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# district-court - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Teenage mother allowed to leave foster care with her baby
# Care Order
# Care Order

Teenage mother allowed to leave foster care with her baby

Oct 1st 2015, 9:15 PM 25,419 Views 0 Comments

“She has worked hard at organising her life, towards the goal of independence.”

Care order issued 'without question' as hungry children found living in cold, filthy conditions
# Neglect
# Neglect

Care order issued 'without question' as hungry children found living in cold, filthy conditions

Oct 1st 2015, 6:10 AM 21,354 Views 0 Comments

The case was outlined in the latest volume of the Child Care Law Reporting Project.

# district-court - Saturday 29 August, 2015

"I really am sorry for the death of that man" - Two charged over John O’Donoghue burglary
# Rural Crime
# Rural Crime

"I really am sorry for the death of that man" - Two charged over John O’Donoghue burglary

Aug 29th 2015, 3:56 PM 28,155 Views 0 Comments

The 62-year-old collapsed and died after being confronted by burglars at his home.

# district-court - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points?
# Speed Cameras
# Speed Cameras

Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points?

Jun 13th 2015, 6:00 PM 46,038 Views 53 Comments

We’ll give you three guesses…

# district-court - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

The number of female judges has hit a record high
# Lady Justice
# Lady Justice

The number of female judges has hit a record high

Dec 2nd 2014, 8:05 PM 15,533 Views 59 Comments

Exactly one third of judges in the country are women.

# district-court - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Man charged over fatal stabbing in Santry
# Court
# Court

Man charged over fatal stabbing in Santry

Oct 18th 2014, 7:30 PM 10,952 Views 0 Comments

The stabbing occurred yesterday.

# district-court - Friday 3 October, 2014

"Elaborate" cannabis growhouse uncovered in Longford bathroom
# Drugs
# Drugs

"Elaborate" cannabis growhouse uncovered in Longford bathroom

Oct 3rd 2014, 10:00 AM 15,559 Views 0 Comments

A 19-year-old man is in court this morning in connection with the drug seizure.

# district-court - Monday 22 September, 2014

Swords, Balbriggan, Tallaght and Dún Laoghaire - You're keeping your courthouses
# Justice
# Justice

Swords, Balbriggan, Tallaght and Dún Laoghaire - You're keeping your courthouses

Sep 22nd 2014, 1:00 PM 7,953 Views 8 Comments

A plan to close them has been shelved.

# district-court - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Man in court over half a million euro cocaine haul in Kilkenny
# Seizure
# Seizure

Man in court over half a million euro cocaine haul in Kilkenny

Sep 16th 2014, 10:00 AM 6,093 Views 0 Comments

The drugs were found when gardaí searched a van in Jordanstown.

# district-court - Friday 6 June, 2014

Woman charged after cash, jewellery and computers seized in Dublin raid
# Investigation
# Investigation

Woman charged after cash, jewellery and computers seized in Dublin raid

Jun 6th 2014, 9:41 AM 12,210 Views 0 Comments

The woman was one of four people arrested as part of a major crime operation in Dublin.

# district-court - Friday 25 April, 2014

23-year-old man in court after cyclist killed in hit-and-run
# Galway
# Galway

23-year-old man in court after cyclist killed in hit-and-run

Apr 25th 2014, 9:03 PM 19,459 Views 0 Comments

The man was arrested this morning and will appear in court tonight.

# district-court - Friday 7 March, 2014

Man charged over serious assault in Dundalk pub
# Court
# Court

Man charged over serious assault in Dundalk pub

Mar 7th 2014, 9:53 AM 5,120 Views 0 Comments

The 31-year-old man is due in court this morning over the serious assault at a pub on Friday night.

# district-court - Friday 10 January, 2014

Five teenagers arrested over spate of robberies in Dublin
# Investigation
# Investigation

Five teenagers arrested over spate of robberies in Dublin

Jan 10th 2014, 10:15 AM 22,110 Views 0 Comments

Four of the teenagers have been charged over the robberies and are due to appear in court.

