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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.

From TheJournal.ie Garda convicted of assaulting RTÉ cameraman during street protest Courts

Garda convicted of assaulting RTÉ cameraman during street protest

The incident occurred in February 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Man who stabbed Japanese student in Dundalk found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity Mohamed Morei

Man who stabbed Japanese student in Dundalk found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity

The jury spent 24 minutes considering their verdicts.

From TheJournal.ie Baby died from head injuries most likely caused by at least three impacts on hard surface, court told Courts

Baby died from head injuries most likely caused by at least three impacts on hard surface, court told

The severity of the toddler’s injuries could not have been caused accidentally, the jury was told.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa Smith remanded in custody for a further four weeks CCJ

Lisa Smith remanded in custody for a further four weeks

The 38-year-old is accused of being a member of the so-called Islamic State.

From TheJournal.ie Commission outlines options to cap the amount of damages awarded in personal injury claims Compo Culture

Commission outlines options to cap the amount of damages awarded in personal injury claims

Soft tissue, or whiplash claims, are the most common claims made in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Nun found guilty of breach of planning laws over Cork compound West Cork

Nun found guilty of breach of planning laws over Cork compound

Two nuns attended court today with a Child of Prague statue. The judge said “this is not the place for holy statues”.

From TheJournal.ie Man pleads not guilty to murder of Japanese man in Dundalk by reason of insanity Murder Trial

Man pleads not guilty to murder of Japanese man in Dundalk by reason of insanity

A court heard today that victim Yosuke Sasaki (24) was a “fine, young man” who worked in a local factory in Dundalk.

From TheJournal.ie Man who threw bucket of excrement over prison officer has sentence extended Mountjoy

Man who threw bucket of excrement over prison officer has sentence extended

Judge Martin Nolan described it as a “pretty low assault” that was nasty and ridiculing.

From TheJournal.ie Girl (9) remains in critical condition after alleged assault by her parents five months ago, court hears Courts

Girl (9) remains in critical condition after alleged assault by her parents five months ago, court hears

The child’s mother and father have been charged with child cruelty offences.

From TheJournal.ie Man who left scene of crash that killed man on motorway jailed for 20 months Naas Road

Man who left scene of crash that killed man on motorway jailed for 20 months

Anthony Corcoran spoke to gardaí the morning after he knocked down Peter Maunde.

From TheJournal.ie Couple who claimed they were defamed over dinner bill at Dublin restaurant lose €75k case Defamation Case

Couple who claimed they were defamed over dinner bill at Dublin restaurant lose €75k case

“Quite frankly, asking someone to pay for a meal isn’t defamatory,” the judge said.

From TheJournal.ie Man given six-year driving ban following conviction for killing pedestrian after drinking 12-15 pints Derek Keane

Man given six-year driving ban following conviction for killing pedestrian after drinking 12-15 pints

Derek Keane was jailed for five-and-a-half years in court on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Jury sworn in for trial of man accused of murdering his 20-month-old son Yusif Ali Abdi

Jury sworn in for trial of man accused of murdering his 20-month-old son

Yusif Ali Abdi is charged with murdering Nathan Baraka Andrew Ali on 17 April 2001.

From TheJournal.ie Man (28) found not guilty of murder of father-of-four who died after inhaling blood and teeth Co Cork

Man (28) found not guilty of murder of father-of-four who died after inhaling blood and teeth

Michael Dineen had denied the murder of Patrick O’Donnell but pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

From TheJournal.ie Man (34) facing life in prison in UK over string of 'horrific' attacks on women and children Joseph McCann

Man (34) facing life in prison in UK over string of 'horrific' attacks on women and children

Joseph McCann moved across five force areas as he evaded police for 15 days.

From TheJournal.ie Teen pleads guilty to attempted murder after throwing boy (6) from Tate Modern balcony London

Teen pleads guilty to attempted murder after throwing boy (6) from Tate Modern balcony

Jonty Bravery will be sentenced in February.

From TheJournal.ie Father-of-six jailed over sexual assault of four women during 'spree of some sort' Sexual Assault

Father-of-six jailed over sexual assault of four women during 'spree of some sort'

Macica Firea (58) was sentenced to three years imprisonment.

