, court hears

Nov 26th 2020, 10:50 PM 23,612 Views 0 Comments

Lunney (50) was abducted close to his home in Co Fermanagh on the evening of 17 September 2019.

Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Kevin Lunney case not ready to proceed over phone data law 'uncertainty', court hears
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Kevin Lunney case not ready to proceed over phone data law 'uncertainty', court hears

Nov 17th 2020, 2:27 PM 13,626 Views 1 Comment

Lawyers for one of the accused claim the law on the retention and accessing of mobile phone data is in “a state of significant uncertainty” in Ireland.

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Wednesday 4 November, 2020

'May God have no mercy on your soul': Sister of murdered Amanda Carroll addresses killer in court
# Sean Nolan
# Sean Nolan

'May God have no mercy on your soul': Sister of murdered Amanda Carroll addresses killer in court

Nov 4th 2020, 4:10 PM 32,716 Views 6 Comments

The electrician had pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter.

Monday 2 November, 2020

Trial of four men accused of falsely imprisoning Kevin Lunney may not go ahead in January
# Quinn Industrial Holdings
# Quinn Industrial Holdings

Trial of four men accused of falsely imprisoning Kevin Lunney may not go ahead in January

Nov 2nd 2020, 2:32 PM 29,200 Views 0 Comments

The defendants have brought High Court challenges against the Special Criminal Court’s jurisdiction to try the matter.

Thursday 29 October, 2020

Man found guilty of murdering partner who was strangled in bedroom after 'binge' drinking session
# Courts
# Courts

Man found guilty of murdering partner who was strangled in bedroom after 'binge' drinking session

Oct 29th 2020, 12:50 PM 47,494 Views 0 Comments

The 12 jurors found Sean Nolan guilty of murder by a majority verdict of 10-2.

Thursday 8 October, 2020

Man found guilty of murdering former flatmate by stabbing him 62 times
# Courts
# Courts

Man found guilty of murdering former flatmate by stabbing him 62 times

Oct 8th 2020, 3:40 PM 14,785 Views 0 Comments

The incident occurred in August 2017.

Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Trial of man accused of murdering homeless man in Co Dublin opens
# Michal Kurek
# Michal Kurek

Trial of man accused of murdering homeless man in Co Dublin opens

Updated Sep 15th 2020, 10:24 PM 56,816 Views 0 Comments

Sebastian Barczuk is charged with the murder of Michal Kurek over three years ago.

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Thursday 10 September, 2020

Man found guilty of murder after stabbing friend in Limerick bar
# Mark Crawford
# Mark Crawford

Man found guilty of murder after stabbing friend in Limerick bar

Sep 10th 2020, 4:30 PM 12,653 Views 0 Comments

The panel of 11 men and one woman rejected Mark Crawford’s defence that he was acting in self-defence.

Monday 7 September, 2020

Man who supplied vehicle to place bomb under PSNI officer's car found guilty of IRA membership
# Courts
# Courts

Man who supplied vehicle to place bomb under PSNI officer's car found guilty of IRA membership

Sep 7th 2020, 4:20 PM 14,769 Views 0 Comments

Robert O’Leary described himself as a “bit of an Arthur Daley”.

Friday 4 September, 2020

Murder accused told gardaí he stabbed friend in pub after deceased insisted he was owed €100, court hears
# Patrick O'Connor
# Patrick O'Connor

Murder accused told gardaí he stabbed friend in pub after deceased insisted he was owed €100, court hears

Sep 4th 2020, 9:20 PM 26,221 Views 0 Comments

Mark Crawford is charged with murdering Patrick ‘Pa’ O’Connor in Limerick city over two years ago.

Man (24) suffered two fatal stab wounds following 'row over cocaine' in Limerick bar
# Courts
# Courts

Man (24) suffered two fatal stab wounds following 'row over cocaine' in Limerick bar

Sep 4th 2020, 4:34 PM 16,260 Views 0 Comments

Mark Crawford is charged with murdering Patrick ‘Pa’ O’Connor over two years ago.

Thursday 3 September, 2020

Murder accused asked wife 'what am I after doing to that boy' after he allegedly stabbed Limerick man to death in pub, court hears
# Mark Crawford
# Mark Crawford

Murder accused asked wife 'what am I after doing to that boy' after he allegedly stabbed Limerick man to death in pub, court hears

Sep 3rd 2020, 3:10 PM 30,846 Views 0 Comments

Karen Crawford said her husband had “staggered” down the lane towards her car with “blood dripping from his hands”.

Monday 31 August, 2020

Two Kinahan Cartel members jailed over plot to murder Hutch family member
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Two Kinahan Cartel members jailed over plot to murder Hutch family member

Aug 31st 2020, 2:16 PM 16,661 Views 0 Comments

Patrick Curtis and Mohammed Smew are the last two men to be sentenced for their involvement in the plan to kill Patsy Hutch.

