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Friday 20 April, 2018

Jury fails to reach verdict in case of man accused of murdering nephew’s friend with a butcher’s knife

The man had previously been sentenced to life in prison for the murder – but had that conviction quashed.

Friday 16 March, 2018

Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Man cleared of murdering trespasser in home with garden shears

This is the first murder case defended under the Defence and Dwelling Act.

Monday 5 March, 2018

Woman jailed for three years for staging housemate’s suicide

The judge said he took into account the fact that the accused was “one of life’s victims”.

Thursday 15 February, 2018

Woman found guilty of impeding murder investigation by staging housemate's suicide

The killer was never charged because he sustained a traumatic brain injury months after the murder.

Saturday 10 February, 2018

Suspect in murder case suffered traumatic brain injury while trying to escape gardaí

The incident occurred while he was involved in the hijacking of a car months after the alleged murder.

Friday 8 December, 2017

Jury fails to reach verdict in case of Dublin man accused of double murder

Jason O’Driscoll stood accused of killing Anthony Burnett and Joseph Redmond in Louth in 2012.

Monday 27 November, 2017

Man who pleaded guilty to unexplained murder of a stranger sentenced to life

Raymond Walsh was due to go on trial for the murder earlier this month.

Friday 20 October, 2017

Double-murder trial hears two bullets recovered from skulls of men found in burning car

The two men were found shot dead in the burnt car on 7 March 2012.

Friday 13 October, 2017

Westmeath man given life sentence for murdering mother of his children

“I will never forget seeing my beautiful mother lying on the floor. It will haunt me forever.”

Thursday 12 October, 2017

Man with autism accused of attempted murder of sister found not guilty by reason of insanity

The man admitted to gardaí that he had tried to murder his pregnant sister so she wouldn’t raise her child in Dublin.

Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Man accused of attempting to murder sister searched for 'jugular vein' online before attack

Daniel O’Connell admitted in interviews that he had tried to kill his sister by stabbing her a number of times.

Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Man accused of attempted murder of sister as she was 'carrying a Dublin baby'

Daniel O’Connell admitted during Garda interviews that he had stabbed is sister a number of times.

Monday 9 October, 2017

Westmeath man who 'strangled the life out of' the mother of his children is found guilty of murder

Danny Keena will face a mandatory life sentence.

Thursday 5 October, 2017

Man strangled mother of his children to death because she called him a bad father, court hears

Danny Keena is charged with the murder of 43-year-old Brigid Maguire.

Monday 31 July, 2017

Limerick biker found guilty of murdering member of rival motorcycle club

He had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Andrew ‘AOD’ O’Donoghue in 2015.

Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Man given life sentence for the murder of two elderly brothers in Mayo

The jury deliberated for 1 hour and 42 minutes on the verdict.

Monday 24 July, 2017

Jury begins deliberating in case of man accused of killing elderly brothers

The judge will continue charging the four women and eight men of the jury this afternoon.

Friday 21 July, 2017

Man accused of 'disgusting and repulsive' murder of elderly brothers had mental disorders, court told

Both men had special needs and were found dead by their home help.

Thursday 20 July, 2017

Man accused of murdering elderly brothers didn't have mental disorder but was intoxicated, psychiatrist tells court

Forensic psychiatrist Dr Brenda Wright began giving evidence for the State yesterday.

Monday 17 July, 2017

Man waited for kettle to boil before pouring boiling water over disabled pensioner's genitals

More evidence was heard in court today in the trial of Alan Cawley, accused of murdering two men in Mayo in 2013.

Thursday 13 July, 2017

Friday 7 July, 2017

Mayo man admits killing elderly brothers but pleads not guilty to murder

Alan Cawley has admitted to killing Thomas Blaine and John (Jack) Blaine in Castlebar in 2013.

Sunday 25 June, 2017

Accused tried to urinate on his hands before firearms residue testing, court hears

Seán Ducque is charged with murdering Kieran Farrelly in Dublin city in 2014.

Friday 26 May, 2017

'Sonia paid for an error of judgement with her life' - family of murder victim urge caution on social media

Sonia Blount was murdered by Eric Locke at the Plaza Hotel in Tallaght, after being lured there by a fake Facebook profile, in 2014.

'Mammy had to go to heaven': Eric Locke sentenced to life in prison for murdering Sonia Blount

Locke was found guilty by a jury on Monday of murdering the mother-of-one, who was his ex-girlfriend.

Monday 22 May, 2017

Eric Locke found guilty of the murder of Sonia Blount

A jury took an hour and 33 minutes to deliver the verdict.

Friday 19 May, 2017

Prosecution says man who killed his ex 'well knew' what he was doing was wrong

Eric Locke is charged with murdering mother-of-one Sonia Blount in a room at the Plaza Hotel.

Thursday 18 May, 2017

Eric Locke motivated by 'retribution and revenge' in killing of ex-girlfriend in hotel room, court told

The 35-year-old admits killing Sonia Blount but denies murder..

Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Man accused of murdering ex-girlfriend 'had a problem with change', court hears

Eric Locke used used the fake Facebook profile to meet the woman.

Tuesday 16 May, 2017

'Element of planning' in how Eric Locke got into ex-girlfriend's hotel room

A court has heard that Locke brought a pellet gun, a Stanley knife and cable ties to frighten Sonia Blount.

Monday 15 May, 2017

Murder accused 'intended tying ex-girlfriend to chair and make her listen to his suffering', court hears

Eric Locke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Sonia Blount on 16 February 2014, but admits causing her death.

Friday 12 May, 2017

'I just wanted to frighten her': Murder accused stared at ex in work and sent her a 'suicide text'

Eric Locke said he had just wanted to talk after Sonia Blount stopped all contact with him.

Thursday 11 May, 2017

Murder accused said ex-girlfriend was 'ripping him off' and tried to hack her Facebook page

A friend testified that Sonia Blount said Eric Locke was a “whackjob”.

Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Ex-boyfriend 'pleaded for another chance' before strangling woman in hotel room

The court evidence from a taxi driver who picked up Locke shortly after the death of Sonia Blount.

Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Fake gun, cable ties and duct tape found beside body of Sonia Blount in hotel room, court hears

Eric Locke has pleaded not guilty to murdering the mother of one at a hotel in Tallaght in 2013.

Monday 8 May, 2017

Ex-boyfriend created fake Facebook profile to lure woman to hotel where he strangled her, court hears

Eric Locke is charged with murdering Sonia Blount at a The Plaza Hotel in Tallaght in 2013.

Thursday 4 May, 2017

For the second time, a jury has been unable to agree if Gary Walsh is guilty of Terenure murder

Gary Walsh (34) pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Cathal Sweeney in February 2014.

Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Member of bible study group strangled a widowed pensioner and set fire to her home, court hears

John Joseph Malone is charged with murdering 69-year-old Ann (Nancy) Smyth on 11 September 1987.

Monday 23 January, 2017

Mother-of-one begins year-long sentence for violent disorder in connection with killing of Dale Creighton

Dale Creighton died following a 14 minute attack in Tallaght on New Year’s Day 2014.

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