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Ennis brothel earns couple €1,200 a week

A MARRIED couple who were operating a brothel out of an Ennis property, were making €1,200 per week for offering prostituion services, Ennis District Court has heard. David Navvaro (20) and Celia Gallan (42) with an address at Drumroe, Rhebogue, County Limerick were collectively fined what would be a week’s earnings in the brothel. The couple, who have since moved to the east of the country, pleaded guilty to living on the earnings of prostitution, contrary to the Criminal Law Sexual Offences Act 1993. The charge states the defendants did knowingly live in whole or in part on the earnings of the prostitution of another person and aided and abetted that prostitution at a house at Station View on July 23, 2016. At Wednesday’s sitting of the district court Navvaro, who is Spanish, and his Brazlian wife, Gallan pleaded guilty to the charge and claimed they did not know it was illegal to operate a brothel as it is “a …

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Kilrush man charged with Kilkee murder

GARDAÍ have charged a 21-year-old Kilrush man with the murder of Karl Haugh at the Marian Estate in Kilkee last August. Detective Garda Padraig Frawley gave evidence of charging Robbie Walsh of 20 Island View, Kilrush, with murder, at a sitting of Ennis District Court on Wednesday. In reply to the murder charge, Mr Walsh said, “Sorry, I didn’t mean to do it”. Mr Walsh, who is represented by Patrick Moylan, solicitor, had been charged with assault, intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Karl Haugh at Marian Estate on Sunday, August 6. However, on Wednesday, Inspector Tom Kennedy, prosecuting, said the State was withdrawing that charge and it was struck out. Judge Patrick Durcan pointed out that it had no jurisdiction to deal with bail in the case of a murder charge. Mr Moylan outlined that a bail application would be made to the High Court. A Book of Evidence is to be prepared and the matter will be …

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Man ‘heavily involved’ in church pleads guilty to sexual assault

A RECENTLY married man described as “heavily involved” with a Christian church has pleaded guilty to sexual assault and has been ordered to pay €1,000 to the court discretionary fund. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before Ennis District Court this week charged with sexual assault on dates unknown between September 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. The injured party had been staying in an apartment in West Clare and as part of the arrangement, he shared a double bed with the accused. The court was told in evidence that one morning, the injured party woke to discover the accused’s hand on his penis. He became alarmed and jumped out of bed and made a complaint of sexual assault to the gardaí. The accused told gardaí that his “emotions overcame him” and that this was the first time something like this had happened. Solicitor for the accused Will Cahir outlined that his client had no previous …

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Brothel uncovered in Ennis estate

TWO people have appeared before a sitting of Ennis District Court charged in connection with the running of a brothel from a housing estate in Ennis. Celia Galan (40) and David Navaro (49), both with an address of 47 Drumroe, Rathbogue, Limerick are charged with living on the earnings of prostitution. The charge alleges that on July 23, 2016 the defendants did knowingly live in whole or in part on the earnings of the prostitution of another person and aided and abetted that prostitution. At Wednesday’s sitting of Ennis District Court, Inspector Tom Kennedy, prosecuting, outlined that gardaí were alerted that a brothel was being run from 5 Station View on the Quin Road in Ennis. He said gardaí followed up and both defendants were arrested and questioned in relation to the matter. He said the charges before the court “forms part of allegations they are facing”. The matter was referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions, who directed that …

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Shannon woman forged medical report

A SHANNON woman, who falsified a medical document in order to substantiate a personal injury claim against a Limerick shopping centre, has ended up in court herself, on charges of deceiving her solicitor and of forgery. Tracy O’Connell, (33), of 21 Cúl na Gréine, appeared at Ennis District Court on Wednesday, where it was outlined that she had instructed a solicitor to take a case against the Crescent Shopping Centre for an alleged fall and used a forged medical report to substantiate her claim. O’Connell pleaded guilty to dishonestly by deception, inducing James Shanahan, a solicitor with Sixmilebridge-based firm Bowen and Company, to commence proceedings in a personal injury claim with the intention of making again for herself on November 26, 2015 at The Oakwood Arms Hotel, Shannon. She also admitted making a false medical report in relation to a personal injury claim with intent to induce another person to accept it as genuine on a date unknown between September …

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Accused of sexually exploiting teenage girl

A 37-year-old man appeared in Ennis District Court this week charged with the sexual exploitation of a child in County Clare. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is charged with the sexual exploitation of a 16-year-old girl on a date between September 7, 2014 and September 27, 2014. The charge states that the accused communicated with the child with the intention of carrying out an act that would constitute the sexual exploitation of the child contrary to Section 3 of the Child Trafficking Act 1998. During the hearing on Wednesday, Inspector Tom Kennedy informed Judge Patrick Durcan that the Director of Public Prosecutions had directed that the case could be dealt with by summary disposal in the district court. Inspector Kennedy informed Judge Durcan that the contact that was made between the accused and the injured party consisted of about 40 to 50 text messages and he added that about half of the text messages were of …

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Ennis crime under review

The Ennis Chamber Garda Accord met this week to review actions from the last Ennis Joint Policing Committee Meeting and to discuss the recent crimes on businesses in the town. Ennis Chamber established the Ennis Chamber Garda Accord in 2003 as a method of close communication and interaction between the business community and gardaí. Projects have included the establishment of the Business Liaison Garda Post and the campaign to install a state-of-the-art public CCTV system for Ennis, as well as ongoing collaboration in relation to the Key Holders Registry, Christmas pedestrianisation and crime prevention seminars. Representatives of Ennis Chamber raised the concerns of the business community in relation to the recent burglaries with Inspector Tom Kennedy, who reported on progress that has been made in relation to the crimes. He also referred to the advice and support that is available to businesses in terms of crime prevention measures, which is a free service from gardaí.

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