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# courts - Yesterday’s News

Payroll administrator who stole over €870,000 from Virgin Media Television jailed for two years
# Courts
# Courts

Payroll administrator who stole over €870,000 from Virgin Media Television jailed for two years

20 hours ago 33,589 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that Kellie Walton worked as a payroll administrator with the company since 2006 and began stealing money in 2009.

Man (40) appears in court in connection with fatal shooting of Michael Tormey
# Courts
# Courts

Man (40) appears in court in connection with fatal shooting of Michael Tormey

22 hours ago 16,928 Views 0 Comments

The 49 year-old victim was shot dead earlier this month.

# courts - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Who is YZ? How Alan Harte, ringleader in the Kevin Lunney trial, had 180 previous convictions
# Kevin Lunney
# Kevin Lunney

Who is YZ? How Alan Harte, ringleader in the Kevin Lunney trial, had 180 previous convictions

Tue 7:55 PM 49,993 Views 0 Comments

Harte, previously referred to in the media only as YZ, inflicted most of Kevin Lunney’s serious injuries.

12-year sentence for man who killed woman in knife attack after jury's rejection of 'insanity' plea
# Valerijs Leitons
# Valerijs Leitons

12-year sentence for man who killed woman in knife attack after jury's rejection of 'insanity' plea

Tue 3:20 PM 28,297 Views 0 Comments

Justice Paul Burns described the incident as a “brutal attack” upon “a defenceless woman”.

# courts - Monday 17 January, 2022

Lucinda Creighton's statement on Lisa Smith trial 'blatant contempt of court' - defence lawyers
# Courts
# Courts

Lucinda Creighton's statement on Lisa Smith trial 'blatant contempt of court' - defence lawyers

Mon 7:49 PM 44,308 Views 0 Comments

Defence counsel Michael O’Higgins SC, for Smith, raised his concerns about a statement released last week.

'Spotter' for 'murder gang' who killed Eamon Kelly sentenced to life in prison
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

'Spotter' for 'murder gang' who killed Eamon Kelly sentenced to life in prison

Mon 4:08 PM 22,722 Views 0 Comments

Eamon Kelly’s daughter Alison told the court that her father’s murder was a “cowardly and senseless act”.

Jim Mansfield Jnr found guilty of perverting the course of justice
# JIM MANSFIELD Jnr
# JIM MANSFIELD Jnr

Jim Mansfield Jnr found guilty of perverting the course of justice

Mon 1:54 PM 25,102 Views 0 Comments

Mansfield Jnr was acquitted of a separate charge of conspiracy to falsely imprison his former employee Martin Byrne.

# courts - Friday 14 January, 2022

Man jailed for nine years for sex abuse of sister when they were young
# Courts
# Courts

Man jailed for nine years for sex abuse of sister when they were young

Updated Fri 4:10 PM 37,145 Views 0 Comments

The 49-year-old Dublin man pleaded guilty to 24 sample counts of sexually abusing his sister.

# courts - Thursday 13 January, 2022

Man who tried to bludgeon sleeping wife to death with hammer loses bid to have jail term cut
# Courts
# Courts

Man who tried to bludgeon sleeping wife to death with hammer loses bid to have jail term cut

Jan 13th 2022, 7:21 PM 45,127 Views 0 Comments

A jury found him guilty following a trial at the Central Criminal Court in April 2014.

Wayne Whelan was 'lured to his death' by his trusted friend, court told
# Courts
# Courts

Wayne Whelan was 'lured to his death' by his trusted friend, court told

Jan 13th 2022, 6:39 PM 47,492 Views 0 Comments

Whelan (42) was shot dead in Lucan, Co Dublin on the evening of 18 November 2019.

# courts - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Judge erred by failing to jail man over 'one-punch attack' that left victim in coma, State argues
# Courts
# Courts

Judge erred by failing to jail man over 'one-punch attack' that left victim in coma, State argues

Jan 11th 2022, 6:51 PM 30,768 Views 0 Comments

Stephen Duffy had pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing serious harm.

Hearing of outstanding issues between Delaney and ODCE may not take place for months
# High Court
# High Court

Hearing of outstanding issues between Delaney and ODCE may not take place for months

Jan 11th 2022, 4:49 PM 10,791 Views 0 Comments

The Judge today expressed the court’s strong desire to bring the matter to a conclusion.

# courts - Monday 10 January, 2022

Victim impact statements in Munster child abuse case read out in court
# Munster
# Munster

Victim impact statements in Munster child abuse case read out in court

Jan 10th 2022, 6:24 PM 22,194 Views 0 Comments

One of the children said: “What happened at home changed my whole life.”

