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# courts - Monday 28 March, 2022

Convicted sex offender caught with child in car four days after getting suspended sentence for abusing another child
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# Courts

Convicted sex offender caught with child in car four days after getting suspended sentence for abusing another child

Mar 28th 2022, 5:04 PM 54,725 Views 0 Comments

He has been remanded in custody and the matter has been adjourned to 26 April next.

Tennis star Boris Becker tells jury bad publicity damaged his personal brand
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# Court

Tennis star Boris Becker tells jury bad publicity damaged his personal brand

Mar 28th 2022, 3:34 PM 21,356 Views 0 Comments

The six-time Grand Slam champion was declared bankrupt in June 2017.

Youth accused of kicking teen girl during group attack on O'Connell Street pleads guilty
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# Courts

Youth accused of kicking teen girl during group attack on O'Connell Street pleads guilty

Mar 28th 2022, 3:12 PM 18,533 Views 0 Comments

The 17-year-old, who cannot be identified because he is a minor, was remanded on bail pending sentence.

# courts - Friday 25 March, 2022

Midlands rape trial: Garda denies 'ballyragging' suspect during questioning
# Midlands
# Midlands

Midlands rape trial: Garda denies 'ballyragging' suspect during questioning

Mar 25th 2022, 8:00 PM 39,176 Views 0 Comments

Counsel for one of the accused put it to the garda that 16 minutes passed in an interview room before a recording device was switched on.

Joyrider who killed three people while making Snapchat videos claims nine-year jail term 'too severe’
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# Courts

Joyrider who killed three people while making Snapchat videos claims nine-year jail term 'too severe’

Mar 25th 2022, 7:00 PM 57,893 Views 0 Comments

Keith Lennon (23) was filming himself driving at 225kmh when he crashed into another car on 29 February 2020.

Prominent barrister on murder charge appeals High Court decision to refuse bail
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# Courts

Prominent barrister on murder charge appeals High Court decision to refuse bail

Mar 25th 2022, 3:58 PM 16,692 Views 0 Comments

Diarmuid Rossa Phelan (53), of Kiltalown Lane, Tallaght, Co Dublin is accused of the murder of Keith Conlon (36).

Court orders Gerry Adams to pay legal costs of pretrial motions in defamation action against BBC
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# Courts

Court orders Gerry Adams to pay legal costs of pretrial motions in defamation action against BBC

Mar 25th 2022, 3:26 PM 15,604 Views 0 Comments

The action relates to BBC reporting about the murder of Denis Donaldson, who worked for decades as a spy for the British.

# courts - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

Midlands rape trial hears one accused said he didn't want what had happened 'to happen to anyone else'
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# Courts

Midlands rape trial hears one accused said he didn't want what had happened 'to happen to anyone else'

Mar 23rd 2022, 9:49 PM 43,886 Views 0 Comments

The four men have all pleaded not guilty to raping the then 17-year-old girl in the midlands on December 27, 2016.

Efforts should be made to expedite the book of evidence in Ashling Murphy murder case, judge says
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# Courts

Efforts should be made to expedite the book of evidence in Ashling Murphy murder case, judge says

Mar 23rd 2022, 1:37 PM 18,905 Views 0 Comments

Jozef Puska faced his sixth hearing at Cloverhill District Court today.

Former child star Amanda Bynes released from lengthy conservatorship
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# Courts

Former child star Amanda Bynes released from lengthy conservatorship

Mar 23rd 2022, 7:28 AM 48,361 Views 21 Comments

The former Nickelodeon actor’s conservatorship played out, and came to an end, far more quietly and less contentiously than that of Britney Spears.

# courts - Tuesday 22 March, 2022

Taxi driver jailed for careless driving causing serious harm after he hit two pedestrians
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# Courts

Taxi driver jailed for careless driving causing serious harm after he hit two pedestrians

Mar 22nd 2022, 10:30 PM 29,412 Views 0 Comments

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that Tajudeen Balogun failed to look ahead into a junction before turning right on a Dublin city street.

Man who threatened to pour acid over ex-girlfriend's face avoids jail term
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man who threatened to pour acid over ex-girlfriend's face avoids jail term

Mar 22nd 2022, 9:30 PM 21,854 Views 0 Comments

The man pleaded guilty to threatening kill the woman in July 2020.

Witness collapses at Central Criminal Court murder trial
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# Courts

Witness collapses at Central Criminal Court murder trial

Mar 22nd 2022, 6:43 PM 33,272 Views 0 Comments

Garofita Selin was being cross-examined about statements she gave to gardaí on the behaviour of the accused when she collapsed.

