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#Courts

# courts - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Conman who stole by deception almost €19,000 from 'vulnerable' woman he met on dating site has paid back 'significant sum'

The man conned a woman he met through the dating website smooch.com over five months in 2013.

# courts - Monday 18 December, 2017

'I could've lost my eye': Woman who stabbed teen in the face with stiletto to escape jail time

The incident happened during a drunken row after a school graduation ceremony.

Jailed sex offender takes to High Court after being disciplined for criticising victim support group

Brian Doolan was convicted and jailed for 12 years, with two suspended in 2016.

Teen found guilty of murder tells family 'don't worry, it's only an extra few years' as he awaits life sentencing

19-year-old Graham McEvoy has been found guilty of stabbing his best friend to death.

Man who took ex-girlfriend to secluded location and repeatedly beat her escapes jail time

Ian Kelly of Turvey Avenue, Inchicore, Dublin has 10 previous convictions.

Father-of-five who assaulted 'popular, gentle' man who later died jailed for 2.5 years

Construction worker Paul Gill pleaded guilty to assaulting Patrick Kelly today.

# courts - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Grandfather who raped his niece on Christmas night remanded in custody

The woman only reported the offence when she discovered her uncle had circulated a letter to his family.

# courts - Friday 15 December, 2017

Man and woman charged over 'frightening' aggravated burglary in Terenure

A man in his 60s was forced to withdraw money from his bank account following a raid at his home.

Irish man convicted of using another person's passport to travel to Italy on holidays

Edward McCarthy was caught on his arrival back in Dublin Airport.

Man loses case against Irish council's refusal to hold ceremony for Christians killed by IS

The man had claimed the council was discriminating against him on religious grounds by refusing to hold a wreath-laying ceremony.

Sentencing adjourned in Tinder sexual assault case over guilty man's previous convictions

The man was found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman he met on Tinder last month.

Man jailed for nine years for 'reprehensible' sexual abuse of partner's two sons

The offending came to light after the older victim suspected that the man may be abusing his younger brother also.

# courts - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Two brothers kicked, punched and spat at gardaí and stripped down 'entirely'

Sam and Craig Mooney pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to criminal damage to a garda patrol car.

Man goes on trial for sexually assaulting a bar woman on the dance floor of a late night bar

The man pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to sexually assaulting the woman.

# courts - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Former company director who stole over €460,000 from another firm to keep business afloat sentenced to 18 months in prison

Judge Martin Nolan said the woman had no “base motives” for her behaviour

Man (45) jailed for 7 and a half years after raping two women he met in a nightclub

The man told the jury he had consensual unprotected sex with one woman, and denied having sex with the other victim.

Defence Forces officer launches court challenge over report into corruption allegations

A report into the allegations made by Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Lane has not been published.

Couple battling to keep home discovered they're victims of tracker mortgage scandal 'by accident'

The family were forced to go to the St Vincent de Paul to put food on the table for their children after paying €1,080 a month in mortgage repayments.

# courts - Monday 11 December, 2017

German phone operator fined €66,000 for ripping off hundreds of elderly Irish customers

Yourtel pleaded guilty to 88 counts under the Communications Act for charging 560 customers for a service that was requested but not supplied.

Pregnant woman 'truly believed' she would die after being beaten unconscious by husband

Muhammed Tajik was sentenced to three years in jail.

Man brings High Court challenge against Irish State over border poll

Raymond McCord is seeking clarity over the State policy on the holding of a border poll.

Sister of assault victim who died still sets his dinner place at Christmas, court hears

Paul Gill had pleaded not guilty to unlawfully killing Patrick Kelly.

# courts - Friday 8 December, 2017

Two Dublin men charged with possession of 4kg of explosive TNT

One of the men was previously charged with membership of the IRA.

Jury fails to reach verdict in case of Dublin man accused of double murder

Jason O’Driscoll stood accused of killing Anthony Burnett and Joseph Redmond in Louth in 2012.

# courts - Thursday 7 December, 2017

David Mahon loses appeal against seven year sentence for killing of stepson Dean Fitzpatrick

David Mahon had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Dean Fitzpatrick.

Real IRA leader jailed for 11-and-a-half years for plotting attack during Prince Charles visit

Seamus McGrane was convicted of directing terrorism in the State.

Ex-garda jailed for drink-driving and telling gardaí he would put a cancer curse on them

The judge said he had never heard “such vile utterances out of anyone in custody”.

# courts - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Car insurance report: Payouts for whiplash must be linked to severity of the injury

The report finds the rise in insurance premiums are linked to the claims relating to soft tissue injuries.

# courts - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

A law graduate scalded on a Ryanair flight has been awarded €10,000

The UCD student was awarded the damages two hours before his graduation.

# courts - Monday 4 December, 2017

Man who sexually assaulted friend's 13-year-old step-son jailed for five years

The 42-year-old man was aware the 13-year-old boy had recently come out as gay and that he had been a victim of previous sexual abuse.

Jobstown teen cleared of false imprisonment of Joan Burton on appeal

Jason Lester, now aged 18, had been convicted of false imprisonment of the former Labour leader and one of her assistants in the Children’s Court.

Man due in court this morning over €4 million cannabis seizure in Lucan

Gardaí stopped the truck he was driving on Friday and discovered the drugs.

# courts - Friday 1 December, 2017

71-year-old sentenced to seven years over Belfast robberies that targeted older women

One woman managed to hit him with her walking stick, preventing the theft.

Homeless man sentenced to five years for robbing elderly couple of their holiday money

Gardaí recovered €9,600 but the couple missed their family holiday.

Man to go on trial over alleged harassment of RTÉ's Sharon Ní Bheoláin

The man also faces two other charges for possessing child pornography in texts and images.

# courts - Thursday 30 November, 2017

'Hope you're not upset with me': Man accused of sexual assault during massage sent client texts

The accused admitted he had sent the text, but denied all allegations.

Man found guilty of sexually assaulting woman he met through Tinder

He will be sentenced on 15 December.

# courts - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Man goes on trial accused of sexually assaulting woman during massage session

The man has pleaded not guilty.

Woman who glassed victim in pub told gardaí she 'only meant to throw the drink at her'

Celina O’Driscoll said she got drunk because she was nervous about a night out with work colleagues.

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