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Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Teenager pleads guilty to murder of Romanian man
# Courts
# Courts

Teenager pleads guilty to murder of Romanian man

Mar 24th 2021, 5:36 PM 26,139 Views 0 Comments

An inquest heard that the dead man suffered ‘multi-force trauma to the head’.

Friday 12 March, 2021

Getaway driver in bid by organised crime gang to murder man in west Dublin jailed for ten years
# Courts
# Courts

Getaway driver in bid by organised crime gang to murder man in west Dublin jailed for ten years

Mar 12th 2021, 12:44 PM 12,150 Views 1 Comment

The judge said Lee Boylan was shot three times at close range.

Thursday 11 March, 2021

35-year-old man who decapitated mother in her Louth home jailed for life
# Ardee
# Ardee

35-year-old man who decapitated mother in her Louth home jailed for life

Mar 11th 2021, 2:10 PM 37,909 Views 8 Comments

Tomasz Krzysztof Piotrowski previously lied to psychiatrists in an attempt to get a diagnosis of schizophrenia and a lesser sentence.

Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Father-of-four who fired gun at halting site and could be heard saying 'I'll kill you all' has been jailed for six years
# Simon Quilligan
# Simon Quilligan

Father-of-four who fired gun at halting site and could be heard saying 'I'll kill you all' has been jailed for six years

Mar 9th 2021, 6:03 PM 28,942 Views 0 Comments

Quilligan had denied all the charges against him.

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Monday 22 February, 2021

Man (29) given 14-year term for killing mother in 'frenzied attack' after ingesting 'cocktail' of drugs
# Celyn Eadon
# Celyn Eadon

Man (29) given 14-year term for killing mother in 'frenzied attack' after ingesting 'cocktail' of drugs

Feb 22nd 2021, 1:30 PM 27,992 Views 20 Comments

A judge said Celyn Eadon “remains at risk of inflicting violence on the public”.

Thursday 18 February, 2021

Man (58) who raped six-month-old baby to be sentenced next week
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Man (58) who raped six-month-old baby to be sentenced next week

Feb 18th 2021, 6:42 PM 49,579 Views 0 Comments

The 58-year-old also produced sexually explicit images of four other children.

Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Former vet wanted in UK over charges of sex with animals appears in court on foot of extradition warrant
# Oliver Lown
# Oliver Lown

Former vet wanted in UK over charges of sex with animals appears in court on foot of extradition warrant

Feb 9th 2021, 6:22 PM 45,054 Views 0 Comments

Oliver Lown is wanted in Suffolk to face the charges.

Monday 1 February, 2021

Man who stabbed stranger in the head and 'destroyed his life' jailed for 7.5 years
# Thomas Power
# Thomas Power

Man who stabbed stranger in the head and 'destroyed his life' jailed for 7.5 years

Feb 1st 2021, 1:37 PM 37,640 Views 56 Comments

The judge highlighted that offences involving the use of knives need to be discouraged.

Monday 25 January, 2021

Four men to face trial in June charged with attempted murder of Wayne Whelan
# Wayne Whelan
# Wayne Whelan

Four men to face trial in June charged with attempted murder of Wayne Whelan

Jan 25th 2021, 3:01 PM 14,856 Views 0 Comments

Whelan was shot a number of times in Lucan in September 2019.

Friday 11 December, 2020

'Border Fox' Dessie O'Hare dismisses lawyers ahead of appeal against seven-year sentence
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

'Border Fox' Dessie O'Hare dismisses lawyers ahead of appeal against seven-year sentence

Dec 11th 2020, 1:09 PM 21,630 Views 0 Comments

O’Hare was jailed for falsely imprisoning a family in their home and for leading a “disturbingly violent” attack on another man.

Monday 7 December, 2020

Trial of four men accused of falsely imprisoning and assaulting Kevin Lunney to go ahead next month
# Qih
# Qih

Trial of four men accused of falsely imprisoning and assaulting Kevin Lunney to go ahead next month

Updated Dec 7th 2020, 3:20 PM 11,144 Views 0 Comments

The Special Criminal Court today refused an application from the defence to adjourn the 12-week trial.

Friday 4 December, 2020

Man who stabbed fisherman found guilty of manslaughter
# Criminal Court
# Criminal Court

Man who stabbed fisherman found guilty of manslaughter

Dec 4th 2020, 5:59 PM 19,160 Views 0 Comments

The man had walked into a garda station in blood-stained clothes with a knife on the night of the incident.

Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Key witness failed to give evidence in Aaron Brady trial after receiving threats, High Court judge hears
# Courts
# Courts

Key witness failed to give evidence in Aaron Brady trial after receiving threats, High Court judge hears

Nov 24th 2020, 1:34 PM 18,232 Views 0 Comments

Colin Hoey had initially provided an alibi for Aaron Brady but later retracted it.