Rape trial hears one of four accused thought woman 'might come to her senses' and go to police
# Midlands
# Midlands

Rape trial hears one of four accused thought woman 'might come to her senses' and go to police

Mar 22nd 2022, 4:29 PM 34,152 Views 0 Comments

The first accused (22) told gardaí that the then 17-year-old girl consented and that nothing really happened, “but you never know”.

# courts - Monday 21 March, 2022

Court directs that challenge against sentence and conviction for Lunney attack be heard on notice
# Kevin Lunney
# Kevin Lunney

Court directs that challenge against sentence and conviction for Lunney attack be heard on notice

Mar 21st 2022, 6:24 PM 13,964 Views 0 Comments

Last year Alan Harte was sentenced to 30 years in prison for committing serious harm on and falsely imprisoning Kevin Lunney in 2019.

Man jailed for striking his partner in the face with a bottle and saucepan
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# Courts

Man jailed for striking his partner in the face with a bottle and saucepan

Mar 21st 2022, 3:27 PM 24,281 Views 0 Comments

Ainars Grants of Queen Street, Dublin 2, pleaded guilty to assaulting the woman on 13 August 2020.

Barrister accused of fatal shooting in Tallaght denied bail
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# Courts

Barrister accused of fatal shooting in Tallaght denied bail

Mar 21st 2022, 12:00 PM 30,101 Views 0 Comments

Diarmuid Rossa Phelan is accused of the killing of Keith Conlan in Tallaght.

# courts - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

Barrister accused of murdering Keith Conlon has no intention of leaving the country, court told
# Courts
# Courts

Barrister accused of murdering Keith Conlon has no intention of leaving the country, court told

Mar 16th 2022, 5:10 PM 22,654 Views 0 Comments

Ms Justice Deirdre Murphy will deliver a decision on Monday on the accused’s application to be granted bail.

Midlands rape trial: Jury hears evidence of the accused men's interviews with gardaí
# Midlands Rape Trial
# Midlands Rape Trial

Midlands rape trial: Jury hears evidence of the accused men's interviews with gardaí

Mar 16th 2022, 4:47 PM 19,539 Views 0 Comments

One of the four accused first told gardaí none of them had sex with the girl, then later told gardaí they all had sex with her.

# courts - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

Man who secretly captured intimate images of two women in bathrooms to be sentenced
# Courts
# Courts

Man who secretly captured intimate images of two women in bathrooms to be sentenced

Mar 15th 2022, 7:32 PM 47,219 Views 0 Comments

Judge Orla Crowe remanded Anthony Dunne (61) on continuing bail and adjourned the matter for finalisation on 5 April, next.

Supreme Court reserves decision in an appeal brought by Gemma O’Doherty and John Waters
# Pandemic Response
# Pandemic Response

Supreme Court reserves decision in an appeal brought by Gemma O’Doherty and John Waters

Mar 15th 2022, 6:07 PM 35,803 Views 0 Comments

The court gave no indication as to when it would give its decision.

# courts - Monday 14 March, 2022

High Court challenge alleges DPC failed to investigate complaint made about Google, IAB Europe
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# Courts

High Court challenge alleges DPC failed to investigate complaint made about Google, IAB Europe

Mar 14th 2022, 4:16 PM 8,245 Views 0 Comments

Dr Johnny Ryan claims the Data Protection Commission has delayed investigating his 2018 complaint regarding the two companies.

# courts - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Former garda superintendent charged over drug seizure to draft signed guilty plea
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# Courts

Former garda superintendent charged over drug seizure to draft signed guilty plea

Mar 10th 2022, 3:31 PM 30,625 Views 0 Comments

John Murphy, 61, was charged with possessing cannabis worth over €13,000 at his home in a north Dublin suburb.

Man who sexually assaulted women on the Luas and a Galway bus jailed for sixteen months
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# Courts

Man who sexually assaulted women on the Luas and a Galway bus jailed for sixteen months

Mar 10th 2022, 3:12 PM 23,726 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that Murad Kandokar (49) is currently serving time in the Midlands prison for a similar sexual assault.

# courts - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Man accused of killing pensioner refused to give a reason to Gardaí, court hears
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# Courts

Man accused of killing pensioner refused to give a reason to Gardaí, court hears

Mar 9th 2022, 6:58 PM 20,712 Views 0 Comments

Trevor Rowe (30) is accused of killing 71-year-old Ann Butler.

Woman who identified killers of Ana Kriegel on social media given fully suspended sentence
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# Courts

Woman who identified killers of Ana Kriegel on social media given fully suspended sentence

Mar 9th 2022, 5:15 PM 28,169 Views 0 Comments

Judge Martin Nolan said that Louise Heaney (49) was probably overcome with emotion when she posted pictures of the two boys.

Ashling Murphy murder accused to face trial in Central Criminal Court
# Jozef Puska
# Jozef Puska

Ashling Murphy murder accused to face trial in Central Criminal Court

Mar 9th 2022, 12:43 PM 25,774 Views 0 Comments

Jozef Puska, 31, faced his fifth hearing at Cloverhill District Court today.

