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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C


This year
# Ballyfermot
Gardai get more time for DPP directions in Cherry Orchard car ramming case
Four boys were arrested in connection with the ramming of a Garda car, two 14-year-olds and two 15-year-olds.
Last year
# dublin circuit court
Man extradited over alleged sex assault on three-year-old boy denied bail
Gheorghe Rafaila, 32, was extradited to Ireland from the UK on a European Arrest Warrant (EAW).
# planning matters
Timeline: How the An Bord Pleanála controversy went from the Dáil to the DPP
The report by senior counsel Remy Farrell has also been sent to Sipo and the gardaí.
# Planning
Bord Pleanála report should be published 'as soon as possible', says minister
The minister said it is now a matter for the DPP to decide if a criminal prosecution should be undertaken arising from the findings of the report.
# Planning
Minister refers An Bórd Pleanala report to Director of Public Prosecutions
The report by Remi Farrell SC looked in to a number of decisions made by An Bórd Pleanala.
# deirdre jacob
DPP recommends 'no prosecution' in latest investigation into murder of Deirdre Jacob
Gardaí upgraded her disappearance to a murder investigation in 2018.
# response
Varadkar hits out at 'sworn political opponents' as DPP directs no charges in GP leak affair
Varadkar says allegations against him are “politically motivated and often highly personalised
Former solicitor Michael Lynn retrial set for October 2023
Lynn pleaded not guilty to 21 counts of theft between in 2006 and 2007,
# Donegal
Anti-vaccination campaigner will not face charges over death of Covid patient Joe McCarron
McCarron, 67, died at Letterkenny University Hospital days after he was assisted in leaving against medical advice.
# Tipperary
Eight young men charged over serious assault of a man in Thurles last year
All eight are due to appear before Thurles District Court at 10.30am this morning.
# Investigation
Garda file on leaking of GP contract by Tánaiste sent to Director of Public Prosecutions
The issue was upgraded to a criminal investigation in March 2021.
# One in Four
'Slicing myself open': Sexual abuse survivors say making statement to gardaí is re-traumatising
Participants in new research have called for reform within the criminal justice system.
# jozef puska
Ashling Murphy murder accused to face trial in Central Criminal Court
Jozef Puska, 31, faced his fifth hearing at Cloverhill District Court today.
# Grace case
DPP explanation needed on why no charges brought in 'Grace' case, says McGuinness
FF TD John McGuinness says a change to the law should happen to ensure that agencies and individuals can be held accountable.
All time
# Eyre Square
Man arrested over Eyre Square firework incident which injured woman released without charge
A file is now being prepared for the DPP.
# Court of Appeal
Sentence for man who allowed handguns to be hidden inside hoover too lenient, DPP tells court
A four-year suspended sentence was handed down in May to Stephen O’Connor.
Opinion: It was wrong to prosecute a 68-year-old Dublin woman for growing cannabis
Dr Cian Ó Concubhair and Dr Ian Marder say the DPP and Gardaí need a more common-sense approach in their application of certain drug laws.
# kevin lunney
Trial of men accused of abducting Kevin Lunney expected to come to a close next week
Four men are being tried for false imprisonment and intentionally causing serious harm.
# Social Protection
Gardaí in Cork arrest and charge man for alleged PUP and social welfare fraud
The man is alleged to have claimed €8,000 in fraudulent claims spread across the PUP and social welfare system.
# Clifden dinner
'We'll let the DPP decide': Former Minister Dara Calleary not expecting personal charges from Golfgate
Calleary said he absolutely regrets and apologises for having attended the controversial dinner.
# appeal
DPP barrister had 'grave concerns' over cross-examination of 12-year-old rape victim
The child was cross-examined for six days.
# North Dublin
Woman arrested in €1.2 million credit union fraud investigation released without charge
A file is to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
# Mr Moonlight
'Mr Moonlight' appeal: Evidence of Pat Quirke's behaviour was necessary to set out context, DPP argues
Pat Quirke was convicted last year of the murder of popular DJ and father-of-two Bobby “Mr Moonlight” Ryan.
Three men arrested over shooting of teenager in Finglas released without charge
A male in his late teens was shot in Finglas in March.
Man (50s) arrested in Cork over suspected pension fraud released without charge
Gardaí said a file would be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to the matter.
# Dublin Airport
Five people referred to Garda immigration officials for refusing to fill out passenger locator forms
It is a legal requirement for passengers arriving in Ireland from overseas to complete a Covid-19 Passenger Locator Form.
Kevin Lunney assault: Accused man challenges jurisdiction of Special Criminal Court to hear trial
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claims that the DPP’s decision that he should not be tried before a jury represents a significant curtailment of his constitutional rights.
# Courts
Rapist Patrick Nevin appeals severity of 14-year sentence, DPP counter appeals
Nevin attacked three women he met through Tinder.
# mullingar district court
Three men to appear in court over violence and criminal damage in Mullingar
The three men were arrested on Friday.
# Court of Appeal
Louth woman receives additional 18 months for dangerous driving causing death of a pedestrian
The DPP had appealed the ‘undue leniency’ of Eimear White’s sentence.
# Hardwicke Street
Men released following questioning over Dublin seizure of cocaine, cannabis and fake gun
A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
# al porter
Sexual assault charge against entertainer Al Porter dropped
He had been accused of a sexual assault in late 2016 in Dublin.
# pat heeran
Man and woman arrested in relation to murder of missing Leitrim man released without charge
A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
# Courts
Man due in court over money laundering charges totalling €1.1m
The man was found with €500,000 in cash at Dublin Airport in 2015.
# Fianna Fáil
Pat Carey won't face charges over historical abuse allegations
The former Fianna Fáil minister has strongly denied any wrongdoing.
# Courts
DPP employee given 11-month sentence for disclosing information on arrest of murder case suspect
However, he was released within minutes after lodging a notice of appeal.
# Guilty plea
12-year-old girl who was raped by cousin wants him identified so people will know 'he is in the wrong'
Instructions from the DPP are that it would not be in the girl’s best interest for her abuser to be named.
# found guilty
DPP worker found guilty of leaking information related to arrest of suspect in dissident murder case
Jonathan Lennon admitted having a “nosey” in the Peter Butterly murder file.
# Investigation
All three gardaí arrested following corruption probe have been released without charge
A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecution.
# Courts
DPP employee goes on trial for allegedly sharing information about arrest of suspect in dissident's murder
The service officer is accused of breaking the Official Secrets Act.