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# courts - Monday 12 October, 2020

High Court rules that Ian Bailey cannot be extradited to France in connection with murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

Bailey has always denied any role in the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork in 1996.

# courts - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Man in court over arson incident in Clondalkin

The arson incident occurred in Clondalkin in August.

# courts - Friday 9 October, 2020

Fat Freddie Thompson to appeal murder conviction

Thompson was jailed for life in August 2018.

Widow of Console founder charged with fraudulent trading and money laundering

Kelly is the widow of the suicide prevention charity’s former chief executive Paul Kelly, who died earlier this year.

# courts - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Man found guilty of murdering former flatmate by stabbing him 62 times

The incident occurred in August 2017.

Dublin-based hospitality group sues Government over Covid-19 restrictions on bars and restaurants

Press Up Group operates some of the capital’s best-known bars and restaurants.

# courts - Monday 5 October, 2020

Seamus Woulfe postpones meeting with Chief Justice 'for personal reasons'

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

# courts - Friday 2 October, 2020

High Court rules against Ryanair, says State travel advice is legal

The judge found that the government acted lawfully in providing travel advice and public health advice in respect of the pandemic.

# courts - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Roma woman wrongfully accused of failing to pay fare and thrown off Dublin Bus

The woman and a friend who was with her at the time received a substantial settlement.

# courts - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Capping of damages in personal injury cases is constitutionally permissible, says Law Reform Commission

The Commission examined similar legislation in other jurisdictions including the UK and Australia.

# courts - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Court asked to set aside asset transfers made by man found liable for Omagh bombing

The alleged transfers were made by Michael Colm Murphy, a discharged bankrupt, to his former wife.

Supreme Court receives report into Seamus Woulfe's attendance at golf event

The former Attorney General has apologised for his attendance at the event.

# courts - Friday 25 September, 2020

Irish haulage boss faces jail after admitting drug trafficking and money laundering

Thomas Maher pleaded guilty to a string of offences at Liverpool Crown Court.

'A ruling of significant importance': Supreme Court orders re-opening of landmark FOI appeals

The country’s highest court made the order in two rulings today.

Jail for man following 'terrifying' home invasion

Pollack pointed out the home of an innocent family to a group of men looking for his friend who owed them money.

Family remembers 'courage' of Irishwoman Ciara Glennon, after her murderer's guilty verdict

Ciara Glennon’s father Denis gave an emotional statement after Bradley Edwards was found guilty of murder.

# courts - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Gardaí object to Berlin D2 renewing licence after Covid-19 controversy

Gardaí have formally objected to the bar retaining its licence.

# courts - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Leaving Cert students at fee-paying south Dublin school launch High Court case against Government

Papers were filed on behalf of the students in the High Court yesterday.

# courts - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Nun who broke planning laws to set up west Cork hermitage given until next summer to vacate premises

Two runs continue to live on the property.

Man found guilty of manslaughter in Kerry death where man was beaten during all-day drinking session

Arnoldas Ivanauskas had denied the murder of Dmitry Hrynkevich in Kerry in 2015.

Father to plead guilty to endangering life of baby daughter when he held her upside down over river

The incident happened in Ennis in Co Clare in April.

Failed asylum seeker claims he was abandoned by gardaí at airport six months ago

The man claims he was left in an airport terminal without money, a telephone or his luggage, the High Court heard.

Man and woman detained after allegedly ingesting 280 pellets of cocaine

Gardaí seized the drugs shortly before 8pm on Sunday evening.

# courts - Monday 21 September, 2020

Patrick Quirke's appeal against murder conviction to take place remotely next month

Quirke, who was convicted of the murder of Bobby Ryan, will have his appeal heard on 13 October and it is expected to last a number of days.

Gemma O'Doherty could face further criminal charges over bridge protest

A video of the incident went viral on social media platforms last month.

# courts - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Homeless man (33) suffered 62 knife wounds during fatal attack

A 32-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to murder.

# courts - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Trial of man accused of murdering homeless man in Co Dublin opens

Sebastian Barczuk is charged with the murder of Michal Kurek over three years ago.

Jury begins considering verdict in trial of teenager accused of murdering another teen in Dublin park

Azzam Raguragui (18) was stabbed at Finsbury Park in May 2019.

Teenage boy appears in court in relation to murder of man in Kilmainham

A man’s body was discovered in a laneway in Dublin 8 yesterday.

# courts - Monday 14 September, 2020

Facebook seeks to quash Data Protection Commissioner's decision over transfer of user data

Facebook Ireland also seeks various declarations including that the DPC has acted unlawfully.

Three men accused of involvement in attempted murder of Christy Keane served with books of evidence

Keane was shot a number of times on 29 June 2015.

# courts - Friday 11 September, 2020

Pregnant woman granted permission to challenge State over planned deportation

The woman, from Angola, was not granted asylum by the State and a deportation order was made.

Teen on trial charged with murder told gardaí he was trying to break up fight

The accused has pleaded guilty to manslaughter but not guilty to the murder of Azzam Raguragui.

Facebook launches High Court challenge to DPC's order to suspend EU-US data transfers

The DPC told Facebook this week to stop transferring data belonging to European Union users to the US.

# courts - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Teenager killed in Dublin park suffered four stab wounds including one that severed major artery, court hears

A 17-year-old has pleaded guilty to manslaughter but not guilty to the murder of Azzam Raguragui.

Man found guilty of murder after stabbing friend in Limerick bar

The panel of 11 men and one woman rejected Mark Crawford’s defence that he was acting in self-defence.

# courts - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Witness heard deceased's friend laughing following fatal stabbing in Dublin park, court hears

The trial continues in front of Justice Paul McDermott and a jury of six men and six women.

# courts - Monday 7 September, 2020

Man charged in Kevin Lunney case brings challenge against Special Criminal Court

Alan O’Brien is the second of the four accused men to challenge the SCC’s jurisdiction to hear the trial.

High Court challenge brought over passport for boy born through surrogacy abroad

In 2017 an application was made to the Minister for Foreign Affairs on the boy’s behalf for an Irish passport.

Friend of teen accused of murdering 18-year-old during melee said he brought knife used in assault

He said the accused, who is also a minor, didn’t know about the knife until he saw the witness with it in the park.