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# Courts

This week
28th May 2023 - 31st May 2023
# Courts
Personal trainer charged over €3.9 million worth of cannabis found in rental van
Jamie Smith (26) denied knowing what was in the van.
# Labour Court
Nurse loses unfair dismissal case after she was fired for forging signature to get medication
The hospital dismissed the Clinical Nurse Manager for gross misconduct on 18 June 2021.
Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Courts
Former principal who stole nearly €100k from his former school given suspended sentence
The court heard that Stephen Condon stole the money to feed a gambling addiction from which he has recovered.
# Courts
Jury begins deliberations in trial of four men accused of Roscommon vigilante group attack
The jury deliberated for a little over two hours before the judge sent it home to resume deliberations tomorrow.
# Courts
Trial date set for man accused of trying to murder boxing coach Pete Taylor, ending bail bid
With the trial date now set, it puts an end his fresh bid to be released on bail having been in custody for almost five years.
# Courts
Man accused of driving into immigration demo wants jury trial
Stephen Bedford is charged with dangerous driving after a protester was hospitalised last year.
# Central Criminal Court
Five family members guilty of over 100 counts of sexual abuse against child relatives
The five defendants made no reaction as the verdicts were handed down in court.
# Courts
Woman's guilty plea to manslaughter of four-year-old boy rejected, murder trial to proceed
The 30-year-old woman is charged with the murder of the boy in the south west of the country in March 2021.
# Scotland Yard
Met Police officer appears in court in England charged with rape
Pc Callum Utley allegedly committed the offence in Beaconsfield in 2019 while he was off duty.
# Courts
Healthcare worker accused of false imprisonment allegedly threw chilli powder into woman’s eyes
The man was remanded in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court next week.
# Courts
Tallaght man found guilty of manslaughter of friend following a row over a scooter in 2021
The panel of six men and six women unanimously rejected the prosecution case that John Titiloye was guilty of murder.
# Courts
Jury to begin deliberations in trial of four men accused of Roscommon vigilante group attack
The trial continues with the jury set to begin deliberations tomorrow.
# Courts
'It was just a job': Man remanded in custody after €2.8m cannabis haul at Dublin Port
The judge remanded him in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court on Thursday.
# Civil Court
Judge refuses to evict family with baby from south Dublin council house
The council claimed the man had not lived in the house long enough for the tenancy to pass to him after his mother’s death.
# Courts
Bill Kenneally given a four-and-a-half year sentence for indecently assaulting five boys
He has 10 previous convictions for indecent assault and is currently serving a sentence of 14 years and two months.
# Courts
Man who strangled and beat Jasmine McMonagle to death in psychotic episode jailed for 14 years
Richard Burke was found not guilty of murdering Jasmine McMonagle but guilty of her manslaughter earlier this year.
# Courts
Christina Anderson bears 'zero' culpability for stabbing during psychotic episode, court told
The jury heard that a central issue was whether Anderson’s actions when she repeatedly stabbed Gareth Kelly were driven by mental illness or by cannabis intoxication.
Last month
May 2023
# Pornography
Judge calls for 'rigorous restrictions' on porn after 15-year-old sentenced for sexual assault
The victim says she feels anxious walking on her own or when passing teenage boys.
# Court of Appeal
Drunk driver appeals conviction over fatal crash, says 'he shouldn't have represented himself'
The judge described the submission as a “very radical proposition – I think without precedent in the Irish courts”.
# Courts
15-year-old sentenced to 18 months in Oberstown for assaulting a woman on her way home in Cork
The young woman was beaten so badly in the face that the facial recognition feature on her phone failed to recognise her.
# Courts
Man who put 86-year-old woman in wheelie bin during attack is jailed for two-and-a-half years
The court heard that Alex Bailey (30) was experiencing induced psychosis due to his level of intoxication during the incident.
# Dunnes Stores
Two Roma women awarded €6,000 against Dunnes for discrimination
The judge said that the women seemed genuinely aggrieved that they had been treated unfairly.
# Courts
Man jailed for dragging Garda on road in Cork, leaving her with life changing injuries
Garda Catherine McCarthy was dragged 80 feet along a road, while she held onto a car, after catching a man buying a large quantity of cannabis.
# Courts
Man jailed for five years after suitcase containing €1 million of drugs found in his home
Heroin with an estimated value of around €560,000 and cocaine valued at approximately €490,000 was found during a search of the address.
# Cork Circuit Criminal Court
Woman who made false allegations against solicitors, social workers and garda is jailed
The judge said the “vindictive campaign” of unfounded allegations made by Sonya Egan had caused untold damage to her victims.
# Courts
Judge orders arrest of teenage boy who sexually assaulted four women and a teen girl
Neither the teen nor his parents turned up to court today.
# ashling murphy
Trial of man accused of murdering Ashling Murphy postponed until October
The prosecution has requested more time to respond to an expert report from the defence.
# US
Actor Danny Masterson ‘used drugs and Scientology to get away with raping women’
The former That 70s Show actor has pleaded not guilty to three counts of rape.
# Courts
Psychic medium got man to give her €10k by saying his dead father wanted her to have it
The woman, who was also a home carer, was found guilty of dishonestly inducing by deception the man to give her €10,000.
# dresden
Five sentenced to prison for spectacular Dresden museum jewellery heist
The thieves made off with a haul worth more than €113 million from the Green Vault museum in 2019.
# Courts
Six M50 toll and court dodgers hit with fines totalling €78k
Transport Infrastructure Ireland prosecuted them after sending each driver hundreds of warning letters.
# Courts
'Psychic medium' accused of conning siblings out of €10k says she 'never charged a penny'
The Byrne siblings told that Debbie Paget said their deceased father wanted them to give her money.
# Central Criminal Court
Man who raped his daughters, sisters and niece is jailed for life
Richard O’Brien (61) denied all the offences but was convicted unanimously by a jury following a trial earlier this year.
# Tallaght
Young man murdered in a row over a small amount of debt, court told
Ademola Giwa was fatally stabbed in the neck in Tallaght in August 2021 in a row over a small debt and a stolen scooter.
# Courts
Mother tells court her fear of troubled adult daughter in 'nightmare' situation
The woman was remanded in custody following an emotionally charged bail hearing at Dublin District Court today.
# Courts
Custom House Capital executives sentenced over 'sophisticated' operation to defraud investors
The company’s former CEO Harry Cassidy (67) was handed a sentence of six years and 10 months.
# Courts
High Court dismisses tenant's appeal against RTB's decision in favour of landlord
The tenant argued that the RTB shouldn’t allow her tenancy to end after her landlord said she would not accept rent in the form of HAP.
# Ballyfermot
Woman charged with murder of man in Dublin last November
The man was found with apparent stab wounds in a flat in Ballyfermot on 8 November 2022.
# Central Criminal Court
Woman testifies her father and brothers raped her weekly for years in child sex abuse trial
The alleged offences occurred between 1999 and 2005 in various locations around the country.
# gsoc
Policing groups slam release of decision to prosecute garda in connection with fatal N7 crash
A Garda being prosecuted for a fatal crash that occurred when he was pursuing three men in 2021 has not been made aware of the exact charge he is facing.