Legal Affairs Editor at Independent News & Media (INM). Shane reports and provides analysis on the courts and the justice system. A native of Co Kerry, he is a former ESB Young Journalist of the Year. His legal affairs journalism has been recognised with awards from the UCD Smurfit Business School and the Law Society. Prior to his current role, Shane held the positions of Public Affairs Editor and Investigations Editor. He has also previously worked as a crime correspondent.
A brother of the late criminal Cyril McGuinness - who was known as 'Dublin Jimmy' - is seeking an injunction prohibiting gardaí from arresting him on foot of a bench warrant. The warrant was issued for vehicle dealer Fran McGuinness after he did not appear at Swords District Court in July to face road-traffic charges.
Convicted murderer Charlotte Mulhall, one of the so-called 'Scissor Sisters', is taking legal proceedings in a bid to quash her transfer from a Dublin prison over an alleged "inappropriate liaison" with a female member of prison staff.
Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe is regarded as a genial character. Ask his peers in the legal community and one of the first things they will say is that he is "very sociable".
Supreme Court judge Seamus Woulfe is regarded as a genial character. Ask his peers in the legal community and one of the first things they will say is that he is “very sociable”.
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