# courts - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Man who avoided prison for ‘devastating one-punch attack’ is jailed on appeal
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# Courts

Man who avoided prison for ‘devastating one-punch attack’ is jailed on appeal

Mar 8th 2022, 10:25 PM 44,441 Views 0 Comments

Stephen Duffy (28) had pleaded guilty to assault causing serious harm to Darren Darley (50).

Witnesses tell rape trial that woman was 'distraught' and her skirt was 'torn' after leaving car
# Midlands Rape Trial
# Midlands Rape Trial

Witnesses tell rape trial that woman was 'distraught' and her skirt was 'torn' after leaving car

Mar 8th 2022, 7:56 PM 24,184 Views 0 Comments

A witness, who was a friend of the complainant, told the court today that she kept saying “there was six of them, there was nothing she could do”.

High Court challenge brought over order preventing off-duty soldiers attending protests
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# Courts

High Court challenge brought over order preventing off-duty soldiers attending protests

Mar 8th 2022, 6:32 PM 10,541 Views 0 Comments

An order issued in 2018 said attendance in uniform or civilian clothing at such events “is not compatible with military service”.

Michael Lynn was 'embarrassed and annoyed' about delay in clearing a €1.9m loan, trial hears
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# Courts

Michael Lynn was 'embarrassed and annoyed' about delay in clearing a €1.9m loan, trial hears

Mar 8th 2022, 6:17 PM 16,573 Views 0 Comments

The former solicitor (53) is accused of the theft of around €27 million from seven financial institutions.

Man who cleaned up home where Keane Mulready Woods was murdered is jailed for four years
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# Courts

Man who cleaned up home where Keane Mulready Woods was murdered is jailed for four years

Updated Mar 8th 2022, 2:58 PM 15,944 Views 0 Comments

Mulready Woods, from Drogheda, was last seen alive in the town on 12 January 2020.

Bail granted to man accused of driving truck through the gates of Russian embassy in Dublin
# Desmond Wisley
# Desmond Wisley

Bail granted to man accused of driving truck through the gates of Russian embassy in Dublin

Mar 8th 2022, 12:31 PM 25,532 Views 0 Comments

Desmond Wisley was charged yesterday evening with dangerous driving at the embassy and criminal damage to its gates.

# courts - Monday 7 March, 2022

EU citizen allowed challenge fine he received while travelling during Covid restrictions
# Covid Fine
# Covid Fine

EU citizen allowed challenge fine he received while travelling during Covid restrictions

Mar 7th 2022, 9:22 PM 25,404 Views 0 Comments

The man brought the challenge to the high court after being fined €2,000 for travelling abroad.

Parents who engaged in 'savage' abuse of their daughter jailed for 14 years
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# Courts

Parents who engaged in 'savage' abuse of their daughter jailed for 14 years

Mar 7th 2022, 3:33 PM 65,323 Views 0 Comments

The girl is now in a care centre and can no longer walk, talk or sit independently since the brain injury.

Cork-based man who drove man from house where another man died avoids jail
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Cork-based man who drove man from house where another man died avoids jail

Mar 7th 2022, 2:48 PM 15,411 Views 3 Comments

The judge noted 34-year-old Thomas Fitchett’s guilty plea during sentencing.

Man convicted of assaulting woman and pretending to be a garda
# Declan McGowan
# Declan McGowan

Man convicted of assaulting woman and pretending to be a garda

Mar 7th 2022, 2:20 PM 19,904 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that McGowan told the woman he was a garda and had a gun in the car.

Special Criminal Court sentences man to 10 years imprisonment over ATM thefts
# Daniel O'Callaghan
# Daniel O'Callaghan

Special Criminal Court sentences man to 10 years imprisonment over ATM thefts

Mar 7th 2022, 12:12 PM 13,370 Views 0 Comments

He had pleaded not guilty to offences under Section 72 and 73 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Man charged in connection with 'corrosive fluid' attack in Cork granted bail
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# Courts

Man charged in connection with 'corrosive fluid' attack in Cork granted bail

Mar 7th 2022, 8:17 AM 11,282 Views 0 Comments

John Paul Carey is charged with assault causing harm to Francis Costello at a house on Connolly Road in Ballyphehane last Friday night.

# courts - Friday 4 March, 2022

Judge brands young woman who assaulted 13-year-old girl outside disco 'a complete thug'
# Courts
# Courts

Judge brands young woman who assaulted 13-year-old girl outside disco 'a complete thug'

Mar 4th 2022, 4:14 PM 41,049 Views 0 Comments

The court heard the girl had stopped attending school, lost all her friends and was suffering various health problems since the assault.