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#Courts

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Teen given 10-month sentence for involvement in drug-fuelled gang robbery in Temple Bar

The victim was attacked and robbed after he refused to hand over his wallet and phone.

# courts - Yesterday’s News

Sexual assault trials in the North: 'Anonymity of complainant is now a figment of our imagination'

Sir John Gillen said the report into Northern Ireland’s law would consider the anonymity of defendants.

65-year-old man admits sexually abusing three children

The man knows he will be going into custody for a substantial time, the court heard.

# courts - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Rape conviction quashed over ruling that prevented girl (15) being asked about contraceptive pill

The man was sentenced to eight years imprisonment on 29 July 2016.

Third retrial of Cavan childminder accused of harming baby collapses

The defence team was “potentially hamstrung” over emails between expert witnesses on the case.

# courts - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Father-of-two pleads guilty to sex attacks on women he met on Tinder

Patrick Nevin (36) pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court this morning.

# courts - Monday 18 June, 2018

Woman 'feared she was going to be killed by burglars' as tax inspectors searched TD's house

The woman was in Independent TD Michael Lowry’s home when Revenue officers raided it, a jury has heard.

# courts - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Judge suggests reform of sentences for elderly people as he jails 78-year-old paedophile

Patrick O’Brien pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 15 counts of sexual assault.

Ex-solicitor Michael Lynn granted bail ahead of trial in 2020

Lynn had fled to Brazil.

# courts - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Childminder trial: Court told there's 'solid evidence' 10-month-old baby had been abused

A hospital report detailed brain haemorrhages, facial bruising, and detached retinas among the baby’s injuries.

Pub customers 'jeered' at man carrying out robbery with imitation gun, court told

The customers were described as “robust” and carried out a citizen’s arrest of the man.

# courts - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Retrial of childminder accused of causing harm to 10-month-old baby gets under way

Sandra Higgins has pleaded not guilty.

79-year-old Irish citizen wanted in US over child sex charges calls to be prosecuted in Ireland

The man has brought a High Court challenge requiring the DPP to consider prosecuting him in Ireland rather than in the US.

# courts - Monday 11 June, 2018

Man sentenced to 16 years for luring British model to Italy and kidnapping her

Polish national Lukasz Herba claimed that the model had organised the kidnapping as a publicity stunt to boost her professional career.

State prosecutor says TD Michael Lowry and his company 'cooked the books'

The State’s case is that the transaction was “done at the behest of Mr Lowry”.

Man jailed for punching, kicking and repeatedly raping woman has conviction overturned on appeal

The three-judge Court of Appeal directed a retrial.

State settles case with Drogheda family over death of eight-day-old baby

In July 2014, baby Thomas died after a feeding tube was inserted into a chamber of his heart.

# courts - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Private faces discharge for pointing loaded rifle while 'having a laugh' in barracks

The court heard that he breached ‘every single safeguard that had been put in place’ around lethal weapons.

# courts - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Taxi driver ordered to pay €17,800 to man despite claims he wasn't present at car crash

The driver had claimed another man was driving the car.

# courts - Friday 8 June, 2018

Man (73) who admitted abusing two sisters will not face retrial for abusing their brother

A previous conviction was overturned following a successful appeal.

Dublin man who went on cocaine-fuelled rampage armed with submachine gun jailed

The man has received a nine-year prison sentence.

'One thousand days like this': High Court Master questions banks on their 'pressing need' to evict people

This week Edmund Honohan again highlighted the need for a legal aid system in repossession cases.

# courts - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Man 'threatened to make personal photos of ex public after beating her up'

A judge told Christopher Lenihan he is undoubtedly facing a prison sentence.

Boys 'trashed' metalwork room at Oberstown detention centre

The teenagers threatened their teacher with hammers before proceeding to smash “anything they could get their hands”, a court was told.

# courts - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

GP who dodged paying almost €100,000 in tax jailed for 16 months

The doctor had a hidden bank account into which he lodged 1,686 cheques.

Former Anglo CEO David Drumm has been found guilty

The trial has been one of the longest-running in the history of the State.

Court shown CCTV footage of two people shoot a man dead in Gareth Hutch murder trial

A brother and sister as well as another man are on trial accused of murdering Gareth Hutch (36).

# courts - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Man who was told he 'must be a drug dealer' by Spar store director awarded €25k in damages

The incident happened in a store in Lucan, Dublin on 31 October 2014.

# courts - Friday 1 June, 2018

Irish Countrywomen's Association taken to High Court to stop destruction of ballot papers Ica

Irish Countrywomen's Association taken to High Court to stop destruction of ballot papers

One of its members has concerns about recent elections to the executive of the organisation.

Cavan man jailed for 15 years for sexually abusing stepdaughter and two other children

In a victim impact statement, his stepdaughter said her teenage years were ones of “sadness, isolation and depression”.

Man who caused €500k of damage to M50 eFlow system jailed for two and a half years

Tony Rochford said he wanted to attract media attention to his concerns about failures in a fire that killed two people.

Hit-and-run driver who killed jogger and set fire to his van jailed for five years

The van driver, Patrick Morgan, later realised he knew the deceased, Karl Robertson, when he saw the death reported online.

13-year-old remanded in custody after appearing in court over murder of Ana Kriegel

Hundreds gathered in west Dublin for Ana’s funeral service yesterday.

Suspended sentence for man who took part in violent hammer attack

Judge Cormac Quinn said it was a serious case of violent disorder and that Jason Hennessy had attacked one of the victims in a “most shocking” manner.

# courts - Thursday 31 May, 2018

# courts - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Jury asks to listen to phone conversations on second day of deliberations in David Drumm trial

They will deliberate for a third day tomorrow.

Man claims he was wrongly convicted and sentenced twice for same crash

The claim was made before the High Court by lawyers representing Luigi Forte.

# courts - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Jury told they must give unanimous verdicts in David Drumm court case

The jury will continue deliberations tomorrow in the former Anglo CEO’s trial.

# courts - Monday 28 May, 2018

Number of High Court challenges brought against housing development beside Dublin park

Number of High Court challenges brought against housing development beside Dublin park

An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for the development of 100 houses and 200 apartments beside St Anne’s Park.

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