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#Courts

# courts - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie The charity single for Grenfell Tower survivors has topped UK charts Number One

The charity single for Grenfell Tower survivors has topped UK charts

The cover track by 50 artists including Stormzy, Emeli Sande and Robbie Williams has sold over 170,000 copies.

From TheJournal.ie Judge accuses RTÉ's Joe Duffy of attacking the courts for not sentencing people Panjandrum

Judge accuses RTÉ's Joe Duffy of attacking the courts for not sentencing people

The comments were made by Judge Patrick Durcan at Ennis District Court today.

From TheJournal.ie Convicted killer who threatened to burn down charity worker's home avoids jail Courts

Convicted killer who threatened to burn down charity worker's home avoids jail

The man pleaded guilty to making a threat to another man to damage his house, intending him to believe it would be carried out.

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# courts - Thursday 22 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie A 'peaceful protester' could be facing a life sentence if found guilty, Jobstown trial hears Closing Statements

A 'peaceful protester' could be facing a life sentence if found guilty, Jobstown trial hears

Closing statements were made by counsel for some of the accused in the Jobstown trial today.

From TheJournal.ie Man who sexually assaulted comatose woman to be sent to jail following appeal of 'unduly lenient' sentence Cork City

Man who sexually assaulted comatose woman to be sent to jail following appeal of 'unduly lenient' sentence

The man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 25-year-old woman in Cork city centre in February 2016.

# courts - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Former Christian brother found guilty of sexually abusing 10-year-old boys at school Limerick
From TheJournal.ie Irish dancing teacher rejects allegation she asked judge to mark down certain competitors Galway

Irish dancing teacher rejects allegation she asked judge to mark down certain competitors

Linda Martyn who runs Irish Dancing School in Tuam rejects the claim.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí made 'unwise and inappropriate' decisions at water charges protest, court hears Jobstown Trial

Gardaí made 'unwise and inappropriate' decisions at water charges protest, court hears

Six men have pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to falsely imprisoning the then-Tánaiste Joan Burton.

From TheJournal.ie Former Christian Brother would 'lick' pupils' dirty ears clean and fondle their privates, court told Christian Brother

# courts - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Barrister tells Jobstown jury their political views "have to be left outside the jury room" Paul Murphy
From TheJournal.ie 20 people living in Dublin city building to leave the property over fire safety concerns Mountjoy Square

20 people living in Dublin city building to leave the property over fire safety concerns

A family and about a dozen students have been living in the building.

From TheJournal.ie "Thuggery of the highest order": Brothers who staged 'terrifying home invasion' avoid jail Clare

"Thuggery of the highest order": Brothers who staged 'terrifying home invasion' avoid jail

Ronan and Jamie Carey were both given three-year suspended sentences for the crime.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm ecstatic that this monster is going away for 12 years': Woman raped at gaming convention speaks out Blanchardstown

'I'm ecstatic that this monster is going away for 12 years': Woman raped at gaming convention speaks out

Dominique Meehan has spoken out about the impact the rape has had on her life.

# courts - Monday 19 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Landline operator fined after sending bills to pensioner for service it didn't provide Courts

Landline operator fined after sending bills to pensioner for service it didn't provide

Yourtel was also ordered to pay €10,000 in legal costs.

From TheJournal.ie Man who tied up and raped woman at gaming convention jailed for 12 years Blanchardstown

Man who tied up and raped woman at gaming convention jailed for 12 years

The court heard Keith Hearne carried out “a series of extremely violent sexual offences”.

# courts - Friday 16 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Court of Appeal finds woman who sued partner's parents after she lost an eye entitled to €200,000 Damages

Court of Appeal finds woman who sued partner's parents after she lost an eye entitled to €200,000

A damages claim had been dismissed by the High Court in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Judge feels 'mentally sick' over 'rotten' Garda fixed charge penalties Thurles Garda Station

Judge feels 'mentally sick' over 'rotten' Garda fixed charge penalties

People appearing before the judge have said they never received a Fixed Charge Penalty Notice, and so they never paid it.

From TheJournal.ie Apology: Mr Viktoras Jenkus Courts

Apology: Mr Viktoras Jenkus

Correction.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged over pipe bomb found under prison officer's car Marino

Man charged over pipe bomb found under prison officer's car

Legal aid has been granted to Mark O’Shea, who appeared before Dublin District Court today.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin woman now owns a quarter acre back garden due to council oversight Marino

Dublin woman now owns a quarter acre back garden due to council oversight

The woman’s grandfather had previously paid rent on and kept the land.

# courts - Thursday 15 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man who attacked 'good Samaritan' with a jagged beer can jailed for 12 months Talbot Street

Man who attacked 'good Samaritan' with a jagged beer can jailed for 12 months

John McDermott attacked Russ Hogan after he caught him observing him watching a woman take money from an ATM.

