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# courts - Today’s News


# courts - Yesterday’s News

Man violently killed dog in park because he couldn’t pay vet bills

He was seen putting his foot on the dog’s head.

# courts - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Siblings to be released from jail after murder they committed when they were 12 and 13

The incident occurred in 1999 and they were charged as adults,

Man to face jail after being caught with “Aladdin’s cave” of drugs, ammo and Garda uniforms

A customs officer carrying out a random spot check at a storage facility in Dublin almost two years ago smelled cannabis.

# courts - Friday 24 July, 2015

“He was snared by that trap” – Adventurer Mark Pollock sues for damages over paralysing fall

He says the decision to take a case against his friends was not taken “lightly” and he wants any damages paid by their insurance.

Man (77) who molested daughter and granddaughter is jailed for seven years

He pleaded guilty to six counts of indecent and sexual assault.

Teen imprisoned for violently mugging man and taking his college thesis

The victim had worked on the thesis for six months.

# courts - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Mark Pollock sues friends over paralysing fall at their home

The motivational speaker and adventurer broke his back in three places.

‘I’m sorry, I was drunk’: Two men face charges after breaking into Aqua Dome for late night swim

A solicitor for one of the men said they also went for a sleep in a hotel room afterwards.

# courts - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Teenager jailed after gardaí catch him by using the ‘Find my iPhone’ app

Witnesses say he was ‘dancing’ on the victim’s head as another man shouted ‘kill him, kill him’.

Brother of hit-and-run victim prays his killer will ‘find his way in life’ after 187 convictions

Eamon Cronin has been remembered today in court as a loving husband and good Samaritan.

‘A mockery of the justice system’: There are almost 116k outstanding warrants

Many relate to non-payment of fines.

# courts - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Justice Minister asked to consider early release of Ivor Callely again

He has been on bail since the legal challenge was launched.

# courts - Monday 20 July, 2015

Girl left feeling ‘scared, dirty, terrified and guilty’ after years of abuse and threats

A Clare man will be sentenced next week for raping his partner’s young daughter.

Hijacker jailed for taking car with baby inside on All-Ireland quarter final day

The heroin addict failed “in spectacular fashion”, the court heard.

Roy Keane claims Paddy Power breached his constitutional rights with ‘crude and vulgar’ ad

The matter was admitted to the Commercial Court today.

# courts - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Man sent to prison for filming up womens’ skirts on the Tube

Zeynel Uclay has been sentenced to three months for each of the incidents to be served concurrently.

# courts - Saturday 18 July, 2015

Man jailed for stealing a woman’s handbag as she lay dying on a roadside

The woman had fallen from a bridge.

# courts - Friday 17 July, 2015

Revenue official pocketed nearly €20,000 in motoring fines

John Kelly’s job was to collect the fines from people who hadn’t paid vehicle registration tax.

Dublin man jailed for sending threatening text messages to his ex-girlfriend

He told her he was going to blow her head off, burn her house down and kill her and her new partner.

# courts - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Gang who robbed taxi nabbed by gardaí … after the car ran out of petrol

The men were arrested when they returned to the car with a can of fuel.

Father in Roscommon ‘House of Horrors’ will spend less time in jail

He will now spend 11 years in prison, 18 months less than previously expected.

Trial told that client killed Westmeath prostitute because she was blackmailing him

Marie Greene was found dead at Annagorta bog in February 2011.

All-Ireland winning Wexford hurler Paul Codd has been sent to jail

He was found in contempt of court today.

Rapist and child abductor loses case taken against State over recorded solicitor calls

The details of the calls were not given to gardaí.

# courts - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

This man was named and shamed as a rapist – but his own country barely noticed

Rapists are rarely named in Norway, with the emphasis firmly placed on rehabilitation.

Man who lured teenager to his death with text messages ‘from a girl’ launches appeal

He was jailed for life two years ago having lured the 19-year-old to his death by pretending to be a girl.

# courts - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

US seeks extradition of Wicklow man over black market ‘Silk Road’ website

The 27-year-old is wanted for trial by US authorities on charges of conspiracy to distribute narcotics and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Fewer people are being taken to court for drink driving offences

62% of the cases that appear before the District Court relate to road traffic offences, which is little change from the year previous.

Fisherman who indecently assaulted girl in the 1980s has prison term cut by a year

He had been found guilty of assaulting a young girl in the early 1980s.

# courts - Monday 13 July, 2015

No jail for man who raped his girlfriend up to 10 times while she slept

The judge said the case was “very exceptional”.

Number of property repossessions up nearly 200%

The Courts Service is joining with MABS, the Citizen Information Bureau and the Irish Insolvency Service to bring independent information and advice to court houses around the country.

Over 500% increase in people being declared bankrupt

There has been a 568% increase in the number of bankruptcy adjudications before the courts.

James Reilly wins defamation action against Irish Mail on Sunday, receives full apology

The value of the settlement was not disclosed in court.

# courts - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Man who set fire to fiancee’s house told never to contact her again

He had been living with his partner at the time, and a date had been fixed for their wedding.

# courts - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Homeless couple moved up waiting list after ‘filthy’ accommodation had ‘blood on the sheets’

The couple tried to sleep at the offices of South Dublin County Council.

No jail for ‘out of his head’ Dublin man who attacked shopkeeper with broken sword

The shopkeeper confronted the man as he tried to steal sweets.

# courts - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed

The man has led a ‘sad life’ the court heard.

Woman accused of murdering her partner says she was ‘scared’ after attempted rape

The court heard that Paula Farrell did not call an ambulance after stabbing Wayne McQuillan four times.

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