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#Courts

# courts - Friday 20 April, 2018

London man jailed for 16 years over 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 sexually abused young boy after 'working his way' into home jailed for six years

The 31-year-old pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to four charges of oral rape and four of sexual assault.

Jury fails to reach verdict in case of man accused of murdering nephew’s friend with a butcher’s knife

The man had previously been sentenced to life in prison for the murder – but had that conviction quashed.

# courts - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Man goes on trial accused of serial rape of his younger sister

The abuse is alleged to have begun when the complainant was four years old.

Man accused of attempted killing of wife with hammer is suffering from a mental illness, court told

Consultant psychiatrist at the Central Mental Hospital Dr Conor O’Neill was called by the defence.

# courts - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Jury to hear Bill Cosby's testimony about giving women quaaludes before sex

Prosecutors are expected to read a transcript of his 2005 testimony as early as today.

Dublin man jailed for 18 months for unprovoked beer bottle attack on Afghan cyclists

One of the three victims was a 13-year-old boy, who has since left Ireland as ‘he doesn’t feel safe here’.

# courts - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Denis O'Brien application to have costs awarded against Red Flag and Declan Ganley delayed

O’Brien had sought to have costs awarded against Red Flag Consultants (and five others) and Declan Ganley regarding amendments he secured last month.

# courts - Monday 16 April, 2018

Cork pensioner who persistently raped teenage step-daughter appeals 12-year sentence

The man pleaded guilty to 18 counts of rape and sexual abuse.

Dublin man to have conviction quashed after spending 11 months in prison for a crime he didn't commit

Declan Tynan (28) was released on bail last October after another 30-year-old man admitted to being responsible for the violent disorder charge Tynan had been jailed for.

# courts - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Waterford's new €25.9m courthouse opened this week - take a look

It’s the fifth courthouse to be opened recently as part of a multi-million government programme.

# courts - Friday 13 April, 2018

Bankers were 'scared sh*tless' carrying out deals with Anglo Irish, jury hears

“It needs to be boss man to boss man.”

Barrister begins legal action against Health Minister and senator over alleged defamatory tweets

The actions were lodged with the High Court earlier this week.

Brother of MMA fighter Joao Carvalho suing promoters and medical staff behind event

Carvalho died two days after losing consciousness in the aftermath of a bout at the National Stadium in Dublin in April 2016.

# courts - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Official tells court that Sean Dunne is owner of €58 million Dublin 4 property

Dunne denies being the owner of the property and says it was bought in trust for his wife.

Court to hear application to cover Paddy Jackson's £100k legal bill

Jackson privately funded his defence, but he is now seeking to retrieve this money.

# courts - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Homeless man who told parish priest that he would 'cut his throat' sentenced to 3 months

In a statement to gardaí on the assault, Fr Hogan said he was fearful for his safety.

Teen jailed after 14-year-old girl coerced into sex over death threats to her mother

The judge said that the teen has shown a lack of insight into his actions.

Man due in court in connection with possession of gun in backpack near train station

The man was arrested on Monday evening in the vicinity of Colbert Station in Limerick city.

# courts - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Two Vietnamese men smuggled into Ireland to work in cannabis growhouse jailed

One of the men travelled to Ireland in a shipping container.

# courts - Monday 9 April, 2018

Manchester bank robber armed with bomb and claiming to be ISIS member jailed for 19 years England This post contains videos

Manchester bank robber armed with bomb and claiming to be ISIS member jailed for 19 years

His partner has been jailed for seven and a half years.

Calls for cross-examination of victims in rape trials to be pre-recorded

The Rape Crisis Network Ireland has released a ‘timely’ report.

# courts - Sunday 8 April, 2018

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.

# courts - Friday 6 April, 2018

Kildare councillor pleads guilty to fraudulently lodging €200,000 into his account from a housing agency

“This is a serious breach of trust and confidence,” the sitting judge said yesterday.

# courts - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Two men released on bail after appearing in court over assault of Laois footballer Daniel O'Reilly

O’Reilly was assaulted in the Potato Market area of Carlow at around 1am on Monday.

Dundalk stabbing accused Mohamed Morei's nationality still unknown 92 days after murder

Morei was unable to appear in court again today.

Collapse of Carillion pushes building contractor Sammon into examinership

Carillion went bust in early January, as a result of debts of over £1.5 billion.

# courts - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Irish Water fined €6,000 for delaying works needed to reduce cancer-linked pollution levels

A court heard drinking water from treatment plants had excessive levels of THMs.

# courts - Monday 2 April, 2018

Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments

Charlie Flanagan says it is no longer fit for purpose.

Man remanded in custody after being charged over firearm and ammunition seizure

William McCarthy was charged with three counts for unlawful possession of two revolvers and 10 rounds of ammunition.

# courts - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Judge warns David Drumm jury not to carry out research on social media

Judge Karen O’Connor said the jury must come to their own conclusion based on the evidence they hear in court.

US court rules families of 9/11 victims can sue Saudi Arabia

A US judge ruled that the plaintiffs had “narrowly articulate a reasonable basis” to proceed.

# courts - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

9 weeks, 2 days: The key moments of the rugby rape trial

The trial lasted nine weeks and was the subject of intense media scrutiny over the period due to the high profile nature of the defendants.

Celebrity chef Kevin Dundon is suing the HSE over medical procedure

Dundon suffered two pulmonary embolisms following a medical procedure last year.

# courts - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Two Meath brothers convicted of raping two of their sisters

The pair were tried separately and both convicted of the offences dating as far as back as 1983.

Jury in rugby rape trial will continue deliberating on charges tomorrow

The judge told the jury to take into account the good characters of all four defendants and the inconsistencies in their stories.

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