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Dublin: 9 °C Monday 24 October, 2016


# courts - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Former employees accused of stealing over €90,000 from Ulster Bank accounts

The men, both 29 years old, are facing separate charges of robbery.

# courts - Friday 21 October, 2016

Unaccompanied learner driver sentenced to nine months for hitting and killing teenager while speeding

Gareth Jones hit 16-year-old Paul McCormack while driving a Toyota Avensis unaccompanied in Finglas, Dublin, in June 2015.

Claims of extortion bid by businessman 'untrue and outrageous', he says

Case settled between marketing services company Madcalm and shareholder.

Teenager found guilty of false imprisonment of Joan Burton during water charges protest

He was 15 at the time of the incident at Jobstown.

# courts - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Man who suffered "unfathomable tragedy" avoids jail following cocaine sting

Noel Fitzgerald was detained by gardaí with €30,000 worth of cocaine cutting agent benzocaine in his possession.

Prisoner allegedly stabbed over argument about switching TV channels

Brian Veale has pleaded not guilty to murdering Graham Johnson at Cork Prison.

Lounge boy lost two front teeth after being glassed in a nightclub

Silviu Voivod (31) of Little Pace, Clonee, Co Meath, pled guilty to the attack.

# courts - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Wallace and Daly back violent prisoner whose 'human rights were breached'

Leon Wright, who has 84 previous convictions, was today cleared of assaulting a prison officer.

Woman who blinded man in scissors attack found not guilty by reason of insanity

The attack happened at a city centre homeless shelter for people with mental health issues

Court quadruples compensation to €34,000 for accountant sacked for failing exam

The civil court has upped a compensation claim for sacked trainee accountant Peter Nowak from the €7,500 he received from the Employment Appeals Tribunal.

Woman who tried to jab Luas driver in the eye with broken bottle has jail term cut on appeal

The woman tried to “stab or jab” the off-duty Luas driver in the eye area but in fact jabbed him in the lip. The man was rushed to hospital soon after.

# courts - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Teenager who took part in "terrifying" assault of Dublin boy who was stabbed avoids jail

The accused had arrived to the scene at a late stage of the assault in a taxi.

Judge allows payment to mother but reminds her it is her 'moral duty' to provide for her kids

The woman applied for a payment from funds awarded to her children.

Drunk driver jailed for death of boy was sentenced “as an example” argues lawyers

Judge Keenan Johnson sentenced Finbarr O’Rourke to seven-and-a-half years imprisonment at Portlaoise Circuit Criminal Court on November 3, 2015.

# courts - Monday 17 October, 2016

Man who abused four sisters in their home jailed for 12 years

The man had previously served a sentence for rape and had moved directly into the family home from prison.

Mother jailed after failing to protect son (6) from "extreme sexual violence" of father

The boy’s father was jailed for 14 years last week for raping the child.

# courts - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Man accused of having images of child sex abuse told to stay away from all children

The court tightened his bail restrictions even further on Thursday.

# courts - Friday 14 October, 2016

Dave Mahon to appeal 7-year sentence for killing partner's son

Mahon was sentenced for the manslaughter of Dean Fitzpatrick in 2013.

Rape case is "more likely" an episode of sleep sex, psychiatrist tells court

The man accused of rape in this case claims he was sleepwalking when he raped his female friend.

Twink battles home repossession as court hears she made no mortgage payments in five years

The bank claims it is owed €250,000 including €18,000 arrears.

# courts - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Learner driver who hit and killed teenager while speeding to be sentenced next week

Gareth Jones swerved to avoid three of the boy’s friends as they crossed the road but hit Paul McCormack (16).

Man guilty in case of marital rape in Co Laois

It is only the fourth case of marital rape in the state since the act was criminalised in 1990.

Bench warrant issued for arrest of Clare Daly over speeding offence

A Kildare judge issued it today after the TD failed to remain in court for hearing.

Ambulance called as man in 'distress' after being sentenced for transporting €400k of heroin

The man’s one-year-old daughter was in the car at the time of the offence.

# courts - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Father who stole €13,000 from employer to feed gambling addiction avoids jail

26-year-old Dublin man Jason Whelan stole the money from his employer between May and July 2013.

Minister says gardaí can no longer be required to work without rest or meal breaks

At present gardaí are excluded from an EU working time directive which states that people working longer than six-hour shifts be granted rest and meal breaks.

Man accused of raping friend had been diagnosed with sexsomnia

The man has pleaded not guilty at the Circuit Criminal Court.

Artist Kevin Sharkey ordered to pay €5,000 damages over tweet claiming Kerryman was 'racist'

Sharkey was not present in court for the proceedings.


Man caught with 25 videos and 80 photos of child sex abuse avoids jail

Delay in arrest and charge of man caught with child abuse imagery because of the backlog in the garda computer crimes unit.

# courts - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Creche secures injunction over Applegreen station pumping "foul" smelling waste water

The creche’s owners claim the station is the cause of noxious gases and odours affecting the health and safety of 80 young children who attend the facility.

Jury shown footage of "vicious, prolonged attack" on 20-year-old who died after assault

The trial opened today at the Central Criminal Court.

Ched Evans takes the stand at retrial, denies rape and claims he was being 'childish'

The footballer said the woman consented to sex.

# courts - Monday 10 October, 2016

'We hope his death was not in vain': Family distraught as three men sentenced for murder

All three men convicted of Thomas Dooley’s murder had previous convictions, ranging from arson to burglary.

Man accused of raping friend said he has history of “sleepwalking” and no memory of event

The case continues in front of the Central Criminal Court.

Man charged with stabbing murder of 25-year-old student in Dublin

25-year-old student Leo Carolan died from stab wounds in a house on the South Circular Road in Dublin last week.

Former Cork footballer was 'ferociously punched' during game for being a Garda, court hears

Former intercounty player James Masters claims the man who punched him during the 2010 match had repeatedly called him a “pig” prior to the assault.


Bank manager who stole over €125,000 from friends and customers given suspended sentence

Owen Travers (61) pleaded guilty to 15 counts of theft from seven customers over a number of years.

Man who raped his young son and imprisoned him in a box is jailed for 14 years

The man’s partner will be sentenced for child cruelty next week.

# courts - Friday 7 October, 2016

Teenager beaten unconscious with hurleys two weeks after coming to Ireland

The defendant had gone on a “crime frenzy” after the beating.

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