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# courts - Today’s News

Taxi driver allegedly sexually assaulted woman when bringing her home from night out

The woman said she feared he would drive away from her house with her in the car.

Garda awarded €25,000 after being rammed by man he previously saved from machete attack

Detective Garda Clifford Singleton sustained long term neck injuries as a result.

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# courts - Yesterday’s News

Gardaí considered other possible causes of death in case of GP accused of killing daughter

Bernadette Scully is accused of the manslaughter of her profoundly disabled daughter by giving her too much sedative.

Convicted killer admits threatening witness in manslaughter case

The judge said it was at the moderate to lower end of the scale of these offences.

Man arrested on explosives charges before visit of Prince Charles jailed for five and a half years

The court previously heard evidence that gardaí found explosive device components in the man’s locker at Maynooth University.

# courts - Monday 5 December, 2016

Man accused of stabbing mother to death was 'unable to refrain from his actions'

Fionn Braidwood is charged with murdering his mother Jane Braidwood on 20 January 2015.

Dublin locals objecting to homeless hostel say there are already 12 nearby

The say the new centre will compound existing problems.

Garda who dislocated shoulder at Dublin Airport awarded €93,000

Garda Donal Donnellan dislocated his right shoulder twice while dealing with people who had entered the country illegally.

# courts - Friday 2 December, 2016

Bernadette Scully manslaughter trial hears her care of disabled child was "nothing short of superb"

The Offaly GP is accused of killing her daughter with anan excessive dose of chloral hydrate.

Man (63) jailed for nine years after stabbing partner when she said she wanted to leave

The Cork man had pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of his partner last year.

# courts - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Garda gets €250k damages after being forced to retire early due to 'vicious' pub assault

Gerard Walsh said he thought he would die in the attack, which happened in 1992.

Denis O'Brien says he and his family received death threats following Dáil disclosure

The billionaire has taken the stand at the High Court this morning.

# courts - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Partner of GP says daughter she is accused of killing was her 'number one priority'

Andrius Kozlovskis told the trial of his horror at finding 11-year-old Emily cold in her bed.

Bomb on Dublin-bound bus during Queen's visit would have caused "complete destruction"

Donal Billings has also been convicted of making false telephone threats.

# courts - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

A Donegal meat plant and abattoir is being "occupied" by its former owner

Liam McGavigan had gone to local media saying he had “retaken possession of the abattoir”

Irish woman waiting to hear about extradition to US is on suicide watch

The mother-of-one is wanted by US authorities in connection with an alleged multi-million euro steroid distribution enterprise.

Man sentenced for sex with teen "took advantage of the girl in quite a squalid manner"

The man, from Mayo, was 19 at the time while the girl was 16. A two-year sentence was imposed on the man today.

Denis O'Brien alleges that TDs prejudiced his case against RTÉ with Dáil speeches

O’Brien’s case against the Dáil Committee on Procedure and Privilege began at the High Court this morning.

# courts - Monday 28 November, 2016

Semtex, detonators and homemade explosives found before Prince Charles visit

A man – described by his counsel as “someone who is capable of deep and rich intellectual and cultural life” – is due to be sentenced next month.

Man released without charge in acid attack on young Limerick woman

The 37-year old was discovered injured in her home on Saturday night and is now in a critical condition.

# courts - Friday 25 November, 2016

Wicklow Way could "disintegrate" if €40k in damages awarded to walker

Some Wicklow Way landowners are allegedly considering withdrawing permission allowing hillwalkers on their lands if the ruling stands.

Law lecturer convicted of possessing child pornography loses latest legal challenge

Julian Myerscough was arrested on 2 October 2015 at a hotel in Dublin on foot of a European arrest warrant.

Three years detention for teen who attacked gardaí after robbing American tourists

US tourists Ryan Dillon was punched and kicked after being robbed while walking in Dublin with his partner and her 82-year-old grandmother.

# courts - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Jury discharged from murder trial after they spot 29 second gap in crucial CCTV evidence

Donal Colgan has pleaded not guilty to murdering David Sheridan.

Romanian man who harassed ex-girlfriend ordered to leave Ireland within 48 hours

The court heard the pair dated for just a few weeks, but Ghimisli became “obsessed” with Belova.

Second teen involved in attack of Dublin boy who was stabbed after 'running for his life 'avoids jail

The victim was assaulted a short time after stepping in to help a friend he saw being attacked.

# courts - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Jurors at Sean FitzPatrick trial told they'll be needed until well into next year

The trial, which has been running since September, has yet to pass the hearing of allegations stage.

# courts - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Son of deceased billionaire businessman kept a loaded gun over his bed

Patrick James Mansfield is accused of having 1,257 rounds of ammunition at his home.

Schoolgirl receives €35,000 after her face was cut at a Leisureplex

The incident occurred during a laser gun game which was part of the girl’s 11th birthday celebrations.

Woman charged over fatal stabbing says she acted in self-defence

Igna Ozolina was charged at a Thurles District Court with assault causing harm.

Man claims prisoners threatened to break his brother's legs if he didn't smuggle drugs

The finding was made when officers searched the man and the drugs fell out of his underwear.

# courts - Monday 21 November, 2016

Ireland's top judge 'surprised' by Shane Ross comments that judiciary will fight change

Judicial appointments has become a hot topic of late.

# courts - Friday 18 November, 2016

Teen jailed after man punched, stabbed and pushed in Dublin canal while walking home

The man was returning from a night out when he was punched in the face, stabbed 21 times and pushed in a canal.

# courts - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Woman who repeatedly threatened to bomb the President avoids jail

The woman made repeated threats to bomb the president over a number of phone calls in April and October 2014.

Student who knocked man unconscious in taxi row to be sentenced next year

The 24-year-old man punched the victim and kicked him in the head when he fell to the ground.

# courts - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Man pleads guilty to repeatedly stabbing partner with boning knife

The woman suffered serious injuries to her neck and abdomen during the attack.

"S**t happens and I lost the head" - Life sentence for murderer who lost arm wrestle with victim

Liam Power said he had drunk about 16 cans of cider and smoked crack cocaine before the murder

# courts - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

24-year-old man given suspended sentence for headbutting fellow patron in Copper Face Jacks

Kelvin Lynch broke Barry Fitzgerald’s nose after coming under the impression he had taken his change.

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