# district-court - Monday 16 December, 2013

Two due in court over attempted armed robbery at Dublin post office
# Courts
# Courts

Two due in court over attempted armed robbery at Dublin post office

Dec 16th 2013, 10:42 PM 9,795 Views 0 Comments

The men were intercepted by gardaí in Westmeath after they escaped empty-handed from the post office in Clonsilla.

Child care applications up 15 per cent in 2012, wide variations between towns
# FLAC
# FLAC

Child care applications up 15 per cent in 2012, wide variations between towns

Dec 16th 2013, 4:00 PM 7,202 Views 9 Comments

The figures are contained in the latest volume of the Child Care Law Reporting Project, which also details several high-profile cases.

# district-court - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Man in court over fatal Cork crash seven months ago
# Roads
# Roads

Man in court over fatal Cork crash seven months ago

Nov 19th 2013, 10:45 AM 11,084 Views 0 Comments

A woman in her 20s was killed and four other people were injured in the crash in Skibbereen in April.

# district-court - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Column: Why and how are children taken into State care?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why and how are children taken into State care?

Oct 23rd 2013, 12:45 PM 1,030 Views 42 Comments

When the State intervenes in family situations, it does so in our name. We should be aware of child care proceedings so we can all participate in an informed discussion rather than reacting to the latest headline, writes Carol Coulter.

# district-court - Friday 4 October, 2013

Two due in Dublin court over €650,000 heroin seizure
# Drugs
# Drugs

Two due in Dublin court over €650,000 heroin seizure

Oct 4th 2013, 10:24 AM 5,066 Views 0 Comments

A third man who was also arrested over the seizure has been released without charge.

# district-court - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

68-year-old man due in court over alleged false imprisonment
# Galway
# Galway

68-year-old man due in court over alleged false imprisonment

Jul 24th 2013, 7:24 AM 7,251 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí investigating the alleged abduction of businessman Kevin McGeever arrested a man in Clontarf last night.

# district-court - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Two men in court over Dublin night safe robbery
# Charged
# Charged

Two men in court over Dublin night safe robbery

Jul 18th 2013, 9:32 AM 4,697 Views 0 Comments

The men were arrested after the robbery outside a bank in Tallaght on Tuesday night.

# district-court - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Woman arrested over assault of 10-month-old child
# Assault
# Assault

Woman arrested over assault of 10-month-old child

May 30th 2013, 9:18 AM 16,342 Views 0 Comments

The woman, who is in her 30s, was charged in relation to an assault in March and will appear before court today.

# district-court - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Man due in court over Grafton Street attacks
# Assault
# Assault

Man due in court over Grafton Street attacks

Apr 17th 2013, 8:40 AM 10,748 Views 0 Comments

Two men were stabbed and a woman was assaulted in the early hours of the morning.

# district-court - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Maximum payouts to double in District and Circuit Courts under new legislation
# Courts Bill 2013
# Courts Bill 2013

Maximum payouts to double in District and Circuit Courts under new legislation

Mar 19th 2013, 1:45 PM 11,212 Views 21 Comments

The Courts Bill 2013 also aims to alter the in camera rule as it relates to family law and child care proceedings.

# district-court - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Woman charged over death of 84-year-old man last summer
# Courts
# Courts

Woman charged over death of 84-year-old man last summer

Mar 13th 2013, 11:11 AM 5,904 Views 0 Comments

Walter Plunkett was found dead in the front garden of his Enniscorthy home in August. A post-mortem found that he had died from asphyxiation.

# district-court - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Ireland's judges incur €1.67 million in expenses for 2012

Ireland's judges incur €1.67 million in expenses for 2012

Feb 19th 2013, 8:33 PM 6,211 Views 42 Comments

Most of the expenses, which are down 42 per cent on 2008, were incurred in travel and subsistence.

# district-court - Thursday 7 February, 2013

42-year-old man arrested over child rape
# Courts
# Courts

42-year-old man arrested over child rape

Feb 7th 2013, 7:30 PM 10,115 Views 0 Comments

The man was arrested in Omagh and extradited to the Republic of Ireland to face charges of child rape.

