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#Courts

# courts - Yesterday’s News

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# courts - Monday 14 August, 2017

High Court throws out case of homeless mother who was sleeping in a tent outside council building

The woman had argued the council had failed to provide her with emergency housing, but the local authority said it doesn’t have the necessary resources.

Two men charged with conspiracy to murder Dublin man

One listed a €4,000 Rolex watch and a €14,000 car as assets in his application for free legal aid.

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# courts - Friday 11 August, 2017

Court rejects government order that would have compelled school to enroll student

A departmental committee decided that the boy should be given a place – but that has been overruled twice now.

Delivery giant DHL must pay over €70,000 to an accident-prone driver it sacked

The court said his dismissal was “disproportionate and unwarranted”.

# courts - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Jason Corbett's son: 'Molly will always be remembered as a murderer'

Jack Corbett, aged 13, said Molly Corbett had deprived him and his younger sister of an adoring father.

Guilty: Molly Corbett and Thomas Martens handed 20 to 25 year prison sentences

The jury returned its verdicts this afternoon after beginning deliberations yesterday.

# courts - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Court finds in favour of Dublin clinic that was denied blessing for 'breast surgery masterclass'

The one-day event would have featured live surgery demonstrations.

The use of suspended sentences by Irish courts is up for debate

The Law Reform Commission is seeking views on their use.

# courts - Thursday 3 August, 2017

No extra jail time for inmate who attacked Cloverhill governor

His solicitor said he had been “subject to a difficult stressful regime”.

# courts - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Blood spatter expert believes Jason Corbett's head hit wall, court hears

Earlier, the trial heard that Corbett’s father-in-law said he hated him.

Jealousy, whistleblowing and 18 months of letters: How a garda was found guilty of harassment

Eve Doherty was found guilty of the harassment of Liz Howlin, a State solicitor, yesterday.

# courts - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Garda Detective Eve Doherty found guilty of harassing a State solicitor

The jury returned a not guilty verdict on two other counts.

82-year-old man jailed for abusing girl has 18-month sentence cut on appeal

The Wicklow man was originally handed a two-year sentence with the final six months suspended.

# courts - Monday 31 July, 2017

Officer took photo showing strands of blonde hair intertwined in Jason Corbett's hand, trial hears

An officer has testified that he saw blonde hair in Jason Corbett’s hand.

Woman (39) to go on trial accused of murder of Gareth Hutch

He was shot dead outside his home in Dublin.

Limerick biker found guilty of murdering member of rival motorcycle club

He had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Andrew ‘AOD’ O’Donoghue in 2015.

Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee

The woman’s case has been highlighted by Flac today as it calls for this fee to be waived for victims of domestic abuse.

# courts - Friday 28 July, 2017

Jobstown judge warns social and mainstream media about commenting on trial

Defence lawyers mentioned “outrageous” comments by radio host Paul Williams.

Businesswoman to go on trial over handling of Clerys redundancies

460 people lost jobs, 130 of whom were directly employed by Clerys.

Man charged over alleged hit-and-run that killed 13-year-old boy

Lee Henry was struck by a car on a road in Coolock last October, and later died in hospital.

'She kept tugging at her neck, I asked her to stop' - Trial hears Molly Corbett showed no signs of injury

Several witnesses have testified that they saw no injuries on Molly Martens Corbett the night her husband Jason was killed in 2015.

Man who collected welfare and fathered child after escaping from open prison to be returned to prison

Gardaí did not enter the details of the escape on the Pulse system.

# courts - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Sinead O'Connor is being sued by her former manager for alleged breach of contract

Fachtna O’Ceallaigh is seeking upwards of €500,000 damages.

Supreme Court blocks State from deporting Algerian man linked to terrorism

The judge said it was not clear why the Minister for Justice concluded that the man was not at risk of being tortured if deported.

Dublin man charged over last night's stand-off at St Agnes' Church

The 51-year-old man said he would stay away from all church properties and their grounds in compliance with his bail conditions.

79-year-old woman who fractured spine in hospital awarded €59,000 in damages

Margaret Fitzpatrick had sued Dublin’s Mater Misericordiae Hospital following the incident in April 2015.

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Ireland to extradite former teacher to the UK over alleged indecent assault in school staff room

The offence allegedly took place almost 40 years ago against a ten-year-old student.

# courts - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Judge wants mediation for residents who claim their houses were damaged by children's hospital works

They are seeking orders including an injunction preventing works being done.

Ireland has appointed a new top judge

Mr Justice Frank Clarke will take over from the retiring Chief Justice Susan Denham next month.

Singer Tommy Fleming awarded €150k in damages from Irish TV for airing one of his DVDs

Fleming said he “suffered a serious setback to his entertainment career” after the show was aired.

Sharp increase in personal injury suits with almost 22,000 filed last year

The biggest award given in the courts last year was €9 million.

# courts - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Remaining Jobstown accused could have bail changed to stop them commenting about trial online

A judge said this was for the good of everyone involved in the trial.

Man injured loading horse onto lorry for trainer Margaret Mullins awarded €92,000

James Foley claims he sustained injuries after a horse he placed into a lorry became spooked causing him to fall.

Garda appears in court accused of assaulting RTÉ cameraman during Pegida protest

The district court has heard the man had attended hospital and suffered bruising to his groin.

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Man who carried out 'savage and brutal beating' of 89-year-old woman in her home sentenced to jail

They ransacked the house, took jewellery and cash, and viciously assaulted their 89-year-old victim.

Man given life sentence for the murder of two elderly brothers in Mayo

The jury deliberated for 1 hour and 42 minutes on the verdict.

Chief Justice says courts may need to restrict social media use during trials

Susan Denham said there are issues to address in order to protect the right to a fair trial in this era of social media.

# courts - Monday 24 July, 2017

Man who set fire to apartment block was 'out of his mind' on drink and drugs

John McGovern (25) set fire to the Station Hill apartment complex at Clongriffin, Dublin last November, a court heard.

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