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#Courts

# courts - Today’s News

Man jailed for raping woman after she became lost on night out has conviction quashed on appeal

Mohamed Okda was remanded in custody to appear before the Central Criminal Court on Monday next.

Man (57) who spied on children in public toilets using hidden cameras is jailed

Kieran Griffin was sentenced to a total of three years in prison for a range of sexual offences.

Minister promises 'urgent action' after shock High Court ruling on citizenship applicants

Nobody can now be granted Irish citizenship if they have spent a single day outside the country in the past year.

# courts - Yesterday’s News

Government 'carefully studying' ruling not to grant citizenship to those who temporarily leave Ireland

The ruling applies to those who have left Ireland in the year before they apply for citizenship.

Limerick man (70) returned for trial over alleged sex assault on 12-year-old in Dunnes toilet

In response to arrest, charge and caution, the man replied “not guilty”.

Drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison

Guzman, the 62-year-old former co-leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, was convicted in February.

Man to stand trial accused of racist attack on taxi driver after video of alleged incident went viral

Clive Mason appeared before Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court today.

Shock ruling says citizenship cannot be granted if applicant has spent a day outside Ireland in past year

Experts called the ruling “absurd”, pointing out that the law on citizenship has never been interpreted so strictly before.

# courts - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Garda with 15 years' experience pleads guilty to possession of €100 worth of cocaine

The garda was found with approximately 1.6 grammes of the drug in 2018.

Man who killed neighbour with crowbar to be committed to Central Mental Hospital for 'lengthy' period

Richard McLaughlin was found not guilty by reason of insanity of the murder of Jimmy ‘James’ Loughlin.

Sentencing of man who abused boy (13) delayed over confusion on whether he accepts guilt

Leddy had pleaded not guilty but was convicted on all counts by majority verdict.

# courts - Monday 15 July, 2019

Court dispute involving Catholic priest facing drug charges in US to be heard in October

Fr Michael O’Leary was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in March.

'Mr Nobody' jailed for managing Kinahan gang's 'arsenal'

Declan Brady was sentenced to 11-and-a-half years imprisonment by the Special Criminal Court.

Ana Kriegel murder: Sentencing of Boy A and Boy B delayed until 29 October

The court is waiting for psychiatric reports to be completed.

# courts - Friday 12 July, 2019

Former Miss Ireland Pamela Flood and husband could face jail for failing to leave €900,000 home

A court heard today that the couple had paid no money off their mortgage in nine years.

Pregnant woman who led gardaí on high-speed chase with children in car to be sentenced

Judge Patricia Ryan adjourned the case for sentencing in October.

# courts - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Brother of murdered journalist Veronica Guerin pleads guilty to possession of child pornography images

Martin Guerin was arraigned at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court this morning.

# courts - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Owners of property in Dublin 7 take High Court action to remove alleged squatters

The locks on the doors had been changed and the occupants say they have nowhere to go, so will not be leaving.

# courts - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Victim's family hit out at mental health services after neighbour found not guilty by reason of insanity

Jimmy ‘James’ Loughlin was beaten to death by neighbour Richard McLaughlin in February 2018.

Justice minister takes case against farmer allegedly trespassing on State lands formerly earmarked for 'super prison'

The Minister has brought proceedings against James Scully, from Kilreesk Lane, St Margarets, Co Dublin.

# courts - Monday 8 July, 2019

The middle man: How another man's conviction led to confession by 'family friend' of Irene White

Irene White was killed in her home 14 years ago. One of her killers was jailed for life today.

US hedge fund billionaire Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking minors

Epstein was convicted previously of paying young girls for sexual massages at his mansion.

Judge says State misinterpreted ruling about redress for school abuse survivors

A retired judge said that the State’s approach showed an “inherent inversion of logic and a fundamental unfairness to applicants”.

Irene White's terminally ill sister expresses 'dying wish' that murderers brought to justice

A second man was sentenced today for the murder of the mother-of-three at her home in Louth in 2005.

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”.

Second man sentenced to life in prison for murdering Irene White 14 years ago

The mother-of-three was killed in her home in Louth in 2005.

'It's time we called out the insurance industry': Courts figures show drop in number of personal injury cases

Awards in medical negligence cases in the High Court were also down last year.

# courts - Friday 5 July, 2019

Woman jailed for kicking expectant mother in stomach

Joyce Conlon was sentenced to three and a half years in prison.

Gemma O'Doherty launches legal action against science writer David Robert Grimes

Grimes launched a case against O’Doherty last month.

Man who 'savagely' assaulted his partner after drinking and taking cocaine jailed for 32 months

Paul Barry (37) told gardai his former long-term partner sustained her injuries in a fall in the bathroom.

# courts - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Rape trial collapses after alleged victim leaves Ireland during trial

The woman left on a ferry on Tuesday evening and was not answering her phone, the court heard.

The Netherlands' most notorious gangster has been jailed for life for five murders

Willem Holleeder’s “life was determined by greed, lust for power and violence”, judges said.

Man with 56 convictions sentenced to four years in prison, two suspended, for dragging woman from car

He was found guilty of assault causing harm and engaging in threatening and abusive behaviour.

# courts - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Jim Mansfield Jnr charged with conspiracy to commit false imprisonment

He appeared before an out-of-hours sitting of the non-jury Special Criminal Court tonight.

Man accused of IRA membership had picture of late Alan Ryan on his phone

Darren Weldon has pleaded not guilty to membership of an unlawful organisation.

Man jailed for eight years for starting fire that spread to neighbours' apartments

Judge Martin Nolan sentenced him to 11 years imprisonment, but suspended the final three years of the sentence on strict conditions.

# courts - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Son of former politician Ivor Callely accused of attacking man with firework in Copper Face Jacks

The 27 year-old will face trial later this month.

# courts - Monday 1 July, 2019

Journalist fined €2,500 after inadvertently naming boy convicted of Ana Kriegel's murder on live radio

The journalist apologised unreservedly and accepted it was a terrible error.

Garda whose legs were crushed in assault awarded €975,000

Ciaran Murrihy was deliberately crushed between a stolen car and a garda vehicle, breaking his legs.

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