Friday 19 January 2018

Horse trainer hearing

Man held as shot fired

LAWYERS for leading horse trainer Philip Fenton will make legal arguments against charges of possession of steroids during a court hearing next month.

Adjourning the case again, Judge Terence Finn told Carrick-on-Suir district court in Co Tipperary yesterday that he was granting more time for submissions to be studied.

Judge Terence Finn said he was setting aside a half-day for legal arguments between the prosecutor and Mr Fenton's barrister Randal Hill at the same courthouse on June 19. Mr Fenton, of Garryduff, South Lodge, Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, is facing eight charges over treatments and medicines found by state inspectors at his yard in January 2012.


Gardai have recovered a gun and arrested a man after a shot was fired into a house in Dublin's north inner city.

The lone gunman was spotted leaving the scene after the incident at Beaver Street on Wednesday night.

The owner of the house, a 59-year-old woman, was in the house at the time with another person but neither was injured.

Gardai appealed for anybody with information about the incident to contact them at Store Street garda station on 6668000.


MURDERED pensioner brothers Jackie and Tom Blaine are to have a bench erected in their memory close to their home in Castlebar, Co Mayo.

The tribute was announced by the mayor, Councillor Noreen Heston, at the final meeting of Castlebar Town Council. A man has been arrested in connection with the killings.


A man who was walking around a Dublin shopping centre with an eight-inch knife had the blade returned to him after the court case was dismissed.

Judge John Coughlan dismissed the case at Tallaght District Court against Ian Johnston (27) of Knockmore Drive, Tallaght, on the grounds that no evidence had been given that a garda had told Johnston why he was being charged.


AN appeal over the declaration of bankruptcy against solicitor Brian O'Donnell and his wife, Dr Mary Patricia O'Donnell, will be heard by the Supreme Court on July 23.

The couple were adjudicated bankrupt over failure to pay a €70m judgment obtained against them by Bank of Ireland.

Irish Independent

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