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Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Gardaí investigating whether jury were secretly recorded during recent criminal trial
# Jury
# Jury

Gardaí investigating whether jury were secretly recorded during recent criminal trial

Oct 21st 2020, 6:15 PM 43,997 Views 0 Comments

A 36-year-old man denies having taken any videos or photos of proceedings.

Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Russia’s failure to respond to concerns about fair trial rights compels judge to “terminate” extradition
# Courts
# Courts

Russia’s failure to respond to concerns about fair trial rights compels judge to “terminate” extradition

Apr 1st 2020, 10:44 PM 23,780 Views 0 Comments

Igor Khatlamadzhiyev (37), was wanted for a number of alleged thefts and robberies in Russia.

Limerick man wanted for alleged rhino horn trafficking willing to surrender himself to US authorities, court told
# High Court
# High Court

Limerick man wanted for alleged rhino horn trafficking willing to surrender himself to US authorities, court told

Apr 1st 2020, 4:41 PM 23,550 Views 0 Comments

The man is in custody awaiting his surrender to US officials but the handover cannot occur due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Friday 27 March, 2020

Cancer patient (70) in prison isolation over concerns he could contract Covid-19 refused High Court bail

Cancer patient (70) in prison isolation over concerns he could contract Covid-19 refused High Court bail

Mar 27th 2020, 7:47 PM 30,292 Views 0 Comments

Ronald Gordon is charged with possession of cannabis and cocaine for sale or supply at Sarsfieldstown, in Gormanston, Co Meath, on May 8, 2019.

Monday 3 February, 2020

Man who repeatedly sold two forests to different investors sentenced to six years in jail
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Man who repeatedly sold two forests to different investors sentenced to six years in jail

Feb 3rd 2020, 9:46 PM 37,040 Views 38 Comments

Garret Hevey used the pseudonym James Baker when he incorporated Arden Forestry Management Limited.

Monday 16 December, 2019

Patrick Quirke appeal against Bobby Ryan murder conviction to be heard in October 2020
# Mr Moonlight
# Mr Moonlight

Patrick Quirke appeal against Bobby Ryan murder conviction to be heard in October 2020

Dec 16th 2019, 12:05 PM 10,139 Views 0 Comments

The appeal has been fixed for 13 October. It is expected to last four days.

Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Gang appeal their jail time over tiger kidnapping of Dublin family
# Courts
# Courts

Gang appeal their jail time over tiger kidnapping of Dublin family

Oct 29th 2019, 9:30 PM 28,527 Views 14 Comments

The three men had pleaded not guilty to false imprisonment.

Monday 22 July, 2019

Man (75) has conviction for raping granddaughter quashed over concerns he was unfit to stand trial
# Courts
# Courts

Man (75) has conviction for raping granddaughter quashed over concerns he was unfit to stand trial

Jul 22nd 2019, 3:06 PM 19,289 Views 19 Comments

Christopher Redmond was found in recent weeks to have had a severe form of dementia for some time “with no prospect of recovery”.

Thursday 18 July, 2019

Man jailed for raping woman after she became lost on night out has conviction quashed on appeal
# Quashed
# Quashed

Man jailed for raping woman after she became lost on night out has conviction quashed on appeal

Jul 18th 2019, 3:38 PM 42,099 Views 0 Comments

Mohamed Okda was remanded in custody to appear before the Central Criminal Court on Monday next.

Friday 31 May, 2019

Struck-off solicitor Michael Lynn loses latest legal challenge ahead of trial for alleged theft of almost €30m
# Michael Lynn
# Michael Lynn

Struck-off solicitor Michael Lynn loses latest legal challenge ahead of trial for alleged theft of almost €30m

May 31st 2019, 5:31 PM 20,627 Views 0 Comments

Lynn is due to stand trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court next year.

Friday 10 May, 2019

Irishman facing more than 100 years in US prison over alleged Bitcoin hacking theft
# Extradition
# Extradition

Irishman facing more than 100 years in US prison over alleged Bitcoin hacking theft

May 10th 2019, 1:19 PM 34,590 Views 0 Comments

Conor Freeman now faces extradition to the US over the alleged offences.

Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Jury in alleged ‘love rival’ trial to resume deliberations tomorrow morning
# Jury Out
# Jury Out

Jury in alleged ‘love rival’ trial to resume deliberations tomorrow morning

Apr 24th 2019, 10:00 PM 11,099 Views 0 Comments

Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder .

Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Man jailed for animal cruelty days before his son died moves to appeal his three-year sentence
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Man jailed for animal cruelty days before his son died moves to appeal his three-year sentence

Mar 19th 2019, 5:25 PM 43,238 Views 0 Comments

James Kavanagh pleaded guilty to 30 counts of causing or allowing animal cruelty at his property in April 2015.

