The Courts of Criminal Justice where the trial was held. Photograph: Collins Courts.

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TJ Reid is one of four Ballyhale Shamrocks players to return to the Kilkenny side for Sunday’s Division 1A releagtion play-off with Clare. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

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Fr Pierre Pepper is carried aloft after defeating Jared Madden during his amateur boxing match in  Banagher in Co Offaly.  The fight  raised proceeds for charity. Photo: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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Shane Dooley inspired Offaly’s win over Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

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Bernadette Scully at Tullamore District Court in January: legal aid for her has been continued. The court had previously been told  that Dr Scully was almost in negative equity and could not afford to pay for her legal defence. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

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Nigel Dunne: scored 1-2 for Offaly against Leitrim at Tullamore. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

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Ralph Haslam on Mossfield Farm, his organic dairy farm just outside Birr, Co Offaly

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Tyrone’s Seán Cavannagh and Dublin’s Eoghan O’Gara will again do battle at Croke Park in their Division One encounter. Photograph: Inpho

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James (Jim) Cullen, Friends of Sinn Féin chairman and president. Photograph: Simon Carswell

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Four candidates have been confirmed to run for president of young farmers’ group Macra na Feirme, as the nomination process closes. Photograph: Macra na Feirme

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