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#Courts

# courts - Today’s News

Man accused of murdering journalist Lyra McKee granted bail

The case will return to court next month.

Daughter found guilty of impeding prosecution in mother's murder trial

The jury found Louise was an “integral part” of the charade and had acted in support of her daughter Stephanie.

# courts - Yesterday’s News

Man (26) described as 'a threat to society' jailed for driving stolen tractor into side of house

A trial heard that driving a tractor in west Clare at 5am was akin to announcing on Clare FM that ‘I’m up to no good’.

Taxi company caught tampering with fare meter on one of its vehicles fined €2,000

It followed an investigation by the National Standards Authority of Ireland.

Woman found guilty of disguising herself as her dead grandmother in order to conceal her murder

Stephanie O’Connor (22) was found guilty a day after Kieran Greene was convicted of Patricia O’Connor’s murder.

# courts - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Julian Assange phoned the White House to warn lives would be put at risk, court hears

Assange’s lawyer said that the extradition request “boldly and brazenly” misrepresents the facts.

11-year-old girl who was allegedly abused by creche worker tells trial 'I wasn't making it up'

The girl made the comments during cross-examination today.

Dublin City Council starts legal bid to remove 'Horseboy' and David Attenborough murals

The murals did not have permission of the city’s planning department.

Three children receive €225,000 settlement over alleged illnesses caused by windfarm near family home

The three children claimed that they had to leave their family home months after a nearby windfarm began operation.

# courts - Monday 24 February, 2020

Jury begins deliberations in trial of man accused of murdering his partner's mother

Kieran Greene has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Patricia O’Connor.

'I am traumatised to the core': Girl sexually abused as 12 year-old by teenager she met on Snapchat

The girl’s victim impact statement was read at Ennis Circuit Court today.

Explainer: What happened with the Graham Dwyer data retention case in the Supreme Court?

Dwyer was convicted of the murder of Elaine O’Hara in 2015.

# courts - Friday 21 February, 2020

Son of Ivor Callely given 240 hours of community service for lighting firework in Dublin nightclub

Oliver Callely pleaded guilty to the charge in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court last year.

29-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting four girls aged between five and eight in Leinster creche

The owner of the creche said she was unsure if the children were being “fanciful” when the allegations first came to light.

More than 25 people want to sue over their images on Garda bulletin boards being circulated online

It is claimed that one bulletin displayed various details, including photographs of their faces, names and addresses.

Woman released after arrest over 'threats to kill' made at conclusion of rape trial

The woman was arrested yesterday and questioned at a garda station in Leitrim.

# courts - Thursday 20 February, 2020

High Court rejects challenge against deportation of convicted drug dealer

Shaheed Adeola Ishola was jailed following the discovery of €1.4 million worth of cocaine.

John Delaney joined as party to proceedings brought by corporate watchdog after search of FAI

The matter concerns materials recently seized from the FAI’s offices.

# courts - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

14-year-old boy to stand trial accused of raping girl

The boy appeared at Dublin Children’s Court today charged with sexual abuse offences which allegedly occurred when he was aged 12 and 13.

# courts - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Man (51) convicted of sexual assault after touching 14-old-girl in clothing store

He was remanded in custody for sentencing in April.

Former Christian Brother jailed for a year for sexual assault of teenager in 1981

The assailant had nine previous convictions.

Man allegedly assaulted with iron bars, placed in car boot and told to pay £50,000, court hears

It is alleged the man’s home was also set on fire, the Special Criminal Court heard today.

# courts - Monday 17 February, 2020

Man who scammed €10,000 in funeral savings from 74-year-old woman is jailed for three years

The pensioner had set the money aside for her funeral before she was preyed on by the bogus tradesman.

Victim verbally abused in courtroom after two Leitrim men jailed for seven years for rape

“This will haunt me for the rest of my life, knowing that they chose to do this to me,” the victim said in an impact statement.

Man who disposed of chainsaw used on body of Kenneth O'Brien jailed for 18 months

The man’s father murdered O’Brien and dumped his body parts in the Grand Canal.

# courts - Friday 14 February, 2020

Harvey Weinstein 'saw victims as complete disposables', court hears

The 67-year-old is charged with raping a woman in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on another woman in 2006.

Owners of Cork city premises awarded €45k after tenant converted it into pub without their consent

Joe Kearny claimed the owners of the property had consented to the works he had undertaken.

Man who shot bystander in chest at Dublin scrapyard jailed for five years

The incident took place on 4 August 2018.

# courts - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Man who threatened to kill neighbours while on the run from prison jailed for four years

The 21-year-old had absconded from a Wicklow prison when he carried out the offence.

Gardaí in Galway commended after helping to rescue man who fell in canal

Gardaí said the weather conditions at the time were hazardous and the three members involved in the rescue acted quickly to get the man out of the water.

# courts - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Cork hospital reviews admission policy after teen girl was sexually assaulted by male patient in ward CUH

Cork hospital reviews admission policy after teen girl was sexually assaulted by male patient in ward

The assault on a 17-year-old girl by Andrew O’Donovan was only interrupted because his heart monitor began to accelerate.

Cork hospital criticised after teen girl with life-threatening injuries sexually assaulted in ward

A 63-year-old man was given an 18-month suspended sentence in a Cork court yesterday.

# courts - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Explainer: How a woman was prosecuted over deleted child sex abuse images she was sent without consent

The woman believed she had deleted the video, but it had saved automatically to her phone.

# courts - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Adrian Donohoe murder trial: Paramedic tells court garda's injuries were 'inconsistent with life'

The trial continues in front of Justice Michael White and a jury of eight men and seven women.

# courts - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Deirdre Morley further remanded in custody until next month over the murder of her three children in Dublin

Morley was unable to attend a scheduled court hearing this morning.

Man who knocked out a man's front teeth in Dublin bar given suspended sentence

The accused had raised €4,000 in compensation which the injured party was happy to accept.

# courts - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Man on trial accused of sexually assaulting four girls in creche

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him.

Woman who was sent child sex abuse images on Whatsapp but deleted video prosecuted for possession

The court heard that Omo Delpin Omorouyi can no longer pursue her career as she cannot get garda vetting.

Recommendation for State's longest serving prisoner to be granted some days of escorted release accepted by minister

Serial killer John Shaw has been in custody for almost 44 years in Ireland.

# courts - Monday 3 February, 2020

Man who repeatedly sold two forests to different investors sentenced to six years in jail

Garret Hevey used the pseudonym James Baker when he incorporated Arden Forestry Management Limited.

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