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# court - Today’s News

Mother called toddler a 'fake child' on day she killed him, court hears

The sentencing hearing is taking place today.

State watchdog 'fully accepts' it coached witnesses in FitzPatrick trial

But the state corporate watchdog says that its practices have since changed.

'It's a wonderful day': Sean FitzPatrick gives his reaction outside of court

Fitzpatrick’s trial had been the longest-running criminal trial in the history of the State.

# court - Yesterday’s News

'I will never live a normal life' - Man jailed for raping step-daughter over seven-year period

The man does not accept the guilty verdicts of the jury.

'Legally blind' Bill Cosby arrives for jury selection in sex assault trial

Cosby is accused of plying Andrea Constand with pills and wine and then assaulting her at his home in 2004.

Retired priest has conviction for indecently assaulting schoolboy quashed

He had acknowledged during the course of the present trial that he had indecently assaulted ten boys at the school but adamantly denied assaulting the complainant.

Eric Locke found guilty of the murder of Sonia Blount

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

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Man who abused his nephew jailed for six-and-a-half years

The accused man was acquitted of eight further counts of indecent assault of the boy.

Dave Mahon to bring appeal against sentence for killing partner's son in October

Mahon was found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter by a jury at the Central Criminal Court. He had pleaded not guilty.

# court - 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.

'He was calculated' - Man who raped ex-partner jailed for 10 years

She described how he moved to an apartment and then got a new job around the corner from her when she changed jobs.

Man who crashed car after taking six ecstasy tablets jailed for two years

Anthony Ward (26) drove the car at night with the lights switched off at speeds of up to 160 km/hr.

# court - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Rolf Harris to be released from prison tomorrow

Harris denies four counts of indecent assault against three teenage girls between 1971 and 1983.

# court - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

No damages for man glassed after men bumped into each other on floor of 30th birthday

One man had to get 10 stitches on his face.

Man gets 14 months in prison for stealing 'hot pants' delivery from truck

Noel Dempsey was seen on CCTV robbing a truck and driving off.

# court - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Motorist who claimed 'clone' of her car made 300 M50 journeys fined €7,000

The court heard about 800 letters were sent to her in relation to the unpaid tolls but she claimed she did not get them.

'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.

Court to decide if 10-year-old Indian girl who was repeatedly raped can have an abortion

Nearly 40,000 rape cases are reported every year in India, but the real number is thought to be much higher.

# court - Monday 15 May, 2017

Jury told Jobstown protesters shouted at Paul Murphy to 'mind his own business'

Garda Inspector Derek Maguire was giving evidence in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today.

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.

# court - Friday 12 May, 2017

Man sentenced to four years for causing death of Kildare Councillor Willie Crowley

Damien Klasinski drove off after hitting Mr Crowley.

Dublin man who smuggled IRA message out of Portlaoise Prison convicted IRA

Dublin man who smuggled IRA message out of Portlaoise Prison convicted

Brian Kenna was stopped by the detectives in the prison’s car park.

# court - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Garda dog unit helps to find nearly €250k worth of cannabis in Kildare

Two men were arrested and appeared before Naas District Court this morning.

# court - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell charged with sexual assaults on boys aged 14 to 16

The former Crewe Alexandra coach has been charged with a total of 41 offences.

# court - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Man to appear in court over death of Noel 'Duck Egg' Kirwan

A man and a woman were arrested this week, the woman has been released without charge.

# court - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Man jailed after credit union staff member recognised him during robbery

He was on bail at the time and has 87 previous convictions including 13 for robbery.

HSE takes legal action to prevent closure of Clare hospital for the elderly

According to health authority HIQA the action by the HSE is the first of its kind.

'One of the most scary experiences' - Joan Burton's advisor gives Jobstown testimony

Karen O’Connell said she and the former Tánaiste were pushed and shoved.

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No jail for teens who attacked garda on Dublin's Henry Street

Onlookers stood back and filmed with their phones.

From The42 Neymar ordered to stand trial for alleged fraud regarding his transfer to Barcelona Corruption

Neymar ordered to stand trial for alleged fraud regarding his transfer to Barcelona

The two clubs involved, the current and former Barca presidents as well as the Brazilian star’s parents have all received a similar order from the Spanish court.

# court - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Man accused of raping 13-year-old girl in churchyard sent forward for trial

The accused made no reply when charged yesterday at Ennis Courthouse.

# court - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Joan Burton told being called a c**t at a protest should be 'water off a duck's back', court hears

This is day three of the Jobstown false imprisonment trial.

Childminder retrial collapses after juror researches it on the internet

The Director of Public Prosecutions will now consider whether to go for a third trial.

# court - Friday 28 April, 2017

'What would Michael Collins think of this?': Joan Burton continues Jobstown evidence

“My politics is not about hating anybody,” Burton told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Former Sinn Féin councillor 'waterboarded and threatened to chop up man' court hears

The two men had met after Jonathan Dowdall had advertised a motorbike for sale on DoneDeal.ie.

'It was like a Houdini act': Man escapes from custody after being refused bail for escaping custody

“It was like a Houdini act. He snuck up past his wife and out.”

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