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Dublin: -1 °C Monday 27 April, 2015


# courts - Saturday 25 April, 2015

From Business ETC Consumers ordered to pay €52 million back to banks so far this year Bad Debt

Consumers ordered to pay €52 million back to banks so far this year

The average amount awarded to banks was €600,000.

Three men tell High Court they should be let out of jail because of the ecstasy loophole

Three men went to court to argue that they shouldn’t be in jail because the drugs weren’t illegal when they were arrested and imprisoned.

# courts - Friday 24 April, 2015

81-year-old former school principal appeals his sentence for abusing primary school girls

A judge said “this is obviously a difficult case” which raised important issues for all involved.

Gail O’Rorke cleared on two charges of assisting the suicide of her friend

The jury were ordered to acquit her due to a lack of evidence.

# courts - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Gail O’Rorke says someone else was with her friend when she took her own life

Gail O’Rorke has named a woman who she says was with her friend when she died.

# courts - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Toddler died after dad got drunk and left him in car

Detectives found signs the child had struggled to get out of the vehicle before dying.

Mick Wallace: “I wouldn’t pay that fine to save my life”

Wallace and Clare Daly could face jail if they don’t pay fines for Shannon Airport breach

Woman who dropped trousers at prison sues State

The woman says she felt humiliated after the incident – but prison officers say she was never asked to remove her trousers.

Woman accused of assisting a suicide was left 30% of the deceased’s estate

The taxi driver has pleaded not guilty to charges of aiding and abetting a suicide.

# courts - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Woman withdrew more than €50,000 from ATMs when Ulster Bank was down

The woman said she used the money to pay for her father’s kidney transplant.

# courts - Monday 20 April, 2015

Jury in assisted suicide case hears the last words of dead woman

A woman who was a friend of the dead woman is the first person in the State to be charged with the offence.

Mark Nash sentenced to life for the brutal murder of two women at Grangegorman

The mutilated bodies of the two women were found in their sheltered accommodation nearly 20 years ago.

‘It is a tragedy for two families’: Cavan man jailed for 12 years for killing his wife

The 57 year old was found guilty of manslaughter.

# courts - Saturday 18 April, 2015

No jail for man who bit off a part of his victim’s ear in GAA assault

James Mooney is to pay €5,000 after the 1 April incident.

# courts - Friday 17 April, 2015

Man who went on trial for allegedly threatening to kill Paul Williams to sue for malicious prosecution

James Walsh was acquitted following two trials of allegedly threatening to kill journalist Paul Williams.

Teen jailed for racist attack on law student who lost sight in one eye

The victim and his friends were called “Pakis” before being attacked.

# courts - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Man jailed for smashing cyclist in the face with U-lock before robbing his bike

He was also found guilty of assaulting a garda and sentenced to five years in prison.

# courts - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Man who raped his 74-year-old aunt dies in prison weeks before his appeal

Christopher Ward subjected his aunt to a four-hour ordeal.

# courts - Monday 13 April, 2015

Woman charged with assisting suicide faces further wait for trial

Gail O’Rorke is the first person in the State to be charged with the offence.

Who foots the bill for the Ian Bailey case? We won’t find out for a month

The taxpayer? Or Bailey himself?

Sean Fitzpatrick’s trial put back to next week

The former Anglo boss is charged on 12 different counts.

# courts - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Roy Keane pleads not guilty over alleged road rage incident

It is claimed Keane confronted a taxi driver.

# courts - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Four due in court after cars packed with cannabis stopped by gardaí

The men – aged between 27 and 58 – were arrested on Thursday.

# courts - Thursday 2 April, 2015

A British paper reacted in a novel way to not being allowed report ‘sensitive’ parts of a terror trial…

…by printing the relevant information anyway and then blanking it out CIA style.

# courts - Monday 30 March, 2015

Poll: Should trials with disturbing evidence be held in private? Your Say This post contains a poll

# courts - Saturday 28 March, 2015

The Graham Dwyer trial shows why some cases should be held in seclusion

The life and death of Elaine O’Hara and the details of Graham Dwyer’s predilections flowed out of this trial, but details could have withheld until a verdict.

Jury offered professional support after distressing and disturbing Graham Dwyer trial

The seven men and five women heard 45 days of disturbing and gruesome evidence.

# courts - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Graham Dwyer jury finish second day of deliberations

The jury asked to see a number of exhibits today as they resumed deliberations.

# courts - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Jury in Graham Dwyer trial asks for large maps and details of mobile phone contact

The jury will continue its deliberations today.

# courts - Friday 20 March, 2015

‘You will be doing the unpopular thing if you acquit Graham Dwyer’, jury told

The defence admitted that the case would be perfect for an episode of CSI.

# courts - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

The 5 at 5: St Patrick’s Day

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Four men charged over car boot incident told to stay away from Stoneybatter

The incident occurred yesterday on Harold Road in Dublin 7.

Man made pay his ex-girlfriend €9,000 after posting a video of them having sex online

He uploaded the video to two pornographic websites three years ago.

# courts - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Doctor found guilty of dosing ex-wife with Xanax and drowning her in bathtub

The death had initially been treated as a suicide.

# courts - Friday 13 March, 2015

Graham Dwyer trial: “I’ve never come across a case like this during my whole service”

The prosecution has closed its case in the murder trial.

# courts - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Dwyer watched “erotic horror” movie the night before his arrest, court told

The architect told gardaí that he was not an innocent person but was innocent of murder, during questioning following his arrest.

# courts - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Court hears the text messages sent on the day Elaine O’Hara was last seen alive

Evidence was heard on the 35th day of the architect’s murder trial at the Central Criminal Court.

Becky’s laptop, mobile phone and tablet found in murder probe

Six people have been charged as part of the ongoing investigation in Bristol.

No Bunga Bunga! Silvio Berlusconi cleared of sex charges

The ruling comes after he was described as having a ‘dragon’s passion’ for teenage girls.

# courts - Monday 9 March, 2015

“I am your secret killer” – Jury hears of alleged text messages between Graham Dwyer and Elaine O’Hara

Members of the public were cleared from the gallery for a third time today.

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