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#Court

# court - Today’s News

Rape conviction quashed over ruling that prevented girl (15) being asked about contraceptive pill

The man was sentenced to eight years imprisonment on 29 July 2016.

# court - Yesterday’s News

Woman has murder conviction quashed as jury weren't allowed to consider if she was provoked

The Court of Appeal said it would quash Farrell’s conviction and order a retrial.

The aggravating and mitigating factors: How the judge in the Drumm case arrived at six years

Judge Karen O’Connor noted that the most significant form of mitigation would have been a result of a guilty plea but that was not available in this case.

Eight people due in court after operation involving 50 gardaí seize drugs and cars in Longford

The arrests were made as part of an operation targetting the supply of controlled drugs.

# court - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Pensioner who sexually assaulted 84-year-old man on rural bus walks free from court

The married father of three pleaded guilty to sexual assault at an unknown location on the N68 route linking Kilrush to Ennis.

# court - Monday 18 June, 2018

Meath man convicted of raping woman he met on dating app

Gardaí arrested Martin Sherlock following a “sting” operation in which officers arranged to meet him as he was selling a phone through Done Deal.

# court - Saturday 16 June, 2018

A long-running feud over Malahide's Christmas Kingdom is destined for the courts

The market’s operator is looking for a six-figure sum from Fingal council over the hastily reorganised event.

# court - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Judge suggests reform of sentences for elderly people as he jails 78-year-old paedophile

Patrick O’Brien pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 15 counts of sexual assault.

Ex-solicitor Michael Lynn granted bail ahead of trial in 2020

Lynn had fled to Brazil.

'I regret my actions that led me here': Conor McGregor's statement at Brooklyn Criminal Court

McGregor was ordered back in court on 26 July.

# court - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Pub customers 'jeered' at man carrying out robbery with imitation gun, court told

The customers were described as “robust” and carried out a citizen’s arrest of the man.

# court - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Man escapes custody ahead of court hearing

It’s understood he escaped in a waiting car.

Retrial of childminder accused of causing harm to 10-month-old baby gets under way

Sandra Higgins has pleaded not guilty.

79-year-old Irish citizen wanted in US over child sex charges calls to be prosecuted in Ireland

The man has brought a High Court challenge requiring the DPP to consider prosecuting him in Ireland rather than in the US.

# court - Monday 11 June, 2018

Judge 'completely agrees' complainants in rape cases should have access to legal advice

Mr Justice Paul Butler made his comments during his sentencing of a 24-year-old Dublin man.

State prosecutor says TD Michael Lowry and his company 'cooked the books'

The State’s case is that the transaction was “done at the behest of Mr Lowry”.

Man jailed for punching, kicking and repeatedly raping woman has conviction overturned on appeal

The three-judge Court of Appeal directed a retrial.

Mother and stepfather on trial in Germany after being charged with selling boy online for sex

The pair also stand accused of rape, aggravated sexual assault of children, forced prostitution and distribution of child pornography.

# court - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Private faces discharge for pointing loaded rifle while 'having a laugh' in barracks

The court heard that he breached ‘every single safeguard that had been put in place’ around lethal weapons.

# court - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Rio Olympics ticketing controversy probe cost the State over €300k

Pat Hickey and other key figures were criticised for not cooperating with Rio ticketing probe.

Taxi driver ordered to pay €17,800 to man despite claims he wasn't present at car crash

The driver had claimed another man was driving the car.

# court - Friday 8 June, 2018

Man accused of murdering Gareth Hutch was recognised in chase after shooting, court told

As a result, Jonathan Keogh’s home was searched.

# court - Thursday 7 June, 2018

'All eyes are on the UK government': Who'll be the first to make moves to change NI's abortion laws?

A Supreme Court decision made today has led to continued calls for a change to Northern Ireland’s abortion laws.

Human rights campaigners lose Supreme Court appeal over Northern Irish abortion laws

However, the judges said that when it comes to fatal foetal abnormality, NI abortion law is not compatible with human rights laws.

# court - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Man who was told he 'must be a drug dealer' by Spar store director awarded €25k in damages

The incident happened in a store in Lucan, Dublin on 31 October 2014.

# court - Friday 1 June, 2018

Hit-and-run driver who killed jogger and set fire to his van jailed for five years

The van driver, Patrick Morgan, later realised he knew the deceased, Karl Robertson, when he saw the death reported online.

13-year-old remanded in custody after appearing in court over murder of Ana Kriegel

Hundreds gathered in west Dublin for Ana’s funeral service yesterday.

Suspended sentence for man who took part in violent hammer attack

Judge Cormac Quinn said it was a serious case of violent disorder and that Jason Hennessy had attacked one of the victims in a “most shocking” manner.

# court - Thursday 31 May, 2018

# court - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Man claims he was wrongly convicted and sentenced twice for same crash

The claim was made before the High Court by lawyers representing Luigi Forte.

# court - Monday 28 May, 2018

Number of High Court challenges brought against housing development beside Dublin park

Number of High Court challenges brought against housing development beside Dublin park

An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for the development of 100 houses and 200 apartments beside St Anne’s Park.

TGI Friday's secures High Court injunction as Dublin branch faces being 'put out of business'

The temporary injunction prevents the landlords from taking possession of the premises at Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre.

Fair City star avoids jail sentence for punching and biting ex-partner

Actor Patrick Fitzpatrick, who played Zumo Bishop on Fair City, pleaded guilty to the assault.

# court - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Five patients found not guilty of crimes by reason of insanity have been discharged from hospital

The offences included two homicides, possession of a firearm and three counts of false imprisonment.

# court - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Two men in their 20s appear in court over attack on Sean Cox

Sean Cox suffered serious head injuries and is still in hospital.

# court - Monday 21 May, 2018

From The42 Irish midfielder Darron Gibson avoids prison over second drink-driving offence Court

Irish midfielder Darron Gibson avoids prison over second drink-driving offence

The Derry native was given a two-year community order and banned from driving for 40 months.

# court - Saturday 19 May, 2018

'An entirely opportunistic claim': Woman fails to recover almost €30,000 seized by gardaí as proceeds of crime

The woman’s nephew, who is allegedly in an organised crime gang, was living in the same house at the time.

# court - Friday 11 May, 2018

Man due in court over attempted armed robbery in Dublin

As a garda car was responding to the call they observed a man close by and arrested him.

Judge criticises 'behaviour and attitude' of both sides of €18 million school land sale

Ms Justice Carmel Stewart said she had “an extremely dim view” of the manner in which both sides have behaved.

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