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# court - Today’s News

Man loses case against Irish council's refusal to hold ceremony for Christians killed by IS

The man had claimed the council was discriminating against him on religious grounds by refusing to hold a wreath-laying ceremony.

Leader of British far-right group charged for use of threatening, abusive language and behaviour

US President Donald Trump retweeted a message from Britain First’s deputy leader last month.

Man jailed for nine years for 'reprehensible' sexual abuse of partner's two sons

The offending came to light after the older victim suspected that the man may be abusing his younger brother also.

# court - Yesterday’s News

Ex-PSNI officer jailed for attempting to buy gun, ammunition and silencer on 'dark web'

Allen Kennedy (31) has been ordered to spend 5.5 years in prison and 5.5 years on licence.

# court - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Surgeon pleads guilty to assault after burning his initials into the livers of two patients undergoing transplants

The surgeon used a medical instrument called an argon beam coagulator to burn his initials into their livers.

# court - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Couple battling to keep home discovered they're victims of tracker mortgage scandal 'by accident'

The family were forced to go to the St Vincent de Paul to put food on the table for their children after paying €1,080 a month in mortgage repayments.

# court - Monday 11 December, 2017

Man brings High Court challenge against Irish State over border poll

Raymond McCord is seeking clarity over the State policy on the holding of a border poll.

Sister of assault victim who died still sets his dinner place at Christmas, court hears

Paul Gill had pleaded not guilty to unlawfully killing Patrick Kelly.

# court - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Man charged over collision that killed moped rider

A man in his 30s died in the collision on Friday.

# court - Friday 8 December, 2017

Two Vietnamese men were smuggled into Ireland to work in cannabis growhouses, court hears

Gardaí raided an industrial estate last year where they found 1,469 cannabis plants.

Man due in court this morning over €1.6 million cannabis seizure in Dublin

The drugs were discovered following a raid on a premises in Newcastle, west Dublin.

# court - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'He makes me sick to my stomach': Uncle who repeatedly raped nephew jailed for 11 years

The victim described how his uncle mentally tortured him and rendered his teenage years “a sad blur”.

David Mahon loses appeal against seven year sentence for killing of stepson Dean Fitzpatrick

David Mahon had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Dean Fitzpatrick.

Ex-garda jailed for drink-driving and telling gardaí he would put a cancer curse on them

The judge said he had never heard “such vile utterances out of anyone in custody”.

# court - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Judge threatens parents with jail over Christmas if their children don't have a 100% school attendance rate

The family has been going over and back to the UK resulting in their children having a bad school absenteeism record here.

Three charged with murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta

Caruana Galizia used her blog to expose crime and corruption. She was killed in a car bomb attack in October.

# court - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

A law graduate scalded on a Ryanair flight has been awarded €10,000

The UCD student was awarded the damages two hours before his graduation.

# court - Monday 4 December, 2017

'I was hospitalised twice': Jobstown teen describes stress of being convicted over protest

Jason Lester said the experience hasn’t put him off protesting – and he’s not ruling out a career in politics.

Man due in court this morning over €4 million cannabis seizure in Lucan

Gardaí stopped the truck he was driving on Friday and discovered the drugs.

# court - Friday 1 December, 2017

Retired surgeon guilty of sex attacks on young boys given 20 months in prison

Lawyers for the retired surgeon had previously claimed that imprisoning him would kill him.

71-year-old sentenced to seven years over Belfast robberies that targeted older women

One woman managed to hit him with her walking stick, preventing the theft.

Homeless man sentenced to five years for robbing elderly couple of their holiday money

Gardaí recovered €9,600 but the couple missed their family holiday.

Man to go on trial over alleged harassment of RTÉ's Sharon Ní Bheoláin

The man also faces two other charges for possessing child pornography in texts and images.

Berlusconi ordered to trial over alleged witness tampering in 'bunga bunga' parties case

The former prime minister is accused of making payments to a pianist who played at parties in his house.

# court - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Pensioner says he didn't allow gardaí onto his property as he thought they were 'thugs in hoodies'

The man claimed garda ID was shown but it was at a distance.

# court - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Man goes on trial accused of sexually assaulting woman during massage session

The man has pleaded not guilty.

New York terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov pleads not guilty to fatal bike path attack

He faced a 22-count indictment that includes charges of murder.

# court - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

# court - Monday 27 November, 2017

Man who pleaded guilty to unexplained murder of a stranger sentenced to life

Raymond Walsh was due to go on trial for the murder earlier this month.

Convicted murderer who left open prison has sentence for escaping cut on appeal

Frederick Lee was found living with his daughter.

# court - Friday 24 November, 2017

Employee suspended by National Museum obsessed with tall women with long legs, court told

Dr Andrew Halpin has sued his employer over his formal suspension from his position as Assistant Keeper of Irish Antiquities.

Oscar Pistorius sentence increased to 13 years and five months

The ruling was made today following an appeal by the State.

# court - Thursday 23 November, 2017

'I thought people would judge me, getting in a stranger's car': Alleged victim in Tinder assault case

The woman said she was using Tinder to practice speaking English.

# court - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Teenager appears in court charged over Athlone shooting

A man was injured in the incident last week.

# court - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Man goes on trial accused of sexual assault on woman he met on Tinder

He has pleaded not guilty.

Three legal challenges to Dublin Airport's €320m runway thrown out

The three challenges were made by two residents’ groups and Friends of the Irish Environment.

# court - Monday 20 November, 2017

Man given 13 years for murdering mother-of-four in laundrette where she worked

Marion Millican (58) was taking her lunch break when Frederick McClenaghan (56) murdered her.

# court - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Court told Ennis teen will attempt to physically harm girl he defiled if released from custody

At Ennis Circuit Court, Sergeant John Casey said that he had “grave concerns” that the 19-year old male “poses a personal risk to the safety of the injured party”.

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