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#Central Criminal Court

From TheJournal.ie Man sentenced for punching pregnant partner in the face Courts

Man sentenced for punching pregnant partner in the face

He will spend almost two years in prison.

From TheJournal.ie Man pleads not guilty by insanity to murdering mother with mug Courts

Man pleads not guilty by insanity to murdering mother with mug

The trial of Bijan Afshar is expected to last three days.

From TheJournal.ie Court hears of "terribly tragic consequences" in Dean Fitzpatrick trial David Mahon

Court hears of "terribly tragic consequences" in Dean Fitzpatrick trial

The closing speeches are being made in the murder trial. David Mahon has pleaded not guilty to murder.

From TheJournal.ie Denying rapist a pension doesn't breach his human rights Court

Denying rapist a pension doesn't breach his human rights

He is due for release in three years.

From TheJournal.ie Boy forced by his father to have sex with mother, court told Central Criminal Court

Boy forced by his father to have sex with mother, court told

The child also told the court that his father raped him about once a month for over three years.

From TheJournal.ie Man pleads guilty to raping a mother and daughter Sexual Assault

Man pleads guilty to raping a mother and daughter

The 47-year-old man was on bail for previously kidnapping the daughter.

From TheJournal.ie A teacher who raped a seven-year-old student is appealing because a juror was 'smiling' Offaly

A teacher who raped a seven-year-old student is appealing because a juror was 'smiling'

The victim, now aged 25, said the pain was “unbelievable”.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí charge 19-year-old over cash-in-transit van robbery Central Criminal Court

Gardaí charge 19-year-old over cash-in-transit van robbery

The man is due to appear before a court in Dublin this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 83-year-old American man acquitted of raping teenager in Limerick hotel Central Criminal Court

83-year-old American man acquitted of raping teenager in Limerick hotel

The teenager, who is also American, was on holidays with the man, to whom she is related, in Ireland at the time.

From TheJournal.ie "He was so calm after what he had done" - court hears murder accused showed no emotion after killing Central Criminal Court

"He was so calm after what he had done" - court hears murder accused showed no emotion after killing

The accused has pleaded not guilty to murder by reason of insanity.

From TheJournal.ie Former army private jailed for six years for attempted rape at his home Courts

Former army private jailed for six years for attempted rape at his home

28-year-old Bernard Fleming had pleaded not guilty to the attempted rape which happened after he met the victim outside an early house in Dublin in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Court hears how gardaí traced can of Red Bull found at murder scene to shop in Dublin Evidence

Court hears how gardaí traced can of Red Bull found at murder scene to shop in Dublin

Gary Flynn has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Seamus ‘Shay’ O’Byrne.

From TheJournal.ie Judge warns head lice removal company they must pay employee for jury duty Courts

Judge warns head lice removal company they must pay employee for jury duty

“I’m happy to serve but I fear I may lose my job,” the woman told Justice McCarthy.

From TheJournal.ie 20-year-old man found guilty of raping girl (14) at disco when he was 15 Courts

20-year-old man found guilty of raping girl (14) at disco when he was 15

The man, who cannot be named in order to preserve his victim’s anonymity, is due to be sentenced in March.

From TheJournal.ie Corkman jailed for the murder of mother-of-three has won an appeal against his conviction Courts
From TheJournal.ie Man, who demanded 'drug debt money' from another man's father, jailed for one year Courts

Man, who demanded 'drug debt money' from another man's father, jailed for one year

Daniel Malone was found guilty of demanding money with menaces in June of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Limerick man sentenced to 12 and a half years for brutal, repeated rape of woman in her home Courts

Limerick man sentenced to 12 and a half years for brutal, repeated rape of woman in her home

Alan Hanley received concurrent sentences for three counts of rape, a more serious attack than which would be ‘hard to envisage’ according to judge Deirdre Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie 78-year-old man pleads guilty to raping niece and grandniece Carlow

78-year-old man pleads guilty to raping niece and grandniece

The man claimed his grandniece asked him to pay her for sex.

From TheJournal.ie Woman raped as she slept has "heard nothing" from the DPP Possible Appeal

Woman raped as she slept has "heard nothing" from the DPP

Niamh Ní Dhomhnaill hasn’t heard anything since Monday, she says. The DPP has 28 days to appeal.

From TheJournal.ie Man who lured teenager to his death with text messages 'from a girl' launches appeal Central Criminal Court

Man who lured teenager to his death with text messages 'from a girl' launches appeal

He was jailed for life two years ago having lured the 19-year-old to his death by pretending to be a girl.

