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# prosecution
No charges brought against Leo Varadkar over GP contract leak, DPP directs
The Tánaiste said this evening that he is “pleased at the outcome” of the Garda investigation.
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# Limerick
Mobile coffee truck claims it was threatened with prosecution after offering free drinks to frontline workers
Hook & Ladder has been offering free teas/coffees to frontline workers over the past year.
# Derry
Families of Bloody Sunday victims 'deeply disappointed' as decision not to prosecute 15 British soldiers is upheld
The range of potential offences included murder, attempted murder and causing grievous bodily injury with intent.
# troubles era
Coveney says Johnson promise to protect British soldiers from prosecution 'very concerning'
The prosecution of British soldiers for actions during the Troubles has proved controversial in the UK.
# Bloody Sunday
One former British soldier to be charged with two killings on Bloody Sunday in 1972
The Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service announced its decision this morning.
# Norman Bettison
Charges dropped against ex-police chief accused of blaming Liverpool fans for Hillsborough disaster
Prosecutors said the decision came as there were changes in the evidence of two witnesses, while a third passed away.
# Court
Jon Venables charged with offences relating to indecent images of children
Venables will appear before the UK Crown Court.
# drop off point
Pilot jailed for dropping £2.5m-worth of cocaine into a field in Kent
The Belgian pilot admitted to the offence at the Old Bailey today, and was sentenced to 14 years.
# prosecution
Cabinet approves changes to make it illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car
Gardaí will also be allowed seize a vehicle if a learner driver is discovered to be driving without a qualified driver present.
# operation enable
Driver to be prosecuted for parking across two disabled bays in Cork
Gardaí are clamping down on those that illegally park in disabled spaces as part of Operation Enable.
# jason corbett trial
Jason Corbett's son: 'Molly will always be remembered as a murderer'
Jack Corbett, aged 13, said Molly Corbett had deprived him and his younger sister of an adoring father.
# Bloody Sunday
18 British soldiers being considered for prosecution over Bloody Sunday
Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service said it is likely to be some time before a decision is made.
# Jailed
Man jailed for 'brutal' double murder of ex-girlfriend and her new partner in Cardiff city centre
Saunders pleaded guilty to two counts of murder at Cardiff Crown Court in December.
# Animal Welfare
3,000 investigations into allegations of abuse of animals last year
The ISPCA also was involved in 35 prosecutions.
# prison term
South African court rejects state appeal for a longer jail sentence for Pistorius
State prosecutors said Oscar Pistorius’ six year term for killing his girlfriend is inappropriate.
# Courts
Man who drove car into bonfire and attacked 3 gardaí gets partially suspended sentence
The man had also stolen a car and had been in unlawful possession of a handgun.
# Courts
Computer fault let man take out €13,600 from an ATM
The court was told that the State had failed to prove the bank existed.
# North Carolina
An American teenager has barely escaped prosecution for sexually exploiting... himself
The 17-year-old and his girlfriend have been caught in an anti-’sexting’ crossfire.
# Penalty Points
Penalty point dodgers who fail to produce a driving licence in court could face prosecution
A report recently highlighted the problem of non-endorsement of driving licences with penalty points.
# James McConnell
NI pastor charged over a sermon in which he branded Islam 'satanic'
First Minister Peter Robinson involved himself in the controversy by defending Pastor James McConnell.
# prosecution
Graham Dwyer was a "sadistic, brutal pervert with nothing on his mind other than murder", jury told
The jury are expected to retire and make their deliberations next week.
# Food Safety
Cavan pub fined €7,000 over sale of counterfeit Smirnoff
Nine food businesses were also served with closure orders last month – was your favourite restaurant among them?
# law on paper
Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland?
FGM was outlawed in Ireland two years ago, but no one has been convicted under the new law yet.
# Dangerous
Unregistered Carlow plumber prosecuted for installing gas boilers
This is the third successful prosecution by CER this year.
# Gas Character
Man prosecuted for wrongfully impersonating a registered gas installer
The man was given probation for installing a boiler without a licence.
# Bogs
Turf cutters take High Court action to halt their prosecution
Two men charged with cutting turf on conservation areas have taken the action to prevent their criminal prosecution.
# Brussels
Notorious Somali pirate 'Big Mouth' nabbed in undercover operation
The pirate, Mohamed Abdi Hassan, was arrested after going to sign what he thought was a movie contract.
# Abortion
English law 'does not prohibit gender-specific abortions'
The UK’s Director of Public Prosecutions commented on a case where two doctors were not prosecuted for attempting unlawfully to procure a miscarriage.
# Leaks
Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking details of Al Qaeda plot to Associated Press
The ex-agent, Donald Sachtleben, “willfully disclosed … national defence information to a person not authorised to receive it” the Justice Department said last night.
# Food Safety
'Shocking' number of food businesses served with closure orders in May
The Food Safety Authority said businesses must be vigilant as we enter the summer months and risks for bacteria related illnesses increase.
Column: Assisted suicide not permitted, but we still must find a humane path for these people
Today, seven judges from the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Marie Fleming, who had sought to be allowed an assisted suicide without the risk of prosecution for anyone who helped her, but where to next with this contentious debate, asks Dr Eimear Spain.
# dog control
88 convictions for dog control offences in 2012
A total of 3,540 on-the-spot fines were issued in 2012 for offences like dog fouling and failure to pay a dog licence.
# Meredith Kercher
Italy court orders retrial for Amanda Knox
Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted on appeal in 2011 for the killing of Meredith Kercher – but now face a retrial.
# Operation Light Up
More than 300 fines issued as gardaí crack down on broken lights
Operation Light up was held over two days last month and resulted in 317 prosecutions.
# Revenue
Almost 2,500 convictions for tax and excise offences in 2012
There were 25 convictions for serious tax evasion in 2012 according to figures released by Revenue this evening.
Column: If you read something offensive, don’t retweet it, report it
The future of the internet depends on social networks like Facebook and Twitter developing better protocols for dealing with offensive and potentially criminal postings, writes Dr Ciarán Mc Mahon.
# Russia
Pussy Riot trial: singer compares prosecution to Stalin-era repression
Band’s final statement before verdict delivered amid high-profile calls for leniency.
# killing
Defence argues that Breivik was sane when he carried out killings
The prosecution is calling for Breivik to be declared insane, but Breivik has said he will appeal the verdict if he is found criminally insane.
# War Crimes
Ratko Mladic trial suspended by court - again
The trial had originally been suspended on 17 May and was due to resume next week.
Mladic war crimes trial to resume with first witness on 25 June
Lawyers for the so-called Butcher of Bosnia were refused their request for a six-month delay.