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#Courts

# courts - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Two men released on bail after appearing in court over assault of Laois footballer Daniel O'Reilly

O’Reilly was assaulted in the Potato Market area of Carlow at around 1am on Monday.

Dundalk stabbing accused Mohamed Morei's nationality still unknown 92 days after murder

Morei was unable to appear in court again today.

Collapse of Carillion pushes building contractor Sammon into examinership

Carillion went bust in early January, as a result of debts of over £1.5 billion.

# courts - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Irish Water fined €6,000 for delaying works needed to reduce cancer-linked pollution levels

A court heard drinking water from treatment plants had excessive levels of THMs.

# courts - Monday 2 April, 2018

Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments

Charlie Flanagan says it is no longer fit for purpose.

Man remanded in custody after being charged over firearm and ammunition seizure

William McCarthy was charged with three counts for unlawful possession of two revolvers and 10 rounds of ammunition.

# courts - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Judge warns David Drumm jury not to carry out research on social media

Judge Karen O’Connor said the jury must come to their own conclusion based on the evidence they hear in court.

US court rules families of 9/11 victims can sue Saudi Arabia

A US judge ruled that the plaintiffs had “narrowly articulate a reasonable basis” to proceed.

# courts - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

9 weeks, 2 days: The key moments of the rugby rape trial

The trial lasted nine weeks and was the subject of intense media scrutiny over the period due to the high profile nature of the defendants.

Celebrity chef Kevin Dundon is suing the HSE over medical procedure

Dundon suffered two pulmonary embolisms following a medical procedure last year.

# courts - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Two Meath brothers convicted of raping two of their sisters

The pair were tried separately and both convicted of the offences dating as far as back as 1983.

Jury in rugby rape trial will continue deliberating on charges tomorrow

The judge told the jury to take into account the good characters of all four defendants and the inconsistencies in their stories.

Former sports coach to be sent forward for trial on 99 charges of alleged assault on boys

The alleged incidents date back to the 1980s.

Poolbeg incinerator operator fined for breaking environmental protection licence

The incinerator is run by The Dublin Waste to Energy project.

# courts - Monday 26 March, 2018

'A woman is entitled to say no': Jury hears more closing remarks from judge in rugby rape trial

Judge Patricia Smyth also said the witnesses’ lapses in memory may be down to alcohol consumption.

'Devastating and demoralising': Marital rape survivor criticises judgment reducing man's sentence

The woman – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said she was shocked at the reduction of the sentence.

# courts - Friday 23 March, 2018

Two men who hijacked a skip-hire truck and attacked the driver jailed

One was sentenced to five years, with two suspended, and the other received four years, with two suspended.

Garda and former Tipp hurling captain awarded €195k for suffering 'devastating injuries' on duty

Garda Aidan Flanagan was kicked in the back while arresting a youth for burglary.

'Come back Joshua': Mother delivers impact statement as father sentenced to life for murdering baby

The jury had deliberated for over seven and a half hours before reaching a verdict.

Rugby rape trial jury told 'morals of any person involved are completely irrelevant'

The trial will enter its ninth week at Belfast Crown Court on Monday, when the jury will begin its deliberations.

Man found guilty of sexually assaulting and falsely imprisoning women

When one of the women ran away he caught her and began punching her repeatedly.

Couple in Kildare sentenced over 'one of largest welfare fraud cases in the State'

The couple claimed rent allowance to pay off a mortgage that the husband got under a false name.

# courts - Thursday 22 March, 2018

40-year-old man to be sentenced in May for harassment of Sharon Ní Bheoláin

Conor O’Hora also pleaded guilty to knowingly possessing child pornography at his home.

Man told gardaí he was 'absolutely not guilty' of murder of Vincent Ryan

“Nothing got to do with me at all.”

Man who exploited young girls ordered not to take part in computer programming course

Matthew Horan was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years with the final two years suspended.

Rory Harrison's barrister says he's 'not a weasel' but a 'decent guy' in closing arguments

Harrison’s barrister’s address to the jury earlier today marked the final stage of the trial ahead of Judge Patricia Smyth’s charge.

Declan Ganley WILL be joined as a co-defendant in Denis O'Brien's action against Red Flag Consulting

The decision by Justice Miriam O’Regan comes after a two-day hearing on the subject last week.

Jury to resume deliberations in case of man accused of murdering infant son

The jury began deliberating at 11.40am this morning.

Regency trial adjourned for three months over investigation into death of lead investigator

Senior prosecuting counsel Sean Gillane SC told the court today that “considerable progress” had been made in the enquiry.

# courts - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Father accused of murdering infant son could be found guilty of manslaughter, jury told

The judge told the jury that to be guilty of murder, an accused person must at the time of the killing have a guilty state of mind.

# courts - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Fund secures order requiring 'squatters' to leave Dublin property

The Judge said the premises should be vacated by 7pm on Friday 23 March.

Burglar, who almost bled to death after falling through skylight of target building, avoids jail time

38-year-old Stephen McCullagh, who claimed he had taken “20 tablets” before attempting the robbery, now has no feeling in his injured fingers.

Boy whose laptop exploded has €20,000 settlement approved

A judge said the incident was “scary”.

Father accused of murdering infant son has inconsistencies in his account of death, court hears

John Tighe has pleaded not guilty to murdering his son Joshua on 1 June 2013.

# courts - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Man (40s) charged in connection with murder of Joanne Lee

He was charged today and will appear before a court this morning.

# courts - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Board of management 'knew nothing' about Christian Brothers' plan to sell part of school playing fields

The Christian Brothers deny acting unconscionably over the sale of part of the school playing grounds.

Two men jailed for punching and kicking a female wheelchair user outside her home

The two men pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm.

# courts - Friday 16 March, 2018

# courts - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Dublin student gets three year suspended sentence after cannabis found in wardrobe

The 20-year-old man, who has no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to possessing the cannabis herb.

State does not accept Graham Dwyer's privacy was breached by use of mobile phone records in his trial

Dwyer, 45, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Elaine O’Hara.

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