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# Courts

August 2023
High Court extends orders preventing man with head injuries from discharging himself from hospital
The hospital’s lawyers argued that the man currently lacks the capacity to discharge himself.
Court grants disclosure orders against head of Christian Brothers in actions by Jack Manning victims
The actions are being taken by Anthony Doherty and Donal Lynch.
DPP directions awaited in case where man died after suffering injuries in alleged bottle attack
Jason Butler was allegedly slashed in the throat on 14 June. He died in hospital two days later.
Hospital secures High Court order preventing man with head injuries from discharging himself
The case returns before the court later this week.
Man charged after robbery in Clongriffin
He is due in court today.
Judge rules in favour of youths accusing Montana state of violating right to clean environment
The youths said they had been harmed by the “dangerous impacts of fossil fuels and the climate crisis”.
Teen in court over ‘extremely violent’ robbery of tourist in Temple Bar
It’s claimed that the teen punched a tourist, forced him to the ground and stole his wallet.
Tourist in Dublin died after eating sauce containing peanuts at a friend’s home, inquest hears
The 21-year-old had an extreme allergic reaction to a piece of meat with sauce containing peanuts.
Judge rules that dog must remain incarcerated before decision is made on putting him down
The judge said it was in “the public interest” the dog remain in professional custody as it was described as being highly dangerous.
Woman accused of kicking unconscious US tourist in the face during robbery is refused bail
The woman was charged with assault causing harm to the holiday-maker and robbing him in April.
Man accused of hi-jacking Porsche and driving through Dublin city centre denied bail
A man took control of a car on Northbrook Avenue in Ranelagh and drove it from the area yesterday evening.
Kinahan cartel associate Thomas 'Bomber' Kavanagh charged with firearm offences in the UK
Two other men, Jack Kavanagh, 23, from Tamworth, England, and Liam Byrne, 42, from Dublin, were arrested in Spain.
Three men charged over €4.2 million drugs haul in Cork
The men are charged with possession of cocaine, and possession for cocaine for sale or supply.
Courier in € 1.5 million drug seizure used DHL as 'front' to distribute drugs
Luke Kelly (53) was charged with possessing drugs for sale or supply at two locations in Dublin
Jury in 'cold case' trial find Noel Long guilty of murder of Nora Sheehan in 1981
Long had pleaded not guilty to murdering 54-year-old Sheehan between 6 and 12 June 1981.
Dublin man charged with unlawfully acting as investment firm and possessing crime proceeds
It’s alleged that he acted as an investment business firm without authorisation as required by the Investment Intermediaries Act.
Court rules that Wexford primary school principal should be reinstated by tomorrow
The judge said that Aodhagan Ó Suird is to be re-engaged as head teacher of Gaelscoil Moshíológ over a decade after he was suspended and then fired from his role.
Court rules that Ukrainian girl brought to Ireland by her mother be returned to her native country
The girl’s father did not consent to her being taken out of Ukraine.
Tourist spared jail for bringing cannabis jellies and magic mushrooms on trip to Ireland
Saaid Junaid was charged with unlawful possession of the drugs and possessing them for sale or supply.
Judge says cold case trial of Noel Long may be oldest murder prosecution in State's history
Noel Long has pleaded not guilty to murdering 54-year-old Nora Sheehan between 6 June and 12 June, 1981.
Man charged with killing pensioner who died three weeks after suffering serious injuries
Charles McCaughley, 69, was rushed to Beaumont Hospital with severe head injuries and remained in a coma before dying on 26 June, 2021.
Brothers cleared of murder but found guilty of lesser offences over attack of man who died two weeks later
Ian Connaghan (34) and Daniel Connaghan (43) had both pleaded not guilty.
Prisoner who strangled cellmate found guilty of manslaughter by diminished responsibility
Michael Connolly had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Mark Lawlor by reason of insanity.
July 2023
Son of murdered INLA figures claims state failed to investigate their killings
McGlinchey claims requests to be updated on the murder probes have not been replied to in any meaningful way.
Two farmers fined for health and safety breaches that led to death of a man on farm
In 2021, Damien Carmody (36) died after a wall collapsed in on him while he was helping a friend on a farm in Clare.
Sligo criminal who was 'scourge' on community with drug operation jailed for 11 years
Barry Young (38) was sentenced at the Special Criminal Court today.
Man (23) pleads guilty to murdering Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee in Sligo last year
The matter has now been adjourned to 23 October for sentencing.
14 year old who raped girl after drinking alcohol for the first time given suspended sentence
The court heard the victim, who was 15-years-old at the time, had no recollection of the rape due to her level of intoxication.
Man's conviction for repeated rape of woman he met on dating site overturned
The man argued the trial judge did not brief the jury correctly in relation to lies told by the accused.
Retired school principal accused of abusing eight pupils at Synge Street school
The offences allegedly involved eight boys, all pupils at Sancta Maria Christian Brothers primary school on Synge Street.
Man found not guilty of murdering father by reason of insanity committed to Central Mental Hospital
Gareth Sheeran, of Carriglea View in Firhouse, Dublin, was found not guilty by reason of insanity last week of murdering his father.
Supreme Court dismisses Patrick Quirke's application for retrial of 'Mr Moonlight' murder case
The Tipperary farmer was convicted of the murder in 2019.
Man calling himself the 'King of Ireland' has case against Bus Éireann and garda thrown out
“I own Ireland, I rule Ireland and I am your legal employer,” he told the judge.
Actor Kevin Spacey found not guilty of sexually assaulting four men in London trial
He had denied nine charges including sexual assault, which are alleged to have been committed between 2001 and 2013.
Judge dismisses no-insurance case against e-scooter owner
The scooter owner was making his way to work at the local Supermac’s in Shannon when he was stopped.
Donegal man jailed for 10 and half years for rape and sexual abuse of daughter
Karen Harkin, now 22, waived her anonymity so her father Michael Carter can be named.
Irish celebrity charged with defilement has bail varied to allow return of passport
The terms of his bail were changed today on consent.
Nine year sentence for man who killed friend over 'paltry' €100 debt
The judge said it was hard to believe that such ‘a paltry sum of money’ could lead to such violence amongst men who were former friends.
Man refused bail over €340k cannabis seizure at Dublin Airport after flight from LA
A garda told the court that customs officers detected the drugs in a suitcase, and she alleged the accused was ‘caught red-handed’.
Man accused of robbing men he met on Grindr is granted bail
Michael Quinn, 24, is accused of two counts of robbery and one attempted robbery in Dundalk.