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# courts - Friday 30 July, 2021

Closing speeches conclude in trial of man accused of murdering Nadine Lott
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Closing speeches conclude in trial of man accused of murdering Nadine Lott

Updated Jul 30th 2021, 7:51 PM 26,256 Views 0 Comments

Details on the “appalling and dreadful” injuries to the young mother’s face were given in court today.

Cork man jailed for rape of sleeping woman in public park
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# Courts

Cork man jailed for rape of sleeping woman in public park

Jul 30th 2021, 6:30 PM 45,152 Views 35 Comments

Dermot O’Connor first sexually assaulted the woman while she was sleeping and left, but returned again to rape her.

Former Franciscan friar jailed for indecent assault and rape of child in 1980s
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# Courts

Former Franciscan friar jailed for indecent assault and rape of child in 1980s

Jul 30th 2021, 6:07 PM 24,076 Views 12 Comments

A jury found Joseph Keegan guilty on two counts of indecent assault on the boy.

Daniel Goulding further charged with attempted murder of two Garda detectives in Dublin shooting
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# Courts

Daniel Goulding further charged with attempted murder of two Garda detectives in Dublin shooting

Jul 30th 2021, 4:44 PM 20,015 Views 0 Comments

Both detectives were shot in their left legs while one was wounded in the hand.

Jury in Munster child abuse trial sent home for weekend after juror is taken ill
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# Courts

Jury in Munster child abuse trial sent home for weekend after juror is taken ill

Jul 30th 2021, 4:28 PM 12,084 Views 0 Comments

The jury has been deliberating since yesterday morning.

Off-duty garda believed she would die during assault by husband in her home
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# Courts

Off-duty garda believed she would die during assault by husband in her home

Jul 30th 2021, 1:40 PM 45,309 Views 0 Comments

The woman said after the attack she questioned herself about “where I did go wrong and why he would hate me so much”.

# courts - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Nadine Lott's ex-partner demonstrated to gardaí how he delivered punches down on her
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# Courts

Nadine Lott's ex-partner demonstrated to gardaí how he delivered punches down on her

Jul 29th 2021, 8:42 PM 25,654 Views 0 Comments

Daniel Murtagh also described how he wrapped the wire of a charger around his knuckles.

Convicted rapist throws Bible at judge before being sentenced to 16 years for harassment
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# Courts

Convicted rapist throws Bible at judge before being sentenced to 16 years for harassment

Jul 29th 2021, 5:09 PM 45,647 Views 38 Comments

Michael Murray had pleaded not guilty to making threats to kill against barristers who prosecuted him for rape in 2013.

Lifelong criminal Trevor Byrne to serve 17 years for firearms offences, armed robbery and hijacking
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# Courts

Lifelong criminal Trevor Byrne to serve 17 years for firearms offences, armed robbery and hijacking

Jul 29th 2021, 4:23 PM 18,348 Views 14 Comments

Byrne left his phone at the scene of a robbery at a bookmakers.

Jury in Munster child abuse trial retires for the evening
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# Courts

Jury in Munster child abuse trial retires for the evening

Updated Jul 29th 2021, 4:20 PM 10,951 Views 0 Comments

The judge told the jury there was no restriction on time.

Man jailed for nine years over assault of teen during four-day 'reign of terror'
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# Courts

Man jailed for nine years over assault of teen during four-day 'reign of terror'

Jul 29th 2021, 2:19 PM 21,797 Views 0 Comments

The victim was aged 19 at the time of the offences.

# courts - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Man accused of murdering Nadine Lott told gardaí if he had wanted to kill her he would have
# Trial
# Trial

Man accused of murdering Nadine Lott told gardaí if he had wanted to kill her he would have

Jul 28th 2021, 8:03 PM 25,641 Views 0 Comments

The jurors spent today listening to the third and fourth garda interviews in the trial of Daniel Murtagh.

Carlow man is jailed for sexual abuse of four children including three nieces
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# Courts

Carlow man is jailed for sexual abuse of four children including three nieces

Jul 28th 2021, 5:32 PM 35,104 Views 0 Comments

He has six previous convictions, including convictions for indecent exposure and larceny.

Man who beat younger brothers 'nearly every day' jailed for nine years
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# Courts

Man who beat younger brothers 'nearly every day' jailed for nine years

Jul 28th 2021, 4:22 PM 52,328 Views 0 Comments

The man was convicted by a jury at the Central Criminal Court in April of two sample counts of orally raping his brother.

