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# Courts

April 2023
# Courts
Man denied bail after stabbing, blackmail and robbery arrest
The accused allegedly blackmailed a woman with a demand for €200.
# High Court
High Court judge refuses inquiry into legality of Simeon Burke's detention
The application was brought by Ammi Burke on behalf of Simeon Burke this morning
# Courts
Man claims adverse possession of lands allegedly owned by GAA and Cork County GAA board
James McCarthy Senior claims that he has used and occupied the land, near Delaney Rovers GAA club, for many years.
# High Court
Housing developer secures injunction stopping subcontractor removing kitchen units
A subcontractor has claimed that it was not paid for its services by the main contractor, which went into liquidation.
# Courts
Teen spared custodial sentence over canal push attack on Chinese woman
Video footage of the incident went viral on social media site TikTok almost three years ago.
# Australia
Australian man jailed for 13 years for kidnapping 4-year-old Cleo Smith
Police found Cleo Smith alone in Terence Kelly’s house 18 days after she went missing in October 2021.
# Limerick Prison
TDs to visit man jailed in Limerick for supplying cannabis to ill patients
People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny called for Justice Minister Simon Harris to intervene in the case.
# Courts
Burglar caught 'red-handed' at house in Killiney denied bail
The man was found in an upstairs front bedroom of a house that was under renovation.
# Dublin District Court
Man denied bail over slashing tyres of ex-partner and breaching barring order
Gardaí objected to bail and believed that the woman was at serious risk.
# Courts
Man accused of attacking ex-partner and throwing urine at her denied bail
A garda said the woman ‘suffered numerous injuries to her face’ and the accused allegedly ‘threw a bottle of urine at her’.
March 2023
# Courts
'It’s necessary to call a spade a spade': Judge rejects complaints that he 'mocked' Enoch Burke
Burke read out a statement from outside of the Fourt Courts, he has not been inside the courtroom since Tuesday.
# Manchester Crown Court
Man found guilty of murdering nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel in Liverpool
The girl was fatally shot while at home in Liverpool last August.
# Courts
Galway farmer Michael Scott found guilty of manslaughter of his aunt Chrissie Treacy
It was the prosecution’s case that Scott deliberately ran over Treacy following a long-running dispute over land.
# Courts
Four people to appear in court after 38 dogs found in inhumane conditions in Citywest
Other animals recovered from the premises included cats, parrots, tarantulas, a snake, a scorpion and a millipede.
# High Court
Former principal says she 'felt hunted' by Enoch Burke after 'request' on student's name
When the case resumed this morning at 9.30am, which is an earlier start than normal, neither Burke nor his family were present.
# Newbridge
Two men due in court over armed robberies of two fast food outlets in Co Kildare
The incidents happened on Monday evening in Newbridge.
# Garda Traffic Probe
All-Ireland winning Limerick hurler Pat Ryan convicted of perjury after telling 'brazen lie'
The 27-year-old was jailed for two weeks by Judge Patricia Harney at Limerick District Court but he immediately appealed the sentence.
# Garda Traffic Probe
All-Ireland winning Limerick hurler Pat Ryan convicted of perjury after telling a 'brazen lie'
The 27-year-old was jailed for two weeks by Judge Patricia Harney at Limerick District Court but he immediately appealed the sentence.
# High Court
Enoch Burke case begins without him after refusal to comply with court authority
A judge made the order after Burke refused to cease interrupting proceedings.
# Gwyneth Paltrow
Man claims he became ‘self-imposed recluse’ after injury from ski crash with Gwyneth Paltrow
Terry Sanderson suffered several broken ribs and and lasting brain injuries during the incident in 2016.
# Courts
Man caught with child abuse material after sexually assaulting child gets suspended sentence
Gardaí searched the home of Stephen Gregan (42) after receiving a complaint he had sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl while she was out shopping with friends.
# High Court
Eoghan Harris appeals defamation trial against Aoife Moore being transferred to High Court
Harris claims that Moore wrongly accused him of directly sending her sexualised messages on Twitter.
# Courts
Gambling addict who extorted money through social media 'exposure' threats is jailed
The court heard that the allegations made by the man were “without any foundation whatsoever”.
# Central Criminal Court
Man accused of the murder of Lisa Thompson sent forward for trial
A woman accused of impeding the prosecution of the alleged murderer has also been sent forward for trial.
# Courts
Security guard gives evidence in trial of men accused of rape in car park
The offences are alleged to have occurred on 20 December 2017 at a hotel car park in the Leinster area.
# Courts
Darragh Lyons jailed for Ballyfermot attack that left Alanna Quinn Idris blinded in one eye
Alanna Quinn Idris said her life as she knew it “came to an abrupt end” on the night of the attack.
# Courts
Wilson's Hospital School action against Enoch Burke to proceed next week
Burke was suspended from the Co Westmeath secondary school last year.
# Courts
Man found guilty of manslaughter by diminished responsibility of Jasmine McMonagle
Richard Burke had pleaded not guilty to the murder of McMonagle but guilty to manslaughter.
# Central Criminal Court
Murder accused tells court two armed men forced him to hide victim's remains under bush
Ionut Cosmin Nicholescu is charged with the murder of Frankie Dunne between 27 December and 28 December 2019.
# Courts
Alanna Quinn Idris tells court that life she knew came to 'abrupt end' on night of attack
Darragh Lyons will be sentenced tomorrow after he pleaded guilty to assault causing serious harm and violent disorder on the night in question.
# Ennis District Court
Mother appears in court charged with attempted murder of her daughter (8) in Co Clare
Judge Larkin last week remanded the accused in custody to appear via video-link to Ennis District Court today.
# Courts
Murder accused bought Jasmine McMonagle a car for Christmas and set fire to it, jury hears
The accused told a psychiatrist he bought the mother-of-two a car for Christmas but later set fire to it after she would not agree to a reconciliation, a jury has heard.
# Texas
Texas court to hear fresh evidence supporting man convicted of Limerick priest’s murder
Fr Patrick Ryan was murdered at a hotel in Odessa in December 1981.
# Central Criminal Court
Woman allegedly raped by three men in car park tells trial she didn't think she'd 'have to shout no'
The offences are alleged to have occurred on 20 December 2017 at a hotel car park in the Leinster area.
# Courts
Man falsely claimed he was injured in a collision between a bus and a car
The man claimed he had suffered soft tissue injuries including to his shoulders during the collision but had been standing on a nearby footpath when it happened.
# Court of Appeal
Man has conviction for sexually assaulting six-year-old quashed due to child's lack of memory
A judge ruled that the child’s lack of memory of the alleged incident prevented the defence from effectively cross-examining the child.
# Courts
Gardaí forced entry to Jasmine McMonagle's home after her daughter seen at window, trial hears
The jury were also told how a Garda saw Ms McMonagle’s lifeless body lying in a pool of blood after he looked through a small gap in the curtains.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Security guard tells Roscommon eviction trial he was 'hit with batons' during alleged attack
Four men are accused of taking part in an attack on the repossessed farm outside Strokestown, Co Roscommon in 2018.
# Courts
Two men due in court over shots fired at a house in Galway
The two men were arrested on Thursday and have since been charged.
# Courts
Man charged with murder of woman who was pronounced dead after fire at her home in Clontarf
Emma McCrory, who was in her 40s, was fatally injured after a blaze broke out in her house on Howth Road, Clontarf, shortly after 8.45 pm on 15 December.