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#Courts

# courts - Yesterday’s News

Convicted paedophile Bill Kenneally loses appeal for reduced sentence

Kenneally had been sentenced to 14 years and two months for abusing 10 teenage boys in the 1980s.

Bill Cullen is suing Ulster Bank for €120 million over takeover strategy

The suit was filed in the High Court on Monday 19 February.

# courts - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Husband of Irish woman shot dead while on holiday in Tunisia found her beneath a beach towel

38 people were killed in the 2015 attack, including three Irish people.

Armed robber jailed after holding up shop when gardaí were in the back looking at CCTV footage

Patrick Dunne (30) brandished an imitation firearm at a shop assistant before being chased out of the shop by the gardaí.

Seawater swimming pool, bar and restaurant to open in Clontarf next week

A seven-day pub licence was granted today.

# courts - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Graham Dwyer objects to the way phone records were used in his murder trial

Dwyer, 45, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Elaine O’Hara.

Call for tougher sentences over burglaries that 'destroy entire communities or ways of life'

Two cousins jailed over a ‘fatal burglary’ will have served their sentences by the time new jail terms are handed down.

# courts - Monday 19 February, 2018

Woman who pleaded guilty to having a gun at Connolly train station walks free after sentencing

Nikita Murtagh was sentenced to three years in jail backdated and with the remainder suspended.

Garda who suffered PTSD after he was attacked by four men awarded €15,000 in compensation

One of the men also threatened to kill him with an iron bar.

Graham Dwyer's case against the State argues his phone data should not have been collected

Dwyer was convicted of the 2012 murder of Elaine O’Hara.

Regency trial adjourned, case material presents 'unprecedented conundrums'

The legal team for Patrick Hutch (25) will be applying that the trial be “adjourned outright”.

# courts - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Woman found guilty of impeding murder investigation by staging housemate's suicide

The killer was never charged because he sustained a traumatic brain injury months after the murder.

Mother charged with assault of daughter (3) who died this week

The woman’s daughter, Zoe Cannon, died after her life support machine was switched off earlier this week.

# courts - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Eight-month-old awarded €27.5k after pulling boiling water on herself at Chinese restaurant

The court heard the water was placed in front of her, and before her parents could react she had spilled it.

Dublin teenager charged with sexually assaulting six-year-old girl

The 17-year-old boy appeared before a sitting of the Dublin Children’s Court today.

Parents whose son missed 243 days of school in 3 years fail to turn up to court

The father told an education and welfare officer that the missed school days were a result of his “bad back”.

# courts - Monday 12 February, 2018

Man followed foreign student home on bus and raped her in her hallway, court hears

The man was found guilty by a jury of one count of rape, two counts of sexual assault and one count of threatening to kill.

Rugby rape case: Alleged victim denies she 'had sex with a number of men' after going to home uninvited

“No-one remembers exact moments from a night out. You can’t be expected to remember each thing you have done.”

Amnesty launches case challenging standards watchdog's order that it return €137,000

The money was donated to the group in order to fund activities around the Eighth Amendment.

# courts - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Judge in plea to family fighting over father's estate: 'You are all of the same flesh and blood'

The Circuit Court heard a family story of alleged abuse.

# courts - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Suspect in murder case suffered traumatic brain injury while trying to escape gardaí

The incident occurred while he was involved in the hijacking of a car months after the alleged murder.

# courts - Friday 9 February, 2018

David Drumm authorised deals leading to falsification of bank's balance sheet, court hears

Drumm has pleaded not guilty to conspiring to defraud depositors and investors by “dishonestly” inflating Anglo’s deposits figure by €7.2 billion.

19-year-old shop assistant charged with the murder of a man in Dublin

Bryan Cassidy died following a stabbing at his partner’s home in west Dublin

Man's murder conviction quashed over jury's visit to rubbish chute in which victim died

David O’Loughlin was found guilty of the murder of Liam Manley at his apartment complex in the city on 12 May 2013.

Man who sexually assaulted stepdaughter 20 years ago jailed for 15 months

John Doherty pleaded guilty to two counts of sexually assaulting his stepdaughter on dates between January 1996 and April 1998.

# courts - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Man (45) accused of murder of Irene White further remanded in custody

White died of 34 stab wounds in the kitchen of her home on 6 April 2005.

Alleged rape victim says she has 'no complaint' with the man accused of withholding information

The young woman faced cross examination from the defence again today.

Irish Rail appeals after passenger granted €16k in damages for false imprisonment

The Circuit Civil Court ruled last week in favour of Sarah Doupe over an incident that happened in 2013.

# courts - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

'I was raped. I don't think I can make myself more clear': Alleged victim continues evidence in court

The young woman faced cross examination from the defence again today.

Supreme Court dismisses Pro Life Campaign request to become adviser in 'defining the unborn' case

The Pro Life Campaign had argued that it had spent “a significant amount of time” on the issue of defining the unborn.

Man jailed for four years for 'Mickey Mouse operation' to smuggle people through Dublin Airport

Frederick Cham had pleaded guilty to five charges at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

James Bulger killer jailed for possession of indecent images of children

He pleaded guilty at England’s Old Bailey court in London.

Woman accused of faking suicide of housemate 'who was murdered', court hears

Egita Jaunmaize does not dispute that another person caused her housemate’s death.

# courts - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Solicitor who brought small amount of cocaine into Mountjoy Prison given option to avoid conviction

Aonghus McCarthy said he did not know how the 0.33g of cocaine was in his wallet.

# courts - Monday 5 February, 2018

Hugh Grant settles phone-hacking damages against UK newspapers

It’s been reported that the case was settled for a six-figure sum.

Rape trial: Woman tells court 'you cannot underestimate how scared you are in those situations'

Today is the fourth day that she has been in the witness box.

Rory Best was directed to attend rape trial by senior counsel

The judge in the case clarified the situation today.

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