WEST Cork-based folk singer Roy Harper has been cleared of two historical indecent assault charges at his trial at Worcester Crown Court in England. The Rossmore resident was charged with the indecent assault of a 16-year-old girl which was alleged to have taken place at his then residence, a farmhouse in Marden, Herefordshire on dates in 1980 and 1981. In that instance the jury returned a not guilty verdict.
THE plumber who converted a boiler at the Trident Hotel in Kinsale which then killed a woman by carbon monoxide poisoning has been found not guilty of manslaughter by a jury. Richard Davis (46) from Ballygarvan pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter of Miriam Reidy who was found dead in her room at the hotel in January 2011. Ms Reidy, from Limerick was attending a hen party in Kinsale and
THE driver of the car that crashed in Bantry in October last year resulting in the death of well-known local musician Taidhg Burke (32) has been jailed for three years at Cork Circuit Criminal Court. Twenty nine-year-old teacher Aidan McCarthy from Ballycomane, Durrus had admitted dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol at Bridge Street in October 2013.
EXCLUSIVE A MAN who has admitted to photographing young girls in their school uniforms at a playground in Ballydehob and masturbating has had his sentencing postponed while a report is completed by the Probation Services. Judge James McNulty, sitting at a District Court hearing in Bantry this week, told Petras Petrikauskas (36) from Chapel Lane Skibbereen that while the charges were indeed very serious he was referring
by West Cork Times reporter A 27-year-old Skibb man has been sent to jail for seven years and disqualified from driving for 30 years after an accident which claimed the life of one of his friends and left another woman a quadriplegic. Sean Casey was driving five of his friends home after they spent a night drinking in a pub despite the fact he was more than four
A 30-year-old Drimoleague man has been remanded on bail for one month on six separate arson charges. Sean Byrne, from Bohernabreegha was charged at Clonakilty District Court with the offences that occurred in March last year and in the early hours of January 21st this year.
THE families of the three Egyptian fisherman who drowned when the trawler Tit Bonhomme sank in January 2012 have launched a legal action against the owners of the vessel. The civil case is being taken on behalf of the men who were illegal immigrants when they were working on the boat when it sank at the mouth of Glandore Harbour.
A WEST Cork motorist who pleaded guilty to careless driving which resulted in the death of a 67-year-old woman has been given a three-month suspended sentence and a two-year driving ban by Judge Sean O’Donnobháin in Cork. Sinead Timoney from Millcove, Rosscarbery was originally charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Mary O’Leary on the main N71 south of Innishannon in September 2011 but pleaded guilty to a
A FARMER near Baltimore used cannabis instead of cash to pay construction workers who were building a house for him, it has emerged in court. John McFadden (57) who is originally from London disclosed his novel bartering system to investigating gardaí after his property, a 50-acre cattle farm at Trafraska, was raided and cannabis plants found on the premises.
THE mastermind behind one of the biggest cocaine smuggling operations ever uncovered in Ireland has been sentenced to 28-years in jail by a British court.
HOLLYWOOD star Maureen O’Hara has returned to the USA according to the Irish Examiner.
THE Carbery Hunt’s kennels in Bandon will have to close on foot of a court order after complaints from neighbours about excessive noise.
A FORMER garda from Kinsale has been jailed for 2 ½ years after being found guilty of stealing almost €2,000 from an elderly woman while on duty. David Foran (30) who was stationed at Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station in Dublin when he committed the offence in 2009 held his head in his hands as Judge Mary Ellen Ring sentenced him to three-years in prison with the last six months suspended.
BANDON Credit Union have been given the go-ahead by the courts to sue Davy Stockbrokers over alleged losses amounting to €900,000 which the credit union claim came about due to advice given by Davy’s relating to a €2m investment bond.
Louise Roseingrave A MAN and a woman charged with the murder of a man in Bandon last November have been remanded to appear in court next month. Catherine O’Connor (35) of 3 Bridge House in Bandon was remanded on bail at Bandon District Court, while co-accused, Ciprian Grozavu (37) a Romanian national with the same address, was remanded in custody. He is currently being held at Limerick Prison.
THE man arrested following a hit-and-run incident near Skibbereen on Thursday last (Oct 13th) has been remanded in custody after appearing at Bandon District Court on Friday. Forty six-year-old Graham Dunn, whose address was given as no fixed abode, was charged with nine traffic offences. He was arrested on Thursday following the hit-and-run incident near Abbeystrewry cemetery, Skibbereen on the main N71 road.