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# courts - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Garda convicted of assaulting RTÉ cameraman during street protest

The incident occurred in February 2016.

Man who stabbed Japanese student in Dundalk found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity

The jury spent 24 minutes considering their verdicts.

# courts - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Baby died from head injuries most likely caused by at least three impacts on hard surface, court told

The severity of the toddler’s injuries could not have been caused accidentally, the jury was told.

Lisa Smith remanded in custody for a further four weeks CCJ

Lisa Smith remanded in custody for a further four weeks

The 38-year-old is accused of being a member of the so-called Islamic State.

Commission outlines options to cap the amount of damages awarded in personal injury claims

Soft tissue, or whiplash claims, are the most common claims made in Ireland.

# courts - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Nun found guilty of breach of planning laws over Cork compound

Two nuns attended court today with a Child of Prague statue. The judge said “this is not the place for holy statues”.

Man pleads not guilty to murder of Japanese man in Dundalk by reason of insanity

A court heard today that victim Yosuke Sasaki (24) was a “fine, young man” who worked in a local factory in Dundalk.

Man who threw bucket of excrement over prison officer has sentence extended

Judge Martin Nolan described it as a “pretty low assault” that was nasty and ridiculing.

Girl (9) remains in critical condition after alleged assault by her parents five months ago, court hears

The child’s mother and father have been charged with child cruelty offences.

Man who left scene of crash that killed man on motorway jailed for 20 months

Anthony Corcoran spoke to gardaí the morning after he knocked down Peter Maunde.

# courts - Monday 9 December, 2019

Couple who claimed they were defamed over dinner bill at Dublin restaurant lose €75k case

“Quite frankly, asking someone to pay for a meal isn’t defamatory,” the judge said.

Man given six-year driving ban following conviction for killing pedestrian after drinking 12-15 pints

Derek Keane was jailed for five-and-a-half years in court on Friday.

Jury sworn in for trial of man accused of murdering his 20-month-old son

Yusif Ali Abdi is charged with murdering Nathan Baraka Andrew Ali on 17 April 2001.

# courts - Friday 6 December, 2019

Man (28) found not guilty of murder of father-of-four who died after inhaling blood and teeth

Michael Dineen had denied the murder of Patrick O’Donnell but pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Man (34) facing life in prison in UK over string of 'horrific' attacks on women and children

Joseph McCann moved across five force areas as he evaded police for 15 days.

Teen pleads guilty to attempted murder after throwing boy (6) from Tate Modern balcony

Jonty Bravery will be sentenced in February.

Father-of-six jailed over sexual assault of four women during 'spree of some sort'

Macica Firea (58) was sentenced to three years imprisonment.

Jury sworn in as Dublin garda goes on trial accused of assaulting RTÉ employee

The trial, which is expected to last five days, will start on Monday before Judge Melanie Greally.

# courts - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Man who used fake documents to apply for €270k mortgage given a suspended sentence

The man used the loan to purchase a house in Walkinstown in Dublin.

# courts - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Martial arts instructor convicted of unlawful killing of 56-year-old man

Witnesses say they saw the man arguing with his girlfriend moments before the incident.

# courts - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Man who 'destroyed' single mother's home on Christmas Day jailed for three-and-a-half years

The man ripped furniture, placed devices in a sink filled with water and urinated throughout the home, the court heard.

Judge asks for mediation in compensation case for family of murdered garda

This was advised in order to avoid causing unnecessary trauma to the garda’s family.

# courts - Monday 2 December, 2019

Court increases 'unduly lenient' jail term for farmer who killed neighbour with teleporter in 2017

Kerry farmer Michael Ferris has had his sentencing increased from five years to nine in the Court of Criminal Appeal.

Man handed suspended sentence for crank call about gangland shooting in Dublin pub

The man told gardaí he had taken 30 tablets and vodka before making the crank call.

High Court to make decision on Ian Bailey's extradition warrant to France later this month

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

# courts - Friday 29 November, 2019

Man who sexually abused seven-year-old boy jailed for three years

The man had written a letter to the court in which he made “disparaging comments” about the victim’s mother.

Race, religion and prejudice: The issues raised at Ireland’s first FGM trial

A married couple were yesterday convicted of allowing female genital mutilation to be carried out on their daughter.

# courts - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Three teens plead guilty after homophobic attack against two women on London bus

The incident took place in May this year.

Parents found guilty in Ireland's first female genital mutilation trial

Judge Elma Sheahan has remanded the couple in custody.

# courts - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Father-of-four died from inhalation of blood and teeth, murder trial hears

Michael Dineen (28) went on trial earlier this week for the murder of Patrick O’Donnell (36) in June 2018.

Jury in FGM trial told they have to make an 'immensely important decision'

A father and mother deny carrying out female genital mutilation on their daughter at their Dublin home in 2016.

Woman who staged suicide of musician to impede prosecution sentenced to four years

Janice Brady’s brother Keith Brady was found guilty of murder last week.

# courts - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

FGM expert tells court it is 'not possible' that toy caused girl's injuries

The girl’s father gave evidence today, both he and his wife deny carrying out FGM on their daughter at their Dublin home in 2016.

Irishwoman killed in Australia in 90s had cuts consistent with 'sawing', court hears

Ciara Glennon moved to Australia with her Irish family when she was five years old.

Man who stole €3,300 from woman under guise of carrying out insulation work jailed for 14 months

The court heard Michael McGauley had gambling debts to pay off at the time of the offence.

# courts - Monday 25 November, 2019

US Supreme Court rejects bid for new trial in case covered by popular podcast Serial

Adnan Syed is serving a life sentence after he was convicted in 2000 of killing 17-year-old Hae Min Lee.

Woman accused of FGM says she is a victim herself and would not do the same to her daughter

A father and mother deny carrying out female genital mutilation on their daughter at their Dublin home in 2016.

Dublin motorist who deliberately drove at cyclist given suspended sentence

The motorist was given a three-year suspended sentence and ordered to pay the cyclist €10,000.

Martial arts instructor (67) jailed for fatal stabbing of man with whom he had 'dysfunctional' relationship

Noel Lenihan told the court he was acting in self defence when he stabbed Christopher McGrath.