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# courts - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Brother and sister describe finding human torso in Wicklow mountains at Patricia O'Connor murder trial

The trial into the murder of Patricia O’Connor heard evidence from multiple witnesses.

Supreme Court sits with highest proportion of female judges on bench ever

The Courts Service said the presence of females on the bench has increased greatly in Ireland over the past 25 years.

Woman (29) awarded €30k after she was scalded by coffee spill at McDonald's drive-thru

Counsel for Ciara Corboy said she suffered extensive burns and required treatment in hospital.

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Poll: Should TV cameras be allowed to film high-profile cases in Irish courts?

Crown courts in England and Wales are set to allow TV cameras in to film some cases.

# courts - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Body of 61-year-old woman was dismembered into 15 separate parts, murder trial hears

Kieran Greene has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Patricia O’Connor on 29 May 2017.

Man (70s) receives suspended sentence for sexual abuse of boy in the 1960s

Gordon Black was aged between 16 and 20 years of age when he molested his victim.

# courts - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

'I don't have to tell you': Public bodies may no longer have to justify FOI refusals, Supreme Court hears

An appeal against two rulings last year has been brought by the Information Commissioner.

# courts - Monday 13 January, 2020

Taxi driver scammed passengers 270 times using remote control to add €9 to fares, court hears

Raymond Pidgeon pleaded guilty to the offence in court today.

Getaway driver accidentally set fire to trousers while trying to burn stolen vehicle after Dublin murder

Gareth Brophy has pleaded guilty to helping facilitate the murder of David Douglas.

Fianna Fáil TD denies defaming Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald, court hears

A pretrial motion was mentioned before the High Court today.

# courts - Friday 10 January, 2020

Woman who posed as a boy to sexually assault teenage girls is jailed for eight years

The woman concealed her hair beneath a baseball cap and baggy clothes.

Man (20s) due in court over series of ATM thefts

The man has an address in Northern Ireland.

# courts - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

# courts - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

British 19-year-old handed suspended sentence after being found guilty of lying about Cyprus gang rape

The teenager had claimed she was raped by up to 12 Israeli tourists in a hotel room in July.

# courts - Monday 6 January, 2020

Shipping company faces charges over father-of-two's death at Dublin Port

Doyle Shipping Group is accused of breaking health and safety laws following the death of a father-of-two after a workplace accident at Dublin Port.

# courts - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith released on bail

Her bail conditions including residing at an address in the northeast and signing on at a garda station twice daily.

# courts - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Man (54) appears in court charged over Cork city stabbing incident that left three injured

Thomas O’Sullivan was charged before a special court sitting last night.

# courts - Monday 23 December, 2019

Lisa Smith still on remand in prison despite being granted bail last week

Smith may yet may yet spend Christmas in jail over issues around the independent surety.

Caroline Flack 'hit boyfriend over the head with a lamp' in alleged assault, London court told

A police officer said ‘both were covered in blood’ when they called to the TV presenter’s flat.

Protesters barred from interfering in accommodation being fitted out for asylum seekers in Leitrim

Mr Justice Max Barrett granted the permanent injunction today.

# courts - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Latest Ian Bailey extradition case 'totally new ground' for Irish courts

This is the third time the French authorities have sought his surrender to face charges in relation to the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

Man (23) accused of using Snapchat for witness intimidation remanded in custody for Christmas

On conviction, the charge carries a possible 10-year sentence.

# courts - Friday 20 December, 2019

Fresh translation of French Ian Bailey judgement handed back to State over 'translation issues'

Bailey was not in court for today’s brief hearing.

Man who had sexual encounters with 3 underage girls jailed for seven and a half years

David Masterson pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to three charges of defilement.

Man found in possession of child pornography after exposing himself near a child gets suspended sentence

The man pleaded guilty before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Parents convicted of 'extremely serious offence' of FGM to be sentenced next month

Female genital mutilation carries a maximum sentence of up to 14 years in prison.

# courts - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith granted bail

She is accused of being a member of a terrorist organisation.

Rape survivor on waiving her anonymity: ‘I just wanted to say - this is who he is and this is what he did’

Ciara said she has received messages from other victims who are afraid to talk about their abuse.

# courts - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

RTÉ accused of criminal offences in making of Hyde & Seek exposé

Four Hyde & Seek crèches had been ordered to close by 31 December on foot of an order by Tusla.

Woman who lost control of car and killed pedestrian and injured 3 others jailed for 2 years

All four victims were walking home from work during rush hour on a summer evening in Dublin city centre.

# courts - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Man caught after girl (15) posted Snapchat video of him masturbating in front of her gets suspended sentence

John Smith (59) had invited the 15-year-old girl into his van after asking for directions.

Nine people charged after violent incident due to appear before Longford court today

The violent disorder took place at around 9.40am yesterday morning.

# courts - Monday 16 December, 2019

Man jailed over oral rape of drunk man found lying unconscious on Dublin street

Brahim Maddi (36) pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to sexual assault and oral rape.

Court hears man threatened Garda that he would 'eat her face and leave her unrecognisable'

Martin O’Callaghan made the threat after seriously assaulting a pensioner.

Ian Bailey arrested after High Court endorses his extradition to France

Bailey was convicted of the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in absentia in a Paris court earlier this year.

Man (32) charged over serious assault of woman in Arklow at the weekend

Daniel Murtagh (32), from Melrose Grove, Clondalkin, was today refused bail in Bray District Court.

Patrick Quirke appeal against Bobby Ryan murder conviction to be heard in October 2020

The appeal has been fixed for 13 October. It is expected to last four days.

# courts - Friday 13 December, 2019

Jail for young mother who imported more than 1.5 kilos of cocaine into Ireland

Hyonaru Moreno received a sentence of two and a half years.

Man jailed for murder of infant son found not guilty by reason of insanity following retrial

Yusif Ali Abdi was initially tried before the Central Criminal Court in 2003.