Divorce applications rose by 29% last year, the highest increase since legislation was introduced
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Divorce applications rose by 29% last year, the highest increase since legislation was introduced

Jul 28th 2021, 2:43 PM 24,296 Views 40 Comments

The Courts Service has put the increase in divorce cases down to both Covid-19 and a change in law which reduced waiting times.

# courts - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Twin claims he and brother were used as 'sexual pawns' by stepfather
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Twin claims he and brother were used as 'sexual pawns' by stepfather

Jul 27th 2021, 7:05 PM 40,202 Views 0 Comments

The complainant also says they were forced to watch a pet dog being tied to a railway track and run over by a train.

# courts - Monday 26 July, 2021

Pensioner acquitted of possession of cannabis for sale or supply after plants grow too big
# Frisian Dew
# Frisian Dew

Pensioner acquitted of possession of cannabis for sale or supply after plants grow too big

Jul 26th 2021, 10:52 PM 62,142 Views 78 Comments

“Is this Breaking Bad meets Golden Girls?” the defence for Evelyn Corrigan asked.

Nadine Lott died after traumatic head, neck and chest injuries, Chief Pathologist tells trial
# Trial
# Trial

Nadine Lott died after traumatic head, neck and chest injuries, Chief Pathologist tells trial

Jul 26th 2021, 10:40 PM 27,300 Views 0 Comments

The jury also heard from the expert witness that the blunt force injuries were caused by hands, fists or feet.

# courts - Friday 23 July, 2021

15-year-old boy faces trial on rape and sexual assault charges
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# Courts

15-year-old boy faces trial on rape and sexual assault charges

Jul 23rd 2021, 10:46 PM 53,722 Views 0 Comments

The offences are alleged to have taken place at his home on a date in March this year.

RTÉ asks court to strike out damages claim made by politician Joe Costello
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# Courts

RTÉ asks court to strike out damages claim made by politician Joe Costello

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:11 PM 23,595 Views 0 Comments

The hearing of the pretrial motion continues next week.

Cameron Blair's family call for end to knife crime as teen detained for threatening partygoers
# Criminal Court
# Criminal Court

Cameron Blair's family call for end to knife crime as teen detained for threatening partygoers

Jul 23rd 2021, 3:16 PM 13,130 Views 7 Comments

The murdered 20-year-old’s family said knife crime “has to stop” after another teen was sentenced today.

'Serious risk' to dozens of Romanian children and adults squatting in Dublin flats complex, court told
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# Courts

'Serious risk' to dozens of Romanian children and adults squatting in Dublin flats complex, court told

Jul 23rd 2021, 2:56 PM 24,963 Views 0 Comments

The court heard there had been a near riot outside the property last weekend.

Man jailed for eight years over death of 'vulnerable pensioner' in house fire
# Monaghan
# Monaghan

Man jailed for eight years over death of 'vulnerable pensioner' in house fire

Jul 23rd 2021, 12:12 PM 10,613 Views 13 Comments

The man was 16 at the time of the offence.

# courts - Thursday 22 July, 2021

'This will not define me': Abuse survivor encourages others to speak out
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

'This will not define me': Abuse survivor encourages others to speak out

Jul 22nd 2021, 9:33 PM 27,169 Views 0 Comments

Charlene Masterson was sexually assaulted by her father for over seven-and-a-half years. He was jailed today.

Up to 100 people could be forced to leave Dublin property because their 'lives are in danger'
# Belvedere Place
# Belvedere Place

Up to 100 people could be forced to leave Dublin property because their 'lives are in danger'

Jul 22nd 2021, 4:55 PM 59,679 Views 0 Comments

The judge granted owner-landlord Mel Kilraine leave to serve short notice on the occupants.

Nadine Lott murder trial: Accused Daniel Murtagh told paramedic he 'killed his girlfriend', court hears
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# Courts

Nadine Lott murder trial: Accused Daniel Murtagh told paramedic he 'killed his girlfriend', court hears

Jul 22nd 2021, 4:03 PM 23,650 Views 0 Comments

Murtagh has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of Ms Lott.

Man jailed for 17 years for raping his daughter after blackmailing her
# David Masterson
# David Masterson

Man jailed for 17 years for raping his daughter after blackmailing her

Jul 22nd 2021, 1:00 PM 32,148 Views 0 Comments

Justice Michael White said there had been a “fundamental breach of trust” between a father and his only daughter.

