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#Central Criminal Court

From TheJournal.ie Jury fails to reach verdict in case of man accused of murdering nephew’s friend with a butcher’s knife Murder Trial

Jury fails to reach verdict in case of man accused of murdering nephew’s friend with a butcher’s knife

The man had previously been sentenced to life in prison for the murder – but had that conviction quashed.

From TheJournal.ie Father accused of murdering infant son has inconsistencies in his account of death, court hears Baby Joshua

Father accused of murdering infant son has inconsistencies in his account of death, court hears

John Tighe has pleaded not guilty to murdering his son Joshua on 1 June 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Man cleared of murdering trespasser in home with garden shears Courts

Man cleared of murdering trespasser in home with garden shears

This is the first murder case defended under the Defence and Dwelling Act.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for 3.5 years for raping woman he was dating Dublin

Man jailed for 3.5 years for raping woman he was dating

In her victim impact statement, the woman said the rape had “destroyed her spirit”.

From TheJournal.ie Boy charged with attempted murder after woman was seriously injured in stabbing Dún Laoghaire

Boy charged with attempted murder after woman was seriously injured in stabbing

The 15-year-old will stand trial in the Central Criminal Court.

From TheJournal.ie Baby, whose father is accused of his murder, had paper from two tissue boxes in his throat when he died Baby Joshua

Baby, whose father is accused of his murder, had paper from two tissue boxes in his throat when he died

John Tighe has pleaded not guilty to murdering his son Joshua on 1 June 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Woman jailed for three years for staging housemate’s suicide Cavan

Woman jailed for three years for staging housemate’s suicide

The judge said he took into account the fact that the accused was “one of life’s victims”.

From TheJournal.ie Former solicitor Michael Lynn charged with theft of almost €30 million in Dublin Courts

Former solicitor Michael Lynn charged with theft of almost €30 million in Dublin

Lynn had been living in Brazil for the past eight years.

From TheJournal.ie Woman found guilty of impeding murder investigation by staging housemate's suicide Court

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.

From TheJournal.ie Man's murder conviction quashed over jury's visit to rubbish chute in which victim died Courts

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.

From TheJournal.ie Woman accused of faking suicide of housemate 'who was murdered', court hears Cavan

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.

From TheJournal.ie Convicted rapist allegedly impersonated Garda and attempted to 'arrest' Dublin schoolgirl Courts

Convicted rapist allegedly impersonated Garda and attempted to 'arrest' Dublin schoolgirl

Cork man Paul Buckley was previously jailed for four years for battering and raping a woman who was making her way home after a night out.

From TheJournal.ie Man sentenced to two years for robbery and 'merciless' attack on fellow homeless person Courts

Man sentenced to two years for robbery and 'merciless' attack on fellow homeless person

Christopher Morgan was himself engaging with homeless services at the time of the attack in September 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin man who sexually abused his sister and raped his niece jailed for six years Courts

Dublin man who sexually abused his sister and raped his niece jailed for six years

The man began sexually abusing his younger sister when he was aged 14.

From TheJournal.ie Evidence from garda identifying Patrick Hutch may be 'compromised by press coverage', court told Regency Attack

Evidence from garda identifying Patrick Hutch may be 'compromised by press coverage', court told

David Byrne was shot dead at the Regency Hotel in north Dublin on 5 February 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for seven years after sexually attacking woman he tracked off late night bus 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.

From TheJournal.ie Regency shooting: Witness was 'relieved' to see 'Garda' arrive, until 'he aimed his gun and shot a person' Central Criminal Court

Regency shooting: Witness was 'relieved' to see 'Garda' arrive, until 'he aimed his gun and shot a person'

David Byrne was shot dead at the Regency Hotel in north Dublin on 5 February 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Man who raped niece on Christmas night jailed for five and a half years Courts

Man who raped niece on Christmas night jailed for five and a half years

The Dublin man in his 60s was jailed for raping his 41-year-old niece as she slept in her own home.

From TheJournal.ie Teen found guilty of murder tells family 'don't worry, it's only an extra few years' as he awaits life sentencing Courts

Teen found guilty of murder tells family 'don't worry, it's only an extra few years' as he awaits life sentencing

19-year-old Graham McEvoy has been found guilty of stabbing his best friend to death.

From TheJournal.ie Man who took ex-girlfriend to secluded location and repeatedly beat her escapes jail time Court

Man who took ex-girlfriend to secluded location and repeatedly beat her escapes jail time

Ian Kelly of Turvey Avenue, Inchicore, Dublin has 10 previous convictions.

