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This year
Man found not guilty of murdering father by reason of insanity committed to Central Mental Hospital
Gareth Sheeran, of Carriglea View in Firhouse, Dublin, was found not guilty by reason of insanity last week of murdering his father.
Forestry workers initially thought woman's body was a dead animal in 'cold case' murder trial
Retired Garda Sergeant John O’Sullivan told the trial how he was the only garda on duty in the station when the body was found.
Farmer Michael Scott sentenced to six years for manslaughter of his elderly aunt
Scott was convicted earlier this year of the manslaughter of Chrissie Treacy.
Christina Anderson jailed for eight years over fatal stabbing of Gareth Kelly in Dublin
Anderson will also be required to work with probation services and engage with psychiatric treatment for four years after her release.
Michael Scott to be sentenced later this month for manslaughter of his aunt
He had gone on trial accused of her murder but the jury returned a unanimous verdict acquitting him of that charge.
Recordings of Court of Appeal 'melee' to be released to gardaí and to Simeon Burke
Simeon Burke was arrested following a disruption during a hearing for his brother Enoch Burke on 7 March this year.
Christina Anderson bears 'zero' culpability for stabbing during psychotic episode, court told
The jury heard that a central issue was whether Anderson’s actions when she repeatedly stabbed Gareth Kelly were driven by mental illness or by cannabis intoxication.
Garda Horkan 'had so much more living to do', family says as Silver given life sentence
Silver (46) was found guilty of capital murder by a jury at the Central Criminal Court last month.
Court dismisses Graham Dwyer’s appeal against murder conviction
Dwyer launched an appeal on numerous grounds, including the admissibility of mobile phone data evidence.
Farmer took shotgun and repeated 'I can't deal with this' after running over aunt, court told
Michael Scott of Gortanumera, Portumna, Co Galway has pleaded not guilty to his aunt’s murder, contending that it was a “tragic accident”.
Christina Anderson pleads guilty to manslaughter over fatal stabbing of man outside her home
Anderson had previously pleaded not guilty to murder by reason of insanity.
Last year
Murder accused falsely believed victim was danger to her family, psychiatrist tells court
Dr Brenda Wright gave evidence at the Central Criminal Court today.
'Emotionally manipulative' man sentenced to life for murder of Co Cork woman in her 70s
The incident happened at woodland in Doneraile, Co Cork in February last year.
Father-of-seven stabbed to death in 'totally random killing', court hears
Christina Anderson (41) has pleaded not guilty to murdering Gareth Kelly (39) by reason of insanity.
Graham Dwyer appeal: Phone data retention is 'form of mass surveillance', court hears
Lawyers for Dwyer argue that his conviction should be quashed following a recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Man who died after being assaulted at stag do didn't have a 'bad bone in his body', court told
Philip Disney (27) and Sean Carlyle (30) have pleaded not guilty to the murder of Vincent Parsons at Killinarden Way, Tallaght in August 2019.
Father-of-two was beaten to death after becoming 'messy' during stag do, court told
Philip Disney (27) and Sean Carlyle (30) have pleaded not guilty to the murder of Vincent Parsons at Killinarden Way, Tallaght in August 2019.
Man pleads guilty to murdering a grandmother whose body was found in burning car
Gardai and fire services arrived at the scene of the burning car in Co Cork last February.
'Unsafe' to convict Stephen Silver of murder, says defence barrister
Silver (46) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Detective Garda Colm Horkan on 17 June 2020.
Sister of garda murder accused knew he needed psychiatric treatment, court hears
Stephen Silver (46) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Detective Garda Colm Horkan on 17 June 2020.
Youth who stabbed and killed fisherman jailed for three-and-a-half years
The incident happened in Waterford in 2018.
Garda Colm Horkan helped to have man accused of his murder admitted to psychiatric unit in 2003
Due to Stephen Silver’s behaviour, it was deemed appropriate to admit him to the local psychiatric unit, the court heard.
Psychiatrist who assessed Garda murder accused found 'no evidence of acute mental illness'
He had assessed garda murder accused Stephen Silver hours after the shooting of Garda Colm Horkan.
Court told man accused of Det Colm Horkan murder said deceased 'wasn't a very good' detective
A Garda sergeant told the court: ‘I said you are after shooting a Detective Garda and his reply to that was,’well, he wasn’t a very good one’
Witness heard shouting and dangerous driving before Detective Garda Horkan was shot dead
Stephen Silver, 46, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter but not guilty to murder.
Man who procured handgun used to shoot mother-of-one jailed for nine-and-a-half years
The judge said the consequences to Sinead Connolly, who was left paralysed as a result of the attack, have been “devastating”.
Boy B withdraws appeal against Ana Kriegel murder conviction
The Court of Appeal had previously refused to allow Boy B’s lawyers to introduce fresh evidence from two child psychologists.
Court refuses to consider 'implied consent' in appeal by ex-RTÉ journalist Mícheál Ó Leidhin
Ó Leidhin was convicted last April of sexual assault at his former home in south Dublin in the early hours of the morning of 13 May 2018.
Court refuses to allow new evidence in appeal by Boy B over Ana Kriegel murder
The judge said that the application to bring fresh evidence does not come near the threshold set for such cases.
Date set for Graham Dwyer's appeal against conviction for murder of Elaine O'Hara
The appeals process has been ongoing for the last seven years.
Third man convicted of murdering Michael Barr at the Sunset House pub in 2016
DNA evidence was found a mask and a pair of runners in the back of a car used by the men who shot the father-of-five.
Dean Kerrie found guilty of manslaughter of Waterford fisherman
The judge told the jury that an acquittal, or charges of manslaughter, or murder were possible.
Lisa Smith has already served a sentence and should not be jailed, lawyers tell court
The court heard that Smith already served a custodial sentence in Syria and has lived with a 13-hour daily curfew since 2019.
Wayne Cooney found guilty of murdering father of one in broad daylight
Jordan Davis was shot three times while he pushed his four-month-old son in a pram in broad daylight.
Man accused of fatal shooting either guilty or 'most unlucky person ever', prosecutor argues
The man denies shooting dead a dad-of-one as he pushed his young son in a pram.
Man charged with robbery at site of Adrian Donohoe's murder refused bail
Brendan Treanor is charged with participating in a robbery that occurred at the Lordship Credit Union in Louth in 2013.
Graham Dwyer's appeal against murder conviction could be heard in autumn
Dwyer claims that data gathered from his phone should not have been used at his trial.
Josh Dunne trial: Jury questions why 'instigator' of fatal row not called as a witness
The jury had been sent out to begin their deliberations this afternoon but returned shortly afterwards with a list of questions.
Josh Dunne trial: Judge goes through evidence from last five weeks with jury
George Gonzaga Bento is accused of murdering 16-year-old Josh Dunne on 26 January 2021.
Murder accused had 'good intentions' when he pursued bike thief, court told
George Gonzaga Bento is accused of murdering 16-year-old Josh Dunne on 26 January 2021.