Tuesday 21 November 2017

Geoghegan trial is delayed

A 26-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan in Limerick in 2008.

Barry Doyle, of Portland Row in Dublin is charged with murdering the 28-year-old Garryowen player on November 9, 2008 at Clonmore, Kilteragh, Dooradoyle. A jury of nine men and three women has been sworn in to hear the five-week trial at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin

However, Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan told the jurors that a legal issue had arisen that must be dealt with in their absence. He told them to return on Monday, January 30.

Police deny Olympics leak

Police in London said security for the Olympics had not been compromised after police documents were reportedly found on a train.

According to reports, a senior officer left files on a train that detailed plans for policing this summer's Games. But a spokesman insisted the documents were not thought to be "operationally sensitive".

The dossier included minutes of meetings where anti-terrorism plans were discussed, it was claimed.

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