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Wednesday 1 October 2014

US murder acquittal

Published 27/03/2014 | 02:30

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A TEENAGER on trial for the murder of Inis Meain native Ciaran Conneely in Boston three years ago has been found not guilty.

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Mr Conneely (36) was gunned down on October 10 2011 in a botched robbery. John Graham (19) was found not guilty of Conneely's murder but convicted for a double shooting in October 2011 with the same gun that was used in Mr Conneely's killing.

CHILDCARE 'LEARNER FUND'

A NEW €3m 'learner fund' has been set up to help childcare staff to upskill.

The funding will be used to assist staff already working with children in creches delivering early year services to meet new qualification requirements. Workers can apply online at www.pobal.ie for a subsidised training course.

O'GORMAN INQUEST

PRO-life campaigner Tom O'Gorman died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head and a stab wound to the neck and chest, his inquest has heard.

Mr O'Gorman (38) was found dead in his home at Beechpark Avenue in Castleknock, Dublin 15, on January 12. Italian Saverio Bellante (34), the dead man's former lodger, is currently charged with his murder.

TRIAL JURY REMAINS OUT

A JURY is continuing to deliberate in the trial of a man charged with murdering his flatmate after a row over bills.

Jacky Lumi (42) is on trial at the Central Criminal Court, where he has pleaded not guilty to murdering fellow Dutch national Kamal El Habsati on December 1 2012. His letting agent discovered the Moroccan-born 31-year-old a few days later with a knife protruding from his heart and 21 stab wounds at Linnbhla, Santry Cross, in Ballymun.

NURSING HOME FOR SALE

A NURSING home in which Health Minister James Reilly is an investor is on the market for €3.25m. The Greenhills Nursing Home is being offered for sale by order of the High Court to discharge a €1.9m bank debt owed by the investors.

Dr Reilly was one of five investors who had a €1.9m judgment against them after agreeing but failing to buy out the nursing home.

MUNSTER FANS' FUN-DAY

MUNSTER rugby stars, Stephen Archer, Casey Laulala and Donncha O'Callaghan have shown their support for a family fun day in aid of Cork University Hospital (CUH) Charity children's unit appeal.

The event, which the players launched takes place at the Ballincollig Rugby Club in Cork on April 27.

Irish Independent

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