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#Courts

# courts - Yesterday’s News

Drunk driver who killed GAA coach jailed for four years

Rene Miko (21) knocked down Eugene McNamara (42) in 2016.

'You left me for dead': Teenage boy pleads guilty to attempted murder of woman he met on social media, court hears

The young woman delivered a highly emotional victim impact statement to the court.

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels' former lawyer, has been arrested on suspicion of fraud

Avenatti is accused of threatening to “take $10 billion off your client’s market cap … I’m not f***ing around,” according to the complaint.

# courts - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Dublin man extradited to the US to face child pornography charges

Eric Eoin Marques will appear in court in the US on Monday.

# courts - Friday 22 March, 2019

Quirke told Tusla that Mary Lowry was fixated on new relationship, trial hears

Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of part-time DJ Bobby Ryan.

Monaghan mechanic (55) found guilty of IRA membership at Special Criminal Court

James Joseph Cassidy will be sentenced on 29 April.

# courts - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Google search for 'body decomposition' carried out on computer found in Patrick Quirke home, trial hears

Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of part-time DJ Bobby Ryan.

'My baby boy is gone forever': Man jailed for life for murdering fellow drug dealer

Rihards Lavickis (26) had pleaded not guilty to murder, but guilty to manslaughter.

Hutch family member jailed for breaking into Revenue offices and assaulting man

Judge Greally imposed a four year sentence and suspended the final 18 months on strict conditions.

Man who set two large dogs on a woman told he can't own any dogs bigger than a terrier in future

Daniel Molloy was given a three-year suspended prison sentence over the incident.

# courts - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Court of Appeal to get more judges to deal with backlog of cases

The number of judges in the court is set to be increased from nine to fifteen.

Supreme Court clears way for US extradition of Dublin man on child pornography charges

Now aged in his early thirties, Eric Eoin Marques is wanted by US authorities.

# courts - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Alleged IRA man goes on trial accused of raping two teenage boys in republican safehouse

The man (45) has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court.

Former soldier settles case over health problems he claims were caused by anti-malaria drug

He brought proceedings over what he claimed were the effects of taking Larium while he served with the Defence Forces.

Man jailed for animal cruelty days before his son died moves to appeal his three-year sentence

James Kavanagh pleaded guilty to 30 counts of causing or allowing animal cruelty at his property in April 2015.

Woman who stole over €40,000 from former GP she was caring for jailed for two years

The victim, now aged 90, said she felt an “immense sense of betrayal”.

# courts - Monday 18 March, 2019

82-year-old ex-US marine remanded in jail over alleged security breach at Shannon Airport

Judge Keane said that the two are facing “very serious charges”.

# courts - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Banned hit-and-run driver who seriously injured cyclist jailed for five years

Jonathan Wainyae pleaded guilty to causing serious bodily injury.

# courts - Friday 15 March, 2019

Judge in Tipperary murder trial says it's 'being discussed by just about everyone in the country at this point'

Ms Justice Eileen Creedon discharged the jury until next Wednesday this afternoon.

Murder charge struck out because of a delay in serving book of evidence

David Boland was stabbed to death in November last year.

Teenager pleads guilty to repeatedly slamming door into girl's head

18-year-old David Lynch has pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

# courts - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Man (35) charged over theft of 800 year-old mummified 'Crusader' head from Dublin church

The Crusader was decapitated and the head was stolen from St Michan’s Church last month.

Student who engaged in 'extreme bullying' escapes conviction but told to donate €1,000 to poor box

The victim was stamped upon and repeatedly beaten by older pupils at the school.

Miriam O'Callaghan distressed over 'scam product' ads, court hears

The fake ads wrongly state that O’Callaghan has left her position in RTÉ to focus on promoting the skincare range.

Date set for inquest into death of murdered student Jastine Valdez

The 24-year-old student was abducted in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow on Saturday 19 May 2018.

# courts - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Garda whose driving caused death of pedestrian (75) has nine-month sentence deferred

Garda Farrell had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to dangerous driving.

Sean Quinn 'gambled children's property' which left them faced with 'disastrous consequences', High Court hears

The action first initiated in 2011 was delayed for several years pending criminal cases against various Anglo officials.

# courts - Monday 11 March, 2019

Childcare court case worries: Families 'cheek-by-jowl' with prisoners, and a huge volume of cases

In one court on one day, with just one judge, there were 139 cases listed, consisting of crime, general civil law, and child care.

# courts - Friday 8 March, 2019

Man found guilty of murdering 90-year-old farmer Paddy Lyons

The panel of eight men and four women rejected 28-year-old Ross Outram’s claim that he repeatedly struck Paddy Lyons in “self defence”.

# courts - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Man found guilty of abusing his daughter has conviction quashed over his barrister’s error in closing speech

The error was pointed out by the trial judge who said it was “serious” and a “very significant issue”.

Sixth person arrested in relation to Strokestown eviction incident

The events followed the repossession of a property in December.

# courts - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Doctor gave Patrick Quirke anti-depressants after he claimed he was stressed over affair, court told

A GP said Quirke was “upset” at Mary Lowry’s relationship with Bobby Ryan.

Dublin man who sold 10 stolen cars on Donedeal 'wanted to give my kids a good Christmas'

Nicholas Keane did not steal the cars but agreed to sell them.

# courts - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Man who trapped and attacked woman in laneway jailed for five years

Chico Makamda has 15 previous convictions, including for an offence of indecency.

Woman found guilty of trying to murder stranger as she walked home from work

Laura Kenna had argued that she was legally insane at the time.

Supreme Court dismisses Denis O'Brien's appeal over Dáil debate on Siteserv

The judgment was delivered in Galway by Ireland’s top court.

'Gardaí have no idea where she is': Warrant for woman who skipped bail after impeding garda investigation

Janice Brady hasn’t signed on with the gardaí since 15 February.

# courts - Monday 4 March, 2019

Supreme Court cuts wait time for appeals to one year

The court has now effectively disposed of its backlog of legacy cases.

Man who had luggage searched by Dublin Airport police after alleged theft loses €75k defamation claim

The DAA was investigating the theft of a Giorgio Armani watch.

# courts - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Man convicted of raping 15-year-old at house party has appeal dismissed

The Court of Appeal had “no hesitation” in dismissing the appeal.

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