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#Courts

# courts - Yesterday’s News

'I will never live a normal life' - Man jailed for raping step-daughter over seven-year period

The man does not accept the guilty verdicts of the jury.

'Legally blind' Bill Cosby arrives for jury selection in sex assault trial

Cosby is accused of plying Andrea Constand with pills and wine and then assaulting her at his home in 2004.

'Take sanctuary in the church': Jobstown defendant was making a 'suggestion' to gardaí, trial told

A garda told the court she overheard Councillor Michael Murphy saying, “Will we give her sanctuary in the church or will we keep her in the church?”

Retired priest has conviction for indecently assaulting schoolboy quashed

He had acknowledged during the course of the present trial that he had indecently assaulted ten boys at the school but adamantly denied assaulting the complainant.

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Eric Locke found guilty of the murder of Sonia Blount

A jury took an hour and 33 minutes to deliver the verdict.

Man who abused his nephew jailed for six-and-a-half years

The accused man was acquitted of eight further counts of indecent assault of the boy.

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# courts - Friday 19 May, 2017

Superintendent denies being 'part of conspiracy to pervert course of justice', trial hears

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six other men are charged with falsely imprisoning Joan Burton and her advisor.

Prosecution says man who killed his ex 'well knew' what he was doing was wrong

Eric Locke is charged with murdering mother-of-one Sonia Blount in a room at the Plaza Hotel.

Hotel security guard sacked for showing guest CCTV footage of her engaging in sexual act

The man unsuccessfully sued for unfair dismissal.

Woman (72) awarded €25,000 in damages after sunroof blew off daughter's car

The sunroof blew off the car when it was being driven at about 90km/hour on the M1.

'He was calculated' - Man who raped ex-partner jailed for 10 years

She described how he moved to an apartment and then got a new job around the corner from her when she changed jobs.

# courts - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Eric Locke motivated by 'retribution and revenge' in killing of ex-girlfriend in hotel room, court told

The 35-year-old admits killing Sonia Blount but denies murder..

Garda thought she was going to be 'crushed' at water charges protest, court hears

Marion Power said there was “constant abuse and horrendous language the whole time”.

# courts - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Gardaí ordered to leave water charges protest because some were armed, trial told

“You were being pushed around. You couldn’t stand still. I was being punched continually.”

Man accused of murdering ex-girlfriend 'had a problem with change', court hears

Eric Locke used used the fake Facebook profile to meet the woman.

# courts - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Paul Murphy's lawyer accuses garda of lying 'in a disreputable fashion'

Garda Gavin Cooke has denied the claim.

Motorist who claimed 'clone' of her car made 300 M50 journeys fined €7,000

The court heard about 800 letters were sent to her in relation to the unpaid tolls but she claimed she did not get them.

'Element of planning' in how Eric Locke got into ex-girlfriend's hotel room

A court has heard that Locke brought a pellet gun, a Stanley knife and cable ties to frighten Sonia Blount.

# courts - Monday 15 May, 2017

Jury told Jobstown protesters shouted at Paul Murphy to 'mind his own business'

Garda Inspector Derek Maguire was giving evidence in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today.

Murder accused 'intended tying ex-girlfriend to chair and make her listen to his suffering', court hears

Eric Locke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Sonia Blount on 16 February 2014, but admits causing her death.

Another appeals court begins review of Trump's travel ban

Questions have been asked whether the law is a ban on Muslims – which Trump promised during his election campaign.

# courts - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Irish footballer charged in relation to €240,000 cannabis seizure

Robert Bayly has played for Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians, Monaghan United, Longford Town, Drogheda United, Bluebell United, Waterford FC and Shelbourne.

# courts - Friday 12 May, 2017

'I remember thinking I was free, that he couldn't hurt me anymore. How wrong I was'

A woman whose ex-partner has been found guilty of rape gave a strong victim impact statement today.

D4 locals launch bid to block €50 million Denis O'Brien-backed apartment block

O’Brien’s company Purleigh plans to build a 90-unit development in Donnybrook.

'I just wanted to frighten her': Murder accused stared at ex in work and sent her a 'suicide text'

Eric Locke said he had just wanted to talk after Sonia Blount stopped all contact with him.

Dublin man who smuggled IRA message out of Portlaoise Prison convicted IRA

Dublin man who smuggled IRA message out of Portlaoise Prison convicted

Brian Kenna was stopped by the detectives in the prison’s car park.

# courts - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Man considered 'significant threat to women' has sentence cut on appeal

Adam Heneghan (23) had his sentence for five counts of exploitation of a child cut in court today.

Murder accused said ex-girlfriend was 'ripping him off' and tried to hack her Facebook page

A friend testified that Sonia Blount said Eric Locke was a “whackjob”.

Jobstown defendant said Joan Burton could 'take sanctuary in church'

Seven men are accused of falsely imprisoning the former Tánaiste during a water charges protest in 2014.

'An evil person': Longford man who sexually abused four nieces jailed for 13 years

The first victim was abused around the time of her first holy communion.

# courts - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'I was only trying to defend myself': Man appears in court over Swords nightclub killing

Christopher Fitzgerald died after sustaining injuries during an incident at the Wright Venue in Swords at the weekend.

Ex-boyfriend 'pleaded for another chance' before strangling woman in hotel room

The court evidence from a taxi driver who picked up Locke shortly after the death of Sonia Blount.

'You're not welcome in Jobstown': Inspector tells court he feared for Joan Burton's safety

A garda inspector told the trial today that he was concerned for Joan Burton’s safety.

# courts - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Suspected killer of engaged Boston doctors is charged while lying in his hospital bed Long Arm Of The Law This post contains videos

Suspected killer of engaged Boston doctors is charged while lying in his hospital bed

Bampumim Teixeira was shot by police in the luxury apartment where the doctors were killed.

# courts - Monday 8 May, 2017

Woman who claimed over €100k in welfare fraud 'used it to pay off son's drug debt'

Carol Clarke claimed welfare payments under her sister’s name for 17 years.

Man who sexually assaulted six-year-old niece as a teenager gets suspended sentence

In an impact statement, the victim said her entire life and personality was shaped by the abuse.

'Will we let her go or hold onto her for the night?': Jobstown trial hears evidence from gardaí

“The protesters called us rats,” one garda told the trial today.

Dublin woman pleads guilty to manslaughter of her two-year-old son

Hazel Waters has pleaded guilty to manslaughter, but not guilty to murder.

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