Thursday 30 July, 2020

Jailing Kinahan cartel member with claustrophobia akin to 'putting man with arachnophobia in a cell with spiders'
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Jailing Kinahan cartel member with claustrophobia akin to 'putting man with arachnophobia in a cell with spiders'

Jul 30th 2020, 10:38 PM 50,192 Views 0 Comments

A Portlaoise Prison GP said Patrick Curtis’s anxiety is ‘severe’.

Thursday 16 July, 2020

Ian Bailey extradition hearing: Counsel asks judge to 'put a stop to abuse of process'
# High Court
# High Court

Ian Bailey extradition hearing: Counsel asks judge to 'put a stop to abuse of process'

Jul 16th 2020, 3:07 PM 18,015 Views 0 Comments

It is the third time French authorities are seeking Mr Bailey’s surrender in relation to the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

Monday 6 July, 2020

Man (39) accused of attack on Kevin Lunney seeks to have charges dismissed
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Man (39) accused of attack on Kevin Lunney seeks to have charges dismissed

Jul 6th 2020, 1:40 PM 20,222 Views 0 Comments

He is charged with false imprisonment and assault causing serious harm

Monday 29 June, 2020

Three men jailed for taking part in Kinahan cartel plan to kill Hutch family member
# Courts
# Courts

Three men jailed for taking part in Kinahan cartel plan to kill Hutch family member

Updated Jun 29th 2020, 5:17 PM 23,025 Views 9 Comments

The three men received sentences totalling 19 years at the Special Criminal Court today.

Friday 26 June, 2020

Family members of Patricia O'Connor receive prison sentences totalling eight-and-a-half years
# Jailed
# Jailed

Family members of Patricia O'Connor receive prison sentences totalling eight-and-a-half years

Jun 26th 2020, 11:42 AM 23,782 Views 0 Comments

Her husband Gus reported her missing despite knowing she was dead.

Thursday 28 May, 2020

Court hears Kinahan gang carries out 'execution-style' killings as Dublin man jailed for murder plot
# Gang Feud
# Gang Feud

Court hears Kinahan gang carries out 'execution-style' killings as Dublin man jailed for murder plot

May 28th 2020, 12:40 PM 21,527 Views 15 Comments

Mark Capper was jailed for seven and a half years at the Special Criminal Court today.

Thursday 30 April, 2020

Grangegorman murders: Damages claim made by killer dismissed by European Court of Human Rights
# Mark Nash
# Mark Nash

Grangegorman murders: Damages claim made by killer dismissed by European Court of Human Rights

Apr 30th 2020, 10:14 PM 37,513 Views 0 Comments

Mark Nash is currently serving four life sentences at Midlands Prison in Portlaoise.

Monday 30 March, 2020

Woman (47) found guilty of murdering her partner in drunken row in 2014
# New Year's Day
# New Year's Day

Woman (47) found guilty of murdering her partner in drunken row in 2014

Mar 30th 2020, 3:33 PM 25,661 Views 0 Comments

This is the last trial at the Central Criminal Court with an attending jury due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Third man appears before Special Criminal Court charged with attacking and falsely imprisoning man in Louth farmhouse
# False Imprisonment
# False Imprisonment

Third man appears before Special Criminal Court charged with attacking and falsely imprisoning man in Louth farmhouse

Mar 3rd 2020, 5:44 PM 20,333 Views 0 Comments

Thomas McGuinness (33), of Chestnut Court, Navan, Co Meath appeared before court today.

Monday 2 March, 2020

Cork man who killed friend by repeatedly punching him in head during pub row jailed for manslaughter
# Courts
# Courts

Cork man who killed friend by repeatedly punching him in head during pub row jailed for manslaughter

Mar 2nd 2020, 9:20 PM 34,049 Views 0 Comments

Michael Dineen was sentenced to nine years imprisonment with the last year suspended.

Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Kieran Greene found guilty of murdering woman whose remains were found in Dublin and Wicklow mountains
# Patricia O'connor
# Patricia O'connor

Kieran Greene found guilty of murdering woman whose remains were found in Dublin and Wicklow mountains

Feb 25th 2020, 4:22 PM 33,071 Views 0 Comments

Patricia O’Connor was Kieran Greene’s partner’s mother.

Monday 10 February, 2020

Man accused of murdering his partner's mother was visited by his girlfriend three times while he was on remand
# Kieran Greene
# Kieran Greene

Man accused of murdering his partner's mother was visited by his girlfriend three times while he was on remand

Feb 10th 2020, 10:30 PM 18,878 Views 0 Comments

The trial has heard that the body of Mrs O’Connor was dismembered into 15 separate parts.

