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Former Mother and Baby Home Residents Bring High Court Challenges Against Report of the Commission of Investigation
Oireachtas Justice Committee Hears Submissions on Provision of Independent Legal Representation for Victims of Sexual Offences
Sexual Abuse Law
Former coach John McClean sentenced to an 8-year prison term for sexually abusing pupils between 1973 and 1990
On Thursday, 18 February 2021, John McClean (76) from Casimir Avenue, Harold’s Cross, Dublin, was sentenced to eight years imprisonment with the final three years suspended, after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting 23 pupils between 1973 and 1990 in Terenure College, as reported by The Irish...
Former Terenure College teacher admitted sexual abuse to a senior priest when questioned 25 years ago
A former teacher and rugby coach was sentenced for 27 counts of indecent assault to 23 schoolboys aged between 12 and 17 at Terenure College in South Dublin between 1973 to 1990, as reported by the Independent. From 1966 to 1996, Mr John McClean (76) of Casimir Avenue, Harold’s Cross, Dublin,...
A former scout leader from Co. Cork was arrested and charged with 26 counts of sexual assault and 1 count of attempted sexual assault of former young boys from the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland. David Barry, age 72 from Firgrove Gardens, Bishopstown, County Cork was a former scout leader and...
Former Dublin school teacher and rugby coach John McClean (aged 75) pleaded guilty at the Circuit Criminal Court to 27 charges of indecent assault to young schoolboys between the period of September 1973 to June 1990. McClean admitted to sexually abusing 23 males from the school in the 1970s and...
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Photo: Irish Times Asylum seekers should be allowed to work following Supreme Court ruling Last May, a five judge court unanimously ruled that an absolute ban on asylum seekers working in Ireland was unconstitutional ‘in principle'. This judgement was delivered by Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell....
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Mother and Baby Homes – News & Updates
The issue of illegal adoptions in Ireland has again come to the fore following the publication of the report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes in January. Previously in 2018, the Government had promised to take action in the cases of 126 babies who were illegally...
Report findings of the condition the victims of the mother and baby homes had endured and State and Church have “heavy responsibility” according to President Michael D. Higgins
The release of the Final Report of the Commission of Investigation in Mother and Baby Homes on Tuesday the 12th January 2021 highlighted the poor practices and conditions of living and treatment that the mothers and babies had received in the mother-and-baby homes between the years of 1922 to...
On Tuesday morning, the Cabinet is set to approve the findings of the mother-and-baby homes in Ireland by the Commission of Investigation. The report focuses on 14 mother-and-baby homes and county homes which found an estimate of 9000 children had died in these institutions between 1922 until the...
Dolphin Trust Scandal – News & Updates
- Coleman Legal note that decision of O’Moore J this morning regarding the appointment of Myles Kirby of Kirby Healy Chartered Accountants as liquidator of MUT 103 limited. Coleman Legal act for a large number of clients who were directed to MUT 103 ltd and MUT 116 ltd by Irish brokers and guaranteed a first legal charge on the property they had invested in. Coleman Legal are instructed to serve proceedings on all parties who are culpable in directing investors towards the now failed German Property Group (GPG) and seek redress for the loss of their investment and income.
- From instructions received to date, there are concerns over the extent of assets within the company to such a degree that the company did not seem fit for purpose. Coleman Legal continue to be contacted by ‘Dolphin Trust’ investors daily and have continued to be shocked by the individual stories regarding the actions of Irish Brokers. The Administrator of the funds ‘Wealth Options Trustees Limited’ also have serious questions to answer.
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- Kathleen Dineen originally petitioned the High Court to wind up the company, MUT 103 Limited, on 18 December 2020. Kathleen Dineen is an investor in Dolphin Trust via special purposes vehicle company M.U.T. 103 Limited.
- Mr Justice O’Moore heard from both sides this afternoon, Monday 1 March 2021. Ms Dineen’s legal team were asking the Court for an order to wind up the company without further delay. Counsel for M.U.T. 103 Limited asked the Court to adjourn the petition to allow time for the Directors of M.U.T. 103 Limited to make contact with the investors to advise them of their options.
Judgment stood reserved until Wednesday, 10 March 2021 and we will update our clients again thereafter. If you have invested in Dolphin Trust and have yet to receive your promised returns, please contact our legal team for advice or read more.