Crevan Mackin SCC

Two Dublin men have appeared before an out-of-term sitting of the non-jury Special Criminal Court this evening charged with IRA membership.

Paul Casey (49) and Robert O’Leary (41) were both arrested in Dublin on Tuesday morning by members of the Special Detective Unit (SDU) as part of a cross-border investigation in connection with the discovery of a car bomb under a police officer’s car in Belfast in June.

Mr Casey, of Carton Court, Ballymun, Dublin 11 and Mr O’Leary with an address at Clancy Road, Finglas, Dublin 11 are both charged with membership of an unlawful organisation, styling itself the Irish Republican ….read more


Callely has bail varied to allow Electric Picnic work

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A 27-year-old man accused of attacking another man with an ignited firework in Dublin nightclub Copper Face Jacks is seeking to have his passport returned so he can work in the UK.

Oliver Callely, with an address at St Lawrence’s Road, Clontarf, Co Dublin, has been charged with assault causing harm at the Harcourt Street venue on September 6, 2015. He appeared before Dublin District Court on July 2 last. Mr Callely has not yet indicated how he will plead.

At a vacation sitting of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today, Judge Martina Baxter agreed to temporarily relax Mr Callely’s bail conditions for ….read more

Outside Stock Close

Teen who took part in sex act with girl (12) ordered to do community service

Central Criminal Court

By Declan Brennan & Brion Hoban

A teenage boy who took part in oral sex with a 12 year old girl has been ordered to complete 180 hours of community service.

The boy was 14 when an older teenager told the victim he would distribute pictures of an earlier sexual incident to their peers if she did not “give a blowjob” to the younger boy.

Lawyers for the younger boy told the court that he was in fear of the older boy, while the victim told gardaí she felt she had to do it.

Roisin Lacey SC, defending, said the incident, which lasted for ….read more


Long Vacation

High Court

Courts News Ireland wishes all an enjoyable long vacation.

Full coverage resumes when the higher courts return for Michaelmas term, beginning October 7th.

Court of Criminal Appeal

Murder plot accused unhappy about trial date

Special Criminal Court

A 34-year-old man accused of conspiring to murder Dubliner Gary Hanley is unhappy at being sent forward for trial in October after claiming his solicitor was not present in court.

Dean Howe told the Special Criminal Court this morning: “I’ve no legal representation here and you’re trying to put me in for trial on October 7.”

Following this, the accused man told the three-judge court: “I’m now being told to prepare for trial in two months which I could get ten years for, don’t know how that is feasible.”

Last May at Dublin District Court Dean Howe, with an address at Oakfield ….read more

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