Trevor Byrne of Cappagh Road, Finglas West in Dublin had pleaded not guilty to the robbery, possession of a firearm, false imprisonment, threatening to kill and of unlawfully seizing a vehicle used in the getaway.

A lifelong criminal is to be sentenced next week for an armed robbery of a bookmakers, after which he hijacked a woman’s car and threatened to kill he(...)

Declan Ganley (above) wanted the court to decide whether the claim against him was statute barred as it was brought some two-and-a-half years after the initial proceedings. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Businessman Declan Ganley has failed in a bid to have the High Court determine a number of issues before the full hearing of billionaire Denis O’Brien(...)