Dublin teen charged with blackmailing woman for money and video game console
# Courts
# Courts

Dublin teen charged with blackmailing woman for money and video game console

Jan 10th 2022, 5:23 PM 44,790 Views 0 Comments

The 17-year-old boy was remanded on bail pending directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

# courts - Friday 7 January, 2022

Hearing of boy (13) accused of ‘worrying’ sex assaults on four women and teen girl adjourned
# Courts
# Courts

Hearing of boy (13) accused of ‘worrying’ sex assaults on four women and teen girl adjourned

Jan 7th 2022, 8:21 PM 63,892 Views 0 Comments

The hearing has been for updated welfare reports.

Jury trials at Central and Circuit courts postponed due to Covid-19
# Covid Impact
# Covid Impact

Jury trials at Central and Circuit courts postponed due to Covid-19

Jan 7th 2022, 2:53 PM 7,153 Views 0 Comments

All hearings scheduled at the Supreme Court until the end of January will be heard by remote platform.

# courts - Thursday 6 January, 2022

Golfgate trial hears 'the public was whipped up into hysteria' and 'good people had to resign'
# Galway
# Galway

Golfgate trial hears 'the public was whipped up into hysteria' and 'good people had to resign'

Updated Jan 6th 2022, 6:12 PM 70,461 Views 0 Comments

The case is being heard at Galway District Court.

# courts - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

Two youths plead not guilty over incident in which teen girl was knocked under Dart train
# Courts
# Courts

Two youths plead not guilty over incident in which teen girl was knocked under Dart train

Jan 5th 2022, 3:20 PM 24,136 Views 0 Comments

They have been ordered to obey bail conditions.

# courts - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Man jailed for 10 months after breaking back jumping out a window during a burglary
# Courts
# Courts

Man jailed for 10 months after breaking back jumping out a window during a burglary

Jan 4th 2022, 6:36 PM 37,557 Views 26 Comments

He managed to make his way from the scene but was subsequently arrested.

# courts - Monday 27 December, 2021

Opinion: Ireland is tarnished by its use of prisons to house the unwanted and mentally ill
# Judicial System
# Judicial System

Opinion: Ireland is tarnished by its use of prisons to house the unwanted and mentally ill

Dec 27th 2021, 7:30 AM 18,185 Views 20 Comments

Professor Kathleen Lynch says our prison system has too long been used to incarcerate those who have additional needs.

# courts - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Truck driver receives suspended sentence over death of father-of-three in crash
# Ennis
# Ennis

Truck driver receives suspended sentence over death of father-of-three in crash

Dec 22nd 2021, 7:59 PM 28,325 Views 0 Comments

Judge O’Callaghan said it would not be of any positive service to society generally that Paul Van Tamlin would be sent to jail.

# courts - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Judge refuses to set aside Munster trial guilty verdicts in wake of letter written by juror
# Courts
# Courts

Judge refuses to set aside Munster trial guilty verdicts in wake of letter written by juror

Dec 21st 2021, 7:26 PM 35,452 Views 0 Comments

The court heard previously that a member of the jury wrote a letter to the judge in the wake of the trial.

Woman struck on head by falling flat-pack in Ikea awarded €60,000 damages
# Courts
# Courts

Woman struck on head by falling flat-pack in Ikea awarded €60,000 damages

Dec 21st 2021, 2:43 PM 34,557 Views 0 Comments

Hannan Tababi told her barrister that it had taken her three hours to find the exit from the Ikea store following the incident.

Man pleads not guilty to murder of Conservative MP David Amess
# London
# London

Man pleads not guilty to murder of Conservative MP David Amess

Dec 21st 2021, 2:17 PM 10,496 Views 0 Comments

Ali Harbi Ali is accused of murdering the MP for Southend West in October.

Man sentenced to mandatory term of life imprisonment for murdering Irish boxing champion
# Kevin Sheehy
# Kevin Sheehy

Man sentenced to mandatory term of life imprisonment for murdering Irish boxing champion

Dec 21st 2021, 1:18 PM 20,275 Views 0 Comments

Logan Jackson had been found guilty by unanimous jury verdict of murdering Kevin Sheehy.

Border villages and isolated backroads: The key locations in the abduction of Kevin Lunney
# Key Locations
# Key Locations

Border villages and isolated backroads: The key locations in the abduction of Kevin Lunney

Dec 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 20,715 Views 0 Comments
  • The locations of Lunney's torture and abduction show a meticulously planned abduction, writes Garreth MacNamee.
  • Three men were sentenced at the Special Criminal Court on Monday for their roles in what happened.

# courts - Monday 20 December, 2021

Jury begins deliberating in Ghislaine Maxwell sex crimes trial
# Court
# Court

Jury begins deliberating in Ghislaine Maxwell sex crimes trial

Updated Dec 20th 2021, 10:30 PM 28,695 Views 0 Comments

The 59-year-old has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges.

