Health and safety prosecution after fire

A prosecution arising from a fire at a local oil depot and the death three years ago of a 24 year-old man Stephen Mines from Crossmaglen, may now proceed without a book of evidence being required.

A prosecution arising from a fire at a local oil depot and the death three years ago of a 24 year-old man Stephen Mines from Crossmaglen, may now proceed without a book of evidence being required.

Eight counts under Health and Safety legislation were brought against Michael Quigley t/a Castle Oils, Castleroche for alleged breaches on December 17 2010 at Dundalk District Court in September. The case was adjourned for the service of a book of evidence to last Wednesday when state solicitor Fergus Mullen said there was a possibility that it might progress without a book being required. He was granted a further adjournment for three weeks for the case to be mentioned then. Judge William Hamill put it back to December 18th and extended time if a book was needed.