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# Central Criminal Court

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Trial of prisoner delayed as wearing Covid-19 PPE would 'set a person apart'
Cloverhill Prison Governor Anthony Harris explained that there was a Covid-19 outbreak at the prison.
Convicted killer Stephen Penrose found guilty of murdering his friend
Philip Finnegan was missing for just over three weeks before a dog walker found his remains in a Kildare wood in September 2016.
Remains of Dublin man were burned and buried in shallow grave, murder trial hears
The remains of Philip Finnegan were identified by fingerprints from skin found in the soil at the gravesite.
Man who repeatedly raped his niece while she babysat his children jailed for 10 years
The man was convicted of four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
Man who had sex with underage girl after giving her cocaine jailed for a year and ten months
The man was convicted of defilement by a Central Criminal Court jury following a trial last May.
Intoxicated man who killed daughter's partner found guilty of murder
The jury of nine men and three women rejected Mark Whelan’s defence.
Man accused of murdering daughter’s partner had blood splatter on his face at garda station
A forensic scientist told the court that the victim’s blood and DNA were found on the accused’s clothes.
Man sent forward for trial for murder of Mary O'Keeffe in Co Cork
Mary O’Keeffe, 72, was found dead in Doneraile earlier this year.
Murder trial collapses after juror 'overheard gardaí discussing witness statements in courtroom'
Prosecution counsel told the court that gardaí “absolutely did not discuss witness statements” in the courtroom.
Teenage brothers sentenced for rape of 17-year-old girl near holiday caravan park in Wexford
The judge said the “terrifying and violent” experience has a pervasive effect on the girl’s life.
Murder accused told wife's new boyfriend not to go near her again
The trial continues in front of Justice Michael MacGrath and a jury of five women and seven men.
Teenage girl tells jury that she was raped by a man who invited her into his home
The trial continues before Justice Paul McDermott and a jury.
Murder accused told gardaí that wife stabbed herself
The trial of Renato Gehlen (39) opened today.
Man accused of murdering Jennie Poole in Finglas sent for trial
Gavin Murphy was charged with murder and remanded in custody in April.
15-year-old accused of murdering woman in IFSC attack sent for trial to Central Criminal Court
The incident happened in January as the mother-of-two walked home from work.
Jury in Munster child abuse trial retires for the evening
The judge told the jury there was no restriction on time.
'Don't threaten me': Murder trial hears WhatsApp messages between Nadine Lott and accused
A garda told the court that the two phones showed “a large degree of contact” in the months before her death.
Nadine Lott died following 'sustained attack' by former partner at her home, court hears
The Central Criminal Court heard that Daniel Murtagh admitted to killing his former partner.
Woman applies to court to dismiss two attempted murder charges
The mother is charged with attempting to murder her two young sons in 2019 at her home.
Man who sexually abused two of his partner's sisters jailed for eight years
Stephen Lynch (31) had pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Bobby Messett died from single gunshot wound to head, Dr Marie Cassidy tells trial
Gerard Cervi (34) has pleaded not guilty to murdering Bobby Messett in June 2018.
Father who sexually abused daughter defiled three underage girls after leaving the family home
The judge praised the young woman for her “courage, tenacity and composure”.
Eyewitness tells trial of moment gunman fired on fitness class at Bray boxing club
Gerard Cervi is charged with murdering Messett (50) at Bray Boxing Club, Bray, Co Wicklow on 5 June 2018.
Man pleads not guilty to murder of Bobby Messett and attempted murder of boxing coach Pete Taylor and another man
Gerard Cervi is charged with murdering Messett (50) at Bray Boxing Club, Bray, Co Wicklow on 5 June 2018.
Louth man jailed for attempted rape after he made admissions to the gardaí himself
Oliver Kane pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to attempted rape of a now 21-year-old.
Teen accused of fatally stabbing woman in IFSC to face Central Criminal Court on other charges
The other offences include alleged robbery, threat to kill or cause serious harm and production of a knife while attempting robbery.
Man sent for trial over murder of Dublin teenager Josh Dunne
Schoolboy Josh Dunne, aged 16, was injured and later died in January after being stabbed in Dublin.
Teenager sentenced to life detention with review after eight years for murder of defenceless man
The accused (17) pleaded guilty earlier this year to the murder of Romanian national Claudio Robu (39).
Four men plead guilty in connection with shooting of gangland criminal in Dublin
Whelan survived the attack but was shot dead two months later.
Two psychiatrists say Deirdre Morley fulfills criteria for verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity over murder of her three children
The jury has begun deliberating in the case.
Married man found guilty of murdering former partner in front of their daughter
The woman was stabbed 19 times by her former partner after their daughter was placed in her custody.
Man strangled wife to death after she was out with another man, trial hears
Counsel for Rafal Karaczynsaid the accused man’s marriage to Natalia Karaczyn was “not terribly happy” but they stayed living together for their children.
A man who raped a woman he met on Tinder has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years
In sentencing Justice McDermott sentenced Loughran to nine years imprisonment but suspended the final 18 months.
Man to be sentenced in May for rape and sexual assault of his friend in her Donegal home
The 38-year-old man, who had been friends with the woman for seven years, pleaded guilty to orally raping her during a prolonged attack in 2017.
Dublin man sexually abused daughter over seven year period, court hears
The victim did not realise her father was behind everything until the age of 21.
Mother accused of murdering three children in January 2020 to go on trial next month
The woman cannot be named for legal reasons.
Man accused of raping an asylum seeker at his home put on trial
The Central Criminal Court has heard evidence through video link from a 36-year-old woman.
Teenager pleads guilty to murder of Romanian man
An inquest heard that the dead man suffered ‘multi-force trauma to the head’.
Man sentenced to 16 years in jail for rape of six-month-old child
The 59-year-old Tipperary man recorded himself abusing the baby and also secretly recorded four other girls when they used the bathroom.
Man who raped his daughter for 16 years and fathered her child is jailed for 16 years
The now 34-year-old woman said every day with her father felt like “a fight to survive”.