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#Courts

# courts - Thursday 15 March, 2018

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.

Man jailed for four months for sexually assaulting student on bus

The man said he was disgusted with himself and pleaded guilty to the offence.

Judge hears all cases under garda surveillance after threat of 'hand grenade day'

Judge Jacqueline Linnane was put on notice of the threat just before she was due to sit in the Circuit Civil Court.

Man who threw burning pint glass of petrol into neighbour's garden jailed for 16 months

The 23-year-old spent four days in hospital after sustaining burns after striking a match to the glass full of petrol.

# courts - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Graham Dwyer told that his challenge against how phone records were used in his trial is 'misconceived'

Dwyer is taking a case against Ireland’s data retention laws.

'That was the time for Denis O'Brien to emerge from the shadows, but he didn't'

A second day of submissions saw the defence of Declan Ganley outlined in the context of Denis O’Brien’s suit against Red Flag Consulting.

Man cleared of murdering trespasser in home with garden shears

This is the first murder case defended under the Defence and Dwelling Act.

# courts - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Man who threatened to kill ex's parents while swinging axe avoids jail

Gavin O’Reilly has two children with his former partner.

Former TD comes centre stage in attempt by Denis O'Brien to name Declan Ganley in court action

Details of texts sent and received, and an affidavit filed in favour of Denis O’Brien, by Galway politician Colm Keaveney were detailed in the High Court today.

# courts - Monday 12 March, 2018

Man jailed for 3.5 years for raping woman he was dating

In her victim impact statement, the woman said the rape had “destroyed her spirit”.

High Court judge says changes in Poland have 'systematically damaged' the rule of law and breached democracy

The High Court referred an extradition case to the European Court of Justice.

Man charged with murder of 25-year-old father in north Dublin

Vincent Ryan was shot dead while sitting in his car in November 2016.

Rory Harrison accused of being 'delegated' to look after distressed woman after alleged rape

Rory Harrison was also accused of displaying “misguided loyalty” to his friends.

Boy charged with attempted murder after woman was seriously injured in stabbing

The 15-year-old will stand trial in the Central Criminal Court.

Man jailed for sexual assault on woman he met on Tinder

The former civil servant said her life would never be the same again.

# courts - Saturday 10 March, 2018

High Court rules that teenager's HIV need not be disclosed to young woman

The case was taken by the Child and Family Agency.

Paddy Jackson would be the 'last person in the world to rape someone', court hears

The court heard from Rory Harrison, who is accused of withholding information, today.

Man who robbed three shops in Dublin with a blood-filled syringe jailed for four and a half years

The court heard the 37-year-old was ‘largely institutionalised’ from time spent in jail.

# courts - Friday 9 March, 2018

Glenda Gilson's parents lose Dublin home due to debt

A judge has given them six months to sell the property “before the bank does”.

Former RTE producer Kieran Creaven sentenced to 18 months for child sex offences

The 55-year-old had pleaded guilty to child sex offences in Leeds.

Man charged with murder of Adrian Donohoe to face ‘trial on indictment’

This means Aaron Brady will face trial in the Central Criminal Court.

Court hears postman, accused of causing death of woman by dangerous driving, told eye expert that he didn't drive

David Byrne (42) denies dangerous driving causing the death of 70-year-old Patricia Dunne in north Dublin on 16 October 2015.

# courts - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Choke hold that HSE paramedic allegedly put on student nurse 'could have been life-threatening', court hears

Ennis Circuit Court heard today that the alleged offence “would result in a restriction of oxygen to the brain”.

Family calls for fresh autopsy for woman who died of sepsis after being 'scalded' with hot tea

The post-mortem results of Daphne Anderson (91) were altered after a pathologist heard evidence during an inquest.

Baby, whose father is accused of his murder, had paper from two tissue boxes in his throat when he died

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

Couple awarded €20,000 after being wrongly accused of not paying for a meal at a restaurant

The couple had been at the restaurant for a family meal.

Judge dismisses claim worker's thumb injury was worsened by 'his daughter tugging it', awards him €23,000

Robert Owczarek had injured his right thumb while stacking crates at Dunnes Stores in the Ashleaf Shopping Centre in January 2016.

What the 'unborn' ruling means for the Eighth Amendment referendum

Yesterday, the Supreme Court clarified that the unborn does not have constitutional rights outside of the Eighth Amendment.

# courts - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Father accused of murdering his baby told doctor who arrived on scene to 'do something'

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

Judge in test case refuses to grant late bar extension to bar on Good Friday

Legislation was passed in January allowing pubs and other licensed premises in Ireland to open on Good Friday.

HSE paramedic 'knocked out' student nurse and 'choked' pregnant woman, court hears

The court heard of the incidents which allegedly occurred during a first aid class.

Paddy Jackson said he would have 'freaked out' if he knew a woman left his house in tears

The rugby player denies raping a young woman.

Man refused bail after being charged with handling €1,400 stolen goods during alleged Lidl looting

Liam Walsh, aged 26, appeared at Dublin District Court charged under the Theft and Fraud Act.

Man jailed for 6.5 years for sexual exploitation and defilement of child

The girl’s mother contacted gardaí after finding concerning messages on her laptop.

Teacher who lost €75,000 case against McDonald's after teenagers insulted him appeals decision

Christian Morris had previously brought a defamation suit against McDonald’s Donaghmede after a group of teenagers called him ‘a paedophile and a faggot’ and stole his phone.

# courts - Monday 5 March, 2018

National Maternity Hospital to seek injunction against inquiry into Malak Thawley's death

If granted, the injunction will prevent the inquiry from proceeding until the hospital’s judicial review challenge has been determined.

Nurse tells court she is unsure a father followed her instructions as baby choked on tissue

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

Dessie O'Hare to stand trial accused of false imprisonment and threatening a man's life

O’Hare was charged on 9 June 2015. He appeared before the Dublin District Court today where he was served a booked of evidence.

Woman jailed for three years for staging housemate’s suicide

The judge said he took into account the fact that the accused was “one of life’s victims”.