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#Courts

# courts - Yesterday’s News

14-year-old boy to stand trial accused of raping girl

The boy appeared at Dublin Children’s Court today charged with sexual abuse offences which allegedly occurred when he was aged 12 and 13.

# courts - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Man (51) convicted of sexual assault after touching 14-old-girl in clothing store

He was remanded in custody for sentencing in April.

Man allegedly assaulted with iron bars, placed in car boot and told to pay £50,000, court hears

It is alleged the man’s home was also set on fire, the Special Criminal Court heard today.

# courts - Monday 17 February, 2020

Man who scammed €10,000 in funeral savings from 74-year-old woman is jailed for three years

The pensioner had set the money aside for her funeral before she was preyed on by the bogus tradesman.

Victim verbally abused in courtroom after two Leitrim men jailed for seven years for rape

“This will haunt me for the rest of my life, knowing that they chose to do this to me,” the victim said in an impact statement.

Man who disposed of chainsaw used on body of Kenneth O'Brien jailed for 18 months

The man’s father murdered O’Brien and dumped his body parts in the Grand Canal.

# courts - Friday 14 February, 2020

Harvey Weinstein 'saw victims as complete disposables', court hears

The 67-year-old is charged with raping a woman in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on another woman in 2006.

Owners of Cork city premises awarded €45k after tenant converted it into pub without their consent

Joe Kearny claimed the owners of the property had consented to the works he had undertaken.

Man who shot bystander in chest at Dublin scrapyard jailed for five years

The incident took place on 4 August 2018.

# courts - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Man who threatened to kill neighbours while on the run from prison jailed for four years

The 21-year-old had absconded from a Wicklow prison when he carried out the offence.

Gardaí in Galway commended after helping to rescue man who fell in canal

Gardaí said the weather conditions at the time were hazardous and the three members involved in the rescue acted quickly to get the man out of the water.

# courts - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Cork hospital reviews admission policy after teen girl was sexually assaulted by male patient in ward CUH

Cork hospital reviews admission policy after teen girl was sexually assaulted by male patient in ward

The assault on a 17-year-old girl by Andrew O’Donovan was only interrupted because his heart monitor began to accelerate.

Cork hospital criticised after teen girl with life-threatening injuries sexually assaulted in ward

A 63-year-old man was given an 18-month suspended sentence in a Cork court yesterday.

# courts - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Explainer: How a woman was prosecuted over deleted child sex abuse images she was sent without consent

The woman believed she had deleted the video, but it had saved automatically to her phone.

# courts - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Adrian Donohoe murder trial: Paramedic tells court garda's injuries were 'inconsistent with life'

The trial continues in front of Justice Michael White and a jury of eight men and seven women.

# courts - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Deirdre Morley further remanded in custody until next month over the murder of her three children in Dublin

Morley was unable to attend a scheduled court hearing this morning.

Man who knocked out a man's front teeth in Dublin bar given suspended sentence

The accused had raised €4,000 in compensation which the injured party was happy to accept.

# courts - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Man on trial accused of sexually assaulting four girls in creche

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him.

Woman who was sent child sex abuse images on Whatsapp but deleted video prosecuted for possession

The court heard that Omo Delpin Omorouyi can no longer pursue her career as she cannot get garda vetting.

Recommendation for State's longest serving prisoner to be granted some days of escorted release accepted by minister

Serial killer John Shaw has been in custody for almost 44 years in Ireland.

# courts - Monday 3 February, 2020

Man who repeatedly sold two forests to different investors sentenced to six years in jail

Garret Hevey used the pseudonym James Baker when he incorporated Arden Forestry Management Limited.

Drunk driver who struck pedestrian while trying to avoid garda checkpoint jailed

Darren Kershaw pleaded guilty in a Dublin court today.

Man convicted by Special Criminal Court of Kinahan cartel murder plot

Liam Brannigan was charged with conspiring to murder Gary Hanley

# courts - Friday 31 January, 2020

Jury in Adrian Donohoe murder trial shown footage of moment Garda was shot dead

It is the prosecution’s case that Detective Sergeant Adrian Donohoe died from a single shotgun blast.

Son of Patricia O'Connor tells trial his sister did not want to report their mother as missing person

Richard O’Connor told the Central Criminal Court today that his mother was a “straight shooter”.

# courts - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Jury in Adrian Donohoe murder trial shown photo of Garda's gun still clipped into holster

Aaron Brady (28) has pleaded not guilty to murdering Adrian Donohoe in Co Louth in 2013.

Boy (15) who had loaded semi-automatic pistol under his bed placed on probation bond

The gun, which had 11 rounds of ammunition in the magazine, was found in a school bag under a set of bunk beds.

# courts - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Jury told to put ‘emotion aside’ in Garda Adrian Donohoe murder trial

Aaron Brady (28) has pleaded not guilty to murdering Adrian Donohoe in Co Louth in 2013.

Conor McGregor spared prosecution for motoring offences in Dublin

He had been accused of allegedly driving a 192-reg car without a licence or insurance.

Woman (22) denies dressing up as her grandmother in an attempt to conceal her killing

Stephanie O’Connor denied that she had killed or assisted anyone in killing her grandmother.

Martial arts instructor jailed for five-and-a-half years for killing retiree in one-punch assault

Jonathan Dargan was found guilty of killing Patrick Mullally last November.

High Court asked to lift injunction limiting extent of greyhound racing protest

Late last year the operators of Shelbourne Park, Greyhound Stadium Ltd, secured the temporary injunction.

# courts - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Four raiders went 'without hesitation' towards Adrian Donohoe's garda car, murder trial hears

Det Garda Adrian Donohoe was providing a Garda escort to credit union employees when he was shot, counsel said.

Man (44) charged with hoax threats claiming bombs were planted in Phoenix Park

The alleged incident occurred in May of last year.

Mayo man jailed for two years for sexually assaulting woman with special needs

The woman and the man’s son were friends and had attended the same special needs school.

# courts - Monday 27 January, 2020

Patricia O'Connor 'tried to beat me with a teapot the day she left', daughter told gardaí

Daughter Louise O’Connor described conditions in the cramped Rathfarnham House: “Getting a shower is like a miracle”.

Man given suspended sentence for assaulting escort

Ben O’Reilly (21) had pleaded not guilty to assaulting Fernanda de Freitas.

'I'll never forgive him': Family of one-punch assault victim describe how lives have been 'ripped apart'

Jonathan Dargan (49) was found guilty of killing Patrick Mullally by a jury last November.

Wife and children of murdered garda Tony Golden agree €1.4m settlement

The garda was killed as he responded to a domestic violence complaint in 2015.

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