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# court - Yesterday’s News

Man jailed over crash that killed his girlfriend has "unduly severe" sentence cut

James O’Donovan pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of Rosana Potts and another woman.

# court - Friday 24 June, 2016

Alleged Islamic State recruiter has his deportation challenge dismissed

The man had been trying to prevent his deportation to Jordan.

Dublin Bus driver charged with careless driving over death of cyclist

Mary White was cycling along Burlington Road in south Dublin when she was hit by a bus.

Computer fault let man take out €13,600 from an ATM

The court was told that the State had failed to prove the bank existed.

# court - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Ex-Nama worker accused of leaking confidential information

Paul Pugh will face trial later this year.

# court - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Man accused of raping wife says someone used 'black magic' on their relationship

The 42-year-old accused said he had been “cursed” in his native country.

'Ellie told us she loved us...the next day she was dead' - a grandfather's grief

British father Ben Butler was today found guilty of murdering his six-year-old daughter, 11 months after winning a custody battle.

Love/Hate, Vikings producers accused of diverting funds out of company

Court proceedings seeking damages for breach of contract were heard yesterday.

# court - Monday 20 June, 2016

Woman says she felt "like a chained up animal" during father's abuse

The now 50-year-old man has since been diagnosed as a paedophile by a psychiatrist.

Man who killed parents with an axe committed to Central Mental Hospital

His siblings urged families with similar concerns about the mental health of a family member to seek timely intervention.

Children found with lice and ringworm in a house with no food

The details of this case were released in the latest Child Care Law Reporting Project.

# court - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Meath wholesale butcher fined for falsely declaring beef was Irish in origin

The company was found guilty of six charges.

Man appears in Special Criminal Court charged with possession of explosives

The 52-year-old man was arrested as part of an ongoing operation targeting dissident republican activity.

Passenger in stolen car recorded garda chase on Snapchat, court told

The driver of the Nissan Micra has been sentenced to 18 months, with the final 9 suspended.

Judge criticises State for not charging man with dangerous driving for speeding at 172km/h

The 28-year-old man was disqualified from driving for a year.

# court - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Garda harassed female sergeant by sending her card, emails and Facebook request

He had been given numerous warnings from his superiors not to contact her.

# court - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Man told his wife “I can rape you if I want” before threatening to cut her face open, trial hears

The woman said her husband took up a knife and said he could cut her face open before pushing her upstairs and raping her.

# court - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Boy awarded €20,000 after getting his finger caught in the hinge of a door at creche

The boy’s finger was lacerated in the incident and his nail was also damaged.

# court - Monday 13 June, 2016

Houses, flats, holidays and McGregor tickets: Man up in court for multiple scams on friends

One couple gave him €76,000 for a property but he later admitted to “squandering” the cash on an Audi, a rugby tour and a holiday to New York.

Cavan man who raped his 16-year-old niece jailed for six and a half years

The woman said her uncle had “degraded and crushed” her instead of protecting her.

David Mahon gets seven-year sentence for killing of stepson Dean Fitzpatrick

Dean Fitzpatrick died of stab wounds in May 2013.

# court - Friday 10 June, 2016

Couple who kept son (13) out of school for four years spared jail and fined €1,000

The mother and father have been warned they risk having their children being taken into care.

Wife of convicted 'drug baron' fails in bid to recover share in €53k BMW

The car was set on fire by two men who broke into a garda compound in 2009.

# court - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Man who killed parents with axe found not guilty by reason of insanity

The jury of seven men and five women came back with unanimous verdicts on both counts.

Man gets two year sentence for fracturing ex-girlfriend's nose in assault

Christopher Warburton punched the young woman in the face, causing her nose bone to be exposed and leaving her with a scar.

# court - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Ex-Fianna Fáil TD dodges jail - but judge says he led court on "merry dance"

The former junior minister paid a debt he owed for more than three years – but came in for criticism from the presiding judge.

# court - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Woman who fraudulently claimed €100,000 in sister's benefits caught out by her ringing phone

The court heard that the Dublin pensioner had been collecting the social welfare for 20 years.

# court - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Man charged over four counts of assault causing harm

He was remanded in custody until next Thursday at Cloverhill District Court.

# court - Friday 3 June, 2016

Man jailed for raping his stepsons hundreds of times

“Some people had cereal for breakfast, I seemed to be molested for breakfast.”

# court - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Man charged in connection with Gareth Hutch murder denied bail

A woman has also been charged with failing, without reasonable excuse, to disclose information to the gardaí.

Child awarded €10,000 after choking on plastic allegedly contained in a Cow&Gate baby food

The company made a €10,000 damages settlement offer, without admission of liability.

# court - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Man (29) charged in relation to murder of Gareth Hutch

Gareth Hutch was shot dead at the Avondale House flats in Dublin last week.

Three remanded in custody over "animalistic" nail-gun attack

The court heard that two nails had to be surgically removed from the victim’s feet.

# 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.

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