# district-court - Friday 25 January, 2013

Traveller group expresses 'deep concern' over judge comments
# Travellers
# Travellers

Traveller group expresses 'deep concern' over judge comments

Jan 25th 2013, 10:03 PM 31,421 Views 59 Comments

The Irish Traveller Movement said the reported comments by a District Court judge were “inflammatory and derogatory”.

# district-court - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Alan Shatter: I spoke to the Attorney General about impeaching Heather Perrin
# Heather Perrin
# Heather Perrin

Alan Shatter: I spoke to the Attorney General about impeaching Heather Perrin

Nov 28th 2012, 1:49 PM 8,680 Views 41 Comments

Former District Court judge Heather Perrin was sentenced to two and a half years in jail today after being found guilty of deception. She has resigned – but the Justice Minister had planned to impeach her if she hadn’t.

# district-court - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Two men due in court over Phibsboro armed robbery
# Courts
# Courts

Two men due in court over Phibsboro armed robbery

Nov 17th 2012, 10:07 AM 4,284 Views 0 Comments

The men were arrested close to the scene yesterday after they escaped with an undisclosed sum of cash from a financial institution in Phibsboro.

# district-court - Saturday 29 September, 2012

State paid judges €27 million in 2011
# Pay Cheque
# Pay Cheque

State paid judges €27 million in 2011

Sep 29th 2012, 5:38 PM 5,820 Views 38 Comments

This figure is likely to be significantly lower in 2012 after the results of last year’s referendum on judges’ pay.

# district-court - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Man in court over Roscommon shed drugs haul
# Cannabis Plants
# Cannabis Plants

Man in court over Roscommon shed drugs haul

Sep 20th 2012, 11:21 AM 4,111 Views 25 Comments

Gardaí found €300,000 worth of cannabis plants when they searched the shed on Tuesday.

# district-court - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Man due in court over 120k cocaine haul in Carlow
# Drugs
# Drugs

Man due in court over 120k cocaine haul in Carlow

Sep 18th 2012, 9:05 AM 3,409 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí seized the cocaine during a search of two houses in Carlow on Sunday.

# district-court - Monday 17 September, 2012

Four men appear in Galway court over €750k cannabis haul
# Drugs
# Drugs

Four men appear in Galway court over €750k cannabis haul

Sep 17th 2012, 11:33 AM 3,652 Views 11 Comments

Gardaí arrested six people at the weekend in connection with the major haul of cannabis plants in Tuam and Oughterard.

# district-court - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Top readers’ comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers’ comments of the week

Sep 15th 2012, 11:00 AM 6,429 Views 13 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?

# district-court - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Calls for judge to resign over 'Neanderthal' comment on Travellers
# Courts
# Courts

Calls for judge to resign over 'Neanderthal' comment on Travellers

Sep 12th 2012, 9:04 AM 18,684 Views 199 Comments

Pavee Point says it would be difficult for Travellers to have confidence that they could get a fair trial under the judge after his comments.

# district-court - Monday 6 August, 2012

Teenager appears before court over Tuam assault
# Attack
# Attack

Teenager appears before court over Tuam assault

Aug 6th 2012, 10:56 AM 5,125 Views 0 Comments

A 22-year-old man was seriously injured when a rock was thrown at his head in the incident.

# district-court - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Almost 2,300 children taken into care during 2011
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

Almost 2,300 children taken into care during 2011

Jul 17th 2012, 6:10 PM 4,174 Views 17 Comments

The number of orders allowing the HSE to take children into care more than doubled last year, according to the courts.

# district-court - Friday 1 June, 2012

Three men due in court over large drug seizure in west Dublin
# Drugs
# Drugs

Three men due in court over large drug seizure in west Dublin

Jun 1st 2012, 8:32 AM 2,058 Views 11 Comments

Gardaí seized €1.5 million worth of cannabis as part of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking by a criminal gang.

# district-court - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Man charged over killing of Kilkenny mother-of-five
# Investigation
# Investigation

Man charged over killing of Kilkenny mother-of-five

May 31st 2012, 7:31 AM 3,794 Views 0 Comments

51-year-old Siobhan Stapleton was found with serious injuries at her home last Friday and died while being brought to hospital.