July 18, 2019
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Four members of same Kilkenny family face terror financing charges

By CONOR KANE

FOUR members of the same Kilkenny family have been sent forward to the Circuit Criminal Court for trial on charges under money-laundering and terrorist-financing legislation.

The four accused, including a husband and wife, are due to appear at the Circuit Court in Kilkenny on April 30, when a date is due to be fixed for their trial.

Detective Garda Paul Coleman yesterday told the court that books of evidence had been served on all four accused and that the DPP consented last February for them all to go on trial on indictment at the Circuit Court.

Timmy O’Reilly (44) of 1 St Mary’s Avenue, Hebron Road, Kilkenny, is charged with 32 offences under the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010. He had previously been granted bail on his own bond of €1,000.

He was not called upon to speak.

Bail was renewed under the condition that he inform the gardaí of any change of address.

His son Francis O’Reilly (22) from 3 St Mary’s Avenue, Hebron Road, Kilkenny, is charged with four offences under the same Act, including an accusation that he had monies deposited in bank accounts which were the proceeds of criminal conduct, on dates between March 3, 2015, and December 31, 2015, and on dates in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Francis O’Reilly is on bail on his own bond of €500.

His wife, Elizabeth O’Reilly (21) also of 3 St Mary’s Avenue, Hebron Road, Kilkenny, has two charges against her: that she engaged with the proceeds of criminal conduct on June 27 last and that she had monies deposited in bank accounts which were the proceeds of criminal conduct and that she did convert, transfer, handle, possess or use that property in 2018.

Bail was renewed for her on her own bond of €250.

Stephen O’Reilly (24) of 2 St Mary’s Avenue, Hebron Road, who is also a son of Timmy O’Reilly, is facing six charges under the same act, including that he had monies deposited in bank accounts which were the proceeds of criminal conduct on dates between June 7 and December 31 last and on dates in each of the last five years.

He was granted bail on his own bond of €500.

The same bail condition was imposed on each of the four accused.

Free legal aid was granted in each case by Judge Colin Daly, with no objection from the State.

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