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#Courts

# courts - Yesterday’s News

Family of 'severely scalded' 90-year-old woman awarded €54,000 in damages from nursing home

A hot water bottle was placed next to Olive Sheeran’s feet and burst shortly afterwards, severely scalding her, a court has heard.

# courts - Monday 12 November, 2018

Bus driver found guilty over fatal crash that killed cyclist avoids jail

Osborn Irabor has been banned from driving for four years.

Estonian man pleads guilty to conspiring to murder man in Northern Ireland

The defendant has been remanded in custody until 30 November, when he will be sentenced.

Court told woman was motivated by 'spite and revenge' in Australia strawberry needle case

A 50-year-old woman was arrested and charged yesterday with seven counts of contaminating goods.

# courts - Friday 9 November, 2018

Solicitor tells High Court she was discriminated against because she is 'a woman and a black African'

The solicitor was asked about her qualifications and training while representing a patient at a Mental Health tribunal.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Cocaine-snorting gunman jailed for 11 years for plotting to murder a Dublin man

Luke Wilson was recorded by gardai in “extensive discussions” about the murder plot.

Two men jailed for sex assault on sleeping girl in Dublin nightclub

One of the men pointed himself out on CCTV footage but said: “I don’t know where the sexual assault was though”.

Garda brings High Court action to have YouTube video of public order incident taken down

The garda claims commentary on the video falsely accuses him of kicking a minor in the head.

# courts - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Asylum seeker settles High Court action to get father's name on son's birth cert

The woman became pregnant following a relationship with a security guard at a Direct Provision centre.

# courts - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Schoolgirl whose mother is being prosecuted for buying abortion pills 'is potential victim of crime'

Lawyers for the mother and daughter, who have both been granted anonymity, claim the prosecution breaches their human rights.

Judge dismisses former Garda Commissioner O'Sullivan's defamation application

O’Sullivan, who served as Commissioner between 2014 and 2017, had claimed she was defamed by the Irish Examiner.

Garda convicted over possessing child pornography images

Joseph O’Connor (58) of west Dublin had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to five counts of possession of child pornography.

# courts - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

'The worst part of it all was being told our son was a torso in a suitcase'

Paul Wells Snr (50) had admitted shooting O’Brien dead and dismembering his body.

Friend convicted of murdering Kenneth O'Brien and dismembering his body with a chainsaw

Paul Wells Snr (50) had admitted shooting dead fellow Dubliner Kenneth O’Brien and dismembering his body.

# courts - Monday 5 November, 2018

Horse trader jailed for 9 years for rape of teenage girl who worked for him

The incidents took place in Mountrath, Co Laois in the early 1990s. The judge described the abuse as “calculated and exploitative”.

Drama teacher jailed for raping student (7) ends appeal to reduce sentence

The court heard that a juror apparently “smiled and winked” in the direction of the complainant and two gardaí.

Jury begins deliberating in trial of murder accused who allegedly 'chopped' friend up with chainsaw

Paul Wells Snr (50) has admitted shooting dead fellow Dubliner Kenneth O’Brien and dismembering his body.

'The actions of a coward, evil': Man jailed for ten years for repeated rape of daughter

The victim said it had been unbearable to hear her mother giving evidence on her father’s behalf during the trial.

Man (70) pleads not guilty to murdering his partner two years ago

Desmond Duffy today replied “not guilty” when charged with the murder of Des Sullivan.

# courts - Friday 2 November, 2018

Judge highlights 'disturbing disposal of body' in Kenneth O’Brien murder trial

Justice Paul McDermott said: “In this case, there are disturbing elements in relation to the disposal of the body,” as he began his charge.

Man who slashed Luas passenger in the face with a flick knife jailed for 5 years

The Judge said it was ironic that the 28-year-old man’s actions were a “warped manifestation” of his devotion to his family.

'I’m very concerned at reports regarding the bail situation': Garda review into Eoin Berkley case announced

A Garda review into policing matters around the case of Eoin Berkley is to take place.

'I’ve been kidnapped. I’m going to be killed': A phone call no father ever wants to receive

Mr Justice White said there is a collective sense of shame that somebody visiting Ireland had suffered in such a vile way.

# courts - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Dublin man sentenced to 14 years for raping Spanish student repeatedly over 21-hour-period

Eoin Berkley admitted to raping the girl in Ringsend in July 2017.

# courts - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Trial hears evidence against garda accused of possession of child pornography

The images of the child sexual abuse were allegedly found on a laptop.

Company charged with offences following UK baby death investigation

The company is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday 17 December.

# courts - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

'Muzzle of weapon was pressed against head' of man whose dismembered remains were found, court hears

Paul Wells Snr has admitted shooting dead fellow Dubliner Kenneth O’Brien and dismembering his body.

Man who defiled girl he collected from teenage disco in Dublin has sentence cut on appeal

He has been resentenced to two years imprisonment with 12 months post-release supervision.

# courts - Friday 26 October, 2018

Special Criminal Court judgement in Gareth Hutch murder trial will continue next week

Hutch, nephew of Gerry “the monk” Hutch, was shot dead as he was getting into his car in Dublin on the morning of 24 May 2016.

Two men awarded settlements after being unlawfully imprisoned by a judge for two nights

Joe Doocey and Wayne Nash were imprisoned by a judge after he indicated he had overheard them insult him.

# courts - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Driver who threw beer from car and caused €3,000 damage to garda car jailed for three-and-a-half years

The accused had 164 previous convictions, mainly for road traffic offences, at the time of his arrest in 2016.

'I was half-expecting him to wake up': Court hears how man dismembered friend's body with chainsaw

The Central Criminal Court heard evidence by Paul Wells Snr in his trial for the murder of Kenneth O’Brien.

Limerick man (78) jailed for six years for raping one and sexually abusing two of his daughters over 10-year period

Three of the indecent assault charges involved Byrnes “willing” the family dog to engage in sexual acts with one daughter.

Dentists withdraw allegations of misconduct against each other after row over CCTV camera

The men had previously worked well together but the relationship became “toxic”, a court heard.

'All I can remember is fear': Woman who was beaten, stabbed and scalded by partner speaks out

Colin Ryan was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years for his attack on Simone Lee yesterday.

# courts - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Potential retrial for woman accused of slicing a woman's throat after jury fails to reach verdict

The case was put back to November for a possible retrial.

Dublin Bus driver found guilty of careless driving causing the death of cyclist in 2014

Osborn Irabor will be sentenced at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on 12 November.

Man who stabbed, burned, and beat partner jailed for 9.5 years with final two suspended

Colin Ryan pleaded guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Simone Lee in November 2016.

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