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# courts - Friday 18 June, 2021

Man accused of abducting Kevin Lunney asked gardaí to ‘leave his own family alone’, court hears
# Quinn Industrial Holdings
# Quinn Industrial Holdings

Man accused of abducting Kevin Lunney asked gardaí to ‘leave his own family alone’, court hears

Jun 18th 2021, 5:17 PM 24,817 Views 0 Comments

The Special Criminal Court heard today that the man made the request after one of his son’s died.

# courts - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Defence lawyers in Kevin Lunney abduction trial dispute attempt to link phone number to accused
# Courts
# Courts

Defence lawyers in Kevin Lunney abduction trial dispute attempt to link phone number to accused

Jun 17th 2021, 8:11 PM 9,080 Views 0 Comments

The trial continues in front of Justice Tony Hunt, presiding, and Judge Gerard Griffin and Judge David McHugh.

Child rapist appeals indecent assault conviction on girl over 'adverse' media coverage
# Courts
# Courts

Child rapist appeals indecent assault conviction on girl over 'adverse' media coverage

Jun 17th 2021, 6:51 PM 22,079 Views 0 Comments

74-year-old Stephen ‘Rossi’ Walsh was convicted on 21 October 2010 of two counts of indecent assault.

Dublin woman faces trial accused of having sex with a dog
# Dublin District Court
# Dublin District Court

Dublin woman faces trial accused of having sex with a dog

Jun 17th 2021, 3:55 PM 89,832 Views 0 Comments

The alleged offence happened at the 29-year-old woman’s home address on a date in December 2019.

# courts - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Foster mother tells court that child didn't know how to use knife and fork
# Munster Trial
# Munster Trial

Foster mother tells court that child didn't know how to use knife and fork

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 7:40 PM 41,400 Views 0 Comments

The woman was giving evidence in the trial of three men and three women.

DPP drops case against boy (16) accused of producing knife at party where Cameron Blair was killed
# Courts
# Courts

DPP drops case against boy (16) accused of producing knife at party where Cameron Blair was killed

Jun 16th 2021, 2:42 PM 14,249 Views 0 Comments

Charges against the teenager were dropped this morning.

# courts - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Man who stole over €11k from grandfather while living with him jailed for six months
# Courts
# Courts

Man who stole over €11k from grandfather while living with him jailed for six months

Jun 15th 2021, 5:47 PM 33,288 Views 13 Comments

Robert Byrne carried out 35 transactions using his grandfather’s account after taking the details of his credit card.

Munster rape trial: Sexual abuse charges against child's grandmother are dropped
# Courts
# Courts

Munster rape trial: Sexual abuse charges against child's grandmother are dropped

Jun 15th 2021, 1:08 PM 23,182 Views 0 Comments

The decision was made following legal argument.

# courts - Monday 14 June, 2021

Man (31) sentenced to life imprisonment for Waterford murder
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

Man (31) sentenced to life imprisonment for Waterford murder

Jun 14th 2021, 2:05 PM 15,417 Views 0 Comments

Stephen Keane was found guilty in May 2021 for the murder of 60-year-old John Lowe.

# courts - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Kevin Lunney trial: Garda access to phone records comes under defence spotlight in second week
# Week 2
# Week 2

Kevin Lunney trial: Garda access to phone records comes under defence spotlight in second week

Jun 12th 2021, 7:45 AM 12,784 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí had given evidence about obtaining search warrants for phone records in relation to their investigation.

# courts - Friday 11 June, 2021

Two women who ran prostitution ring from Mullingar found guilty of human trafficking
# Courts
# Courts

Two women who ran prostitution ring from Mullingar found guilty of human trafficking

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 8:10 PM 50,113 Views 0 Comments

It’s believed to be the first conviction of its type in Ireland.

Dublin woman accused of leading 20 Garda cars on M50 pursuit sent for trial
# Gemma Greene
# Gemma Greene

Dublin woman accused of leading 20 Garda cars on M50 pursuit sent for trial

Jun 11th 2021, 3:38 PM 26,242 Views 0 Comments

Gemma Greene had been charged over a pursuit of car from Ballymun to Bray on 1 March last.

# courts - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Canadian man accused of slamming truck into Muslim family, killing four people, appears before court
# Ontario
# Ontario

Canadian man accused of slamming truck into Muslim family, killing four people, appears before court

Jun 10th 2021, 10:36 PM 16,980 Views 0 Comments

A nine-year-old boy orphaned in the ramming suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Murdered gangland figure Eamon Kelly shot four times in back, court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Murdered gangland figure Eamon Kelly shot four times in back, court hears

Jun 10th 2021, 8:00 PM 15,980 Views 0 Comments

Kenneth Donohoe and Darren Murphy are charged with murdering Kelly nine years ago.

