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# courts - Yesterday’s News

House in Australia left in 'state of complete carnage' after being trashed by Johnny Depp, court hears

The 57-year-old is suing over a 2018 article in the tabloid which labelled him a “wife beater”.

Jail for man caught with images of child sexual abuse after material sent to undercover FBI agent

Dermot Whelan was sentenced to three years imprisonment, but suspended the final 18 months.

# courts - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Landlord of Bewley's Cafe on Grafton Street brings court challenge seeking €747,000 in rent arrears

The landlord, Johnny Ronan’s RGRE Grafton Ltd. is seeking possession of the property.

# courts - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan sentenced to 200 hours unpaid work following assault

Tom Meighan quit Kasabian on Monday with the band releasing a statement saying he was dealing with ‘personal issues’.

# courts - Monday 6 July, 2020

Man who put bomb on bus during Queen Elizabeth's 2011 visit loses appeal against sentence severity

His trial was heard in both Irish and English, as was his appeal today.

Man (21) charged over incident where shots were fired at gardaí in Cork over the weekend

Tommy Mannah appeared in court today charged with endangerment and firearms offences.

Man (39) accused of attack on Kevin Lunney seeks to have charges dismissed

He is charged with false imprisonment and assault causing serious harm

# courts - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Mayo man loses appeal against severity of sentence for sexually abusing three girls

He had already lost his appeal against conviction.

Sentence for teenager who attempted to murder woman he met on dating app ruled too lenient

The 11-year sentence was to be reviewed after 5 years but the DPP argued that review was too soon.

# courts - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

William Eagers charged with murder of his wife Jean Eagers

The 60-year-old also faces a charge of producing a samurai sword.

# courts - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Man stabbed 16 times and set on fire after ex-girlfriend falsely said he was garda informant, court hears

In 2015, Ciarán Murphy was found in a dog cage in his home by a passers-by who noticed his cottage was in flames.

# courts - Monday 29 June, 2020

Three men jailed for taking part in Kinahan cartel plan to kill Hutch family member

The three men received sentences totalling 19 years at the Special Criminal Court today.

Kinahan crime gang has 'wreaked havoc' on local communities, senior garda says following triple convictions

Today three men were jailed for taking part in a Kinahan cartel plan to kill a Hutch family member.

# courts - Friday 26 June, 2020

Louth woman receives additional 18 months for dangerous driving causing death of a pedestrian

The DPP had appealed the ‘undue leniency’ of Eimear White’s sentence.

Man found civilly liable for Omagh bombing loses court battle against extradition to Lithuania

Liam Campbell will appear in court next month when the judge will formally make the order.

'No length of time is long enough': Family of Patricia O'Connor react as those who covered up her murder sentenced

Richard O’Connor thanked the gardaí, DPP and Defence Forces outside court today.

# courts - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Man (53) jailed for 11 years for false imprisonment of mother and her young daughter in their home

The man and two others used cable ties to tie up the woman and her 8-year-old daughter and then ransack the house.

Man who cut the eye of a 'vulnerable person' with a knife in attempted robbery jailed for five years

The accused in this case has 21 previous convictions, including convictions for robbery and assault causing harm.

High Court approves €4.6 million interim payment to boy over circumstances of his birth

Tadgh James McKenna had taken a medical negligence claim in the High Court against the HSE.

# courts - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Man (23) who allegedly wrote 'rat' in book of condolence for Garda Colm Horkan remanded in custody

The book had been left out at the counter in Blanchardstown garda station for the public to sign.

Man caught with 100s of child sex abuse images after sending some to undercover FBI agent, court hears

The accused pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today.

# courts - Monday 22 June, 2020

Businessman claims intimidation over alleged debt by operatives of Martin 'The Viper' Foley

John Kieran Brennan secured an interim injunction in the High Court.

# courts - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Man arrested and charged following investigation into coercive control

The investigation arose following complaints regarding multiple incidents which took place between 1985 and 2019.

# courts - Friday 19 June, 2020

Man (54) jailed for 10 years after stabbing 47-year-old mother and her two children

The children raised the alarm and jumped to the assistance of their mother during the attack.

Man jailed for 6.5 years for raping sleeping woman

Mr Justice Tony Hunt said the offence was aggravated by the great harm it has caused and the fact the woman was raped while she was asleep.

# courts - Thursday 18 June, 2020

First juvenile prosecuted for breaking Covid-19 restrictions granted bail

Members of his family have been infected with the coronavirus, the Dublin Children’s Court was told.

# courts - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Barman shot during fundraiser for wives of IRA prisoners at Dublin's Sunset House

Liverpool native David Hunter (41) is accused of the murder of Michael Barr.

# courts - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Man (20s) charged over fatal hit-and-run incident in Letterkenny

The man was discovered at around 4am yesterday morning in the Windyhall area.

Top criminal solicitor sent for trial accused of theft and perverting course of justice

Cahir O’Higgins, 45, appeared at Dublin District Court today.

Man (29) jailed after asking teenage boys to send him naked pictures over social media

The judge suspended three-and-a-half years of his sentence due to underlying problems.

Soccer referee who suffered broken jaw receives €5,000 compensation from attacker

Daniel Sweeney also suffered a fractured eye socket during the attack after a match in 2018.

Senators go to High Court to seek declaration that Seanad can sit without Taoiseach's appointees

There have been concerns that legislation could not be passed without a full complement of senators in place.

# courts - Friday 12 June, 2020

Westmeath teenager pleads guilty to using garda PPS number to obtain Covid-19 payments

The 19-year-old appeared before Mullingar District Court today.

# courts - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Court hearing into attack on Kevin Lunney hears that car seized by gardaí may have been 'accidentally burned'

The non-jury court heard this morning that the trial will commence on Monday 21 January 2021.

Mayo youth who killed teenager who was in a bedroom with sister is jailed for five years

The now 20-year-old was found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.

# courts - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Man (39) accused of sexual assault and false imprisonment of two women on same day

The man was extradited from England and charged today.

# courts - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Dependents of EU citizens entitled to claim social welfare benefits, High Court rules

The judgement could allow thousands of dependents of non-Irish EU nationals living in the Republic to claim benefits.

# courts - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Court rules Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters must pay costs for Covid-19 legal challenge

The judge said that the costs should be limited to the two-day hearing of their application only.

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