Murder case on hold
A MAN charged with murder and attempted murder was unable to attend a court hearing yesterday.
Grandmother Mary Dargan (66) died from a shotgun blast to the head at Killinarden in Tallaght last Saturday and her daughter Karina (34) suffered injuries to her face.
James Redmond (58) was due to appear at Cloverhill District Court yesterday, but a sick warrant was furnished and Judge Grainne Malone adjourned the case to April 2.
FUNDRAISER FOR ABBEY
A FUNDRAISING campaign is under way to transform the abbey where notorious paedophile Fr Brendan Smyth spent part of his life.
Kilnacrott Abbey, in Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan, was bought in 2012 by a new Catholic movement called Direction For Our Times.
CLERK LOSES CASE
A CIVIL servant has lost her legal action for damages after a judge found she had made no case to support claims of workplace bullying and stress.
President of the High Court Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns said he believed Catherine Glynn, of Faha, Caher, Co Clare, was a "decent, hard-working woman" but her claims – arising from working at Gort Garda Station, Co Galway – did not meet the legal tests for bullying or actionable workplace stress.
DR PIXIE ON FAST FOOD
CELEBRITY doctor Pixie McKenna has backed plans for fast-food exclusion zones around schools. The Cork-born star of Channel 4's hit medical show 'Embarrassing Bodies' said it was obvious something had to be done about obesity levels.
"I don't think you need to be a doctor to look at the weight and health issues among young people and realise something is seriously wrong," she said.
REMOVAL OF 'MINDER'
THE remains of murdered gangland figure Stephen 'Dougie' Moran were removed to the Church of Divine Mercy in Lucan last night.
Gardai believe Moran, who was 'minder' to criminal John Gilligan, was shot dead at his home at Earlsfort Estate in Lucan by the same gang that shot Gilligan two weeks earlier.
A BISHOP has apologised to the victims of a convicted clerical child abuser.
The Bishop of Kilmore Diocese in Cavan, Dr Leo O'Reilly, has expressed his "profound sorrow" and apologised to the victims of Fr Gerry Kearns (73), who was jailed last week after pleading guilty to five charges of indecent assault on two boys in the mid-'80s.