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#Courts

# courts - Yesterday’s News

Former company director who stole over €460,000 from another firm to keep business afloat sentenced to 18 months in prison

Judge Martin Nolan said the woman had no “base motives” for her behaviour

Man (45) jailed for 7 and a half years after raping two women he met in a nightclub

The man told the jury he had consensual unprotected sex with one woman, and denied having sex with the other victim.

Defence Forces officer launches court challenge over report into corruption allegations

A report into the allegations made by Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Lane has not been published.

Couple battling to keep home discovered they're victims of tracker mortgage scandal 'by accident'

The family were forced to go to the St Vincent de Paul to put food on the table for their children after paying €1,080 a month in mortgage repayments.

# courts - Monday 11 December, 2017

German phone operator fined €66,000 for ripping off hundreds of elderly Irish customers

Yourtel pleaded guilty to 88 counts under the Communications Act for charging 560 customers for a service that was requested but not supplied.

Pregnant woman 'truly believed' she would die after being beaten unconscious by husband

Muhammed Tajik was sentenced to three years in jail.

Man brings High Court challenge against Irish State over border poll

Raymond McCord is seeking clarity over the State policy on the holding of a border poll.

Sister of assault victim who died still sets his dinner place at Christmas, court hears

Paul Gill had pleaded not guilty to unlawfully killing Patrick Kelly.

# courts - Friday 8 December, 2017

Two Dublin men charged with possession of 4kg of explosive TNT

One of the men was previously charged with membership of the IRA.

Jury fails to reach verdict in case of Dublin man accused of double murder

Jason O’Driscoll stood accused of killing Anthony Burnett and Joseph Redmond in Louth in 2012.

# courts - Thursday 7 December, 2017

David Mahon loses appeal against seven year sentence for killing of stepson Dean Fitzpatrick

David Mahon had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Dean Fitzpatrick.

Real IRA leader jailed for 11-and-a-half years for plotting attack during Prince Charles visit

Seamus McGrane was convicted of directing terrorism in the State.

Ex-garda jailed for drink-driving and telling gardaí he would put a cancer curse on them

The judge said he had never heard “such vile utterances out of anyone in custody”.

# courts - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Car insurance report: Payouts for whiplash must be linked to severity of the injury

The report finds the rise in insurance premiums are linked to the claims relating to soft tissue injuries.

# courts - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

A law graduate scalded on a Ryanair flight has been awarded €10,000

The UCD student was awarded the damages two hours before his graduation.

# courts - Monday 4 December, 2017

Man who sexually assaulted friend's 13-year-old step-son jailed for five years

The 42-year-old man was aware the 13-year-old boy had recently come out as gay and that he had been a victim of previous sexual abuse.

Jobstown teen cleared of false imprisonment of Joan Burton on appeal

Jason Lester, now aged 18, had been convicted of false imprisonment of the former Labour leader and one of her assistants in the Children’s Court.

Man due in court this morning over €4 million cannabis seizure in Lucan

Gardaí stopped the truck he was driving on Friday and discovered the drugs.

# courts - Friday 1 December, 2017

71-year-old sentenced to seven years over Belfast robberies that targeted older women

One woman managed to hit him with her walking stick, preventing the theft.

Homeless man sentenced to five years for robbing elderly couple of their holiday money

Gardaí recovered €9,600 but the couple missed their family holiday.

Man to go on trial over alleged harassment of RTÉ's Sharon Ní Bheoláin

The man also faces two other charges for possessing child pornography in texts and images.

# courts - Thursday 30 November, 2017

'Hope you're not upset with me': Man accused of sexual assault during massage sent client texts

The accused admitted he had sent the text, but denied all allegations.

Man found guilty of sexually assaulting woman he met through Tinder

He will be sentenced on 15 December.

# courts - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Man goes on trial accused of sexually assaulting woman during massage session

The man has pleaded not guilty.

Woman who glassed victim in pub told gardaí she 'only meant to throw the drink at her'

Celina O’Driscoll said she got drunk because she was nervous about a night out with work colleagues.

# courts - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

# courts - Monday 27 November, 2017

London man pleads guilty to acid attack that melted victims' skin and clothes

Both victims suffered extensive burns to their faces and bodies and have required plastic surgery.

Man who pleaded guilty to unexplained murder of a stranger sentenced to life

Raymond Walsh was due to go on trial for the murder earlier this month.

Convicted murderer who left open prison has sentence for escaping cut on appeal

Frederick Lee was found living with his daughter.

39-year-old man jailed for five months for stealing from church boxes using 'ingenious' lollipop device

Zan Dolinski’s behaviour was condemned by Judged Patrick Durcan as being ‘contemptible’.

Brazilian man sentenced to eight years for killing man who assaulted and racially abused him

James Banville died from a single stab wound to the heart in October 2016.

# courts - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Pensioner denied grant for winter coat due to 'new government policy', court hears

Martin Finn had his Exceptional Needs Payment application turned down by the Department of Social Protection.

# courts - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Judge questions credibility of claimant and holds him half-responsible for his injury

Mr Justice Raymond Groarke said the complainant had “a propensity of misinforming doctors regarding his injuries”.

# courts - Friday 24 November, 2017

Man jailed for defilement of 14-year-old girl after Wesley disco

Judge Melanie Greally praised the girl’s courage in coming forward at a young age for what she said was a “very difficult process”.

Solicitor accused of bringing cocaine to inmate at Mountjoy Prison

Cocaine worth €25 was allegedly found when his wallet was searched during a professional visit to the jail.

Jobstown protester pleads guilty to criminal damage of garda car

Dylan Collins has been remanded on bail until January.

Employee suspended by National Museum obsessed with tall women with long legs, court told

Dr Andrew Halpin has sued his employer over his formal suspension from his position as Assistant Keeper of Irish Antiquities.

# courts - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Rehab Group to drop its name and spend up to €40,000 on rebranding

“To put it simply, we are not in the business of ‘rehabilitation’. We are in the business of changing hearts and minds around disability.”

'I thought people would judge me, getting in a stranger's car': Alleged victim in Tinder assault case

The woman said she was using Tinder to practice speaking English.

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