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# courts - Friday 4 March, 2022

Three brothers jailed for nearly 20 years combined for their roles in ATM robberies
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# Courts

Three brothers jailed for nearly 20 years combined for their roles in ATM robberies

Mar 4th 2022, 1:18 PM 18,231 Views 12 Comments

€790,000 was stolen when ATMs were ripped out of the walls of five premises in Cavan, Meath and Monaghan between 2018 and 2019.

# courts - Thursday 3 March, 2022

INBS boss wanted someone else to 'take the flak' for €4m loan write off, Lynn trial hears
# Michael Lynn
# Michael Lynn

INBS boss wanted someone else to 'take the flak' for €4m loan write off, Lynn trial hears

Mar 3rd 2022, 5:37 PM 15,613 Views 0 Comments

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

Man found guilty of manslaughter of homeless Cork chef
# Timmy Hourihane
# Timmy Hourihane

Man found guilty of manslaughter of homeless Cork chef

Mar 3rd 2022, 5:06 PM 11,888 Views 0 Comments

A second man is due to go on trial at a later date.

# courts - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Irish Defence barristers protest over legal aid 'low pay rates' at the District Court
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# Courts

Irish Defence barristers protest over legal aid 'low pay rates' at the District Court

Mar 2nd 2022, 10:12 PM 22,947 Views 0 Comments

The protesting barristers said the current rate of €25.20 for an appearance is not sustainable.

Murder accused told detective he committed 'five other murders', and worked for the Kinahans, trial hears
# Kilkenny
# Kilkenny

Murder accused told detective he committed 'five other murders', and worked for the Kinahans, trial hears

Mar 2nd 2022, 8:01 PM 29,618 Views 0 Comments

The detective told the court today that he initially didn’t believe what 29-year-old Trevor Rowe had told him.

Dublin pensioner accused of rape and sexual assault of child relatives 18 years apart
# Dublin District Court
# Dublin District Court

Dublin pensioner accused of rape and sexual assault of child relatives 18 years apart

Mar 2nd 2022, 5:06 PM 20,980 Views 0 Comments

The man, 66, faced objections to bail after he was charged today.

Facebook in 'wholesale breach of privacy rights', Lisa Smith lawyers tell court
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Facebook in 'wholesale breach of privacy rights', Lisa Smith lawyers tell court

Mar 2nd 2022, 4:51 PM 9,536 Views 0 Comments

The legal team are objecting to the admissibility of messages sent using Facebook between Smith and known Islamist terrorists in Australia and Syria.

# courts - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

Man jailed for six years for the repeated rape and sexual abuse of younger sister
# Paul Mohan
# Paul Mohan

Man jailed for six years for the repeated rape and sexual abuse of younger sister

Mar 1st 2022, 5:29 PM 24,993 Views 0 Comments

Paul Mohan had pleaded guilty to ten counts of raping his youngest sister on dates between 1996 and 2001.

High Court president's comments on judge shortage were 'most unfortunate', senior official said
# Courts
# Courts

High Court president's comments on judge shortage were 'most unfortunate', senior official said

Mar 1st 2022, 6:00 AM 19,556 Views 8 Comments

There was an “implicit criticism” of the government and Áras an Uachtaráin in the comments, senior officials noted.

# courts - Monday 28 February, 2022

Judge wants Stardust inquest challenge heard as soon as possible
# Stardust Inquest
# Stardust Inquest

Judge wants Stardust inquest challenge heard as soon as possible

Feb 28th 2022, 5:20 PM 6,108 Views 0 Comments

Eamon Butterly claims that the new inquest into the disaster could wrongfully make him a target for a verdict of unlawful killing.

Lisa Smith called government a 'shower of b*****ds' while talking 'anti-western stuff'
# Courts
# Courts

Lisa Smith called government a 'shower of b*****ds' while talking 'anti-western stuff'

Feb 28th 2022, 1:50 PM 30,499 Views 0 Comments

The court also heard that Smith was described by a superior officer in the Irish army as “industrious, hard-working and reliable”.

# courts - Thursday 24 February, 2022

Judge says Dublin city centre is 'increasingly dangerous'
# Courts
# Courts

Judge says Dublin city centre is 'increasingly dangerous'

Feb 24th 2022, 7:57 PM 39,888 Views 44 Comments

Judge Melanie Greally made her comments when sentencing Kieran Comerford (22) for an unprovoked attack on two men in 2017.

Man accused of sexually assaulting two children in Ikea superstore in Dublin
# Courts
# Courts

Man accused of sexually assaulting two children in Ikea superstore in Dublin

Feb 24th 2022, 3:54 PM 37,127 Views 0 Comments

Christian Mayer, 47, was extradited last month to be charged but had been granted bail at Dublin District Court.

