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# Courts

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May 2023
# ashling murphy
Trial of man accused of murdering Ashling Murphy postponed until October
The prosecution has requested more time to respond to an expert report from the defence.
# US
Actor Danny Masterson ‘used drugs and Scientology to get away with raping women’
The former That 70s Show actor has pleaded not guilty to three counts of rape.
# Courts
Psychic medium got man to give her €10k by saying his dead father wanted her to have it
The woman, who was also a home carer, was found guilty of dishonestly inducing by deception the man to give her €10,000.
# dresden
Five sentenced to prison for spectacular Dresden museum jewellery heist
The thieves made off with a haul worth more than €113 million from the Green Vault museum in 2019.
# Courts
Six M50 toll and court dodgers hit with fines totalling €78k
Transport Infrastructure Ireland prosecuted them after sending each driver hundreds of warning letters.
# Courts
'Psychic medium' accused of conning siblings out of €10k says she 'never charged a penny'
The Byrne siblings told that Debbie Paget said their deceased father wanted them to give her money.
# Central Criminal Court
Man who raped his daughters, sisters and niece is jailed for life
Richard O’Brien (61) denied all the offences but was convicted unanimously by a jury following a trial earlier this year.
# Tallaght
Young man murdered in a row over a small amount of debt, court told
Ademola Giwa was fatally stabbed in the neck in Tallaght in August 2021 in a row over a small debt and a stolen scooter.
# Courts
Mother tells court her fear of troubled adult daughter in 'nightmare' situation
The woman was remanded in custody following an emotionally charged bail hearing at Dublin District Court today.
# Courts
Custom House Capital executives sentenced over 'sophisticated' operation to defraud investors
The company’s former CEO Harry Cassidy (67) was handed a sentence of six years and 10 months.
# Courts
High Court dismisses tenant's appeal against RTB's decision in favour of landlord
The tenant argued that the RTB shouldn’t allow her tenancy to end after her landlord said she would not accept rent in the form of HAP.
# Ballyfermot
Woman charged with murder of man in Dublin last November
The man was found with apparent stab wounds in a flat in Ballyfermot on 8 November 2022.
# Central Criminal Court
Woman testifies her father and brothers raped her weekly for years in child sex abuse trial
The alleged offences occurred between 1999 and 2005 in various locations around the country.
# gsoc
Policing groups slam release of decision to prosecute garda in connection with fatal N7 crash
A Garda being prosecuted for a fatal crash that occurred when he was pursuing three men in 2021 has not been made aware of the exact charge he is facing.
# Kenya
Kenyan court extends detention of cult leader linked to deaths of hundreds of followers
A total of 133 people have so far been confirmed dead, many of them children, after the preacher allegedly incited them to starve to death ‘to meet Jesus.’
# Courts
Former League of Ireland player wins €505k damages after being assaulted by Gardai
Counsel for the Garda Commissioner, the Minister for Justice and the State fully denied claims that the Gardai had assaulted and falsely imprisoned Michael Sheehan.
# Courts
Father who abandoned baby on side of road to get revenge on child's mother jailed for three years
The child was found crying, cold and in a terrified state by two passers-by at 5am.
# n7 crash
Garda to face criminal prosecution over crash that killed three criminals fleeing patrol car
Dean Maguire (29), Karl Freeman (26) and Graham Taylor (31) were killed in a head-on crash with a truck in July 2021.
# Courts
Soldier accused of attacking girlfriend at Cathal Brugha barracks released on bail
Defence Forces member Darragh Baldrick has been warned not to contact his partner.
# The Monk
Hutch’s bid to have his legal costs paid by the State adjourned to next month
The judge listed the costs application for the first day of next term on 7 June.
# Courts
Two men jailed for inflicting 'life-changing injuries' on 93-year-old woman as they robbed her
Cork Circuit Criminal Court heard that the woman had previously led a full and independent life but now suffered from ‘excruciating pain’.
# Trump
'Not even a former president is above the law,' accuser's lawyer tells Trump civil rape trial
Over two weeks of proceedings the court heard from E. Jean Carroll and two other women who claimed they had been sexually assaulted by Trump decades ago.
# Courts
Violent criminal who 'brutally' murdered pensioner with axe is jailed for life
Oliver Doran was given a life sentence for the 2021 murder of Kwok Ping Cheng by Justice David Keane.
# The Monk
State to oppose bid by Gerard Hutch to reimburse his legal fees for Regency shooting trial
The application for costs will be heard in court on Friday.
# Courts
Former Dublin GP gets fully suspended sentence for possession of child pornography
Ronan Keogan (51) of College Square, Terenure, pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly distributing child pornography and one count of possessing three images.
# Courts
Five family members on trial accused of various sexual offences and assaults against relatives
The trial, which is expected to last three weeks, continues before Ms Justice Mary Ellen Ring.
# Courts
US actor who harassed Irish doctor after meeting her on a J1 20 years ago is jailed for a year
He was ordered to stay away from and have no contact, directly or indirectly, with the injured party, on a permanent basis.
# Charged
Man and woman due in court after man allegedly loses part of ear in Limerick street assault
A man was taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment for injuries allegedly sustained in the incident.
# Courts
Locals object to alcohol licence for gigs at Malahide Castle next month
A number of gigs are set to take place in Malahide from 14 to 30 June.
# Sand Dunes
Environmental group invite Trump to attend High Court case over fencing at Doonbeg resort
A group brought proceedings against sand trap fencing allegedly constructed by the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in West Clare during 2022.
# Abuse
Sexual and domestic abuse victims can feel 'belittled' by social workers, report finds
Victims interviewed by the National Women’s Council said that feeling blamed by professionals made them want to abandon court proceedings.
# Courts
Man who was solicited by acquaintance to kill wife's friends jailed for two years for extortion
Alan Leech pleaded guilty to demanding money with menaces on three occasions during January 2020.
# High Court
Darren Gilligan granted bail on condition he attends court for extradition hearing next month
The High Court previously heard that Detective Sergeant Adrian Murray arrested Gilligan in west Dublin on 12 April.
April 2023
# Courts
Eoghan Harris loses appeal against transfer of action against Aoife Moore
A judge dismissed Harris’ appeal against the Circuit Court’s decision to transfer his defamation action against Moore to the High Court.
# Courts
Man charged with drugs offences after Limerick Garda operation targeting organised crime
Michael Kalinowski appeared before Limerick District Court today.
# Courts
Chef jailed for life for murder of 64-year-old Frankie Dunne
In imposing the sentence, the Judge said Ionut Cosmin Nicholescu had shown “shocking disrespect” to Dunne.
# Courts
Man who beat 11-year-old son with umbrella given suspended sentence
The man told his son not to tell his mother or he would be ‘thrown in the hell fire by God’.
# Courts
Man awarded €30k from wheelchair assistance company after fall at Dublin Airport bus stop
The former college principal was returning from a visit to Fatima Shrine in Portugal when his wheelchair assistant left him to board the bus alone.
# Roscommon
Security guard of Roscommon repossessed home says he was cut with a blade during alleged attack
The court heard a group of approximately 30 armed men arrived at a repossessed Roscommon property and attacked four of the security guards.
# Limerick
Law grad jailed for rape of woman shortly after they engaged in consensual sex
The court heard that it was at this point she withdrew her consent and the man continued sexual penetration without consent.