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May 2023
# stardust
Couple tell inquest of feeling guilt after only child skipped wedding to attend Stardust dance
A couple told the jury at the Coroner’s Court inquest into the Stardust fire about their daughter Caroline’s death.
# stardust inquest
Woman whose parents died in the Stardust 'grew up in the shadow of disaster', inquest hears
48 people lost their lives in the fire at the Stardust Ballroom on 14 February, 1981.
# stardust inquest
Family want to reclaim loved one from 'devastation' of the Stardust, inquest hears
48 people lost their lives in the fire at the Stardust Ballroom on February 14, 1981.
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# stardust inquest
Friend of Stardust victim tells inquest of seeing 'terrible things that nobody should ever see'
The Stardust tragedy saw 48 young people killed and over 200 people injured.
This year
# Donegal
‘I miss my Mammy so much’: Family of Jasmine McMonagle deliver victim impact statements
At a sentencing hearing today, the victim’s mother said that when it came to Richard Burke, ‘the only word that comes to mind is evil’.
# Trial verdict
Man acquitted of murder on self defence grounds after stabbing 24 year old in his house
Member’s of the dead man’s family expressed their shock and upset after the verdict was delivered.
# multyfarnham
Woman accused of murdering her two children in Westmeath car fire to go on trial next year
Thelma, 5, and Michael, 2, suffered fatal injuries when the vehicle they were in went on fire last September.
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# Courts
Murder accused bought Jasmine McMonagle a car for Christmas and set fire to it, jury hears
The accused told a psychiatrist he bought the mother-of-two a car for Christmas but later set fire to it after she would not agree to a reconciliation, a jury has heard.
# Courts
Gardaí forced entry to Jasmine McMonagle's home after her daughter seen at window, trial hears
The jury were also told how a Garda saw Ms McMonagle’s lifeless body lying in a pool of blood after he looked through a small gap in the curtains.
# Donegal
Mother-of-two Jasmine McMonagle met a 'brutal death', murder trial hears
Richard Burke (32) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Jasmine McMonagle but guilty to manslaughter.
# colm horkan
'You killed a garda': How the jury reached a verdict in the Colm Horkan murder trial
Stephen Silver (40) was found guilty of the capital murder of Garda Horkan this afternoon.
# stephen silver
Shooting of Garda Colm Horkan was 'not a rational act', defence barrister tells murder trial
Silver has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Garda Colm Horkan in 2020, but pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
# Courts
Stephen Silver expressed no sympathy for deceased, psychiatrist tells trial
Silver has pleased not guilty to the capital murder of Garda Colm Horkan in June 2020.
# stephen silver
Sister of Garda murder accused saw 'red flags' the day before fatal shooting
Stephen Silver is accused of the murder of Garda Colm Horkan in June 2020
# stephen silver
Garda murder accused denies 'inventing' claims woman was in MI6 in order to 'bolster' his case
Silver denied he had made up the beliefs that a woman he was with on the day Garda Colm Horkan was killled was in MI6.
# Courts
Garda Colm Horkan 'shot himself accidentally', murder accused Stephen Silver told detectives
Silver has pleaded not guilty to the capital murder of Garda Horkan in 2020.
# Courts
Garda murder accused engaged in 'chit chat' on morning of fatal shooting, court hears
Stephen Silver has pleaded not guilty to the capital murder of Garda Colm Horkan.
# stephen silver
Garda murder accused said mental health declined during Covid restrictions, court hears
Stephen Silver has pleaded not guilty to the capital murder of Garda Colm Horkan.
# Castlerea
Garda tells murder trial of attempts to perform CPR on Garda Colm Horkan after shooting
Garda Helen Gillen recounted how she saw two men “grappling” before one stumbled backwards after being been shot.
# Courts
Second man admits facilitating gang in murder of Thomas McCarthy
Charles McClean (32), of St Mark’s Drive, Clondalkin was arraigned before the Central Criminal Court this morning.
# Donegal
Trial date set for man accused of murdering mother in house fire
Guenter Lohse will go on trial on 8 April 2024 at the Central Criminal Court.
# Urantsetseg Tserendorj
Child sentencing practice 'crying out for legislation', judge hears in Urantsetseg Tserendorj murder case
A teenager was found guilty of her murder in November last year.
# Courts
Man pleads guilty to murder of vulnerable pensioner in his home on Dublin's Cork Street
A 76 year old man’s body was found in his living room in Dublin, mutilated and covered in blood next to an axe.
Last year
# Courts
Cameron Reilly's murderer given life sentence as family tell of agony over 'what might have been'
A victim impact statement described the 18 year old a ‘gentle child’ who ‘never brought a moment’s trouble to anyone’.
# Courts
Aaron Connolly found guilty of murdering teenager Cameron Reilly
The jury returned a unanimous verdict after three days of deliberations on the 2018 murder case.
# Court
Jury begins deliberations in trial for the murder of Cameron Reilly
Aaron Connolly has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Cameron Reilly (18) at Shamrock Hill, Dunleer in 2018.
# Courts
Aaron Connolly lied during investigation because he murdered his friend, court told
Closing statements in the trial took place today.
# Courts
Daniel Goulding sentenced to 18 years for attempted murder of two gardaí
The judge said the offences were of the most serious kind and he had considered imposing a sentence of life in prison.
# Courts
Trial begins of man accused of murdering Cameron Reilly
The trial heard that on the night of his death, Cameron Reilly was with a group of people in a field outside Dunleer
# diarmuid phelan
Date set for trial of senior barrister accused of murder
Diarmuid Phelan will go on trial in May, 2024.
# Court
40 year old pleads guilty to manslaughter of homeless man in tented village in Cork
O’Sullivan had originally been charged with murder and was due to stand trial in Cork on January 30 next year.
# colm horkan
Jury begin deliberations in Stephen Silver murder trial
Silver (46) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Detective Garda Colm Horkan on 17 June 2020.
# Courts
Man pleads guilty to attempting to kill pregnant woman
The accused, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of the woman in April 2021 at Montague Lane, Dublin 2
# Urantsetseg Tserendorj
Teenager found guilty of the murder of Urantsetseg Tserendorj
The judge remanded the teenager in custody to 9 December for mention with sentencing on 21 December.
# Dublin
Jury begins deliberations in trial of 16 year old accused of murdering Uransetseg Tserendorj
The judge told the jurors they must use their common sense and life experience in coming to their decision.
# Courts
Teen who stabbed Urantsetseg Tserendorj later pulled knife on second woman, court hears
The 16-year-old has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Uransetseg Tserendorj but guilty to her manslaughter