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# courts - Saturday 29 August, 2015

“I really am sorry for the death of that man” – Two charged over John O’Donoghue burglary

The 62-year-old collapsed and died after being confronted by burglars at his home.

# courts - Friday 28 August, 2015

HSE seeks court order to arrest pregnant woman who failed to show at hospital

The case was described as a “genuine human emergency” by the judge.

# courts - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Domestic violence: Number of people applying for safety orders has SHOT up

At the same time barring orders have reduced considerably in recent times according to official courts statistics just released regarding domestic violence.

# courts - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Tom O’Gorman remembered as “the least violent man one could imagine”

His killer, Saverio Bellante, has been committed to the Central Mental Hospital.

# courts - Friday 7 August, 2015

Man jailed after raping girl (14) in a field as she was walking to a friend’s house

Martin Stokes (24) was jailed for ten years after a trial in which he called the girl a liar.

# courts - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Elderly man killed by neighbour was ‘distressed and worried’ about his behaviour

The family of Ron Parsons have paid tribute to the deceased man.

# courts - Friday 31 July, 2015

Anglo officials jailed for trying to hide accounts connected to Sean FitzPatrick

The three were found guilty on all charges.

Saverio Bellante found not guilty of the murder of Tom O’Gorman by reason of insanity

The jury returned the verdict this afternoon after a short time deliberating.

‘Profoundly stupid’: Young man makes Intel hoax bomb call to get his friend out of working

The judge had some harsh words for Colin Hammond today.

# courts - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Man admits to killing landlord Tom O’Gorman before removing organs

Tom O’Gorman, a journalist and Iona Institute researcher, was stabbed to death at his home last year.

Former Defence Forces member guilty of manslaughter of woman who was blackmailing him

Marie Greene was stabbed to death on 13 February 2011.

Anglo verdict was delayed over anonymous claim about jury foreman

The three accused had pleaded not guilty to conspiring to conceal or alter accounts.

# courts - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

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

Woman smuggled mobile phone into Mountjoy internally for €500

She was remanded on bail today.

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.

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