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#Courts

# courts - Yesterday’s News

Man raped child while on bail for sexual abuse offences

He was given a 10-year sentence with the final six years suspended.

Case by Jackson and Olding to recover legal costs dismissed by judge in Belfast

Neither men were in court for today’s ruling.

Man who fled Ireland and changed identity after driving car into group of friends given six-year sentence

David Marcinkiewicz drove his car into a group of three male friends shortly after instigating a fight with them at a petrol station.

Leaving Cert students expelled for posting video online of classmate snorting white powder

The two students have appealed that decision to the Department of Education.

Man (79) to be extradited to US over FBI's claims he produces child pornography

The US-Irish citizen, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, had objected to his extradition to New York.

Man jailed for two years for stealing over €19,000 from friend's late husband's pension fund

William Butler (52) told gardaí that temptation had gotten the better of him after Kathleen Carroll, a family friend, had allowed him stay at her home when he was in need.

# courts - Thursday 13 December, 2018

British police officer jailed for 25 years for raping 13-year-old girl

He was found guilty of picking her up off the street and raping her in the back seat of his car.

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.

# courts - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Limerick man cleared of murder but found guilty of the manslaughter of 'annoying' beggar

The jury took less than four hours to reach a unanimous verdict of not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter.

Estonian hitman Imre Arakas jailed for six years for conspiring to commit murder

The 60-year-old admitted last month to conspiring with others to murder James Gately.

Teenager who claimed glass was in Nutella awarded over €30,000 in damages

The student – through her mother – sued Ferrero UK Limited.

# courts - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Man who sexually assaulted partner while under investigation for raping her receives four-year sentence

The final 18 months of the sentence were suspended on condition that the man undergo probation supervision.

# courts - Monday 10 December, 2018

40 year-old goes on trial over fatal stabbing of man in relationship with his ex-partner

Keith Connorton has gone on trial charged with the killing of 29-year-old Graham McKeever in 2017.

Man (22) found guilty of murdering Alan O'Neill

Warren Nolan was found guilty of killing the 35 year-old in May 2015.

# 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.

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