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Wednesday 16 April 2014

DPP opposing appeal from Guerin killer

THE DPP is seeking to stop a bid by Brian Meehan to have his conviction for the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin declared a miscarriage of justice.

The Court of Criminal Appeal (CCA) heard yesterday the DPP is applying to strike out Meehan's case. That application will be heard next Monday.

The DPP is seeking a dismissal because there are no new or "newly discovered" facts about the case.

Meehan claims "new facts" emanating from material disclosed for the 2001 trial of John Gilligan show Meehan's 1999 conviction was a miscarriage of justice.

The DPP says the application is an "abuse of process" because it relies on material known to Meehan at the time of his appeal.

Irish Independent

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