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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# District Court

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# summary justice
Garda chiefs issue strict rules for gardaí on cancelling of District Court cases
The new rules will be activated at the end of the month.
# new rule
Lawyers to prosecute Garda district court cases after court ruling bans officers from presenting
This is an interim solution and will include individual State solicitors as well as DPP prosecutors.
# court garda
State examines fallout from High Court ruling banning garda court presenters
The Court heard from Ms Justice Marguerite Bolger said that the use of court presenters was beyond the permitted powers of gardaí.
# Court
Lawyer accused of murdering Keith Conlon held in custody pending DPP directions
Diarmuid Phelan, 53, is accused of the murder of the father-of-four in Tallaght.
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# Arrests
17 people arrested over fraudulent activity related to Covid-19 social welfare
The arrests were made over immigration offences.
# Ballyshannon
Man pleads guilty after dog and cat found in 'outrageous state of filth'
The ISPCA said that these cases aren’t rare.
# Dublin
Man and woman in their 20s charged after knife-point robbery in Dundrum
Both persons appeared before Dún Laoghaire District Court this morning.
# District Court
Conor McGregor spared prosecution for motoring offences in Dublin
He had been accused of allegedly driving a 192-reg car without a licence or insurance.
# District Court
Shipping company faces charges over father-of-two's death at Dublin Port
Doyle Shipping Group is accused of breaking health and safety laws following the death of a father-of-two after a workplace accident at Dublin Port.
# District Court
Man (23) accused of using Snapchat for witness intimidation remanded in custody for Christmas
On conviction, the charge carries a possible 10-year sentence.
# Courts
Girl (9) remains in critical condition after alleged assault by her parents five months ago, court hears
The child’s mother and father have been charged with child cruelty offences.
# District Court
Man who took 12,000 photos of female neighbour without consent to be re-sentenced
Mark Mooney pleaded guilty to harassing his neighbour and was originally convicted last year.
# moneymore estate
Three men appear in Drogheda court accused of false imprisonment and assault
The men were in court over an alleged incident earlier this month.
# Castletroy
Two due in court over burglary and attempted getaway in Limerick
Three men were arrested in the early hours of yesterday morning in the Castletroy area following an attempted getaway from an alleged burglary.
# Courts
Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments
Charlie Flanagan says it is no longer fit for purpose.
# Maynooth
Four Traveller men compensated €6,000 each after being refused service in bar
A further condition of the settlement was that the staff involved attend a course of equality training.
# raheen
Three men due in court over Limerick assault
A man in his 30s was brought to hospital with apparent stab wounds.
# Courts
Garda pleads not guilty to assaulting RTÉ cameraman at protest against far-right group
The incident allegedly happened at a demonstration by far-right group Pegida in Dublin in February 2016.
# District Court
Mother accused of killing three-year-old son misses court for third time due to illness
The body of Maha Al-Adheem’s son was found in their home in Kimmage in July.
Man charged with the murder of Dublin woman Patricia O'Connor
Green told gardaí that he acted in self-defence.
# Ennis
Elderly residents at Clare hospital stay in bed all day as 'they've nowhere else to go', court hears
The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) is attempting to close St Joseph’s Hospital to further admissions until 2021.
# Charged
Two men in court charged with stealing a boat and sailing up the Liffey while drunk
The two Crumlin men have been ordered to stay away from Dublin 4.
# Naas
Cyclist on motorised bike banned for three years for drink cycling
The man was charged with driving a mechanically propelled vehicle while exceeding the alcohol limit.
# worrying trend
'It's a worrying trend': Judge concerned that age profile of drink drivers is getting younger
Judge Mary Devins said the average age of drink drivers used to be upwards of 60 years.
# Courts
Businesswoman faces criminal charges in relation to Clerys redundancies
Criminal proceedings commenced at Dublin’s District Court today.
# Courts
Judge says case of alleged abuse of Kildare teenager is one of the most shocking he has encountered
The teenager claims that her mother horsewhipped her.
# hans vogel
Bodybuilder facing trial over sale of €100k worth of steroids and viagra-like medicines
Hans Vogel with an address at Cameron Court, Cork Street, Dublin 8 pleaded guilty to five charges.
# Courts
Two men charged with possession of pump-action shotgun in Limerick
Liam Casey and Robert Kelly have been charged with the incident which allegedly happened in Bruff last Sunday.
# Clare
Thief who broke into isolated home of All-Ireland winning captain jailed for nine months
The burglary occurred at the rural Co Clare home of former county captain Anthony Daly in October 2016.
# District Court
Polish man who told gardaí trafficking charge 'is rubbish' remanded on bail
He answered “these are lies” when the second charge was put to him.
# Ashford
Two men charged after aggravated burglary in Wicklow
The burglary took place in March 2015.
# extremely drunk
Drunk teen who stole live reptiles 'went berserk when confronted by gardaí'
The court heard the 17-year-old, who can’t be identified for legal reasons, attacked a number of officers.
# Courts
Aer Lingus faces charges over man who died at Dublin Airport warehouse in 2014
The charges relate to the death of John Murray at a cargo warehouse at the airport in November 2014.
# Kildare
Drink driver has charges dismissed after garda handcuffs him unlawfully
24-year-old Ross McLoughlin was caught drink driving in Maynooth, Co Kildare, in July 2014.
# Limerick
Man tells gardaí "I'm so, so sorry" after being charged with sexual assault
The man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her late 20s in Limerick on 29 October.
# leon wright
Wallace and Daly back violent prisoner whose 'human rights were breached'
Leon Wright, who has 84 previous convictions, was today cleared of assaulting a prison officer.
# Water Charges
Water protestor who called President Higgins a 'midget parasite' is spared jail
Father-of-three Derek Byrne (36), from Streamville Rd, Kilbarrack, Dublin, was fined €300 by Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court today.
# savage fine
Does David McSavage have a TV licence or not? He doesn't seem to know
The courts say he does, he says he doesn’t.
# Courts
Trial begins of TV fitness instructor accused of assaulting model ex-girlfriend
29-year-old Francis Xavier Usanga is accused of assault causing harm to Emma Murphy on 3 July last.
# fake taxi
'Fake taxi' driver 'lucky to avoid jail' for continuing to drive vehicle after being banned
Dubliner Trevor Johnson admitted to being “in dire financial circumstances” when arrested earlier this month.