Garda appears in court accused of sexual assault and coercive control of ex-girlfriend
# Courts
# Courts

Garda appears in court accused of sexual assault and coercive control of ex-girlfriend

Jun 10th 2021, 4:58 PM 35,504 Views 0 Comments

The officer, who is in his early 40s, and cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested yesterday.

# courts - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Case of man accused of launching firework at gardaí at anti-lockdown protest adjourned until September
# Courts
# Courts

Case of man accused of launching firework at gardaí at anti-lockdown protest adjourned until September

Jun 9th 2021, 9:31 PM 16,861 Views 0 Comments

Jake Merriman, 30, did not have to attend the latest hearing at Dublin District Court today.

Teen accused of fatally stabbing woman in IFSC to face Central Criminal Court on other charges
# Courts
# Courts

Teen accused of fatally stabbing woman in IFSC to face Central Criminal Court on other charges

Jun 9th 2021, 7:00 PM 20,457 Views 0 Comments

The other offences include alleged robbery, threat to kill or cause serious harm and production of a knife while attempting robbery.

# courts - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Man to be sentenced over incident in which woman drove vehicle while Garda was holding on
# Courts
# Courts

Man to be sentenced over incident in which woman drove vehicle while Garda was holding on

Jun 8th 2021, 7:38 PM 25,743 Views 0 Comments

Trevor Robinson was in the car with Christina Joyce when she accelerated away as a Garda was attempting to seize her vehicle.

Man jailed after hijacking car from parent outside Tallaght creche
# Circuit Court
# Circuit Court

Man jailed after hijacking car from parent outside Tallaght creche

Jun 8th 2021, 5:37 PM 17,382 Views 6 Comments

Thomas McDonnell was in a ‘drug-induced psychosis’ when he threw himself over the bonnet of the injured party’s car, the court heard.

Lawyers challenge mobile phone evidence in Kevin Lunney's abduction trial
# QIH Trial
# QIH Trial

Lawyers challenge mobile phone evidence in Kevin Lunney's abduction trial

Jun 8th 2021, 5:10 PM 16,669 Views 0 Comments

Lunney told the court that he was bundled into the boot of a car and driven to a container where he was threatened and told to resign from QIH.

Woman afraid of returning to Ireland loses London High Court fight over son
# Courts
# Courts

Woman afraid of returning to Ireland loses London High Court fight over son

Jun 8th 2021, 12:37 PM 28,675 Views 0 Comments

The woman told a judge that she had been intimidated and assaulted by her husband and would be in fear of extreme violence if she went back.

Deirdre Morley committed to Central Mental Hospital
# Cmh
# Cmh

Deirdre Morley committed to Central Mental Hospital

Jun 8th 2021, 11:38 AM 45,182 Views 0 Comments

Ms Morley pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to the murder of her three children.

# courts - Friday 4 June, 2021

Man accused of assisting Kevin Lunney abductors tells court he has 'nothing to hide'
# Courts
# Courts

Man accused of assisting Kevin Lunney abductors tells court he has 'nothing to hide'

Jun 4th 2021, 2:18 PM 15,415 Views 0 Comments

The man said he was “definitely not” involved in the dispute over Quinn Industrial Holdings.

# courts - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Boy tells Munster trial that he was raped by three men, including his father
# Courts
# Courts

Boy tells Munster trial that he was raped by three men, including his father

Jun 2nd 2021, 8:03 PM 40,879 Views 0 Comments

The trial of three men and four women accused of sexually abusing three children continues tomorrow.

Garda (27) fined €1,000 for breaching Covid-19 restrictions last summer
# Courts
# Courts

Garda (27) fined €1,000 for breaching Covid-19 restrictions last summer

Jun 2nd 2021, 5:19 PM 34,919 Views 0 Comments

Garda Aoife Moore (27) received a combined €1,000 fine for the breach alongside a charge for being intoxicated in public.

# courts - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Special Criminal Court upholds its right to hear trial of four accused of causing serious harm to Kevin Lunney
# Courts
# Courts

Special Criminal Court upholds its right to hear trial of four accused of causing serious harm to Kevin Lunney

Jun 1st 2021, 5:40 PM 13,522 Views 0 Comments

Counsel argued the court has become a “permanent and perpetual” structure that is not permitted by the legislation that brought it into existence.