# courts - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Brothers who pocketed €8,000 in cash from bartending at Dublin charity concert given community service Marlay Park

Brothers who pocketed €8,000 in cash from bartending at Dublin charity concert given community service

Brothers John and Conal McGinley had pleaded guilty to one count of theft at the July 2016 gig in Dublin’s Marlay Park.

From TheJournal.ie Care worker who locked out woman with intellectual disability awarded €15,000 for unfair dismissal Appeal

Care worker who locked out woman with intellectual disability awarded €15,000 for unfair dismissal

The care worker described the incident as “a bit of fun and banter”.

# courts - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man accused of abducting, and stealing savings from, his own elderly father granted bail Limerick

Man accused of abducting, and stealing savings from, his own elderly father granted bail

Accused James O’Connor is charged with abduction and is also alleged to have stolen over €8,000 of his father’s pension and credit union savings.

From TheJournal.ie HSE applies to be allowed induce labour of pregnant woman with mental age of eight years Courts

HSE applies to be allowed induce labour of pregnant woman with mental age of eight years

The High Court heard that those caring for the woman, aged in her 20s, are unsure as to how well she understands what is happening to her.

# courts - Monday 12 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Once again, Donald Trump's travel ban has been rejected by the courts Banning The Ban

Once again, Donald Trump's travel ban has been rejected by the courts

The ban has been rejected twice before – once in January and again in March.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly residents at Clare hospital stay in bed all day as 'they've nowhere else to go', court hears Ennis

Elderly residents at Clare hospital stay in bed all day as 'they've nowhere else to go', court hears

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) is attempting to close St Joseph’s Hospital to further admissions until 2021.

From TheJournal.ie Charges dropped against one of the seven Jobstown defendants Central Criminal Court

Charges dropped against one of the seven Jobstown defendants

Applause broke out in court after the charges against 50-year-old Ken Purcell were officially dropped.

# courts - Friday 2 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man acquitted in Dublin Mountains Tinder rape case Verdict

Man acquitted in Dublin Mountains Tinder rape case

The defendant shouted at gardaí after the jury left the court.

From TheJournal.ie Man remanded on bail after admitting to possessing thousands of child sex abuse images Limerick

Man remanded on bail after admitting to possessing thousands of child sex abuse images

The man admitted to possessing 2,683 images and 721 movie files in total.

# courts - Thursday 1 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man who posed as his late brother so he could buy a house jailed for two years Offaly

Man who posed as his late brother so he could buy a house jailed for two years

In August 2008 the house and flat burned down in a fire and Perry made a claim on the policies, which were issued to the false identity.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Sinn Féin councillor gets 12 year sentence for waterboard torture ordeal of man at his home Jonathan Dowdall

Ex-Sinn Féin councillor gets 12 year sentence for waterboard torture ordeal of man at his home

A video of the the torture was recovered by garda í at Jonathan Dowdall’s home.

From TheJournal.ie Mother with personality disorder who killed toddler son with scissors jailed for five years Ballybrack

Mother with personality disorder who killed toddler son with scissors jailed for five years

Hazel Waters pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

From TheJournal.ie Man stabbed brother-in-law while visiting ill father in hospital, court hears Limerick

Man stabbed brother-in-law while visiting ill father in hospital, court hears

The court heard that Edward O’Reilly received six stitches after a scuffle.

# courts - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Father sues Minister of Social Protection over care allowance being refused for his son Domiciliary Care

Father sues Minister of Social Protection over care allowance being refused for his son

The child has spent most of his short life at different hospitals, including spells in intensive care.

From TheJournal.ie Jury fails to reach verdict in Rolf Harris indecent assault trial No Verdict

Jury fails to reach verdict in Rolf Harris indecent assault trial

The entertainer had been accused of indecent assault against three teenage girls.

From TheJournal.ie Westmeath man who kidnapped his ex-partner handed 7-year jail term Central Criminal Court

Westmeath man who kidnapped his ex-partner handed 7-year jail term

At the time of the false imprisonment, the accused would not accept that the relationship was over.

# courts - Monday 29 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Louth man accused of raping woman he met on Tinder told gardaí they had “fully consensual sex” Rathfarnham

Louth man accused of raping woman he met on Tinder told gardaí they had “fully consensual sex”

Following his arrest the man asked gardai, “Who am I supposed to have raped? Is this the girl from Tinder?”

From TheJournal.ie Man who held woman down while another man raped her jailed for nine years Cork

Man who held woman down while another man raped her jailed for nine years

The attack occurred in a Cork city park.

# courts - Sunday 28 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man who pretended to be an undercover Garda to rob a man avoids jail Courts

Man who pretended to be an undercover Garda to rob a man avoids jail

The victim was handcuffed before his belongings were taken.

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