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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# prosecution

This year
Inquest into deaths of three criminals killed in N7 crash adjourned after garda served with summonses
GSOC informed Dublin City Coroner’s Court of the criminal proceedings this morning and asked for an adjournment, which was granted.
Policing groups slam release of decision to prosecute garda in connection with fatal N7 crash
A Garda being prosecuted for a fatal crash that occurred when he was pursuing three men in 2021 has not been made aware of the exact charge he is facing.
Last year
No charges brought against Leo Varadkar over GP contract leak, DPP directs
The Tánaiste said this evening that he is “pleased at the outcome” of the Garda investigation.
All time
Mobile coffee truck claims it was threatened with prosecution after offering free drinks to frontline workers
Hook & Ladder has been offering free teas/coffees to frontline workers over the past year.
Families of Bloody Sunday victims 'deeply disappointed' as decision not to prosecute 15 British soldiers is upheld
The range of potential offences included murder, attempted murder and causing grievous bodily injury with intent.
Coveney says Johnson promise to protect British soldiers from prosecution 'very concerning'
The prosecution of British soldiers for actions during the Troubles has proved controversial in the UK.
One former British soldier to be charged with two killings on Bloody Sunday in 1972
The Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service announced its decision this morning.
Charges dropped against ex-police chief accused of blaming Liverpool fans for Hillsborough disaster
Prosecutors said the decision came as there were changes in the evidence of two witnesses, while a third passed away.
Jon Venables charged with offences relating to indecent images of children
Venables will appear before the UK Crown Court.
Pilot jailed for dropping £2.5m-worth of cocaine into a field in Kent
The Belgian pilot admitted to the offence at the Old Bailey today, and was sentenced to 14 years.
Cabinet approves changes to make it illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car
Gardaí will also be allowed seize a vehicle if a learner driver is discovered to be driving without a qualified driver present.
Driver to be prosecuted for parking across two disabled bays in Cork
Gardaí are clamping down on those that illegally park in disabled spaces as part of Operation Enable.
Jason Corbett's son: 'Molly will always be remembered as a murderer'
Jack Corbett, aged 13, said Molly Corbett had deprived him and his younger sister of an adoring father.
18 British soldiers being considered for prosecution over Bloody Sunday
Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service said it is likely to be some time before a decision is made.
Man jailed for 'brutal' double murder of ex-girlfriend and her new partner in Cardiff city centre
Saunders pleaded guilty to two counts of murder at Cardiff Crown Court in December.
3,000 investigations into allegations of abuse of animals last year
The ISPCA also was involved in 35 prosecutions.
South African court rejects state appeal for a longer jail sentence for Pistorius
State prosecutors said Oscar Pistorius’ six year term for killing his girlfriend is inappropriate.
Man who drove car into bonfire and attacked 3 gardaí gets partially suspended sentence
The man had also stolen a car and had been in unlawful possession of a handgun.
Computer fault let man take out €13,600 from an ATM
The court was told that the State had failed to prove the bank existed.
An American teenager has barely escaped prosecution for sexually exploiting... himself
The 17-year-old and his girlfriend have been caught in an anti-’sexting’ crossfire.
Penalty point dodgers who fail to produce a driving licence in court could face prosecution
A report recently highlighted the problem of non-endorsement of driving licences with penalty points.
NI pastor charged over a sermon in which he branded Islam 'satanic'
First Minister Peter Robinson involved himself in the controversy by defending Pastor James McConnell.
Graham Dwyer was a "sadistic, brutal pervert with nothing on his mind other than murder", jury told
The jury are expected to retire and make their deliberations next week.
Cavan pub fined €7,000 over sale of counterfeit Smirnoff
Nine food businesses were also served with closure orders last month – was your favourite restaurant among them?
Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland?
FGM was outlawed in Ireland two years ago, but no one has been convicted under the new law yet.
Unregistered Carlow plumber prosecuted for installing gas boilers
This is the third successful prosecution by CER this year.
Man prosecuted for wrongfully impersonating a registered gas installer
The man was given probation for installing a boiler without a licence.
Turf cutters take High Court action to halt their prosecution
Two men charged with cutting turf on conservation areas have taken the action to prevent their criminal prosecution.
Notorious Somali pirate 'Big Mouth' nabbed in undercover operation
The pirate, Mohamed Abdi Hassan, was arrested after going to sign what he thought was a movie contract.
English law 'does not prohibit gender-specific abortions'
The UK’s Director of Public Prosecutions commented on a case where two doctors were not prosecuted for attempting unlawfully to procure a miscarriage.
Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking details of Al Qaeda plot to Associated Press
The ex-agent, Donald Sachtleben, “willfully disclosed … national defence information to a person not authorised to receive it” the Justice Department said last night.
'Shocking' number of food businesses served with closure orders in May
The Food Safety Authority said businesses must be vigilant as we enter the summer months and risks for bacteria related illnesses increase.
Column: Assisted suicide not permitted, but we still must find a humane path for these people
Today, seven judges from the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Marie Fleming, who had sought to be allowed an assisted suicide without the risk of prosecution for anyone who helped her, but where to next with this contentious debate, asks Dr Eimear Spain.
88 convictions for dog control offences in 2012
A total of 3,540 on-the-spot fines were issued in 2012 for offences like dog fouling and failure to pay a dog licence.
Italy court orders retrial for Amanda Knox
Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted on appeal in 2011 for the killing of Meredith Kercher – but now face a retrial.
More than 300 fines issued as gardaí crack down on broken lights
Operation Light up was held over two days last month and resulted in 317 prosecutions.
Almost 2,500 convictions for tax and excise offences in 2012
There were 25 convictions for serious tax evasion in 2012 according to figures released by Revenue this evening.
Column: If you read something offensive, don’t retweet it, report it
The future of the internet depends on social networks like Facebook and Twitter developing better protocols for dealing with offensive and potentially criminal postings, writes Dr Ciarán Mc Mahon.
Pussy Riot trial: singer compares prosecution to Stalin-era repression
Band’s final statement before verdict delivered amid high-profile calls for leniency.
Defence argues that Breivik was sane when he carried out killings
The prosecution is calling for Breivik to be declared insane, but Breivik has said he will appeal the verdict if he is found criminally insane.