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From TheJournal.ie Man who trapped and attacked woman in laneway jailed for five years Sentenced

Man who trapped and attacked woman in laneway jailed for five years

Chico Makamda has 15 previous convictions, including for an offence of indecency.

From TheJournal.ie Woman found guilty of trying to murder stranger as she walked home from work Laura Kenna

Woman found guilty of trying to murder stranger as she walked home from work

Laura Kenna had argued that she was legally insane at the time.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court dismisses Denis O'Brien's appeal over Dáil debate on Siteserv Dáil Statements

Supreme Court dismisses Denis O'Brien's appeal over Dáil debate on Siteserv

The judgment was delivered in Galway by Ireland’s top court.

From TheJournal.ie 'Gardaí have no idea where she is': Warrant for woman who skipped bail after impeding garda investigation Sligo

'Gardaí have no idea where she is': Warrant for woman who skipped bail after impeding garda investigation

Janice Brady hasn’t signed on with the gardaí since 15 February.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court cuts wait time for appeals to one year Justice

Supreme Court cuts wait time for appeals to one year

The court has now effectively disposed of its backlog of legacy cases.

From TheJournal.ie Man who had luggage searched by Dublin Airport police after alleged theft loses €75k defamation claim Courts

Man who had luggage searched by Dublin Airport police after alleged theft loses €75k defamation claim

The DAA was investigating the theft of a Giorgio Armani watch.

From TheJournal.ie Man convicted of raping 15-year-old at house party has appeal dismissed Courts

Man convicted of raping 15-year-old at house party has appeal dismissed

The Court of Appeal had “no hesitation” in dismissing the appeal.

From TheJournal.ie Judge allows extradition of John Downey in relation to 1972 murder of UDR soldiers Enniskillen

Judge allows extradition of John Downey in relation to 1972 murder of UDR soldiers

John Downey told detectives he believed “it was the DUP and not the DPP” who decided to prosecute him.

From TheJournal.ie Man who set up gambling support group in Cork Prison steals €6.9k cash to go on gambling spree Courts

Man who set up gambling support group in Cork Prison steals €6.9k cash to go on gambling spree

Ian O’Sullivan appeared in court over the theft of €6,901 in cash and €4,000 in cheques from Musgraves.

From TheJournal.ie Murder accused Patrick Quirke told gardaí that ex-lover Mary Lowry was 'vicious' and 'verbally abusive' Courts

Murder accused Patrick Quirke told gardaí that ex-lover Mary Lowry was 'vicious' and 'verbally abusive'

Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.

From TheJournal.ie Patrick Quirke murder trial hears about hair clip taken from farm tank where Bobby Ryan's body was found Courts

Patrick Quirke murder trial hears about hair clip taken from farm tank where Bobby Ryan's body was found

Ryan was found almost two years after going missing.

From TheJournal.ie 'Chilling effect': What could the Kerins case change about Dáil committees? PAC It In

'Chilling effect': What could the Kerins case change about Dáil committees?

A significant judgement was handed down today against the “extraordinarily well-defended” privileges of the Oireachtas.

From TheJournal.ie Farmer lodges proceedings against KBC Bank over Strokestown Eviction Co Roscommon

Farmer lodges proceedings against KBC Bank over Strokestown Eviction

The bank is one of a number of parties whom farmer David McGann has lodged proceedings against.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court finds PAC acted 'significantly' outside remit in questioning of former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins Angela Kerins

Supreme Court finds PAC acted 'significantly' outside remit in questioning of former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins

Angela Kerins had sought damages from the PAC following a 2014 hearing. The case has been adjourned until April.

From TheJournal.ie Teacher loses bid for injunction to prevent concerns over relationship with former student being disclosed Teaching Council

Teacher loses bid for injunction to prevent concerns over relationship with former student being disclosed

The relevant allegations, which the teacher denies, include sexual assault, providing drugs and alcohol, and emotional abuse.

From TheJournal.ie 'Love rival' trial: DNA expert found 'no evidence' of serious assault in Mary Lowry's home Courts

'Love rival' trial: DNA expert found 'no evidence' of serious assault in Mary Lowry's home

Lowry’s home was the last place Bobby Ryan was seen alive.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who made landlords’ lives 'utter misery' has five-year sentence reduced Tipperary

Woman who made landlords’ lives 'utter misery' has five-year sentence reduced

Rosemary Jones was previously given a two-year sentence for forgery and a consecutive three-year sentence for criminal damage.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí found evidence of blood stains at home of DJ Bobby Ryan's girlfriend, court hears Murder Trial

Gardaí found evidence of blood stains at home of DJ Bobby Ryan's girlfriend, court hears

Patrick Quirke is currently on trial accused of the murder of Ryan.

From TheJournal.ie Retired surgeon Michael Shine sentenced to four years in jail for sexual abuse of patients Courts

Retired surgeon Michael Shine sentenced to four years in jail for sexual abuse of patients

One victim called it a “good day for me and for all victims of abuse”.

