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# Courts

# inequality
UK study finds minority defendants ‘more likely to be charged than white British people’
Carribean suspects were 12% more likely than white British suspects to be charged for a comparable crime.
# Castlerea
Garda tells murder trial of attempts to perform CPR on Garda Colm Horkan after shooting
Garda Helen Gillen recounted how she saw two men “grappling” before one stumbled backwards after being been shot.
# Courts
Man who kicked pregnant ex-partner in stomach and threatened to 'rip' baby out is jailed
Dean Paget (34) pleaded guilty to attempting to murder his former partner Lisa Ward.
Yesterday
6th February 2023
# Courts
Man accused of sexual assault injured after being confronted by ‘vigilantes’, court hears
Anatol Botnari, 23, was arrested on Saturday night and taken to Ballymun Garda Station.
Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# UK Courts
Disgraced paedophile pop star Gary Glitter freed from jail
The glam rock singer was jailed in 2015 for sexually abusing three schoolgirls.
# Courts
Man with 41 previous convictions who defiled teen girl has six-year sentence halved on appeal
The male was also placed on the sex offenders register.
# Aidan McAnespie
'We didn't want a pound of flesh': Aidan McAnespie's brother critical of sentence for David Holden
David Jonathan Holden, 53, was sentenced to three years at Belfast Crown Court this afternoon.
# Courts
Man who stabbed former boss 19 times found not guilty of attempted murder by reason of insanity
Neil O’Dowd was remanded on continuing bail until 15 February.
# colm horkan
New jury to be sworn in at Stephen Silver murder trial after initial jury was discharged
A note was handed to the judge this morning to say that one of the jurors had a difficulty serving.
# Courts
Second man admits facilitating gang in murder of Thomas McCarthy
Charles McClean (32), of St Mark’s Drive, Clondalkin was arraigned before the Central Criminal Court this morning.
# stephen silver
Garda murder accused Stephen Silver claims detective Colm Horkan tried to attack him
Silver denies murdering Garda Colm Horkan in 2020.
# Donegal
Trial date set for man accused of murdering mother in house fire
Guenter Lohse will go on trial on 8 April 2024 at the Central Criminal Court.
# Courts
Man jailed for 'merciless' attack on a man in Phoenix Park
Footage showed the attackers laughing and the victim could be seen bleeding heavily from his head.
# Courts
Man pleads guilty to sexual assault of eight-year-old girl
The man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the girl at an address in Cork on a date between 1 and 7 November 2003.
# Courts
Gun enthusiast found with 'ammunition factory' of bullet heads, cartridges and gunpowder
Gavin Blanchfield was given a six-year suspended sentence today.
# DePaul
Man jailed for setting fire to homeless hostel that left woman with catastrophic injuries
The fire at the Depaul Hostel in Dublin 7 was started by Keith Riggs (38) in March last year.
# Courts
'Rather sad' no one to speak in court on behalf of man killed in his own home, judge says
Noel Lennon (49) was charged with the murder of Isaac Horgan.
Last month
January 2023
# Courts
Nephew of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch arrested for criminal trespass
Eddie Hutch Jr (47) was arrested at 10.56pm at a house six doors from his own home.
# Troubles
Former British soldier convicted of killing Aidan McAnespie to be sentenced next week
He will serve a maximum of two years in jail regardless of the sentence, under a clause in the Good Friday Agreement.
# regency trial
Special Criminal Court to deliver verdict in Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch trial in April
The judge said the court would notify parties if the judgment for the three accused is available before 17 April.
# Tipperary
Two men go on trial for alleged possession of €80k worth of cocaine for sale or supply
Michael Morgan (43) and John Walsh (36) appeared before Nenagh Circuit Court today.
# Courts
Gerard Hutch prosecution stands or falls on evidence of Jonathan Dowdall, barrister tells court
Brendan Grehan SC, for Hutch, gave his closing speech this afternoon.
# Courts
Man who sexually assaulted 'extremely vulnerable' girlfriend over number of weeks is jailed
The accused man pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault of the woman.
# Courts
Women go on trial accused of trafficking two Brazilian women to work as prostitutes
Two women were allegedly brought to Ireland to engage in prostitution in Thurles, Tralee, and Enniscorthy, among other places.
# Courts
Gerard 'The Monk' Hutch will not take stand in Regency murder trial, court hears
The State today concluded its case against Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch.
# Cork
Man (30) charged with murder of 89-year-old Mercy University Hospital patient Matthew Healy
Dylan Magee appeared in Cork District Court today, where he was remanded to Cork Prison.
# regency trial
Lawyers for Gerard Hutch don't expect to call any evidence on his behalf, trial hears
The State is expected to conclude its case against Hutch and his two co-accused tomorrow.
# Courts
Man who repeatedly raped woman he met on dating website jailed for nine years
The judge said Bajo Ziflai had shown no remorse or acknowledged the harm he caused to the woman on the night in question.
# Courts
Mother of Mulready-Woods speaks of 'inhumane, violent and barbaric death' in court statement
Keane Mulready-Woods (17) was last seen alive in Drogheda on 12 January 2020.
# Courts
Man who repeatedly sexually assaulted his then-partner jailed for five-and-a-half years
The judge said Derek Reid’s actions were an atrocious violation of the victim.
# Courts
Enoch Burke refused injunction after he tells judge he won't stay away from school
The judge said that the balance of justice was tipped against Enoch Burke because of his refusal to stay away from the school.
# Court
Judge won't grant Enoch Burke injunction unless he complies with court order to stay away from school
The judge said that the balance of justice was tipped in favour of refusing to grant the injunction.
# Courts
Man jailed for seven and half years for early morning spree of knife point robberies
In a 45 minute time period the man carried out two robberies, three attempted robberies, one hijacking of a pedal bicycle, all in the Finglas area.
# Courts
Man pleads guilty to murder of vulnerable pensioner in his home on Dublin's Cork Street
A 76 year old man’s body was found in his living room in Dublin, mutilated and covered in blood next to an axe.
# Court
High Court to rule on application to sequester Enoch Burke's assets next week
Burke asked the court why it would take so long to come up with a judgment.
# Courts
Senior Garda gives evidence on timeline of Hutch-Kinahan feud at Regency murder trial
The court was told that the prosecution’s case against Gerard Hutch and his two co-accused should end on Thursday.
# Courts
Retired bus driver stole €100,000 from Citybus Employee Credit Union causing it to close
The former chairman of the credit union’s board pleaded guilty to 10 counts of forgery, 41 counts of theft and 31 counts of money laundering.
# Finglas
Man (39) appears in court over fatal stabbing in Dublin last week
Brian Hogan, 39, from the Finglas area died last Friday.
# Gardaí
Man charged over fatal stabbing in Finglas on Friday
The man was arrested on Friday and is due to appear before Blanchardstown District Court tomorrow morning.
# Courts
Christina Anderson pleads guilty to manslaughter over fatal stabbing of man outside her home
Anderson had previously pleaded not guilty to murder by reason of insanity.