Monday 11 March, 2019

Real IRA figure Aidan O’Driscoll 'executed in well-planned hit', Special Criminal Court told
# RIRA
# RIRA

Real IRA figure Aidan O’Driscoll 'executed in well-planned hit', Special Criminal Court told

Mar 11th 2019, 10:10 PM 25,998 Views 0 Comments

Three men have pleaded guilty to offences.

Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Appeal court 'compelled' to quash jury's guilty verdict in fatal crash case
# Perverse Verdict
# Perverse Verdict

Appeal court 'compelled' to quash jury's guilty verdict in fatal crash case

Feb 19th 2019, 1:24 PM 20,099 Views 0 Comments

The trial judge had told the jury it no option but to accept the defence of not guilty by reason of insanity.

Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Man jailed following appeal over 'unduly lenient' suspended sentence for attack on ex-partner
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Man jailed following appeal over 'unduly lenient' suspended sentence for attack on ex-partner

Jan 15th 2019, 5:32 PM 15,006 Views 12 Comments

Matthew Kelly pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to his ex-partner on 17 November 2017.

Monday 19 November, 2018

High Court orders surrender of Polish man at centre of extradition row
# Courts
# Courts

High Court orders surrender of Polish man at centre of extradition row

Nov 19th 2018, 11:45 AM 14,369 Views 0 Comments

Artur Celmer had claimed he could not get a fair trial in Poland.

Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Man on trial for murdering partner told emergency services she 'fell down the stairs'
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Man on trial for murdering partner told emergency services she 'fell down the stairs'

Nov 14th 2018, 4:43 PM 17,615 Views 0 Comments

Prosecuting lawyers say a post-mortem examination will show her injuries were inconsistent with a fall.

Thursday 18 October, 2018

Woman on trial for attempted murder of civil servant stabbed woman two weeks earlier, jury hears
# Drumcondra Road
# Drumcondra Road

Woman on trial for attempted murder of civil servant stabbed woman two weeks earlier, jury hears

Oct 18th 2018, 10:33 PM 17,927 Views 0 Comments

Laura Kenna had stabbed a woman at a Luas stop in the face with a pen, the Central Criminal Court was told today.

Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Woman suspected of slicing civil servant’s throat goes on trial
# Courts
# Courts

Woman suspected of slicing civil servant’s throat goes on trial

Oct 16th 2018, 8:47 PM 28,700 Views 0 Comments

Laura Kenna attacked Fionnuala Burke on Drumcondra Road Lower on 2 January 2017.

Thursday 4 October, 2018

Man (81) who regularly abused daughter and granddaughter has sentence cut on appeal
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Man (81) who regularly abused daughter and granddaughter has sentence cut on appeal

Oct 4th 2018, 6:03 AM 32,384 Views 0 Comments

The man sexually assaulted his granddaughter between 1997 and 2001.

Friday 20 July, 2018

Man who committed €100,000 in welfare fraud handed 18 month sentence after original judge let him go
# Courts
# Courts

Man who committed €100,000 in welfare fraud handed 18 month sentence after original judge let him go

Jul 20th 2018, 7:32 PM 51,085 Views 68 Comments

30-year-old John Stokes was not entitled to a suspended sentence due to the gravity of his crime, Justice Patrick McCarthy said.

Thursday 21 June, 2018

Rape conviction quashed over ruling that prevented girl (15) being asked about contraceptive pill
# Co Louth
# Co Louth

Rape conviction quashed over ruling that prevented girl (15) being asked about contraceptive pill

Jun 21st 2018, 3:35 PM 29,326 Views 0 Comments

The man was sentenced to eight years imprisonment on 29 July 2016.

Sunday 10 June, 2018

Private faces discharge for pointing loaded rifle while 'having a laugh' in barracks
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Private faces discharge for pointing loaded rifle while 'having a laugh' in barracks

Jun 10th 2018, 7:45 AM 18,713 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that he breached ‘every single safeguard that had been put in place’ around lethal weapons.

Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Grangegorman murders: Serial killer's appeal against his conviction is rejected
# Mark Nash
# Mark Nash

Grangegorman murders: Serial killer's appeal against his conviction is rejected

May 8th 2018, 5:15 PM 30,577 Views 8 Comments

Nash was found guilty in 2015 of murdering the two women, whose mutilated bodies were found in sheltered accommodation in Grangegorman 21 years ago.

Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Appeal rejected: Murderer who raised 'cigarette break supervision' issue sent back to jail
# Maurice Power
# Maurice Power

Appeal rejected: Murderer who raised 'cigarette break supervision' issue sent back to jail

Apr 24th 2018, 9:35 PM 19,798 Views 0 Comments

Maurice Power was found guilty of the murder of Shane Rossiter.

Monday 23 April, 2018

Former Sinn Féin councillor found guilty of waterboarding man has sentence reduced
# Jonathan Dowdall
# Jonathan Dowdall

Former Sinn Féin councillor found guilty of waterboarding man has sentence reduced

Apr 23rd 2018, 2:40 PM 42,864 Views 79 Comments

Dowdall and his father had their sentences reduced at the Court of Appeal today.

