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# courts - Today’s News

Man jailed over crash that killed his girlfriend has "unduly severe" sentence cut

James O’Donovan pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of Rosana Potts and another woman.

# courts - Yesterday’s News

Alleged Islamic State recruiter has his deportation challenge dismissed

The man had been trying to prevent his deportation to Jordan.

Dublin Bus driver charged with careless driving over death of cyclist

Mary White was cycling along Burlington Road in south Dublin when she was hit by a bus.

Computer fault let man take out €13,600 from an ATM

The court was told that the State had failed to prove the bank existed.

# courts - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Two of our reporters have been honoured for shining light on heartbreak in the courts won at Justice Media Awards for excellence in reporting on mental health issues and on family law.

Man jailed for two and a half years for killing cyclist in hit-and-run

Christopher Coleman’s sentence is in the lower half of the medium band for dangerous driving causing death.

Three people charged after large amount of cash stolen from Athlone shop

Two men and a woman were arrested in Co Offaly.

"I had looked on him as part of my family" - Man convicted for sexually abusing two young boys

The man pleaded guilty to three charges of sexual abuse between January 1991 and May 1991.

# courts - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Woman sues for personal injuries after "boxing machine" falls on her foot at nightclub

Woman sues for personal injuries after "boxing machine" falls on her foot at nightclub

The incident happened at the Club Mission nightclub in Newcastle West.

Man accused of raping wife denies calling Garda 'you f***er' at trial

The 42-year-old accused had earlier pleaded guilty to hitting his wife with a hammer in 2014.

Men jailed in UK for "barbaric" acid attack on woman

The victim was blinded in one eye after she was sprayed with drain cleaner outside a restaurant.

Student smuggled cocaine into Ireland 'to pay for college fees'

Lucas Lima (25) was offered between €1,000 and €3,000 to bring the bag from Spain.

# courts - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Man convicted of killing housemate 'who failed to bring home ribs from the butcher'

Lithuanian Deivydas Zigelis stabbed his flatmate Alexander Karpovs when he returned from the butcher empty-handed.

'Ellie told us she loved us...the next day she was dead' - a grandfather's grief

British father Ben Butler was today found guilty of murdering his six-year-old daughter, 11 months after winning a custody battle.

Boy awarded €40,000 after losing top of his finger in creche toilet door

The top of his finger was left attached to the toilet door.

Garda awarded €17.5k after being “viciously” attacked by prisoner

The prisoner, a drug abuser, has since died.


Love/Hate, Vikings producers accused of diverting funds out of company

Court proceedings seeking damages for breach of contract were heard yesterday.

# courts - Monday 20 June, 2016

Mother avoids jail for harassment, including sending taxis and food deliveries to woman's home

The feud originated following the exchange of ‘very mild banter’ between the two women’s children at school.

Woman who killed grandfather returned to jail after failing to give up drink

Johanna Kelly had been freed from prison following her conviction for manslaughter on condition that she give up alcohol and engage with probation services.

Man who killed parents with an axe committed to Central Mental Hospital

His siblings urged families with similar concerns about the mental health of a family member to seek timely intervention.


One out of every 113 people on the planet is displaced or a refugee

It’s World Refugee Day today. This is the first time the threshold of 60 million has been crossed.

# courts - Friday 17 June, 2016

Man to appear in court over possession of bomb-making equipment

Store Street was closed yesterday morning after the incident.

Court told that husband accused of rape installed location apps on wife's phone

“I’m going to finish this tonight”, the accused is alleged to have said to his wife before hitting her with a hammer.

The pain left behind after a hit-and-run: 'I wake in the mornings to face another day without him'

The Maher family tell their raw story, in their own words.

# courts - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Antique dealer jailed after being caught with 57 books stolen from Carton House

Andrew Shannon was previously jailed for damaging a €10 million Monet painting at the National Gallery.

Driver who killed cyclist after breaking red light was already banned from driving

Eugene Maher died from head injuries hours after being struck by a car driven by Christopher Coleman.

Comedian David McSavage convicted and fined for not paying TV licence arrears

He previously told the court he was against paying due to his grievance with the way RTÉ spends taxpayers’ money.

Dublin man dies before appeal of life sentence for raping and sexually abusing three of his children

The 79-year-old was convicted on 98 counts in 2010.


Man loses €60k injury claim after YouTube video shows him dancing energetically

He had legal costs awarded against him.

Garda harassed female sergeant by sending her card, emails and Facebook request

He had been given numerous warnings from his superiors not to contact her.

# courts - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Hostage situation at Cloverhill may have been attempt to make claim against State

An inmate who held another hostage in a cell was given a three and a half year sentence today.

# courts - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Government to appeal decision to protect Moore Street battlefield site to Supreme Court

The Moore Street site was ruled a “battlefield site” by the High Court in March.

'Singing priest' convicted of sexually abusing a boy after claiming he didn't know him

The abuse is alleged to have taken place in the early 1980s, when the boy was aged between 10 and 13 years.

Boy who cut his arm on hotel bed awarded €18,000

The boy fell against the metal mechanism of a pull-out bed.

Man who had child pornography on his phone asks to be put into garda custody over fears for life

Liam Corr’s mother reported him to gardaí after finding the pornography on his phone.

# courts - Monday 13 June, 2016

Dublin pub facing €38,000 lawsuit for showing Sky Sports without a licence

Sky claims that Molloys pub continued to show sports events without a licence.

# courts - Saturday 11 June, 2016

"It broke me": Native American sues Mormon church over sex abuse claims

The man said he has spent most of his life trying to avoid facing the abuse, which happened in the 1970s.

Student loses €75,000 defamation case over wrong change claim

Solange Bakonsa also claimed that she had been called a liar by the cashier.

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