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# Central Criminal Court

July 2023
14 year old who raped girl after drinking alcohol for the first time given suspended sentence
The court heard the victim, who was 15-years-old at the time, had no recollection of the rape due to her level of intoxication.
Kerry pimp who raped and intimidated sex worker fails in bid to overturn his conviction
Emmet O’Connor (30) was jailed for 11 years for twice raping a sex worker and sending her graphic messages to prevent her from giving evidence.
Man (43) to be sentenced for manslaughter of his mother's partner in 2017
Andrew Nash pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Jonathan Ustic on a date unknown between 24 and 25 September 2017.
'Cold case' murder trial opens with man (74) accused of 1981 murder of woman in Co Cork
Noel Long has pleaded not guilty to murdering 54-year-old Nora Sheehan between 6 June and 12 June 1981.
Westmeath man jailed for 10 years for raping teenage girl after they had been drinking together
The man was convicted by a Central Criminal Court jury earlier this year of a single count of rape in Co Westmeath in 2019.
Dublin man pleads guilty to murdering friend who was "lured" to country lane
The guilty plea took place just two days after a jury was empanelled because a prison officer stood too close to the defendant.
Sex offender who raped one woman and tried to lure another woman into car jailed for 10 years
The judge said Tayyab Salah Uddin had been acting in a “predatory manner” looking for woman who were isolated, alone and in a vulnerable condition.
This year
Michael Scott to be sentenced later this month for manslaughter of his aunt
He had gone on trial accused of her murder but the jury returned a unanimous verdict acquitting him of that charge.
Former male model jailed for four years for raping fellow college student in Limerick
The victim has waived her anonymity in order to name Utseoritselaju Uwatse.
Pre-trial hearing begins in case of 74-year-old man accused of murdering Nora Sheehan in 1981
Noel Long is accused of murdering the 54-year-old between 6 and 12 June 1981 at an unknown place within the State.
Five family members guilty of over 100 counts of sexual abuse against child relatives
The five defendants made no reaction as the verdicts were handed down in court.
Woman's guilty plea to manslaughter of four-year-old boy rejected, murder trial to proceed
The 30-year-old woman is charged with the murder of the boy in the south west of the country in March 2021.
Christina Anderson bears 'zero' culpability for stabbing during psychotic episode, court told
The jury heard that a central issue was whether Anderson’s actions when she repeatedly stabbed Gareth Kelly were driven by mental illness or by cannabis intoxication.
Man who sexually assaulted his estranged wife has sentence increased
Justice George Birmingham said the court would quash the existing sentence which was due to expire tomorrow and re-sentence the defendant.
Man who raped his daughters, sisters and niece is jailed for life
Richard O’Brien (61) denied all the offences but was convicted unanimously by a jury following a trial earlier this year.
Woman testifies her father and brothers raped her weekly for years in child sex abuse trial
The alleged offences occurred between 1999 and 2005 in various locations around the country.
Law grad jailed for rape of woman shortly after they engaged in consensual sex
The court heard that it was at this point she withdrew her consent and the man continued sexual penetration without consent.
Man jailed for nine years for fatal stabbing in Clare nightclub
Nathan O’Neill had pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Jamie Higgins in the early hours of 18 March 2018.
Trial date set for man accused of murdering Lisa Thompson
Brian McHugh, of Cairn Court, Poppintree, Ballymun, will go on trial on 26 February 2024.
Woman who stabbed dad to death on 94th birthday found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity
Two psychiatrists said the accused did not know that what she was doing was wrong.
Garda Horkan 'had so much more living to do', family says as Silver given life sentence
Silver (46) was found guilty of capital murder by a jury at the Central Criminal Court last month.
‘I miss my Mammy so much’: Family of Jasmine McMonagle deliver victim impact statements
At a sentencing hearing today, the victim’s mother said that when it came to Richard Burke, ‘the only word that comes to mind is evil’.
Man jailed for hiring 'unhinged' hitman to kill couple having 'online affair' with his wife
Bryan Kennedy ‘hatched the plan’ to kill his wife’s online friends with a man he knew to be ‘unhinged’ and who had previous convictions.
Jury fails to reach verdicts in trial of three men accused of raping woman in car park
It was the State’s case that the then 17 year old girl was raped in turn by each of the accused in a car at a hotel car park.
Man acquitted of murder on self defence grounds after stabbing 24 year old in his house
Member’s of the dead man’s family expressed their shock and upset after the verdict was delivered.
Woman accused of murdering her two children in Westmeath car fire to go on trial next year
Thelma, 5, and Michael, 2, suffered fatal injuries when the vehicle they were in went on fire last September.
Man accused of the murder of Lisa Thompson sent forward for trial
A woman accused of impeding the prosecution of the alleged murderer has also been sent forward for trial.
Security guard gives evidence in trial of men accused of rape in car park
The offences are alleged to have occurred on 20 December 2017 at a hotel car park in the Leinster area.
Murder accused tells court two armed men forced him to hide victim's remains under bush
Ionut Cosmin Nicholescu is charged with the murder of Frankie Dunne between 27 December and 28 December 2019.
Woman allegedly raped by three men in car park tells trial she didn't think she'd 'have to shout no'
The offences are alleged to have occurred on 20 December 2017 at a hotel car park in the Leinster area.
Mother-of-two Jasmine McMonagle met a 'brutal death', murder trial hears
Richard Burke (32) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Jasmine McMonagle but guilty to manslaughter.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.