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#Courts

# courts - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

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.

Sentencing adjourned for man who sexually assaulted Brazilian student he met on Tinder

Nevin is due to be sentenced next month for a further two assaults on women he met through the dating app.

Man (44) jailed for breaking bones in ex-partner's face and tearing clumps of hair out

The court was told that the “terror and torture” she suffered would be with her forever.

# courts - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Migrant fishermen 'treated like modern slaves'

Some work 116 hours per week, yet are only paid an average of €2.83 per hour, the High Court was told.

Daughter of murdered Noel 'Duck Egg' Kirwan: 'We'll never get our heads around this nightmare'

Kirwan was sitting in his car on 22 December 2016 when he was shot six times with a Makarov handgun.

Woman in the UK jailed for stalking ex-boyfriend, leading him to move country

Lina Tantash (44) was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court following her conviction.

Man pleads guilty to helping a criminal gang carry out a murder on a Dublin street

David Douglas was shot dead in the south inner city on 1 July 2016.

Attacker apologises to screwdriver assault victim he left 'pouring blood' on Luas

Lee Murray (23) pleaded guilty to assault of Sam Hess causing him harm.

# courts - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Man appears in Belfast court over Jennifer Dornan murder after being extradited

He was extradited from the Republic of Ireland earlier today.

Court says students who posted video of classmate snorting sugar must be allowed back to school

The school said they had behaved in a manner that posed a serious threat to the school’s good order.

# courts - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Man, 70, found not guilty of murdering his partner of 36 years in Rathmines self-defence case

Des Duffy told the trial that he was acting in self-defence when he pushed against Dessie Sullivan’s neck on 23 May 2016.

NI report suggests banning public from rape trials and showing juries videos about stereotyping

A need for legislation to manage social media use around these trials has also been recommended.

# courts - Monday 19 November, 2018

Man jailed for selling €40 worth of cocaine to undercover gardaí

Karl Zambra said his local community is a victim of the drugs trade.

'You sent me home bleeding, traumatised ... but I'm a survivor': Leona O’Callaghan's powerful victim impact statement

Leona O’Callaghan was groomed and raped by Patrick O’Dea when she was a child.

Victim tells court of terror as Patrick Nevin set to be sentenced for attacks on women he met through Tinder

The 37-year-old will be sentenced next month for two attacks on women he met up with via the dating app.

Limerick man jailed for 17 years for raping and forming sexual relationship with teenager

Patrick O’Dea pleaded guilty on the second day of his trial at the Central Criminal Court.

Man, 24, charged with 2016 feud murder of Daithi Douglas

The accused told gardaí, “Sorry for his loss, if that means anything” when he was charged.

High Court orders surrender of Polish man at centre of extradition row

Artur Celmer had claimed he could not get a fair trial in Poland.

# courts - Sunday 18 November, 2018

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Poll: Should members of the public be banned from sharing online updates from court?

New guidelines are set to restrict who can text and tweet from court.

# courts - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Only journalists and lawyers to be allowed text and tweet in court says Ireland's top judge

Justice Frank Clarke says the direction is about ensuring fair trials.

# courts - Friday 16 November, 2018

Man to stand trial over 'crude circumcision' of baby boy who had to be hospitalised

A court was told the boy was lucky to be alive.

Injunction sought preventing hotel being used as accommodation for asylum seekers

A company wants to develop the Shannon Key West Hotel into a tourist hotel.

# courts - Thursday 15 November, 2018

French ex-minister Georges Tron cleared of raping two former employees

Georges Tron was forced to resign in 2011 over the allegations made by two women.

Trucker who brought nearly €300,000 worth of cocaine into Dublin Port jailed for eight and a half years

The drugs were seized at Dublin Port in August 2015 as part of a joint operation involving the Revenue and the Gardai.

Man who damaged M50 toll gantry with angle grinder before threatening gardaí jailed for six months

It was the second time that the accused had damaged an M50 toll gantry.

# courts - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Family of 'severely scalded' 90-year-old woman awarded €54,000 in damages from nursing home

A hot water bottle was placed next to Olive Sheeran’s feet and burst shortly afterwards, severely scalding her, a court has heard.