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# Trial

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# Court
Men charged with trespass at Shannon Airport argue actions were legal under international law
Both defendants said they wanted to inspect a plane used to transport US military that was parked on the airport apron.
# Court
Men accused of Shannon Airport trespass were 'nicest and most courteous protesters', trial hears
Two peace activists in their 80s are accused of criminal damage and trespass at Shannon Airport.
# Lawsuit
Johnny Depp said he tried to be 'a southern gentleman’ as violent text messages shown in court
The actor clashed several time with Amber Heard’s lawyer, Benjamin Rottenborn, as he was cross-examined today.
# Lawsuit
Johnny Depp ‘the closest I’ve ever been’ to breakdown after severing finger
Giving evidence today, the actor recounted in graphic detail an alleged incident which took place in Australia in March 2015.
# Lawsuit
Johnny Depp says he is ‘obsessed with truth’ as he gives evidence in US lawsuit
The actor told a Virginia courtroom that his former wife Amber Heard was bringing ‘heinous and disturbing’ allegations against him.
# paris attacks
Belgium trial starts for alleged Paris attack accomplices
The 14 accused are suspected of transporting, housing or financially helping some of the perpetrators of the 2015 Paris attacks.
# US
Islamic State 'Beatle' found guilty for role in US hostage deaths
The jury deliberated for four hours before finding El Shafee Elsheikh guilty on all counts.
# Lawsuit
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard engaged in ‘mutual abuse’, therapist tells court
Laurel Anderson, a clinical psychotherapist who saw the pair on multiple occasions, gave evidence at a libel trial.
# Lawsuit
Friend of Johnny Depp says legal dispute with Amber Heard ‘wrecked’ actor’s life
The actor is suing his former partner for libel over a 2018 article she wrote in The Washington Post.
# Trial
Robber threatened to cut Ashley Cole’s fingers off with pliers during break-in
Kurtis Dilks is accused of being part of a four-strong gang that smashed their way into the retired footballer’s home in January 2020.
# Old Bailey
MP murder accused tells jury: ‘I killed him to stop him harming Muslims’
Ali Harbi Ali, 26, denies the murder of David Amess during a constituency surgery in October last year.
# Central Criminal Court
Man accused of murder of Ashling Murphy sent forward for trial
He faced his seventh hearing in court today.
# Washington
Trial of Islamic State 'Beatle' begins as defense claims mistaken identity
El Shafee Elsheikh, 33, is accused of involvement in the murders of two American journalists and two aid workers.
# Trial
Michael Lynn trial: Solicitor says she never acted for accused in purchase of €5.5 million property
Lynn (53) is on trial accused of the theft of around €27 million from seven financial institutions.
# Trial
Boris Becker 'acted dishonestly' by failing to hand over trophies, court told
The 54-year-old former world number one was declared bankrupt in 2017.
# Midlands
Midlands rape trial hears doctor's findings consistent with possible non-consensual intercourse
The doctor performed the examination at a Sexual Assault Treatment Unit five hours after the alleged incidents took place.
# on trial
‘Warped, twisted and violent’ terrorist assassinated Tory MP David Amess, court told
Ali Harbi Ali, 26, from north London, denies the allegations.
# Verdict
Man found guilty of murdering 71-year-old woman at her home in Kilkenny
Trevor Rowe killed Ann Butler at her home on Maudlin Street in March 2020.
# Court
Bank official says Permanent TSB did not 'turn a blind eye' to loan condition in multi-million euro theft trial
Former solicitor Michael Lynn (53) is accused of the theft of around €27 million from seven financial institutions.
# Court
Young woman gives evidence in rape trial of multiple men in the midlands
She told the court that she did not consent to what happened.
# Court
Rapist sentenced to five years in prison for sexually abusing young girls
The 61-year-old man was convicted for the acts he carried out as a teenager last year following a trial in Co Offaly.
# Court
Father-of-eight handed over house for 'gruesome' Kean Mulready Woods murder
Gerard McKenna was remanded in custody until 8 March, when he will be sentenced.
# Trial
Former Australian rugby player and ex-49er Jarryd Hayne wins appeal over sex assault conviction
Last year, the 33-year-old had been found guilty and been sentenced to a maximum five years and nine months.
# Sentenced
Man who sexually abused children while he was a teenager jailed for five and a half years
He plead guilty to one count of rape and six counts of indecent assault in the 1980s.
# Trial
Man charged with aggravated sexual assault of woman out walking her dog in Fermoy
The 27-year-old has been sent forward for trial at the Central Criminal Court.
# Court
Jury empanelled for trial of multi-million euro theft charges against former solicitor
The 53-year-old is facing 21 charges relating to the alleged theft of around €27 million.
# Sentenced
Man who raped woman while she was sleeping jailed for five and a half years
In her victim impact statement, the woman said that what happened “completely destroyed” what was supposed to be an exciting time in her life.
# Court
Man on trial accused of stealing €27 million from multiple financial institutions
The 53-year-old is facing 21 charges relating to the alleged theft of money from seven banks between 2005 and 2007.
# Trial
France prop Haouas given suspended jail sentence for theft
The 27-year-old was handed an 18-month suspended sentence and fined €15,000.
# Trial
Woman jailed for burglary attacks on elderly neighbours
Michelle O’Leary (34) has been sentenced for six years in prison.
# Trial
Man pleads not guilty to murder of homeless man in Cork city
Timmy Hourihane, aged 53, died at Cork University Hospital in 2019.
# Special Criminal Court
Lisa Smith was legally arrested in 2019, court rules
Lawyers for former Defence Forces soldier had challenged the legality of her arrest on her return to Ireland.
# Court
Alan Ward sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of Catherine Doyle
Alan Ward stabbed his wife Catherine Doyle to death at their Dublin home in 2019.
# Axial Loading
Upcoming Six Nations will involve trial of new 'brake foot' scrum law
The new tweak aims to put an end to the practice of ‘axial loading’ at scrums.
# Trial
Lisa Smith tried to justify suicide bombings, trial told
The former Defence Forces soldier, 39, has pleaded not guilty to charges of membership of Islamic State.
# Ghislaine Maxwell
Ghislaine Maxwell to be sentenced for sex trafficking in June
Maxwell was convicted of trafficking teenage girls for sex after a three-week trial in New York.
# Ghislaine Maxwell
Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers argue ‘compelling basis’ for new trial
The disgraced socialite was convicted of trafficking teenage girls for sex after a three-week trial in New York.
# Trial
Barry Bennell abuse accusers lose damages claim against Manchester City
Mr Justice Johnson ruled against the men on Monday.
# Ghislaine Maxwell
Second Ghislaine Maxwell juror ‘was sexually abused as a child’
Maxwell was found guilty of recruiting teenage girls between 1994 and 2004 for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse.
# Trial
Praise after 27-year blanket ban on standing comes to an end during Chelsea-Liverpool game
Blues fans were the first to experience the new match-going experience.