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# Waterford
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.
# Courts
'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.
# Court
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.
# Terenure
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.
# Courts
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.
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.
# Hazel Waters
Mother called toddler a 'fake child' on day she killed him, court hears
The sentencing hearing is taking place today.
# Courts
Dublin woman pleads guilty to manslaughter of her two-year-old son
Hazel Waters has pleaded guilty to manslaughter, but not guilty to murder.
# Courts
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.
# Kilkenny
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.
# Daniel McAnaspie
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.
# High Court
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.
# Courts
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.
# Trial
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.
# Wicklow
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.
# Courts
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.
# Murder case
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.
# Courts
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.
# Courts
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.
# Navan
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
# Sentencing
'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.”
# Verdict
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.
# Meath
Row over chihuahua breeding led to man being killed with hatchet in Navan, court hears
Christopher Nevin was killed in November of 2015.
# stabbed to death
Woman who stabbed boyfriend to death guilty of manslaughter
The couple had been drinking before she killed him.
# Courts
Man who stabbed drug dealer in row over €100 cleared of murder but guilty of manslaughter
Edward Fitzgerald was killed in 2014.
# Courts
"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”.
# Courts
Man found not guilty by reason of insanity over murder where woman was stabbed 100 times
The jury returned a unanimous verdict.
# Athy
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.
# Thomas Toddy Dooley
'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.
# Offaly
Third man found guilty of murder of pensioner Thomas Dooley
Two men were sentenced yesterday at the Criminal Courts in Dublin.
# Courts
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.
# Edenderry
Judge tells jury in murder trial that acquitting three accused would be "illogical"
Justice Margaret Heneghan also described a non-guilty verdict as “theoretical”.
# Donegal
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.
# Donegal
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.
# Courts
Man who beat his mother to death found not guilty by reason of insanity
Bijan Afshar had pleaded not guilty.
# Courts
Man pleads not guilty by insanity to murdering mother with mug
The trial of Bijan Afshar is expected to last three days.
# Courts
Lookout man found guilty of manslaughter over killing of dad-of-eight
Ross Allen, of Carrickmines, was found not guilty of murder.
# Champerty
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.
# Court
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.
# Dublin
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.