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# court - Yesterday’s News

No extra jail time for double murderer who stabbed fellow inmate with stainless steel spoon

The sentence will run alongside his two life terms as required by law meaning Howard will serve no extra time in prison.

# court - Monday 27 March, 2017

Mother destroyed evidence of her daughter's rape after not believing her claims, court hears

It was alleged the man abused three young girls while engaged to their mother.

# court - Friday 24 March, 2017

Community was 'devastated' by teen joyrider, court told

One of them, a priest, was seriously injured and left unable perform his parish duties.

British man convicted of murdering 'gentle giant' Irishman in Costa del Sol bar row

John O’Neill was on his first foreign holiday.

# court - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Garda file into woman's rape missing for the second time, court told

The woman’s alleged rapist won his appeal against a 1998 conviction for rape and incest some years ago.

# court - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Hacker avoids jail after sending readers of The Sun to page saying Rupert Murdoch had killed himself

Judge Martin Nolan said that as far as he knew, “Mr Murdoch is still happily living.”

Judge expects to endorse European arrest warrant to have Ian Bailey sent to France for trial

In 2012 the Supreme Court ruled against an endorsement of a European Arrest Warrant to have Bailey sent to France to face a murder charge.

# court - Monday 20 March, 2017

Trial collapses after court hears gardaí tell accused they would arrest his partner

Eimantas Valteris was the first Lithuanian to stand trial at the Special Criminal Court.

Convicted paedophile ordered to sell his house to pay €100,000 awarded to his nephew

The price will be negotiated in secret between John O’Neill and any prospective purchaser.

Judge rules winning gamblers have no legal guarantee of being paid

The judge said, “If you happen to be too lucky while placing a bet or gambling, the person can simply say ‘no you’re not entitled to the money’. That is simply the law in Ireland”.

# court - Saturday 18 March, 2017

'Reckless' prisoner told officer 'you come to this cell and you're dead', court hears

He threw a battery which broke glass that then injured her eye, though it was accepted he did not do it to injure her.

# court - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Rapist jailed six times for sexual offences remanded in custody over Dart assault

Paul Moore (51) had been on bail awaiting sentencing for the offence which took place on the DART in 2014.

Second man (18) charged with murder of David 'Daithi' Douglas

Douglas was shot dead on a Dublin street last year.

# court - Monday 13 March, 2017

Man found guilty on 92 counts of sexually assaulting and raping his stepdaughter

He was taken into custody and will be sentenced on 15 May.

# court - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping

Minister Denis Naughten is to launch the new project in Galway on Monday

'Polite' man with 431 previous convictions 'must have highest record in Irish criminal history' - judge

Anthony O’Sullivan appeared in Naas District Court this week.

# court - Friday 10 March, 2017

Swiss man accused of abusing 80 boys in Thailand

He is accused of pushing some of the boys into prostitution.

Roy Webster 'broke down and told gardaí he beat woman to death with a hammer', court hears

Roy Webster has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of Anne Shortall.

Man who threatened women with knife and robbed handbags jailed for six years

He told gardaí one victim was in the “wrong place at the wrong time”.

# court - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Man convicted of murdering friend who was bludgeoned to death with a rock

Thomas O’Connor claimed he was acting in self-defence.

Man who made girlfriend read the bible while threatening to cut her throat avoids jail

Andris Andruss (56) dragged his partner of two years back inside their Finglas home after she told him she was leaving him.

# court - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Two men jailed for passing cars in NCT scam

The men were to get €100 between them for their role although no money was ever exchanged.

# court - Monday 6 March, 2017

Man who 'ferociously' beat his ex-girlfriend in front of her kids may get community service

The woman was taken to Tallaght Hospital but had to return the next day as the wait was too long.

Man sentenced to nine years for his part in killing of man over pedigree chihuahua

He was found not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter.

# court - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Man with 160 convictions accused of claiming to be undercover Garda to rob man on Dublin bridge

Kearney’s previous convictions include assault, animal cruelty, robbery, theft, burglary, criminal damage and public order offences.

Woman who told specialist she couldn't move her leg loses €60k claim after being videoed jogging

Lamidi said she had been driving on a provisional licence for the past 17 years.

# court - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Man pleads not guilty to murdering ex-partner and stabbing her brother

Anna Finnegan died at her home in Clonsilla in 2012.

Ger Dundon charged with multiple counts of dangerous driving

The 30-year-old was charged at Limerick District Court with ten separate counts of dangerous driving.

Man wanted on charges of kidnapping his ex-partner surrenders himself to authorities

The man was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant and surrendered to Northern Irish authorities.

# court - Monday 27 February, 2017

Man with six jail sentences for rape and sexual assault released on bail over Dart attack

Paul Moore (51) was due for sentence last week.

Man loses €24,000 unfair dismissal case over last-minute 'blatant lie'

“If Mr Doyle is prepared to perjure himself for a matter of small importance, I have to disregard all of his evidence,” the judge said.

# court - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Convicted: Woman killed former partner and left body in back garden

She was found not guilty of murder. The pair were housemates.

Convicted rapist who assaulted woman on Dart remains on bail

The man is set to be sentenced for sexually assaulting the woman.

Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for shooting dead injured Palestinian

A video of the shooting was shared widely online.

# court - Monday 20 February, 2017

Court told taxi driver was 'lying through his teeth' in car crash injury claim

He said he had been off work after a car accident.

Clare woman secures legal rights over twins that were born through surrogate in India

The judge wished the couple and their two children ‘all the best and happiness’.

'The justice system is a f***ing joke': Parents react as son's killer jailed for five years

Justice Butler was forced to adjourn the hearing when friends and relatives of the dead man reacted angrily to the sentence.

'Only that for the life of my baby' - Family's anger over killer's 3-and-a-half-year sentence

“He will never come back from the ground and she will be out in three years.”

# court - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Dad jailed for 21 days for failing to pay child maintenance for his two kids

He owed almost €6,500 to his estranged partner.

First Dates star avoids jail after pleading guilty to harassing celebrity chef Dylan McGrath

She bombarded the chef with nuisance phone calls and disturbing messages about “demons and souls”.

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