Monday 9 November, 2020

Two who murdered man with screwdriver at Limerick house party fail to have convictions overturned
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Two who murdered man with screwdriver at Limerick house party fail to have convictions overturned

Nov 9th 2020, 4:02 PM 22,646 Views 6 Comments

The two were found guilty of the murder of Shane Murphy on 30 April, 2015.

Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Court told Jim Mansfield Jnr 'effectively delivered' an employee to men who falsely imprisoned him
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Court told Jim Mansfield Jnr 'effectively delivered' an employee to men who falsely imprisoned him

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:54 PM 32,513 Views 0 Comments

Mansfield is charged with conspiracy to commit false imprisonment.

Thursday 22 October, 2020

Man (50) to stand trial accused of impeding investigation into the murder of Keane Mulready Woods
# Courts
# Courts

Man (50) to stand trial accused of impeding investigation into the murder of Keane Mulready Woods

Oct 22nd 2020, 12:09 PM 26,099 Views 0 Comments

Mulready Woods, from Drogheda, was last seen alive in the town on 12 January.

Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Special arrangements made ahead of the sentencing of Aaron Brady in court tomorrow
# Courts
# Courts

Special arrangements made ahead of the sentencing of Aaron Brady in court tomorrow

Oct 13th 2020, 10:42 AM 30,412 Views 0 Comments

Aaron Brady was found guilty of the capital murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe on 11 August.

Monday 12 October, 2020

High Court rules that Ian Bailey cannot be extradited to France in connection with murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier
# High Court
# High Court

High Court rules that Ian Bailey cannot be extradited to France in connection with murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

Updated Oct 12th 2020, 3:25 PM 50,251 Views 0 Comments

Bailey has always denied any role in the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork in 1996.

Friday 9 October, 2020

Teenager tells murder trial of the moment he found his mother dead in her bedroom
# Amanda Carroll
# Amanda Carroll

Teenager tells murder trial of the moment he found his mother dead in her bedroom

Oct 9th 2020, 3:06 PM 48,125 Views 0 Comments

Amanda Carroll’s body was discovered in the bedroom of her apartment over two years ago by her then 16-year-old son.

Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Key witness who failed to appear during the Aaron Brady murder trial is arrested
# Trial
# Trial

Key witness who failed to appear during the Aaron Brady murder trial is arrested

Oct 6th 2020, 3:45 PM 26,511 Views 0 Comments

He has been released on bail and will face trial for contempt of court.

Monday 5 October, 2020

Jury begins deliberating in trial of man accused of murdering former flatmate by stabbing him 62 times
# Sebastian Barczuk
# Sebastian Barczuk

Jury begins deliberating in trial of man accused of murdering former flatmate by stabbing him 62 times

Oct 5th 2020, 4:08 PM 19,439 Views 0 Comments

Michal Kurek was discovered in Ballyboughal in August 2017.

Monday 21 September, 2020

Patrick Quirke's appeal against murder conviction to take place remotely next month
# Courts
# Courts

Patrick Quirke's appeal against murder conviction to take place remotely next month

Sep 21st 2020, 4:25 PM 18,467 Views 0 Comments

Quirke, who was convicted of the murder of Bobby Ryan, will have his appeal heard on 13 October and it is expected to last a number of days.

Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Murder trial witness testifies that his friend said he was 'after getting burnt for €100 for cocaine'
# Limerick
# Limerick

Murder trial witness testifies that his friend said he was 'after getting burnt for €100 for cocaine'

Sep 2nd 2020, 3:04 PM 21,513 Views 0 Comments

Mark Crawford is charged with murdering Patrick ‘Pa’ O’Connor in Limerick city over two years ago.

Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Trial of 43-year-old man accused of Limerick bar murder opens at Central Criminal Court
# Court
# Court

Trial of 43-year-old man accused of Limerick bar murder opens at Central Criminal Court

Sep 1st 2020, 3:49 PM 15,494 Views 0 Comments

The man is accused of stabbing another man to death in a Limerick bar.

Monday 31 August, 2020

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith returned for trial at Special Criminal Court
# Lisa Smith
# Lisa Smith

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith returned for trial at Special Criminal Court

Aug 31st 2020, 11:44 AM 17,458 Views 0 Comments

Smith is accused of membership of the terror group Islamic State.

Thursday 6 August, 2020

Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of Patricia O'Connor lodges appeal against conviction
# Kieran Greene
# Kieran Greene

Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of Patricia O'Connor lodges appeal against conviction

Aug 6th 2020, 1:37 PM 14,301 Views 0 Comments

Kieran Greene is one of two men appealing a conviction for their role in the murder of Patricia O’Connor.

Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Teenage boy who tried to murder woman he met on dating app won't have sentenced reviewed for extra two years
# Courts
# Courts

Teenage boy who tried to murder woman he met on dating app won't have sentenced reviewed for extra two years

Updated Jul 29th 2020, 1:39 PM 27,696 Views 0 Comments

The Court of Appeal today increased the teenager’s sentence review date by two years to seven years.

Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Father of teenage boy who tried to murder woman he met on dating app apologises to victim
# Courts
# Courts

Father of teenage boy who tried to murder woman he met on dating app apologises to victim

Jul 28th 2020, 2:12 PM 27,118 Views 0 Comments

The teenager will find out tomorrow if his sentence will be increased following an “undue leniency” appeal by prosecutors.

Monday 27 July, 2020

Boy B found guilty of Ana Kriegel murder makes 'very unusual application' to exceed legal aid limits
# Ana Kriegel
# Ana Kriegel

Boy B found guilty of Ana Kriegel murder makes 'very unusual application' to exceed legal aid limits

Jul 27th 2020, 3:48 PM 84,604 Views 0 Comments

The thrust of Boy B’s appeal will focus on the refusal to allow before the jury the evidence of a clinical psychologist.

Friday 24 July, 2020

Derek Devoy jailed for 15 years over incident in which he assaulted garda and 'ran amok' with machine gun
# Courts
# Courts

Derek Devoy jailed for 15 years over incident in which he assaulted garda and 'ran amok' with machine gun

Jul 24th 2020, 2:01 PM 26,649 Views 29 Comments

A judge said it was an “appalling” act and “dangerous beyond belief”.

Wednesday 15 July, 2020

High Court told how Ian Bailey tries not to dwell 'on being hunted'
# Courts
# Courts

High Court told how Ian Bailey tries not to dwell 'on being hunted'

Updated Jul 15th 2020, 5:37 PM 22,329 Views 0 Comments

Bailey was convicted in his absence in France to the killing of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork in 1996.

Friday 10 July, 2020

Man accused of having loaded firearm told gardaí he had travelled to Dublin to look at cars
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Man accused of having loaded firearm told gardaí he had travelled to Dublin to look at cars

Jul 10th 2020, 7:30 AM 22,845 Views 0 Comments

Edward McDonnell (55) has pleaded not guilty to being in unlawful possession of a semi-automatic pistol with intent to endanger life.

Monday 22 June, 2020

Kieran Greene sentenced to life in prison for murder of Patricia O'Connor
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Kieran Greene sentenced to life in prison for murder of Patricia O'Connor

Jun 22nd 2020, 6:27 PM 25,603 Views 0 Comments

Kieran Greene was found guilty in February by a Central Criminal Court jury.

Friday 12 June, 2020

Northern Irish man loses latest challenge aimed at preventing his extradition to UK
# Eamon Ronald Harrison
# Eamon Ronald Harrison

Northern Irish man loses latest challenge aimed at preventing his extradition to UK

Jun 12th 2020, 5:30 PM 9,106 Views 0 Comments

Eamon Ronald Harrison is wanted by Essex police to face 39 counts of manslaughter.

Alleged 'ringleader' of crime gang to be extradited from Ireland to UK over 39 Essex lorry deaths
# Ronan Hughes
# Ronan Hughes

Alleged 'ringleader' of crime gang to be extradited from Ireland to UK over 39 Essex lorry deaths

Updated Jun 12th 2020, 2:57 PM 12,318 Views 0 Comments

The bodies of eight women and 31 men, all Vietnamese nationals.were found on 23 October 2019.

Friday 29 May, 2020

Members of Kinahan gang were paid €20,000 for 'setting people up for a hit," court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Members of Kinahan gang were paid €20,000 for 'setting people up for a hit," court hears

May 29th 2020, 3:26 PM 17,238 Views 0 Comments

A sentencing hearing for three individuals was heard before the Special Criminal Court today.

Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Father convicted of FGM of daughter to appeal his sentence
# Dublin
# Dublin

Father convicted of FGM of daughter to appeal his sentence

May 26th 2020, 4:09 PM 23,076 Views 0 Comments

The man and his wife were jailed in January, in the first case of its kind in Ireland.

Monday 18 May, 2020

'Storm in a teacup': Judge dismisses French authorities' request for Ian Bailey's submissions in extradition case
# West Cork
# West Cork

'Storm in a teacup': Judge dismisses French authorities' request for Ian Bailey's submissions in extradition case

May 18th 2020, 6:21 PM 31,606 Views 0 Comments

Counsel for Bailey said it was an “unprecedented” and “unorthodox” request from French authorities.

Friday 15 May, 2020

Essex lorry deaths: State says defence raised 'nonsensical' claim at Monaghan man's extradition hearing
# Courts
# Courts

Essex lorry deaths: State says defence raised 'nonsensical' claim at Monaghan man's extradition hearing

May 15th 2020, 3:36 PM 19,259 Views 0 Comments

Ronan Hughes has been accused of being the “ringleader” in an organised crime group that trafficked the Vietnamese migrants.

Tuesday 12 May, 2020

French authorities make 'unprecedented' and 'unorthodox' request ahead of Ian Bailey hearing, High Court hears
# Extradition
# Extradition

French authorities make 'unprecedented' and 'unorthodox' request ahead of Ian Bailey hearing, High Court hears

Updated May 12th 2020, 3:06 PM 42,361 Views 0 Comments

Bailey will contest the attempt when the planned three-day hearing begins.

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