Courts

OAP avoids jail after pleading guilty to money-laundering as bank accounts used after ‘Facebook friendship’

AN OAP whose bank accounts were used for money laundering after he was “sucked in to a Facebook friendship” with an American woman has avoided jail. James O’Rourke, 76, of Rosebrien, Newland’s Field, Crosshaven, Co Cork, today pleaded guilty to two counts of money-laundering in Cork Circuit Criminal Court. The charges arose following a garda […] Cork, Ireland – Latest news and Updates – The Sun …


Cork man allegedly claimed pensions for his dead parents for 33 years, court hears

A MAN in his 50s allegedly claimed pensions for his dead parents for 33 years, a court heard on Tuesday. Don O’Callaghan, of Churchfield Green in Cork city, claimed benefits for his deceased mum and dad amounting to hundreds of thousands euros, it was alleged. The 58-year-old appeared before Cork District Court today where he […] Cork, Ireland – Latest news and Updates – The Sun …


Drunk who refused to leave woman in wheelchair alone in Cork thought he was being ‘Good Samaritan’, court hears

A DRUNK, who “aggressively” pushed a woman in a wheelchair across a busy road, refused to leave her alone when she asked him to because he thought he was being a “Good Samaritan”, a court was told. The ordeal for the vulnerable woman only ended when she managed to type a message for help on […] Cork, Ireland – Latest news and Updates – The Sun …






Man appears in Cork court charged over false claims of Pandemic Unemployment Payment over five months worth €6,650

A MAN has appeared in court on charges relating to false claims made for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment over a five-month period amounting to a total of €6,650. Pakistan native Khurram Cheema, who is now an Irish national, appeared before Bandon District Court having already had five charges put to him when he was arrested on […] Cork, Ireland – Latest news and Updates – The Sun …