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# court - Today’s News

Man who staged prolonged violent attack over bus seat given suspended sentence

The attack lasted ten minutes and involved head butting, kicking and punching.

Barman who stabbed man who was in bed with his ex-partner gets suspended sentence

The judge said he was “unlikely to reoffend” and ordered that he undergo any alcohol treatment programme deemed necessary.

Chilling footage shows Becky Watts’ stepbrother buying saw ‘used to cut up her body’

Nathan Matthews has admitted killing the 16-year-old.

Parole board meeting today to reconsider Oscar Pistorius’ release

Earlier this week Pistorius’s family accused officials of bowing to “political and media hype” after the star’s release was again delayed.


# court - Yesterday’s News

Man who bit off victim’s ear in unprovoked pub attack loses appeal

The injured party had been “permanently disfigured” as a result of the attack, the judge said.

Becky Watts died by strangulation before her body was cut up with a saw

A Bristol court was told yesterday that her stepbrother Nathan Matthews and his girlfriend Shauna Hoare killed the teenager at her home.

# court - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Appeal by couple convicted of letting MS sufferer die with ‘maggots in her infected bedsores’

They contend the jury should have been allowed to consider the HSE’s alleged culpability in the death of immobile MS sufferer Evelyn Joel.

Snowden leaks provided momentum to bring us to this crucial point in data protection

It’s important to pause and consider the manner in which Edward Snowden has influenced the direction of EU data protection law, writes Maria Helen Murphy.

# court - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Man ‘risked his life’ by swallowing cannabis pellets to get money for his sick mum

The Spanish national swallowed 107 pellets. He was jailed for 18 months.

Girl (11) awarded €35k in damages after getting finger trapped in seat

The girl’s hand became trapped while she was at a play.

Republican Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy pleads not guilty to tax offences

The prominent republican is being prosecuted on foot of an investigation by the Criminal Assets Bureau.

78-year-old man pleads guilty to raping niece and grandniece

The man claimed his grandniece asked him to pay her for sex.

# court - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Woman sentenced to three years in prison for stabbing convicted paedophile

Michael Pleasted, the woman’s neighbour, had served as long as six years in prison.

# court - Thursday 24 September, 2015

“He did society’s dirty work”: Tributes paid to criminal court judge Paul Carney RIP

“He did society’s dirty work”: Tributes paid to criminal court judge Paul Carney

Justice Carney heard some of the country’s most notorious and high-profile murder and rape cases. He has died aged 72.

# court - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Man (22) to appear in court over death of homeless man

He was arrested on Thursday afternoon.

# court - Friday 18 September, 2015

Another TD is being brought to court over a water protest

Joan Collins is due to appear before court on the same day as Paul Murphy.

# court - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Child (6) deemed by school to be “an unacceptable risk” to other students will be let reapply

The school had earlier been told to enrol him. The board will now consider a new application.

# court - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Dad accused of killing son by putting him in washing machine

The father claims he has no memory of the crime.

# court - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Poll: Should cameras be allowed in criminal trials? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should cameras be allowed in criminal trials?

Does it help transparency or is it just voyeuristic?

These are some of the negative effects that broadcasting in court can have

Filming in the Pistorius case led to frequent close-ups of the victim’s family sitting in court, writes Paul Lambert.

# court - Friday 4 September, 2015

Setanta Insurance customers will finally get the money they’re owed

The firm was wound up in 2014, but over 1,700 claims were outstanding.

# court - Thursday 3 September, 2015

School told it must enrol boy (6) it deems “an unacceptable risk” to other students

A school has asked to overturn a direction that compels it to enrol him.

Brothers wrongly convicted of murdering girl have trouble adjusting to outside world

They were kept in jail for three decades and recently received a payout of $750k each.

# court - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Ex-junior minister Ivor Callely will not have to go back to prison

It was confirmed yesterday that the former minister will not have to go back to jail for six days to serve out the remainder of his sentence.

# court - Saturday 29 August, 2015

“I really am sorry for the death of that man” – Two charged over John O’Donoghue burglary

The 62-year-old collapsed and died after being confronted by burglars at his home.

# court - Friday 28 August, 2015

Man charged in relation to Jason Doogue’s murder

The 22-year-old was shot dead last week.

‘I miss you every minute’: Stepmother to Jason Corbett’s children shares memories online

Molly Martens and her father have been described as ‘persons of interest’ by the police.

# court - Friday 21 August, 2015

Corbett custody battle: Stepmother issues appeal

Molly Marten’s lawyer said he believed the children are already in Ireland.

“I was violated in so many ways” – Prep school rape trial sees victim take the stand again

The girl cried as she detailed her encounter with Owen Labrie.

# court - Thursday 20 August, 2015

€5,000 accordion stolen from pub during the Rose of Tralee

A man has been charged.

# court - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

‘They must be so traumatised’: Jason Corbett’s sister given guardianship of his children

Jason Corbett sustained fatal head injuries during an alleged assault in his North Carolina home earlier this month.

Man threatened with knife while walking in Rathmines Park last night

It happened at around 12:15am.

# court - Monday 17 August, 2015

From Business ETC More members of staff are stealing from their employers Crime Survey

More members of staff are stealing from their employers

The most common crime reported by businesses was burglary.

# court - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Woman who accused Alexander Pacteau of attempted rape says she ‘knew he would strike again’

The woman claimed he attacked her in a laneway four years ago.

# court - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Karen Buckley’s murderer previously stood trial for attempted rape

Alexander Pacteau pleaded guilty to killing young Irish woman Karen Buckley yesterday.

# court - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Irishman and father of 8 held in one of Abu Dhabi’s most notorious prisons UAE

Irishman and father of 8 held in one of Abu Dhabi’s most notorious prisons

John White, a property developer from Clonmel in Country Tipperary is in prison over a €500,000 debt he could not pay.

Man (91) charged with smuggling cocaine disguised as soap

He alleges he was taken advantage of.

# court - Friday 7 August, 2015

Over 1000 turn up at court to support pastor behind ‘satanic Islam’ comments

James McConnell was charged over a sermon he gave last year.

# court - Friday 31 July, 2015

Anglo officials jailed for trying to hide accounts connected to Sean FitzPatrick

The three were found guilty on all charges.

# court - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Man admits to killing landlord Tom O’Gorman before removing organs

Tom O’Gorman, a journalist and Iona Institute researcher, was stabbed to death at his home last year.

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