From TheJournal.ie Man (45) jailed for 7 and a half years after raping two women he met in a nightclub Central Criminal Court

Man (45) jailed for 7 and a half years after raping two women he met in a nightclub

The man told the jury he had consensual unprotected sex with one woman, and denied having sex with the other victim.

From TheJournal.ie David Mahon loses appeal against seven year sentence for killing of stepson Dean Fitzpatrick Court

David Mahon loses appeal against seven year sentence for killing of stepson Dean Fitzpatrick

David Mahon had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Dean Fitzpatrick.

From TheJournal.ie Retired surgeon guilty of sex attacks on young boys given 20 months in prison Michael Shine

Retired surgeon guilty of sex attacks on young boys given 20 months in prison

Lawyers for the retired surgeon had previously claimed that imprisoning him would kill him.

From TheJournal.ie Man found guilty of manslaughter in second trial over father-of-one's fatal stabbing Retrial

Man found guilty of manslaughter in second trial over father-of-one's fatal stabbing

The man was originally convicted of murder in 2014 but the conviction was overturned on appeal.

From TheJournal.ie Brazilian man sentenced to eight years for killing man who assaulted and racially abused him Waterford

Brazilian man sentenced to eight years for killing man who assaulted and racially abused him

James Banville died from a single stab wound to the heart in October 2016.

From TheJournal.ie 'We'll never forgive him': Former British Army soldier jailed for life for Dublin chip shop murder Courts

'We'll never forgive him': Former British Army soldier jailed for life for Dublin chip shop murder

66-year-old Donal Colgan was convicted today at his second trial for the murder of David Sheridan in August 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Tom Humphries is set to be sentenced for the defilement of a child this morning Central Criminal Court

Tom Humphries is set to be sentenced for the defilement of a child this morning

The former high-profile sports journalist pleaded guilty to four counts of grooming and two counts of defilement of a child.

From TheJournal.ie Man who raped woman after she got lost on a night out sentenced to 10 years Courts

Man who raped woman after she got lost on a night out sentenced to 10 years

Egyptian national Mohamed Okda (30) had pleaded not guilty to two counts of raping the woman.

From TheJournal.ie 'I waited 46 years and I'm telling the truth' witness tells Dr Michael Shine trial Central Criminal Court

'I waited 46 years and I'm telling the truth' witness tells Dr Michael Shine trial

Retired surgeon Michael Shine (85) denies eight charges of indecently assaulting teenage boys at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital over a 27-year period.

From TheJournal.ie Former soldier pleads guilty to raping and sexually assaulting daughters over seven-year period Courts

Former soldier pleads guilty to raping and sexually assaulting daughters over seven-year period

69-year-old Jerry O’Keeffe today pleaded guilty to sexually abusing his two daughters between 1980 and 1987.

From TheJournal.ie Man accused of attempting to murder sister searched for 'jugular vein' online before attack Kilkenny

Man accused of attempting to murder sister searched for 'jugular vein' online before attack

Daniel O’Connell admitted in interviews that he had tried to kill his sister by stabbing her a number of times.

From TheJournal.ie Man accused of attempted murder of sister as she was 'carrying a Dublin baby' Courts

Man accused of attempted murder of sister as she was 'carrying a Dublin baby'

Daniel O’Connell admitted during Garda interviews that he had stabbed is sister a number of times.

From TheJournal.ie Westmeath man who 'strangled the life out of' the mother of his children is found guilty of murder Courts

Westmeath man who 'strangled the life out of' the mother of his children is found guilty of murder

Danny Keena will face a mandatory life sentence.

From TheJournal.ie 'I deserve a sentence': Kerry man who sexually assaulted woman in her home to be jailed next week Court

'I deserve a sentence': Kerry man who sexually assaulted woman in her home to be jailed next week

The man broke into the home of a woman and sexually assaulted her before stealing money.

From TheJournal.ie Charges dropped against one of the seven Jobstown defendants Central Criminal Court

Charges dropped against one of the seven Jobstown defendants

Applause broke out in court after the charges against 50-year-old Ken Purcell were officially dropped.

From TheJournal.ie Westmeath man who kidnapped his ex-partner handed 7-year jail term Central Criminal Court

Westmeath man who kidnapped his ex-partner handed 7-year jail term

At the time of the false imprisonment, the accused would not accept that the relationship was over.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin woman pleads guilty to manslaughter of her two-year-old son Courts

Dublin woman pleads guilty to manslaughter of her two-year-old son

Hazel Waters has pleaded guilty to manslaughter, but not guilty to murder.

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 '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 Man who viciously attacked two Italian men jailed for three years Central Criminal Court

Man who viciously attacked two Italian men jailed for three years

The convicted man has 20 previous convictions, including for robbery and theft