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Council blocks flood plain build

A COUNCILLOR whose home was flooded two years ago has been refused permission to build houses adjacent to his home on a flood plain.

Ennis Town Council yesterday threw out an application by Tony Mulqueen (FG), a member of Clare County Council, seeking permission to build five new homes on the Tulla Road in Ennis, Co Clare.

Dumbrells deny charges of murder

Dublin brothers Warren and Jeffrey Dumbrell, of Emmet Place, Inchicore, Dublin, yesterday denied a Central Criminal Court charge of murdering Christopher Cawley (36) in October 2006.

Mr Cawley was fatally stabbed on the stairway of the flat complex where he lived at Tyrone Place in Inchicore. The trial begins on Thursday.

McFeely hit with €144,000 tax bill

DEVELOPER and former IRA hunger striker Thomas McFeely was told by a High Court judge yesterday that a company he controls has three weeks to pay a €144,000 tax bill or face liquidation.

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy adjourned an application to wind up Coalport Building Company Ltd, Holles Street, Dublin. The court heard the company was prepared to pay off the debt in instalments.

Man stabbed his mother's lover

A man who "snapped" when he found his mother having sex with a man and stabbed him has been given a suspended sentence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Daniel Ward (21), of Bawnlea Close, Tallaght, admitted assault causing harm to Sean O'Riordan on August 5, 2008 at his home. The judge suspended the 18-month sentence in full.

Irish Independent