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From TheJournal.ie Two men plead guilty to helping crime gang murder Vinnie Ryan in February 2016 Murder Trial

Two men plead guilty to helping crime gang murder Vinnie Ryan in February 2016

Vinnie Ryan (25) was a brother of Real IRA leader Alan Ryan, who was shot dead in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Law Reform Commission proposes extension of court privilege to bloggers and social media reporters Defamation Act

Law Reform Commission proposes extension of court privilege to bloggers and social media reporters

A new report by the commission has looked at possible amendments to the Defamation Act.

From TheJournal.ie Man who accused UK establishment figures of sexual abuse found guilty of perverting course of justice Carl Beech

Man who accused UK establishment figures of sexual abuse found guilty of perverting course of justice

Carl Beech’s allegations began appearing in the press in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Garda helicopter 'struggled to keep up' with boy driving up to 240km/h, court hears Courts

Garda helicopter 'struggled to keep up' with boy driving up to 240km/h, court hears

The drive ended when the car collided with Garda armed response unit on the N7.

From TheJournal.ie Man (75) has conviction for raping granddaughter quashed over concerns he was unfit to stand trial Courts

Man (75) has conviction for raping granddaughter quashed over concerns he was unfit to stand trial

Christopher Redmond was found in recent weeks to have had a severe form of dementia for some time “with no prospect of recovery”.

From TheJournal.ie Full probation reports on boys who murdered Ana Kriégel won't be given to each other's legal teams Central Criminal Court

Full probation reports on boys who murdered Ana Kriégel won't be given to each other's legal teams

Justice McDermott then said he does not want any more than five members of the media present in court when the boys are sentenced next October.

From TheJournal.ie Man (36) charged over seizure of two semi-automatic weapons from vehicle in Dublin Tallaght

Man (36) charged over seizure of two semi-automatic weapons from vehicle in Dublin

Two seizures were made by gardaí yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Man in court accused of brandishing hatchet and hammer after mini-riot outside Dublin music venue Lost Lane

Man in court accused of brandishing hatchet and hammer after mini-riot outside Dublin music venue

The incident occurred in the early hours of 7 July outside Lost Lane off Grafton Street.

From TheJournal.ie Gin distillery in Dublin will be allowed sell gin to people on factory tours, court rules Inch Distillery

Gin distillery in Dublin will be allowed sell gin to people on factory tours, court rules

Prior to the introduction of the Intoxicating Liquor Act last year craft distilleries and breweries were unable to sell alcohol to people touring their premises.

From TheJournal.ie Man (18) pleads guilty to rape of half-brother and defilement of half-sister over two-year period Courts

Man (18) pleads guilty to rape of half-brother and defilement of half-sister over two-year period

The case was heard today at the Central Criminal Court.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for raping woman after she became lost on night out has conviction quashed on appeal Quashed

Man jailed for raping woman after she became lost on night out has conviction quashed on appeal

Mohamed Okda was remanded in custody to appear before the Central Criminal Court on Monday next.

From TheJournal.ie Man (57) who spied on children in public toilets using hidden cameras is jailed Courts

Man (57) who spied on children in public toilets using hidden cameras is jailed

Kieran Griffin was sentenced to a total of three years in prison for a range of sexual offences.

From TheJournal.ie Minister promises 'urgent action' after shock High Court ruling on citizenship applicants Citizenship

Minister promises 'urgent action' after shock High Court ruling on citizenship applicants

Nobody can now be granted Irish citizenship if they have spent a single day outside the country in the past year.

From TheJournal.ie Government 'carefully studying' ruling not to grant citizenship to those who temporarily leave Ireland Citizenship

Government 'carefully studying' ruling not to grant citizenship to those who temporarily leave Ireland

The ruling applies to those who have left Ireland in the year before they apply for citizenship.

From TheJournal.ie Limerick man (70) returned for trial over alleged sex assault on 12-year-old in Dunnes toilet Sent For Trial

Limerick man (70) returned for trial over alleged sex assault on 12-year-old in Dunnes toilet

In response to arrest, charge and caution, the man replied “not guilty”.

From TheJournal.ie Drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison Joaquin Guzman

Drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison

Guzman, the 62-year-old former co-leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, was convicted in February.

From TheJournal.ie Man to stand trial accused of racist attack on taxi driver after video of alleged incident went viral Courts

Man to stand trial accused of racist attack on taxi driver after video of alleged incident went viral

Clive Mason appeared before Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court today.

From TheJournal.ie Shock ruling says citizenship cannot be granted if applicant has spent a day outside Ireland in past year Courts

Shock ruling says citizenship cannot be granted if applicant has spent a day outside Ireland in past year

Experts called the ruling “absurd”, pointing out that the law on citizenship has never been interpreted so strictly before.

From TheJournal.ie Garda with 15 years' experience pleads guilty to possession of €100 worth of cocaine Courts

Garda with 15 years' experience pleads guilty to possession of €100 worth of cocaine

The garda was found with approximately 1.6 grammes of the drug in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Man who killed neighbour with crowbar to be committed to Central Mental Hospital for 'lengthy' period Sligo

Man who killed neighbour with crowbar to be committed to Central Mental Hospital for 'lengthy' period

Richard McLaughlin was found not guilty by reason of insanity of the murder of Jimmy ‘James’ Loughlin.

