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 Gheorghe Nica (left) and Eamonn Harrison (right) two of four men to face trial, at the Old Bailey in London, for being part of an alleged people-smuggling ring linked to the deaths of 39 migrants in a lorry in Essex.  Image: Sketch by court artist Elizabeth Cook/PA

A Co Down truck-driver accused of being responsible for the deaths of 39 Vietnamese men, women and boys found suffocated in a shipping container near (...)

A prison service van arriving at Dublin’s Criminal Courts of Justice carrying Ronan Hughes to a hearing earlier this month after he  was arrested on foot of a European Arrest Warrant. Photograph:  Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

The High Court has heard that a Monaghan man is alleged to be “the ringleader” and “chief organiser” of an organised criminal group who trafficked 39 (...)

Mr Justice Binchy made the order for Mr Harrison’s extradition but put a stay on the execution of that order pending his appeal. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A Northern Ireland man has been granted leave to challenge his extradition to the UK, where he is wanted to face multiple counts of manslaughter after(...)

The judgment  states there is evidence that the sealed refrigeration unit in which the 39 people were found dead was not turned on and early indications are that all of the deceased died from oxygen starvation. Photograph: Ben Stansall / AFP

A Northern Irish man, wanted in the UK to face multiple counts of manslaughter after 39 Vietnamese nationals were found dead in a lorry in Essex last (...)

In relation to the 39 migrants found dead in Essex, in October, Eamon Harrison from Mayobridge, Co Down,   and his alleged coconspirators “knew they were in the trailer”, it was claimed in the High Court.

One of the lorry drivers involved in a suspected conspiracy to traffic human beings into the UK was allegedly being paid up to €1,000 per trafficked p(...)

The High Court was told on Thursday that the Crown Prosecution Service had made a “global statement” that the exact cause and place of death of the 39 migrants was unknown. But it seemed “at least some” of the deceased were still alive upon entry into UK territorial waters.

Recordings found on mobile phones belonging to 39 migrants found dead in a refrigerated trailer in Essex in October, suggest “at least some” of them (...)

The lorry which towed the trailer in which 39 bodies were discovered in Essex, sparking an international murder investigation. Photograph: Getty

Police in Vietnam have arrested eight people in relation to the discovery of 39 bodies in a truck near London last week, state media said on Monday. (...)

Ronan Hughes (40) and his brother Christopher (34), from Armagh, whom British police said were crucial to their inquiries. Photograph: HO/Essex Police/AFP via Getty

Police in Essex now believe all 39 migrants found dead in the back of a lorry in the UK last week were from Vietnam. “We believe the victims are Viet(...)

Detective Patrick Flood said he had concerns that if Mr Harrison was granted bail he would fail to appear at the next court appearance. Photograph: Collins Courts

A 23-year-old man has appeared in court after he was arrested by gardaí at Dublin Port on Saturday. Eamon Harrison, with an address in Mayobridge, Co(...)

Danni Barry, winner of the Restaurants Association of Ireland  best chef in Ireland 2017 title

Danni Barry, the only female chef in Ireland to have a Michelin star, has been named Best Chef 2017 at the Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) awa(...)

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