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#Courts

# courts - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Hospital secures court orders to stop two patients with dementia from leaving

One of the patients set off a fire alarm and has severe paranoia.

Boy (13) charged over Ana Kriegel murder released on bail supervision programme

The terms of bail, which required an independent surety, were not stated at the hearing today.

'Guilty of f***ing what' - Dublin man shouts in court when found guilty of Louth double murder

Jason O’Driscoll has been found guilty of the murders of Anthony Burnett and Joseph Redmond in Co Louth in March 2012.

# courts - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

DPP employee accused of leaking confidential information about murder trials

The trials stem from the murder of dissident republican Peter Butterly in 2013.

# courts - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Local horse trader ended girl's dream of becoming vet after he raped her, court told

The woman said the job she had taken hoping to prepare for her future, instead led to the end of her dreams.

Man who shot dead a dissident republican in pub car park gets life sentence

Dean Evans apologised to his victim’s family and said he made decisions as a younger man that he would not make today.

Teen receives suspended sentence for impeding investigation into murder committed by his brothers

36-year-old Neil Reilly was murdered in Lucan in January last year.

# courts - Monday 30 July, 2018

Pete Taylor is suing the Sunday World newspaper

Taylor, who was shot in an early-morning attack on his Bray boxing club in early June, launched the proceedings last Friday.

Boy (13) charged over Ana Kriegel murder to be granted bail

Judge John O’Connor agreed to a “remand in custody with consent to bail” but it is understood bail won’t be taken up for several days.

Verdicts in Gareth Hutch murder trial to be handed down in October

Hutch was shot dead as he was getting into his car outside Avondale House flats on North Cumberland Street in Dublin.

Two organised crime ‘foot soldiers’ jailed for ‘shambolic’ plan to murder man

Gary Gleeson and Stephen Dunne were sentenced to 12 years each.

# courts - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Man jailed for 'horrifying' knife attack on his ex-wife

A court heard the woman would have “drowned in her own blood” without immediate medical intervention.

Teen who caused €50,000 in damage to detention centre jailed for four years

On one occasion Michael Ward set fire to a room.

# courts - Friday 27 July, 2018

Man who had sex with 14-year-old neighbour has sentence delayed

The man had initially denied knowing the girl, but later admitted to having sex with her in his bedroom.

'I went to rob it as a joke. I didn't mean it': Post office raider jailed for two and a half years

Judge Martina Baxter said the offence was a “despicable, cowardly act” perpetrated on an elderly man.

Dublin man receives eight-year sentence for sexually abusing two girls

The judge described the man’s actions as “gratuitous, depraved and exploitative”.

Garda found guilty of assaulting two women in car wins appeal against conviction

The judge said there was “residual doubt” concerning the guilt of Brian Hanrahan.

# courts - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Rape trial jury discharged after juror says others were 'slagging' him

The judge agreed to excuse him.

Man who launched vicious assault on girlfriend gets suspended sentence

The attack took place in 2003.

Man jailed for 10 years for infecting two former partners with HIV

The victims told the court that the man would tell people to stay away from them because they had the virus.

Man (23) charged in relation to murder of Limerick man Martin Clancy

Clancy, who was originally from Moyross, was found almost a week after his suspected killing.

# courts - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Homeless grandmother jailed for nine months over burglary at home of Joan Burton

The incident happened when the Labour TD had gone out to give a talk at a community crime prevention meeting.

# courts - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Judgement reserved in extradition challenge by Algerian man accused of terror

The State has opposed the application.

Former director stole over €1 million from charity, friends and family, court told

Thefts of over €280,000 came to light when a staff member noticed discrepancies on the accounts.

# courts - Monday 23 July, 2018

Former Defence Forces member who recorded young girl exposing herself jailed

The girl was aged between 11 and 13 years old at the time of the offence.

Woman, who attacked and pulled clumps of hair from mum travelling with baby on Dublin Bus, avoids jail

Judge Martin Nolan noted that there were “pre-existing tensions” between the two families involved.

Brothers beaten up outside Dublin nightclub awarded over €50,000 in damages

The judge described it as a very disturbing incident.

Man (20s) pleads guilty to the rape of a teenage Spanish student in Dublin last year

Eoin Berkley has been remanded in custody to face sentencing on 22 October.

# courts - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Minister keen to give Smithfield family court complex the green light

The integrated court complex has been hampered in delays for years.

# courts - Friday 20 July, 2018

Man who committed €100,000 in welfare fraud handed 18 month sentence after original judge let him go

30-year-old John Stokes was not entitled to a suspended sentence due to the gravity of his crime, Justice Patrick McCarthy said.

Former Defence Forces member jailed for 18 years for 'horrendous' sexual abuse of daughter

John Murphy abused his daughter Sophia on dates between 1988 and 2001, and also in 2010.

Man pleads guilty to murder after being arrested in Spain following failure to show up for trial

Dean Evans pleaded guilty to his role in the murder of Peter Butterly today.

# courts - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Donegal teenager acquitted of raping schoolmate after meeting at a takeaway

The 19-year-old youth had denied one count of rape and another of oral rape of a girl.

# courts - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Teenager jailed after deliberately driving car at garda patrol vehicle

Ross Thompson pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two charges of endangerment and a charge of dangerous driving.

Cliff Richard wins €235,000 court case against the BBC

The action was taken over the BBC’s decision to broadcast a police raid on Richard’s home in 2014.

'No place in a modern justice system': Poor box receipts up despite minister's promise to scrap it

Minister Charlie Flanagan said the system “is no longer a fit place in justice administration”.

# courts - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Murder, rape and manslaughter: This is what Ireland's courts looked like last year

The number of rape trials heard in the Central Criminal Court increased by 22% from 59 in 2016 to 77 last year.

A man convicted of raping his sister-in-law threatened to sue her for defamation when she spoke about abuse

The man was 59 when he raped his 15-year-old sister-in-law.

Two fraudsters told they must pay €23k for private detectives who tracked them down

The two men hired a Ford Fiesta at Dublin Airport so they could “crash” it into another car in a staged accident.

# courts - Monday 16 July, 2018

Judge says victims of tiger kidnapping deserve 'enormous respect' as she jails men for total of 52 years

This was the fifth time the case went to trial.

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