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# courts - Friday 12 March, 2021

Suspended sentence for man who used fake Love/Hate actor Facebook accounts to ask teen for naked images
# Courts
# Courts

Suspended sentence for man who used fake Love/Hate actor Facebook accounts to ask teen for naked images

Mar 12th 2021, 5:42 PM 28,969 Views 19 Comments

The judge said the man targeted an impressionable young teenager when he pretended to be actors Killian Scott and Robert Sheehan six years ago

Coroner says force used in restraint of Belfast man in 2016 was not excessive
# Inquest
# Inquest

Coroner says force used in restraint of Belfast man in 2016 was not excessive

Mar 12th 2021, 3:02 PM 11,750 Views 0 Comments

Gerard McMahon died in hospital in 2016, hours after he suffered a cardiac arrest during an altercation with police.

Getaway driver in bid by organised crime gang to murder man in west Dublin jailed for ten years
# Courts
# Courts

Getaway driver in bid by organised crime gang to murder man in west Dublin jailed for ten years

Mar 12th 2021, 12:44 PM 12,220 Views 1 Comment

The judge said Lee Boylan was shot three times at close range.

# courts - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Date fixed for case of couple who had an abortion after they were told of a fatal foetal abnormality
# Courts
# Courts

Date fixed for case of couple who had an abortion after they were told of a fatal foetal abnormality

Mar 11th 2021, 5:41 PM 40,791 Views 0 Comments

The couple claim they were wrongly told of a fatal genetic abnormality.

Court approves €7.5m settlement for teenager who sued HSE over medical negligence
# Courts
# Courts

Court approves €7.5m settlement for teenager who sued HSE over medical negligence

Mar 11th 2021, 2:23 PM 17,908 Views 1 Comment

17-year-old Kyle Corcoran brought High Court proceedings against the HSE claiming it had been negligent at the time of his birth.

35-year-old man who decapitated mother in her Louth home jailed for life
# Ardee
# Ardee

35-year-old man who decapitated mother in her Louth home jailed for life

Mar 11th 2021, 2:10 PM 38,132 Views 8 Comments

Tomasz Krzysztof Piotrowski previously lied to psychiatrists in an attempt to get a diagnosis of schizophrenia and a lesser sentence.

# courts - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Man (21) who forced pensioner into boot of car jailed for six years
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man (21) who forced pensioner into boot of car jailed for six years

Mar 10th 2021, 11:03 AM 18,779 Views 0 Comments

Judge Martin Nolan described it today as a “pretty sinister crime”.

Jury selection begins in trial of ex-policeman charged over George Floyd death
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Jury selection begins in trial of ex-policeman charged over George Floyd death

Mar 10th 2021, 6:39 AM 5,659 Views 0 Comments

Jury selection is proceeding even as a potential appellate court ruling could halt proceedings.

# courts - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Man accused of hiding gun used in Bluebell shooting
# Sinead Connolly
# Sinead Connolly

Man accused of hiding gun used in Bluebell shooting

Mar 9th 2021, 3:19 PM 13,787 Views 0 Comments

Paul Mooney was refused bail when he appeared before Dublin District Court today.

# courts - Monday 8 March, 2021

Man jailed for mugging tourists near the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin
# Robbery
# Robbery

Man jailed for mugging tourists near the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

Mar 8th 2021, 5:17 PM 30,120 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened in October 2019.

Woman who stole more than €20k from company for holidays and shopping sentenced to six months in jail
# Courts
# Courts

Woman who stole more than €20k from company for holidays and shopping sentenced to six months in jail

Mar 8th 2021, 2:08 PM 43,862 Views 34 Comments

Nicola Henry (32) wrote 37 cheques to herself, forging her colleagues’ signatures.

# courts - Friday 5 March, 2021

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says
# Legislation
# Legislation

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says

Mar 5th 2021, 6:23 PM 11,082 Views 12 Comments

The Bill has passed through all stages of the Seanad.

Hotel brings High Court action over insurer's failure to pay out on Covid-19 business disruption claim
# Headfort Arms Hotel
# Headfort Arms Hotel

Hotel brings High Court action over insurer's failure to pay out on Covid-19 business disruption claim

Mar 5th 2021, 2:32 PM 14,886 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been brought by the awarding winning Headfort Arms Hotel in Kells, Co Meath.

