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# courts - Today’s News

Sean Fitzpatrick told employee not to submit accounts to Revenue, Anglo Irish trial is told

Three Anglo officials are in court, accused of hiding accounts connected to Mr FitzPatrick.

Man admits to raping and sexually assaulting his girlfriend as she slept

The man admitted to the assaults during an email exchange.


# courts - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Gardaí raided drug dealer’s house while her family was staging an intervention

Debbie O’Reilly’s family had become concerned about her behaviour. She escaped jail time today due to her efforts at rehabilitation.

# courts - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Kitchen and hallway “covered in blood” after woman stabbed her partner

The woman is charged with the murder of Wayne McQuillan.

Judge says Denis O’Brien’s action against the Oireachtas is not urgent

The action, which relates to the statements made about O’Brien and his banking affairs with IBRC made under Dáil privilege recently, has been put back until October.

# courts - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Man who raped and abused daughter for six years up to Junior Cert pleads guilty

He will face sentencing for crimes committed over 30 years ago

# courts - Monday 29 June, 2015

Judge apologises as he sentences newspaper delivery man to 18 months in jail for Revenue fraud

Judge Nolan said the businessman was “hard working” but that he had to mark the seriousness of the fraud.

Sisters abused and neglected by parents before toddler sexually assaulted by paedophile babysitter

Michael O’Brien was today sentenced to three and a half years for sexually assaulting the youngest sibling.

Homeless couple who slept at council tell court that temporary accommodation is not suitable

Alan Murphy and Kelly Gilsenan left the offices of the council in Tallaght on Friday after the council took a High Court injunction out against them.

# courts - Saturday 27 June, 2015

‘I was robbing Peter to pay Paul’: Financial advisor to be sentenced for ’38 catastrophic mistakes’

“In hindsight, I should have put my hands up earlier. I’m a normal person who made a mistake, or rather who made 38 catastrophic mistakes.”

Teenager who drove a stolen car at a garda and broke her nose is jailed

The victim has been assaulted three times in her career.

# courts - Friday 26 June, 2015

Two men to appear in court after bomb found in Longford car

The pair are due to appear in court this evening.

# courts - Thursday 25 June, 2015

‘When a heart is broken it never heals’: Widow tells of pain as Irish Ferries fined over death

Irish Ferries was fined €125,000 in court today.

A Dublin financial trader stole €10k from his local football club

The money has since been repaid to Manortown United.

The jury in the Cavan childminder shaken baby case cannot come to a decision

Sandra Higgins will be remanded on continuing bail.

# courts - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Jury to continue its deliberations in Cavan shaken baby case

Sandra Higgins has pleaded not guilty to causing serious harm to a young baby.

# courts - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Woman jailed for stealing €57,000 to pay for her father’s kidney transplant

She will spend almost two years in prison.

# courts - Monday 22 June, 2015

Sex offender jailed for taking neighbour’s bra and knickers from laundry room

The judge said the Waterford man is a “very damaged human through no fault of his own”.

# courts - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Dublin man caught with stun gun disguised as a phone said it was ‘for a bit of holiday fun’

He was given a suspended sentence yesterday.

# courts - Friday 19 June, 2015

Pregnant woman in court for assaulting two brothers with the heel of her stiletto shoe

The victims needed surgical staples in their heads.

UK doctor and two nurses charged with manslaughter of woman who travelled from Ireland for abortion

The 32-year-old woman was 22 weeks pregnant when she died after suffering post-surgery complications.

Two decades after Veronica Guerin’s murder, her killer is appealing his conviction

He is claiming a miscarriage of justice.

Tipperary man jailed for raping young girl who believed he was her Dad

Michael Smith will spend at least 12 years in prison.

# courts - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Rapist unwilling to engage in sex offenders programme gets extra jail time

The 54-year-old man pleaded not guilty to 60 counts of sexual assault of six sisters between 1994 and 2005.

Dublin woman spared jail after smashing beer bottle over taxi driver’s head

“I’m not going to pay you. Leave me alone or I’m going to fight you,” her co-accused said.

# courts - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Teacher says her career was “destroyed” after phone in her bra set off prison detectors

She is suing the Irish Prison Service and Minister for Justice, among others.

Man sentenced to three months in jail for “pretty revolting” act in Dublin garda station cell

The judge said that the man “made life miserable for the gardaí in question”.

# courts - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Denis O’Brien is taking legal action over Dáil comments about his finances

The businessman has issued proceedings against the Houses of the Oireachtas and the State.

Dublin man has jail time increased after calling judge “a dirt bird”

The man, who has a chronic mental illness, was jailed for harassing a couple.

Cavan childminder pleads not guilty to causing serious harm to 10-month-old baby

A jury was sworn in today for a trial expected to last six days.

# courts - Monday 15 June, 2015

Court denies mother’s attempt to use her dead daughter’s frozen eggs IVF

Court denies mother’s attempt to use her dead daughter’s frozen eggs

The daughter died in 2011 at age 28 and had signed a consent form agreeing that her eggs could be stored after her death.

Child rapist moved to UK after gardaí saw a video of him raping 11-year-old girl

Michael Smith went on to commit further offences in England.

We’re spending €135m on new courthouses to help cut waiting lists

Is your area going to get an upgraded building?

# courts - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Convicted rapist sues State over recording of confidential phone calls

He is seeking an injunction preventing the authorities from intercepting and recording phone calls between him and his lawyers.

# courts - Friday 12 June, 2015

Dublin bride-to-be sentenced for stealing €15k to pay for her wedding

The money was due to be destroyed.

High Court refuses to completely lift injunction on RTÉ over Denis O’Brien story

RTÉ lawyers maintained much of what the injunction relates to is now in the public domain.

# courts - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Care assistant accused of sexually assaulting hospital patient goes on trial

The woman, who cannot be identified, alleges that she was awoken by a rubbing sensation on her breast.

# courts - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

A trial of Anglo officials ran out of jurors today

13 were objected to by counsel for the State and the defendants.

Man accused of killing Dean Fitzpatrick allowed to go to Spain despite garda objections

David Mahon is accused of killing his partner’s son.

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