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Killers have jail terms increased

TWO men who killed a 26-year-old school teacher in unprovoked attack in 2009 have had their jail sentences increased following a successful appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Harry Dinan (31), of Waterpark Heights, Ennis, and his nephew Kevin Dinan (24), of Clarehill, Clarecastle, had been jailed for five and four years respectively for the manslaughter of Brian Casey.

Yesterday at the Criminal Courts of Justice presiding judge Mr Justice Liam McKechnie said the appropriate sentence for Harry Dinan was seven years and Kevin Dinan should be jailed for six years.

Mr Casey was looking on at a scuffle with his hands in his pockets when he was caught off guard by a single severe punch from Harry Dinan.