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# Courts

September 2023
Two men charged in investigation into cargo ship drug seizure
€157 million worth of cocaine was seized from a cargo ship on Tuesday.
Court of Appeal reduces €124,000 award made to man knocked off his bike by a bus
In its judgement today, the three-judge court agreed that the award should be cut.
Woman charged after garda 'temporarily blind' after being sprayed with chemical substance
Frances Harrison was remanded in continuing custody to appear again on 25 October.
Court dismisses former FAI chief John Delaney's appeal over CEA's access to seized documents
The former FAI chief had claimed that the documents were covered by Legal Professional Privilege.
Court dismisses former FAI chief John Delaney's appeal over CEA's access to seized documents
The former FAI chief had claimed that the documents were covered by Legal Professional Privilege.
Woman accused of using chemical spray to 'temporarily blind' garda in Dublin attack
The woman is also accused of being a passenger in a stolen rental GoCar car on the same date.
‘Driven to despair’: Random airport stabbing was ‘cry for help,’ court told
The Irish citizen originally from Angola appeared at Dublin District Court today when Judge John Campbell refused bail and held him in custody.
Senior Irish-based X employee who liked tweets critical of Elon Musk halts disciplinary process
X, previously known as Twitter, attempted to have a disciplinary hearing with the employee this afternoon.
Man pleads not guilty in Dublin Airport drone case
He is accused of unlawfully and intentionally interfering with the operation of an air navigation facility.
Judge orders Department of Justice official to attend court in child abuse image case
Judge Alan Mitchell directed that the accused come to court on 5 October.
'Law-abiding' man in court charged with unlawful possession of M16 assault rifle
Gardaí objected to bail due to the seriousness of the charges and the significant calibre weapon involved.
Man (29) charged with murder of a man in Cork City
Florence O’Sullivan died at Cork University Hospital on 6 April.
Gardaí trying to establish identity of man arrested with birth certificate of dead baby
The man allegedly attempted to use the name of a baby, who died in 1953, to apply for a passport in Cork.
Motorist fails in attempt to avoid M50 toll charges by citing 'Magna Carta Hiberniae of 1216'
Twenty six different motorists were fined a total of €379,000 after ignoring hundreds of toll payments.
Daniel Khalife remanded in custody in London after being charged with prison escape
The 21-year-old former soldier was arrested on a canal towpath in west London on Saturday morning.
Two men acquitted of carrying out 2013 Lordship Credit Union robbery
Earlier today, Armagh man James Flynn was found guilty of conspiring to steal a car that was used in the robbery.
Enoch Burke to be jailed again for contempt of court as he continues to show up at school
The school teacher was jailed in September 2022 for the same offence.
Garda Sergeant and second man to stand trial accused of sharing PULSE system information
The screenshots included pictures and personal information contained on the Garda information system.
Teenager involved in Ballyfermot ramming incidents remanded in custody
The 15-year-old boy was linked to the collisions with the patrol car on 19 September 2022.
Five men charged over fatal assault of Mark Loughlin in Co Kildare in 2021
Mark Loughlin, aged in his 20s, died following an incident in Allenwood, Co Kildare on 3 January 2021.
Kerry military enthusiast has trial date set over machine gun component in luggage
Registered firearms trader Patrick O’Mahony Jr faces a single charge for possessing a bolt from a Browning machine gun.
Woman arrested at airport over cannabis seizure thought she was transporting handbags, court hears
Garda Tom McLoughlin alleged the accused had two suitcases and there was a “deliberate attempt to conceal 37kg of cannabis”.
Fresh court application over Enoch Burke's alleged ongoing refusal to stay away from school
The judge adjourned the matter to Friday’s vacation sitting of the court.
Families of two men killed on M50 question DPP's decision for no criminal prosecution over deaths
British men Paul Ingram and Brian McFarlane died instantly in the collision on 3 June 2022.
August 2023
Judge orders children’s return to Ireland after mother’s 'abduction plot'
The judge said the children’s mother had brought them to England from Ireland without the knowledge or consent of their father.
Twitter paid out €12.7 million to redundant Dublin employees since Musk purchase
Musk acquired Twitter last October and within weeks, Twitter confirmed that 140 employees at the Dublin base were being made redundant.
Supreme Court finds section of sexual offences law to be unconstitutional
The seven-judge court upheld a ruling made by the High Court last year.
Teenager charged with attacks on three English tourists in Temple Bar has bail revoked
A court heard he knocked over an elderly woman and injured a Garda inspector while evading officers in the same area on Sunday.
Court dismisses claim DPC failed to fully investigate complaint over alleged Google data breach
The complaint was made by Dr Johnny Ryan, who is a senior fellow of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.
65-year-old tourist dragged onto ground into Dublin laneway during robbery, court hears
Rian Dunne was refused bail today.
Met Police under fire for protecting ‘one of their own’ as serial rapist ex-policeman jailed
Adam Provan was found guilty of eight rapes against two women and jailed for 16 years with a further eight years on extended licence.
Man to go on trial accused of attacking social media influencer and podcaster Charleen Murphy
Craig O’Brien is charged with assault causing harm to Murphy at the Grafton Capital Hotel on the night of 10 February.
Court lifts order that prevented man with head injuries leaving hospital
Medical professionals treating the man had believed that he would be unable to properly look after himself if he left the hospital.
Building company claims in court it lost €500k after 'false' reviews posted on hoax websites
The High Court heard today that the company does not maintain a website.
Second teenager charged over Temple Bar assault and robbery released on strict bail conditions
Garda Ruth Finnegan objected to bail due to the seriousness of the case and possible witness interference.
Teen accused of Temple Bar robbery faces new charges over separate attack
The teenager has been remanded in custody.
UK health official calls for judge-led statutory inquiry on Lucy Letby baby murders
A Conservative MP expressed concern over the effectiveness of the inquiry announced by the UK Government.
Mother wanted son ‘incarcerated’ over car theft in Leitrim that led to collision in Dublin
Karla Ray BL, for the boy, pleaded for bail and asked the judge to note the Children Act required detention to be a last resort.
Nurse Lucy Letby convicted of murdering seven babies at English hospital neonatal unit
Prosecutors said Letby was a ‘calculated opportunist’ who used the vulnerabilities of premature and sick infants to camouflage her acts.
Sligo man jailed for rape of his young neighbour
The judge said the “extended nature of the ordeal” was an aggravating feature of the case.