A founder of the New York-based law firm Lyons McGovern, LLP, Desmond manages the legal needs of domestic and international high-growth companies, finance professionals, government entities, and high net worth individuals. Desmond acts as outside counsel to businesses, corporate boards and executives, advising on all areas of contracts, litigation, employment / HR law and strategicRead more..
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Sean O’Cealleagh (also spelled Kelly), a U.S. Greencard holder since 2001, has won his deportation case following a Los Angeles immigration trial that revisited a murder he was convicted of in Northern Ireland. In 1990, O’Cealleagh was found guilty by a British Diplock [non-jury] Court for aiding and abetting the murder of two British soldiersRead more..
On March 29, 2004 Ireland became the first country in the European Union to ban smoking in workplaces, including all restaurants and pubs. Although some smokers and the Irish Vintners Federation, a trade group representing pub owners, had opposed the ban, it has taken effect and largely been obeyed by patrons. Even in rural pubs,Read more..
Rape charges against Michael Flatley filed last March by Tanya Marie Robertson have been dropped. A judge in Chicago advised Robertson’s lawyer to drop the case or see it be thrown out of court. Flatley never denied having sexual relations with Robertson but claimed the act was consensual. The two met at a boxing matchRead more..
As Legal Affairs Reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, I enjoy covering the courts, not being hauled into them as a defendant in an international case about press freedoms. As I wrestled with the decision of whether to write a book about American David Rupert’s adventure infiltrating the Real IRA to convict its leader Michael McKevitt,Read more..
How a committed sister freed her brother from prison. ℘℘℘ In 1980 the body of Katharina Brow was found in her trailer home in Ayer, Massachusetts. She had been stabbed to death and robbed of money and jewelry. Suspects were questioned but the case languished for two years until an anonymous phone call tipped theRead more..
Since his childhood in Mayo during the worst of the Black and Tan atrocities, Paul O’Dwyer has been a fearless champion of human rights. During the Red Scare and the civil rights movement he stood up for the oppressed regardless of personal cost. He was an early ally of the State of Israel and helpedRead more..
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has apologized to the Guildford Four who spent 15 years in prison before their convictions for IRA bomb attacks were overturned in 1989 after it emerged that police had concocted evidence against them. A letter of apology, in which Blair said he was “very sorry,” was sent to Courtney KennedyRead more..
A book about a subject most of us want to ignore. ℘℘℘ When the British government imposed internment without trial in 1971, army personnel at the Castlereagh Interrogation Centre carried out an experiment known as “the five techniques” on 14 men. They covered their heads with hoods, bombarded them with “white noise,” deprived them ofRead more..