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#Courts

# courts - Today’s News

If Jobstown jury not satisfied Burton was totally restrained in car, 'case has fallen at first hurdle'

The judge said the prosecution’s case had failed if the jury were not satisfied Burton and her assistant were fully restrained.

Teenager avoids jail after gardaí found almost €50k worth of cocaine in his bedroom

It was alleged the youth stole the drugs from a lock up in north Dublin.

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# courts - Yesterday’s News

National Party co-founder loses bid for injunction against farmers association

The ICSA sought to remove James Reynolds from senior positions he had held with the organisation.

Court upholds 13-year jail term for man who raped woman four times

The man invited the woman to his house on the pretext of helping him with some painting.

Limerick man who pulled revolver on two children gets suspended sentence

Denis O’Keeffe told gardaí he was refurbishing the weapon for a person involved in the notorious Limerick gangland feud.

Eric Locke appealing life sentence for murdering Sonia Blount

The Dublin man used a fake Facebook profile to lure his ex-girlfriend to a hotel room.

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# courts - Monday 26 June, 2017

'This case is not about the right to protest': Jury sent for deliberations in Jobstown trial

Judge Melanie Greally gave her final instructions to the jury before they began deliberating this afternoon.

Sports journalist Tom Humphries to be sentenced for sexual exploitation and defilement of child

The prominent journalist and author is to be sentenced next month.

# courts - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Accused tried to urinate on his hands before firearms residue testing, court hears

Seán Ducque is charged with murdering Kieran Farrelly in Dublin city in 2014.

# courts - Friday 23 June, 2017

The charity single for Grenfell Tower survivors has topped UK charts

The cover track by 50 artists including Stormzy, Emeli Sande and Robbie Williams has sold over 170,000 copies.

Judge accuses RTÉ's Joe Duffy of attacking the courts for not sentencing people

The comments were made by Judge Patrick Durcan at Ennis District Court today.

Convicted killer who threatened to burn down charity worker's home avoids jail

The man pleaded guilty to making a threat to another man to damage his house, intending him to believe it would be carried out.

# courts - Thursday 22 June, 2017

A 'peaceful protester' could be facing a life sentence if found guilty, Jobstown trial hears

Closing statements were made by counsel for some of the accused in the Jobstown trial today.

Man who sexually assaulted comatose woman to be sent to jail following appeal of 'unduly lenient' sentence

The man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 25-year-old woman in Cork city centre in February 2016.

# courts - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Former Christian brother found guilty of sexually abusing 10-year-old boys at school

James Treacy will be sentenced on 30 June.

Irish dancing teacher rejects allegation she asked judge to mark down certain competitors

Linda Martyn who runs Irish Dancing School in Tuam rejects the claim.

Gardaí made 'unwise and inappropriate' decisions at water charges protest, court hears

Six men have pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to falsely imprisoning the then-Tánaiste Joan Burton.

# courts - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

20 people living in Dublin city building to leave the property over fire safety concerns

A family and about a dozen students have been living in the building.

"Thuggery of the highest order": Brothers who staged 'terrifying home invasion' avoid jail

Ronan and Jamie Carey were both given three-year suspended sentences for the crime.

'I'm ecstatic that this monster is going away for 12 years': Woman raped at gaming convention speaks out

Dominique Meehan has spoken out about the impact the rape has had on her life.

# courts - Monday 19 June, 2017

Landline operator fined after sending bills to pensioner for service it didn't provide

Yourtel was also ordered to pay €10,000 in legal costs.

Man who tied up and raped woman at gaming convention jailed for 12 years

The court heard Keith Hearne carried out “a series of extremely violent sexual offences”.

# courts - Friday 16 June, 2017

Court of Appeal finds woman who sued partner's parents after she lost an eye entitled to €200,000

A damages claim had been dismissed by the High Court in 2012.

Judge feels 'mentally sick' over 'rotten' Garda fixed charge penalties

People appearing before the judge have said they never received a Fixed Charge Penalty Notice, and so they never paid it.

Apology: Mr Viktoras Jenkus

Correction.

Man charged over pipe bomb found under prison officer's car

Legal aid has been granted to Mark O’Shea, who appeared before Dublin District Court today.

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Dublin woman now owns a quarter acre back garden due to council oversight

The woman’s grandfather had previously paid rent on and kept the land.

# courts - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Man who attacked 'good Samaritan' with a jagged beer can jailed for 12 months

John McDermott attacked Russ Hogan after he caught him observing him watching a woman take money from an ATM.

# courts - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Brothers who pocketed €8,000 in cash from bartending at Dublin charity concert given community service

Brothers John and Conal McGinley had pleaded guilty to one count of theft at the July 2016 gig in Dublin’s Marlay Park.

Care worker who locked out woman with intellectual disability awarded €15,000 for unfair dismissal

The care worker described the incident as “a bit of fun and banter”.

# courts - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Man accused of abducting, and stealing savings from, his own elderly father granted bail

Accused James O’Connor is charged with abduction and is also alleged to have stolen over €8,000 of his father’s pension and credit union savings.

HSE applies to be allowed induce labour of pregnant woman with mental age of eight years

The High Court heard that those caring for the woman, aged in her 20s, are unsure as to how well she understands what is happening to her.

# courts - Monday 12 June, 2017

Once again, Donald Trump's travel ban has been rejected by the courts

The ban has been rejected twice before – once in January and again in March.

Elderly residents at Clare hospital stay in bed all day as 'they've nowhere else to go', court hears

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) is attempting to close St Joseph’s Hospital to further admissions until 2021.

Charges dropped against one of the seven Jobstown defendants

Applause broke out in court after the charges against 50-year-old Ken Purcell were officially dropped.

# courts - Friday 2 June, 2017

Man acquitted in Dublin Mountains Tinder rape case

The defendant shouted at gardaí after the jury left the court.

Man remanded on bail after admitting to possessing thousands of child sex abuse images

The man admitted to possessing 2,683 images and 721 movie files in total.

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