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# Courts
Gardaí thought they would be killed during shootout in Dublin last year, court hears
Daniel Goulding (39) pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of the two gardaí at his family home on 25 May 2021.
# Courts
Garda murder accused has 'pattern of behaviour' to bring about confrontations with gardaí, court told
Stephen Silver (46) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Detective Garda Colm Horkan on 17 June 2020.
# Castlerea
Silver's mental disorder 'contributed significantly' to Colm Horkan shooting says psychiatrist
The doctor agreed under cross-examination that Stephen Silver had repeatedly decided not to take medication
# Central Criminal Court
Man accused of murdering garda denies he was 'spoiling for a row' with gardaí
Stephen Silver pleaded not guilty to the murder of Det Garda Horkan but pleaded guilty to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.
# Courts
Garda cries in witness box as she recalls seeing shooting of Detective Garda Colm Horkan
Stephen Silver has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Detective Garda Horkan on 17 June 2020.
# Court of Appeal
Lisa Smith's offending was at 'lowest level' and sentence was 'excessive', lawyers tell court
The Court of Appeal reserved judgment.
# ana kriegel
Boy B subjected to 'manipulation and pressure' during garda interviews, court hears
Boy B and his co-accused Boy A were found guilty by a Central Criminal Court jury in June 2019 of murdering Ana Kriegel.
# Josh Dunne killing
Murder accused saved fellow delivery cyclist from more serious injuries or death, witness says
Guilherme Quieroz told the trial of George Gonzaga Bento that Bento either saved his life or at saved him from more serious injuries.
# Courts
Prosecution evidence against Lisa Smith falls short of what's required, barrister tells court
Smith (40) has been on trial for nine weeks at the Special Criminal Court.
# Daniel O'Callaghan
Special Criminal Court sentences man to 10 years imprisonment over ATM thefts
He had pleaded not guilty to offences under Section 72 and 73 of the Criminal Justice Act.
# Courts
FBI agent tells court it was 'beyond suspicion' Lisa Smith joined Isis
Five counter-terrorism FBI agents gave evidence this week during legal argument in the trial.
All time
# kevin lunney
Three found guilty of false imprisonment and assault of QIH director Kevin Lunney
The court found the prosecution had proven beyond reasonable doubt that they had abducted Lunney.
# Anne Colomines
Murder accused claimed wife was stabbed after he tried to grab knife from her hand
The accused told a garda it was “50/50 blame on both sides” and that he “tried to make her stop”.
# Anne Colomines
Murder accused told wife: 'When someone loves so much, it is the worst thing in the world'
Renato Gehlen (39) has pleaded not guilty to murdering his 37-year-old wife in Dublin in 2017.
# Courts
Jail term for man who stabbed mother and step-father during drug induced psychotic episode
Conor Dreelan has been jailed for four years.
# Special Criminal Court
Defence gives closing speeches for three accused in Kevin Lunney abduction
A defence barrister said the actions of suspect ‘YZ’ are “suspicious” but do not lead to the conclusion he tortured Kevin Lunney.
# Court
Boxing trainer Pete Taylor 'within touching distance' of gunman when he was shot, court hears
Gerard Cervi (34) has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder.
# Naoufal Fassih
Dutch gang leader arrested at Kinahan hideout loses appeal against decision allowing him to be tried for murder
Naoufal Fassih was arrested in 2016.
# garreth kelly
Trial date set for woman accused of murdering man who was trying to jump-start his car
Christina Anderson will go on trial at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin on 7 March 2022.
# Azzam Raguragui
'Faithful and loyal' son was stabbed to death in 'brutal' attack, parents tell sentence hearing
Azzam Raguragui (18) died after suffering five stab wounds on 10 May 2019.
# Courts
Blood stains on clothes in accused's house matched deceased's DNA, court hears
Philip Dunbar (20) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 23-year-old Adam ‘Floater’ Muldoon.
# Courts
Murder accused told gardaí he was on tablets and had been hearing voices for weeks when he stabbed homeless man
Philip Dunbar (20) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 23-year-old Adam ‘Floater’ Muldoon.
# Murder Trial
Young man denies stabbing homeless man with cerebral palsy 183 times
The prosecution opened the trial today.
# Courts
Witness heard deceased's friend laughing following fatal stabbing in Dublin park, court hears
The trial continues in front of Justice Paul McDermott and a jury of six men and six women.
# Aaron Brady
Man accused of murdering Adrian Donohoe says he is victim of media and gardaí
Aaron Brady today told the Central Criminal Court that media and gardaí “ganged up” on him.
# capital murder trial
Man accused of murder of Adrian Donohoe admitted lying to garda about his movements, court hears
Aaron Brady from New Road, Crossmaglen, Co Armagh has pleaded not guilty to the capital murder of Detective Garda Donohoe.
# Central Criminal Court
Youth guilty of fatal Mayo stabbing to be sentenced following brain surgery
The teenager is recovering from his latest brain surgery, which took place two weeks ago.
# Murder Trial
No DNA evidence linking man accused of Adrian Donohoe's murder to the scene of the crime, court hears
Forensic specialists tested dozens of items.
# lordship
Adrian Donohoe murder trial: Paramedic tells court garda's injuries were 'inconsistent with life'
The trial continues in front of Justice Michael White and a jury of eight men and seven women.
# Courts
Dublin man who kicked father to death in row over drinking at home found guilty of manslaughter
A sentencing hearing is due to take place on 24 February.
# Mohamed Morei
Asylum seeker who stabbed Japanese man to death committed to Central Mental Hospital
Mohamed Morei’s detention will be reviewed every six months.
# Lucan
John Gilligan's final property to be sold by Criminal Assets Bureau
The sale will see Gilligan’s daughter Tracey take 20% of the net proceeds.
# Mohamed Morei
Gardaí ruled out terrorism links in 'random' Dundalk killing, court hears
Mohamed Morei has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to the murder of Yosuke Sasaki in January 2018.
# Sentencing
Sentence hearing for two boys convicted of murder of Ana Kriegel to take place today
The boys, now aged 15, were convicted by unanimous jury verdicts earlier this year.
# Court of Appeal
Man convicted of Tinder sexual assault appeals his five-year sentence
Paul Flaherty (30) was found guilty by a jury at the Central Criminal Court last December.
# Contempt of Court
Facebook and Twitter representatives to appear before court after Ana Kriegel murderers identified online
The boys, identified in the media only as Boy A and Boy B, were convicted yesterday of murdering Ana Kriegel last year.
# mr moolight
'Curious and inquisitive person': Closing arguments finish in Patrick Quirke murder trial
Farmer Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan in 2011.
# Mr Moonlight
Mary Lowry's evidence called into question by murder accused Patrick Quirke's defence laywers
Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan in 2011.
# Mr Moonlight
'My son had recently died, that's all I'm saying': Murder accused Quirke asked to explain internet searches
Farmer Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of part-time DJ Bobby Ryan.
# Patrick Quirke
Injuries to Bobby Ryan's body not caused by fallen debris after gardaí lifted tank lid, court hears
Ryan went missing in 2011 and his body was found 22 months later.