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Saturday 30 September 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Contempt

Last year
Explainer: Contempt of court and the potential for an indefinite prison term
Ireland’s contempt of court laws are derived from the ancient Common Law catalogue of past case law.
All time
Capitol riot panel votes to hold ex-White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt
He failed to comply with a subpoena to appear before the 6 January congressional select committee last week.
Contempt of court proceedings against Facebook, Twitter over Kriegel killers' identities struck out
A court hear today that “alarming posts” on social media are causing considerable distress to Boy A’s family.
Taoiseach says risk of no-deal Brexit is 'relatively low' but preparations will continue
Judges will decide tomorrow if the unsigned letter sent by Boris Johnson asking for a Brexit extension puts the PM in contempt of court.
Couples face the prospect of being jailed for contempt unless they vacate unofficial halting site
The court heard that the defendants have been offered alternative accommodation.
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”.
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from US prison
Manning was jailed in early March for refusing to testify in a grand jury investigation .
Democrats move to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt over Mueller report
William Barr had until 9am today to provide an un-redacted version of the report.
After bruising Brexit-vote defeats, Theresa May to publish legal advice today
The opposition is attempting to have the legal advice published in full.
Why is Theresa May facing accusations of contempt in the House of Commons?
The last time an MP was expelled from parliament for contempt was in 1947 – and that’s an interesting story in itself.
Mother leaves prison after purging contempt in €1m property repossession case
The woman, whose teenage children had resided at the property, was jailed by the High Court on 27 April.
Two people questioned after woman in rugby rape trial allegedly named on social media
It is an offence to publicly name the complainant in a rape trial, who is legally entitled to anonymity.
Michigan mother jailed for a week for refusing to vaccinate her son
Rebecca Bredow said that to do so would go against her beliefs.
Omagh bombing suspects face jail after failing to disclose their assets
The information had been sought by relatives of the 29 bomb victims.
Germany's Mario Götze was not impressed with this journalist's question
The world champions have failed to maintain the form that saw them win the World Cup last summer.
Paul Kimmage reacts to Cycling Ireland's nomination of Pat McQuaid
Needless to say, he’s delighted for his old pal.
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.
PHOTOS: Seán Quinn Jr visits his father after first night in Mountjoy
Seán Quinn has spent the first night of his nine-week sentence for contempt of court in Mountjoy Prison.
Sean Quinn to face High Court again today
New evidence is expected to be presented to court by Quinn’s new legal team. The proceedings could end in court for Seán Quinn.
The Evening Fix... now with added Shane Ross haircut
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The Evening Fix: Sunday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
Supporters to hold Cavan rally for Quinn family
Supporters of the family will hold a rally in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan on Sunday seeking the withdrawal of contempt orders.
Seán Quinn’s son and nephew jailed for three months
An arrest warrant was earlier issued for Peter Daragh Quinn after he failed to show up in court today.
Sean Quinn found guilty of contempt of court
The judge described Sean Quinn as “evasive and uncooperative” and said on a number of occasions he embarked on “lengthy criticisms of Anglo” rather than answering questions.
Tough call: Previous editions of Clermont v Leinster
Contempt is a strong word, but there is plenty of familiarity between these giants of European rugby.
Alabama man jailed for three days for wearing saggy trousers
The 20-year-old was given a three-day sentence for contempt of court after showing up to enter a plea on a separate charge.
Pakistani Prime Minister charged with contempt
The Supreme Court had ordered the PM to reopen an old corruption case against the president – but he refused.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
In tonight’s fix: Warnings over mortgage interest relief, Phil Hogan’s website woes, Vita Cortex owner “can’t move money” – and a solution to modern dinner part complaints?
Lawyer in Michael Jackson case skips contempt hearing
Legal partner of Dr Conrad Murray appeared on NBC show while the trial was ongoing.
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.