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# District Court

Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Garda seek DPP decision over ‘random’ attack on man left with bleed on brain
Scott Cahill, 18, is charged with assault causing harm to a 48-year-old man.
'Nowhere to go': How the housing crisis is lethal for domestic violence victims
A report by
Jane Moore
There was an increase in the number of applications last year, along with an increase in the number of court orders being breached.
This month
September 2023
District Court judge calls for mandatory free legal aid for domestic violence cases
“The working poor very often will lose out,” Judge John Campbell told a conference yesterday.
"If a TD can get legal aid for a criminal prosecution against him, why can there not be legal aid for the most vulnerable in our society?" Judge John Campbell asked.
The judge also noted how the issue of domestic violence was 'magnified' during the pandemic.
Jane Moore reports from a legal conference on domestic violence.
This year
Former Naval instructor receives probation bond for sexually assaulting recruit
The instructor, who resigned after the assault, slapped a new recruit on the buttocks, winked at her and said ‘You’re lucky it wasn’t 14 or 15 years ago’.
Cases over posting photos of Ana Kriegél's murderers shouldn't be sent to lower court, State argues
The state has appealed a High Court ruling that quashed a District Court judge’s refusal to hear the cases.
Barristers to protest seeking better daily pay for district court work
Barristers are calling for the restoration of cuts imposed during the recession.
High Court judge directs inquiry into legality of Simeon Burke's ongoing imprisonment
The Judge said that sufficient evidence has been raised to merit an inquiry.
Man accused of sexual assault in south-east sent forward for trial
The book of evidence was served on the man this afternoon.
Man denies intentionally driving into anti-immigration protesters in Dublin
The court heard the stage rigger had live-streamed the incident onto Facebook.
Last year
Garda chiefs issue strict rules for gardaí on cancelling of District Court cases
The new rules will be activated at the end of the month.
Lawyers to prosecute Garda district court cases after court ruling bans officers from presenting
This is an interim solution and will include individual State solicitors as well as DPP prosecutors.
State examines fallout from High Court ruling banning garda court presenters
The Court heard from Ms Justice Marguerite Bolger said that the use of court presenters was beyond the permitted powers of gardaí.
Lawyer accused of murdering Keith Conlon held in custody pending DPP directions
Diarmuid Phelan, 53, is accused of the murder of the father-of-four in Tallaght.
All time
17 people arrested over fraudulent activity related to Covid-19 social welfare
The arrests were made over immigration offences.
Man pleads guilty after dog and cat found in 'outrageous state of filth'
The ISPCA said that these cases aren’t rare.
Man and woman in their 20s charged after knife-point robbery in Dundrum
Both persons appeared before Dún Laoghaire District Court this morning.
Conor McGregor spared prosecution for motoring offences in Dublin
He had been accused of allegedly driving a 192-reg car without a licence or insurance.
Shipping company faces charges over father-of-two's death at Dublin Port
Doyle Shipping Group is accused of breaking health and safety laws following the death of a father-of-two after a workplace accident at Dublin Port.
Man (23) accused of using Snapchat for witness intimidation remanded in custody for Christmas
On conviction, the charge carries a possible 10-year sentence.
Girl (9) remains in critical condition after alleged assault by her parents five months ago, court hears
The child’s mother and father have been charged with child cruelty offences.
Man who took 12,000 photos of female neighbour without consent to be re-sentenced
Mark Mooney pleaded guilty to harassing his neighbour and was originally convicted last year.
Three men appear in Drogheda court accused of false imprisonment and assault
The men were in court over an alleged incident earlier this month.
Two due in court over burglary and attempted getaway in Limerick
Three men were arrested in the early hours of yesterday morning in the Castletroy area following an attempted getaway from an alleged burglary.
Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments
Charlie Flanagan says it is no longer fit for purpose.
Four Traveller men compensated €6,000 each after being refused service in bar
A further condition of the settlement was that the staff involved attend a course of equality training.
Three men due in court over Limerick assault
A man in his 30s was brought to hospital with apparent stab wounds.
Garda pleads not guilty to assaulting RTÉ cameraman at protest against far-right group
The incident allegedly happened at a demonstration by far-right group Pegida in Dublin in February 2016.
Mother accused of killing three-year-old son misses court for third time due to illness
The body of Maha Al-Adheem’s son was found in their home in Kimmage in July.
Man charged with the murder of Dublin woman Patricia O'Connor
Green told gardaí that he acted in self-defence.
Elderly residents at Clare hospital stay in bed all day as 'they've nowhere else to go', court hears
The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) is attempting to close St Joseph’s Hospital to further admissions until 2021.
Two men in court charged with stealing a boat and sailing up the Liffey while drunk
The two Crumlin men have been ordered to stay away from Dublin 4.
Cyclist on motorised bike banned for three years for drink cycling
The man was charged with driving a mechanically propelled vehicle while exceeding the alcohol limit.
'It's a worrying trend': Judge concerned that age profile of drink drivers is getting younger
Judge Mary Devins said the average age of drink drivers used to be upwards of 60 years.
Businesswoman faces criminal charges in relation to Clerys redundancies
Criminal proceedings commenced at Dublin’s District Court today.
Judge says case of alleged abuse of Kildare teenager is one of the most shocking he has encountered
The teenager claims that her mother horsewhipped her.
Bodybuilder facing trial over sale of €100k worth of steroids and viagra-like medicines
Hans Vogel with an address at Cameron Court, Cork Street, Dublin 8 pleaded guilty to five charges.
Two men charged with possession of pump-action shotgun in Limerick
Liam Casey and Robert Kelly have been charged with the incident which allegedly happened in Bruff last Sunday.
Thief who broke into isolated home of All-Ireland winning captain jailed for nine months
The burglary occurred at the rural Co Clare home of former county captain Anthony Daly in October 2016.
Polish man who told gardaí trafficking charge 'is rubbish' remanded on bail
He answered “these are lies” when the second charge was put to him.
Two men charged after aggravated burglary in Wicklow
The burglary took place in March 2015.