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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Courts

This year
Fake psychiatrist who worked in Northern Ireland for NHS began to 'believe her own lie'
Zholia Alemi was jailed for seven years today after being found guilty of using a forged medical degree certificate to get a number of NHS jobs.
# Courts
Man who stole a car with children in it and used it in attempted robbery jailed for four years
The man, who was drunk, stole a car with four and six year old children sitting in it before using it as a getaway vehicle in an attempted robbery.
# Courts
Man who sexually abused his sister during childhood sentenced to eight years
As a child she had attempted to tell her parents what was happening to her but was disbelieved, the court heard.
# Courts
Man appears in court over €140k cocaine seizure in Tallaght
Dominik Kaczmarek (31) was charged with possessing two kilos of the drug for sale or supply.
# Gardaí
Man charged over stabbing of teenager in Swords this week
Brandon Gavin (20) has been charged with causing severe harm to 19-year-old Marius Mamaliga.
# Courts
Businessman extradited over stolen cars and motor parts and electronic device for theft
Constantine Asimionesei was brought back from Romania yesterday to face trial on charges under the Theft & Fraud Act.
# Courts
Man who slashed two fellow homeless men ‘while on crystal meth’ is jailed for five years
Vincent Brady pleaded guilty to two counts of assault causing harm to his victims in May 2021.
# Courts
Ex-rugby coach jailed for further four years for sexually assaulting 22 boys at Terenure College
John McClean is already serving an eight-year sentence handed down in 2021 for abusing 23 students at the school.
# Dundrum
Three people arrested, one charged, after car chase in Dublin overnight
Gardaí said the car was subject to an unauthorised taking in south Co Dublin yesterday.
# judicial appointments
24 new judges will be appointed in Ireland this year
Phase one of the plan is expected to cost between €15 million and €18 million.
# Terenure College
‘You stole my innocence’: Victim of John McClean waives right to anonymity
Former teacher and rugby coach John McClean has admitted sexually assaulting 20 boys between 1971 and 1992.
# Courts
Woman (74) banned from working with animals over 'appalling' conditions on her pet farm
DSPCA inspectors had to leave the woman’s home twice due to an ‘overpowering’ stench from dog faeces and urine.
# John McClean
‘May you rot in hell’: Victims speak in court after ex-rugby coach admits sexual abuse of boys
The sentencing continues before Judge Martin Nolan and is expected to conclude tomorrow.
# Courts
51-year-old man admits murdering a teenage boy in Co Meath in 2021
Earl McKevitt was charged with murdering Conor O’Brien on a date between 26 and 27 August 2021.
# Courts
Gang member who called to wrong house to collect drug debt and threatened homeowners jailed
The court heard Jamie Gavigan threatened to burn down the property if the homeowners didn’t hand over €8,500.
# Courts
Man jailed over €12k graffiti damage after daubing slogans about brother's death
The court heard that Ray Burke was “obsessed with feelings of injustice” in relation to his brother, who died a number of years ago.
# Meath
Man (40) jailed for raping acquaintance while she slept after night out
The court heard the man’s legal team followed the woman on social media after she complained to Gardaí.
# Courts
Wicklow man jailed for seven years for the sexual abuse and rape of his step-niece
Tony Gummerson was 17 during the offenses while the victim was aged between seven and eight years old.
# Courts
Urantsetseg Tserendorj murder: 17-year-old sentenced to life with review after 13 years
Tserendorj was stabbed in the neck on 20 January 2021.
# Courts
Garda Colm Horkan 'shot himself accidentally', murder accused Stephen Silver told detectives
Silver has pleaded not guilty to the capital murder of Garda Horkan in 2020.
# Miranda McCabe
Meath woman to be sentenced later this year for 'savage' attack on another woman
The ‘savage’ attack was carried out on a woman who had just returned home from the hospital after visiting her premature baby.
# Courts
Man given suspended sentence for lewd act in M&S toilet in Dublin city-centre
The case followed an operation by gardaí, who had set up a surveillance operation.
# Dublin 8
Suspect charged after woman attempts to bite gardaí and pulls garda's hair
She was due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice at 10.30am today.
# Courts
Burglar who got stuck in blinds and was beaten with a golf club by homeowner is jailed
Gary Bailey (45) pleaded guilty to burglary on a property in Dundrum, Co Dublin in July 2022.
# Enoch Burke
Judgement reserved in Enoch Burke appeal against orders requiring him to stay away from school
Burke told the Court of Appeal today that “the only thing the State is bound to honour by the constitution is religion”.
# Courts
Suspended prison sentence for landlord who assaulted his tenant with knife
Des Roche (60) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm to the injured party.
# reopening
Berlin bar in Dublin to reopen under new management two years after infamous Covid-19 breach
The reopening was confirmed following a court hearing today.
# Courts
Murder accused Stephen Silver told detectives Garda Colm Horkan went for gun after 'losing struggle'
The jury at the Central Criminal Court were shown a video recording of Silver’s first interview the day after his arrest.
# Courts
Garda murder accused engaged in 'chit chat' on morning of fatal shooting, court hears
Stephen Silver has pleaded not guilty to the capital murder of Garda Colm Horkan.
# Courts
25-year-old Cork woman settles birth injuries case for total of €35.2 million
The settlement is the largest ever in a personal injuries case in Ireland alleging injury at birth.
# Courts
Entertainment industry figure to stand trial accused of defilement of a child
The man in his 30s, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested this morning and charged.
# Courts
Woman and partner to be sentenced over rape and abuse of her children aged 3 and 5
Mr Justice David Keane remanded the two accused in continuing custody and adjourned sentencing to 13 March 2023.
# Courts
Child awarded €50,000 in compensation after fingertip cut off in accident with Luas seat
The girl was two years old at the time.
# stephen silver
Garda murder accused said mental health declined during Covid restrictions, court hears
Stephen Silver has pleaded not guilty to the capital murder of Garda Colm Horkan.
# Attempted Murder
New York woman convicted of poisoning cheesecake to steal someone's identity
Viktoria Nasyrova, 47, was found guilty by a jury of trying to kill 35-year-old Olga Tsvyk.
# Courts
Special Criminal Court hears of 'terrifying' events surrounding Lordship Credit Union robbery
Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was shot dead during the robbery in Louth 10 years ago.
# Courts
Men who stole kilos of chicken, beef and lamb from restaurant store room go free
One of the men climbed up a fire escape into the store room of a restaurant on Grafton Street, where he stole the meat products worth €2,000.
# Courts
Paul Murphy takes Sipo to High Court over decision not to investigate Varadkar over contract leak
Murphy’s initial application for judicial review was filed yesterday.
# Courts
Urantsetseg Tserendorj murder: Sentencing of teen delayed due to 'yawning gap' in legislation
The judge said the Children Act does not deal with young offenders such as the accused in this case.
# Courts
Human trafficking and prostitution trial of two Brazilian women collapses
The judge said that the case could not proceed due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’ but will begin before a new jury later in the month.