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Today’s News

Man who stabbed fisherman found guilty of manslaughter

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

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

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

Mansfield is charged with conspiracy to commit false imprisonment.

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Thursday 22 October, 2020

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

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

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

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’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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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Thursday 6 August, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man (23) jailed for four-and-a-half years at Central Criminal Court for beating his grandfather to death

The court heard that the accused had asked his grandfather if he had sexually abused two people, and after he replied, the accused “snapped”.

Thursday 30 April, 2020

Man alleged to be 'the ringleader' and 'chief organiser' of organised criminal group refused bail by High Court

Mr Justice Paul Burns said there was a “serious risk” the defendant might abscond.

Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Men charged over Kevin Lunney abduction granted bail after video-link hearing from Portlaoise Prison

Luke O’Reilly of Kilcogy, Co Cavan and Darren Redmond of East Wall, Dublin are charged with false imprisonment and assault causing serious harm.

Monday 27 April, 2020

Teenager who stabbed uncle in dispute over heroin for his father is jailed for three years

The 19-year-old Dubliner said he wanted to stop his uncle providing heroin for his father.

Friday 24 April, 2020

Man (37) who had 'central role' in Kinahan cartel murder plot jailed for eight years

Liam Brannigan was “intimately involved” in all aspects of the planning to murder Gary Hanley, the court heard.

Monday 20 April, 2020

'Since his death I am no longer living. I simply exist': Family of Cameron Blair tell court of impact of his death

A teenage boy has received a life sentence for his murder, a sentence which will be reviewed in 2032.

Teenage boy receives life sentence, with review in 13 years, for murder of Cameron Blair

The prison term will be reviewed in 2032.

Patricia O'Connor murder sentencing adjourned until June due to Covid-19 restrictions

The sentencing hearing was due to take place today.

Friday 3 April, 2020

'I don’t want to be fighting': murdered student Cameron Blair was acting as peacemaker

The 20-year-old’s final words were to tell his friend not to worry.

Thursday 26 March, 2020

Murder trial jury must decide if woman accused of murdering her partner was provoked

Paula Farrell has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter for the unlawful killing of Wayne McQuillan.

Friday 13 March, 2020

Teenage boy pleads guilty to murdering Cork student Cameron Blair

The boy will be detained at Oberstown Children Detention Centre until 3 April.

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