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# court - Thursday 9 November, 2017

French woman fakes her own kidnapping to hide affair from boyfriend

25-year-old Sandy Gaillard came up with the ruse last July.

Man sues HSE after wife dies day after being discharged from hospital following overdose

Angelo Cloonan is seeking a damages claim from the HSE.

Teenager killed in crash wasn't wearing seatbelt because she dropped her phone, court told

The driver of the car, an older friend, was a learner driver and unaccompanied.

Man caught with bullets in a sock told gardaí he was sweating because he was masturbating

The man received a five-year suspended sentence.

Man violently attacked home of ex-girlfriend because he couldn't deal with breakup, court hears

Derek Shevlin had a imitation gun when he went to his ex-girlfriend’s family home

# court - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

UK Lotto millionaire accused of child sex offences has 44 extra charges brought against him

The offences offences include rape, sexual assault and child pornography charges.

Garda fear 'loss of life' as gangland feud 'erupts' on south side of Limerick, court told

Gardaí outlined their concerns during bail hearings for two men charged in connection with the shooting of a man.

# court - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Lawyer for TV fitness instructor found guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend calls her statement 'outlandish'

Mother-of-two Emma Murphy had already told a court she was punched in the face in front of their children when she confronted Usanga about cheating.

Man to be sentenced for defiling teenage girl after Wesley disco

The man has pleaded guilty.

Man due in court charged in connection with Philip Finnegan murder

The 24-year-old’s body was found in Rahin Woods in September last year.

# court - Monday 6 November, 2017

'Any loud noise sends shivers down our spines': Family says life has changed since gunpoint robbery

The gang was armed with a sawn-off shotgun, a sledge hammer, and a baseball bat, Limerick Circuit Court heard.

A partnership linked to broadcaster Gay Byrne is being sued for €1.2 million

The case relates to a loan acquired by a fund from the Bank of Scotland.

Dad found guilty of murdering adopted baby in Cardiff Verdict This post contains videos

Dad found guilty of murdering adopted baby in Cardiff

Matthew Scully-Hicks had only formally adopted 18-month-old Elsie two weeks before killing her.

# court - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Irishman accused gardaí of obtaining evidence illegally at European Court of Human Rights

The court said the conduct of the gardaí had not crossed the line to become entrapment or incitement to commit an offence.

# court - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Prolific DoneDeal scam artist caught in 'sting' is jailed for five years

He used the site to sell stolen livestock trailers.

# court - Friday 3 November, 2017

Four men jailed over sexual exploitation of young girls in Newcastle

They were found guilty of 22 separate offences.

Fugitive murderer who escaped from Derry prison is arrested in Dublin, then released

Stephen Henry failed to return to Magilligan Prison in Northern Ireland earlier this week.

Getaway driver sentenced after two off-duty gardaí caught him during a service station robbery

Robert Patchell has been given a three-year suspended sentence.

Mother and son awarded €20,000 after 'explosion of raw sewage' in bathroom

Patricia Powell and her son were awarded the damages against Fingal County Council and Irish Water.

Rapist and child abductor has 15 year prison sentence increased after appeal

Michael Murray’s sentence has been increased following an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Dublin star Connolly 'acted despicably' in civil case over assault, court told

Connolly pleaded guilty to the assault.

# court - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Two men sentenced to life imprisonment in India after raping 10-year-old who gave birth

The girl, who cannot be named, gave birth in August after a court reject her family’s plea for an abortion.

Man jailed for causing €1.25 million damage to apartment complex after setting it alight

John McGovern set fire to the complex after a “vicious attack” on his girlfriend.

Ennis teen needed 100 stitches after being attacked with blades and carpet knife

The teen’s pregnant sister was also attacked by the two men.

Former surgeon Michael Shine convicted of indecently assaulting teenage patients

The jury of four men and eight women returned majority guilty verdicts today.

Judge turns down €25,000 settlement to boy who lacerated eyebrow at crèche as inadequate

The court heard the boy had to stand on an unsteady stool to wash his hands in the bathroom when he was two years old.

# court - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Michael Shine acquitted of indecently assaulting three teenage patients

The jury will continue deliberating on three further counts tomorrow.

# court - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Trial of former senior Anglo banker Tiarnan O'Mahoney collapses

Judge Martin Nolan told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court that he intends to direct the jury tomorrow to acquit Tiarnan O’Mahoney.

IRA member becomes only the second person ever convicted of directing terrorism in Ireland

Two men discussed an operation involving explosives in the run-up to the State visit of Prince Charles two years ago.

# court - Monday 30 October, 2017

Three men due in court over Limerick assault

A man in his 30s was brought to hospital with apparent stab wounds.

# court - Friday 27 October, 2017

Italian handed 24 years in jail for infecting 30 women with HIV

The male companions of three of the women were also infected, as was the baby of a fourth.

Retired surgeon claims he 'has no memory' of treating those who accused him of indecent assault

Retired surgeon Michael Shine (85) denies eight charges of indecently assaulting teenage boys.

Limerick biker given life sentence for murder of man in rival motorbike gang

The dead man’s family said the deceased is a “hero” who will never be forgotten.

Garda Detective Eve Doherty guilty of harassing State solicitor to be placed in custody on Monday

The judge set a sentence date of 19 January 2018.

# court - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Woman who bought knife and life-like dummy for husband found guilty of terrorism in England

The dummy was found in their home with slash marks all over it.

Jackie Lavin case against Bill Cullen over alleged €1m house purchase deal resolved

Lavin claimed she had suffered loss and damage as a result of being deprived of the opportunity to buy the house.

High Court action by ESB worker fired after being considered 'risk to national infrastructure' resolved

Graham Light said he was shocked and upset after he was fired from his role.

# court - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Cavan General Hospital apologises to Monaghan couple who lost their baby in 2009

The couple say their baby could have survived if his foetal heartbeat was properly monitored and recorded.

'The higher the profile and success of a member of society, the greater the fall'

Former sports journalist Tom Humphries has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for grooming and sexually abusing a teenage girl.

# court - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

French judges to rule on whether family can call their child "Jihad"

More than 200 people have been killed in a string of attacks in France in the past few years claimed by self-described jihadists.

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