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# courts - Today’s News


# courts - Yesterday’s News

Seven-year-old awarded €35,000 after hitting his face on gate post

South Dublin County Council made the offer in court today.

Judge dismisses case after man bases slander claim on law that no longer exists

Gerard Martin Fulham claimed he was defamed at a community association meeting.

Court hears of "terribly tragic consequences" in Dean Fitzpatrick trial

The closing speeches are being made in the murder trial. David Mahon has pleaded not guilty to murder.

Eight life sentences for convicted paedophile who raped his girlfriend and her mother

The man cannot be named to protect the women’s identities.

# courts - Friday 29 April, 2016

Denying rapist a pension doesn't breach his human rights

He is due for release in three years.

American surgeon who has dementia brought drugs to Ireland after 'falling for an internet scam'

Judge Greally indicated that she would impose a five year sentence which she would fully suspend on condition he leave the country.

Girl asks to give evidence by video link at trial of teenage boys accused of defiling her

Five boys are accused of having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old at an address in Dublin in 2014.

# courts - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Man tried to rob a Londis with a toy gun

He owed criminals a drug debt.

TD Paul Murphy says he's entitled to legal aid because he can't afford court costs

TD Paul Murphy has been granted legal aid to defend his case on charges of falsely imprisoning Joan Burton.

Man jailed for six years for raping roommate in homeless shelter

A court was told the victim had neurological issues and was vulnerable.

# courts - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Dublin man awarded €50k after neighbour trespassed to cut down 50ft-high trees

The trees had been there for almost 50 years.

# courts - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

County council tells court it has no suitable housing for family of seven

Longford County Council has asked for a High Court injunction to force the Doyle family to leave a house they occupied without permission.

Food critic Tom Doorley tells court both his shoulders were broken after being hit by a taxi

Doorley sustained two broken shoulders in the incident.

Mother reported 21-year-old son to gardaí after discovering child pornography on his phone

The court heard that the mother had previously banned her son from using a smartphone.

# courts - Monday 25 April, 2016

David Mahon accused of 'gutting' his stepson with carving knife, court hears

The prosecution says he had a “difficult relationship” with Dean Fitzpatrick.

# courts - Friday 22 April, 2016

Man who strangled his brother and hid the body at the Cliffs of Moher acquitted by reason of insanity

The accused had become “fixated with paedophilia”.

Cage fighter and accomplice guilty of murder by beating man and leaving him to drown

The court heard that the victim had been walking to the gym when a car stopped beside him and two men got out.

Man with 423 convictions has sentence for robbery reduced

Anthony O’Sullivan has had his sentence reduced from five to four years at the Court of Appeal.

Father threatened partner into having sex with their son, court told

The parents face a total of 82 charges of abuse between 2007 and 2011.

# courts - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

A case against Denis O'Brien and Michael Lowry won't go ahead - because of a law from 1634

The plaintiff does not have the €10 million required to take the case.

Murder accused asks to postpone trial for hip replacement

Lawyers for David Mahon have made an application today at the Central Criminal Court.

Schoolgirl who fell on metal bar in playground receives €42k in damages

The 13-year-old girl was scarred for life after the fall.

# courts - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Irish law around suspended sentences ruled unconstitutional

It means emergency legislation will likely be required.

Man who knocked down and killed toddler after vodka and cocaine binge jailed for five years

Two year old Vanessa Siatka died in what the trial judge called the worst case of dangerous driving he’d ever seen.

The President of Djibouti is suing Facebook Ireland over posts about him

He also wants Facebook to close the accounts and removal what the President says is the offending material.

Schoolboy awarded €20k after shower door shattered on him at Dublin gym

The glass cut the seven-year-old’s shoulder, shin and feet.

# courts - Monday 18 April, 2016

Boy who alleges parents abused him was abused while in foster care, court told

The boy has been giving evidence via video-link.

Man jailed for raping woman who was at his home to help with painting

The man later threatened to kill the woman and her mother if she told anyone about the attack.

Man who saved elderly woman from burning bus settles damages claim

The settlement figure was not divulged in court.

Veronica Guerin’s killer has application against his conviction rejected Appeal This post contains videos

Veronica Guerin’s killer has application against his conviction rejected

Brian Meehan, who is serving a life sentence, was accused of an ‘abuse of process’.

# courts - Friday 15 April, 2016

Walker who fell and cut her knee while hiking Wicklow Way wins €40k in damages

The judgement will have serious repercussions for Ireland’s national parks.

The €40k hiking damages judgement will be appealed as hillwalkers fight back

Mountaineering Ireland says personal responsibility is important.

From The Daily Edge 12 times it all kicked off in Irish courts IN COURT

12 times it all kicked off in Irish courts

UNREAL drama.

Man jailed for imprisoning, stripping and beating man in Dublin

Lucky Shaka threatened to take photos of the man and post them on the internet.


Man left on crutches for 14 months after unprovoked beating outside takeaway

Giovanni Obaseki (23) has been jailed for five years for the vicious robbery.

# courts - Thursday 14 April, 2016

From The42 Former Newcastle midfielder Gutierrez wins disability discrimination claim against club Courts

Former Newcastle midfielder Gutierrez wins disability discrimination claim against club

He had alleged he was excluded from the first team squad because of cancer diagnosis.

Stepson and stepmother go to court over €3m Lotto prize dispute

David Walsh has brought proceedings against Mary Walsh, claiming he is entitled to €564,000.

Woman who ran four brothels in Dublin is jailed

She was arrested after gardaí raided the brothel in Rathmines.

# courts - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Taxi driver accused of biting off man's thumb after passengers laughed at his name

“I couldn’t believe the pain. I was just looking for a piece of my thumb on the ground.”

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