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#Courts

# courts - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie 'Bit of an eejit' who got 'swept up' in cocaine handover loses appeal to reduce sentence Courts

'Bit of an eejit' who got 'swept up' in cocaine handover loses appeal to reduce sentence

Ciaran Nally was jailed for three years for possession of cocaine for sale or supply in Drogheda in April 2015.

# courts - Friday 28 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'What would Michael Collins think of this?': Joan Burton continues Jobstown evidence Jobstown Trial

'What would Michael Collins think of this?': Joan Burton continues Jobstown evidence

“My politics is not about hating anybody,” Burton told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

From TheJournal.ie Ambulance driver sentenced to 2.5 years for sexual assault of nine-year-old girl Courts

Ambulance driver sentenced to 2.5 years for sexual assault of nine-year-old girl

52-year-old John Devereux had been found guilty of three counts of sexual assault.

From TheJournal.ie Former Sinn Féin councillor 'waterboarded and threatened to chop up man' court hears Jonathan Dowdall

Former Sinn Féin councillor 'waterboarded and threatened to chop up man' court hears

The two men had met after Jonathan Dowdall had advertised a motorbike for sale on DoneDeal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie 'It was like a Houdini act': Man escapes from custody after being refused bail for escaping custody Escape

'It was like a Houdini act': Man escapes from custody after being refused bail for escaping custody

“It was like a Houdini act. He snuck up past his wife and out.”

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From TheJournal.ie Trainee electrician, 25, charged with providing funding to a foreign terrorist group Courts

Trainee electrician, 25, charged with providing funding to a foreign terrorist group

Married and originally from the UK, Hassan Bal has lived in Ireland for more than decade.

From TheJournal.ie 'Violent and aggressive': Man who took child with him after he punched girlfriend jailed for one year Donegal

'Violent and aggressive': Man who took child with him after he punched girlfriend jailed for one year

Martin O’Hara has 15 previous convictions, including one for rape.

# courts - Thursday 27 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Terrified' Joan Burton 'ran for her life' at Jobstown protest Water Charges

'Terrified' Joan Burton 'ran for her life' at Jobstown protest

Seven men including TD Paul Murphy have pleaded not guilty to false imprisonment.

From TheJournal.ie Jackie Lavin and Bill Cullen to face off in court over alleged €1m house purchase deal Killegy House

Jackie Lavin and Bill Cullen to face off in court over alleged €1m house purchase deal

Lavin claims she has suffered loss and damage as a result of being deprived of the opportunity to buy the house.

# courts - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Childminder told gardaí baby was not violently shaken or assaulted Cavan

Childminder told gardaí baby was not violently shaken or assaulted

A doctor said the child had unusual bruising to her head, face and buttocks.

From TheJournal.ie Paul Murphy 'plainly involved' in restricting Joan Burton's liberty, trial told Jobstown

Paul Murphy 'plainly involved' in restricting Joan Burton's liberty, trial told

Murphy and six other accused have all entered not guilty pleas.

From TheJournal.ie Irish hacker behind Rupert Murdoch suicide hoax is now cybercrime fighter, court told The Sun

Irish hacker behind Rupert Murdoch suicide hoax is now cybercrime fighter, court told

He told gardaí he took part in the hacking in retaliation for the UK media company’s involvement in the phone hacking scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Schoolgirl bitten on the face by dog awarded €20,000 in damages Courts

Schoolgirl bitten on the face by dog awarded €20,000 in damages

The girl was bitten a number of times.

From TheJournal.ie Three teenage boys accused of defilement of girl (15) have case delayed Courts

Three teenage boys accused of defilement of girl (15) have case delayed

It is alleged each of the teenagers had sex with a girl at a house party in Dublin.

# courts - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Contractor who 'isn't white collar' gets suspended sentence for €2.5m tax fraud Clare

Contractor who 'isn't white collar' gets suspended sentence for €2.5m tax fraud

Patrick Mahony “consistently, knowingly and willfully” filed incorrect VAT returns, Ennis Circuit Court was told.

From TheJournal.ie Childminder pleads not guilty to causing serious harm to a ten-month-old baby Courts

Childminder pleads not guilty to causing serious harm to a ten-month-old baby

The woman has pleaded not guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the baby.

From TheJournal.ie Jobstown trial suspended after juror is discharged Jobstown

Jobstown trial suspended after juror is discharged

The sole member of the jury will now be replaced at a fresh selection tomorrow morning.

From TheJournal.ie Man who tied up and raped woman during gaming convention to be sentenced later this year Court

Man who tied up and raped woman during gaming convention to be sentenced later this year

Keith Hearne (28) told the woman, “I could break your neck here and now, would you prefer that?”

# courts - Monday 24 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Teenager stands trial for sexually abusing 14-year-old girl while she was asleep Courts

Teenager stands trial for sexually abusing 14-year-old girl while she was asleep

It is alleged the girl woke up and pushed the teen away in the assault.

