4 Jun

Doyle fails in appeal to overturn conviction for Geoghegan murder

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Andrew Carey at the Criminal Courts of Justice, [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE MAN convicted of the murder of Shane Geoghegan is to remain in prison to serve his life sentence after the three Judge Court of Appeal ruled this week that the conviction was safe.Barry Doyle (30) with addresses in Portland Row, Dublin and Hyde Road, Limerick has failed in his bid to overturn the conviction after lodging 27 grounds for the appeal.Shane Geoghegan, the innocent Limerick rugby player who had been out watching a friendly international match earlier that evening, was returning home when a gunman approached and shot him several times just yards from his house in Kilteragh, Dooradoyle on November 9, 2008.Following a retrial, a jury at the Central Criminal Court found Doyle guilty of the charge and he was given the mandatory life sentence by Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan on February 16, 2012.In his submission to the Court of Appeal, the 30-year-old father of one claimed that admissions made following more than a dozen Garda interviews were obtained through duress.Martin O’Rourke SC, said that the welfare of Doyle’s partner and child were used against him after being told that his partner was being held in custody away from their sick child and that Doyle was told that he could “do something about that”.During the 15th such interview while in garda custody, Doyle admitted that he shot Mr Geoghegan in a case of mistaken identity. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBreaking newsDoyle fails in appeal to overturn conviction for Geoghegan murder By Staff Reporter – June 8, 2015 794 Email Facebook Print WhatsApp In their ruling, the three judge court of appeal said that all of the appeal “submissions were fully ventilated and carefully considered by the trial judge. The many issues were re-visited in a hearing in this court that occupied two full days of oral argument and which were also explored in comprehensive submissions that were of great assistance to the court.Concluding the five minute hearing, Mr Justice Sean Ryan said that the “court is satisfied that none of the grounds of appeal can succeed. The trial was satisfactory and the conviction of Mr Doyle was safe.” Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Previous articlePICTURES – Allianz East Limerick Cumann na mBunscol hurling leagueNext articleGAA – Limerick’s Weekend GAA results Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Advertisement First Irish death from Coronavirus TAGSBarry DoylefeaturedShane Geoghegan Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet Linkedinlast_img read more

6 Oct

Idalia running hot

first_img8 Ridgewood Pocket, Idalia.IDALIA is drawing interest from Townsville families and buyers interstate according to M Property agent Martin McDonough.Mr McDonough is selling 8 Ridgewood Pocket and has listed it as offers to purchase so as not to under value the home.“With the sales we’ve had in the last six weeks in the area we’ve actually achieved a little bit higher than what the market was telling us and that was due to transients coming into the city,” he said.“So we decided to take the price out and see what these people coming from places like Sydney and Canberra were happy to pay because they are coming from markets where the median house price is $700,000 or $800,000 and coming into an area where there is value for money and our vendors could get $20,000 or $30,000 more.“We’re actually starting to see investors coming back into the market as well.“Fairfield is known for the back half of the year being busy so October, November and the first half of December is when it really sells. It probably sells 60 per cent of it’s property during that time.” 8 Ridgewood Pocket, Idalia. Mr McDonough said the home would be perfectly suited to a family.“Potentially it’s the right size home for an executive style family or a family in general,” he said.“The market is turning and Fairfield is running really hot.“It’s in proximity to Lavarack Barracks and Townsville Hospital and being a newer estate that’s also close to the city and the university it tends to be popular.” 8 Ridgewood Pocket, Idalia. Mr McDonough has recently joined the M Property team after leaving Explore Property Townsville.M Property is backed by Maidment Development Group and launched on Monday.It’s based out of Maidment’s existing office on Sturt Street and will offer buyers established homes, newly-built houses and land.For more information call Martin McDonough on 0438 174 898.center_img 8 Ridgewood Pocket, Idalia. 8 Ridgewood Pocket has four bedrooms, a theatre room, two bathrooms and a double lockup garage.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020It was built by New Home Solutions and has executive finishes such as stone bench tops, while the living areas and backyard are large with room for a pool.last_img read more