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From TheJournal.ie Brother and sister describe finding human torso in Wicklow mountains at Patricia O'Connor murder trial Courts

Brother and sister describe finding human torso in Wicklow mountains at Patricia O'Connor murder trial

The trial into the murder of Patricia O’Connor heard evidence from multiple witnesses.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court sits with highest proportion of female judges on bench ever History Made

Supreme Court sits with highest proportion of female judges on bench ever

The Courts Service said the presence of females on the bench has increased greatly in Ireland over the past 25 years.

From TheJournal.ie Woman (29) awarded €30k after she was scalded by coffee spill at McDonald's drive-thru Courts

Woman (29) awarded €30k after she was scalded by coffee spill at McDonald's drive-thru

Counsel for Ciara Corboy said she suffered extensive burns and required treatment in hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should TV cameras be allowed to film high-profile cases in Irish courts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should TV cameras be allowed to film high-profile cases in Irish courts?

Crown courts in England and Wales are set to allow TV cameras in to film some cases.

From TheJournal.ie Body of 61-year-old woman was dismembered into 15 separate parts, murder trial hears Patricia O'connor

Body of 61-year-old woman was dismembered into 15 separate parts, murder trial hears

Kieran Greene has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Patricia O’Connor on 29 May 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Man (70s) receives suspended sentence for sexual abuse of boy in the 1960s Courts

Man (70s) receives suspended sentence for sexual abuse of boy in the 1960s

Gordon Black was aged between 16 and 20 years of age when he molested his victim.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't have to tell you': Public bodies may no longer have to justify FOI refusals, Supreme Court hears Freedom Of Information

'I don't have to tell you': Public bodies may no longer have to justify FOI refusals, Supreme Court hears

An appeal against two rulings last year has been brought by the Information Commissioner.

From TheJournal.ie Man (32) charged with murder of Arklow woman who was found seriously injured at home Nadine Lott
From TheJournal.ie Taxi driver scammed passengers 270 times using remote control to add €9 to fares, court hears Overcharging

Taxi driver scammed passengers 270 times using remote control to add €9 to fares, court hears

Raymond Pidgeon pleaded guilty to the offence in court today.

From TheJournal.ie Getaway driver accidentally set fire to trousers while trying to burn stolen vehicle after Dublin murder Gareth Brophy

Getaway driver accidentally set fire to trousers while trying to burn stolen vehicle after Dublin murder

Gareth Brophy has pleaded guilty to helping facilitate the murder of David Douglas.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil TD denies defaming Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald, court hears Twitter

Fianna Fáil TD denies defaming Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald, court hears

A pretrial motion was mentioned before the High Court today.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who posed as a boy to sexually assault teenage girls is jailed for eight years England

Woman who posed as a boy to sexually assault teenage girls is jailed for eight years

The woman concealed her hair beneath a baseball cap and baggy clothes.

From TheJournal.ie Man (20s) due in court over series of ATM thefts Cavan

Man (20s) due in court over series of ATM thefts

The man has an address in Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Man accused of daytime sexual assault of unconscious woman on Dublin street Courts
From TheJournal.ie British 19-year-old handed suspended sentence after being found guilty of lying about Cyprus gang rape Courts

British 19-year-old handed suspended sentence after being found guilty of lying about Cyprus gang rape

The teenager had claimed she was raped by up to 12 Israeli tourists in a hotel room in July.

From TheJournal.ie Shipping company faces charges over father-of-two's death at Dublin Port District Court

Shipping company faces charges over father-of-two's death at Dublin Port

Doyle Shipping Group is accused of breaking health and safety laws following the death of a father-of-two after a workplace accident at Dublin Port.

From TheJournal.ie Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith released on bail Bail

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith released on bail

Her bail conditions including residing at an address in the northeast and signing on at a garda station twice daily.

From TheJournal.ie Man (54) appears in court charged over Cork city stabbing incident that left three injured Courts

Man (54) appears in court charged over Cork city stabbing incident that left three injured

Thomas O’Sullivan was charged before a special court sitting last night.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa Smith still on remand in prison despite being granted bail last week Courts

Lisa Smith still on remand in prison despite being granted bail last week

Smith may yet may yet spend Christmas in jail over issues around the independent surety.

From TheJournal.ie Caroline Flack 'hit boyfriend over the head with a lamp' in alleged assault, London court told Courts

Caroline Flack 'hit boyfriend over the head with a lamp' in alleged assault, London court told

A police officer said ‘both were covered in blood’ when they called to the TV presenter’s flat.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters barred from interfering in accommodation being fitted out for asylum seekers in Leitrim High Court

Protesters barred from interfering in accommodation being fitted out for asylum seekers in Leitrim

Mr Justice Max Barrett granted the permanent injunction today.

