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#Courts

# courts - Friday 22 February, 2019

Mr Moonlight trial: Pathologist said injuries 'could be result of traffic collision or serious assault'

Bobby ‘Mr Moonlight’ Ryan was found dead almost two years after going missing

Man jailed for assaulting nine-month-old girl, leaving her with life-threatening skull fracture

The 26-year-old man assaulted his then partner’s nine-month-old daughter.

Victim of retired surgeon tells court he was given 'a life sentence of pain'

Patrick Cusack told the court he had not had a proper night’s sleep in 45 years.

Child who was in womb when mother collided with Tesco shopping trolley awarded €45k

The judge presiding over the case said it was a most unusual one to come before the courts.

Man sentenced after robbing shop and threatening to stab worker with red liquid-filled syringe

Rooney Dignam entered the shop on the day in question and told the worker to open the till or he would stab her.

# courts - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Former deputy principal jailed for 18 months for possessing and distributing child abuse images

Brian Fitzgerald (49) of Golf Links Road, Youghal, Co Cork pleaded guilty at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.

Judge jails 48-year-old homeless man who called priest a 'motherf**ker'

The man had pleaded guilty to a public order charge arising from the incident.

Man pleads guilty to defrauding 8 people out of €1,952 worth of concert tickets that didn’t exist

No compensation has been paid to the would be concert goers from the new charges.

Regency trial collapses as murder charge against Patrick Hutch dropped

Hutch was accused of the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in February 2016.

'It's in crisis': Law Society raises concerns over security issues in family courts system

Members of the Law Society’s family and child law committee are to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Justice this morning.

# courts - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Baby who saw mother covered in blood after incident at rugby club awarded €20k damages

A judge heard the incident and injuries to his mother had been a very frightening experience for the child.

# courts - Monday 18 February, 2019

Insect expert says tank where body was found was opened weeks prior to discovery

Ryan’s body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm leased by Quirke in April 2013.

Property developer who owed more than €1 million in unpaid taxes and penalties receives 240 hours community service

The judge sentenced James Jordan to 240 hours community service in lieu of 18 months imprisonment.

Man acquitted of Warren O’Connor's murder

The former soldier died from a single stab wound to the neck in 2010.

# courts - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Abuse survivor says legal profession should 'bring their morals as well as law books into courtrooms'

Leona O’Callaghan said the government and judiciary needs to stop pointing at each other and step up to make changes.

Hot Press writer launches legal proceedings against Broadsheet.ie and Twitter

Olaf Tyaransen filed a High Court action against the two companies on Thursday.

Jury to consider verdict in trial of man accused of murdering former soldier

Warren O’Connor died from a single stab wound to the neck.

# courts - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Teen who threw stone at another youth's head is jailed for a year

The victim perceived the attack as homophobic in nature. He needed 11 stitches to a cut above his right eye.

# courts - Friday 15 February, 2019

Garda tells murder trial that accused told him there were only two tanks on his farm

Garda Conor Ryan was giving evidence today in the trial of Patrick Quirke, accused of the murder of Bobby Ryan.

Man who broke into a terminally ill woman's home and repeatedly beat her son to be sentenced for false imprisonment

Graham Stafford broke into the home believing one of the family owed him €3,000.

US man went 'completely off his head' at Cork hotel and threw fire extinguisher down five floors, court hears

Albert Santiago has pleaded guilty to 18 counts related to the incident at Clayton Hotel.

Man who mugged 92-year-old neighbour jailed for three years

He had done odd jobs for the victim, whom he viewed as an easy target, a court was told.

# courts - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Murder accused told gardaí woman had a 'couldn't-care-less attitude about boyfriend's disappearance'

The Central Criminal Court heard of interviews conducted by gardaí with Patrick Quirke this afternoon.

Dublin's Lord Mayor to keep house after bank's €1m claim struck out

He and his wife Joyce had a large mortgage debt on their home.

# courts - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Escaped prisoner who hid in wheelie bin from pursuing gardaí sentenced to five years

Liam Deegan was also accused of driving the wrong way down a motorway at night.

Wife of accused phoned gardaí when DJ Bobby Ryan's body was found, courts hears

Farmer Patrick Quirke (50) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.

High Court hears HSE claim that man allegedly set up misleading My Options website

The HSE is seeking an injunction restraining the defendant from using the My Options brand.

Man found guilty of manslaughter of Cork pensioner in 'one punch' attack

Jonathan O’Sullivan (28) had pleaded not guilty to the unlawful killing of Finbar Lehane (65).

# courts - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Man jailed for seven years after smuggling €1.2 million worth of heroin into Dublin airport

Mudassar Khan’s bags were searched and customs official found 13kg of heroin wrapped up in one suitcase.

High Court rules detention of anti-eviction activist Ben Gilroy at Mountjoy is lawful

Gilroy is returning to jail to serve the remainder of his three-month prison term.

Man who slashed artery in his own hand while stabbing man is jailed

The Dublin father-of-two received a partially suspended sentence.

# courts - Monday 11 February, 2019

Gardaí searched lands where DJ Bobby Ryan's body was found but discovered nothing, court hears

Farmer Patrick Quirke (50) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.

Man who travelled from UK to Dublin to have sex with teenage girl sentenced to five years in jail

Justice Paul Coffey said the defendant was controlling, possessive and manipulative.

Kildare man pleads guilty to possession of 15 guns and more than 4,000 rounds of ammunition

It took several minutes to read out the full charges count because they were so many rounds of different ammunition.

# courts - Saturday 9 February, 2019

'Free the nipple' campaigners lose battle to overturn US conviction

“We have found that the ordinance does not violate the defendants’ constitutional rights to equal protection or freedom of speech,” said one judge.

Woman and ex-partner who re-occupied their former south Dublin residence facing €60,000 legal bill

The woman and the couple’s teenage daughters entered the house after other occupants had been forced out.

'Michael Shine spoke very, very softly and referred to me as a nice boy most of the time'

Shine was yesterday found guilty of groping seven boys in his care over a period of three decades.

# courts - Friday 8 February, 2019

Retired surgeon Michael Shine found guilty of groping seven boys in his care over three decades

Judge Martin Nolan adjourned the matter until 22 February next for sentencing.

Woman forgives ex-partner who raped her while she slept, court hears

Justice Carmel Stewart imposed a seven-year sentence with the final 18 months suspended.

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