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#Courts

# courts - Yesterday’s News

Man who shot dead neighbour found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity

James Redmond killed Mary Dargan and shot her daughter Karina Dargan.

Attacker who repeatedly stabbed his girlfriend in the face with a Stanley blade is jailed

Constantin Zahira was jailed for nine years with two and a half years suspended.

Man in court in connection with murder of Sinn Féin man turned MI5 agent

74-year-old Patrick Gillespie has been charged with withholding information regarding the involvement of another person in the killing.

Woman who drove friend off pier found guilty of murder

Marta Herda had been accused of murdering colleague Csaba Orsos in 2013.

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DPP prevents media from reporting on a childcare case for the first time

An application by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for an extension to an order prohibiting reporting was granted yesterday.

'Violent, evil' Limerick man sentenced to five years for robbing tourist at knifepoint on St Patrick's Day

The man has a previous conviction for role in the shooting of a man in 2006.

# courts - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Irish business partners resolve dispute over Iron Throne replica

It was bought from a seller in Canada for €15,000.

Former Sinn Féin councillor and father charged with falsely imprisoning, assaulting and threatening to kill man

Each of the three charges against Jonathan Dowdall (39) and Patrick Dowdall (59) are alleged to have taken place in Dublin in January 2015.

Man sentenced to five years in jail for harassing a garda on the internet

The judge said he was imposing the sentence “to send out a message to any other that thinks of spreading information that is grossly defamatory”.

# courts - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Boy at centre of sexual abuse case believes his mother didn't do anything wrong

The 12-year-old said he blames his father, who was convicted of nine counts of raping him when he was six and seven.

Man who raped nephew's wife as she slept beside her husband and child is jailed

The man was sentenced to eight years with one suspended.

Young girl awarded €40k for fall in a Dublin creche

The girl was two at the time of the incident, which left a permanent visible scar.

Irish legal firm makes breakthrough in push for VW emissions compensation

The company is currently paying out a €13.9 billion settlement to customers in the United States.

# courts - Monday 25 July, 2016

Six mortgage holders win compensation of up to €25k from PTSB

Permanent TSB admitted last year that it wrongly moved customers on tracker loans to more expensive mortgages.

Man who raped 73-year-old woman twice jailed for 13 years

Afterwards he said “you enjoyed that didn’t you?”

Woman loses €60k damages claim over broken finger and lost nail

The law student was suing a shop in Dublin after her hand got caught in its door.

Man jailed for 10 years for threatening, assaulting and raping his wife

The 42-year-old is only the third person to be convicted for marital rape since rape within a marriage was made illegal in 1990.

# courts - Friday 22 July, 2016

Joe O'Reilly granted legal aid to pursue Supreme Court appeal

In July 2007, he was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife Rachel.

Nice massacre was planned for months with accomplices

One accomplice filmed the scene the day after the event.

Fifteen-year-old to face trial in adult court after man stabbed 20 times with a screwdriver

The youth appeared before the Children’s Court charged with assault at the Royal Canal in Dublin.

# courts - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Teen jailed after LC student was left with broken jaw when he was robbed for €1

The attackers shouted “give the lad a stab” during the assault.

Boy who went on crime spree avoids jail because he doesn't turn 18 until tomorrow

The boy avoided jail by “a hair’s breadth”, the judge said.

Man who launched "vicious" knife attack on former partner jailed for 14 years

Denis Leahy of Queen Street, Dublin 7 was charged with attempting to murder Rose Kenny.

Man sentenced to two years for slashing ex-girlfriend's brother with a kitchen knife

Christopher Byrne (29) of Coolock, Dublin was acting under a “cloud of anger” when he left the teenager in a pool of blood.

# courts - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Father of three caught hiding heroin-filled football given four years

Paul Dempsey had developed a gambling addiction and relapsed into heroin use shortly before being caught with the drugs.

Woman avoids criminal charge after sending 'vile' Christmas card to 11-year-old girl

A court heard that the girl opened the card in the upstairs of her home, and came down the stairs screaming to her mother.

"Chilling" messages from Spain for great-grandfather during garda questioning

The 62-year-old from Cabra West in Dublin pleaded guilty to possession of 1kg of cocaine in Finglas.

# courts - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Inter-county player stole €28,000 from her boss for online shopping

Dinah Loughlin has since repaid the money.

Banking account of Paul Kelly unfrozen to allow him claim social welfare

A second savings account remains frozen until the Kellys can prove the funds contained therein are theirs and not Console’s.

Carer stole €41,000 from elderly neighbour to spend it on home improvements, clothes and holidays

Laura Pennick pleaded guilty in court yesterday.

# courts - Monday 18 July, 2016

Woman raped by husband: "There was nothing I could do to stop him"

A woman who was raped by her husband has delivered a powerful victim impact statement.

18-year-old to be charged in connection with fatal stabbing over the weekend

A man died after receiving stab wounds on Saturday.

# courts - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Drunk driver jailed for two years for crashing into taxi on way home from Christmas party

The Straffan man pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm.

# courts - Friday 15 July, 2016

Brothers acquitted of assaulting elderly woman who believed they were involved in her son's killing

Paul and Stephen Smith had claimed that their brother Andrew was solely responsible for the assault.

# courts - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Maximum award of €60,000 given to 88-year-old woman 'trollied' in Dunnes

Christina O’Reilly was hit in the back while shopping with her daughter two years ago.

Console staff to be made redundant as Pieta House takes over services

All charity services will be transferred with immediate effect.

Man who made posts online found guilty of harassing Garda sergeant

Sean Carraher was found guilty of posting about 50 messages on two websites.

Court hears Angela Kerins was asked "an illegal set of questions"

The former CEO of Rehab’s damages action against the Public Accounts Committee continued this morning at the High Court.

Mother who put her children in Tesco trolley which toppled loses €60,000 damages claim

The trolley toppled as the woman left Tesco.

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