From TheJournal.ie Man admits to raping and sexually assaulting his girlfriend as she slept Courts

Man admits to raping and sexually assaulting his girlfriend as she slept

The man admitted to the assaults during an email exchange.

From TheJournal.ie Attempt to increase Wayne Dundon's 6 year prison sentence for threatening to kill and intimidate witnesses has failed Court

Attempt to increase Wayne Dundon's 6 year prison sentence for threatening to kill and intimidate witnesses has failed

Dundon was found guilty by the Special Criminal Court of threatening Alice Collins that he would kill or cause serious harm to her sons.

From TheJournal.ie Man confesses to murder of homeless man who had €140,000 in bank account Courts

Man confesses to murder of homeless man who had €140,000 in bank account

The accused bought headphones, a bicycle and new clothes the day after he killed Gerard Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie 7-year-old girl who saw her father shot dead at her Dublin home describes what happened Courts

7-year-old girl who saw her father shot dead at her Dublin home describes what happened

“I feel a little bit sad and a little happy because my dad is away from the bad boys now,” the girl wrote in her statement which was read out in court.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for 12 years for sexually assaulting and attempting to rape his sister Courts

Man jailed for 12 years for sexually assaulting and attempting to rape his sister

At the time of the attack, he was serving the suspended portion of a sentence for armed robbery.

From TheJournal.ie Witness tells court Graham Dwyer fantasised about stabbing a woman to death during sex Elaine O'Hara

Witness tells court Graham Dwyer fantasised about stabbing a woman to death during sex

Darci Day gave evidence from America via a video link.

From TheJournal.ie Jury hears how handcuffs, a leather mask and Elaine O'Hara's keys were found at the bottom of a lake On Trial

Jury hears how handcuffs, a leather mask and Elaine O'Hara's keys were found at the bottom of a lake

The keys were identified by a Dunnes Stores card attached to the key ring which was in Elaine O’Hara’s name.

From TheJournal.ie Tight security in court as man accused of gang murder turns State witness Murder Trial

Tight security in court as man accused of gang murder turns State witness

There were significant delays at the Criminal Courts of Justice as every person entering was screened through security.

From TheJournal.ie Kathleen Chada to appear on the Late Late Show tonight Interview

Kathleen Chada to appear on the Late Late Show tonight

The mother of Eoghan and Ruairí will speak to Ryan Tubridy about her sons’ tragic deaths.

From TheJournal.ie Slippery bandit: Man stands accused of stealing €2,000 worth of seafood Fishy Business

Slippery bandit: Man stands accused of stealing €2,000 worth of seafood

The 40-year-old man from Tallaght was also accused of stealing €6,000 worth of boat engines.

From TheJournal.ie Two due in Dublin court over €650,000 heroin seizure Drugs

Two due in Dublin court over €650,000 heroin seizure

A third man who was also arrested over the seizure has been released without charge.

From TheJournal.ie Victim devastated as man who raped her when she was 14 ‘walks free’ Rape

Victim devastated as man who raped her when she was 14 ‘walks free’

A man was a given a suspended sentence last week after being found guilty of raping his wife’s sister when she was 14.

From TheJournal.ie Fiona Doyle case has 'filled the nation with revulsion' - Taoiseach Leaders' Questions

Fiona Doyle case has 'filled the nation with revulsion' - Taoiseach

The release on bail, pending an appeal, of an elderly man who repeatedly raped his daughter when she was younger was raised at Leaders’ Questions.

From TheJournal.ie Irish courts heard 80 rape, 39 murder cases last year Annual Report

Irish courts heard 80 rape, 39 murder cases last year

The frequency of both murder and rape cases increased since 2010, as did the number of care orders granted to the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie Father's rape and torture of daughters was 'barbaric' says Minister Child Abuse

Father's rape and torture of daughters was 'barbaric' says Minister

The harrowing case of a man jailed for life for the rape and torture of his four daughters highlights the need for legislation says a support group.

From TheJournal.ie Young man beat his grandfather to death with nail bar Courts

Young man beat his grandfather to death with nail bar

Gearóid Fahy today pleaded guilty to the murder of his 78-year-old grandfather Finbar in Galway.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for rape and sexual assault of daughter Courts

Man jailed for rape and sexual assault of daughter

The man is currently serving a sentence for raping two other teenage girls.

From TheJournal.ie Son who killed father with a shovel not guilty of murder Courts

Son who killed father with a shovel not guilty of murder

Tipperary man found guilty of manslaughter in case which heard that he had ‘snapped’ after lifetime of physical abuse.

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