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# courts - Saturday 6 February, 2016
The man had followed the woman on a bus journey twice, and also assaulted her with a lamp and hair straightener.
# courts - Friday 5 February, 2016
The jury found gardaí had trespassed and falsely imprisoned her in her home while questioning her about a missing iphone.
The girl told her parents he had taken photos of her “bum” and “pants”.
Patrick McDonagh pleaded guilty to causing serious harm to Garda Ciaran Murrihy in Balbriggan, Co Dublin, last August.
Bus Éireann made a financial settlement with the complainant.
It’s the Year of the Monkey. Cheeky.
The woman said she suffered injuries to her neck and left shoulder.
# courts - Thursday 4 February, 2016
Noel Kinsella was sentenced for obstruction after refusing to be searched.
David Lannon has alleged that the information was given to the investigator on behalf of Allied Irish Bank.
# courts - Tuesday 2 February, 2016
“He was so calm after what he had done” – court hears murder accused showed no emotion after killing
The accused has pleaded not guilty to murder by reason of insanity.
28-year-old Bernard Fleming had pleaded not guilty to the attempted rape which happened after he met the victim outside an early house in Dublin in 2011.
Andrew Shannon told investigators he bought the books at a fair for about £300 and was using them to decorate his house.
Teresa Wall says the ‘boardwalk was in a disgraceful state’.
# courts - Monday 1 February, 2016
“It was horrific. I’ve never ever seen anything like that. The dogs were ripping open his leg. He was screaming and there was blood everywhere,” his colleague said.
29-year-old Shane Smyth plead not guilty by reason of insanity.
# courts - Saturday 30 January, 2016
The judge said he had no choice but to impose a custodial sentence.
# courts - Friday 29 January, 2016
The incident occurred in a nightclub in Tallaght, Dublin.
Man who wrote graffiti saying “Pakis out now” believed Muslims “wanted to take over and kill everyone”
Mark Hobbs, a 50-year-old English man living in Kilmallock, Co Limerick, escaped a jail sentence having pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage.
# courts - Thursday 28 January, 2016
The man pleaded not guilty to possessing the books at his home while knowing or being reckless as to whether they were stolen.
A receiver had attempted to repossess McElhinney’s of Athboy on Friday 16 January.
Former Scientologist sent message “connected with death of Jim Carrey’s girlfriend” to Church member
The hearing regarding an assault charge against John McGhee is the second trial concerning the Church of Scientology in front of the Circuit Civil Court today.
St Vincent’s Hospital was found to be solely liable in the case.
# courts - Wednesday 27 January, 2016
The movie chain blamed poor Christmas sales and the declining rental market.
Clyde Keogh is charged with stealing a number of schoolchildren’s phones and threatening to stab them.
The independent TD has criticised a High Court ruling against him today.
51-year-old Andrew Shannon stands accused of unlawfully possessing the antique books which were taken from Carton House in Co Kildare in or around 2006.
# courts - Tuesday 26 January, 2016
The children ranged in age between six and 15 years during the period of abuse.
The boy had been rescued when a neighbour heard him calling for help.
# courts - Monday 25 January, 2016
The family have been refused accommodation by Kildare Co Council the High Court heard today.
The trial began today of a man accused of drugging, raping and detaining a young woman in a bunker.
The married man had threatened to expose the woman as a prostitute if she did not drop the charges.
“This victim’s life has been upended in the most radical way,” Justice Tony Hunt said today.
# courts - Friday 22 January, 2016
His victim was left with a broken jaw, and had nine staples inserted into his skull.
The woman was convicted of choking and attempting to drown one daughter, and trying to hit her two sons with her car.
Man who forced boy to have sex with him when they were both minors pleads with judge not to jail him
The man says a jail term may make him suicidal. He has been convicted of forcing his friend to have sex at his home in 2011 when he was 15.
The man is now a Dublin-based solicitor.
# courts - Thursday 21 January, 2016
The sentence will run alongside another sentence he is currently serving for drugs possession.
The Grafton Street store is currently refurbishing its third floor restaurant.
Dublin man Keith Hall has had his 20-year sentence cut by two-and-a-half years.