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# court - Today’s News


# court - Friday 27 May, 2016

From The42 Paul Kimmage ordered to pay over €10k for defamation of former UCI president Costly Decision

Paul Kimmage ordered to pay over €10k for defamation of former UCI president

The Irish journalist had claimed that Hein Verbruggen had tolerated doping and covered up positive drugs tests.

Juries shouldn't put a price on defamation, says Press Council chief

Daithi O Ceallaigh pointed out that damages are sometimes far in excess of any misdemeanour committed by a publication.

South Dublin schoolboy pleads guilty to fracturing teen's skull with a hammer

The two boys met in Blackrock to settle an argument over a €50 debt for cannabis.


# court - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Teenage boy pleads guilty to sexually assaulting his half sister

The court heard the abuse stopped when the girl eventually confided in her parents, who confronted the boy.

# court - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Man sentenced for punching pregnant partner in the face

He will spend almost two years in prison.

'I can't stop screaming inside': 74-year-old woman says rape left her waiting for death

“How can he behave with such brutality?” she asked in court. “A woman three times his age.”

High Court appoints examiner to Debenhams chain

Over 1,400 staff are directly employed while 500 concession staff and 300 cosmetics staff also work in the company’s 11 stores.

Man pleads not guilty by insanity to murdering mother with mug

The trial of Bijan Afshar is expected to last three days.

Patrick Hutch Junior could face Special Criminal Court trial over Regency killing

David Byrne was shot dead at the Regency Hotel in Dublin in February. Hutch has been charged with his murder.

# court - Friday 20 May, 2016

Waterford father found guilty of rape of his son

The boy’s mother was acquitted of having sex with him.

Bank manager suspended over management of parents' bank account

The woman received a temporary injunction halting a disciplinary process against her.

Belgian woman jailed for seven years for freezing newborn baby

The woman, who lives in France, recieved a reduced sentence because she suffered a temporary loss of judgment.

# court - Monday 16 May, 2016

60 charges withdrawn in Waterford child abuse trial

A young boy has claimed his mother and father sexually abused him.

# court - Friday 13 May, 2016

Woman told man in wheelchair she'd tie his laces - then punched and robbed him

She took his wallet, a court was told.

# court - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Suspended sentence for 16-year-old who assaulted four women and teenage girl

The judge ordered him to complete the recovery programme in which he’s currently participating.

19 accused in Jobstown trial to have separate trials

They had previously asked that they go on trial together. The trials will most likely be broken up into blocks.

Burglar caught 'red handed' after taking taxi home from scene of crime

Burglar caught 'red handed' after taking taxi home from scene of crime

Gardaí found the man wearing a watch and a jacket that had been taken from the house when they arrived at his home.

# court - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Lookout man found guilty of manslaughter over killing of dad-of-eight

Ross Allen, of Carrickmines, was found not guilty of murder.

# court - Monday 9 May, 2016

Man jailed for nine years over abusing his partner's daughter

The young woman waived her right to anonymity so her abuser could be named.

# court - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Egypt court recommends death sentence for 3 journalists

Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was one of the codefendants but was not sentenced to death.

Irish badminton player accused of assaulting manager who was trying to break up a fight

Nigel Boyne has denied the claim which was made in the Circuit Civil Court.

# court - Friday 6 May, 2016

Jury awards €13k damages to man who claims he was assaulted by gardaí

The man had claimed he was kicked, grabbed by the throat and punched.

Minute silence in Children's Court for teenage boy who died while in care

The court heard that appropriate interventions came ‘far too late’ for the 16-year-old boy.

Twink hopes to save her home in repossession case

A court heard she hopes to be able to resume full monthly mortgage repayments on her home.

# court - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Man claims garda struck him with weapon while he was handcuffed

The gardaí involved say they had to use a baton on the man to defend themselves after he resisted arrest.

Man to appear in court over armed robbery at post office

A number of shots were fired in the incident in January.

Seven major banks to pay $324 million over accusations of manipulating interest rates

The money is to settle a lawsuit that followed a ruling in March.

# court - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Eight life sentences for convicted paedophile who raped his girlfriend and her mother

The man cannot be named to protect the women’s identities.

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay €47 million over talc powder link to cancer US

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay €47 million over talc powder link to cancer

The company faces more than 1,000 other talc-cancer lawsuits.

# court - Monday 2 May, 2016

Two men due in court over Saturday morning post office robbery

Staff were threatened during the robbery.

# court - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Man charged with sexual assault after extradition from Spain

The man was escorted back to Ireland by gardaí yesterday.

Man charged with threatening to kill woman who witnessed Limerick shooting

The witness has told gardaí she saw a man firing two shots from a handgun outside a house in Limerick last year.

# court - Friday 29 April, 2016

Denying rapist a pension doesn't breach his human rights

He is due for release in three years.

American surgeon who has dementia brought drugs to Ireland after 'falling for an internet scam'

Judge Greally indicated that she would impose a five year sentence which she would fully suspend on condition he leave the country.

# court - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Man tried to rob a Londis with a toy gun

He owed criminals a drug debt.

# court - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

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Cameras worn by gardaí could help bring 'swifter, fairer justice for victims'

Garda delegates heard of the benefits UK police officers have seen since the introduction of body cameras

# court - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Food critic Tom Doorley tells court both his shoulders were broken after being hit by a taxi

Doorley sustained two broken shoulders in the incident.

Mother reported 21-year-old son to gardaí after discovering child pornography on his phone

The court heard that the mother had previously banned her son from using a smartphone.

David Mahon threatened to stab stepson's girlfriend, court hears

David Mahon is accused of murdering his stepson, Dean Fitzpatrick, in May 2013.

# court - Monday 25 April, 2016

Man left in wheelchair after axe attack

Jonathan Donovan was sentenced today for hitting Paul Doyle in the head twice with an axe.

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