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#Courts

# courts - Monday 7 September, 2020

Witness tells murder trial he lied to gardaí initially, claiming he was 'afraid' for his safety

The trial continues before a jury of seven men and five women.

Man who supplied vehicle to place bomb under PSNI officer's car found guilty of IRA membership

Robert O’Leary described himself as a “bit of an Arthur Daley”.

# courts - Friday 4 September, 2020

Murder accused told gardaí he stabbed friend in pub after deceased insisted he was owed €100, court hears

Mark Crawford is charged with murdering Patrick ‘Pa’ O’Connor in Limerick city over two years ago.

Examiner appointed to pharmacy group directed by former Dragons' Den star

The Cara pharmacy group’s directors are Ramona Nicholas and her husband Canice.

Closing stages reached in trial of two occupants of a car accused of assaulting garda

The jury today heard closing speeches from prosecution and defence counsel.

Man (24) suffered two fatal stab wounds following 'row over cocaine' in Limerick bar

Mark Crawford is charged with murdering Patrick ‘Pa’ O’Connor over two years ago.

# courts - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

18-year-old who was stabbed to death 'recited Muslim prayer for the dying' after he was attacked

A witness told a trial that Azzam Raguragui spoke Arabic after he was stabbed in Dundrum last year.

Miscarriage of justice declared for man who spent 16 years in jail for the murder of his infant son

Yusif Ali Abdi has been given leave to seek compensation from the State.

Murder trial witness testifies that his friend said he was 'after getting burnt for €100 for cocaine'

Mark Crawford is charged with murdering Patrick ‘Pa’ O’Connor in Limerick city over two years ago.

# courts - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Man accused of assault told gardaí that scratches on ex-girlfriend's face 'did not look that bad', court told

The man is accused of imprisoning his then-girlfriend before subjecting her to an assault.

Garda held handbrake to stop himself being thrown out of reversing car following high-speed chase

Garda Conor Murray said he was pulling a passenger from the car when it began reversing.

Second home-schooled pupil 'unlikely' to have Leaving Cert results case heard in court this month

The student has made an application to the court to receive ‘calculated grades’.

# courts - Monday 31 August, 2020

Steve Bannon to go on trial next year on charges he defrauded $25 million from 'We Build the Wall' donors

The former White House strategist appeared in court by audio link today.

17-year-old admits to killing teen but denies murder

He is charged with the murder of Azzam Raguragai (18) in May 2019.

Man on trial accused of slapping and strangling his then-girlfriend for 'at least' 90 minutes

The alleged incident occurred in December 2016.

Dublin man whose son was murdered last year jailed for six years after threatening to kill his son's killer

Stephen Little’s son, Sean Little, was found shot dead beside a burning car on 21 May 2019.

# courts - Friday 28 August, 2020

Offaly distillery challenges Revenue's refusal to grant tax relief on alcohol used to make hand sanitiser

The hand sanitiser was used at hospitals, and Revenue’s refusal meant the distillery was liable for €2.1 million.

Haulier pleads guilty to manslaughter in relation to deaths of 39 Vietnamese people in Essex

Armagh haulier Ronan Hughes pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey today to 39 counts of manslaughter.

# courts - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Man (61) charged with murder of elderly mother after fatal assault in Clontarf

Neasa Murray, 88, received fatal injuries after an assault on Sunday.

Minister 'cannot guarantee' home-schooled teen will get Leaving Cert results by 12 September, court hears

The High Court last week quashed a decision to prevent Elijah Burke availing of the calculated grade system.

# courts - Monday 24 August, 2020

Belfast woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempting to kill police officers

The judge described Christine Connor as a “committed dissident republican”.

# courts - Friday 21 August, 2020

Two men charged with murder of homeless man in Cork city

Timmy Hourihane died in October 2019.

# courts - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Gemma O'Doherty tells High Court judge she fears for her safety

O’Doherty said she had been abused on the street because of “fake news” published about her.

# courts - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Gemma O'Doherty denies trying to evade service of defamation proceedings against her by Jimmy Guerin

In his action, Guerin claims he was defamed in comments allegedly posted by O’Doherty about him on social media.

# courts - Monday 17 August, 2020

Group allegedly trespassing on Dublin housing construction site given until Wednesday to vacate

The matter will be re-mentioned before the court on Wednesday afternoon.

Victim of Troubles-era bomb to take legal action over delay on victims' pensions

Jennifer McNern is taking a judicial review case against the Northern Ireland Executive.

# courts - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Irish former footballer and ex-coach both remanded in custody over €3 million heroin seizure

Keith Quinn made no reply to the charge and Andrew Noonan said ‘no comment’.

'Bang bang, you're dead': What the court heard about witness intimidation and interference in the Aaron Brady trial

The judge described a video shared on social media as a ‘deliberate’ attempt to intimidate witnesses.

# courts - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

'Nothing will bring Adrian back': Family of slain garda say justice has been served following killer's conviction

Aaron Brady was found guilty of the capital murder of the garda this afternoon.

From lies to a life sentence: The murder trial of Aaron Brady

Aaron Brady was found guilty of the capital murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.

Aaron Brady has been found guilty of the capital murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe

The jury of five men and seven women delivered their verdict today.

# courts - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Environmental group challenges decision to allow 'alien species' of tree to be planted in Leitrim

The group claims Sitka Spruce developments can completely obliterate landscapes over a very wide area.

Court hears mothers were ‘moments from feeding infants baby food laced with blade fragments’

Nigel Wright, 45, denies planting the shards of metal in the baby food found in the Rochdale branch of Tesco.

Man to face trial over hit-and-run that left mother-of-three dead in south Dublin

Jacqueline McGovern was struck by a car as she walked on a footpath, she was pronounced dead the following morning.

# courts - Monday 10 August, 2020

Aaron Brady found guilty of Lordship Credit Union robbery, with jury still considering capital murder charge

Brady was found guilty of involvement in the robbery that led to Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe being shot dead.

# courts - Friday 7 August, 2020

Court of Appeal rules that child brought to Ireland by mother should be returned to native Poland

The boy’s father brought proceedings before the Irish courts.

# courts - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of Patricia O'Connor lodges appeal against conviction

Kieran Greene is one of two men appealing a conviction for their role in the murder of Patricia O’Connor.

Man jailed for murder of British backpacker Grace Millane appeals against conviction

Prosecutors argued in the trial that the man deliberately strangled Millane to death.

# courts - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Parties agree to accelerated hearing of Ryanair's challenge against travel restrictions

Ryanair claims that the Covid-19 restrictions are unlawful.

Former solicitors appear in court charged with conspiracy to commit fraud

Lyndsey Clarke and Keith Flynn have been remanded on bail until 2 September.