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# courts - Today’s News

Dave Mahon to be sentenced for manslaughter of his stepson

Dean Fitzpatrick died from stab wounds in 2013.

# courts - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Court hears of homeless drug addict turning his life around while in prison

A judge ruled that he should not spend any more time in jail for office burglaries.

Man who beat his mother to death found not guilty by reason of insanity

Bijan Afshar had pleaded not guilty.

Prisoner refused compassionate bail to go to his son's First Communion

The young man has 101 previous convictions but says he is now drug-free and won’t abuse trust.

# courts - Friday 27 May, 2016

Court battle over examinership of one of Ireland's top golf courses

The appointment of an examiner to Druids Glen has been opposed.

South Dublin schoolboy pleads guilty to fracturing teen's skull with a hammer

The two boys met in Blackrock to settle an argument over a €50 debt for cannabis.

# courts - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Family ordered to leave vacant council house they moved into without permission

The family moved into the house some weeks ago and changed the locks.

# courts - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Dublin teenager stabbed homeless man in chest and head

The teenager was sentenced to five-and-a-half years’ imprisonment, with the final 18 months suspended.

Man sentenced for punching pregnant partner in the face

He will spend almost two years in prison.

'I can't stop screaming inside': 74-year-old woman says rape left her waiting for death

“How can he behave with such brutality?” she asked in court. “A woman three times his age.”

Man pleads not guilty by insanity to murdering mother with mug

The trial of Bijan Afshar is expected to last three days.

Patrick Hutch Junior could face Special Criminal Court trial over Regency killing

David Byrne was shot dead at the Regency Hotel in Dublin in February. Hutch has been charged with his murder.

Teenage boy charged with sexual assault of young girl in Dublin's Temple Bar

The 16-year-old was granted bail and will face the Children’s Court in June.

# courts - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Man wanted over murder charges in Germany arrested in Galway

Vyauntas Dunauskis, originally from Lithuania, has been living in Ireland for a number of years.

"At the moment, court is a very frightening place for a child" - young victims in Ireland's legal system

A case of severe child abuse that recently passed through the courts showed some of the provisions in place to help protect minors.

# courts - Monday 23 May, 2016

Mother found guilty of child cruelty for allowing her son to be locked in a box

Her husband was convicted last week on nine counts of rape.

Young child taken from grandparents and put into foster care because of their age Exclusive

“He is our pride and joy” – couple in their 60s devastated by Tusla decision.

# courts - Friday 20 May, 2016

Company at centre of Clerys closure launches High Court challenge against investigators

The investigators entered the premises of D2 Private Ltd yesterday and seized a laptop and some records.

Waterford father found guilty of rape of his son

The boy’s mother was acquitted of having sex with him.

Student with dyslexia brings fresh High Court appeal to secure help for Leaving Cert exams

His previous application for a reader was refused before the supporting evidence was submitted.

Bank manager suspended over management of parents' bank account

The woman received a temporary injunction halting a disciplinary process against her.

Belgian woman jailed for seven years for freezing newborn baby

The woman, who lives in France, recieved a reduced sentence because she suffered a temporary loss of judgment.

# courts - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Clare man charged with uploading photos of local teenage girls to porn site

The alleged offences took place during a period when he was aged 19 and 20.

# courts - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Man allegedly caught going to the toilet in a bush loses High Court case

It is claimed a Garda witnessed the incident.

Man (29) charged over shooting of Ciara Sheehan in Cork

The 21-year-old is in a stable condition in hospital after being shot last Sunday.

# courts - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Judge orders the arrest of ex-Fianna Fáil TD Ivor Callely

The 56-year-old Dubliner failed to show up for a court hearing today.

After 40 years, one of Tipperary's big employers is going into liquidation

More than 130 jobs are in jeopardy.

# courts - Monday 16 May, 2016

Student with dyslexia takes High Court action to get Leaving Cert assistance

The 18-year-old student from Cork has been refused access to a reader for next month’s State exams.

# courts - Friday 13 May, 2016

One of the country's top golf courses, Druids Glen, has gone into examinership

Druids Glen says despite the court proceedings it will be a case of “business as usual” at the course.

Dublin couple face garda probe after their son misses school for four years

They’ve claimed he’s been too ill to attend but have not provided Tusla with proof.

Court upholds the deportation of Nigerian woman who went into hiding for five years

The woman and her child cannot be identified for legal reasons.

Woman told man in wheelchair she'd tie his laces - then punched and robbed him

She took his wallet, a court was told.

# courts - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Garda stabbed while making an arrest awarded €1.1 million in damages

It is believed to be a record award.

19 accused in Jobstown trial to have separate trials

They had previously asked that they go on trial together. The trials will most likely be broken up into blocks.

Two elderly water charge protesters remanded in custody

Sean Doyle and Eamonn McGrath took part in a protest in Kilcoole on Monday.

# courts - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Lookout man found guilty of manslaughter over killing of dad-of-eight

Ross Allen, of Carrickmines, was found not guilty of murder.

Man who walked along the M50 before hijacking a car and attacking gardaí jailed

He said he wanted to take a car to see what it felt like to be rich.

Man arrested and charged with attacking Afghan family in South Dublin

John Connors, 21, is alleged to have taken part in an assault on two Afghan brothers and their nephew in Ballinteer last Thursday night.

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