# courts - Monday 31 May, 2021

Teenage boys found guilty of sexually assaulting their friend (13) in a park
# Courts
# Courts

Teenage boys found guilty of sexually assaulting their friend (13) in a park

May 31st 2021, 9:30 PM 60,219 Views 0 Comments

The defendants were aged 14 at the time of the alleged incident.

Trial delayed for four men accused of falsely imprisoning Kevin Lunney
# Trial
# Trial

Trial delayed for four men accused of falsely imprisoning Kevin Lunney

May 31st 2021, 1:52 PM 11,988 Views 0 Comments

Sean Guerin SC told the court that a matter of law must be dealt with before the trial can go ahead.

# courts - Friday 28 May, 2021

Jury sworn in for trial of seven adults accused of abusing three children
# Munster
# Munster

Jury sworn in for trial of seven adults accused of abusing three children

May 28th 2021, 12:12 AM 30,092 Views 0 Comments

The seven accused deny the allegations against them. They range in ages from 27 to 57.

# courts - Thursday 27 May, 2021

No bail for three people charged with abducting young brothers found in Tipperary
# Courts
# Courts

No bail for three people charged with abducting young brothers found in Tipperary

May 27th 2021, 10:30 PM 33,909 Views 0 Comments

Two women and a man were refused bail at a court tonight after being charged with abducting two brothers, aged nine and four years.

Teenager sentenced to life detention with review after eight years for murder of defenceless man
# Courts
# Courts

Teenager sentenced to life detention with review after eight years for murder of defenceless man

May 27th 2021, 6:10 PM 30,894 Views 14 Comments

The accused (17) pleaded guilty earlier this year to the murder of Romanian national Claudio Robu (39).

Man who conspired to murder gangland criminal may be named
# Courts
# Courts

Man who conspired to murder gangland criminal may be named

May 27th 2021, 5:08 PM 17,683 Views 0 Comments

Cailean Crawford of Clifden Terrace, Ballyfermot, admitted to conspiring to murder Wayne Whelan in 2019.

Baseball bat accused can be presumed to have intended to kill or seriously injure, prosecution argue
# Kildare
# Kildare

Baseball bat accused can be presumed to have intended to kill or seriously injure, prosecution argue

May 27th 2021, 3:42 PM 20,952 Views 0 Comments

Zoltan Almasi has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter.

Former property developer Sean Dunne claims injunction against him is a 'fraud'
# Courts
# Courts

Former property developer Sean Dunne claims injunction against him is a 'fraud'

May 27th 2021, 3:00 PM 20,759 Views 0 Comments

Children of the bankrupt businessman were granted a temporary injunction preventing him from selling two valuable properties.

# courts - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Teenager to go to trial on Friday in connection with the murder of Cameron Blair
# Cameron Blair
# Cameron Blair

Teenager to go to trial on Friday in connection with the murder of Cameron Blair

May 26th 2021, 6:12 PM 21,767 Views 0 Comments

Cameron Blair was fatally stabbed in Cork in January 2020.

Drogheda criminal has arson sentence reduced after appeal
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Drogheda criminal has arson sentence reduced after appeal

May 26th 2021, 5:16 PM 12,239 Views 0 Comments

The sentence was reduced by 2 years. with Crosby now expected to serve 3 years and 6 months.

Hillsborough disaster trial collapses after judge rules no case to answer
# Hillsborough
# Hillsborough

Hillsborough disaster trial collapses after judge rules no case to answer

May 26th 2021, 10:52 AM 28,940 Views 25 Comments

The judge concluded there was no case fit for consideration by the jury based on any of the six counts on the indictment.

# courts - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Hospital secures court injunction against those behind private IT system cyber attack
# Ransomware Attack
# Ransomware Attack

Hospital secures court injunction against those behind private IT system cyber attack

May 25th 2021, 7:36 PM 21,135 Views 0 Comments

A ransomware note was found on a Cork hospital’s private computer system, separate from systems operated by the HSE.

Climate activist spared trial over graffiti attack on government building
# Extinction Rebellion
# Extinction Rebellion

Climate activist spared trial over graffiti attack on government building

May 25th 2021, 5:43 PM 16,233 Views 0 Comments

Extinction Rebellion Ireland members staged a protest outside the courthouse in support of Orla Murphy.

# courts - Monday 24 May, 2021

Child rapist who warned victim she would be 'going ten feet under' loses appeal
# Courts
# Courts

Child rapist who warned victim she would be 'going ten feet under' loses appeal

May 24th 2021, 6:06 PM 37,813 Views 0 Comments

The victim was aged between six and 11 when the abuse occurred.