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# Courts

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November 2023
Murder accused husband told consultant psychiatrist he had to kill wife
The accused also told the psychiatrist that his wife “wasn’t part of the plan” and said he had stabbed her in the throat using a kitchen knife.
House owner claims that alleged trespassers are demanding €140,000 for the property
The occupants of the house have not vacated the property since the owner bought it at auction in 2019.
Ashling Murphy's family pay tribute to her after hearing 'harrowing evidence' of 'incomprehensible violence'
Jozef Puska was today found guilty of the murder of Ashling Murphy.
Jozef Puska found guilty of murder of Ashling Murphy in Tullamore, Co Offaly
The 23-year-old was killed while exercising on a canal path in Tullamore on the afternoon of January 12 2022.
'I've lost so much of myself': Jason Corbett's children tell court of impact of father's death
Molly and Thomas Martens were yesterday sentenced for manslaughter of Jason Corbett.
Mayo man accused of killing his wife pleads insanity as murder trial opens
The prosecution said the jury will be hearing “quite a lot of expert evidence compared to other trials” on psychiatric matters.
Michael Lynn Trial: BOI and Ulster Bank workers refuse to accept they were “negligent” in lending
It is the prosecution’s case that Lynn obtained multiple mortgages on the same properties.
Jury deliberations adjourned to tomorrow in trial of man accused of Ashling Murphy murder
Jozef Puska, aged 33, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Ashling Murphy on 12 January 2022.
Ivanka Trump gives evidence in her father’s New York fraud case
Even-tempered in her testimony Ivanka Trump answered questions about her former role in the family’s Trump Organisation.
Meath woman who defrauded well known Dublin barbershop gets suspended jail sentence
The court heard that Ms Finnegan fraudulently induced Bank of Ireland to transfer the sum of €29,000.
Student claims landlords threw him onto street in his underwear and said he was a squatter
George Pendell said that he was “man handled” by Daniel and Donal Lynch who “burst” into his bedroom.
Judge directs CHI to provide all records of child who underwent 'botched' spinal surgery
The family requested an injunction be put in place to force CHI to provide all the relevant documentation.
Couple sue Pepper Finance over 'excessive' interest rate on mortgage sold on by bank
The court heard the result of this case may have implications for thousands of other mortgage holders.
Case hears from three medical experts about the death of Jason Corbett’s first wife
The chief prosecutor highlighted yesterday what he called Molly Corbett’s “complicated relationship with the truth”.
Two young men narrowly avoid life sentences for 'vicious' attack on teenager
The victim was stabbed 14 times in a premeditated attack in 2021.
Jozef Puska tells trial he was 'witness' to Ashling Murphy's murder and tried to 'help' her
The accused has now completed his evidence before the Central Criminal Court.
Cross-examination of abuse complainants cannot 'pry unnecessarily' into their personal lives
The Court of Appeal dismissed a bid by a teacher to overturn his conviction for the repeated rape and sexual abuse of his younger brother when they were children.
Kerry man jailed after threatening to 'slice up' woman he met on Facebook
Cooney was wielding two scissors while he threatened a sergeant from the emergency response unit.
Teen who murdered Urantsetseg Tserendorj to remain serving life sentence after appeal rejected
Justice Tara Burns said that none of the appellant’s grounds of appeal could be upheld.
Dublin man who ‘lured’ friend to country lane and murdered him is sentenced to life in prison
Conor Dolan pleaded guilty in July to murdering Neil Fitzgerald (36) on 5 June 2016.
Former bank manager to be sentenced later for stealing €2.7 million to assist customers
Patrick Challoner (54) created fictitious undocumented loan accounts for customers when their own legitimate applications were delayed or refused.
Jury won't hear evidence today due to 'first speed bump' in trial of Jozef Puska
Jozef Puska (33 has pleaded not guilty to murdering Ms Murphy at Cappincur, Tullamore, Co Offaly on 12 January 2022.
October 2023
Suspended sentence for man who sexually assaulted au pair was too lenient, court finds
Brian Haig was resentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison with the final 12 months suspended.
Man jailed for nine years for stabbing friend while drinking excessively during lockdown
David Bolger was found not guilty of murder but guilty of the manslaughter of Przemyslaw Klimczuk in 2020.
Senior bank management kept information “off the official record”, defence claims in theft trial
It is alleged that Michael Lynn obtained multiple mortgages unbeknownst to the institutions involved.
Ashling Murphy trial: Drugs had 'no influence' on Jozef Puska before alleged admissions
Jozef Puska (33) has pleaded not guilty to murdering Ashling Murphy at Cappincur, Tullamore, Co Offaly on 12 January 2022.
US judge to sentence Molly Corbett and Thomas Martens after both accept manslaughter plea deal
Molly Corbett and Tom Martens accepted a plea deal of voluntary manslaughter of Irishman Jason Corbett.
Court arguments begin on blocking Trump from presidential ballot in Colorado
A week-long hearing on one lawsuit to ban Trump from the ballot in Colorado got underway today.
DNA profile from under Ashling Murphy's fingernails matched Jozef Puska, scientist tells court
Puska has pleaded not guilty to murdering Ms Murphy at Cappincur, Tullamore, Co Offaly on 12 January 2022.
Mentally ill prisoner who strangled cellmate jailed for ten years
Michael Connolly (55) scalded Mark Lawlor with hot water before strangling him.
American woman who claims abuse videos of her appeared on porn websites seeks damages in Irish court
The woman claims that that she was drugged and raped by a man when she was a minor.
Interpreter tells Ashling Murphy trial Jozef Puska said 'I did it'
Miroslav Sedlacek told the court he was on the phone translating the conversation between Puska and gardaí.
Former solicitor on trial accused of theft of over €27 million from banks and building societies
The prosecution alleges that Lynn ‘deceived’ these banks and building societies over a nine-month period between October 2006 and June 2007.
Jozef Puska told gardaí 'I am the murderer', Ashling Murphy trial hears
The trial of continues in Dublin.
Rapist who posed as taxi driver jailed for 19 years
Liviu Tenea drove the young woman to a dark isolated location before attacking her.
Man charged in connection with €3.2 million cannabis seizure four years ago
The man was arrested at Dublin Airport last night.
Man jailed for six years for armed robbery of a Lidl in Dublin
The man, who plead guilty, discharged a handgun into the ceiling of a Lidl in Dublin.
Man got over 60 young children to send him naked photos by posing as a teenage girl on Facebook
The 26-year-old man faced 190 charges.
Ashling Murphy showed 'no signs of life' when paramedics attended scene in Tullamore, court told
The trial continues next week in front of a jury of three women and nine men and Mr Justice Tony Hunt.
Teacher Jacintha McSherry O'Connor found guilty of sexually abusing male student 38 years ago
The jury returned its verdict today.