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#Courts

# courts - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

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.

# courts - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Teenager appears in court charged with killing of student Cameron Blair in Cork

The teenage boy was charged yesterday evening with the killing of 20-year-old Cameron Blair.

# courts - Friday 24 January, 2020

Neighbour tells trial he did not see anything strange on night Patricia O'Connor was allegedly murdered

The witness testified that the O’Connor family were very nice people as well as good neighbours.

Dublin man who kicked father to death in row over drinking at home found guilty of manslaughter

A sentencing hearing is due to take place on 24 February.

Essex truck deaths: High Court approves extradition of Eamon Harrison to UK

39 bodies were discovered in a refrigerated container in Essex in October last year.

# courts - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Man told gardaí he 'took the rap' for killing partner's mother but felt he was being set up, court hears

Kieran Greene denies murdering Patricia O’Connor in May 2017.

# courts - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Murder accused told gardaí he believed mother-in-law tried to kill her husband

The jury was listening to garda interviews today in the trial of Kieran Greene (34).

# courts - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Son who kicked father to death was 'provoked' by 'domineering and controlling' man, court hears

Anthony Tims told his son he wished he’d never been born and called him a “disappointment”, the Central Criminal Court was told today.

Yacht captain who had 'God-given right' to be on Liffey found guilty of being drunk while sailing erratically

His co-accused stripped off when he made landfall on the city quays and was arrested naked, a court heard.

# courts - Monday 20 January, 2020

Man who fraudulently claimed over €225,000 in social welfare admits to falsely claiming a further €18,000

Leendert Stolk fraudulently used a school stamp while claiming child benefit for his two children between 2011 and 2018, a court heard today.

Man jailed for six years for sexually abusing his second cousin over 45 years ago

The judge commended the bravery of the woman who came forward to report the abuse.

Man who sexually assaulted woman after leading her down Cork laneway sentenced to five years in jail

The woman was extremely drunk and walking around the streets in her bare feet when she met Las Vegas Balan.

Garda's family to hold talks with State over compensation for his murder

The 36-year-old was shot dead while attending a domestic incident in Co Louth in 2015.

# courts - Friday 17 January, 2020

Court hopes to rule on Frank McNamara and Theresa Lowe's insolvency arrangements in 5 to 6 weeks

Financial fund Tanager DAC, which is owed €2.26m by the couple, is opposed to the couple being allowed to enter PIAs

Dublin and Wicklow mountains used as a 'dumping ground' for Patricia O'Connor's remains, court told

The court has heard that the body of Mrs O’Connor was dismembered into 15 separate parts that were found at nine different locations.

Man (66) who was caught with child sex abuse images 10 years ago gets suspended sentence

The court heard that the man’s laptop was not analysed until 2015 due to a lack of garda resources.

Boy B given April date to appeal conviction for murdering Ana Kriegel

The 15-year-old was sentenced to a term of 15 years.

# courts - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Two men who had 'integral part' in cannabis distribution in Ireland have sentences doubled

The DPP had argued the original sentences for the Polish nationals had been “unduly lenient”.