Monday 16 April, 2018

Cork pensioner who persistently raped teenage step-daughter appeals 12-year sentence
# Courts
# Courts

Cork pensioner who persistently raped teenage step-daughter appeals 12-year sentence

Apr 16th 2018, 3:36 PM 22,873 Views 0 Comments

The man pleaded guilty to 18 counts of rape and sexual abuse.

Thursday 12 April, 2018

Letters in which man bragged about involvement in murder 'not reliable to convict him' court told
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Letters in which man bragged about involvement in murder 'not reliable to convict him' court told

Apr 12th 2018, 10:36 PM 15,976 Views 0 Comments

Daniel McDonnell of Brookview Lawns in Tallaght had pleaded not guilty to the murder

Thursday 22 February, 2018

Convicted paedophile Bill Kenneally loses appeal for reduced sentence
# Courts
# Courts

Convicted paedophile Bill Kenneally loses appeal for reduced sentence

Feb 22nd 2018, 11:25 AM 24,778 Views 34 Comments

Kenneally had been sentenced to 14 years and two months for abusing 10 teenage boys in the 1980s.

Friday 9 February, 2018

Man's murder conviction quashed over jury's visit to rubbish chute in which victim died
# Courts
# Courts

Man's murder conviction quashed over jury's visit to rubbish chute in which victim died

Feb 9th 2018, 4:38 PM 40,268 Views 0 Comments

David O’Loughlin was found guilty of the murder of Liam Manley at his apartment complex in the city on 12 May 2013.

Monday 6 November, 2017

Serial killer Mark Nash launches appeal against double murder conviction
# Grangegorman Murders
# Grangegorman Murders

Serial killer Mark Nash launches appeal against double murder conviction

Nov 6th 2017, 1:57 PM 15,500 Views 0 Comments

The Court of Appeal heard today that Nash case is “in some senses extraordinary”.

Friday 3 November, 2017

Rapist and child abductor has 15 year prison sentence increased after appeal
# Prosecutor Appeal
# Prosecutor Appeal

Rapist and child abductor has 15 year prison sentence increased after appeal

Nov 3rd 2017, 3:07 PM 31,592 Views 48 Comments

Michael Murray’s sentence has been increased following an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Thursday 12 October, 2017

Woman who murdered man by driving car into Arklow harbour loses appeal
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Woman who murdered man by driving car into Arklow harbour loses appeal

Oct 12th 2017, 12:51 PM 19,834 Views 41 Comments

30-year-old Marta Herda knew her passenger could not swim.

Friday 28 July, 2017

Man who collected welfare and fathered child after escaping from open prison to be returned to prison
# Shelton Abbey
# Shelton Abbey

Man who collected welfare and fathered child after escaping from open prison to be returned to prison

Jul 28th 2017, 6:10 AM 16,003 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí did not enter the details of the escape on the Pulse system.

Friday 7 July, 2017

Man who orally raped 11-year-old when he was 15 has sentenced halved on appeal
# Kildare
# Kildare

Man who orally raped 11-year-old when he was 15 has sentenced halved on appeal

Jul 7th 2017, 5:06 PM 24,223 Views 0 Comments

Otherwise innocent childhood games became an occasion of serious and repeated sexual assault, Mr Justice Mahon said.

Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Minister for Justice is 'insulting Irish courts' in Ian Bailey extradition case, lawyers say
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Minister for Justice is 'insulting Irish courts' in Ian Bailey extradition case, lawyers say

May 31st 2017, 1:55 PM 13,116 Views 0 Comments

French authorities are seeking the extradition of Bailey to face charges relating to the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

Friday 26 May, 2017

An Irish charity is raising money to help the rescued slaves of ISIS
# Syrias Vibes
# Syrias Vibes

An Irish charity is raising money to help the rescued slaves of ISIS

May 26th 2017, 7:58 PM 12,507 Views 20 Comments

Researchers who’ve interviewed survivors describe their trauma as the “most distressing” they’ve ever experienced.

Thursday 11 May, 2017

Man considered 'significant threat to women' has sentence cut on appeal
# Online Exploitation
# Online Exploitation

Man considered 'significant threat to women' has sentence cut on appeal

May 11th 2017, 7:22 PM 18,890 Views 15 Comments

Adam Heneghan (23) had his sentence for five counts of exploitation of a child cut in court today.

Saturday 29 April, 2017

'Bit of an eejit' who got 'swept up' in cocaine handover loses appeal to reduce sentence
# Courts
# Courts

'Bit of an eejit' who got 'swept up' in cocaine handover loses appeal to reduce sentence

Apr 29th 2017, 6:15 AM 21,438 Views 16 Comments

Ciaran Nally was jailed for three years for possession of cocaine for sale or supply in Drogheda in April 2015.

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