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#Courts

# courts - Monday 5 November, 2018

Drama teacher jailed for raping student (7) ends appeal to reduce sentence

The court heard that a juror apparently “smiled and winked” in the direction of the complainant and two gardaí.

Jury begins deliberating in trial of murder accused who allegedly 'chopped' friend up with chainsaw

Paul Wells Snr (50) has admitted shooting dead fellow Dubliner Kenneth O’Brien and dismembering his body.

'The actions of a coward, evil': Man jailed for ten years for repeated rape of daughter

The victim said it had been unbearable to hear her mother giving evidence on her father’s behalf during the trial.

Man (70) pleads not guilty to murdering his partner two years ago

Desmond Duffy today replied “not guilty” when charged with the murder of Des Sullivan.

# courts - Friday 2 November, 2018

Judge highlights 'disturbing disposal of body' in Kenneth O’Brien murder trial

Justice Paul McDermott said: “In this case, there are disturbing elements in relation to the disposal of the body,” as he began his charge.

Man who slashed Luas passenger in the face with a flick knife jailed for 5 years

The Judge said it was ironic that the 28-year-old man’s actions were a “warped manifestation” of his devotion to his family.

'I’m very concerned at reports regarding the bail situation': Garda review into Eoin Berkley case announced

A Garda review into policing matters around the case of Eoin Berkley is to take place.

'I’ve been kidnapped. I’m going to be killed': A phone call no father ever wants to receive

Mr Justice White said there is a collective sense of shame that somebody visiting Ireland had suffered in such a vile way.

# courts - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Dublin man sentenced to 14 years for raping Spanish student repeatedly over 21-hour-period

Eoin Berkley admitted to raping the girl in Ringsend in July 2017.

# courts - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Trial hears evidence against garda accused of possession of child pornography

The images of the child sexual abuse were allegedly found on a laptop.

Company charged with offences following UK baby death investigation

The company is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday 17 December.

# courts - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

'Muzzle of weapon was pressed against head' of man whose dismembered remains were found, court hears

Paul Wells Snr has admitted shooting dead fellow Dubliner Kenneth O’Brien and dismembering his body.

Man who defiled girl he collected from teenage disco in Dublin has sentence cut on appeal

He has been resentenced to two years imprisonment with 12 months post-release supervision.

# courts - Friday 26 October, 2018

Special Criminal Court judgement in Gareth Hutch murder trial will continue next week

Hutch, nephew of Gerry “the monk” Hutch, was shot dead as he was getting into his car in Dublin on the morning of 24 May 2016.

Two men awarded settlements after being unlawfully imprisoned by a judge for two nights

Joe Doocey and Wayne Nash were imprisoned by a judge after he indicated he had overheard them insult him.

# courts - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Driver who threw beer from car and caused €3,000 damage to garda car jailed for three-and-a-half years

The accused had 164 previous convictions, mainly for road traffic offences, at the time of his arrest in 2016.

'I was half-expecting him to wake up': Court hears how man dismembered friend's body with chainsaw

The Central Criminal Court heard evidence by Paul Wells Snr in his trial for the murder of Kenneth O’Brien.

Limerick man (78) jailed for six years for raping one and sexually abusing two of his daughters over 10-year period

Three of the indecent assault charges involved Byrnes “willing” the family dog to engage in sexual acts with one daughter.

Dentists withdraw allegations of misconduct against each other after row over CCTV camera

The men had previously worked well together but the relationship became “toxic”, a court heard.

'All I can remember is fear': Woman who was beaten, stabbed and scalded by partner speaks out

Colin Ryan was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years for his attack on Simone Lee yesterday.

# courts - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Potential retrial for woman accused of slicing a woman's throat after jury fails to reach verdict

The case was put back to November for a possible retrial.

Dublin Bus driver found guilty of careless driving causing the death of cyclist in 2014

Osborn Irabor will be sentenced at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on 12 November.

Man who stabbed, burned, and beat partner jailed for 9.5 years with final two suspended

Colin Ryan pleaded guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Simone Lee in November 2016.

Armagh man accused of murdering Garda Adrian Donohoe in Louth car park to go on trial next year

The officer, a married father-of-two, was killed while on duty.

# courts - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Girl left with scar after falling from climbing frame at Dublin crèche awarded €27,500

Caoilfhionn O’Donnell four years old when she was injured at the creche in south Dublin.

'His dignity was taken in an absolutely savage way': Family's reaction as man sentenced to life in prison for murder

Anthony Walsh had admitted stealing a bank card and a lighter from the deceased man.

Irish woman pleads guilty to killing fiancé David Walsh in Sydney

David Walsh, who was a father of three young girls, was stabbed to death at his home in February 2017.

# courts - Monday 22 October, 2018

Limerick man jailed for ten years for rape and 'persistent sexual abuse' of stepdaughter

Michael Moloney pleaded guilty to eight counts of sexual abuse on dates between 2009 and 2015.

Brian Rattigan pleads guilty to Declan Gavin manslaughter and apologises to victim's family

Gavin was stabbed to death outside an Abrakebabra on Crumlin Road on 25 August 2001.

86-year-old man given suspended sentence for rape and repeated child sexual abuse

Justice Michael White said that if Kiernan was a younger man the court would be imposed a serious custodial sentence.

# courts - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Woman running 'sensual massage' parlours believed the acts were legal, court hears

A member of the public complained that a high number of male visitors were attending a massage parlour in Olivemount, Windy Arbour.

# courts - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Woman on trial for attempted murder of civil servant stabbed woman two weeks earlier, jury hears

Laura Kenna had stabbed a woman at a Luas stop in the face with a pen, the Central Criminal Court was told today.

Man (37) who killed nephew's friend sentenced to 9 years in prison

The victim’s brother told the court that his family took no comfort knowing that Michael O’Dwyer died “afraid and alone”.

Man who was on trial over Noel ‘Duck Egg’ Kirwan murder pleads guilty to facilitating criminal organisation in carrying out offence

Jason Keating had originally pleaded not guilty at the non-jury Special Criminal Court to the murder of Kirwan on 2 October.

# courts - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Court hears woman charged with attempted murder stood on road 'picking a victim'

Laura Kenna, of no fixed abode, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Man jailed for eight years for attempting to murder four children

A judge imposed a 12-year sentence but suspended the final four years.

# courts - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Woman suspected of slicing civil servant’s throat goes on trial

Laura Kenna attacked Fionnuala Burke on Drumcondra Road Lower on 2 January 2017.

Criminal Courts of Justice complex evacuated in large-scale drill

The courts complex on Dublin’s Parkgate Street was evacuated.

Man who assaulted wife, hitting her twice across the head, gets suspended sentence

The man pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm to the woman.