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December 2022
# Donald Trump
Trump Organisation convicted in executive tax dodge scheme
It could be fined up to 1.6 million dollars.
# Court of Appeal
Graham Dwyer appeal: Phone data retention is 'form of mass surveillance', court hears
Lawyers for Dwyer argue that his conviction should be quashed following a recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union.
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# Courts
10 people face trial for sharing pictures or naming two boys convicted of murdering teenage girl
The images and names were shared on social media.
# Dangerous Driving
Judge urges motorists to 'take that second look' as woman fined €4k for knocking cyclist off his bike
The victim suffered a head injury and is now 50% deaf in one ear and has lost his sense of smell.
# grace millane
Man jailed for murder of British backpacker Grace Millane appeals against conviction
Prosecutors argued in the trial that the man deliberately strangled Millane to death.
# Victim Impact Statement
'Since his death I am no longer living. I simply exist': Family of Cameron Blair tell court of impact of his death
A teenage boy has received a life sentence for his murder, a sentence which will be reviewed in 2032.
# conviction
Sex workers' support group praises 20 year sentence for rapist as it thanks victims for coming forward
Gheorghe Goidan was sentenced to 20 years today.
# Courts
Man (75) has conviction for raping granddaughter quashed over concerns he was unfit to stand trial
Christopher Redmond was found in recent weeks to have had a severe form of dementia for some time “with no prospect of recovery”.
# peter bradshaw
Man jailed for eight years for starting fire that spread to neighbours' apartments
Judge Martin Nolan sentenced him to 11 years imprisonment, but suspended the final three years of the sentence on strict conditions.
# Middlesbrough
Pharmacist convicted of murdering his wife in UK so he could start new life with boyfriend abroad
Mitesh Patel was today sentenced to 30 years in jail for the murder of his wife Jessica.
# Craigavon
Man who murdered fianceé handed life sentence after 'brutal attack'
The PSNI welcomed the sentence.
# Workplace Relations
KBC labelled 'sloppy' for hiring worker with prior conviction
The bank said that the case was an “isolated occurrence”.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Michael Lowry and refrigeration company fined €25k over submitting incorrect corporation tax returns
The Tipperary TD had faced eight charges relating to corporation tax returns stemming from dates between August 2002 and August 2007.
# Central Criminal Court
Michael Lowry found guilty on two charges of submitting incorrect corporation tax returns
The TD had faced eight charges based on returns filed between 2002 and 2007.
# Securicor van
Three men convicted for their part in €2.28 million tiger kidnapping
The jury continues to deliberate in the case of another man.
# el rico
The 440 kilo cocaine seizure which threatens to bring down the Kinahan cartel
El Rico’s arrest has the potential to bring down dozens of drug traffickers.
# Central Criminal Court
Man jailed for seven years after sexually attacking woman he tracked off late night bus
Eduard Boaca targeted two women within six months, one in a McDonald’s toilet cubicle, and demanded oral sex after threatening them with a knife.
# matthew scully-hicks
Man who murdered his adopted baby daughter jailed for 18 years
Matthew Scully-Hicks was yesterday convicted of murdering his 18-month-old daughter Elsie, just two weeks after formally adopting her.
# Old Bailey
London man convicted of killing fiancée hours after their engagement party
He was found several hours later semi-naked and bleeding from a self-inflicted injury.
# PSNI
11-year sentence for man who brutally assaulted woman with a claw hammer
Victim has been left with the need to use a colostomy bag and unable to conceive.
# Etan Patz
New York jury finds man guilty of killing six-year-old boy in 1979
Etan Patz was walking to school on his own for the first time when he disappeared in May 1979.
# drink driving
Man with 483 convictions sentenced to 18 months for road crash which killed teen
18-year-old Shane Patton was killed in the crash near Drumkeen in Donegal
# child rapist
Management at St Patrick's Cathedral apologise to victims of child rapist Patrick O'Brien
The convicted child molester was sentenced to 13 years in prison earlier this month.
# conviction
Steven Avery of 'Making A Murderer' to claim DNA evidence was planted in initial trial
Avery’s appeal follows the decision to overturn the conviction of co-accused Brendan Dassey.
# making a murderer
Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey's conviction overturned
Dassey was just 16 at the time of the murder.
# Courts
Drunk driver jailed for two years for crashing into taxi on way home from Christmas party
The Straffan man pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm.
# India
Five convicted of gang-rape of Danish tourist in New Delhi
The 52-year-old tourist was attacked at knifepoint after losing her way back to her hotel.
# Court
Eight life sentences for convicted paedophile who raped his girlfriend and her mother
The man cannot be named to protect the women’s identities.
# Laois
Man who raped pregnant woman jailed for seven and a half years
The woman was anally raped by him after a night out and said that she was devastated by the attack.
# Courts
"Jilted lover" has sentence for harassing and assaulting former partner suspended
The man had followed the woman on a bus journey twice, and also assaulted her with a lamp and hair straightener.
# true crime
11 true-crime documentaries to watch after you're done with Making a Murderer
If you’re having Making a Murderer withdrawals here’s a few to sink your teeth into.
# conviction
Harry Gleeson granted Ireland's first posthumous pardon, 74 years after his execution
He was hanged in 1941 after being convicted of murdering Mary McCarthy.
# Courts
Corkman jailed for the murder of mother-of-three has won an appeal against his conviction
Darren Murphy faces a possible retrial.
# GAA
"I will never be the same": GAA player who lost sight in one eye after being punched in game
He adds that he had been let down by the GAA.
# Courts
Convicted killer who held pregnant woman at knifepoint sentenced to six years in jail
Three years have been suspended.
# faeces and urine
Woman who abandoned dog with no food or water fined and banned from keeping animals
The woman had plead guilty to leaving the dog locked in a kitchen.
# France
Identical twin admits to rapes his brother was imprisoned for
Yoan Gomis confessed to his crimes after his twin brother Elvin had been wrongly imprisoned for ten months.
# Report
'I committed no offence': Adams cleared of withholding information on niece's abuse
Northern Ireland’s Attorney General found in a report that the Public Prosecution Service was correct in its earlier judgement.
# Courts
Joe O'Reilly cannot have his murder conviction declared a 'miscarriage of justice'
Rachel O’Reilly’s mother said she is relieved that justice has been upheld.
# Court
Graham Dwyer to be sentenced to life in prison in court today
Last month, Dwyer closed his eyes and shook his head when the guilty verdict was delivered.