Taxi driver abused friendship of elderly man and tried taking his home through disputed homemade will, judge says
# Courts
# Courts

Taxi driver abused friendship of elderly man and tried taking his home through disputed homemade will, judge says

Dec 20th 2021, 7:26 PM 41,759 Views 0 Comments

Seamus Conroy was not in court to hear Judge O’Connor refuse judicial recognition of the disputed will.

Man found guilty of murdering wife by stabbing her to death in Dublin home
# Courts
# Courts

Man found guilty of murdering wife by stabbing her to death in Dublin home

Dec 20th 2021, 6:38 PM 21,938 Views 0 Comments

Alan Ward (54) had pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife Catherine Ward (41).

# courts - Friday 17 December, 2021

Munster trial: Verdicts may be 'tainted or unfair' by letter written by juror to the trial judge
# Courts
# Courts

Munster trial: Verdicts may be 'tainted or unfair' by letter written by juror to the trial judge

Dec 17th 2021, 8:49 PM 20,577 Views 0 Comments

Five members of the same extended family were found guilty of all but one of the 78 counts against them in August following a ten-week trial.

High Court dismisses RTÉ's attempt to get Labour politician's claim for damages struck out
# Courts
# Courts

High Court dismisses RTÉ's attempt to get Labour politician's claim for damages struck out

Dec 17th 2021, 7:25 PM 19,163 Views 0 Comments

The High Court dismissed the state broadcaster’s application to strike out a damages claim brought against it by Labour politician Joe Costello.

Man sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his daughter's partner
# Courts
# Courts

Man sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his daughter's partner

Dec 17th 2021, 2:59 PM 15,535 Views 0 Comments

Mark Whelan (48) was found guilty by a unanimous jury verdict for the murder of Noel Whelan at his home on 30 March 2019.

# courts - Thursday 16 December, 2021

Judge clarifies post-release supervision requirements for Kieran Creaven
# Courts
# Courts

Judge clarifies post-release supervision requirements for Kieran Creaven

Dec 16th 2021, 6:41 PM 25,179 Views 0 Comments

The former RTÉ producer was sentenced to ten years in prison for child sex abuse on 3 December.

Contributions paid by undocumented worker cannot be counted in social welfare payments application
# Courts
# Courts

Contributions paid by undocumented worker cannot be counted in social welfare payments application

Dec 16th 2021, 6:11 PM 21,509 Views 0 Comments

The Supreme Court ruled that Sharda Sobhy is not entitled to have PAYE and PRSI payments considered in her application for maternity benefit.

Dried cactus extract containing mescaline ‘not covered by drugs legislation’, court told
# Court
# Court

Dried cactus extract containing mescaline ‘not covered by drugs legislation’, court told

Dec 16th 2021, 5:16 PM 17,919 Views 0 Comments

The State had claimed the powder Alexander Rojas Rey (44) was caught with had contained mescaline and he was charged with two drugs offences.

# courts - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

Man jailed for ten years for his role in Player's Lounge attack in 2010
# Courts
# Courts

Man jailed for ten years for his role in Player's Lounge attack in 2010

Dec 15th 2021, 6:16 PM 21,110 Views 0 Comments

Alan Wilson (42) pleaded guilty last month to conspiracy to murder persons unknown on 26 July 2010.

# courts - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

BBC journalist tells judge how she hoped bringing 'obsessive' teen to court would 'shine light' on social media dangers
# Aileen Moynagh
# Aileen Moynagh

BBC journalist tells judge how she hoped bringing 'obsessive' teen to court would 'shine light' on social media dangers

Dec 14th 2021, 8:30 PM 42,060 Views 0 Comments

In September, the 17-year-old boy from Dublin pleaded guilty to harassing BBC journalist Aileen Moynagh.

Gerry Adams challenges aspects of BBC defences ahead of defamation trial
# High Court
# High Court

Gerry Adams challenges aspects of BBC defences ahead of defamation trial

Dec 14th 2021, 7:41 PM 14,732 Views 0 Comments

The BBC denies defamation.

Former vet wanted to face charges of sexual activity with animals is to be extradited to UK
# Courts
# Courts

Former vet wanted to face charges of sexual activity with animals is to be extradited to UK

Dec 14th 2021, 5:42 PM 43,080 Views 0 Comments

Oliver Lown is facing 12 offences, including making indecent images of children.

# courts - Monday 13 December, 2021

Challenge brought over CFA decision not to uphold child's claims she was sexually abused by man
# High Court
# High Court

Challenge brought over CFA decision not to uphold child's claims she was sexually abused by man

Dec 13th 2021, 10:32 PM 24,087 Views 0 Comments

Counsel for the applicant said the refusal to reopen the matter was unreasonable and unlawful.

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