The courts today – legal diary
A round up of what is happening in the Courts today.
Dublin Circuit Court (Criminal) – Including – Lithuanian national, Saulius Malinauskas, 30, will be sentenced for his role in the “brutal” robbery of his neighbour in Charleston Road, Rathmines. He and his co-accused, Rimvaldas Andrulevicius, also a Lithuanian national, walked into the flat holding duct tape and a black scarf and told the victim: “We’re going to strangle you.”
Andrulevicus pleaded guilty to assaulting Nijole Navickaite and to the false imprisonment of Apolonija Vilcevska in the flat on the same road on March 12, 2011. He was jailed for six years on January 26.
Malinauskas pleaded guilty to the false imprisonment of Vilcevska but his sentencing was adjourned to today after his defence counsel, Aileen Donnelly SC, said her client was showing “symptoms of some kind of mental illness”. He will be sentenced by His Honour Judge Martin Nolan later today.
High Court – Including – Mr Justice Paul Gilligan will rule today on an action by former assistant Dublin city and county manager George Redmond against the Planning Tribunal. The judge has to decide whether Redmond’s six-year delay in pursuing his action aimed at overturning findings of corruption against him was justified.
Redmond, 88, claims the delay was justified on grounds of alleged concealment by the Planning Tribunal of documents relevant to the credibility of the main witness, the late James Gogarty, former executive with the builders JMSE.