22-year-old man accused of stabbing seven people in Sweden remanded in custody
# Vetlanda
# Vetlanda

22-year-old man accused of stabbing seven people in Sweden remanded in custody

Mar 5th 2021, 12:43 PM 11,305 Views 0 Comments

The man was arrested after the attack on Wednesday afternoon in the quiet town of Vetlanda.

# courts - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Teenager (17) jailed for dangerous driving causing the death of 16-year-old girl
# Courts
# Courts

Teenager (17) jailed for dangerous driving causing the death of 16-year-old girl

Mar 3rd 2021, 3:55 PM 24,960 Views 0 Comments

Judge Sean O’Donnabháin told Cork Circuit Criminal Court that it was in the interest of the public that the 17 year old be named.

Man (30) charged over firework attack on gardaí at anti-lockdown protest
# Courts
# Courts

Man (30) charged over firework attack on gardaí at anti-lockdown protest

Updated Mar 3rd 2021, 1:17 PM 41,113 Views 0 Comments

The case has been adjourned until 14 April.

Man (30s) due in court over firework attack on gardaí at anti-lockdown protest
# Charged
# Charged

Man (30s) due in court over firework attack on gardaí at anti-lockdown protest

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:42 AM 18,613 Views 0 Comments

The man was arrested yesterday morning.

# courts - Monday 1 March, 2021

Man convicted of assaulting partner admits threats aimed at stopping her giving evidence
# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court
# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

Man convicted of assaulting partner admits threats aimed at stopping her giving evidence

Mar 1st 2021, 4:41 PM 25,597 Views 0 Comments

Noel McCabe has 34 previous convictions including assault, possession of ammunition, production of an article and road traffic offences.

Trial of man accused of murdering David 'Daithi' Douglas opens at Special Criminal Court
# Lee Canavan
# Lee Canavan

Trial of man accused of murdering David 'Daithi' Douglas opens at Special Criminal Court

Mar 1st 2021, 2:35 PM 14,502 Views 0 Comments

The State is alleging that Lee Canavan “literally pulled the trigger” in the crime.

# courts - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Woman (40s) due in court over €59,000 cannabis seizure in Dublin
# Summerhill
# Summerhill

Woman (40s) due in court over €59,000 cannabis seizure in Dublin

Feb 25th 2021, 11:09 AM 10,447 Views 0 Comments

The suspect was arrested after a search of a property in Summerhill.

# courts - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Barrister who spoke at anti-mask rally issues legal proceedings against asylum seekers' group
# Una Mcgurk
# Una Mcgurk

Barrister who spoke at anti-mask rally issues legal proceedings against asylum seekers' group

Feb 24th 2021, 8:56 PM 108,570 Views 0 Comments

Papers were filed in the High Court yesterday.

Accused in criminal trial granted permission to attend his trial remotely
# Courts
# Courts

Accused in criminal trial granted permission to attend his trial remotely

Feb 24th 2021, 7:27 PM 14,261 Views 0 Comments

Mr Justice Tony Hunt said that it was an “unusual application but it comes out of the unusual times we live in”.

Gardaí investigate social media users for identifying teen charged over knife attack at IFSC
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí investigate social media users for identifying teen charged over knife attack at IFSC

Feb 24th 2021, 3:52 PM 16,634 Views 0 Comments

A judge has warned that they can face prosecution for breaking reporting restrictions.

# courts - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Man (24) who caused pub-goer to sustain brain injury after one-punch attack given suspended sentence
# Courts
# Courts

Man (24) who caused pub-goer to sustain brain injury after one-punch attack given suspended sentence

Feb 23rd 2021, 8:31 PM 39,165 Views 35 Comments

The victim has since made a good recovery.

# courts - Monday 22 February, 2021

Teenager appears in court over allegation he held up Dublin newsagent with glass bottle
# Dorset Street
# Dorset Street

Teenager appears in court over allegation he held up Dublin newsagent with glass bottle

Feb 22nd 2021, 3:25 PM 15,012 Views 0 Comments

The 17 year-old was bailed today.

Former solicitors who created fake identities and wore disguises to defraud banks jailed
# Cork
# Cork

Former solicitors who created fake identities and wore disguises to defraud banks jailed

Feb 22nd 2021, 1:58 PM 37,354 Views 34 Comments

Cork Circuit Criminal Court heard that the married couple stole close to €400,000 from banks and credit unions.

