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# courts - Today’s News


# courts - Yesterday’s News

No jail for man who bit off a part of his victim’s ear in GAA assault

James Mooney is to pay €5,000 after the 1 April incident.

# courts - Friday 17 April, 2015

Man who went on trial for allegedly threatening to kill Paul Williams to sue for malicious prosecution

James Walsh was acquitted following two trials of allegedly threatening to kill journalist Paul Williams.

Teen jailed for racist attack on law student who lost sight in one eye

The victim and his friends were called “Pakis” before being attacked.

# courts - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Man jailed for smashing cyclist in the face with U-lock before robbing his bike

He was also found guilty of assaulting a garda and sentenced to five years in prison.

# courts - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Man who raped his 74-year-old aunt dies in prison weeks before his appeal

Christopher Ward subjected his aunt to a four-hour ordeal.

# courts - Monday 13 April, 2015

Woman charged with assisting suicide faces further wait for trial

Gail O’Rorke is the first person in the State to be charged with the offence.

Who foots the bill for the Ian Bailey case? We won’t find out for a month

The taxpayer? Or Bailey himself?

Sean Fitzpatrick’s trial put back to next week

The former Anglo boss is charged on 12 different counts.

# courts - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Roy Keane pleads not guilty over alleged road rage incident

It is claimed Keane confronted a taxi driver.

# courts - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Four due in court after cars packed with cannabis stopped by gardaí

The men – aged between 27 and 58 – were arrested on Thursday.

# courts - Thursday 2 April, 2015

A British paper reacted in a novel way to not being allowed report ‘sensitive’ parts of a terror trial…

…by printing the relevant information anyway and then blanking it out CIA style.

# courts - Monday 30 March, 2015

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# courts - Saturday 28 March, 2015

The Graham Dwyer trial shows why some cases should be held in seclusion

The life and death of Elaine O’Hara and the details of Graham Dwyer’s predilections flowed out of this trial, but details could have withheld until a verdict.

Jury offered professional support after distressing and disturbing Graham Dwyer trial

The seven men and five women heard 45 days of disturbing and gruesome evidence.

# courts - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Graham Dwyer jury finish second day of deliberations

The jury asked to see a number of exhibits today as they resumed deliberations.

# courts - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Jury in Graham Dwyer trial asks for large maps and details of mobile phone contact

The jury will continue its deliberations today.

# courts - Friday 20 March, 2015

‘You will be doing the unpopular thing if you acquit Graham Dwyer’, jury told

The defence admitted that the case would be perfect for an episode of CSI.

# courts - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

The 5 at 5: St Patrick’s Day

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Four men charged over car boot incident told to stay away from Stoneybatter

The incident occurred yesterday on Harold Road in Dublin 7.

Man made pay his ex-girlfriend €9,000 after posting a video of them having sex online

He uploaded the video to two pornographic websites three years ago.

# courts - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Doctor found guilty of dosing ex-wife with Xanax and drowning her in bathtub

The death had initially been treated as a suicide.

# courts - Friday 13 March, 2015

Graham Dwyer trial: “I’ve never come across a case like this during my whole service”

The prosecution has closed its case in the murder trial.

# courts - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Dwyer watched “erotic horror” movie the night before his arrest, court told

The architect told gardaí that he was not an innocent person but was innocent of murder, during questioning following his arrest.

# courts - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Court hears the text messages sent on the day Elaine O’Hara was last seen alive

Evidence was heard on the 35th day of the architect’s murder trial at the Central Criminal Court.

Becky’s laptop, mobile phone and tablet found in murder probe

Six people have been charged as part of the ongoing investigation in Bristol.

No Bunga Bunga! Silvio Berlusconi cleared of sex charges

The ruling comes after he was described as having a ‘dragon’s passion’ for teenage girls.

# courts - Monday 9 March, 2015

“I am your secret killer” – Jury hears of alleged text messages between Graham Dwyer and Elaine O’Hara

Members of the public were cleared from the gallery for a third time today.

Victim calls her rapist uncle ‘a monster’ as he gets 15 years jail time

Joseph Hogan was sentenced in court today as Sonia Stokes waived her right to anonymity.

# courts - Friday 6 March, 2015

Warning given before document, Jenny’s first rape, is read out in Graham Dwyer trial

Warning: Graphic content may upset some readers.

# courts - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Brian O’Donnell denies barricading himself inside Gorse Hill mansion

O’Donnell left the property to represent himself in court.

‘Someone will go to jail’: Judge in Graham Dwyer murder trial warns public about tweeting

‘Someone is going to spend some time in jail for contempt’ the next time it happens.

Graham Dwyer trial: Graphic detail of woman being stabbed and raped found in document

Jurors were warned that what they would hear today would be difficult.

# courts - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Government has paid €4 million to firms linked to Big Tobacco since 2013 Exclusive

James Reilly oversaw a €300,000 contract involving a law firm that had represented the tobacco industry when he was Health Minister.

Witness tells court Graham Dwyer fantasised about stabbing a woman to death during sex

Darci Day gave evidence from America via a video link.

Suspended sentence for man who raped wife’s teenage sister ‘too lenient’

The man raped his teenage sister-in-law while she was babysitting.

Joe O’Reilly’s bid for freedom hinges on evidence book in jury room

O’Reilly was convicted in 2007 of murdering his wife Rachel.

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The Supreme Court is leaving Dublin for the first time ever

It’s the first time the court has left the Four Courts since 1931.

# courts - Monday 2 March, 2015

Jury told Graham Dwyer sent 53 text messages to Elaine O’Hara in one day

The court also heard from the deceased’s friend who recalled a miscarriage.

# courts - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Mother accused of killing her son Hassan Khan cries during court hearing

Hazel Waters’ case was before the District Court today.

‘Irish citizens seen as a hostile party by Islamic resistance groups’, court told

The evidence was given during a case involving TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly.

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