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# courts - Today’s News

'Only that for the life of my baby' - Family's anger over killer's 3-and-a-half-year sentence

“He will never come back from the ground and she will be out in three years.”

# courts - Yesterday’s News

Man jailed for 11 months for breaking into his sister's home

Alan Fagan stole a black Samsung tablet worth €400.

# courts - Saturday 18 February, 2017

First Dates star avoids jail after pleading guilty to harassing celebrity chef Dylan McGrath

She bombarded the chef with nuisance phone calls and disturbing messages about “demons and souls”.

# courts - Friday 17 February, 2017

Wife of man murdered in row over chihuahua throws water bottle as men convicted of killing

Outside the building Nevin’s family and friends stood shouting while gardai kept the families of the convicted men inside.

Driver who killed mother and injured infant in "micro-sleep" has sentence suspended on appeal

64-year-old Anthony Handley had pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to causing the death of a 31-year-old to her daughter in January 2014.

High Court overturns €40,000 damages payout to woman who fell on Wicklow Way

The judge said the woman was genuine, but had been negligent when she fell.

# courts - Thursday 16 February, 2017

High-tech hotel backed by Denis O'Brien to open in Dublin next July

The eight-storey hotel is due to open in July 2018.

Man who punched pensioner off his bike and broke his eye socket to be sentenced next month

27-year-old Ruzmond Muwaniri, who suffers from schizophrenia, is also facing sentencing for punching another man in the face and smashing his teeth.

# courts - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Young girl receives €17,500 after being fed "excessively hot soup" by creche

Emily Murphy was aged one at the time of the incident.

# courts - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Gym owner who broke girlfriend's teeth avoids jail

The woman was treated for two broken teeth and swelling to her face after the “brief alcohol-fuelled incident”.

Man jailed for eight years for making 500lb bomb

62-year-old Philip McKevitt was yesterday convicted for constructing the device at his Co Louth home in 2010.

# courts - Monday 13 February, 2017

Woman to appeal case of stepson awarded a share of €3.3 million lotto win

Mary Walsh’s lawyers argued that she was not obliged to say where the lotto had gone.

Jury dismissed after one member falls asleep 15 minutes into opening statements

A second juror also seemed on the verge of nodding off.

Teenager appears in court accused of raping girl on grounds of a Dublin college

There was no objection to bail subject to the youth obeying a number of conditions.

Man who claimed he was injured after being trapped in Luas door loses €60,000 claim

From the the CCTV video the judge said she had been unable to find any evidence of negligence on the part of the defendant.


Teen jailed for 4.5 years for stabbing young man in the heart at Halloween party

The incident occurred at the Oliver Bond Flats.

# courts - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Filmmakers order to cut Bollywood scenes that poked fun at lawyers

The ruling was over the comedy-drama JollyLLB 2.

# courts - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Trump considering signing new executive order as travel ban held up in the courts

The US president also praised Japanese leader Shinzo Abe’s “strong hands” as the pair met.

Court told of 'exceptional turnaround' by man with 70 convictions who punched pregnant woman

The court previously heard he had a “tragic background” but was now anxious to rehabilitate himself.

# courts - Friday 10 February, 2017

Mother-of-five who left purse at crime scene sentenced to three years for taxi robbery

Amanda Daly was jailed for her being an accomplice to the robbery of a taxi driver in 2015.

Drug addict went “off the wall” robbing shops two weeks after release from prison

Laurence Bryan was drug-free on his release from prison but relapsed following a family argument.

# courts - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Two Irishmen charged with gun offences in Amsterdam today

Of the four men who were arrested Sunday, one man has been charged with attempted manslaughter.

Girl feared she'd be raped after two 17-year-olds bundled her into car

The judge described the CCTV evidence as “chilling” in court.

'She died alone and unaided': Woman jailed for killing her cousin

Bernadette Cash was left in a critical condition from being punched and kicked in the head.

Man gets four-year sentence for setting a motorbike on fire on a Dublin city street

The court heard that the man, who has an alcohol problem, could not recall the incident.

# courts - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Couple settle with council out-of-court after 'appalling story' of flooded home

The couple claimed there were no problems before the Council laid a culvert near their home in 2007.

Man who punched and kicked victim in head over disputed taxi given community service

Adam McCarthy expressed “genuine remorse” in court over the attack which left Niall McHale unconscious.

Men in forestry fraud case accused of deception by inducing investor to hand over £52k

Garret Hevey also faces an additional charge for possessing €1.9 million in crime proceeds.

Café owner who grew cannabis to ease back pain given 240 hours community service

The man was ordered to carry out the community service within a year in lieu of a two year jail term.

# courts - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

'It absolutely destroyed me': Man sues Laois County Council after house floods twice

After the floods he said “it took a long time to get it right,” and that he can no longer get flood insurance.

Man avoids jail for attacking 72-year-old estranged wife

The 74-year-old man burst into the home he had previously shared with his wife and shouted “surprise” before he launched a sustained assault.

Man found with video showing sexual abuse of five-year-old girl asks judge to spare him jail

31-year-old Michael Flanagan’s defence said he had started downloading such material after the breakup of a long-term relationship.

Photos of children used in Doonbeg brochure without consent of parents

The photos – taken in pre-Trump days – were used in the brochure for two years before the parents became aware of it.


Retired garda given €90k in damages after being attacked on duty

One of the assailants had shouted “I know where you live. We’ll burn you out.”

# courts - Monday 6 February, 2017

Man, who raped sister repeatedly, jailed for one year because he was too young at time to be guilty of rape

Michael Hughes, now aged 57, repeatedly raped his sister for two years between 1971 and 1973.

Car crash compensation claim thrown out as judge says evidence was "unbelievable"

The judge also said he found the man to be “guarded and defensive”.

Man found with explosives on bus in Dublin is jailed for 7 years

Patrick Brennan pleaded guilty to possessing four blocks of TNT and explosive detonators.

Teenager, whose dangerous driving left woman with injuries for life, avoids jail for second time

The Court of Appeals has said it “would not be in the public interest” to send 19-year-old Eric Ryan to prison eight months after his initial sentencing.


Man who filmed himself sexually assaulting pregnant girlfriend jailed

Justice Deirdre Murphy sentenced the man to seven-and-a-half years in prison.

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