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#Courts

# courts - Yesterday’s News

Man who used fake documents to apply for €270k mortgage given a suspended sentence

The man used the loan to purchase a house in Walkinstown in Dublin.

# courts - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Martial arts instructor convicted of unlawful killing of 56-year-old man

Witnesses say they saw the man arguing with his girlfriend moments before the incident.

# courts - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Man who 'destroyed' single mother's home on Christmas Day jailed for three-and-a-half years

The man ripped furniture, placed devices in a sink filled with water and urinated throughout the home, the court heard.

Judge asks for mediation in compensation case for family of murdered garda

This was advised in order to avoid causing unnecessary trauma to the garda’s family.

# courts - Monday 2 December, 2019

Court increases 'unduly lenient' jail term for farmer who killed neighbour with teleporter in 2017

Kerry farmer Michael Ferris has had his sentencing increased from five years to nine in the Court of Criminal Appeal.

Man handed suspended sentence for crank call about gangland shooting in Dublin pub

The man told gardaí he had taken 30 tablets and vodka before making the crank call.

High Court to make decision on Ian Bailey's extradition warrant to France later this month

Bailey was convicted of the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in absentia in a Paris court earlier this year.

# courts - Friday 29 November, 2019

Man who sexually abused seven-year-old boy jailed for three years

The man had written a letter to the court in which he made “disparaging comments” about the victim’s mother.

Race, religion and prejudice: The issues raised at Ireland’s first FGM trial

A married couple were yesterday convicted of allowing female genital mutilation to be carried out on their daughter.

# courts - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Three teens plead guilty after homophobic attack against two women on London bus

The incident took place in May this year.

Parents found guilty in Ireland's first female genital mutilation trial

Judge Elma Sheahan has remanded the couple in custody.

# courts - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Father-of-four died from inhalation of blood and teeth, murder trial hears

Michael Dineen (28) went on trial earlier this week for the murder of Patrick O’Donnell (36) in June 2018.

Jury in FGM trial told they have to make an 'immensely important decision'

A father and mother deny carrying out female genital mutilation on their daughter at their Dublin home in 2016.

Woman who staged suicide of musician to impede prosecution sentenced to four years

Janice Brady’s brother Keith Brady was found guilty of murder last week.

# courts - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

FGM expert tells court it is 'not possible' that toy caused girl's injuries

The girl’s father gave evidence today, both he and his wife deny carrying out FGM on their daughter at their Dublin home in 2016.

Irishwoman killed in Australia in 90s had cuts consistent with 'sawing', court hears

Ciara Glennon moved to Australia with her Irish family when she was five years old.

Man who stole €3,300 from woman under guise of carrying out insulation work jailed for 14 months

The court heard Michael McGauley had gambling debts to pay off at the time of the offence.

# courts - Monday 25 November, 2019

US Supreme Court rejects bid for new trial in case covered by popular podcast Serial

Adnan Syed is serving a life sentence after he was convicted in 2000 of killing 17-year-old Hae Min Lee.

Woman accused of FGM says she is a victim herself and would not do the same to her daughter

A father and mother deny carrying out female genital mutilation on their daughter at their Dublin home in 2016.

Dublin motorist who deliberately drove at cyclist given suspended sentence

The motorist was given a three-year suspended sentence and ordered to pay the cyclist €10,000.

Martial arts instructor (67) jailed for fatal stabbing of man with whom he had 'dysfunctional' relationship

Noel Lenihan told the court he was acting in self defence when he stabbed Christopher McGrath.

# courts - Friday 22 November, 2019

Three men jailed for murder and torture of three elderly people in France

The men were convicted of the maximum sentences allowed.

Man who set fire to house of detective involved in charging him with murder jailed for eight years

The arson attack has left an “indelible scar” on the family, the court heard.

Rapists who high-fived and hugged each other while victim lay in pain jailed for seven years

The Italian nationals were arrested after police discovered them re-enacting the attack on the club’s CCTV recordings.

Man found guilty of shooting heavily pregnant ex-wife dead with crossbow in UK

Judge Mark Lucraft QC remanded him in custody to be sentenced on 29 November.

Environmental group in Supreme Court bid to challenge government's climate change plan

The NGO claims the National Mitigation Plan is flawed on several grounds and had asked the court to quash its adoption.

Man who disposed of chainsaw used to dismember body found guilty of impeding father's prosecution

Paul Wells Junior was charged with impeding the apprehension or prosecution of his father Paul Wells Senior.

Men told to desist from posting social media videos in Mullingar court appearance

Judge Flann Brennan granted free legal aid to all three accused.

Contempt of court proceedings against Facebook, Twitter over Kriegel killers' identities struck out

A court hear today that “alarming posts” on social media are causing considerable distress to Boy A’s family.

'Everyone misses him': Dublin man pleads guilty to fatally assaulting Longford man in New York

Danny McGee (21) was found lying unresponsive outside the pub in Queens on 22 November last year.

Men sentenced for role in mugging woman (73) who had won €23,000 at casino

The getaway driver was sentenced to five years in prison with half of this suspended.

# courts - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Man wanted in connection with deaths of 39 migrants in trailer was travelling on Irish passport, court hears

It is alleged that Eamon Harrison delivered the trailer to a Belgian port before its journey to Britain.

Blood found on carpet in home of couple accused of female genital mutilation of daughter, court hears

A DNA expert told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court the blood matched that of the injured girl.

Johnson & Johnson found 'negligent' in pelvic mesh lawsuit in Australia

Lawyers for the women said the devices caused “incontinence, infection and chronic pain”.

# courts - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Ross Hutch jailed for two-and-a-half years for robbing pharmacy with bike saddle

The incident happened at Boles Pharmacy in Drumcondra in April this year.

Couple accused of female genital mutilation claim daughter sustained injuries when she fell on toy

Two doctors told a court that the injuries sustained by the girl are not consistent with falling on an object.

HSE apologises to family of pregnant woman kept on life support due to Eighth Amendment concerns

Natasha Perie was declared dead on 3 December but was kept on life support for four weeks.

# courts - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Man with religious persecution disorder given suspended term over threat to cut off priest's fingers

Mark Halligan pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to making a threat to kill or cause serious harm.

Jury sworn in as couple goes on trial accused of female genital mutilation of child FGM

Jury sworn in as couple goes on trial accused of female genital mutilation of child

The couple, who can’t be named for legal reasons, both pleaded not guilty.

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