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# courts - Today’s News


# courts - Yesterday’s News

Government has paid €4 million to firms linked to Big Tobacco since 2013 Exclusive

James Reilly oversaw a €300,000 contract involving a law firm that had represented the tobacco industry when he was Health Minister.

Witness tells court Graham Dwyer fantasised about stabbing a woman to death during sex

Darci Day gave evidence from America via a video link.

Suspended sentence for man who raped wife’s teenage sister ‘too lenient’

The man raped his teenage sister-in-law while she was babysitting.

Joe O’Reilly’s bid for freedom hinges on evidence book in jury room

O’Reilly was convicted in 2007 of murdering his wife Rachel.

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The Supreme Court is leaving Dublin for the first time ever

It’s the first time the court has left the Four Courts since 1931.

# courts - Monday 2 March, 2015

Jury told Graham Dwyer sent 53 text messages to Elaine O’Hara in one day

The court also heard from the deceased’s friend who recalled a miscarriage.

# courts - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Mother accused of killing her son Hassan Khan cries during court hearing

Hazel Waters’ case was before the District Court today.

‘Irish citizens seen as a hostile party by Islamic resistance groups’, court told

The evidence was given during a case involving TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly.

# courts - Friday 20 February, 2015

Graham Dwyer ex-partner tells trial he fantasised about stabbing a woman during sex

Court hears that murder accused brought kitchen knife into bedroom with former partner and pretended to stab her.

# courts - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Four water charge protesters are going to jail

Five people will serve between 28 and 56 days.

Naked pictures and images of ‘mutilated bodies’ on Elaine O’Hara’s laptop, court told

There were 16 image files with pornography or BDSM content.

# courts - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Graham Dwyer trial: ‘Must get fit for the murder’ text message shown to court

There was also a message about getting “fit for murder”.

# courts - Monday 16 February, 2015

# courts - Friday 13 February, 2015

Calls for Portlaoise Courthouse to be moved after ‘mass gurrier brawl’

“Up to 60 people were involved in a wholesale chaotic brawl, fisticuffs and dangerous scenes of violence.”

# courts - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Friend suggested Elaine O’Hara should tell gardaí about man she was in a relationship with

Witnesses gave evidence on the 15th day of the trial of Graham Dwyer for the murder of Elaine O’Hara.

# courts - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Two men who met Elaine O’Hara through fetish website tell court about encounters

It was the 14th day of the trial of Graham Dwyer for the murder of Elaine O’Hara.

# courts - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Graham Dwyer drew map for gardaí to find two knives in his office, court hears

The trial of the man accused of killing Elaine O’Hara also heard from a tattoo artist about an email relating to a tattoo in a “private area”.

# courts - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Two women arrested after robberies of off-licences and chemists

The women will appear in court today.

# courts - Friday 30 January, 2015

‘I could no longer dance’: Survivor of symphysiotomy takes case against hospital

The woman is taking a case against the Coombe Hospital, which denies all charges.

# courts - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Jury hears how handcuffs, a leather mask and Elaine O’Hara’s keys were found at the bottom of a lake

The keys were identified by a Dunnes Stores card attached to the key ring which was in Elaine O’Hara’s name.

# courts - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Graham Dwyer trial: Heavy metal chains and document about being a slave found in Elaine O’Hara’s apartment

The court also heard today from the woman who discovered Elaine O’Hara’s remains in the Dublin Mountains.

# courts - Monday 26 January, 2015

Elaine O’Hara’s brother tells court that he believes he found her user profile on fetish website

Elaine told her sister that she had a miscarriage in 2011, her sister told the court today.

Fiona Doyle on new sentence for rapist father: “I’m not a victim anymore, I’m now a survivor”

Patrick O’Brien will now spend another 7 years in jail after it was ruled that his original three year sentence was too lenient.

# courts - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Here’s how much was spent on criminal legal aid in 2014

The expenditure has reduced by about €10 million in the last six years.

# courts - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Man appears in court charged with the murder of his mother in their Dún Laoghaire home

Fionn Braidwood, 30, appeared before a sitting of Dún Laoghaire District Court this morning.

# courts - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Paris says it will sue Fox News

Its mayor, Anne Hidalgo, made the comment today.

# courts - Monday 19 January, 2015

# courts - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Man (24) to appear before court following dissident republican crackdown

He was arrested in Dundalk on Friday.

# courts - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Ryanair wins another ‘screenscraping’ case against a website

The airline has hit out at the sites, asking people to book on its own site.

# courts - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Ryanair says beware of ‘screenscraper’ websites that use its name to sell flights

The airline has won a case against a site that used its URL.

# courts - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

US asks Poland to extradite director Polanski over rape of 13-year-old

Polanski pleaded guilty to the 1977 rape, but left the US before he was sentenced.

# courts - Saturday 27 December, 2014

‘The foetus is regarded as a citizen’: How world media reported yesterday’s High Court decision

Ireland’s abortion ban has been thrust back in to the international spotlight.

# courts - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Court told ‘right to life of unborn’ greater than ‘right to dignity in death’

A ruling in the case of the pregnant woman who has been declared clinically dead will be made on 26 December.

# courts - Monday 22 December, 2014

Court tells Lovin’ Dublin to remove bad restaurant review from website

Kokoro Sushi Bento initiated proceedings last week.

# courts - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Fugitive former solicitor Michael Lynn to be extradited from Brazil over €80m debts

Lynn faces charges in Ireland relating to property debts.

# courts - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Two men charged after being found in balaclavas near church

Gardaí seized a replica firearm from the area.

# courts - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

‘We said they can shove water meters up their arses, now they can shove concessions up their arses’

Justice Paul Gilligan said “The court cannot stand idly by while those who defy it go free”.

Clashes continue in Ferguson as cop who shot teen says he “did his job right”

Protests have been taking place across the US.

# courts - Monday 24 November, 2014

Court hears water meter installer called a resident a ‘Fenian b*****d’

Four men had been ordered not to break a 20-metre exclusion zone around Irish Water meter installers.

# courts - Saturday 22 November, 2014

What will anti-water charges TDs do if boycotters are brought to court?

Irish Water says it does not envisage bringing people to court, but what would the likes of Paul Murphy do if the company did?

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