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# evidence

Yesterday
5th February 2023
# prosecutor general
Germany says it has 'hundreds' of pieces of evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine
In the Kyiv suburb of Bucha alone, hundreds of bodies were discovered after the Russian army was driven out last March.
Last year
2022
# Richard Flynn
RTÉ Investigates reveals new evidence into 1985 death of Fr Niall Molloy
A law lecturer told the programme that Flynn may have been convicted for the death if his psychiatric assessment was available to the prosecution
# Gardaí
Gardaí carry out searches in Cherry Orchard in response to patrol car being rammed
No arrests were made, but investigations are ongoing, Gardaí said.
# evidence
Stade de France CCTV footage from Champions League final already deleted
Liverpool fans have been blamed by the French authorities for the chaos outside the ground ahead of the 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid, but eye witness accounts tell a different story.
# evidence
Model Kate Moss testifies in Depp-Heard defamation trial
She appeared by videolink to give evidence that lasted only two minutes.
All time
# Inquest
Mother of newborn who died shortly after birth hits out at hospital staff for not updating her on son's condition
Dublin District Coroner’s Court heard emotional evidence from Gráinne Somers from Kilkenny.
# Courts
Nadine Lott murder trial: Accused Daniel Murtagh told paramedic he 'killed his girlfriend', court hears
Murtagh has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of Ms Lott.
# Roderic O'Gorman
Minister tells survivors he believes them as opposition call report 'whitewashed fiction'
Roderic O’Gorman has told survivors that the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes was not prohibited from using their testimony.
Roderic O'Gorman has told survivors that the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes was not prohibited from using their testimony
"For my own part, I want to be clear - you are believed," the minister said
Survivors and relatives have said the latest revelations are "insulting" and "dehumanising", Órla Ryan writes
Pressure mounts on Mother and Baby Home commissioners as Oireachtas committee reissues invite
How legal threats and the Ryan Commission's legacy impacted Mother and Baby Home inquiry
# evidence
Gardaí investigating if school withheld information about alleged sexual assault of student
It is understood that a separate GSOC investigation is also being carried out.
# Donald Trump
Trump allegedly said he wanted to withhold aid from Ukraine, says his former national security adviser
John Bolton writes in a book draft that Trump told him he wanted to withhold aid from Ukraine.
# evidence
Race, religion and prejudice: The issues raised at Ireland’s first FGM trial
A married couple were yesterday convicted of allowing female genital mutilation to be carried out on their daughter.
# Day 7
Blood-stained clothing found in room where Ana's body was discovered, court told
Sergeant Declan Birchall was in charge of the divisional search team which found Ana’s body.
# evidence
Garda tells murder trial that accused told him there were only two tanks on his farm
Garda Conor Ryan was giving evidence today in the trial of Patrick Quirke, accused of the murder of Bobby Ryan.
# evidence
One in three UN workers have been sexually harassed in the past two years
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said there are “some sobering statistics” in the new report.
# interrogation
Audi chief executive arrested over Volkswagen's 'dieselgate' emissions cheating scandal
Prosecutors say they fear he might try to suppress evidence.
# Internal Review
Craig Gilroy apologises for 'totally inappropriate' WhatsApp message sent to Stuart Olding
Ulster Rugby and the IRFU said Gilroy is subject to an internal review and is not available for selection.
# evidence
'Any possibility of a threesome?': The growing use of text messages in Ireland's criminal investigations
Experts say there is a huge amount of valuable data on a person’s phone that can be used if they are accused of a crime.
# belfast crown court
Doctor at rape trial: 'Not possible' to tell if injuries caused by consensual or non-consensual sex
The court also heard from a policeman from the rape crisis unit.
# state papers 1987
'Putting jam on the cake': Authorities knew Birmingham Six evidence 'enhanced' years before release
Newly released state papers have shed light on the behind the scenes interactions between the British and Irish governments during the Birmingham Sixes’ first appeal.
# evidence
Major study finds HPV vaccine in women was not linked with 44 chronic diseases
No other serious safety concerns were identified in the study of more than three million women.
# Hazel Waters
Mother called toddler a 'fake child' on day she killed him, court hears
The sentencing hearing is taking place today.
# false imprisonment
Jury told Jobstown protesters shouted at Paul Murphy to 'mind his own business'
Garda Inspector Derek Maguire was giving evidence in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today.
# jobstown
Former Burton adviser tells Jobstown trial she referred to 'f**king dregs' due to stressful situation
Karen O’Connell told the court she was not proud of using ‘bad language’ and said she was very upset at the time.
# Guilty
Mother destroyed evidence of her daughter's rape after not believing her claims, court hears
It was alleged the man abused three young girls while engaged to their mother.
# Tragic
Canadian woman found guilty of hiding six babies she gave birth to in storage locker
Authorities are unable to determine the causes of the deaths.
# Courts
'Sexsomnia' trial hears "no objective scientific evidence" that a man can have sex while asleep
The 29-year-old accused claims that he was asleep when he allegedly raped his friend in September 2008.
# Courts
Man accused of raping friend said he has history of “sleepwalking” and no memory of event
The case continues in front of the Central Criminal Court.
# Abuse
Gardaí get new crime scene kits to collect evidence at domestic violence calls
Eight garda divisions now have cars with the kits in them, with plans to roll out the programme across the country.
# evidence
Cameras worn by gardaí could help bring 'swifter, fairer justice for victims'
Garda delegates heard of the benefits UK police officers have seen since the introduction of body cameras
# foster
Boy who alleges parents abused him was abused while in foster care, court told
The boy has been giving evidence via video-link.
# evidence
'You dirty tramp of a guard': Shocking footage shows benefit of garda body cameras
The video was played at a garda conference to show how useful the cameras could be for evidence.
# Profiling
Man who raped woman in 1984 jailed thanks to new DNA technology
The woman was raped in her own bed while her child was in the house.
# evidence
Court hears how gardaí traced can of Red Bull found at murder scene to shop in Dublin
Gary Flynn has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Seamus ‘Shay’ O’Byrne.
# Interview
Tennis chief 'confident' no Irish players involved in match-fixing
CEO Des Allen has backed tennis officials’ claims that match-fixing evidence was not suppressed by the game’s authorities.
# Treatment
These two affordable drugs can lower breast cancer deaths
Studies found the drugs can help to reduce breast cancer mortality in postmenopausal women.
# valuable evidence
Why it's pretty unlikely Denis O'Brien will face the banking inquiry
One TD proposed that O’Brien should be called as a witness.
# Death Row
Brothers wrongfully convicted for killing little girl 'want a normal life' after 30 years behind bars
The brothers are trying to come to terms with the changes that occurred in the outside world while they were on death row.
# South Carolina
Dashcam video shows Walter Scott and policeman moments before shooting
The video was released by police.
# THE STORY SO FAR
Sexy corruption and 8 other things we've learned at the banking inquiry
The inquiry is finally up and running and it’s had its moments…
# happy tail
Dog of Texas nurse with Ebola won't be put down
There was uproar when it was suggested that the dog of a Spanish Ebola patient be put down.