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# Central Criminal Court

30th November 2023
Woman given two life sentences for murder of her two children in Westmeath car fire last year
Lynn Egar was charged with the murders of Thelma (5) and Michael Dennany (2) on 9 September 2022.
This week
26th November 2023 - 1st December 2023
Cork man to be sentenced next week for the repeated rape and abuse of his granddaughter
A local detective gave evidence that the first incident happened a short period before the girl’s First Holy Communion.
Rape survivor tells court she was shamed by some in her small community following the offence
The young woman told the court that when people find out what happened, she is judged more than the accused man.
Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Trial of man charged with sexually assaulting six young men collapses
A juror indicated that he was not in a position to continue to serve.
Man who believed wife cheated on him with his brother-in-law found guilty of his manslaughter
A jury found Andy Cash not guilty of murder but guilty of the manslaughter of John Cash on 3 May 2022.
Man previously imprisoned for raping 10-year-old girl admits sexually assaulting her aunt 20 years ago
The Dublin man was today sentenced to four years’ imprisonment consecutive to the sentence he is already serving.
Man who raped partner when she returned home after miscarriage jailed for 11-and-a-half years
The woman was discharged from hospital and was in severe pain after her miscarriage.
Last month
November 2023
Jozef Puska gets 'deserved' life sentence for murder of Ashling Murphy in Tullamore
Puska was found guilty last week of murdering Ms Murphy in Tullamore in January 2022.
'Deviant father figure' who raped and abused vulnerable children jailed for life
The man and his three sons were convicted of a total of 115 counts of sexually abusing four family members.
Court hears closing speeches in trial of man accused of murdering Ashling Murphy
The defence concluded its evidence yesterday before the Central Criminal Court.
Two young men narrowly avoid life sentences for 'vicious' attack on teenager
The victim was stabbed 14 times in a premeditated attack in 2021.
Jozef Puska takes witness stand in his trial for murder of Ashling Murphy
The prosecution is alleging he previously admitted to the murder and said he cut Ashling.
October 2023
Man jailed for nine years for stabbing friend while drinking excessively during lockdown
David Bolger was found not guilty of murder but guilty of the manslaughter of Przemyslaw Klimczuk in 2020.
Dublin woman extradited from South Africa to stand trial for double murder of two friends
Ruth Lawrence is accused of the murder of two friends who were found in plastic sheeting on Inchicup Island in 2014.
Ashling Murphy accused alleged to have followed a woman 'very slowly' 90 minutes before killing
The trial of Jozef Puska continued in Dublin today.
Ashling Murphy showed 'no signs of life' when paramedics attended scene in Tullamore, court told
The trial continues next week in front of a jury of three women and nine men and Mr Justice Tony Hunt.
Gardaí give evidence in Ashling Murphy murder trial
A garda has told the court he arrived at the scene shortly after a distressed call from a member of the public.
Two brothers jailed for seven years for sexually assaulting their cousin as a child
One brother was sentenced to five years while the other was sentenced for two.
Boxing coach Pete Taylor 'ran towards the gunman' at Bray Boxing Club, he tells murder trial
Gerard Cervi has pleaded not guilty to murdering Robert ‘Bobby’ Messett.
Witnesses describe moment boxing coach Pete Taylor charged at gunman who opened fire on gym
Both witnesses claimed Pete Taylor charged at the gunman after he entered the boxing club.
Four men go on trial at Central Criminal Court accused of raping woman at her home five years ago
The trial will continue before Mr Justice Keane and a jury of six men and six women on Monday.
Man goes on trial for murder of Bobby Messett at Bray Boxing Club in 2018
Gerard Cervi pleaded not guilty to the murder charge and not guilty to the attempted murders of Ian Britton and boxing coach Pete Taylor.
Laois man to face retrial after his conviction for rape is quashed by the Court of Appeal
The man has been remanded on continuing bail and the case has been sent back to the Central Criminal Court where a date for a retrial will be set.
72-year-old Cork man jailed for 18 years for sexually abusing three of his nieces
Imposing sentence, Mr Justice Hunt said the man was a ‘voracious sexual predator, masquerading as a kindly uncle’.
July 2023
14 year old who raped girl after drinking alcohol for the first time given suspended sentence
The court heard the victim, who was 15-years-old at the time, had no recollection of the rape due to her level of intoxication.
Kerry pimp who raped and intimidated sex worker fails in bid to overturn his conviction
Emmet O’Connor (30) was jailed for 11 years for twice raping a sex worker and sending her graphic messages to prevent her from giving evidence.
Man (43) to be sentenced for manslaughter of his mother's partner in 2017
Andrew Nash pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Jonathan Ustic on a date unknown between 24 and 25 September 2017.
'Cold case' murder trial opens with man (74) accused of 1981 murder of woman in Co Cork
Noel Long has pleaded not guilty to murdering 54-year-old Nora Sheehan between 6 June and 12 June 1981.
Westmeath man jailed for 10 years for raping teenage girl after they had been drinking together
The man was convicted by a Central Criminal Court jury earlier this year of a single count of rape in Co Westmeath in 2019.
Dublin man pleads guilty to murdering friend who was "lured" to country lane
The guilty plea took place just two days after a jury was empanelled because a prison officer stood too close to the defendant.
Sex offender who raped one woman and tried to lure another woman into car jailed for 10 years
The judge said Tayyab Salah Uddin had been acting in a “predatory manner” looking for woman who were isolated, alone and in a vulnerable condition.
This year
Michael Scott to be sentenced later this month for manslaughter of his aunt
He had gone on trial accused of her murder but the jury returned a unanimous verdict acquitting him of that charge.
Former male model jailed for four years for raping fellow college student in Limerick
The victim has waived her anonymity in order to name Utseoritselaju Uwatse.
Pre-trial hearing begins in case of 74-year-old man accused of murdering Nora Sheehan in 1981
Noel Long is accused of murdering the 54-year-old between 6 and 12 June 1981 at an unknown place within the State.
Five family members guilty of over 100 counts of sexual abuse against child relatives
The five defendants made no reaction as the verdicts were handed down in court.
Woman's guilty plea to manslaughter of four-year-old boy rejected, murder trial to proceed
The 30-year-old woman is charged with the murder of the boy in the south west of the country in March 2021.
Christina Anderson bears 'zero' culpability for stabbing during psychotic episode, court told
The jury heard that a central issue was whether Anderson’s actions when she repeatedly stabbed Gareth Kelly were driven by mental illness or by cannabis intoxication.
Man who sexually assaulted his estranged wife has sentence increased
Justice George Birmingham said the court would quash the existing sentence which was due to expire tomorrow and re-sentence the defendant.
Man who raped his daughters, sisters and niece is jailed for life
Richard O’Brien (61) denied all the offences but was convicted unanimously by a jury following a trial earlier this year.
Woman testifies her father and brothers raped her weekly for years in child sex abuse trial
The alleged offences occurred between 1999 and 2005 in various locations around the country.