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#Courts

# courts - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

NI report suggests banning public from rape trials and showing juries videos about stereotyping

A need for legislation to manage social media use around these trials has also been recommended.

# courts - Monday 19 November, 2018

Man jailed for selling €40 worth of cocaine to undercover gardaí

Karl Zambra said his local community is a victim of the drugs trade.

'You sent me home bleeding, traumatised ... but I'm a survivor': Leona O’Callaghan's powerful victim impact statement

Leona O’Callaghan was groomed and raped by Patrick O’Dea when she was a child.

Victim tells court of terror as Patrick Nevin set to be sentenced for attacks on women he met through Tinder

The 37-year-old will be sentenced next month for two attacks on women he met up with via the dating app.

Limerick man jailed for 17 years for raping and forming sexual relationship with teenager

Patrick O’Dea pleaded guilty on the second day of his trial at the Central Criminal Court.

Man, 24, charged with 2016 feud murder of Daithi Douglas

The accused told gardaí, “Sorry for his loss, if that means anything” when he was charged.

High Court orders surrender of Polish man at centre of extradition row

Artur Celmer had claimed he could not get a fair trial in Poland.

# courts - Sunday 18 November, 2018

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Poll: Should members of the public be banned from sharing online updates from court?

New guidelines are set to restrict who can text and tweet from court.

# courts - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Only journalists and lawyers to be allowed text and tweet in court says Ireland's top judge

Justice Frank Clarke says the direction is about ensuring fair trials.

# courts - Friday 16 November, 2018

Man to stand trial over 'crude circumcision' of baby boy who had to be hospitalised

A court was told the boy was lucky to be alive.

Injunction sought preventing hotel being used as accommodation for asylum seekers

A company wants to develop the Shannon Key West Hotel into a tourist hotel.

# courts - Thursday 15 November, 2018

French ex-minister Georges Tron cleared of raping two former employees

Georges Tron was forced to resign in 2011 over the allegations made by two women.

Trucker who brought nearly €300,000 worth of cocaine into Dublin Port jailed for eight and a half years

The drugs were seized at Dublin Port in August 2015 as part of a joint operation involving the Revenue and the Gardai.

Man who damaged M50 toll gantry with angle grinder before threatening gardaí jailed for six months

It was the second time that the accused had damaged an M50 toll gantry.

# courts - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Family of 'severely scalded' 90-year-old woman awarded €54,000 in damages from nursing home

A hot water bottle was placed next to Olive Sheeran’s feet and burst shortly afterwards, severely scalding her, a court has heard.

# courts - Monday 12 November, 2018

Bus driver found guilty over fatal crash that killed cyclist avoids jail

Osborn Irabor has been banned from driving for four years.

Estonian man pleads guilty to conspiring to murder man in Northern Ireland

The defendant has been remanded in custody until 30 November, when he will be sentenced.

Court told woman was motivated by 'spite and revenge' in Australia strawberry needle case

A 50-year-old woman was arrested and charged yesterday with seven counts of contaminating goods.

# courts - Friday 9 November, 2018

Solicitor tells High Court she was discriminated against because she is 'a woman and a black African'

The solicitor was asked about her qualifications and training while representing a patient at a Mental Health tribunal.

The 5 at 5: Friday

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Cocaine-snorting gunman jailed for 11 years for plotting to murder a Dublin man

Luke Wilson was recorded by gardai in “extensive discussions” about the murder plot.

Two men jailed for sex assault on sleeping girl in Dublin nightclub

One of the men pointed himself out on CCTV footage but said: “I don’t know where the sexual assault was though”.

Garda brings High Court action to have YouTube video of public order incident taken down

The garda claims commentary on the video falsely accuses him of kicking a minor in the head.

# courts - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Asylum seeker settles High Court action to get father's name on son's birth cert

The woman became pregnant following a relationship with a security guard at a Direct Provision centre.

# courts - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Schoolgirl whose mother is being prosecuted for buying abortion pills 'is potential victim of crime'

Lawyers for the mother and daughter, who have both been granted anonymity, claim the prosecution breaches their human rights.

Judge dismisses former Garda Commissioner O'Sullivan's defamation application

O’Sullivan, who served as Commissioner between 2014 and 2017, had claimed she was defamed by the Irish Examiner.

Garda convicted over possessing child pornography images

Joseph O’Connor (58) of west Dublin had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to five counts of possession of child pornography.

# courts - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

'The worst part of it all was being told our son was a torso in a suitcase'

Paul Wells Snr (50) had admitted shooting O’Brien dead and dismembering his body.

Friend convicted of murdering Kenneth O'Brien and dismembering his body with a chainsaw

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

# courts - Monday 5 November, 2018

Horse trader jailed for 9 years for rape of teenage girl who worked for him

The incidents took place in Mountrath, Co Laois in the early 1990s. The judge described the abuse as “calculated and exploitative”.

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.

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