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#Courts

# courts - Friday 7 December, 2018

Man who stole spirits from Coppers told gardaí he was on way to toilet when he spotted opportunity

Man who stole spirits from Coppers told gardaí he was on way to toilet when he spotted opportunity

Each of the 20 bottles stolen was worth between €700 and €900, the court heard.

Garda pleads not guilty to dangerous driving causing death of woman

Elizabeth Core was hit by a car while crossing the road in 2014.

Man convicted of €90,000 tiger kidnapping of postmistress, daughter and Italian student

Paschal Kelly (53) with an address at Cootehill, Co. Cavan, had pleaded not guilty to trespass and to false imprisonment.

# courts - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Former soldier jailed for three years for sexually assaulting niece and nephew

The female victim delivered an emotional victim impact statement in court today.

Employee seen taking breaks on CCTV used in 'Isis' graffiti investigation had rights breached, court told

It was argued that the use of data arising from a criminal investigation breached Cormac Doolin’s data protection rights.

Graham Dwyer wins legal action over accessing of his mobile phone data

Dwyer’s legal team had argued that the use of this data was unconstitutional.

Convict from 'respectable family' who beat man with rock in south Dublin park is jailed for five years

Keith Mooney has 26 previous convictions including burglary, assault, criminal damage and public order.

# courts - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Spanish court upholds disputed nine-year jail sentence for 'wolf pack' sex attack gang

The five men bragged about the sexual assault in a Whatsapp group called The Pack.

Murder trial collapses over Prime Time discussion about another case

Five members of the jury had watched last night’s segment on the defence of provocation.

# courts - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Clare man tricked stepdaughter into having sex with him by posing as stranger online, court hears

The judge described the behaviour of the man as callous and ruthless.

# courts - Monday 3 December, 2018

Family of farmer killed by neighbour with teleporter: 'Another case of victim blaming...justice was not served'

Michael Ferris (63) drove the prongs of a teleporter into his neighbour Anthony O’Mahony after a decades-long row about a noisy bird-scarer.

Former charity director who admitted to stealing over €1 million rushed to hospital

Greg Walsh is awaiting sentencing for his crimes.

Kerry farmer jailed for five years over manslaughter of neighbour with teleporter

He denied murdering land owner Anthony O’Mahony and was found guilty of manslaughter.

Former council worker sentenced to 10 years for sexual abuse of three girls

Bartholomew Prendergast pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the offences.

# courts - Friday 30 November, 2018

Gardaí use thermal imaging to catch pair of robbers hiding in bushes

The men had stolen a phone, a wallet and its contents from a young man in Lusk.

Defence lawyer says Storm Emma looter was 'high on cocaine at the time'

David Berney received a two-year sentence today for burglary, but had 18 months suspended for the looting incident.

Man previously jailed for damaging €10m Monet art gets two-year sentence for handling stolen painting

Andrew Shannon was alleged to have handled a painting by Frederick Goodall dating back to 1892.

# courts - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Man charged over fatal Monaghan crash on Tuesday night

Stephen Marron (47) was killed when the Skoda Octavia he was sitting in was struck by a silver Audi on Main Street in Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.

Man on trial for alleged sexual assault on sleeping woman

The man is also accused of head-butting a man who claims he witnessed the assault.

A hotel to be used for Direct Provision is still in the middle of a sale dispute

The 39-room Shannon Key West Hotel is located in Rooskey on the Co Leitrim/Roscommon.

Ex-Anglo banker Tiarnan O’Mahoney seeking legal costs for original trial

O’Mahoney successfully appealed his original conviction in March 2016.

Man who touched woman with penis on Dublin Bus claimed he was urinating at the time, court hears

The victim told gardaí that the bus had jerked forward when she noticed Thomas McMahon’s penis on her shoulder.

Man (50) who threatened to put intimate images of ex-girlfriend on Facebook avoids jail

John Lyons said his ex owed him €5,000 from money he claimed he spent on her during their relationship.

# courts - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Former Labour TD Michael McNamara wins appeal against dangerous driving conviction

McNamara has served no time off the road as the case has been under appeal.

Man charged over alleged 7-year online harassment campaign against number of women

He was remanded for eight weeks from today while a book of evidence is prepared.

Conor McGregor given six-month driving ban for speeding

McGregor was handed the ban today in Naas.

El Chapo's high life: Court hears of Swiss clinics, mansions and a private zoo

One of El Chapo’s former associates gave a glimpse into his life of excess.

# courts - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Air conditioning dispute between Seán Gallagher's firm and Nokia comes before court

Employees in the Nokia office reportedly had to wear their jackets while working.

Man rammed girlfriend's face off door and kicked her in head with steel-toe shoe

Joseph Fraser attacked his girlfriend after she hid his car keys so he wouldn’t drink-drive, a court heard.

Teen launched 'completely unprovoked attack' that resulted in victim losing half of both his front teeth

The attack happened at Bachelors Walk in Dublin city centre.

Serial sex offender Patrick Nevin jailed for 5 and a half years for Tinder sex assault

The victim, now aged 36, told the court it had been very hard for her to travel back here for the trial last year and to see her attacker.

Man charged with assaulting two people in Co Wexford yesterday

The man was charged and remanded in custody to appear before court again on Tuesday next.

Former pub owner who turned to drugs trade to offset gambling debts jailed for five years

Emmet Fogarty got into trouble with Revenue and developed an alcohol and gambling addiction.

# courts - Monday 26 November, 2018

Pat Kenny emerges victorious in planning battle with developer as council turns down apartment plan

Pat Kenny and his wife Kathy objected to plans for apartment blocks and houses on a site adjacent to their home.

Rape trial collapses due to 'unprecedented media coverage' in national newspaper

The trial involved a Dublin defendant accused of raping a woman he met on a night out in 2015.

Woman banned for life from owning pets after keeping starved husky in emaciated state in her flat

Amy Lee, with an address at School Street Flats, Dublin 8, was prosecuted for neglecting her husky named Sky.

# courts - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Underwear had to be shown in Belfast rape trial, says Jackson's lawyer

Using an alleged victim of sexual assault’s underwear as evidence has been questioned in recent weeks.

Domestic abuse against men: 'He'd been kicked in the balls: he was black and blue to his knees'

There’s some confusion around where LGBT people in domestic abuse situations can turn to for help – here’s some clarification.

# courts - Friday 23 November, 2018

Teenager admits trying to kill woman last Christmas

He was charged with attempting to murder the woman on 23 December 2017.

Two Dubliners to be sentenced to life in prison over murder of man killed on his way to drug deal

Andrew Guerrine was on his way to sell diazepam tablets to an unnamed person on the night he was killed.

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