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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Court Case

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# court services
Dublin City and County Courts set for first overhaul in decades
With no change, the Court Services said they will have to cut back services.
# Data privacy
Judicial review of Facebook data case to begin in High Court tomorrow
The Europe V Facebook group launched the action last year after the Irish Data Protection Commissioner decided not to investigate Facebook over its involvement in the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program.
Dead rat stench and mice on desks: Woman gets €20k over rodents at work
Amanda Byrne said she had a life-long phobia and was petrified to go to work in case a rat or mouse crossed her path.
Funeral of Tom O'Gorman to be held tomorrow
The removal will take place this evening in Castleknock.
# The 9 at 9
The 9 at 9: Saturday
Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.
# Mark Duggan
Video: Police shouted down after verdict in London riots case
There were angry scenes outside a London court this evening after a jury found that Mark Duggan had been lawfully killed.
# Legal Battle
HSE paid out over €255m on legal fees since 2005
The legal fees bill reached over €46.5m in 2012, an increase of more than €10 million on 2011.
# Bankrupt
Sean Dunne fails in bid to overturn bankruptcy
“I am a victim of lots of inaccurate publicity” Sean Dunne is quoted as saying in an email used as evidence in court.
# Seizure
Cocaine, cannabis, crystal meth and a gun seized in Longford
A man in his 20s is to appear in court today in relation to the seizure.
# statement in full
Parents of Dylan Gaffney Hayes release statement about €8.5m HSE settlement
The family of Dylan Gaffney Hayes, who suffered catastrophic brain injuries during birth, was awarded a settlement of €8.5 million in the High Court today.
# Court Case
Charles Saatchi 'has no proof' Nigella Lawson took drugs
Charles Saatchi appeared in court today to give evidence in the trial of sisters Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo.
# Tweets
Peaches Geldof defends tweeting names of mothers involved in Lostprophets court case
Bob Geldof’s daughter could face charges for the
# Charged
Man charged in relation to murder investigation in Lixnaw
The 19-year-old will appear in court tomorrow.
# Aisling Brady McCarthy
Irish nanny charged with murder in Massachusetts to appear in court
Aisling Brady McCarthy, originally from Cavan, has denied all charges against her.
# Fire Service
‘Accountability and lessons need to be learnt from the deaths of Bray fire men’
The IFESA, local Wicklow councillors and family of the deceased firemen are asking for a full fire service to be rolled out.
# bray fire officers
Wicklow Council fined €355k over Bray firemen deaths
The local authority pleaded guilty to three charges related to the deaths of Mark O’Shaughnessy and Brian Murray who died fighting a blaze in Bray in 2007. The maximum possible fine was €3 million.
# Gerry Adams
Adams: 'I've committed no offence, I did the best I could under difficult circumstances'
Gerry Adams today questioned why the police and the social services did not launch an investigation into his niece’s abuse in 1987.
# brutal attack
Medical team pulled a stone from the back of Natasha McShane's throat
The trauma surgeon who treated Natasha said there three separate lacerations were discovered and there was a lot of blood.
# Dispute
Berlin museum seeks return of ancient gold tablet taken to US after the Holocaust
The tablet was brought to the US by a Holocaust survivor after surviving the Auschwitz concentration camp.
# Poll
Poll: Do you think the law should be changed to allow for assisted suicide?
A man in Canada recorded a video eight days before he died asking for the laws on assisted suicide to be changed – what’s your view?
# Madeleine McCann
Kate McCann in Portuguese court for libel case against police chief
The former detective published a book alleging that Madeleine McCann’s parents were involved in her disappearance from a vacation home in 2007.
# DNA testing
DNA database is one more tool that will help catch perpetrators, says RCNI
The Rape Crisis Network Ireland welcomes the DNA Database System Bill which will increase the possibility for justice for sexual violence victims.
# Data Protection
Facebook to pay out for using personal data in adverts
The social network must pay $20 million after an estimated 614,000 Facebook users had their personal details appear in ads on the site.
# Overcharged
Man writes own credit card contract, sues bank for breaking it
Dmitry Argarkov decided that his made up rates and fees were much more satisfactory than those of his bank.
# Florida
Slain teen's mother: Screams on 911 call are my son's
17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot dead in February last year.
# Sydney
Nurse accused of setting fire to nursing home pleads guilty to killing 11 people
Roger Dean, a 37-year-old nurse who worked at the nursing home, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of murders on the first day of his trial.
# Italy
Court upholds Berlusconi's tax fraud sentence, seven years after trial first started
The former Italiam Premier is now expected to appeal the ruling in Italy’s highest court.
# jesse ryder
Man, 20, pleads guilty to assaulting former Ireland cricketer Jesse Ryder
Ryder was put into an induced coma following the assault outside a Christchurch bar earlier this year.
Column: Decisions in the family courts will be open to scrutiny now the veil has been lifted
Until now, family court proceedings have been heard ‘in camera’ but new legislation will bring more transparency – and more confidence – to the system, writes solicitor Emma Heron.
Column: How can lay juries cope with serious fraud cases, like that of Anglo Irish Bank?
With over 24 million documents and a court case that could take over six months, the availability of jurors and their understanding of this complex trial is being flagged by legal professionals. Nuala Haughey explores the future of juries in white collar crime cases.
Column: Domestic violence is an issue we're encouraged not to think about in Ireland
Following the horrendous Magdalene revelations, can we continue to pretend to ourselves that abuses aren’t happening right here and now in our society and in our homes, asks Paula McGovern.
Column: We owe it to victims to have minimum and mandatory sentencing
The crimes committed against Fiona Doyle and Detective Garda Adrian Donohue deserve sufficient punishment – and the pressure needs to be placed back onto criminals, says criminologist John O’Keefe.
# Anglo
Pics: Seán FitzPatrick back in court as Anglo trial date set for January 2014
The former chief of the now defunct bank appeared with two other former directors at the Circuit Criminal Court today as a trial date was provisionally set for next year.
# Assisted Suicide
'Right to die' challenge to go to the Supreme Court
Marie Fleming, who has multiple sclerosis, is to take her court case to the Supreme Court after she lost a High Court case on the ban on assisted suicide.
# Court Case
Olympics 100m bottle-thrower 'screamed abuse at Bolt'
The individual in question allegedly threw a plastic beer bottle on to the track shortly before the men’s 100 metres final.
# Anglo
Former Anglo Irish Bank to sue auditors who will 'vigorously defend' case
Ernst & Young is being sued over its involvement in the auditing of the former Anglo Irish Bank prior to it being nationalised nearly four years ago.
# Courts
Frankie Boyle wins £54k in libel case against Daily Mirror
Frankie Boyle won damages over an article in the Daily Mirror which described him as a “racist comedian”.
# Famous words
My favourite speech: Owner and CEO of Harmonia, Norah Casey
Continuing our series on of public figures’ favourite speeches, a former dragon to the den chooses a speech from the women’s suffrage movement in the US.