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#Courts

# courts - Today’s News

Garda tells court he thought Bobby Ryan could have been assaulted and left to die in the tank

Ryan’s body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm leased by Quirke in April 2013.

Man acquitted of Warren O’Connor's murder

The former soldier died from a single stab wound to the neck in 2010.

# courts - Yesterday’s News

Abuse survivor says legal profession should 'bring their morals as well as law books into courtrooms'

Leona O’Callaghan said the government and judiciary needs to stop pointing at each other and step up to make changes.

Hot Press writer launches legal proceedings against Broadsheet.ie and Twitter

Olaf Tyaransen filed a High Court action against the two companies on Thursday.

Jury to consider verdict in trial of man accused of murdering former soldier

Warren O’Connor died from a single stab wound to the neck.

# courts - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Teen who threw stone at another youth's head is jailed for a year

The victim perceived the attack as homophobic in nature. He needed 11 stitches to a cut above his right eye.

# courts - Friday 15 February, 2019

Garda tells murder trial that accused told him there were only two tanks on his farm

Garda Conor Ryan was giving evidence today in the trial of Patrick Quirke, accused of the murder of Bobby Ryan.

Man who broke into a terminally ill woman's home and repeatedly beat her son to be sentenced for false imprisonment

Graham Stafford broke into the home believing one of the family owed him €3,000.

US man went 'completely off his head' at Cork hotel and threw fire extinguisher down five floors, court hears

Albert Santiago has pleaded guilty to 18 counts related to the incident at Clayton Hotel.

Man who mugged 92-year-old neighbour jailed for three years

He had done odd jobs for the victim, whom he viewed as an easy target, a court was told.

# courts - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Murder accused told gardaí woman had a 'couldn't-care-less attitude about boyfriend's disappearance'

The Central Criminal Court heard of interviews conducted by gardaí with Patrick Quirke this afternoon.

Dublin's Lord Mayor to keep house after bank's €1m claim struck out

He and his wife Joyce had a large mortgage debt on their home.

# courts - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Escaped prisoner who hid in wheelie bin from pursuing gardaí sentenced to five years

Liam Deegan was also accused of driving the wrong way down a motorway at night.

Wife of accused phoned gardaí when DJ Bobby Ryan's body was found, courts hears

Farmer Patrick Quirke (50) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.

High Court hears HSE claim that man allegedly set up misleading My Options website

The HSE is seeking an injunction restraining the defendant from using the My Options brand.

Man found guilty of manslaughter of Cork pensioner in 'one punch' attack

Jonathan O’Sullivan (28) had pleaded not guilty to the unlawful killing of Finbar Lehane (65).

# courts - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Man jailed for seven years after smuggling €1.2 million worth of heroin into Dublin airport

Mudassar Khan’s bags were searched and customs official found 13kg of heroin wrapped up in one suitcase.

High Court rules detention of anti-eviction activist Ben Gilroy at Mountjoy is lawful

Gilroy is returning to jail to serve the remainder of his three-month prison term.

Man who slashed artery in his own hand while stabbing man is jailed

The Dublin father-of-two received a partially suspended sentence.

# courts - Monday 11 February, 2019

Gardaí searched lands where DJ Bobby Ryan's body was found but discovered nothing, court hears

Farmer Patrick Quirke (50) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.

Man who travelled from UK to Dublin to have sex with teenage girl sentenced to five years in jail

Justice Paul Coffey said the defendant was controlling, possessive and manipulative.

Kildare man pleads guilty to possession of 15 guns and more than 4,000 rounds of ammunition

It took several minutes to read out the full charges count because they were so many rounds of different ammunition.

# courts - Saturday 9 February, 2019

'Free the nipple' campaigners lose battle to overturn US conviction

“We have found that the ordinance does not violate the defendants’ constitutional rights to equal protection or freedom of speech,” said one judge.

Woman and ex-partner who re-occupied their former south Dublin residence facing €60,000 legal bill

The woman and the couple’s teenage daughters entered the house after other occupants had been forced out.

'Michael Shine spoke very, very softly and referred to me as a nice boy most of the time'

Shine was yesterday found guilty of groping seven boys in his care over a period of three decades.

# courts - Friday 8 February, 2019

Retired surgeon Michael Shine found guilty of groping seven boys in his care over three decades

Judge Martin Nolan adjourned the matter until 22 February next for sentencing.

Woman forgives ex-partner who raped her while she slept, court hears

Justice Carmel Stewart imposed a seven-year sentence with the final 18 months suspended.

Leader of so-called New IRA in Dublin given life sentence for murder of dissident republican

Kevin Braney was found guilty of the premeditated murder of 35-year-old Peter Butterly.

Woman (24) stole €6.5k worth of designer items from Brown Thomas over Christmas period, court hears

Ellavita Flynn went on to sell the items for “relatively little money”, the court heard.

# courts - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Nurse tells murder trial man had knife 'embedded' in chest with handle 'snapped off'

Gary Watson is charged with murdering former soldier Warren O’Connor nine years ago.

Singer songwriter brings copyright infringement action to High Court over One Direction song

David Lewis Smith claims the One Direction release Night Changes infringes his musical work.

# courts - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Man arrested over Strokestown eviction incident released without charge

The man was arrested earlier today following a search of a house in the Killoe area of Longford.

Witness 'almost certain' they saw 'Mr Moonlight' van on day it was found, court hears

Farmer Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty Bobby Ryan’s murder.

Retired surgeon accused of groping boys says it's 'unfair' to put alleged events to him at this stage in his life

The trial continues tomorrow before Judge Martin Nolan and a jury.

Company fined €500,000 after fatal accident at Mayo quarry

Joseph Harrington was fatally injured when he fell into an inadequately guarded stone crusher at the quarry.

Dublin teen (14) accused of four violent robberies in one day

One person allegedly suffered serious injuries in one assault.

# courts - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Murder accused knew of tank where deceased man's body was found, court hears

Patrick Quirke is accused of the murder of Bobby Ryan on a date between 3 June 2011 and April 2013.

Retired surgeon accused of groping a number of boys tells jury he has 'some senile dementia'

The trial continues tomorrow before Judge Martin Nolan and a jury.

Man jailed for hijacking taxi and injuring garda during high-speed chase

Tony Ward has received a partially suspended sentence.

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