Friday 24 January, 2020

Neighbour tells trial he did not see anything strange on night Patricia O'Connor was allegedly murdered
# Murder Trial
# Murder Trial

Neighbour tells trial he did not see anything strange on night Patricia O'Connor was allegedly murdered

Jan 24th 2020, 10:41 PM 13,189 Views 0 Comments

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

Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Murder accused told gardaí he believed mother-in-law tried to kill her husband
# Courts
# Courts

Murder accused told gardaí he believed mother-in-law tried to kill her husband

Jan 22nd 2020, 2:41 PM 15,456 Views 0 Comments

The jury was listening to garda interviews today in the trial of Kieran Greene (34).

Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Body of 61-year-old woman was dismembered into 15 separate parts, murder trial hears
# Patricia O'connor
# Patricia O'connor

Body of 61-year-old woman was dismembered into 15 separate parts, murder trial hears

Jan 15th 2020, 7:47 PM 52,556 Views 0 Comments

Kieran Greene has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Patricia O’Connor on 29 May 2017.

Friday 13 December, 2019

Man jailed for murder of infant son found not guilty by reason of insanity following retrial
# Courts
# Courts

Man jailed for murder of infant son found not guilty by reason of insanity following retrial

Dec 13th 2019, 4:02 PM 13,879 Views 0 Comments

Yusif Ali Abdi was initially tried before the Central Criminal Court in 2003.

Monday 9 December, 2019

Jury sworn in for trial of man accused of murdering his 20-month-old son
# Yusif Ali Abdi
# Yusif Ali Abdi

Jury sworn in for trial of man accused of murdering his 20-month-old son

Dec 9th 2019, 3:36 PM 15,999 Views 0 Comments

Yusif Ali Abdi is charged with murdering Nathan Baraka Andrew Ali on 17 April 2001.

Friday 22 November, 2019

Man who disposed of chainsaw used to dismember body found guilty of impeding father's prosecution
# Kenneth O'brien
# Kenneth O'brien

Man who disposed of chainsaw used to dismember body found guilty of impeding father's prosecution

Nov 22nd 2019, 2:46 PM 14,451 Views 0 Comments

Paul Wells Junior was charged with impeding the apprehension or prosecution of his father Paul Wells Senior.

Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Ross Hutch jailed for two-and-a-half years for robbing pharmacy with bike saddle
# Courts
# Courts

Ross Hutch jailed for two-and-a-half years for robbing pharmacy with bike saddle

Nov 20th 2019, 6:45 PM 36,751 Views 33 Comments

The incident happened at Boles Pharmacy in Drumcondra in April this year.

Friday 8 November, 2019

Earliest possible release dates for Boy A and Boy B will be in 2031 and 2027
# Courts
# Courts

Earliest possible release dates for Boy A and Boy B will be in 2031 and 2027

Nov 8th 2019, 4:16 PM 18,126 Views 0 Comments

The judge said he wanted the court to be kept fully informed about the boys’ progress and development in custody.

Thursday 24 October, 2019

Mother can't be committed to CMH as it has reached 'full capacity in its quota of female patients', court hears
# Central Mental Hospital
# Central Mental Hospital

Mother can't be committed to CMH as it has reached 'full capacity in its quota of female patients', court hears

Oct 24th 2019, 4:26 PM 15,436 Views 0 Comments

The woman was yesterday found not guilty by reason of insanity of the murder of her three-year-old daughter.

Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Woman who smothered her daughter was suffering from severe depression with psychotic features, court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Woman who smothered her daughter was suffering from severe depression with psychotic features, court hears

Oct 23rd 2019, 11:48 AM 10,022 Views 0 Comments

The woman had a ‘fixed, false and psychotic view’ of her child’s autistic condition, the trial was told.

Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Mother who admits suffocating her three-year-old daughter was 'obsessed' over autism, court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Mother who admits suffocating her three-year-old daughter was 'obsessed' over autism, court hears

Oct 22nd 2019, 3:29 PM 24,490 Views 0 Comments

The woman has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Thursday 8 August, 2019

Derek Devoy to face Special Criminal Court trial over gun possession and garda assault charges
# Courts
# Courts

Derek Devoy to face Special Criminal Court trial over gun possession and garda assault charges

Aug 8th 2019, 12:22 PM 17,504 Views 0 Comments

A production order was made for Devoy to appear before the three-judge court on 8 October.

Monday 29 July, 2019

Gangland criminal jailed for six years for 'intricate' plan to assassinate Dublin man
# Alan Wilson
# Alan Wilson

Gangland criminal jailed for six years for 'intricate' plan to assassinate Dublin man

Updated Jul 29th 2019, 5:23 PM 24,582 Views 30 Comments

Alan Wilson was secretly recorded by gardaí discussing a plot to murder Gary Hanley, as part of an “ongoing feud”.

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