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# courts - Friday 22 November, 2019

Man who set fire to house of detective involved in charging him with murder jailed for eight years

The arson attack has left an “indelible scar” on the family, the court heard.

Rapists who high-fived and hugged each other while victim lay in pain jailed for seven years

The Italian nationals were arrested after police discovered them re-enacting the attack on the club’s CCTV recordings.

Man found guilty of shooting heavily pregnant ex-wife dead with crossbow in UK

Judge Mark Lucraft QC remanded him in custody to be sentenced on 29 November.

Environmental group in Supreme Court bid to challenge government's climate change plan

The NGO claims the National Mitigation Plan is flawed on several grounds and had asked the court to quash its adoption.

Man who disposed of chainsaw used to dismember body found guilty of impeding father's prosecution

Paul Wells Junior was charged with impeding the apprehension or prosecution of his father Paul Wells Senior.

Men told to desist from posting social media videos in Mullingar court appearance

Judge Flann Brennan granted free legal aid to all three accused.

Contempt of court proceedings against Facebook, Twitter over Kriegel killers' identities struck out

A court hear today that “alarming posts” on social media are causing considerable distress to Boy A’s family.

'Everyone misses him': Dublin man pleads guilty to fatally assaulting Longford man in New York

Danny McGee (21) was found lying unresponsive outside the pub in Queens on 22 November last year.

Men sentenced for role in mugging woman (73) who had won €23,000 at casino

The getaway driver was sentenced to five years in prison with half of this suspended.

# courts - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Man wanted in connection with deaths of 39 migrants in trailer was travelling on Irish passport, court hears

It is alleged that Eamon Harrison delivered the trailer to a Belgian port before its journey to Britain.

Blood found on carpet in home of couple accused of female genital mutilation of daughter, court hears

A DNA expert told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court the blood matched that of the injured girl.

Johnson & Johnson found 'negligent' in pelvic mesh lawsuit in Australia

Lawyers for the women said the devices caused “incontinence, infection and chronic pain”.

# courts - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Ross Hutch jailed for two-and-a-half years for robbing pharmacy with bike saddle

The incident happened at Boles Pharmacy in Drumcondra in April this year.

Couple accused of female genital mutilation claim daughter sustained injuries when she fell on toy

Two doctors told a court that the injuries sustained by the girl are not consistent with falling on an object.

HSE apologises to family of pregnant woman kept on life support due to Eighth Amendment concerns

Natasha Perie was declared dead on 3 December but was kept on life support for four weeks.

# courts - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Man with religious persecution disorder given suspended term over threat to cut off priest's fingers

Mark Halligan pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to making a threat to kill or cause serious harm.

Jury sworn in as couple goes on trial accused of female genital mutilation of child FGM

Jury sworn in as couple goes on trial accused of female genital mutilation of child

The couple, who can’t be named for legal reasons, both pleaded not guilty.

# courts - Monday 18 November, 2019

Learner motorist given suspended sentence over fatal collision with food delivery driver

The man has also been suspended from driving for six years.

Judge dismisses woman's €75,000 claim for damages over €1 Marks and Spencer shopping bag

Judge John O’Connor described the case as completely over the top

Man found guilty of murder for stabbing musician to death in Sligo four years ago

Keith Brady had denied murdering Martin ‘Matt’ Kivlehan in August 2015.

Teenager pleads guilty to manslaughter of Italian man in Offaly two years ago

Alexander Whelan was 18 years old at the time of the incident.

# courts - Friday 15 November, 2019

Man whose dangerous driving left friend in vegetative state jailed for 40 months

Mark Kelly sustained serious injuries in the crash and has not regained consciousness.

Man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting teenage girl in Cork hospital ward

The court heard the man sexually assaulted the girl when they were in the same ward at Cork University Hospital last year.

Pensioner who sexually assaulted granddaughter multiple times is jailed for three years

The abuse took place over a two-year period.

# courts - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Teenager who fled the scene after he knocked down toddler jailed for four years

Nathan O’Reilly (17) was also given a twenty-year driving disqualification.

'Internet troll' jailed for sending hundreds of abusive messages to six women

Judge Martin Nolan said the women were “literally stalked” on the internet by the accused.

# courts - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Man jailed for 12 years for raping his 16-year-old foster daughter

The conviction followed a trial at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin last July.

Seven men involved in Luas clash with far-right group given suspended sentences

One of the convicted men was on his way into Dublin city centre to protest the group when the incident occurred.

# courts - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Repair works cost State €40m after concerns over structural defects at schools

A total of 40 schools were caught up in the controversy over structural and fire safety deficiencies.

Man who went on the run during trial for sexual abuse begins jail term

The girl was aged between five and eight years old at the time, while he was aged between 14 and 18 years old.

# courts - Monday 11 November, 2019

21-year-old who stabbed man to death over car fire jailed for seven years

Blake Sweeney stabbed 33-year-old Robert Elston to death in May 2018.

# courts - Saturday 9 November, 2019

Jurors asked to consider if accused men 'really cared' whether alleged rape victim said no

The two men have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

# courts - Friday 8 November, 2019

Trial of US veterans charged with criminal damage at Shannon Airport transferred from Clare

Judge Gerald Keys said a jury of people living in Co Clare may not be impartial.

Man (64) jailed for three years for distributing child sex abuse images

Cork Circuit Criminal Court heard that Fergus Galvin lost his job and family arising out of the offence.

Joshua Allen remanded in custody to secure residential addiction treatment

The eldest son of Rachel and Isaac Allen has pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis for sale or supply.

Earliest possible release dates for Boy A and Boy B will be in 2031 and 2027

The judge said he wanted the court to be kept fully informed about the boys’ progress and development in custody.

# courts - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Former scout leader jailed for six-and-a-half years for sexual abuse of four boys

The now 67-year-old admitted molesting a number of young boys during an interview over 20 years ago.

# courts - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Leitrim woman tells rape trial she awoke twice from a drunken blackout to find two men raping her

The alleged rapes took place at the end of a party in a flat in a Co Leitrim town.

Man jailed for random attacks in Cork after claiming 'older men are more likely to be sex offenders'

The judge branded Kyle Duggan’s remarks as “nonsensical” and “without foundation”.

TDs secure permission to challenge decision to refuse 'money message' motion

The High Court granted the permission today.