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# courts - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Man (33) found not guilty of raping woman after they met at New Year's Eve ball

The two had met at a ball in the local GAA clubhouse.

# courts - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Man charged after car hijacked on Dublin's Capel Street

The car was later involved in a crash on Walkinstown Avenue.

Man (30s) facing charges of multiple burglaries and criminal damage in Clare

He was arrested yesterday and found to be in possession of a knife.

# courts - Friday 31 July, 2020

Ryanair launches High Court action against the Irish government over 'unconstitutional' travel measures

Ryanair is taking the action aimed at setting aside the so-called green list published by government.

Rapist Patrick Nevin has jail term increased by two-and-a-half years

The State had appealed the undue leniency of his sentence.

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith sent forward for trial to Special Criminal Court

Smith is accused of membership of the terror group Islamic State.

Unsealed documents shine a light on 2016 civil case involving Ghislaine Maxwell

The documents were from a now-settled defamation lawsuit filed by one of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims.

# courts - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Healthcare assistant jailed for 11 years for raping nursing home resident during lockdown

The family of the woman said they will “never forget how that man single-handedly destroyed our mam’s life”.

Rapist Patrick Nevin appeals severity of 14-year sentence, DPP counter appeals

Nevin attacked three women he met through Tinder.

# courts - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Dublin man has conviction for taking part in gang rape quashed over undisclosed evidence

The Court of Appeal heard the case today and quashed the man’s conviction.

Teenage boy who tried to murder woman he met on dating app won't have sentenced reviewed for extra two years

The Court of Appeal today increased the teenager’s sentence review date by two years to seven years.

# courts - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

21-year-old man had sex with 16-year-old boy despite knowing his age, court hears

Shane Chubb, now aged 24, pleaded guilty to one count of engaging in sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 17.

Man who abused young nieces has jail time reduced after appeal

The 48-year-old was convicted in 2018 of 25 counts of sexual assault.

Deirdre Morley sent forward for trial accused of murdering her three children

She has not yet indicated how she will plead.

Manslaughter verdict is possible in Adrian Donohoe trial, court hears

Aaron Brady has pleaded not guilty to the capital murder of Garda Adrian Donohoe.

Father of teenage boy who tried to murder woman he met on dating app apologises to victim

The teenager will find out tomorrow if his sentence will be increased following an “undue leniency” appeal by prosecutors.

Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire launches defamation case against RTÉ and Joe Duffy

The High Court legal proceedings were issued yesterday.

# courts - Monday 27 July, 2020

Boy B found guilty of Ana Kriegel murder makes 'very unusual application' to exceed legal aid limits

The thrust of Boy B’s appeal will focus on the refusal to allow before the jury the evidence of a clinical psychologist.

Man appears in court charged with alleged false imprisonment and assault of female jogger

The offences are alleged to have taken place at Oldbridge, Co Meath yesterday.

Man (48) appears in court charged with murdering his neighbour (77) in Dublin

Patrick McDonagh is accused of murdering Peter McDonald in the early hours of Saturday morning.

# courts - Friday 24 July, 2020

Man accused of murdering Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe 'wore the shooting like a badge of honour'

Aaron Brady is a “skilled and practiced liar”, the Central Criminal Court has been told.

Lisa Smith faces additional charge of terrorist financing

Smith has already been charged with membership of an unlawful organisation under 2005 terror legislation.

Widow of UK police officer ‘immensely disappointed’ as killers are acquitted of murder but found guilty of manslaughter

The teenagers face prison terms for his manslaughter.

Man who robbed service station and threatened to stab garda jailed for two years

Ciaran O’Brien, who robbed the Celbridge service station while wearing tights on his head, pleaded guilty to all three charges.

Derek Devoy jailed for 15 years over incident in which he assaulted garda and 'ran amok' with machine gun

A judge said it was an “appalling” act and “dangerous beyond belief”.

# courts - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Adrian Donohoe murder trial set to move to final phase after six months

The trial has been ongoing since late January.

# courts - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Amber Heard denies telling ‘lies’ about claims Johnny Depp was violent towards her

The actress has been appearing as a key witness in Depp’s libel case against The Sun.

Jail time increased for man who attacked taxi driver with glass bottle

The man had pleaded guilty to assault causing harm at Slade Road, Saggart in 2015.

Last year's court cases: 75% increase in medical negligence awards, and 30% decrease in asylum cases

The Chief Justice presented the 2019 Annual Report of the Courts Service to the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee today.

# courts - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Dublin pub murder: Major part of DNA profile on piece of evidence recovered matches accused, court hears

Michael Barr was shot dead at a pub in Summerhill in 2016.

Waitress who cut little finger while polishing glass awarded €50,000

A judge ruled that the waitress did not receive adequate training in how to polish glasses safely.

# courts - Monday 20 July, 2020

Man sentenced to 12 years for daily rape and sexual abuse of step-daughter

The man told gardaí that he had abused the girl 120 times or more.

# courts - Friday 17 July, 2020

Man accused of murdering Adrian Donohoe denies he has characteristics of 'psychopath'

This was the fifth and final day Aaron Brady was giving evidence.

Cork landlord given court order after tenants hold 'Covid house parties'

The landlord found himself subject to an order under environmental laws.

# courts - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Boy (13) showed 'zero remorse' after torturing hedgehog to death and 'ran off laughing', court hears

A veterinarian who examined the hedgehog said it had been left mutilated and with open head and leg wounds.

# courts - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

John Delaney seeks extra time to inspect documents seized by ODCE

Documents and a digital device containing 270,000 files were seized from the FAI’s offices last February.

High Court told how Ian Bailey tries not to dwell 'on being hunted'

Bailey was convicted in his absence in France to the killing of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork in 1996.

Man denies IRA membership charge relating to bomb placed under PSNI officer's car

The charge relates to the discovery of an explosive device under the officer’s car at Shandon Park Golf Club in east Belfast.

Winona Ryder to give evidence in Johnny Depp's libel case against The Sun

The Hollywood star is suing the tabloid’s publisher for alleging he was violent towards ex-wife Amber Heard.

# courts - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Man partially severed ear lobe of acquaintance after slashing face in 'gruesome' attack, court hears

The attack took place at Parkgate Street on 22 January 2018.