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# Trial
Munster trial: Five family members found guilty of sexual abuse of children
The children’s mother, father, uncle, maternal aunt and her husband were found guilty in 37 counts against them.
# Courts
Closing speeches conclude in trial of man accused of murdering Nadine Lott
Details on the “appalling and dreadful” injuries to the young mother’s face were given in court today.
# Courts
Convicted rapist throws Bible at judge before being sentenced to 16 years for harassment
Michael Murray had pleaded not guilty to making threats to kill against barristers who prosecuted him for rape in 2013.
# Courts
Jury in Munster child abuse trial retires for the evening
The judge told the jury there was no restriction on time.
# Trial
Man accused of murdering Nadine Lott told gardaí if he had wanted to kill her he would have
The jurors spent today listening to the third and fourth garda interviews in the trial of Daniel Murtagh.
# Trial
Nadine Lott died after traumatic head, neck and chest injuries, Chief Pathologist tells trial
The jury also heard from the expert witness that the blunt force injuries were caused by hands, fists or feet.
# false imprisonment
Trial of Jim Mansfield Jnr resumes at Special Criminal Court after seven month adjournment
Mansfield Jnr pleaded not guilty to conspiring with one or more persons to falsely imprison Martin Byrne.
# 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.
# Courts
DPP accepts manslaughter plea after third murder trial ends in hung jury
Zoltan Almasi is charged with killing 20-year-old Joseph Dunne in 2014.
# kevin lunney
Trial of men accused of abducting Kevin Lunney expected to come to a close next week
Four men are being tried for false imprisonment and intentionally causing serious harm.
# Clinical Trial
Experts have 'concerns' about Rotunda trial involving induction of healthy first-time mothers
The trial is focused on home induction of women with uncomplicated pregnancies.
The trial aims to assess two different methods of induction for healthy first-time mothers at 39 weeks pregnant.
Concerns have been raised about the way in which information on the trial is being presented to pregnant people.
The trial began in November 2020 and 86 women have so far taken part, Orla Dwyer reports.
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# shape of the game
World Rugby will globally trial the 50:22 kick and new breakdown laws
The new laws could have a big impact on the shape and safety of the game.
# Bray
Garda disputes Pete Taylor complaint that cash was taken from him after boxing club attack
The boxing coach says cash and clothes were removed from him and never returned.
# Bray
Eyewitnesses to attack at boxing club say gunman only stopped firing after Pete Taylor was hit
The trial of Gerard Cervi, who is accused of murder and two counts of attempted murder, continued today.
# Trial
Former 'singing' priest Tony Walsh faces trial on new indecent assault charges
Walsh was charged with two counts of indecent assault between 1983 and 1985.
# Arson
Boy (13) accused of arson after house gutted by fire
The fire happened on Wellington Street in Dublin last November.
# Trial
Father who sexually abused daughter defiled three underage girls after leaving the family home
The judge praised the young woman for her “courage, tenacity and composure”.
# Court
Bray Boxing Club trial to hear van allegedly used in attack found 'not a million miles away' from accused's family home
Gerard Cervi (34) has pleaded not guilty to murdering Bobby Messett in June 2018.
# Trial
Munster child abuse trial: Father tells gardaí in interview that his children had everything they wanted
The jury in the trial of three men and three women listened to transcripts of the man’s interviews with gardaí following his arrest in March 2018.
# kevin lunney
Defence lawyers in the Kevin Lunney abduction trial are challenging garda CCTV evidence
The court heard that footage was gathered from Cavan, Monaghan, Westmeath and Dublin by gardaí.
# Courts
Munster rape trial hears concerns were raised about the children five years before they were taken into care
The court heard from a social worker familiar with the case today.
# Circuit Court
Convicted rapist accused of making death threats to prosecutors was planning to have his solicitor abducted
Michael Murray (50) admitted to detectives he was planning to have his own solicitor abducted.
# Court
Convicted rapist on trial for allegedly making death threats to barristers
Michael Murray (50) is accused of leaving messages with threats to kill against barristers.
# phone data
Kevin Lunney trial: Judge questions lack of clarity from EU court on accessing mobile phone data
The judges will decide on the admissability of the phone evidence next week.
# Courts
Munster rape trial: Sexual abuse charges against child's grandmother are dropped
The decision was made following legal argument.
# Ardee
Louth man jailed for attempted rape after he made admissions to the gardaí himself
Oliver Kane pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to attempted rape of a now 21-year-old.
# Myanmar
Junta trial of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi gets underway
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate is being charged with accepting illegal payments of cash and gold, among other charges.
# Court
Trial of two men accused of murdering Eamon Kelly hears evidence of burning Lexus
Eamon Kelly was shot four times in the back in December 2012.
# Special Criminal Court
Barrister at Kevin Lunney trial argues that gardaí repeatedly broke the law by accessing mobile phone data
O’Higgins said the material gardaí uncovered should be ruled inadmissible because it was unlawfully obtained.
# Drogheda
Men accused of Keane Mulready-Woods murder to go on trial at Special Criminal Court
Keane Mulready-Woods died aged 17 in January.
# kevin lunney trial
Kevin Lunney trial: Barrister criticises government failure to act on mobile phone data
Gardai investigating Mr Lunney’s abduction used search warrants to access mobile phone data.
# cmh
Deirdre Morley committed to Central Mental Hospital
Ms Morley pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to the murder of her three children.
# Court
Second witness tells jury that teenager was 'brandishing' knife during argument outside Cork house party
The trial into the murder of college student Cameron Blair continued today.
# Courts
Man accused of assisting Kevin Lunney abductors tells court he has 'nothing to hide'
The man said he was “definitely not” involved in the dispute over Quinn Industrial Holdings.
# Courts
Boy tells Munster trial that he was raped by three men, including his father
The trial of three men and four women accused of sexually abusing three children continues tomorrow.
# ongoing trial
Girl tells Munster trial that she does not think two of the accused did anything to her
The evidence was heard in the trial of three men and four women accused of sexually abusing three children between 2014 and 2016.
# Court
Court hears nine-year-old girl's interview with specialist gardaí in trial of adults accused of abusing three children
The trial of three men and four women accused of sexually abusing three children in Munster opened before a jury today.
# Trial
Trial delayed for four men accused of falsely imprisoning Kevin Lunney
Sean Guerin SC told the court that a matter of law must be dealt with before the trial can go ahead.
# Sex Assault
Girl tells trial she witnessed alleged park sexual assault on boy (13)
Two boys, both aged 15, have pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting the boy on a date in June last year.
# Murder Trial
Deirdre Morley found not guilty by reason of insanity of the murders of her three children
The jury have returned their verdict.