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Pensioner acquitted of possession of cannabis for sale or supply after plants grow too big
# Frisian Dew
# Frisian Dew

Pensioner acquitted of possession of cannabis for sale or supply after plants grow too big

11 hours ago 38,123 Views 59 Comments

“Is this Breaking Bad meets Golden Girls?” the defence for Evelyn Corrigan asked.

Nadine Lott died after traumatic head, neck and chest injuries, Chief Pathologist tells trial
# Trial
# Trial

Nadine Lott died after traumatic head, neck and chest injuries, Chief Pathologist tells trial

11 hours ago 20,066 Views 0 Comments

The jury also heard from the expert witness that the blunt force injuries were caused by hands, fists or feet.

# courts - Friday 23 July, 2021

15-year-old boy faces trial on rape and sexual assault charges
# Courts
# Courts

15-year-old boy faces trial on rape and sexual assault charges

Fri 10:46 PM 53,393 Views 0 Comments

The offences are alleged to have taken place at his home on a date in March this year.

RTÉ asks court to strike out damages claim made by politician Joe Costello
# Courts
# Courts

RTÉ asks court to strike out damages claim made by politician Joe Costello

Fri 8:11 PM 23,445 Views 0 Comments

The hearing of the pretrial motion continues next week.

Cameron Blair's family call for end to knife crime as teen detained for threatening partygoers
# Criminal Court
# Criminal Court

Cameron Blair's family call for end to knife crime as teen detained for threatening partygoers

Fri 3:16 PM 13,019 Views 7 Comments

The murdered 20-year-old’s family said knife crime “has to stop” after another teen was sentenced today.

'Serious risk' to dozens of Romanian children and adults squatting in Dublin flats complex, court told
# Courts
# Courts

'Serious risk' to dozens of Romanian children and adults squatting in Dublin flats complex, court told

Fri 2:56 PM 24,625 Views 0 Comments

The court heard there had been a near riot outside the property last weekend.

Man jailed for eight years over death of 'vulnerable pensioner' in house fire
# Monaghan
# Monaghan

Man jailed for eight years over death of 'vulnerable pensioner' in house fire

Fri 12:12 PM 10,510 Views 13 Comments

The man was 16 at the time of the offence.

# courts - Thursday 22 July, 2021

'This will not define me': Abuse survivor encourages others to speak out
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

'This will not define me': Abuse survivor encourages others to speak out

Thu 9:33 PM 26,940 Views 0 Comments

Charlene Masterson was sexually assaulted by her father for over seven-and-a-half years. He was jailed today.

Up to 100 people could be forced to leave Dublin property because their 'lives are in danger'
# Belvedere Place
# Belvedere Place

Up to 100 people could be forced to leave Dublin property because their 'lives are in danger'

Thu 4:55 PM 59,158 Views 0 Comments

The judge granted owner-landlord Mel Kilraine leave to serve short notice on the occupants.

Nadine Lott murder trial: Accused Daniel Murtagh told paramedic he 'killed his girlfriend', court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Nadine Lott murder trial: Accused Daniel Murtagh told paramedic he 'killed his girlfriend', court hears

Thu 4:03 PM 23,029 Views 0 Comments

Murtagh has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of Ms Lott.

Man jailed for 17 years for raping his daughter after blackmailing her
# David Masterson
# David Masterson

Man jailed for 17 years for raping his daughter after blackmailing her

Thu 1:00 PM 31,841 Views 0 Comments

Justice Michael White said there had been a “fundamental breach of trust” between a father and his only daughter.

# courts - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Paramedic says emergency call to Nadine Lott's house will haunt him for the rest of his career
# Murder Trial
# Murder Trial

Paramedic says emergency call to Nadine Lott's house will haunt him for the rest of his career

Wed 10:15 PM 60,376 Views 0 Comments

The trial heard that Lott suffered “severe blunt force trauma” and stab injuries at the hands of her former partner in 2019.

County Sheriff challenges requirement for him to retire at 70
# Courts
# Courts

County Sheriff challenges requirement for him to retire at 70

Wed 7:54 PM 28,810 Views 0 Comments

The Courts Officers Act stipulates that Sheriffs must retire from office once they reach 70 years of age.

