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#Circuit Court

# circuit-court - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Explainer: How 'examinership' works in Ireland (including how Saddam Hussein comes into it)

Experts believe the process could provide a lifeline for troubled businesses in the post-pandemic period.

# circuit-court - Friday 24 January, 2020

# circuit-court - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Man who sexually assaulted flatmate while she was sleeping jailed

The 29-year-old Italian man pleaded guilty.

# circuit-court - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Boy (8) awarded €25,000 after falling and lacerating face outside Howth hotel

The boy scarred his forehead at The Deer Park Hotel more than five years ago.

# circuit-court - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Four female lecturers at NUIG promoted after settling gender discrimination case

The proceedings were taken after the four claimed they were overlooked for promotions between 2008 and 2009.

# circuit-court - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Toddler awarded €25,000 in damages from creche which featured on RTÉ's Prime Time

The crèche was the subject of a undercover investigation into the standard of preschools.

# circuit-court - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Judge dismisses claim worker's thumb injury was worsened by 'his daughter tugging it', awards him €23,000

Robert Owczarek had injured his right thumb while stacking crates at Dunnes Stores in the Ashleaf Shopping Centre in January 2016.

# circuit-court - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'He makes me sick to my stomach': Uncle who repeatedly raped nephew jailed for 11 years

The victim described how his uncle mentally tortured him and rendered his teenage years “a sad blur”.

# circuit-court - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Judge questions credibility of claimant and holds him half-responsible for his injury

Mr Justice Raymond Groarke said the complainant had “a propensity of misinforming doctors regarding his injuries”.

# circuit-court - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'A fraud': Judge rules woman deliberately set trap for other driver in insurance scam

Mr Justice Raymond Groarke said Angela McDonagh set up the claim in an “amateur fashion”.

# circuit-court - Friday 13 January, 2017

Dublin man who committed robberies while out on bail gets sentenced to eight years

The 42-year-old has 76 previous convictions.

# circuit-court - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Girl's false imprisonment by teenage boys deemed too serious for children's court

The schoolgirl was forced into a car and taken away, until gardaí intercepted the car on the M1 in Dublin.

# circuit-court - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Woman fined €100 after admitting bigamy at Limerick court

“The offence of bigamy would be the talk of the town.”

# circuit-court - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'How can I do the work the Government expects me to do when they wont give me the judges I need?'

The president of the Circuit Court, Justice Raymond Groarke said he would be five judges down in the New Year.

# circuit-court - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Man who fell off hospital trolley settles €60,000 claim

The nature and extent of injuries were challenged in the defence.

# circuit-court - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Girl who fell out of "faulty" window awarded €46,000 damages

She is thought to have fallen out of the window when she was chasing a ball.

# circuit-court - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Young girl awarded €40k for fall in a Dublin creche

The girl was two at the time of the incident, which left a permanent visible scar.

# circuit-court - Monday 7 March, 2016

"We think these charges should be dropped" - Paul Murphy defiant after Jobstown hearing

The cases of the Jobstown 18 have been put back to April. Meanwhile, another water protest is planned for this Thursday.

# circuit-court - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Court rules that Dunnes were right to sack shop assistant who sold wine to 16-year-old

The judge accepted her mistake was a “momentary lapse” but he saw nothing unfair about the investigation procedure.

# circuit-court - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Teenager awarded €19k after electronic frame fell on her in Eason shop

The Circuit Court heard that she suffered a concussion injury and soft-tissue damage.

# circuit-court - Friday 22 January, 2016

Paul Murphy remanded on bail ahead of Jobstown trial

The Anti-Austerity Alliance TD has been accused of falsely imprisoning Tánaiste Joan Burton.

# circuit-court - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Punter wins legal battle against Dublin betting company

A District Court decree for €13,835 was upheld against Sports Spread Betting (Ireland) Ltd, Ballsbridge, Dublin.

# circuit-court - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Man sentenced to 17 years in jail for false imprisonment of 11-year-old girl

Michael Martin appeared in Portlaoise Circuit Court today.

# circuit-court - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

Bertie Ahern's 'dig-out' friend sees D4 property handed back to the bank

Jim Nugent told the Mahon Tribunal that he had given the former Taoiseach €2,500.

# circuit-court - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Disability charity granted injunction against employee who 'posted unauthorised photos of children online'

Enable Ireland says it suspended Caroline Sheehan following several requests that she remove the images.

# circuit-court - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Woman settles case with shopping centre after she tripped on a stopped escalator

The woman damaged her knee in the incident.

# circuit-court - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Girl (5) awarded €17,500 after being moved to 'harsh and abusive' room in Dublin créche

Court heard that she went from being a ‘happy’ child to a ‘;cranky’ one after being moved to a different room in the creche.

# circuit-court - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Joan Burton will be a key witness in the Jobstown trial

The Tánaiste will give evidence when over 20 water protesters stand trial.

# circuit-court - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

The number of female judges has hit a record high

Exactly one third of judges in the country are women.

# circuit-court - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Four judges chosen to fill vacancies in High Court

The judges have been nominated to fill the vacancies that will arise when other High Court judges move to the new Court of Appeal.

# circuit-court - Sunday 12 October, 2014

There were 365 repossession orders made in the first 6 months of this year

There were 313 made in the Circuit Court and 52 made in the High Court.

# circuit-court - Thursday 10 July, 2014

33 jobs saved at Kildare playgroup

Celbridge Playzone is the first Irish company to exit examinership through the Circuit Court.

# circuit-court - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Minister has been given the latest symphysiotomy report following judge's review

There are now two reports about the issue on James Reilly’s desk – but neither has been published.

# circuit-court - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Woman who jumped to catch sex toy has damages claim dismissed

Syvia Deehan was knocked over and injured in the course of a ‘Ladies Night’ event at the Lough Inn pub in south Dublin.

# circuit-court - Monday 31 March, 2014

Carl Scarpa and Flannery's Pub among eight firms who saved over 400 jobs so far this year

The Hughes Blake SME Examinership Index showed that seven of the eight firms were SMEs.

# circuit-court - Monday 2 December, 2013

Thomas Byrne sentenced to 12 years in jail for fraud and theft

The former solicitor was found guilty of 50 charges in the State’s largest-ever fraud trial last month.

# circuit-court - Monday 4 November, 2013

Conversation between two judges on family law case had 'no effect' on ruling

In a ruling in July, Judge Henry Abbott said a fellow judge had approached him about a case that was before him.

# circuit-court - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

These are the 6 judges who'll be dealing with personal insolvency applications

The government has appointed six country registrars to the new positions in the Circuit Court.

# circuit-court - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Maximum payouts to double in District and Circuit Courts under new legislation

The Courts Bill 2013 also aims to alter the in camera rule as it relates to family law and child care proceedings.

# circuit-court - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Ireland's judges incur €1.67 million in expenses for 2012

Ireland's judges incur €1.67 million in expenses for 2012

Most of the expenses, which are down 42 per cent on 2008, were incurred in travel and subsistence.

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