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Dublin: 2 °C Wednesday 10 February, 2016


# court - Monday 8 February, 2016

David Drumm won’t be returning to Dublin just yet… because of the Boston snow

The former head of Anglo Irish Bank faces 33 charges here relating to transactions while he was in charge.

# court - Saturday 6 February, 2016

“Jilted lover” has sentence for harassing and assaulting former partner suspended

The man had followed the woman on a bus journey twice, and also assaulted her with a lamp and hair straightener.

# court - Friday 5 February, 2016

Man fakes brain cancer, collects thousands in donations from public

Police say he shaved his head and took weight loss pills to convince people he was ill.

# court - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Court hears man accused of Kilkenny woman’s murder had been ‘freaking her out’

Security staff testified that the accused had been ‘hanging around’ the victim’s workplace.

Lord Lucan declared dead 42 years after he mysteriously disappeared

He vanished after the family’s nanny was found dead at his home.

# court - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Drumm’s brother says he’ll come back to Ireland – if he’ll be granted bail here

Drumm has offered to return to Ireland under strict bail conditions.

Court hears how gardaí traced can of Red Bull found at murder scene to shop in Dublin

Gary Flynn has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Seamus ‘Shay’ O’Byrne.

# court - Monday 1 February, 2016

Garda “ferociously and viciously” attacked by pit bulls during drug search

“It was horrific. I’ve never ever seen anything like that. The dogs were ripping open his leg. He was screaming and there was blood everywhere,” his colleague said.

# court - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Gardaí clocked a car doing 208km per hour last night

The driver will now have to appear in Naas court in February.

# court - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Father (71) jailed for six years for ‘heinous’ sexual abuse of three children

The children ranged in age between six and 15 years during the period of abuse.

# court - Friday 22 January, 2016

Defamation case against Bill Cosby thrown out by judge

A woman had claimed the comedian defamed her when he responded to allegations that he drugged and sexually assaulted her.

# court - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Eight-year jail term for vicious attack on “quiet and gentle” 61-year-old

The judge described the assault as “a savage and vicious unprovoked assault on an innocent man”.

From The42 Mascherano escapes prison sentence for tax fraud Peace Of Mind

Mascherano escapes prison sentence for tax fraud

The defender has reached an agreement with authorities and will not have to spend time behind bars.

# court - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Footballer Anthony Stokes’ trial adjourned as essential witness has back problems

The Irish international footballer is accused in relation to an alleged assault.

# court - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

“Let go of the gun, you tramp”: Woman tackled gunman who shot her partner

Sharon Rattigan was speaking at the trial of Gary Flynn, who has pleaded not guilty to murder.

“I intervened and he’s in bad shape. We need help”: Court case over Jason Corbett killing continues

Tom and Molly Martens face charges over the Irishman’s death.

# court - Monday 18 January, 2016

Man who glassed ex-wife’s new partner may get community service

The victim needed ten stitches in the aftermath of the pub attack.

# court - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

New witness appeal after suspected drink-driver kills Dublin woman

Claire Hewitt was walking home from a local pub with a friend when she was struck by the car.

High Court says businessman in tax affairs case can be named as Denis O’Brien

Yesterday, Justice O’Malley ordered that only the man’s initials could be published.

# court - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Man jailed after pretending to be a girl online so he could have sex with teen

He told her he was a teenage girl called ‘Julie’ after meeting her on the website

# court - Monday 11 January, 2016

Spain’s Princess Cristina is on trial in a landmark corruption case

The case has outraged the country.

Gardaí arrest driver doing 140km/ph while smoking a joint

The individual is due to appear in court.

# court - Sunday 10 January, 2016

When life means life: ‘All I went for was a few bob. I hadn’t it in mind at all to kill her’

Through the Freedom of Information Act, discovered there are just three men who have been imprisoned for over 40 years for murders committed back in the 1960s and 1970s.

Housemate Monika Matracka charged with murder of Polish man Michal Rejmer

According to the charge sheet, it is alleged she attacked the victim with a knife.

# court - Saturday 9 January, 2016

11 true-crime documentaries to watch after you’re done with Making a Murderer

If you’re having Making a Murderer withdrawals here’s a few to sink your teeth into.

# court - Friday 8 January, 2016

Australian man in five year battle to use penis doodle as his signature

Jared Hyams said it all started as a joke but when he received such opposition from government agencies he wanted to know why.

# court - Thursday 7 January, 2016

# court - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Friend of San Bernadino shooter pleads not guilty to terror charges

He faces up to 50 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

From The42 Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro’s unfair dismissal case gets under way Court

Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro’s unfair dismissal case gets under way

Jose Mourinho berated the doctor during an early season game.

# court - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Bill Cosby’s attorney: ‘My client is not guilty. This is a game of political football’

Monique Pressley, Bill Cosby’s attorney, said he has been “unjustly” accused of a crime.

# court - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Garda tells court she found child wandering street with his drunk mother at 5am

A school principal said the child had complained of being hungry in school.

SeaWorld sues California so it can keep breeding killer whales

The California Commission has give permission for a new tank to be built but stipulated a ban on breeding would be introduced to the park.

# court - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Mother who relapsed and went on ‘cocaine session’ wants children back

The children’s social worker said there is a plan in place to return the children to the mother’s care if she engages with drug user services.

Couple found guilty of planning London terror attack

The husband and wife were convicted of planning a terror attack on the tenth anniversary of the London suicide bombings earlier this year.

# court - Monday 28 December, 2015

Family courts were shrouded in mystery, now it’s not, we should be paying attention

During court proceedings the state failings are often highlighted, but should that be the case?

Man accused of killing partner and son may blame cough syrup

Lawyers are to make the case Dr Louis Chen suffered from a cough-syrup induced psychosis.

# court - Sunday 27 December, 2015

‘My daughter is my life’: Mother pleads with judge to return child from care

The child was taken into state care after concerns about physical abuse.

# court - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

Victim in horrific abuse case: “Some people had cereal for breakfast, I seemed to be molested for breakfast”

A 51-year-old Wicklow man is to be sentenced in February for raping and sexually assaulting two boys hundreds of times.

# court - Monday 21 December, 2015

“She’s out”: Relief among supporters as ex-Anglo official freed from jail

The original sentence should not have been so severe, Mr Justice George Birmingham said today.

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