Man (20) jailed and fined for going on holiday instead of giving evidence in trial
# Cameron Blair Trial
# Cameron Blair Trial

Man (20) jailed and fined for going on holiday instead of giving evidence in trial

Wed 5:27 PM 34,821 Views 0 Comments

Craig O’Donoghue was sentenced to two months in prison for a “flagrant” contempt of court,

# courts - Monday 19 July, 2021

Man fined €15,000 after failing to pay tolls for 648 trips on motorway
# Courts
# Courts

Man fined €15,000 after failing to pay tolls for 648 trips on motorway

Jul 19th 2021, 7:00 PM 63,482 Views 52 Comments

Some 47 motorists had been summonsed to appear at Dublin District Court today.

Fifth man appears in court charged over public sex act in M&S toilet
# Mary Street
# Mary Street

Fifth man appears in court charged over public sex act in M&S toilet

Jul 19th 2021, 6:02 PM 80,138 Views 0 Comments

Four other men appeared in court in recent weeks charged with the same offence on different dates.

Woman applies to court to dismiss two attempted murder charges
# Courts
# Courts

Woman applies to court to dismiss two attempted murder charges

Jul 19th 2021, 3:54 PM 23,084 Views 0 Comments

The mother is charged with attempting to murder her two young sons in 2019 at her home.

Over €123,000 paid out incorrectly in 'on-call' allowances to Courts Service staff
# INTERNAL AUDIT
# INTERNAL AUDIT

Over €123,000 paid out incorrectly in 'on-call' allowances to Courts Service staff

Jul 19th 2021, 6:30 AM 20,623 Views 6 Comments

A separate audit warned of “reputational damage” over working time breaches.

# courts - Friday 16 July, 2021

Man emerged from overturned car and attacked local resident, court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Man emerged from overturned car and attacked local resident, court hears

Jul 16th 2021, 10:38 PM 37,928 Views 0 Comments

Conor Clarke (29) attacked a resident of the street his car overturned on in February 2019.

Man who doused petrol on his wife and children jailed for one year
# Appeals Court
# Appeals Court

Man who doused petrol on his wife and children jailed for one year

Jul 16th 2021, 5:46 PM 66,262 Views 0 Comments

The man doused the woman and her children after he set alight petrol he spread in their home.

DPP accepts manslaughter plea after third murder trial ends in hung jury
# Courts
# Courts

DPP accepts manslaughter plea after third murder trial ends in hung jury

Jul 16th 2021, 4:15 PM 18,492 Views 0 Comments

Zoltan Almasi is charged with killing 20-year-old Joseph Dunne in 2014.

Trial of men accused of abducting Kevin Lunney expected to come to a close next week
# Kevin Lunney
# Kevin Lunney

Trial of men accused of abducting Kevin Lunney expected to come to a close next week

Jul 16th 2021, 3:01 PM 7,433 Views 0 Comments

Four men are being tried for false imprisonment and intentionally causing serious harm.

# courts - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Munster child abuse trial: Charges against 32-year-old woman withdrawn
# Courts
# Courts

Munster child abuse trial: Charges against 32-year-old woman withdrawn

Jul 15th 2021, 9:53 PM 25,627 Views 0 Comments

The judge said that there had been a number of developments in absence of the jury.

Britney Spears wins right to new lawyer in guardianship case
# Britney Spears
# Britney Spears

Britney Spears wins right to new lawyer in guardianship case

Jul 15th 2021, 6:59 AM 22,369 Views 4 Comments

Britney has been subject to a court-ordered conservatorship since 2008.

# courts - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Health Minister to meet couple who settled wrongful termination case
# Action
# Action

Health Minister to meet couple who settled wrongful termination case

Jul 14th 2021, 12:10 AM 12,530 Views 0 Comments

The couple had requested a meeting with Stephen Donnelly after settling their court actions last month.

# courts - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Woman swallowed 112 capsules of cocaine before boarding flight to Dublin
# Circuit Criminal Court
# Circuit Criminal Court

Woman swallowed 112 capsules of cocaine before boarding flight to Dublin

Jul 13th 2021, 10:50 PM 58,205 Views 47 Comments

She had been promised the equivalent of just under €1,150 to transport the drugs to Ireland, the court heard.

Widow settles 'substantial' action against HSE over husband's death
# Courts
# Courts

Widow settles 'substantial' action against HSE over husband's death

Jul 13th 2021, 3:06 PM 34,409 Views 8 Comments

Liam Duggan died from septicaemia at the University Hospital Kerry in early 2017.

