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# courts - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Man deemed unfit to stand trial on a number of alleged assaults

The court heard the defendant lost his leg a few years ago after he was knocked down by a lorry.

# courts - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Court told Jim Mansfield Jnr 'effectively delivered' an employee to men who falsely imprisoned him

Mansfield is charged with conspiracy to commit false imprisonment.

Controversial Roscommon farm still occupied by several persons, bank claims

The occupation of the property is in direct defiance of orders previously granted by the High Court in favour of KBC.

Two men jailed for drunkenly sailing yacht up the Liffey get appeal hearing date

The yacht skipper claimed it was his “God-given right” to sail on the Liffey during the incident.

# courts - Monday 2 November, 2020

British gunman jailed for life for murder of Michael Barr

Michael Barr was killed at the Sunset House pub in Dublin’s north inner city in 2016.

Trial of four men accused of falsely imprisoning Kevin Lunney may not go ahead in January

The defendants have brought High Court challenges against the Special Criminal Court’s jurisdiction to try the matter.

Dublin man found guilty of murder after stabbing homeless man 183 times

Philip Dunbar had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Adam Muldoon at Butler Park in Tallaght in June 2018.

Former rugby coach pleads guilty to indecently assaulting 23 boys in 70s and 80s

McClean was due to stand trial today but instead entered pleas of guilty before the court.

# courts - Friday 30 October, 2020

Man who raped ex-partner jailed for six years

A detective garda gave evidence that the man was becoming increasingly paranoid in the days prior to the offences.

# courts - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Man found guilty of murdering partner who was strangled in bedroom after 'binge' drinking session

The 12 jurors found Sean Nolan guilty of murder by a majority verdict of 10-2.

Court of Appeal upholds restriction on identifying mother who smothered her child

The woman was found not guilty of murdering her child by reason of insanity.

# courts - Monday 26 October, 2020

Two men charged after €7 million worth of cannabis seized

The illegal drugs arrived in a container from Spain through Dublin Port.

# courts - Friday 23 October, 2020

Woman sent forward for trial accused of murdering man stabbed to death in Kingswood, Dublin

Garreth Kelly, 39, died following an incident in Kingswood, Co Dublin, on 25 February last.

# courts - Thursday 22 October, 2020

RTÉ apologises to Declan Ganley over Prime Time programme broadcast 12 years ago

No other details of the settlement were aired in open court.

Man (50) to stand trial accused of impeding investigation into the murder of Keane Mulready Woods

Mulready Woods, from Drogheda, was last seen alive in the town on 12 January.

# courts - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Midwife convicted of money laundering offences challenges HSE decision to dismiss her

The action has been taken by Samantha Sinnott, a midwife at Wexford General Hospital.

Gardaí investigating whether jury were secretly recorded during recent criminal trial

A 36-year-old man denies having taken any videos or photos of proceedings.

# courts - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Man given partially suspended sentence for sexually abusing young niece over two-year period

The man was sentenced at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Man appears in court charged with running six brothels in Dublin

Hani Ali Showky is accused of running brothels in Smithfield, Rathmines, Santry and Northwood.

# courts - Monday 19 October, 2020

Two men jailed for roles in 'nasty' break-in during which residents restrained them until gardaí arrived

The case was heard before the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Blood stains on clothes in accused's house matched deceased's DNA, court hears

Philip Dunbar (20) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 23-year-old Adam ‘Floater’ Muldoon.

Woman sued by stepson for share of €3.3m jackpot can't sue former Lotto operator over 'bad advice'

Mary Walsh settled proceedings brought against her by her step-son David Walsh in 2018.

# courts - Friday 16 October, 2020

Prisoner who assaulted officer as he was being taken to be searched jailed for 15 months

Prison officer John Cullen sustained a broken finger during the incident.

Man who supplied car in IRA operation to put bomb under PSNI officer's jeep sentenced to three years

Robert O’Leary previously said “never in a million years” would he be involved with the IRA.

# courts - Thursday 15 October, 2020

'Mr Moonlight' appeal: Evidence of Pat Quirke's behaviour was necessary to set out context, DPP argues

Pat Quirke was convicted last year of the murder of popular DJ and father-of-two Bobby “Mr Moonlight” Ryan.

Two boys offered €10k compensation after drinking out-of-date milk from Tesco

The milk was bought from Tesco in Ashbourne on 29 December last, three days after the expiry date on the bottle.

Over 100 jobs set to go at clothing retailer Pamela Scott

Provisional liquidators were appointed in the High Court today to two related companies that operate Pamela Scott shops

# courts - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Woman who stole elderly friend's bank card while visiting her in hospital to be sentenced

The woman stole over €2,700 from the victim over three months.

FBD employee says advice he gave to publican that Covid-19 pandemic was covered was an error

An FBD executive accepted that he told the director of the Lemon and Duke bar that its policy covered losses that may arise due to Covid-19 in the event of a forced closure.

Patrick Quirke's barrister says 'tabloid-ese' claims should not have been allowed in murder trial

A court heard submissions on the second day of an appeal against the farmer’s conviction for murder.

Adrian Donohoe's wife tells court she will 'never recover fully' from her husband's murder

The Det Garda’s parents Hugh and Peggy Donohoe said they visit his grave every week.

Aaron Brady sentenced to minimum of 40 years in prison for the capital murder of Det Garda Adrian Donohoe

Brady was found guilty by a jury in August.

Aaron Brady to be sentenced for the capital murder of Adrian Donohoe

Brady will be sentenced in court today.

# courts - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Bar owners say they were 'given assurances' that insurer FBD would cover losses caused by Covid-19

The High Court heard further submissions in a case taken by bars against the insurer.

Father who dangled three-and-a-half-month-old baby over river pleads guilty to endangering her life

The accused was remanded in custody to appear via-video link from prison for the sentencing hearing.

Chief Justice expresses 'very serious concern' at delays as Seamus Woulfe requests third postponement of meeting

The two judges were set to meet to discuss the ongoing fallout over the Golfgate dinner.

'Tittle tattle' was used as evidence to convict Patrick Quirke of murdering Bobby Ryan, court hears

Quirke was sentenced to life in prison last year for the murder of Bobby ‘Mr Moonlight’ Ryan.

Special arrangements made ahead of the sentencing of Aaron Brady in court tomorrow

Aaron Brady was found guilty of the capital murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe on 11 August.

# courts - Monday 12 October, 2020

Murder accused told gardaí he was on tablets and had been hearing voices for weeks when he stabbed homeless man

Philip Dunbar (20) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 23-year-old Adam ‘Floater’ Muldoon.

Father of one who headbutted man while dressed as Superman handed suspended sentence

The victim was left with a broken nose and later required surgery due to a deviated septum.