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#Courts

# courts - Friday 29 June, 2018

Former care worker acquitted of stealing over €43k from elderly woman

A jury at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court returned a verdict of not guilty on ten charges.

Two men found in burning car died of gunshot wounds to their heads, court hears

A 35-year-old Dubliner is charged with murdering the two men.

13-year-old boy accused of murdering Ana Kriegel denied bail

He has been remanded to appear again on 23 July.

David Drumm pleads guilty to role in providing unlawful loans to the 'Maple 10'

Drumm was found guilty on charges of conspiracy to defraud the public and of false accounting earlier this month.

Man loses High Court challenge against Northern Ireland Secretary over border poll

Raymond McCord wants both governments to set out the criteria for the holding of a border poll.

Judge urges dentists working out of the same building to solve 'toxic' working environment

One of the dentists claims a camera was installed to spy on his staff.

# courts - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Man accused of murdering Gareth Hutch tells court it was 'not his thing going around murdering people'

Thomas Fox also said he had no reason to fight with the Hutch family.

Homeless man who brandished toy gun on Dart given 12-month suspended sentence

The man pleaded guilty to possessing a realistic imitation firearm at Connolly Station on 10 July 2017.

# courts - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Murder trial hears of how bodies of two men were found 'fused together' in burnt out car

A 34-year-old Dubliner is charged with murdering the two men.

Witness says man accused of infecting two women with HIV asked her not to tell anyone of clinic encounter

The man has pleaded not guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the two women.

Warrant issued for arrest of sex offender (67) who sexually assaulted juveniles

The man failed to show for a court appearance today.

Judge defers bail hearing for 13-year-old boy accused of murdering Ana Kriegel

The teenager was accompanied to the proceedings by his parents.

# courts - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Ex-partner of man accused of infecting her with HIV says he 'wasn't shocked' over her diagnosis

The man has pleaded not guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the two women.

# courts - Monday 25 June, 2018

Man who repeatedly raped ex-partner and teenage foster daughter jailed for 18 years

The 37-year-old Limerick man threatened the child’s foster mother with a knife during the night long ordeal.

US Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal by Brendan Dassey of Netflix's Making a Murderer

Dassey was 16 years old when he confessed to authorities that he had joined his uncle in a murder.

Man goes on trial accused of causing serious harm to two ex-girlfriends by passing on HIV

The man has pleaded not guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the two women.

Trump calls for 'these people' to be deported 'without courts or judges'

The American president appears to be suggesting that asylum-seekers should be denied due process when attempting to enter the US.

# courts - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Teen given 10-month sentence for involvement in drug-fuelled gang robbery in Temple Bar

The victim was attacked and robbed after he refused to hand over his wallet and phone.

# courts - Friday 22 June, 2018

Sexual assault trials in the North: 'Anonymity of complainant is now a figment of our imagination'

Sir John Gillen said the report into Northern Ireland’s law would consider the anonymity of defendants.

65-year-old man admits sexually abusing three children

The man knows he will be going into custody for a substantial time, the court heard.

# courts - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Rape conviction quashed over ruling that prevented girl (15) being asked about contraceptive pill

The man was sentenced to eight years imprisonment on 29 July 2016.

Third retrial of Cavan childminder accused of harming baby collapses

The defence team was “potentially hamstrung” over emails between expert witnesses on the case.

# courts - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Father-of-two pleads guilty to sex attacks on women he met on Tinder

Patrick Nevin (36) pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court this morning.

# courts - Monday 18 June, 2018

Woman 'feared she was going to be killed by burglars' as tax inspectors searched TD's house

The woman was in Independent TD Michael Lowry’s home when Revenue officers raided it, a jury has heard.

# courts - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Judge suggests reform of sentences for elderly people as he jails 78-year-old paedophile

Patrick O’Brien pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 15 counts of sexual assault.

Ex-solicitor Michael Lynn granted bail ahead of trial in 2020

Lynn had fled to Brazil.

# courts - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Childminder trial: Court told there's 'solid evidence' 10-month-old baby had been abused

A hospital report detailed brain haemorrhages, facial bruising, and detached retinas among the baby’s injuries.

Pub customers 'jeered' at man carrying out robbery with imitation gun, court told

The customers were described as “robust” and carried out a citizen’s arrest of the man.

# courts - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Retrial of childminder accused of causing harm to 10-month-old baby gets under way

Sandra Higgins has pleaded not guilty.

79-year-old Irish citizen wanted in US over child sex charges calls to be prosecuted in Ireland

The man has brought a High Court challenge requiring the DPP to consider prosecuting him in Ireland rather than in the US.

# courts - Monday 11 June, 2018

Man sentenced to 16 years for luring British model to Italy and kidnapping her

Polish national Lukasz Herba claimed that the model had organised the kidnapping as a publicity stunt to boost her professional career.

State prosecutor says TD Michael Lowry and his company 'cooked the books'

The State’s case is that the transaction was “done at the behest of Mr Lowry”.

Man jailed for punching, kicking and repeatedly raping woman has conviction overturned on appeal

The three-judge Court of Appeal directed a retrial.

State settles case with Drogheda family over death of eight-day-old baby

In July 2014, baby Thomas died after a feeding tube was inserted into a chamber of his heart.

# courts - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Private faces discharge for pointing loaded rifle while 'having a laugh' in barracks

The court heard that he breached ‘every single safeguard that had been put in place’ around lethal weapons.

# courts - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Taxi driver ordered to pay €17,800 to man despite claims he wasn't present at car crash

The driver had claimed another man was driving the car.

# courts - Friday 8 June, 2018

Man (73) who admitted abusing two sisters will not face retrial for abusing their brother

A previous conviction was overturned following a successful appeal.

Dublin man who went on cocaine-fuelled rampage armed with submachine gun jailed

The man has received a nine-year prison sentence.

'One thousand days like this': High Court Master questions banks on their 'pressing need' to evict people

This week Edmund Honohan again highlighted the need for a legal aid system in repossession cases.

# courts - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Man 'threatened to make personal photos of ex public after beating her up'

A judge told Christopher Lenihan he is undoubtedly facing a prison sentence.