# courts - Monday 12 July, 2021

Jail for teenager who brandished knife outside house party where Cameron Blair was murdered
# Scott O'Connor
# Scott O'Connor

Jail for teenager who brandished knife outside house party where Cameron Blair was murdered

Jul 12th 2021, 5:40 PM 16,382 Views 0 Comments

Justice Keane said that the circumstances of the violent disorder could not be dealt with “in a vacuum”.

Man who sexually abused two of his partner's sisters jailed for eight years
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Man who sexually abused two of his partner's sisters jailed for eight years

Jul 12th 2021, 4:24 PM 34,732 Views 7 Comments

Stephen Lynch (31) had pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Freight firm faces trial over death of seaman crushed by cargo container at Dublin Port
# Dennis Regana
# Dennis Regana

Freight firm faces trial over death of seaman crushed by cargo container at Dublin Port

Jul 12th 2021, 2:56 PM 19,184 Views 0 Comments

Dennis Regana died after a steel container dropped on him on 14 November 2018.

# courts - Friday 9 July, 2021

Brazilian man jailed over involvement in botched Offaly shooting plot
# Clara
# Clara

Brazilian man jailed over involvement in botched Offaly shooting plot

Jul 9th 2021, 7:08 PM 18,596 Views 0 Comments

The judge said it might be a case of “desperate people doing desperate things” but added that the offences were “extraordinarily serious”.

Woman spared jail for head butting garda car while drunk
# Dublin District Court
# Dublin District Court

Woman spared jail for head butting garda car while drunk

Jul 9th 2021, 3:03 PM 29,156 Views 29 Comments

Olga Cubovska was fined €300 after she pleaded guilty to criminal damage offences.

Two people arrested after gardaí seize stolen catalytic converters in north Dublin
# Clongriffin
# Clongriffin

Two people arrested after gardaí seize stolen catalytic converters in north Dublin

Jul 9th 2021, 1:30 PM 30,634 Views 0 Comments

One man has been charged and is due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice today.

# courts - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Halt to Soldier F's Bloody Sunday prosecution to be delayed pending challenge
# Derry
# Derry

Halt to Soldier F's Bloody Sunday prosecution to be delayed pending challenge

Jul 8th 2021, 6:30 PM 8,441 Views 2 Comments

The veteran has been facing charges of murdering James Wray and William McKinney on Bloody Sunday.

Man charged with performing sex act in Marks & Spencer toilet
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man charged with performing sex act in Marks & Spencer toilet

Jul 8th 2021, 3:34 PM 62,668 Views 0 Comments

The man was the third person to come before the courts this week on similar charges.

Kildare man given two-year suspended sentence for child pornography conviction
# Naas Circuit Court
# Naas Circuit Court

Kildare man given two-year suspended sentence for child pornography conviction

Jul 8th 2021, 2:52 PM 24,221 Views 0 Comments

The 44-year-old was convicted of having over 800 images of child pornography in his possession.

# courts - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Boy (13) accused of arson after house gutted by fire
# Arson
# Arson

Boy (13) accused of arson after house gutted by fire

Jul 7th 2021, 3:03 PM 20,184 Views 0 Comments

The fire happened on Wellington Street in Dublin last November.

# courts - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Disclosure of alleged sexual impropriety would have 'devastating effect' on teacher, court told
# High Court
# High Court

Disclosure of alleged sexual impropriety would have 'devastating effect' on teacher, court told

Jul 6th 2021, 6:30 PM 48,622 Views 0 Comments

The teacher has brought a High Court challenge over the Garda vetting bureau’s decision to disclose the details to the Teaching Council.

Man accused of lewd act in public toilet grabbed garda during incident, court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Man accused of lewd act in public toilet grabbed garda during incident, court hears

Jul 6th 2021, 5:19 PM 40,772 Views 0 Comments

The man pleaded guilty to engaging in offensive conduct of a sexual nature.

Man jailed for manslaughter of fisherman who was stabbed 40 times
# Courts
# Courts

Man jailed for manslaughter of fisherman who was stabbed 40 times

Updated Jul 6th 2021, 2:20 PM 21,985 Views 18 Comments

Darren Houlden was found guilty of the manslaughter of Stephen Kavanagh on 6 May 2019.

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