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# Central Criminal Court

# Mayo
Polish man accused of murdering Michael McDonagh to go on trial this afternoon
Matusz Batiuk (33), is charged with murdering Michael McDonagh (24) at the housing estate in Co Mayo in 2020.
# Central Criminal Court
Jury discharged after Valerie French Kilroy murder trial encounters 'unexpected complex matter'
‘No one is at fault, it is not something that could have been foreseen or dealt with’, the jury were told.
# Donegal
Jury sworn in to hear trial of man accused of murdering mother-of-two Jasmine McMonagle
The jury of seven women and five men sworn have been told that the trial is expected to last approximately two weeks.
Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# Central Criminal Court
Woman allegedly raped by three men in car park tells trial she believed she was 'going for a drive'
The woman said she was clear from the outset that she had been raped but was in shock.
# Courts
Jury begins deliberations in trial of Stephen Silver for capital murder of Garda Colm Horkan
Silver has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Garda Horkan in 2020, but has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
# Cork
Cork murder trial hears how man searching for cat discovered dismembered body of victim
Cosmin Nicholescu, with an address in Romania, is charged with the murder of Francis Dunne on a date unknown between December 27 and December 28 2019.
# Central Criminal Court
Woman and her partner given lengthy sentences for rape and abuse of her two young children
Mr Justice Keane said these were ‘deplorable crimes against very young children’ by those charged with their protection.
# Fermoy
'I thought I was going to die': Woman speaks of moment she was sexually assaulted in park
The woman was attacked in St Colman’s Park in Fermoy.
This month
March 2023
# Murder Trial
Trial hears that Valerie French Kilroy died from a head injury, strangulation and a stab wound
The trial has also heard that James Kilroy demonstrated to gardai in an interview how he had killed his wife and at one point sketched the knife he had used.
# Courts
Man (60s) pleads guilty to murdering wife in 2020 samurai sword attack at their Dublin home
William Eagers pleaded guilty to the murder of mother-of-two Jean Eagers in their home on 21 June 2020.
# stephen silver
'No evidence' that accused in Garda Colm Horkan shooting had mental health relapse, court told
A consultant psychiatrist told the Central Criminal Court that Stephen Silver is an “unreliable historian” of his mental health difficulties.
# Courts
Psychiatric nurse jailed for sexually molesting his daughter and repeatedly raping his wife
Martin Doyle (53) was sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison.
# Limerick
Man who threw acid in woman's face and set fire to her home jailed for 11 and a half years
Mr Justice Michael McGrath described the incident as a ‘sustained, vicious, prolonged and frightening assault’.
Last month
February 2023
# Courts
Garda Colm Horkan 'shot himself accidentally', murder accused Stephen Silver told detectives
Silver has pleaded not guilty to the capital murder of Garda Horkan in 2020.
# Courts
Murder accused Stephen Silver told detectives Garda Colm Horkan went for gun after 'losing struggle'
The jury at the Central Criminal Court were shown a video recording of Silver’s first interview the day after his arrest.
# Court
Man charged with murder of Garda Horkan was roaring in the street about snipers, trial hears
Stephen Silver has pleaded not guilty to capital murder.
This year
# Courts
Man who repeatedly raped woman he met on dating website jailed for nine years
The judge said Bajo Ziflai had shown no remorse or acknowledged the harm he caused to the woman on the night in question.
# Courts
Man who repeatedly sexually assaulted his then-partner jailed for five-and-a-half years
The judge said Derek Reid’s actions were an atrocious violation of the victim.
Last year
# Central Criminal Court
Louth teenager gets three year detention for repeated abuse of his niece and cousin
He was 14 at the time of the offending, while the girls were aged between nine and 10.
# Central Criminal Court
Remorseless ‘persistent child sex abuser' who offended over almost three decades is jailed for 13 years
The 71-year-old man first sexually abused his own daughter, then a babysitter and finally his stepdaughter, between 1979 and 2007.
# Limerick District Court
Woman and man sent for trial on charges related to alleged murder of man's son in Limerick
The district court has imposed restrictions on naming the parties in the trial
# Court of Appeal
Prosecution lawyers: Evidence against Graham Dwyer is 'overwhelming' to preserve conviction
Dwyer repeatedly interrupted Sean Guerin SC, who is representing the Director of Public Prosecutions.
# Courts
Daniel Goulding sentenced to 18 years for attempted murder of two gardaí
The judge said the offences were of the most serious kind and he had considered imposing a sentence of life in prison.
# Courts
Father-of-seven stabbed to death in 'totally random killing', court hears
Christina Anderson (41) has pleaded not guilty to murdering Gareth Kelly (39) by reason of insanity.
# vincent parsons
Father-of-two was beaten to death after becoming 'messy' during stag do, court told
Philip Disney (27) and Sean Carlyle (30) have pleaded not guilty to the murder of Vincent Parsons at Killinarden Way, Tallaght in August 2019.
# Courts
Gardaí thought they would be killed during shootout in Dublin last year, court hears
Daniel Goulding (39) pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of the two gardaí at his family home on 25 May 2021.
# Courts
Man pleads guilty to murdering a grandmother whose body was found in burning car
Gardai and fire services arrived at the scene of the burning car in Co Cork last February.
# Central Criminal Court
Man jailed for rape of 11-year-old girl and sexual abuse of younger sister
The 36-year-old was convicted unanimously by a jury after a trial at the Central Criminal Court earlier this month.
# denis nolan
Defrocked priest due to be sentenced next month for raping a child in a Wicklow parish
Denis Nolan was the curate in Rathnew from 1988 to 2012, having been ordained in 1979.
# Courts
Clare man who raped his university student friend jailed for four-and-a-half years
The now 23-year-old man was found guilty by a jury of one count of raping the woman at an address in Dublin on 23 May 2017.
# Courts
Sister of garda murder accused knew he needed psychiatric treatment, court hears
Stephen Silver (46) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Detective Garda Colm Horkan on 17 June 2020.
# Courts
Garda murder accused has 'pattern of behaviour' to bring about confrontations with gardaí, court told
Stephen Silver (46) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Detective Garda Colm Horkan on 17 June 2020.
# Courts
Boy (16) accused of murdering Urantsetseg Tserendorj planned knife robbery, court told
Urantsetseg Tserendorj was stabbed while walking home in the IFSC in January 2021.
# Urantsetseg Tserendorj
Difficult to estimate depth of Urantsetseg Tserendorj injury, pathologist tells trial
The Mongolian national was stabbed in the neck on a walkway in Dublin last January.
# colm horkan
Psychiatrist tells court that Garda murder accused's behaviour was 'bizarre' and 'inappropriate'
She said Stephen Silver did not seem to grasp the gravity of the situation he found himself in.
# Central Criminal Court
Dublin man acquitted on some charges of raping his wife with household objects
The jury in the Central Criminal Court trial returned four not guilty verdicts today. They were unable to reach a verdict on the remaining 11 counts.
# Central Criminal Court
Man accused of murdering garda denies he was 'spoiling for a row' with gardaí
Stephen Silver pleaded not guilty to the murder of Det Garda Horkan but pleaded guilty to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.
# Central Criminal Court
Teenage victim says she's 'another girl of millions abused' after sexual attack outside her home
The man, who was 16 at the time of the offence, isn’t being named for legal reasons.
# Central Criminal Court
Man accused of repeated rape of his wife tells jury they had a ‘dominant-submissive relationship’
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has pleaded not guilty to 15 counts of raping the woman.
# Central Criminal Court
Man accused of raping his wife using household objects tells court he believed she consented
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has pleaded not guilty to 15 counts of raping the woman.