From TheJournal.ie Latest Ian Bailey extradition case 'totally new ground' for Irish courts Extradition

Latest Ian Bailey extradition case 'totally new ground' for Irish courts

This is the third time the French authorities have sought his surrender to face charges in relation to the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

From TheJournal.ie Man (23) accused of using Snapchat for witness intimidation remanded in custody for Christmas District Court

Man (23) accused of using Snapchat for witness intimidation remanded in custody for Christmas

On conviction, the charge carries a possible 10-year sentence.

From TheJournal.ie Fresh translation of French Ian Bailey judgement handed back to State over 'translation issues' Ian Bailey

Fresh translation of French Ian Bailey judgement handed back to State over 'translation issues'

Bailey was not in court for today’s brief hearing.

From TheJournal.ie Man who had sexual encounters with 3 underage girls jailed for seven and a half years Courts

Man who had sexual encounters with 3 underage girls jailed for seven and a half years

David Masterson pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to three charges of defilement.

From TheJournal.ie Man found in possession of child pornography after exposing himself near a child gets suspended sentence Westmeath

Man found in possession of child pornography after exposing himself near a child gets suspended sentence

The man pleaded guilty before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

From TheJournal.ie Parents convicted of 'extremely serious offence' of FGM to be sentenced next month Dublin

Parents convicted of 'extremely serious offence' of FGM to be sentenced next month

Female genital mutilation carries a maximum sentence of up to 14 years in prison.

From TheJournal.ie Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith granted bail Courts

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith granted bail

She is accused of being a member of a terrorist organisation.

From TheJournal.ie Rape survivor on waiving her anonymity: ‘I just wanted to say - this is who he is and this is what he did’ Foster Care

Rape survivor on waiving her anonymity: ‘I just wanted to say - this is who he is and this is what he did’

Ciara said she has received messages from other victims who are afraid to talk about their abuse.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ accused of criminal offences in making of Hyde & Seek exposé Creches

RTÉ accused of criminal offences in making of Hyde & Seek exposé

Four Hyde & Seek crèches had been ordered to close by 31 December on foot of an order by Tusla.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who lost control of car and killed pedestrian and injured 3 others jailed for 2 years Courts

Woman who lost control of car and killed pedestrian and injured 3 others jailed for 2 years

All four victims were walking home from work during rush hour on a summer evening in Dublin city centre.

From TheJournal.ie Man caught after girl (15) posted Snapchat video of him masturbating in front of her gets suspended sentence Courts

Man caught after girl (15) posted Snapchat video of him masturbating in front of her gets suspended sentence

John Smith (59) had invited the 15-year-old girl into his van after asking for directions.

From TheJournal.ie Nine people charged after violent incident due to appear before Longford court today Courts

Nine people charged after violent incident due to appear before Longford court today

The violent disorder took place at around 9.40am yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed over oral rape of drunk man found lying unconscious on Dublin street Courts

Man jailed over oral rape of drunk man found lying unconscious on Dublin street

Brahim Maddi (36) pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to sexual assault and oral rape.

From TheJournal.ie Court hears man threatened Garda that he would 'eat her face and leave her unrecognisable' Ennis Circuit Court

Court hears man threatened Garda that he would 'eat her face and leave her unrecognisable'

Martin O’Callaghan made the threat after seriously assaulting a pensioner.

From TheJournal.ie Ian Bailey arrested after High Court endorses his extradition to France Ian Bailey

Ian Bailey arrested after High Court endorses his extradition to France

Bailey was convicted of the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in absentia in a Paris court earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie Man (32) charged over serious assault of woman in Arklow at the weekend Nadine Lott

Man (32) charged over serious assault of woman in Arklow at the weekend

Daniel Murtagh (32), from Melrose Grove, Clondalkin, was today refused bail in Bray District Court.

From TheJournal.ie Patrick Quirke appeal against Bobby Ryan murder conviction to be heard in October 2020 Mr Moonlight

Patrick Quirke appeal against Bobby Ryan murder conviction to be heard in October 2020

The appeal has been fixed for 13 October. It is expected to last four days.

From TheJournal.ie Jail for young mother who imported more than 1.5 kilos of cocaine into Ireland Circuit Criminal Court

Jail for young mother who imported more than 1.5 kilos of cocaine into Ireland

Hyonaru Moreno received a sentence of two and a half years.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for murder of infant son found not guilty by reason of insanity following retrial Courts

Man jailed for murder of infant son found not guilty by reason of insanity following retrial

Yusif Ali Abdi was initially tried before the Central Criminal Court in 2003.