Man (29) given 14-year term for killing mother in 'frenzied attack' after ingesting 'cocktail' of drugs
# Celyn Eadon
# Celyn Eadon

Man (29) given 14-year term for killing mother in 'frenzied attack' after ingesting 'cocktail' of drugs

Feb 22nd 2021, 1:30 PM 28,492 Views 20 Comments

A judge said Celyn Eadon “remains at risk of inflicting violence on the public”.

# courts - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Top criminal defence solicitor charged with assaulting lawyer
# Dublin District Court
# Dublin District Court

Top criminal defence solicitor charged with assaulting lawyer

Feb 20th 2021, 1:39 PM 41,206 Views 0 Comments

Cahir O’Higgins, 46, whose practice is based at Dublin’s Parkgate Street, was arrested on Friday.

# courts - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Man (58) who raped six-month-old baby to be sentenced next week
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Man (58) who raped six-month-old baby to be sentenced next week

Feb 18th 2021, 6:42 PM 50,083 Views 0 Comments

The 58-year-old also produced sexually explicit images of four other children.

Comedian Sil Fox sues State for alleged breach of human rights over failed sexual assault prosecution
# Veteran Comedian
# Veteran Comedian

Comedian Sil Fox sues State for alleged breach of human rights over failed sexual assault prosecution

Feb 18th 2021, 4:51 PM 35,323 Views 0 Comments

Fox walked free from court last May after being cleared of all charges against him.

Former Terenure College rugby coach jailed for eight years for sexual abuse of 23 children
# Courts
# Courts

Former Terenure College rugby coach jailed for eight years for sexual abuse of 23 children

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 4:30 PM 33,896 Views 0 Comments

John McClean abused the boys between 1973 and 1990.

Married couple to go on trial over 'dodgy box' TV streaming service in Dublin and Meath
# Courts
# Courts

Married couple to go on trial over 'dodgy box' TV streaming service in Dublin and Meath

Feb 18th 2021, 3:45 PM 141,535 Views 0 Comments

The couple are charged with possession of the proceeds of crime and with infringing copyright.

# courts - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Kinahan cartel hitman jailed for 20 years for attempted murder of James 'Mago' Gately
# Courts
# Courts

Kinahan cartel hitman jailed for 20 years for attempted murder of James 'Mago' Gately

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 3:34 PM 25,413 Views 12 Comments

The victim was shot five times as he sat in his car at a filling station in May 2017.

# courts - Monday 15 February, 2021

High Court challenge begins against direction to readmit expelled student with special needs
# Courts
# Courts

High Court challenge begins against direction to readmit expelled student with special needs

Feb 15th 2021, 9:15 PM 22,454 Views 0 Comments

The pupil, who has special needs and cannot be identified by order of the court, was expelled in September from a Co Meath school.

Drunk driver who crossed onto wrong side of road 20 times jailed
# Cork
# Cork

Drunk driver who crossed onto wrong side of road 20 times jailed

Feb 15th 2021, 3:39 PM 79,704 Views 46 Comments

Culhane also had no tax, insurance or driving licence at the time of the offence

# courts - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Kerry man jailed for repeated rape of his daughters
# Courts
# Courts

Kerry man jailed for repeated rape of his daughters

Feb 11th 2021, 9:21 PM 63,610 Views 0 Comments

Justice Owens imposed 14 years imprisonment and suspended the final two years on strict conditions.

Dublin doctor to stand trial on child pornography charges
# Dr Ronan Keogan
# Dr Ronan Keogan

Dublin doctor to stand trial on child pornography charges

Feb 11th 2021, 4:56 PM 68,958 Views 0 Comments

Judge Nolan set a trial date of 8 November 2022.

# courts - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named will be tabled next week
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named will be tabled next week

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 5:40 PM 16,803 Views 13 Comments

A Court of Appeal ruling has considerably changed certain long-standing practices with regards to reports of child murders.

# courts - Monday 8 February, 2021

Man (28) charged under anti-computer crime legislation
# Cork
# Cork

Man (28) charged under anti-computer crime legislation

Feb 8th 2021, 10:46 PM 30,817 Views 0 Comments

David Young is charged with intentionally accessing an information system without lawful authority

Three people charged over hacking of company involved in vehicle parking systems
# Garda
# Garda

Three people charged over hacking of company involved in vehicle parking systems

Feb 8th 2021, 12:04 PM 23,982 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have issued a warning to people to keep their personal data separate from their work data.