Wednesday 21 August 2019

Guilty of murder

A DRUG addict who stabbed another man during an argument over heroin has been found guilty of murder at the Central Criminal Court.

Peter Jackson (41) of Kerryhall Road, Fairhill, Co Cork had pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter for the fatal stabbing of David Hamilton (31), at a house on Kerryhall Road on May 4, 2012.

The jury found Jackson guilty by a majority verdict of 11 to one. Jackson will be sentenced on November 23.

€200k drugs seizure

A 32-year-old man has been arrested by gardaí following the seizure of cannabis with a street value of €200,000.

Gardaí and Revenue officials conducted a search operation at an address in Cabra yesterday, during which the drugs were found.

The man was arrested and detained at Finglas Garda Station where he can be held for up to seven days. The investigation is ongoing.

Capital of Culture bid

Dublin has been dumped off the Irish shortlist for the 2020 European Capital of Culture. The capital has missed out on a spot among the final contenders - Galway, Limerick and a joint bid from Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny, dubbed 'The Three Sisters'. It is expected the winner will be announced next summer.

If successful, an Irish winner would follow on from Limerick, which clinched the coveted title in 2014.

€5m property auction

A BLOCK of apartments in Co Galway has sold for more than €1m, in a latest sign of property market recovery.

The 17 apartments at Bruach na hAbhainn in the heart of Spiddal in Co Galway changed hands for €1.005m at the latest auction run by property firm O'Donnellan & Joyce. That was more than double the block's advised minimum value of €440,000.

The apartments accounted for a fifth of the €5m worth of property that changed hands.

Jury deliberations

The jury in the trial of a 37-year-old woman accused of murdering a Dublin man last year are set to continue their deliberations on Tuesday.

Sabrina Cummins, with an address at Ringsend Park, Dublin 4, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Thomas Horan (63) at Cambridge Court, Ringsend on January 6 last year. The jury began deliberating yesterday morning.

Irish Independent

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