From TheJournal.ie Mr Moonlight trial: Pathologist said injuries 'could be result of traffic collision or serious assault' Courts

Mr Moonlight trial: Pathologist said injuries 'could be result of traffic collision or serious assault'

Bobby ‘Mr Moonlight’ Ryan was found dead almost two years after going missing

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for assaulting nine-month-old girl, leaving her with life-threatening skull fracture Cork

Man jailed for assaulting nine-month-old girl, leaving her with life-threatening skull fracture

The 26-year-old man assaulted his then partner’s nine-month-old daughter.

From TheJournal.ie Victim of retired surgeon tells court he was given 'a life sentence of pain' Michael Shine

Victim of retired surgeon tells court he was given 'a life sentence of pain'

Patrick Cusack told the court he had not had a proper night’s sleep in 45 years.

From TheJournal.ie Child who was in womb when mother collided with Tesco shopping trolley awarded €45k Personal Injury Claim

Child who was in womb when mother collided with Tesco shopping trolley awarded €45k

The judge presiding over the case said it was a most unusual one to come before the courts.

From TheJournal.ie Man sentenced after robbing shop and threatening to stab worker with red liquid-filled syringe Courts

Man sentenced after robbing shop and threatening to stab worker with red liquid-filled syringe

Rooney Dignam entered the shop on the day in question and told the worker to open the till or he would stab her.

From TheJournal.ie Former deputy principal jailed for 18 months for possessing and distributing child abuse images Cork

Former deputy principal jailed for 18 months for possessing and distributing child abuse images

Brian Fitzgerald (49) of Golf Links Road, Youghal, Co Cork pleaded guilty at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.

From TheJournal.ie Judge jails 48-year-old homeless man who called priest a 'motherf**ker' Ennis

Judge jails 48-year-old homeless man who called priest a 'motherf**ker'

The man had pleaded guilty to a public order charge arising from the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Man pleads guilty to defrauding 8 people out of €1,952 worth of concert tickets that didn’t exist Deception

Man pleads guilty to defrauding 8 people out of €1,952 worth of concert tickets that didn’t exist

No compensation has been paid to the would be concert goers from the new charges.

From TheJournal.ie Regency trial collapses as murder charge against Patrick Hutch dropped Special Criminal Court

Regency trial collapses as murder charge against Patrick Hutch dropped

Hutch was accused of the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in February 2016.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's in crisis': Law Society raises concerns over security issues in family courts system Family Court

'It's in crisis': Law Society raises concerns over security issues in family courts system

Members of the Law Society’s family and child law committee are to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Justice this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Baby who saw mother covered in blood after incident at rugby club awarded €20k damages Psychiatric Injuries

Baby who saw mother covered in blood after incident at rugby club awarded €20k damages

A judge heard the incident and injuries to his mother had been a very frightening experience for the child.

From TheJournal.ie Insect expert says tank where body was found was opened weeks prior to discovery Mr Moonlight Trial

Insect expert says tank where body was found was opened weeks prior to discovery

Ryan’s body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm leased by Quirke in April 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Property developer who owed more than €1 million in unpaid taxes and penalties receives 240 hours community service Courts

Property developer who owed more than €1 million in unpaid taxes and penalties receives 240 hours community service

The judge sentenced James Jordan to 240 hours community service in lieu of 18 months imprisonment.

From TheJournal.ie Man acquitted of Warren O’Connor's murder Dublin

Man acquitted of Warren O’Connor's murder

The former soldier died from a single stab wound to the neck in 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Cork camogie player Ashling Thompson to plead not guilty to assault charges Courts

Cork camogie player Ashling Thompson to plead not guilty to assault charges

Her next hearing was fixed for 1 May.

From TheJournal.ie Abuse survivor says legal profession should 'bring their morals as well as law books into courtrooms' Rape Myths

Abuse survivor says legal profession should 'bring their morals as well as law books into courtrooms'

Leona O’Callaghan said the government and judiciary needs to stop pointing at each other and step up to make changes.

From TheJournal.ie Hot Press writer launches legal proceedings against Broadsheet.ie and Twitter Olaf Tyaransen

Hot Press writer launches legal proceedings against Broadsheet.ie and Twitter

Olaf Tyaransen filed a High Court action against the two companies on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Jury to consider verdict in trial of man accused of murdering former soldier Warren O Connor

Jury to consider verdict in trial of man accused of murdering former soldier

Warren O’Connor died from a single stab wound to the neck.

From TheJournal.ie Teen who threw stone at another youth's head is jailed for a year Courts

Teen who threw stone at another youth's head is jailed for a year

The victim perceived the attack as homophobic in nature. He needed 11 stitches to a cut above his right eye.

From TheJournal.ie Garda tells murder trial that accused told him there were only two tanks on his farm Evidence

Garda tells murder trial that accused told him there were only two tanks on his farm

Garda Conor Ryan was giving evidence today in the trial of Patrick Quirke, accused of the murder of Bobby Ryan.

From TheJournal.ie Man who broke into a terminally ill woman's home and repeatedly beat her son to be sentenced for false imprisonment Graham Stafford

Man who broke into a terminally ill woman's home and repeatedly beat her son to be sentenced for false imprisonment

Graham Stafford broke into the home believing one of the family owed him €3,000.