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Yesterday’s News


Monday 27 November, 2017

Brazilian man sentenced to eight years for killing man who assaulted and racially abused him

James Banville died from a single stab wound to the heart in October 2016.

Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'We'll never forgive him': Former British Army soldier jailed for life for Dublin chip shop murder

66-year-old Donal Colgan was convicted today at his second trial for the murder of David Sheridan in August 2014.

Friday 27 October, 2017

Limerick biker given life sentence for murder of man in rival motorbike gang

The dead man’s family said the deceased is a “hero” who will never be forgotten.

Monday 10 July, 2017

Man who admitted beating 62-year-old to death jailed for five years

Juries were unable to agree a verdict on murder charges against Gary Walsh in two trials.


Man jailed for life for murder of father with machine gun while dressed in drag

Christopher McDonald (34) was found guilty by unanimous verdict of the 2014 murder of Keith Walker in west Dublin.

Thursday 22 June, 2017

Man dressed in women's clothes asked directions to pigeon club before murdering man, court hears

It is alleged that Christopher McDonald shot Keith Walker dead.

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Mother called toddler a 'fake child' on day she killed him, court hears

The sentencing hearing is taking place today.

Monday 8 May, 2017

Dublin woman pleads guilty to manslaughter of her two-year-old son

Hazel Waters has pleaded guilty to manslaughter, but not guilty to murder.

Monday 24 April, 2017

Applause from family of teenager Daniel McAnaspie as man is sentenced to 13 years for manslaughter

The 17-year-old’s decomposed body was found in a drainage ditch in County Meath, almost three months after he was stabbed to death.

Thursday 13 April, 2017

Man gets life sentence 30 years after murdering a pensioner and setting her home on fire

John Joseph Malone murdered 69-year-old Ann ‘Nancy’ Smyth in 1987.

Monday 3 April, 2017

Man sentenced to life in prison over murder of 17-year-old Daniel McAnaspie

Another man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter has had his sentencing adjourned.

Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Judge expects to endorse European arrest warrant to have Ian Bailey sent to France for trial

In 2012 the Supreme Court ruled against an endorsement of a European Arrest Warrant to have Bailey sent to France to face a murder charge.

Monday 20 March, 2017

Ian Bailey fails to show up for hearing regarding arrest warrant

The application to endorse a European arrest warrant for Bailey for the alleged voluntary homicide of Sophie Toscan du Plantier will now be heard tomorrow.

Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Anne Shortall died from nine blows to her head and blockage to her airways, court hears

Roy Webster has pleaded not guilty to her murder but guilty to her manslaughter.

Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Murder accused said he fell asleep in front of TV after beating woman to death with hammer

Roy Webster has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Anne Shortall in 2015.

Friday 10 March, 2017

Roy Webster 'broke down and told gardaí he beat woman to death with a hammer', court hears

Roy Webster has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of Anne Shortall.

Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Married man beat woman to death after she threatened to reveal affair, court hears

Roy Webster has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Anne Shortall, but pleaded guilty to her manslaughter.

Monday 6 March, 2017

Man sentenced to nine years for his part in killing of man over pedigree chihuahua

He was found not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter.

Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Jury in Daniel McAnaspie murder trial hears how teenager begged for his life

30-year-old Richard Dekker has pleaded not guilty to the murder of the 17-year-old.

Monday 27 February, 2017

Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of man over pedigree chihuahua

Josh Turner was found guilty earlier this month of murdering 27-year-old Christopher Nevin at a house in Navan on 19 November 2015

Monday 20 February, 2017

'Only that for the life of my baby' - Family's anger over killer's 3-and-a-half-year sentence

“He will never come back from the ground and she will be out in three years.”

Friday 17 February, 2017

Wife of man murdered in row over chihuahua throws water bottle as men convicted of killing

Outside the building Nevin’s family and friends stood shouting while gardai kept the families of the convicted men inside.

Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Row over chihuahua breeding led to man being killed with hatchet in Navan, court hears

Christopher Nevin was killed in November of 2015.

Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Woman who stabbed boyfriend to death guilty of manslaughter

The couple had been drinking before she killed him.

Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Monday 14 November, 2016

"We will never forgive him" - Family of woman killed in psychiatric hospital by another patient

The woman’s son said he accepts the patient has a mental illness but said he will “never forgive him for what he did to my mother”.

Friday 4 November, 2016

Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Court hears garda found gun at end of trail from murder accused's home

James Lammon has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Jason Doogue in the Green Hills area of Athy in 2015.

Monday 10 October, 2016

'We hope his death was not in vain': Family distraught as three men sentenced for murder

All three men convicted of Thomas Dooley’s murder had previous convictions, ranging from arson to burglary.

Friday 5 August, 2016

Third man found guilty of murder of pensioner Thomas Dooley

Two men were sentenced yesterday at the Criminal Courts in Dublin.

Thursday 4 August, 2016

Two men have been convicted of beating a 64-year-old to death

A third man has pleaded not guilty and the jury will consider its verdict in relation to him tomorrow.

Judge tells jury in murder trial that acquitting three accused would be "illogical"

Justice Margaret Heneghan also described a non-guilty verdict as “theoretical”.

Thursday 9 June, 2016

Man who killed parents with axe found not guilty by reason of insanity

The jury of seven men and five women came back with unanimous verdicts on both counts.

Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Family of man who killed parents with axe sought psychiatric help for him, court hears

Julian Cuddihy pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to the killing of his parents.

Saturday 28 May, 2016

Man who beat his mother to death found not guilty by reason of insanity

Bijan Afshar had pleaded not guilty.

Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Man pleads not guilty by insanity to murdering mother with mug

The trial of Bijan Afshar is expected to last three days.

Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Lookout man found guilty of manslaughter over killing of dad-of-eight

Ross Allen, of Carrickmines, was found not guilty of murder.

Wednesday 20 April, 2016

A case against Denis O'Brien and Michael Lowry won't go ahead - because of a law from 1634

The plaintiff does not have the €10 million required to take the case.

Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Man stabbed to death after being mistaken for a gang member had a 'heart of gold', court hears

Adil Essalhi suffered 50 stab and chop wounds before his killers tried to set fire to his body.

Thursday 25 February, 2016

Former law lecturer who fled to Ireland after child pornography trial extradited back to Britain

The man was found guilty of possession of indecent images of a child last year.

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