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Saturday 24 March 2018

Search for missing man resumes

The search for a missing man is expected to resume this morning.

The 55-year-old man was reported missing after he failed to keep an appointment in Kilrush Co Clare, yesterday. The man, believed to have relocated to Clare from Dublin under a rural resettlement scheme, is understood to have left his home in Cross on the Loophead Peninsula at around 6am. His car was found on the outskirts of Kilkee.

Court ruling on Quinn appeal

THE Supreme Court will rule this morning on the appeal by Sean Quinn Junior against the decision to jail him almost three months ago.

Quinn was jailed by Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne following her findings he acted in contempt of court orders restraining stripping of up to €430m assets from the Quinn family's International Property Group and failed to reverse asset-stripping steps. The four-day appeal hearing concluded last week.

Mother battles maintenance cuts

A MOTHER of one is bringing a legal challenge to a judge's decision to reduce maintenance from her former husband from €220 to just €30 a week.

Lawyers for the woman have argued that the reduction has caused her financial hardship. The High Court heard that after the couple divorced, the husband was directed to pay €150 a week to his ex-wife and €75 a week in respect of their child. The husband fell into arrears, it was claimed.

Time granted over taximan killing

THE State has been granted another four weeks to complete a book of evidence in the case of a 25-year-old man awaiting trial for the manslaughter of a Nigerian taxi-driver in Dublin last year.

In June this year unemployed William Keegan, of Pearse House, Dublin 2, was charged with unlawfully killing Moses Ayanwole. At Dublin District Court yesterday the State was granted extra time and Mr Keegan was remanded until November 13.

Irish Independent

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