From TheJournal.ie Jury sworn in as Dublin garda goes on trial accused of assaulting RTÉ employee Courts

Jury sworn in as Dublin garda goes on trial accused of assaulting RTÉ employee

The trial, which is expected to last five days, will start on Monday before Judge Melanie Greally.

From TheJournal.ie Man who used fake documents to apply for €270k mortgage given a suspended sentence Courts

Man who used fake documents to apply for €270k mortgage given a suspended sentence

The man used the loan to purchase a house in Walkinstown in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Martial arts instructor convicted of unlawful killing of 56-year-old man Unlawful Killing

Martial arts instructor convicted of unlawful killing of 56-year-old man

Witnesses say they saw the man arguing with his girlfriend moments before the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Man who 'destroyed' single mother's home on Christmas Day jailed for three-and-a-half years Courts

Man who 'destroyed' single mother's home on Christmas Day jailed for three-and-a-half years

The man ripped furniture, placed devices in a sink filled with water and urinated throughout the home, the court heard.

From TheJournal.ie Judge asks for mediation in compensation case for family of murdered garda Tony Golden

Judge asks for mediation in compensation case for family of murdered garda

This was advised in order to avoid causing unnecessary trauma to the garda’s family.

From TheJournal.ie Court increases 'unduly lenient' jail term for farmer who killed neighbour with teleporter in 2017 Court Of Criminal Appeal

Court increases 'unduly lenient' jail term for farmer who killed neighbour with teleporter in 2017

Kerry farmer Michael Ferris has had his sentencing increased from five years to nine in the Court of Criminal Appeal.

From TheJournal.ie Man handed suspended sentence for crank call about gangland shooting in Dublin pub Deeply Ashamed

Man handed suspended sentence for crank call about gangland shooting in Dublin pub

The man told gardaí he had taken 30 tablets and vodka before making the crank call.

From TheJournal.ie High Court to make decision on Ian Bailey's extradition warrant to France later this month Courts

High Court to make decision on Ian Bailey's extradition warrant to France later this month

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

From TheJournal.ie Man who sexually abused seven-year-old boy jailed for three years Courts

Man who sexually abused seven-year-old boy jailed for three years

The man had written a letter to the court in which he made “disparaging comments” about the victim’s mother.

From TheJournal.ie Race, religion and prejudice: The issues raised at Ireland’s first FGM trial Evidence

Race, religion and prejudice: The issues raised at Ireland’s first FGM trial

A married couple were yesterday convicted of allowing female genital mutilation to be carried out on their daughter.

From TheJournal.ie Woman jumped from balcony and broke both ankles to escape abusive ex-partner, court hears Court
From TheJournal.ie Three teens plead guilty after homophobic attack against two women on London bus Hate Crime

Three teens plead guilty after homophobic attack against two women on London bus

The incident took place in May this year.

From TheJournal.ie Parents found guilty in Ireland's first female genital mutilation trial Dublin

Parents found guilty in Ireland's first female genital mutilation trial

Judge Elma Sheahan has remanded the couple in custody.

From TheJournal.ie Father-of-four died from inhalation of blood and teeth, murder trial hears Patrick O'donnell

Father-of-four died from inhalation of blood and teeth, murder trial hears

Michael Dineen (28) went on trial earlier this week for the murder of Patrick O’Donnell (36) in June 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Jury in FGM trial told they have to make an 'immensely important decision' Dublin

Jury in FGM trial told they have to make an 'immensely important decision'

A father and mother deny carrying out female genital mutilation on their daughter at their Dublin home in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who staged suicide of musician to impede prosecution sentenced to four years Courts

Woman who staged suicide of musician to impede prosecution sentenced to four years

Janice Brady’s brother Keith Brady was found guilty of murder last week.

From TheJournal.ie FGM expert tells court it is 'not possible' that toy caused girl's injuries Dublin

FGM expert tells court it is 'not possible' that toy caused girl's injuries

The girl’s father gave evidence today, both he and his wife deny carrying out FGM on their daughter at their Dublin home in 2016.