# courts - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Ex-Celtic player McCourt protests innocence in court appearance on sex charge
# Paddy McCourt
# Paddy McCourt

Ex-Celtic player McCourt protests innocence in court appearance on sex charge

Feb 23rd 2022, 2:46 PM 23,735 Views 0 Comments

Former Northern Ireland footballer Paddy McCourt, 38, told a judge he is ‘definitely not guilty’ of sexually touching a woman in a nightclub.

# courts - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Trial judge wrong to direct jury to acquit man of historic child abuse charges, court told
# Courts
# Courts

Trial judge wrong to direct jury to acquit man of historic child abuse charges, court told

Feb 22nd 2022, 4:21 PM 17,971 Views 0 Comments

The trial judge originally directed the jury to acquit the accused of all charges as the chief witness was unavailable.

# courts - Monday 21 February, 2022

Former scout leader jailed for a year over indecent assault of 13-year-old boy
# Cork
# Cork

Former scout leader jailed for a year over indecent assault of 13-year-old boy

Feb 21st 2022, 7:54 PM 15,286 Views 0 Comments

Michael Noel Sheehan was found guilty of indecently assaulting the boy on a weekend away in the 1980s.

15-year-old threatened to petrol bomb woman’s home in extortion attempt

15-year-old threatened to petrol bomb woman’s home in extortion attempt

Feb 21st 2022, 2:50 PM 26,527 Views 0 Comments

The teenage boy demanded €700 and a PlayStation.

Former soldier convicted of 'cynical and cold campaign of rape' jailed for 10 years
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Former soldier convicted of 'cynical and cold campaign of rape' jailed for 10 years

Feb 21st 2022, 1:13 PM 25,766 Views 0 Comments

Niall Kennedy was convicted by a jury last December of 12 counts of rape on eleven different occasions in August 2017.

# courts - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

Teenage boy remanded in custody over burglary at pensioner's home
# Kildare
# Kildare

Teenage boy remanded in custody over burglary at pensioner's home

Feb 16th 2022, 3:16 PM 25,969 Views 0 Comments

A 72-year-old man was hospitalised after being attacked near his home in Celbridge last week.

Man jailed for three-and-a-half years after claiming dead parents' pensions for over 30 years
# Courts
# Courts

Man jailed for three-and-a-half years after claiming dead parents' pensions for over 30 years

Feb 16th 2022, 1:54 PM 29,926 Views 0 Comments

The fraudulent claims were the largest and longest-running cases of welfare fraud in the history of the State.

# courts - Monday 14 February, 2022

Man charged with robbing credit union where garda was killed fights Special Criminal Court trial
# Adrian Donohoe
# Adrian Donohoe

Man charged with robbing credit union where garda was killed fights Special Criminal Court trial

Feb 14th 2022, 6:00 PM 26,976 Views 0 Comments

Brendan Treanor is charged with participating in a robbery that occurred at the credit union on 25 January 2013.

Man (44) found not guilty of false imprisonment and assault of young woman in Waterford city
# Courts
# Courts

Man (44) found not guilty of false imprisonment and assault of young woman in Waterford city

Feb 14th 2022, 5:52 PM 26,888 Views 0 Comments

Niall Flynn, junior counsel, said the jury was “deprived” of key evidence, including half a dozen eye witnesses and medical records.

Serial burglar who swung punches at homeowner fails in bid to have jail term cut
# Courts
# Courts

Serial burglar who swung punches at homeowner fails in bid to have jail term cut

Feb 14th 2022, 3:35 PM 27,564 Views 0 Comments

Daniel Leonard was jailed for three years after he pleaded guilty to theft, assault and burglary at a residence in Dundalk.

# courts - Friday 11 February, 2022

Court strikes out action against deceased doctor's estate over alleged misread cervical samples
# Courts
# Courts

Court strikes out action against deceased doctor's estate over alleged misread cervical samples

Feb 11th 2022, 4:59 PM 23,179 Views 0 Comments

The judged ruled the court action must be struck out as the couple’s claims were brought outside the statutory two year period allowed

Trial hears €4.1m loan would not have been issued to former solicitor if officials knew about other mortgage
# Courts
# Courts

Trial hears €4.1m loan would not have been issued to former solicitor if officials knew about other mortgage

Feb 11th 2022, 4:53 PM 15,744 Views 0 Comments

The prosecution is arguing that Michael Lynn got multiple mortgages on the same properties, but banks were unaware of this.

FBI agent tells court it was 'beyond suspicion' Lisa Smith joined Isis
# Courts
# Courts

FBI agent tells court it was 'beyond suspicion' Lisa Smith joined Isis

Feb 11th 2022, 4:03 PM 24,450 Views 0 Comments

Five counter-terrorism FBI agents gave evidence this week during legal argument in the trial.

