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#Courts

# courts - Friday 20 July, 2018

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.

Man pleads guilty to unlawfully killing nephew's friend

Tadhg Butler was remanded in custody until a sentence hearing on 18 October.

Man pleads guilty to attempted murder of four children

The court heard that the Wicklow man attempted to strangle two of the children.

# courts - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Burglar with history of drug addiction thanks judge for 'saving' his life by putting him back into custody

At a hearing last month Boyle asked Judge O’Connor if he could be sent back to custody because he was struggling and finding it difficult on bail.

# 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.

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