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#Courts

# courts - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Judge questions credibility of claimant and holds him half-responsible for his injury

Mr Justice Raymond Groarke said the complainant had “a propensity of misinforming doctors regarding his injuries”.

# courts - Friday 24 November, 2017

Man jailed for defilement of 14-year-old girl after Wesley disco

Judge Melanie Greally praised the girl’s courage in coming forward at a young age for what she said was a “very difficult process”.

Solicitor accused of bringing cocaine to inmate at Mountjoy Prison

Cocaine worth €25 was allegedly found when his wallet was searched during a professional visit to the jail.

Jobstown protester pleads guilty to criminal damage of garda car

Dylan Collins has been remanded on bail until January.

Employee suspended by National Museum obsessed with tall women with long legs, court told

Dr Andrew Halpin has sued his employer over his formal suspension from his position as Assistant Keeper of Irish Antiquities.

# courts - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Rehab Group to drop its name and spend up to €40,000 on rebranding

“To put it simply, we are not in the business of ‘rehabilitation’. We are in the business of changing hearts and minds around disability.”

'I thought people would judge me, getting in a stranger's car': Alleged victim in Tinder assault case

The woman said she was using Tinder to practice speaking English.

# courts - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

'Lurid carry on': Court hears Clare man uploaded pictures of local girls to porn site

Evan Meehan took the girls’ profile pictures from Facebook.

'His face wasn't the same... he was a monster': Jury hears from alleged victim in Tinder sex assault case

The woman said she was using Tinder to practice speaking English.

Two men walked into Dublin pub wearing Freddy Krueger masks and shot man dead, court hears

Michael Barr was shot dead in the Sunset House pub in Dublin’s north inner city in April 2016.

# courts - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Man to be extradited in connection with murder of prison officer David Black

Black was shot dead on the M1 motorway by dissident republicans as he drove to work in Maghaberry Prison in 2012.

Man goes on trial accused of sexual assault on woman he met on Tinder

He has pleaded not guilty.

Three legal challenges to Dublin Airport's €320m runway thrown out

The three challenges were made by two residents’ groups and Friends of the Irish Environment.

# courts - Monday 20 November, 2017

RTÉ producer charged with child sex offences to return to Dublin on bail

Kieran Creaven, 54, faces charges of grooming and attempting to have sex with an underage girl.

# courts - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Court told Ennis teen will attempt to physically harm girl he defiled if released from custody

At Ennis Circuit Court, Sergeant John Casey said that he had “grave concerns” that the 19-year old male “poses a personal risk to the safety of the injured party”.

# courts - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Man who attacked pregnant woman and her brother over Facebook taunts jailed for five years

The judge described the attack as “unprovoked” and “premeditated”.

Man who allegedly carried loaded gun on Dublin-Belfast train to be tried at non-jury Special Criminal Court

23-year-old Ciaran Ryan was charged with three firearms offences following the July incident.

Ryanair brings Irish Independent and journalist to court

The journalist has recently been reporting on pay talks Ryanair has been having with pilots.

# courts - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'Insidious and frightening': Man jailed for 2.5 years for harassing Paddy Power employee

John Behan put the employee through “almost daily terror” for 18 months.

Probation Service recommends no jail for mother in case where baby sustained skull fracture and fractured legs

The woman can’t be named in order to protect the identity of her little girl.

Judge says that man who had 'passing familiarity with the truth' was part of orchestrated fraud for €240,000 claims

Insurance firm Zurich was awarded costs, likely to run to €20,000 in each case, against all four plaintiffs.

Man accused of fatal one-punch assault in Dublin drank 20 measures of rum on night in question, court hears

Luke O’Reilly died at Beaumont Hospital on Monday after sustaining serious head injuries in an attack.

Nephew of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch takes legal case against Wheatfield Prison

32-year-old Derek ‘Del Boy’ Hutch has been incarcerated at Wheatfield since 2011.

# courts - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'A fraud': Judge rules woman deliberately set trap for other driver in insurance scam

Mr Justice Raymond Groarke said Angela McDonagh set up the claim in an “amateur fashion”.

# courts - Monday 13 November, 2017

Man (35) charged with the murder of his wife Anne Colomines

Anne Colomines’ body was found in her Dublin apartment in October.

Four men charged with conspiracy to murder Dublin man remanded in custody

The case is connected to the ongoing feud between rival Hutch and Kinahan gangs.

# courts - Friday 10 November, 2017

Former GAA coach sentenced to seven years for dozens of sexual assaults on boys

Ronan McCormack abused one of the boys at least 60 to 100 times.

Pregnant woman sacked by Wrights of Howth restaurant receives €15k compensation

Dorota Murat was fired five weeks after informing bosses she was pregnant.

Mother-of-three forwarded child pornography clip in 'remarkably unusual' case

The woman said she sent the video to warn a friend about the dangers of leaving her children alone with her boyfriend.

# courts - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Man sues HSE after wife dies day after being discharged from hospital following overdose

Angelo Cloonan is seeking a damages claim from the HSE.

DPC 'welcomes detailed analysis' by High Court after appeal by Alan Shatter upheld

The appeal concerned an infamous appearance by Shatter and Wexford TD Mick Wallace on RTÉ’s Prime Time in 2013.

Teenager killed in crash wasn't wearing seatbelt because she dropped her phone, court told

The driver of the car, an older friend, was a learner driver and unaccompanied.

Man violently attacked home of ex-girlfriend because he couldn't deal with breakup, court hears

Derek Shevlin had a imitation gun when he went to his ex-girlfriend’s family home

# courts - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'We'll never forgive him': Former British Army soldier jailed for life for Dublin chip shop murder

66-year-old Donal Colgan was convicted today at his second trial for the murder of David Sheridan in August 2014.

UK Lotto millionaire accused of child sex offences has 44 extra charges brought against him

The offences offences include rape, sexual assault and child pornography charges.

Garda fear 'loss of life' as gangland feud 'erupts' on south side of Limerick, court told

Gardaí outlined their concerns during bail hearings for two men charged in connection with the shooting of a man.

# courts - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Body of young girl 'concealed' by herd of cows following fatal Kerry crash, court hears

14-year-old Caitlin Taylor died after the car in which she was a passenger left the road near Scartaglen, Co Kerry, on a night in June 2014.

Lawyer for TV fitness instructor found guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend calls her statement 'outlandish'

Mother-of-two Emma Murphy had already told a court she was punched in the face in front of their children when she confronted Usanga about cheating.

Man to be sentenced for defiling teenage girl after Wesley disco

The man has pleaded guilty.

# courts - Monday 6 November, 2017

'Any loud noise sends shivers down our spines': Family says life has changed since gunpoint robbery

The gang was armed with a sawn-off shotgun, a sledge hammer, and a baseball bat, Limerick Circuit Court heard.

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