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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 25 April, 2017


# courts - Today’s News

Man who tied up and raped woman during gaming convention to be sentenced later this year

Keith Hearne (28) told the woman, “I could break your neck here and now, would you prefer that?”

# courts - Yesterday’s News

Teenager stands trial for sexually abusing 14-year-old girl while she was asleep

It is alleged the girl woke up and pushed the teen away in the assault.

Applause from family of teenager Daniel McAnaspie as man is sentenced to 13 years for manslaughter

The 17-year-old’s decomposed body was found in a drainage ditch in County Meath, almost three months after he was stabbed to death.

Man jailed for five years for orally raping partner's son (7)

“He went from being a bright child to struggling with school. He has become anxious and nervous.”

Woman who stabbed former partner to death and hid body in back garden jailed for 6 years

Monika Matracka was found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.

Man's sentence for abusing daughter and other young girls reduced on appeal

The 47-year-old man’s consecutive sentences have been reduced from nine years to seven.

# courts - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Man jailed for setting fire to young mother's car, destroying baby presents

Patrick Coady was sentenced to eight months in prison.

# courts - Friday 21 April, 2017

Boy accused of sexually assaulting seven-year-old girl when he was 14

The boy has not yet indicated how he will plead to the charge.

# courts - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

16-year-old whose 'life is in danger' over suspected drug debt to be placed in secure care

The teen had been unable to explain how he came into possession of quantities of cash, counsel said.

Man was crushed to death beneath forty tonnes of cheese, inquest hears

Robert Ceremuga died after the incident at VP Foods in Finglas, Dublin 11.

# courts - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Man secures injunction against deportation as his first child is about to be born

The man claims his right to human dignity would be breached if he was to be deported so close to the birth of his and his Irish partner’s first child.

Man gets life sentence 30 years after murdering a pensioner and setting her home on fire

John Joseph Malone murdered 69-year-old Ann ‘Nancy’ Smyth in 1987.

# courts - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

UK judge sacked for 'abusive' comments on news articles about his cases

Under a pseudonym, the judge called commenters “donkeys” and “trolls”.

'A very dangerous man has been put away' - family of murdered Anna Finnegan speak of their relief at verdict

Kosovan national Vesel Jahiri was convicted of Anna’s murder at the Central Criminal Court this afternoon.

'What am I convicted for?': Chaotic scenes in court as man found guilty of murdering ex-partner

Vesel Jahiri was brought into court accompanied by prison officers in full riot gear.

Trial of man accused of taking part in €600,000 tiger kidnapping in Drogheda collapses

The jury had deliberated for a total of just over 14 hours since last Thursday following the month long trial.


Man wanted over attempted murder of police officer granted bail after mother puts up €30k

Sean Farrell (32) was arrested in Dublin on 23 March last on foot of a European Arrest Warrant.

# courts - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Former bridal store owner convicted after stealing dress payments from brides-to-be

Shirley Flanagan pleaded guilty to four counts of theft totalling €3,600

# courts - Monday 10 April, 2017

Businesswoman faces criminal charges in relation to Clerys redundancies

Criminal proceedings commenced at Dublin’s District Court today.

Jury told to forget that murder-accused punched barrister in face in front of them

Vesel Jahiri punched prosecuting barrister Patrick Marrinan SC in the face last Friday as the trial was reaching its closing stages.

# courts - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Man sentenced to 12 months for assaulting babysitter in Kildare

The judge praised the teenage victim for her courage.

# courts - Friday 7 April, 2017

US abandons lawsuit to unmask owner of anti-Trump Twitter account

The American Civil Liberties Union said this was a “big victory for free speech and right to dissent”.

Man's careless driving left woman cyclist without ability to speak, walk or hear

The 63-year-old man is due to be sentenced.

Chaotic scenes in Dublin murder trial as accused punches opposing barrister in the face

Vesel Jahiri previously dismissed his legal team and is now representing himself at the trial.

Cavan brothers stole €8,000 while working as charity barmen at Marley Park concert, court hears

The eldest brother, who held a good job at a financial firm in London, fell into the hands of loan sharks while gambling in the UK.

# courts - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Man who viciously attacked two Italian men jailed for three years

The convicted man has 20 previous convictions, including for robbery and theft

Estonian man charged with conspiracy to murder

58-year-old Imre Arakas has been charged with conspiring to murder Dublin man James Gately in Northern Ireland.

'She glassed me in the face for nothing': Ex-partner of John Dundon avoids prison for glass attack

'She glassed me in the face for nothing': Ex-partner of John Dundon avoids prison for glass attack

Judge Keys said that if was not for Killeen’s two children and the effect a prison term would have on them, she would be going to jail.

Xtravision manager who stole €10,000 by tapping into customer's dormant accounts avoids jail

The 27-year-old has since repaid the company in full with the help of a loan from his parents.

# courts - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Teen sentenced after he attacked three women in 'drunken rampage'

All three women said that they suffered psychological distress as a result of the assault.

Man charged with the murder of his 74-year-old neighbour in Kerry

Michael Ferris of Ballyduff appeared before Tralee District Court this morning.

'We are absolutely disgusted by the justice system in Ireland' - Family of tragic car crash victim

Kevin McCarthy has been jailed for the manner of his driving in a crash that killed his friend Thomas Carroll.

Man to appear in court charged with death of elderly Kerry farmer

The man was killed when his car was struck by a teleporter.


Judge dismisses Go Safe speeding cases, calling them a 'charade' and 'embarrassing'

“I am not going to waste the court’s time with these cases,” Judge Patrick Durcan said in Killaloe yesterday.

'How did this happen?': Court hands Bank of Ireland almost 8 acres of land it has no right to Exclusive

The Master of the High Court noted the mistake as he received the mortgage papers of a Kerry father-of-five.

# courts - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Married couple jailed for sexual abuse of vulnerable woman who they kept prisoner for 8 years

The Bakers kept their victim in a cold room with no door handle in their Craigavon home.

Meath man who sexually abused his fiancee's three young daughters jailed for 10 years

The girls’ mother stood by her partner and destroyed evidence after one daughter confided that she had been raped by the man.

Tracker mortgage scandal: Widower charged wrong interest rate may now lose family home Exclusive

The bank secured a possession order on Raymond Flavin’s Kerry home – then admitted to overcharging him for ‘a period of time’.

# courts - Monday 3 April, 2017

Ordinary people - and not judges - should police our politicians' powerful privilege

For our parliament to work, there must be freedom for representatives to speak without fear of legal consequences, writes David Kenny.

Man sentenced to life in prison over murder of 17-year-old Daniel McAnaspie

Another man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter has had his sentencing adjourned.

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