From TheJournal.ie Sentencing of man who abused boy (13) delayed over confusion on whether he accepts guilt Courts

Sentencing of man who abused boy (13) delayed over confusion on whether he accepts guilt

Leddy had pleaded not guilty but was convicted on all counts by majority verdict.

From TheJournal.ie Court dispute involving Catholic priest facing drug charges in US to be heard in October Fr Michael O'Leary

Court dispute involving Catholic priest facing drug charges in US to be heard in October

Fr Michael O’Leary was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in March.

From TheJournal.ie Court finds woman who faced 61 charges of neglect and abuse of her two children unfit to be tried Courts

Court finds woman who faced 61 charges of neglect and abuse of her two children unfit to be tried

The two children were taken into care in 2010.

From TheJournal.ie 'Mr Nobody' jailed for managing Kinahan gang's 'arsenal' Declan Brady

'Mr Nobody' jailed for managing Kinahan gang's 'arsenal'

Declan Brady was sentenced to 11-and-a-half years imprisonment by the Special Criminal Court.

From TheJournal.ie Ana Kriegel murder: Sentencing of Boy A and Boy B delayed until 29 October Courts

Ana Kriegel murder: Sentencing of Boy A and Boy B delayed until 29 October

The court is waiting for psychiatric reports to be completed.

From TheJournal.ie Former Miss Ireland Pamela Flood and husband could face jail for failing to leave €900,000 home Courts

Former Miss Ireland Pamela Flood and husband could face jail for failing to leave €900,000 home

A court heard today that the couple had paid no money off their mortgage in nine years.

From TheJournal.ie Pregnant woman who led gardaí on high-speed chase with children in car to be sentenced Courts

Pregnant woman who led gardaí on high-speed chase with children in car to be sentenced

Judge Patricia Ryan adjourned the case for sentencing in October.

From TheJournal.ie Brother of murdered journalist Veronica Guerin pleads guilty to possession of child pornography images MARTIN GUERIN

Brother of murdered journalist Veronica Guerin pleads guilty to possession of child pornography images

Martin Guerin was arraigned at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Owners of property in Dublin 7 take High Court action to remove alleged squatters Courts

Owners of property in Dublin 7 take High Court action to remove alleged squatters

The locks on the doors had been changed and the occupants say they have nowhere to go, so will not be leaving.

From TheJournal.ie Victim's family hit out at mental health services after neighbour found not guilty by reason of insanity Courts

Victim's family hit out at mental health services after neighbour found not guilty by reason of insanity

Jimmy ‘James’ Loughlin was beaten to death by neighbour Richard McLaughlin in February 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Justice minister takes case against farmer allegedly trespassing on State lands formerly earmarked for 'super prison' Thornton Hall

Justice minister takes case against farmer allegedly trespassing on State lands formerly earmarked for 'super prison'

The Minister has brought proceedings against James Scully, from Kilreesk Lane, St Margarets, Co Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie The middle man: How another man's conviction led to confession by 'family friend' of Irene White Courts

The middle man: How another man's conviction led to confession by 'family friend' of Irene White

Irene White was killed in her home 14 years ago. One of her killers was jailed for life today.

From TheJournal.ie US hedge fund billionaire Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking minors Jeffrey Epstein

US hedge fund billionaire Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking minors

Epstein was convicted previously of paying young girls for sexual massages at his mansion.

From TheJournal.ie Judge says State misinterpreted ruling about redress for school abuse survivors Redress Scheme

Judge says State misinterpreted ruling about redress for school abuse survivors

A retired judge said that the State’s approach showed an “inherent inversion of logic and a fundamental unfairness to applicants”.

From TheJournal.ie Irene White's terminally ill sister expresses 'dying wish' that murderers brought to justice Courts

Irene White's terminally ill sister expresses 'dying wish' that murderers brought to justice

A second man was sentenced today for the murder of the mother-of-three at her home in Louth in 2005.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Daily Mail fined €25,000 over front page headline published during Ana Kriegel trial Contempt

Irish Daily Mail fined €25,000 over front page headline published during Ana Kriegel trial

Mr Justice Paul McDermott said there was “no effective editorial control over the manner in which the story was conveyed to the public”.

From TheJournal.ie Second man sentenced to life in prison for murdering Irene White 14 years ago Louth

Second man sentenced to life in prison for murdering Irene White 14 years ago

The mother-of-three was killed in her home in Louth in 2005.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's time we called out the insurance industry': Courts figures show drop in number of personal injury cases Premiums

'It's time we called out the insurance industry': Courts figures show drop in number of personal injury cases

Awards in medical negligence cases in the High Court were also down last year.

From TheJournal.ie Woman jailed for kicking expectant mother in stomach Dublin

Woman jailed for kicking expectant mother in stomach

Joyce Conlon was sentenced to three and a half years in prison.

From TheJournal.ie Gemma O'Doherty launches legal action against science writer David Robert Grimes High Court

Gemma O'Doherty launches legal action against science writer David Robert Grimes

Grimes launched a case against O’Doherty last month.