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#Contempt of Court

# contempt-of-court - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Key witness who failed to appear during the Aaron Brady murder trial is arrested

He has been released on bail and will face trial for contempt of court.

# contempt-of-court - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Meat plants 'will seek to jail protesters' as farmers denounce 'heavy-handed legal tactics'

There have been reports of scuffles at protests outside plants today.

# contempt-of-court - Monday 8 July, 2019

Irish Daily Mail fined €25,000 over front page headline published during Ana Kriegel trial

Mr Justice Paul McDermott said there was “no effective editorial control over the manner in which the story was conveyed to the public”.

# contempt-of-court - Friday 5 July, 2019

Far-right activist Tommy Robinson found guilty over Facebook broadcast

Robinson has built a large online following with links to international white nationalist groups.

# contempt-of-court - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Judge to decide on editor's role in Ana Kriegel story which led to newspaper being barred from court

Associated News (Ireland) Ltd, owners of the Daily Mail newspaper, accepted its responsibility and pleaded guilty to contempt of court.

# contempt-of-court - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Facebook and Twitter representatives to appear before court after Ana Kriegel murderers identified online

The boys, identified in the media only as Boy A and Boy B, were convicted yesterday of murdering Ana Kriegel last year.

# contempt-of-court - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, aka Tommy Robinson, back in court over contempt charges

The case has been referred to the UK’s Attorney General.

# contempt-of-court - Friday 4 May, 2018

Anti-eviction campaigner given one month suspended sentence over social media video

Gilroy admitted making the remarks on a video clip posted on social media.

# contempt-of-court - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Couple released from Garda custody after apologising for refusing to leave their Dublin home

KBC Bank obtained an order directing the couple to vacate their home in Balbriggan, Co Dublin.

# contempt-of-court - Saturday 29 July, 2017

'We need to protect jurors from attempts to influence them through social media'

Legislating for online and social media is possible and it is necessary, writes Josepha Madigan.

# contempt-of-court - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

“This makes us homeless" - Tough choices lie ahead for squatters in abandoned Dublin prison

Squatters at the Debtors’ Prison could face a real jail over disobeying a court order to leave the premises.

# contempt-of-court - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Explainer: What happens when a witness walks out of court?

Can you do that?

# contempt-of-court - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Be careful what you tweet: British social media users face fines

Facebook and Twitter users got official Government warning from today on discussing details of ongoing court cases.

# contempt-of-court - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Contempt action to be taken over photos of 'James Bulger's killers'

Individuals who posted material purporting to show the notorious Jon Venables and Robert Thompson face prosecution by the British government.

# contempt-of-court - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Commercial Court to allow cross examination of Quinn family

The order allows IBRC to question them about their about bank accounts as well as the alleged transfer of assets to offshore companies.

# contempt-of-court - Friday 2 November, 2012

Seán Quinn goes to jail for nine weeks

But a decision is still to be made as to whether the man who was once Ireland’s richest will go to jail today.

# contempt-of-court - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Seán Quinn Jr to serve sentence in semi open, low security prison

After spending his first night in Mountjoy Jail, Seán Quinn Jr is to be moved to the low-security Training Unit of the prison.

# contempt-of-court - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Quinns may face jail over alleged contempt of court

The former Anglo Irish Bank has filed a motion seeking to have Sean Quinn and members of his family found in contempt of court.

# contempt-of-court - Monday 16 January, 2012

Pakistani Prime Minister faces contempt of court charge

Yusuf Raza Gilani faces contempt proceedings for failing to carry out a court order to reopen a corruption case against the president.

# contempt-of-court - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Priory Hall developer granted stay on three-month sentence

The High Court had jailed and fined Thomas McFeely over his failure to carry out urgent remedial works on the Donaghmede apartment complex but he won a reprieve against the sentence.

# contempt-of-court - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Inquiry into Teresa Treacy Mountjoy interview

The 65-year-old has been in jail for contempt of court for over three weeks over her refusal to facilitate court-ordered ESB work on her land.

# contempt-of-court - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Daily Mail and the Sun fined £15,000 each for contempt of court

The publications’ websites carried a photograph of a defendant in a murder trial that showed him holding a firearm.

# contempt-of-court - Monday 13 June, 2011

"Trial by X Factor": increasing evidence of jurors using Facebook to discuss active court cases

In one case in the UK, a multi-million pound trial collapsed after a juror communicated with a defendant on Facebook.