From TheJournal.ie Applause from family of teenager Daniel McAnaspie as man is sentenced to 13 years for manslaughter Courts

Applause from family of teenager Daniel McAnaspie as man is sentenced to 13 years for manslaughter

The 17-year-old’s decomposed body was found in a drainage ditch in County Meath, almost three months after he was stabbed to death.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for five years for orally raping partner's son (7) Wexford

Man jailed for five years for orally raping partner's son (7)

“He went from being a bright child to struggling with school. He has become anxious and nervous.”

From TheJournal.ie Woman who stabbed former partner to death and hid body in back garden jailed for 6 years Manslaughter

Woman who stabbed former partner to death and hid body in back garden jailed for 6 years

Monika Matracka was found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.

From TheJournal.ie Man's sentence for abusing daughter and other young girls reduced on appeal Courts

Man's sentence for abusing daughter and other young girls reduced on appeal

The 47-year-old man’s consecutive sentences have been reduced from nine years to seven.

# courts - Sunday 23 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for setting fire to young mother's car, destroying baby presents Courts

Man jailed for setting fire to young mother's car, destroying baby presents

Patrick Coady was sentenced to eight months in prison.

# courts - Friday 21 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Boy accused of sexually assaulting seven-year-old girl when he was 14 Kildare

Boy accused of sexually assaulting seven-year-old girl when he was 14

The boy has not yet indicated how he will plead to the charge.

# courts - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 16-year-old whose 'life is in danger' over suspected drug debt to be placed in secure care Courts

16-year-old whose 'life is in danger' over suspected drug debt to be placed in secure care

The teen had been unable to explain how he came into possession of quantities of cash, counsel said.

From TheJournal.ie Man was crushed to death beneath forty tonnes of cheese, inquest hears Workplace Accident

Man was crushed to death beneath forty tonnes of cheese, inquest hears

Robert Ceremuga died after the incident at VP Foods in Finglas, Dublin 11.

# courts - Thursday 13 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man secures injunction against deportation as his first child is about to be born High Court

Man secures injunction against deportation as his first child is about to be born

The man claims his right to human dignity would be breached if he was to be deported so close to the birth of his and his Irish partner’s first child.

From TheJournal.ie Man gets life sentence 30 years after murdering a pensioner and setting her home on fire Kilkenny

Man gets life sentence 30 years after murdering a pensioner and setting her home on fire

John Joseph Malone murdered 69-year-old Ann ‘Nancy’ Smyth in 1987.

# courts - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie UK judge sacked for 'abusive' comments on news articles about his cases Anonymous

UK judge sacked for 'abusive' comments on news articles about his cases

Under a pseudonym, the judge called commenters “donkeys” and “trolls”.

From TheJournal.ie 'A very dangerous man has been put away' - family of murdered Anna Finnegan speak of their relief at verdict Central Criminal Court

'A very dangerous man has been put away' - family of murdered Anna Finnegan speak of their relief at verdict

Kosovan national Vesel Jahiri was convicted of Anna’s murder at the Central Criminal Court this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 'What am I convicted for?': Chaotic scenes in court as man found guilty of murdering ex-partner Unanimous Verdict

'What am I convicted for?': Chaotic scenes in court as man found guilty of murdering ex-partner

Vesel Jahiri was brought into court accompanied by prison officers in full riot gear.

From TheJournal.ie Trial of man accused of taking part in €600,000 tiger kidnapping in Drogheda collapses Jury Discharged

Trial of man accused of taking part in €600,000 tiger kidnapping in Drogheda collapses

The jury had deliberated for a total of just over 14 hours since last Thursday following the month long trial.

From TheJournal.ie Man wanted over attempted murder of police officer granted bail after mother puts up €30k High Court

Man wanted over attempted murder of police officer granted bail after mother puts up €30k

Sean Farrell (32) was arrested in Dublin on 23 March last on foot of a European Arrest Warrant.

# courts - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Former bridal store owner convicted after stealing dress payments from brides-to-be Limerick

Former bridal store owner convicted after stealing dress payments from brides-to-be

Shirley Flanagan pleaded guilty to four counts of theft totalling €3,600

# courts - Monday 10 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Businesswoman faces criminal charges in relation to Clerys redundancies Courts

Businesswoman faces criminal charges in relation to Clerys redundancies

Criminal proceedings commenced at Dublin’s District Court today.

From TheJournal.ie Jury told to forget that murder-accused punched barrister in face in front of them Courts

Jury told to forget that murder-accused punched barrister in face in front of them

Vesel Jahiri punched prosecuting barrister Patrick Marrinan SC in the face last Friday as the trial was reaching its closing stages.

# courts - Saturday 8 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man sentenced to 12 months for assaulting babysitter in Kildare Naas

Man sentenced to 12 months for assaulting babysitter in Kildare

The judge praised the teenage victim for her courage.

# courts - Friday 7 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie US abandons lawsuit to unmask owner of anti-Trump Twitter account Free Speech

US abandons lawsuit to unmask owner of anti-Trump Twitter account

The American Civil Liberties Union said this was a “big victory for free speech and right to dissent”.

From TheJournal.ie Man's careless driving left woman cyclist without ability to speak, walk or hear Malahide Road

Man's careless driving left woman cyclist without ability to speak, walk or hear

The 63-year-old man is due to be sentenced.

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