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# Contempt of Court

This year
Enoch Burke refused injunction after he tells judge he won't stay away from school
The judge said that the balance of justice was tipped against Enoch Burke because of his refusal to stay away from the school.
All time
Former South African leader Jacob Zuma turns himself in for prison term
Zuma decided to hand himself over to authorities to obey the order from the country’s highest court.
Australian media fined for breaching Cardinal George Pell trial gag order
The news outlets were found guilty of 21 counts of contempt of court for ignoring the gag order.
Key witness who failed to appear during the Aaron Brady murder trial is arrested
He has been released on bail and will face trial for contempt of court.
Meat plants 'will seek to jail protesters' as farmers denounce 'heavy-handed legal tactics'
There have been reports of scuffles at protests outside plants today.
Irish Daily Mail fined €25,000 over front page headline published during Ana Kriegel trial
Mr Justice Paul McDermott said there was “no effective editorial control over the manner in which the story was conveyed to the public”.
Far-right activist Tommy Robinson found guilty over Facebook broadcast
Robinson has built a large online following with links to international white nationalist groups.
Judge to decide on editor's role in Ana Kriegel story which led to newspaper being barred from court
Associated News (Ireland) Ltd, owners of the Daily Mail newspaper, accepted its responsibility and pleaded guilty to contempt of court.
Facebook and Twitter representatives to appear before court after Ana Kriegel murderers identified online
The boys, identified in the media only as Boy A and Boy B, were convicted yesterday of murdering Ana Kriegel last year.
Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, aka Tommy Robinson, back in court over contempt charges
The case has been referred to the UK’s Attorney General.
Anti-eviction campaigner given one month suspended sentence over social media video
Gilroy admitted making the remarks on a video clip posted on social media.
Couple released from Garda custody after apologising for refusing to leave their Dublin home
KBC Bank obtained an order directing the couple to vacate their home in Balbriggan, Co Dublin.
'We need to protect jurors from attempts to influence them through social media'
Legislating for online and social media is possible and it is necessary, writes Josepha Madigan.
“This makes us homeless" - Tough choices lie ahead for squatters in abandoned Dublin prison
Squatters at the Debtors’ Prison could face a real jail over disobeying a court order to leave the premises.
Explainer: What happens when a witness walks out of court?
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Be careful what you tweet: British social media users face fines
Facebook and Twitter users got official Government warning from today on discussing details of ongoing court cases.
Contempt action to be taken over photos of 'James Bulger's killers'
Individuals who posted material purporting to show the notorious Jon Venables and Robert Thompson face prosecution by the British government.
Commercial Court to allow cross examination of Quinn family
The order allows IBRC to question them about their about bank accounts as well as the alleged transfer of assets to offshore companies.
Seán Quinn goes to jail for nine weeks
But a decision is still to be made as to whether the man who was once Ireland’s richest will go to jail today.
Seán Quinn Jr to serve sentence in semi open, low security prison
After spending his first night in Mountjoy Jail, Seán Quinn Jr is to be moved to the low-security Training Unit of the prison.
Quinns may face jail over alleged contempt of court
The former Anglo Irish Bank has filed a motion seeking to have Sean Quinn and members of his family found in contempt of court.
Pakistani Prime Minister faces contempt of court charge
Yusuf Raza Gilani faces contempt proceedings for failing to carry out a court order to reopen a corruption case against the president.
Priory Hall developer granted stay on three-month sentence
The High Court had jailed and fined Thomas McFeely over his failure to carry out urgent remedial works on the Donaghmede apartment complex but he won a reprieve against the sentence.
Inquiry into Teresa Treacy Mountjoy interview
The 65-year-old has been in jail for contempt of court for over three weeks over her refusal to facilitate court-ordered ESB work on her land.
Daily Mail and the Sun fined £15,000 each for contempt of court
The publications’ websites carried a photograph of a defendant in a murder trial that showed him holding a firearm.
"Trial by X Factor": increasing evidence of jurors using Facebook to discuss active court cases
In one case in the UK, a multi-million pound trial collapsed after a juror communicated with a defendant on Facebook.