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# Trial

Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Six teenagers to go on trial in Paris for their role in the beheading of teacher Samuel Paty
The 47-year-old history and geography teacher was stabbed and then beheaded in 2020.
Last month
November 2023
Donald Trump wants his election interference trial televised
Trump is accused of illegally scheming to overturn the election results in the run-up to the violent riot at the US Capitol on 6 January 2021.
Judge debunked rumour that spread for months that Ashling Murphy knew her murderer
A report to Tusla was baselessly given online as motive for the young teacher’s murder.
'I am the murderer': The trial of Ashling Murphy's killer
A report by
Eoin Reynolds
A look back at the three-week trial that led to Jozef Puska’s conviction for murder.
Jozef Puska takes witness stand in his trial for murder of Ashling Murphy
The prosecution is alleging he previously admitted to the murder and said he cut Ashling.
October
October 2023
Jozef Puska told gardaí 'I am the murderer', Ashling Murphy trial hears
The trial of continues in Dublin.
Ashling Murphy accused alleged to have followed a woman 'very slowly' 90 minutes before killing
The trial of Jozef Puska continued in Dublin today.
Ashling Murphy showed 'no signs of life' when paramedics attended scene in Tullamore, court told
The trial continues next week in front of a jury of three women and nine men and Mr Justice Tony Hunt.
Ashling Murphy trial: Accused told gardaí ‘I did it’ when interviewed about her death
A jury of three women and nine men was sworn in yesterday to hear the trial.
Irish celebrity denies he was told complainant was 16 soon after they met at Oxegen, court told
The man (40), who cannot be named for legal reasons, has pleaded not guilty to three counts of engaging in sexual acts with a child under the age of 17.
Trial of man accused of murdering Ashling Murphy to begin in two weeks
Jozef Puska, 32, is charged with murdering the young schoolteacher in Co Offaly last year.
This year
2023
Met Police under fire for protecting ‘one of their own’ as serial rapist ex-policeman jailed
Adam Provan was found guilty of eight rapes against two women and jailed for 16 years with a further eight years on extended licence.
Six Nations introduces new 'Bunker' review process for World Cup warm-ups
The trial sees the introduction of an official whose sole role is adjudicate on incidents of foul play in which a red card is not ‘clear and obvious.’
Man (29) accused of murder of Bruna Fonseca sent forward for trial next week
Miller Pacheco was charged with murder at a special sitting of Cork District Court on 2 January.
US Justice Department urges judge not to postpone Trump documents trial
Former US president Donald Trump is charged with 37 felony counts related to the mishandling of classified documents.
Real Madrid coach Ancelotti to face tax evasion trial
The Italian boss allegedly failed to declare image rights earnings in 2014.
Trial opens over New Zealand's fatal 2019 White Island volcanic eruption
Around 50 people, mostly tourists from Australia, were on White Island – also known as Whakaari – when it erupted.
Alleged victim of Kevin Spacey told police it was 'well known' actor was 'up to no good'
Spacey is accused of sex offences against four men between 2001 and 2013.
Jury sworn in for sex offences trial of Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey
Spacey faces 12 charges including sexual assault and indecent assault.
Trump told not to post evidence online during hush money case
Trump denies 34 counts of falsifying business records to cover up alleged hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016.
Man faces trial for alleged acid attack on snooker champion
A jury was sworn in yesterday at Limerick Circuit Court.
Nurse accused of murdering seven babies at UK hospital denies ever trying to cause them harm
Lucy Letby, 33, has pleaded not guilty to seven charges of murder and 15 of attempted murder.
Woman tells trial that alleged sex assault by Trump three decades ago left her feeling 'ashamed'
E Jean Carroll has sued Trump alleging he sexually assaulted her in a changing room at a department store in Manhattan in the mid-1990s.
The Explainer: Everything you need to know about the trial of Gerry Hutch
Frank Greaney, courts correspondent with Newstalk and Today FM, joins us on this week’s episode to delve into the case. We examine the origins of the feud, explain who exactly The Monk is, look at key moments from the trial, and explore the origins of the Special Criminal Court.
‘Orange cards’ being considered for World Cup to allow decisions to be reviewed
The idea is to speed up the game by reducing on-field replays and also to deal with contentious calls such as Freddie Steward’s dismissal last month.
Judge tells Simeon Burke he could be out 'with one flick of a pen' if he wanted bail
Simeon Burke has refused to sign a bail bond and is charged with a breach of the peace for engaging in threatening, insulting and abusive words at the Court of Appeal.
Closing speeches open in trial of three men accused of raping woman in hotel car park
The complainant was aged 17 at the time.
Man who pleaded guilty to murdering his wife in front of their son receives life sentence
William Eagers pleaded guilty to stabbing his wife Jean 16 times with a sword before turning to their son and telling him ‘you’re next’.
Entertainer, 30s, accused of defilement of child under age 17 sent forward for trial
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested and charged last month.
Murder accused bought Jasmine McMonagle a car for Christmas and set fire to it, jury hears
The accused told a psychiatrist he bought the mother-of-two a car for Christmas but later set fire to it after she would not agree to a reconciliation, a jury has heard.
Man has conviction for sexually assaulting six-year-old quashed due to child's lack of memory
A judge ruled that the child’s lack of memory of the alleged incident prevented the defence from effectively cross-examining the child.
Gardaí forced entry to Jasmine McMonagle's home after her daughter seen at window, trial hears
The jury were also told how a Garda saw Ms McMonagle’s lifeless body lying in a pool of blood after he looked through a small gap in the curtains.
Cork murder trial hears how man searching for cat discovered dismembered body of victim
Cosmin Nicholescu, with an address in Romania, is charged with the murder of Francis Dunne on a date unknown between December 27 and December 28 2019.
Gardaí found body of mother-of-three on floor of campervan with child's seat over face, trial hears
The husband of Valerie French Kilroy is pleading not guilty to her murder by reason of insanity.
Human trafficking and prostitution trial of two Brazilian women collapses
The judge said that the case could not proceed due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’ but will begin before a new jury later in the month.
Germany says it has 'hundreds' of pieces of evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine
In the Kyiv suburb of Bucha alone, hundreds of bodies were discovered after the Russian army was driven out last March.
Twelve people go on trial for allegedly plotting to assassinate French president Macron
The defendants are 11 men and two women, aged between 26 and 66.
French journalists go on trial accused of blackmailing the king of Morocco
Morocco accuses one of the journalista of offering to halt the book’s publication in exchange for €3 million.
Belarus opposition leader denounces her treason trial as 'farce'
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya lives in exile in Lithuania and claims her court-appointed lawyer won’t respond to her.
Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy found not guilty of sex attacks
The allegations and trial had been ‘absolute hell’ for Premier League star Benjamin Mendy, the court heard.