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# Central Criminal Court

Last year
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Man, 26, jailed for violent attacks on transgender sex workers in their homes
Buti Sashi (26) pleaded guilty to two counts of assault causing harm and one count of sexual assault.
Man who procured handgun used to shoot mother-of-one jailed for nine-and-a-half years
The judge said the consequences to Sinead Connolly, who was left paralysed as a result of the attack, have been “devastating”.
Woman who poured boiling water on infant son jailed for seven years
The court heard that the infant had sustained 18% total body surface area scald burns to his face and upper body.
Clare man on trial for murder of mother-of-two Sharon Bennett changes plea to guilty
Patrick Ballard had initially pleaded not guilty to murdering his former partner in the Market area of Ennis on 28 January 2021.
Clare man to go on trial tomorrow accused of murdering mother-of-two in Ennis last year
Patrick Ballard, formerly of Ashfield Court Hotel, Ennis, Co Clare was arraigned before the Central Criminal Court today.
Man to go on trial over killing of Detective Garda Colm Horkan in Roscommon in 2020
Detective Garda Horkan was shot dead when he intervened in an unfolding incident in Castlerea on 17 June 2020.
Man who raped and sexually assaulted his then-partner and her son jailed for 12 years
Eleven character references were provided to the court on behalf of the defendant, with several describing him as a ‘caring father’.
Man given 17 years for rape, assault and coercive control of woman during six-week relationship
Speaking outside court, Sinéad O’Neill, from Killybegs, Co Donegal said she was speaking out to show others that support was available.
Man jailed for repeated rape of a teenager with mild intellectual disability he accosted on the street
Costel Pirvu, 39, formerly of Loughrea, Co Galway, was found guilty of three counts of rape and one of false imprisonment.
Man accused of fatal shooting either guilty or 'most unlucky person ever', prosecutor argues
The man denies shooting dead a dad-of-one as he pushed his young son in a pram.
Man who stabbed ex-partner's boyfriend in 'sneak attack' found guilty of murder
Nassar Ahmed the stabbing was in self defence but this was not accepted by the jury.
Josh Dunne trial: Jury questions why 'instigator' of fatal row not called as a witness
The jury had been sent out to begin their deliberations this afternoon but returned shortly afterwards with a list of questions.
Josh Dunne trial: Judge goes through evidence from last five weeks with jury
George Gonzaga Bento is accused of murdering 16-year-old Josh Dunne on 26 January 2021.
Murder accused had 'good intentions' when he pursued bike thief, court told
George Gonzaga Bento is accused of murdering 16-year-old Josh Dunne on 26 January 2021.
Midlands trial: Five men who took part in 'gang rape' of 17-year-old jailed for total of 66 years
Sentencing the men, Justice Tara Burns said that they had “behaved like animals”.
Man who led gardaí on high-speed motorway chase with his two children in the backseat is jailed
The 34-year-old Dublin man, who can’t be named to protect the identity of his children, has 226 previous convictions.
Food delivery cyclist denies not wanting to involve gardaí in murder trial cross-examination
George Gonzaga Bento, accused of the murder of 16-year-old Josh Dunne, was cross-examined today.
Man sentenced to life for 'vicious and cynical' murder of homeless father of one
The sentencing marked the end of Feri Anghel’s second trial for murder, after the previous jury failed to reach a verdict last year.
Tipperary boy gets two year detention suspended for sexually assaulting his friend
The accused was aged 15 when he sexually assaulted the then 14-year-old girl in a field in Co Tipperary in July 2019.
McVerry Trust offers addiction counselling to man who stabbed mother's partner
The judge said today that he would take time to consider a 17-page psychiatric report handed into the court regarding Jonathan Reid.
Murder accused used knife to cut fruit and not for protection, delivery rider tells court
George Gonzaga Bento (36) is charged with murdering 16-year-old Josh Dunne at East Wall Road in January 2021.
Man who raped his foster daughter 'over 1,000 times' jailed for 11 years
Stephen Murray (56) pleaded guilty to 14 charges of rape, two charges of oral rape and one charge of sexual assault between 2009 and 2015.
Santina Cawley was 'alive and uninjured' until put in care of Karen Harrington, prosecution says
Before her death, the child was hospitalised with 53 injuries including fractures to her skull, arm, leg femur and ribs.
Murder accused saved fellow delivery cyclist from more serious injuries or death, witness says
Guilherme Quieroz told the trial of George Gonzaga Bento that Bento either saved his life or at saved him from more serious injuries.
Food delivery rider accused of stabbing boy to death said he used knife in defence, witness says
The witness described the conditions for delivery riders in Dublin 3 as “dangerous”.