#Limerick killer Killeen fails in bid to get access to taped…

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Murder victim Roy CollinsCONVICTED #Limerick killer Nathan Killeen has failed in a bid to get further access to recordings of telephone calls from prosecution witnesses as part of his appeal for the murder of Limerick businessman Roy Collins.Lawyers for Nathan Killeen (26) sought to obtain the recordings of calls made during a three-and-a-half year period prior to the commencement of his murder trial.Killeen, who was convicted of murder, after he acted as the getaway driver for the gunman, was sentenced to the life after he was found guilty at the three judge non-jury Special Criminal Court.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Roy Collins was shot in the chest while running Coin Castle Amusements at Roxboro Road Shopping Centre on April 9, 2009.Mr Collins’ father, Steve Collins, was believed to be the intended target of the murder, because of his involvement in the successful prosecution of Limerick criminal Wayne Dundon on a charge of threatening to kill.Following a 29-day trial at the Special Criminal Court, Killeen was found guilty of murder on July 15, 2014.In a preliminary motion before the Court of Appeal, Mr Justice George Birmingham refused to order further disclosure of telephone calls to and from prosecution witnesses while they were in prison in a three-and-a-half year period prior to the commencement of the trial.He said the question of disclosure and whether or not there were any inadequacies in the process would be an issue in the full appeal hearing.Counsel for Killeen, Giollaíosa Ó Lideadha SC, said the Special Criminal Court had ordered limited disclosure of calls – relevant to specific events – and the recorded calls contained “explosive material”.It was argued that the telephone recordings undermined the credibility of the prosecution witnesses and showed that the witnesses were “colluding to produce” the result of life imprisonment, he said.The motion was opposed by the State.Refusing the motion, Mr Justice Birmingham, who sat with Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan and Mr Justice John Edwards, said it would not be an appropriate course of action to make the order sought at this stage. Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement TAGSlimerickmurderNathan Killeenroy collins Facebookcenter_img Previous articleAngela’s ashes not included in Leamy saleNext articleThieves target #Limerick tax office safe Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter News#Limerick killer Killeen fails in bid to get access to taped prison callsBy Staff Reporter – April 7, 2016 1077 Emaillast_img read more

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Fianna Fáil aiming to ‘consolidate the gains made in 2014’ says…

first_imgNewsPoliticsVideoFianna Fáil aiming to ‘consolidate the gains made in 2014’ says Mayor James CollinsBy Cian Reinhardt – May 26, 2019 293 Twitter Facebook TAGSFianna Fáille 19Limerick City and CountyLocal Election 2019Mayor James CollinsNewspoliticsvideo Linkedin Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Previous articleFine Gael seats in Newcastle West ‘not a fluke’ says Cllr Liam GalvinNext articleNew poetry from critic Hugh McFadden Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsAppcenter_img Cllr James Collins was elected on the first count in the Limerick City West electoral area. Photo: Cian ReinhardtMAYOR of Limerick City and County, Cllr James Collins, was re-elected in the first count of the Limerick City West electoral area today.The Fianna Fáil councillor hopes the party can retain the six seats in the city this time around but believes with a “bit of a wind” behind them they might get seven.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up noting his party colleagues, Seán Lynch, and first-time candidate, Abul Kazam Azad Talukder, Mayor Collins said, “Azad is still in the running, as you know the system we have, Single Transferable Vote, one vote can carry a long way, maybe nine or 10 times, so Azad is still in the running I think he’s lying fifth or sixth at the moment.”Looking to other areas, the Fianna Fáil Cllr described Patrickswell and Clarina-Ballybrown as “a real ding-dong battle”.“There are three candidates there, and I think it may come down to the order of whoever gets eliminated first might elect the others.”Having started the 2014 term with 13 councillors, and finishing with 12 after one candidate became Independent, Cllr Collins is hopeful the party retains the 12 seats or increases the number.“We’ve consolidated the gains made in 2014. So we were the largest party, Fianna Fáil was the largest party. We were the largest nationally and we were the largest in the city and county,” he said.Speaking about the people contesting seats, Mayor Collins, said he has “huge admiration for everybody who puts their name on the ballot paper and face on the poster”.“Some of us will be successful today, and for others, it may not be their day,” he said. Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Email Advertisementlast_img read more

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Investigation launched into aggravated burglary

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp By News Highland – September 2, 2020 Detectives are investigating an aggravated burglary at a house on Ballymagowan Avenue in Derry overnight. At around 10pm a number of masked men armed with iron bars forced their way into the property.The male resident, who is in his 30s, was able to escape uninjured however substantial damage was caused to the property and a number of windows were smashed.The suspects are believed to have fled in the direction of Circular Road.Detectives are keen to hear from witnesses or anyone with information regarding this crime.Anyone with information is being asked to call 101. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Previous articleDail resumes: McConalogue tipped for Agriculture postNext articleUpdate: Man dies following two car collision News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Investigation launched into aggravated burglary Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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