# courts - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Paramedic says emergency call to Nadine Lott's house will haunt him for the rest of his career
# Murder Trial
# Murder Trial

Paramedic says emergency call to Nadine Lott's house will haunt him for the rest of his career

Jul 21st 2021, 10:15 PM 60,678 Views 0 Comments

The trial heard that Lott suffered “severe blunt force trauma” and stab injuries at the hands of her former partner in 2019.

County Sheriff challenges requirement for him to retire at 70
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# Courts

County Sheriff challenges requirement for him to retire at 70

Jul 21st 2021, 7:54 PM 28,972 Views 0 Comments

The Courts Officers Act stipulates that Sheriffs must retire from office once they reach 70 years of age.

Man (20) jailed and fined for going on holiday instead of giving evidence in trial
# Cameron Blair Trial
# Cameron Blair Trial

Man (20) jailed and fined for going on holiday instead of giving evidence in trial

Jul 21st 2021, 5:27 PM 34,884 Views 0 Comments

Craig O’Donoghue was sentenced to two months in prison for a “flagrant” contempt of court,

# courts - Monday 19 July, 2021

Man fined €15,000 after failing to pay tolls for 648 trips on motorway
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# Courts

Man fined €15,000 after failing to pay tolls for 648 trips on motorway

Jul 19th 2021, 7:00 PM 63,725 Views 52 Comments

Some 47 motorists had been summonsed to appear at Dublin District Court today.

Fifth man appears in court charged over public sex act in M&S toilet
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# Mary Street

Fifth man appears in court charged over public sex act in M&S toilet

Jul 19th 2021, 6:02 PM 81,427 Views 0 Comments

Four other men appeared in court in recent weeks charged with the same offence on different dates.

Woman applies to court to dismiss two attempted murder charges
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# Courts

Woman applies to court to dismiss two attempted murder charges

Jul 19th 2021, 3:54 PM 23,168 Views 0 Comments

The mother is charged with attempting to murder her two young sons in 2019 at her home.

Over €123,000 paid out incorrectly in 'on-call' allowances to Courts Service staff
# INTERNAL AUDIT
# INTERNAL AUDIT

Over €123,000 paid out incorrectly in 'on-call' allowances to Courts Service staff

Jul 19th 2021, 6:30 AM 20,737 Views 6 Comments

A separate audit warned of “reputational damage” over working time breaches.

# courts - Friday 16 July, 2021

Man emerged from overturned car and attacked local resident, court hears
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# Courts

Man emerged from overturned car and attacked local resident, court hears

Jul 16th 2021, 10:38 PM 38,054 Views 0 Comments

Conor Clarke (29) attacked a resident of the street his car overturned on in February 2019.

Man who doused petrol on his wife and children jailed for one year
# Appeals Court
# Appeals Court

Man who doused petrol on his wife and children jailed for one year

Jul 16th 2021, 5:46 PM 66,405 Views 0 Comments

The man doused the woman and her children after he set alight petrol he spread in their home.

DPP accepts manslaughter plea after third murder trial ends in hung jury
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# Courts

DPP accepts manslaughter plea after third murder trial ends in hung jury

Jul 16th 2021, 4:15 PM 18,884 Views 0 Comments

Zoltan Almasi is charged with killing 20-year-old Joseph Dunne in 2014.

Trial of men accused of abducting Kevin Lunney expected to come to a close next week
# Kevin Lunney
# Kevin Lunney

Trial of men accused of abducting Kevin Lunney expected to come to a close next week

Jul 16th 2021, 3:01 PM 7,552 Views 0 Comments

Four men are being tried for false imprisonment and intentionally causing serious harm.

# courts - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Munster child abuse trial: Charges against 32-year-old woman withdrawn
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# Courts

Munster child abuse trial: Charges against 32-year-old woman withdrawn

Jul 15th 2021, 9:53 PM 25,723 Views 0 Comments

The judge said that there had been a number of developments in absence of the jury.

Britney Spears wins right to new lawyer in guardianship case
# Britney Spears
# Britney Spears

Britney Spears wins right to new lawyer in guardianship case

Jul 15th 2021, 6:59 AM 22,401 Views 4 Comments

Britney has been subject to a court-ordered conservatorship since 2008.