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# courts - Today’s News

Rape victim who was wrongly arrested by police has been given £20,000 compensation

The teenager tried to kill herself after police accused her of lying about the attack.

# courts - Yesterday’s News

Irish citizen will not be extradited to the United States for terrorism related offences

Ali Charaf Damache could have faced up to 45 years if extradited to the United States.

# courts - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Murdered man who chose to live rough in Phoenix Park was suffering from an untreated illness

A 29-year-old homeless man has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Gerard Donnelly.

The Irish Times is suing Times Newspapers over the name of its new website

The Irish Times is going to court to stop a new online news publication called The Times Ireland from using that name.

Alan Shatter has lost his bid to quash aspects of the Guerin report

The former Justice Minister resigned from his cabinet position last May.

# courts - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

It’s ‘not possible or appropriate’ to adjourn all repossession cases

Thomas Byrne hoped the courts might halt all repossession cases in light of the government’s planned reforms.

# courts - Monday 18 May, 2015

Wife stands by husband after he’s jailed for 17 years for rape of his three daughters

The judge said the 50 year old showed no remorse for his “abhorrent and evil” campaign of terror.

Man sentenced for trying to sell heroin to undercover garda

The former chef approached the plainclothes garda and tried to sell him €2k worth of the drug.

# courts - Saturday 16 May, 2015

A 74-year-old Russian man born in a house in Dublin in 1940 wants his Irish birth registered

Sergey Chesnokov says he was born on Henrietta Street.

# courts - Friday 15 May, 2015

Man confesses to murder of homeless man who had €140,000 in bank account

The accused bought headphones, a bicycle and new clothes the day after he killed Gerard Donnelly.

Paedophile principal has sentence for assaulting 11 pupils reduced to 2 years

The judge said he was taking the “significant contribution” the convicted man made to his community into account.

IBRC lawyers: ‘There are no laws to protect the public against boring stories’

Denis O’Brien took an injunction action against RTÉ to prevent a broadcast of an item.

Man fined €150 for causing a dog to suffer a “slow, lingering death”

The dog was found to have died from parvovirus and had not received any veterinary attention.

# courts - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Dad-to-be jailed after taking 2-year-old boy on high-speed garda chase

The convicted man didn’t realise the toddler was in the back seat of the vehicle.

# courts - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Fake journalist threatened to publish man’s picture ‘beside one of Larry Murphy’

The man extorted money from an elderly sex offender.

Teen who hacked just wanted the ‘satisfaction of a successful hacking’

Aleksejs Ivanvos received a suspended jail sentence today for the 2010 hack.

# courts - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Counting the cost: Ian Bailey ordered to pay up to €5 million for legal action

A decision on costs in his failed action against the State will be made today.

Kilkenny man accused of murder dismisses his entire legal team mid-trial

Tadhg Butler has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Michael O’Dwyer.

Denis O’Brien begins injunction case against RTÉ – reporting restrictions imposed on media

The businessman is seeking to prevent the broadcast of a news story in which he features.

Red-haired ‘fanatic’ plotted to murder Prince Charles to make Prince Harry king

Mark Colborne is on trial for a number of terrorism offences.

# courts - Monday 11 May, 2015

Court hears Irish man alleged to be ‘biggest facilitator of child porn in the world’ has Aspergers

The extradition hearing will not begin until June after the court heard of the diagnosis.

Drug smuggler involved in €400m cocaine haul off Cork coast appeals conviction

Christopher Wiggins maintains the boat ‘Dances with Waves’ was not in Irish territorial waters.

Joe O’Reilly cannot have his murder conviction declared a ‘miscarriage of justice’

Rachel O’Reilly’s mother said she is relieved that justice has been upheld.

# courts - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Pensioner jailed for two years for sexually abusing his sister-in-law

The judge said that it was the maximum term she was able to impose.

# courts - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Garda left scarred and with PTSD after being hit by stolen car

The car thief told investigators he was stoned when the incident happened.

# courts - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

7-year-old girl who saw her father shot dead at her Dublin home describes what happened

“I feel a little bit sad and a little happy because my dad is away from the bad boys now,” the girl wrote in her statement which was read out in court.

Mother settles case against HSE over Facebook posts

The woman claimed that foster parents looking after her child put up a number of posts about her on Facebook.

# courts - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Homeless man found dead in Phoenix Park had €140,000 in his bank account

A court has heard that one of the man’s toes had been freshly amputated.

Liam Adams loses appeal against his rape conviction

Three judges in the High Court delivered their ruling this morning.

# courts - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Mathematics scholar made ‘some of the most extreme child pornography images ever seen’

When police searched his home, they found him with his laptop open beside a life-size mannequin of a young boy.

# courts - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Security guard ‘took notion’ to tie up Hodges Figgis manager and rob €22,000

The man pleaded guilty to the crime yesterday.

# courts - Friday 1 May, 2015

Man jailed for 12 years for sexually assaulting and attempting to rape his sister

At the time of the attack, he was serving the suspended portion of a sentence for armed robbery.

Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of gangland boss Eamon Kelly

Sean Connolly was sentenced at the Special Criminal Court today.

# courts - Thursday 30 April, 2015

10 men jailed for life for shooting Malala in the head

The 17-year-old was the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

# courts - Saturday 25 April, 2015

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Consumers ordered to pay €52 million back to banks so far this year

The average amount awarded to banks was €600,000.

Three men tell High Court they should be let out of jail because of the ecstasy loophole

Three men went to court to argue that they shouldn’t be in jail because the drugs weren’t illegal when they were arrested and imprisoned.

# courts - Friday 24 April, 2015

81-year-old former school principal appeals his sentence for abusing primary school girls

A judge said “this is obviously a difficult case” which raised important issues for all involved.

Gail O’Rorke cleared on two charges of assisting the suicide of her friend

The jury were ordered to acquit her due to a lack of evidence.

# courts - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Gail O’Rorke says someone else was with her friend when she took her own life

Gail O’Rorke has named a woman who she says was with her friend when she died.

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