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#Courts

# courts - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Nóirín O'Sullivan and her son are suing the Times newspaper group

The former Commissioner and her son appear to be suing the newspaper group over an article published last July concerning journalist Paul Williams.

# courts - Friday 13 July, 2018

Nine-year-old boy born in Ireland with sickle cell dies during deportation battle RIP

Nine-year-old boy born in Ireland with sickle cell dies during deportation battle

The “absolutely devastated” mother buried her son after his funeral Mass today.

# courts - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Irish Countrywomen's Association had 'tainted and flawed' advice in ballot papers dispute, court hears

A member claims that votes were not counted for election to the association’s national executive.

Two brothers found guilty of murder of gunman while father is acquitted

Dean and Jason Bradley have been found guilty of the murder of Neil Reilly.

Young woman found not guilty of dangerous driving causing the death of four friends

Car passengers Gemma Nolan, Charmaine Carroll, Niamh Doyle, and Aisling Middleton died almost instantly in the collision.

The State has dropped charges against a babysitter after four trials collapsed

The DPP said it would not pursue a fifth trial.

Raped woman blasts courts system for allowing victims' pasts to be used against them

The woman, who was aged 19 at the time of her ordeal in 2015, lambasted the courts for allowing her to be portrayed as ‘untrustworthy’.

Boy jailed for 12 months as Dublin cyclists blighted by canals menace

A judge told the Children’s Court that the jailed teen’s criminality was of an “almost unimaginable” level.

# courts - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Taoiseach says he'll consider law banning convicted sex offenders from using dating apps

Leo Varadkar said he would examine the proposal in detail.

Air hostess awarded €30k damages against Ryanair after falling down plane stairs

The court heard that she had struck her head and had been knocked unconscious for a brief period.

# courts - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

'The market was misled': Suspended sentence for Drumm for role in illegal loan scheme

Drumm pleaded guilty last month to authorising unlawful loans to a group of developers and businessmen in 2008.

Man in his 40s to appear in court over fatal stabbing in Limerick pub

Patrick O’Connor was fatally stabbed in Fitzgerald’s Bar on Saturday night.

Boy who witnessed toddler sister being attacked by tapir awarded €25,000

Ruari Owens suffered psychological injury over the incident, the court heard.

Court hears car 'shot across the road' into wrong lane before fatal crash that killed four

Dayna Kearney (22) of Crossneen, Carlow has pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving causing death.

# courts - Monday 9 July, 2018

Former Anglo boss David Drumm was trying to fix problem created by Sean Quinn, court hears

Drumm has already pleaded guilty to ten counts of authoritising or permitting Anglo to give unlawful financial assistance.

Youngest of three brothers accused of Dublin murder acquitted before jury begin deliberations

Ryan Bradley’s father Paul is also on trial for the alleged murder of Neil Reilly in Lucan in January 2017.

Former Ros Na Rún actor sentenced to six years in jail for oral rape

He had pleaded not guilty to the offence and has no previous convictions.

# courts - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Man jailed for randomly attacking his neighbours after 'three day bender'

Other neighbours were taken aback by the man’s behaviour, saying it was “not the person they knew”.

# courts - Friday 6 July, 2018

Ireland gives its support to Poland's judges caught up in retirement 'purge'

There have been grave concerns that the Polish government is trying to take control of its judiciary.

Man (24) jailed for 12 years for role in 'horrendous' burglary and assault of 81-year-old farmer

“I was very lucky in life that everyone I met were good people until I met these three boys,” the Dublin farmer told the court.

Ivor Callely gets suspended sentence after tearing up magazines and smearing teabags on GP's walls

Callely was caught after Dr James Dolan installed a hidden camera in his practice at 191 Howth Road, in Dublin 3.

# courts - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Homeless woman with 63 prior convictions admits carrying out burglary at Joan Burton's home

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

Waterford man jailed for 2.5 years for sending money to Islamic State

26-year-old Hassan Bal admitted to unlawfully transferring €400 for use by Isis and attempting to collect money for the group.

Garda dressed as a postman to deliver 36,000 ecstasy pills to suspected dealer

Philip Noonan was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison today.

Man accused of murdering Gareth Hutch had earplugs seized for DNA evidence, court hears

Gareth Hutch was shot dead in Dublin on the morning of 24 May 2016.

# courts - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Dublin woman jailed for three years for possessing gun for 'self protection'

Niamh Fitzpatrick said the Smith and Wesson revolver was hidden in her Ringsend home due to her life being under threat.

€25k award for bus passenger who was injured after driver braked to avoid hitting man

The court heard that the woman had been thrown forward, injuring her face, neck, shoulders and arm.

Man jailed for ATM scam where elderly victims were distracted and robbed

One woman would then tap the person on the shoulder and indicate that they had dropped €20.

# courts - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

'Help help please' - Court hears of text sent by alleged rape victim to friend during incident

The alleged assault happened in a town in the northwest in the aftermath of St Patrick’s Day celebrations in 2016.

'You couldn't write that': Son who found out he was adopted 50 years later takes Catholic adoption agency to High Court

Tressa Reeves claims her son was unlawfully taken from her, and she was denied information about him for decades.

Woman (44) charged over the burglary of Joan Burton's home

The woman is of no fixed address and was charged today.

Kerry man (26) who broke into 73-year-old woman’s home and raped her twice loses appeal

Mr Justice John Hedigan described the offence as “one of the most serious cases of rape”.

# courts - Monday 2 July, 2018

Judge praises friends for saving teenager from knife-wielding man in throes of psychotic episode at Hellfire Club

Michael Corbett (28) had attacked the 17-year-old with his own knife after chatting to him and his two friends.

Teenager who sexually assaulted half-brother (8) avoids jail sentence

The accused is from a dysfunctional family and had been in institutional care from a young age, the court heard.

Man jailed for five years for rape after being tracked down selling a phone on DoneDeal

30-year-old Martin Sherlock had raped the woman at her Dublin home in August 2015 after meeting her on dating app Badoo.

# courts - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Homeless man who stabbed hostel resident in face with butter knife gets suspended sentence

A probation report confirmed the man had been making progress and not reoffended.

# courts - Saturday 30 June, 2018

UK businessman who targeted neglected girls jailed for abuse in Ireland

The judge said these were “grave offences” and crimes at the most serious level.

# 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.