Hutch and Dowdall fail in bids to prevent murder trials being heard by non-jury court
# Courts
# Courts

Hutch and Dowdall fail in bids to prevent murder trials being heard by non-jury court

Feb 11th 2022, 2:45 PM 16,111 Views 0 Comments

Both men are charged with the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016.

# courts - Thursday 10 February, 2022

Fisherman sustained single stab wound to chest which penetrated heart, murder trial hears
# Courts
# Courts

Fisherman sustained single stab wound to chest which penetrated heart, murder trial hears

Feb 10th 2022, 6:47 PM 15,016 Views 0 Comments

Dean Kerrie has pleaded not guilty to murdering Jack Power on 26 July 2018.

17-year-old boy denied bail after being charged with burglary at pensioner's home in Co Kildare
# Celbridge
# Celbridge

17-year-old boy denied bail after being charged with burglary at pensioner's home in Co Kildare

Feb 10th 2022, 6:17 PM 20,310 Views 0 Comments

He was remanded in custody to the Oberstown detention centre to appear again next Wednesday.

Building society wrote off €4 million mortgage taken out by former solicitor Michael Lynn, trial hears
# Court
# Court

Building society wrote off €4 million mortgage taken out by former solicitor Michael Lynn, trial hears

Updated Feb 10th 2022, 6:14 PM 23,474 Views 0 Comments

The trial continues before Judge Martin Nolan and a jury.

# courts - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Murder trial jury hears 999 recording of teen boy saying 'I'm actually so in fear of my life right now'
# Courts
# Courts

Murder trial jury hears 999 recording of teen boy saying 'I'm actually so in fear of my life right now'

Feb 9th 2022, 6:44 PM 36,541 Views 0 Comments

Dean Kerrie has pleaded not guilty to murdering Jack Power on 26 July 2018.

Man threatened to stab fisheries officer with knife during chase along coastline, court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Man threatened to stab fisheries officer with knife during chase along coastline, court hears

Feb 9th 2022, 5:15 PM 24,551 Views 0 Comments

The Judge convicted John Linnane (43) of making a threat to Inland Fisheries Ireland Officer Raymond Byrne.

Trial of former solicitor Michael Lynn accused of multi-million euro thefts opens before jury
# Courts
# Courts

Trial of former solicitor Michael Lynn accused of multi-million euro thefts opens before jury

Feb 9th 2022, 3:58 PM 9,895 Views 0 Comments

The trial continues tomorrow before the jury and Judge Martin Nolan.

Man charged with sexual assault of teenage girl in Fermoy
# Courts
# Courts

Man charged with sexual assault of teenage girl in Fermoy

Feb 9th 2022, 1:43 PM 21,493 Views 0 Comments

The judge declined to grant bail in the case.

Woman pleads guilty to causing injuries after car driven into crowd in Limerick City
# Cornmarket
# Cornmarket

Woman pleads guilty to causing injuries after car driven into crowd in Limerick City

Feb 9th 2022, 1:41 PM 15,335 Views 0 Comments

The “hit and run” incident on 10 October 2021 left three people in hospital with serious injuries.

# courts - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Woman tells court she was 'severely beaten' while allegedly falsely imprisoned in man's basement
# Courts
# Courts

Woman tells court she was 'severely beaten' while allegedly falsely imprisoned in man's basement

Feb 8th 2022, 10:01 PM 41,689 Views 0 Comments

Vytautas Siaulys pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault causing harm.

Man who dragged garda along the ground while driving jailed for two years
# Courts
# Courts

Man who dragged garda along the ground while driving jailed for two years

Feb 8th 2022, 8:29 PM 27,518 Views 0 Comments

The court was told that the man seized that opportunity to flee in circumstances that were “highly dangerous”.

Teen told gardaí he stabbed man who entered home and attacked his mother, murder trial hears
# Courts
# Courts

Teen told gardaí he stabbed man who entered home and attacked his mother, murder trial hears

Feb 8th 2022, 6:57 PM 32,839 Views 0 Comments

Dean Kerrie has pleaded not guilty to murdering Jack Power on 26 July 2018.

Man pleads guilty to endangering Garda by driving car at him
# Courts
# Courts

Man pleads guilty to endangering Garda by driving car at him

Feb 8th 2022, 3:16 PM 10,072 Views 0 Comments

Martin McDermott appeared before Letterkenny Circuit Court in Co Donegal.

# courts - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Taxi driver denies driving carelessly when car hit elderly woman
# Courts
# Courts

Taxi driver denies driving carelessly when car hit elderly woman

Feb 3rd 2022, 10:10 PM 28,345 Views 0 Comments

The trial continues on Monday before Judge Elma Sheahan and a jury.