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#Courts

# courts - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Jury fails to reach verdict in Rolf Harris indecent assault trial No Verdict

Jury fails to reach verdict in Rolf Harris indecent assault trial

The entertainer had been accused of indecent assault against three teenage girls.

From TheJournal.ie Westmeath man who kidnapped his ex-partner handed 7-year jail term Central Criminal Court

Westmeath man who kidnapped his ex-partner handed 7-year jail term

At the time of the false imprisonment, the accused would not accept that the relationship was over.

# courts - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Louth man accused of raping woman he met on Tinder told gardaí they had “fully consensual sex” Rathfarnham

Louth man accused of raping woman he met on Tinder told gardaí they had “fully consensual sex”

Following his arrest the man asked gardai, “Who am I supposed to have raped? Is this the girl from Tinder?”

From TheJournal.ie Man who held woman down while another man raped her jailed for nine years Cork

Man who held woman down while another man raped her jailed for nine years

The attack occurred in a Cork city park.

# courts - Sunday 28 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man who pretended to be an undercover Garda to rob a man avoids jail Courts

Man who pretended to be an undercover Garda to rob a man avoids jail

The victim was handcuffed before his belongings were taken.

# courts - Friday 26 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'What the f**k do you think we're here for?': Woman says Tinder date raped her in mountains Dublin

'What the f**k do you think we're here for?': Woman says Tinder date raped her in mountains

The woman said the accused left her on an isolated rural road before returning and raping her.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Muslim accused of funding ISIS refused bail High Court

Irish Muslim accused of funding ISIS refused bail

The judge said the refusal was necessary.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sonia paid for an error of judgement with her life' - family of murder victim urge caution on social media Warning

'Sonia paid for an error of judgement with her life' - family of murder victim urge caution on social media

Sonia Blount was murdered by Eric Locke at the Plaza Hotel in Tallaght, after being lured there by a fake Facebook profile, in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Man and woman appear in court in connection with Clondalkin drugs seizure Courts

Man and woman appear in court in connection with Clondalkin drugs seizure

The pair were arrested in the wake of a seizure by gardaí of €470,000 worth of drugs and cash yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Attacker who glassed man after 1916 celebrations taunted him about being from 'the North' Dublin

# courts - Thursday 25 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man accused of raping student he met on Tinder in Dublin Mountains Courts
From TheJournal.ie Report ordered into what went wrong in the Sean FitzPatrick investigation Odce

Report ordered into what went wrong in the Sean FitzPatrick investigation

“We owe it to those who suffered to never, ever allow this to happen again,” jobs minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor said.

From TheJournal.ie Couple who claimed Electric Picnic security burst into their tent and assaulted them settle claim Electric Shock

Couple who claimed Electric Picnic security burst into their tent and assaulted them settle claim

Both plaintiffs alleged they had been shocked and distressed.

# courts - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Irish hacker behind Rupert Murdoch suicide hoax avoids jail The Sun

Irish hacker behind Rupert Murdoch suicide hoax avoids jail

Six years ago Darren Martyn and others redirected users from The Sun’s website to a page that said Rupert Murdoch was dead.

From TheJournal.ie Garda tells Jobstown trial she feared for Joan Burton's safety Jobstown

Garda tells Jobstown trial she feared for Joan Burton's safety

Garda Fionnuala Whelan said she had not manhandled the TD.

From TheJournal.ie 'You're now free to go': A triumphant Seán Fitzpatrick thanked the judge as he left court today Free Man

'You're now free to go': A triumphant Seán Fitzpatrick thanked the judge as he left court today

Asked if he would be celebrating tonight FitzPatrick told the press pack: “That was last night”.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for heads to roll in State watchdog after acquittal of Seán FitzPatrick Anglo Trial

Calls for heads to roll in State watchdog after acquittal of Seán FitzPatrick

The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement led the investigation.

# courts - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Mother called toddler a 'fake child' on day she killed him, court hears Hazel Waters

Mother called toddler a 'fake child' on day she killed him, court hears

The sentencing hearing is taking place today.

From TheJournal.ie State watchdog 'fully accepts' it coached witnesses in FitzPatrick trial Contaminated Evidence

State watchdog 'fully accepts' it coached witnesses in FitzPatrick trial

But the state corporate watchdog says that its practices have since changed.

From TheJournal.ie Garda tells court he was hit by can of Red Bull during Jobstown protest Courts

Garda tells court he was hit by can of Red Bull during Jobstown protest

The judge told the jury this morning that she was discharging the female juror.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Anglo chair Sean FitzPatrick acquitted of all charges on day 126 of trial Day 126

Ex-Anglo chair Sean FitzPatrick acquitted of all charges on day 126 of trial

The ex-Anglo chairman’s trial had become the longest in the history of the Irish state.

From TheJournal.ie A Pakistani man who claimed 'true love' as a defence has been jailed for his 'sham marriage' Drogheda

A Pakistani man who claimed 'true love' as a defence has been jailed for his 'sham marriage'

Muhammad Raza was married and had three children in Pakistan.

# courts - Monday 22 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I will never live a normal life' - Man jailed for raping step-daughter over seven-year period Abuse

'I will never live a normal life' - Man jailed for raping step-daughter over seven-year period

The man does not accept the guilty verdicts of the jury.

From TheJournal.ie 'Legally blind' Bill Cosby arrives for jury selection in sex assault trial Pennsylvania

'Legally blind' Bill Cosby arrives for jury selection in sex assault trial

Cosby is accused of plying Andrea Constand with pills and wine and then assaulting her at his home in 2004.

From TheJournal.ie 'Take sanctuary in the church': Jobstown defendant was making a 'suggestion' to gardaí, trial told Michael Murphy

'Take sanctuary in the church': Jobstown defendant was making a 'suggestion' to gardaí, trial told

A garda told the court she overheard Councillor Michael Murphy saying, “Will we give her sanctuary in the church or will we keep her in the church?”

From TheJournal.ie Retired priest has conviction for indecently assaulting schoolboy quashed Abuse

Retired priest has conviction for indecently assaulting schoolboy quashed

He had acknowledged during the course of the present trial that he had indecently assaulted ten boys at the school but adamantly denied assaulting the complainant.

From TheJournal.ie Eric Locke found guilty of the murder of Sonia Blount Breaking

Eric Locke found guilty of the murder of Sonia Blount

A jury took an hour and 33 minutes to deliver the verdict.

From TheJournal.ie Man who abused his nephew jailed for six-and-a-half years Carlow

Man who abused his nephew jailed for six-and-a-half years

The accused man was acquitted of eight further counts of indecent assault of the boy.

# courts - Friday 19 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Superintendent denies being 'part of conspiracy to pervert course of justice', trial hears Jobstown

Superintendent denies being 'part of conspiracy to pervert course of justice', trial hears

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six other men are charged with falsely imprisoning Joan Burton and her advisor.

From TheJournal.ie Prosecution says man who killed his ex 'well knew' what he was doing was wrong Eric Locke

Prosecution says man who killed his ex 'well knew' what he was doing was wrong

Eric Locke is charged with murdering mother-of-one Sonia Blount in a room at the Plaza Hotel.

From TheJournal.ie Hotel security guard sacked for showing guest CCTV footage of her engaging in sexual act Dublin

Hotel security guard sacked for showing guest CCTV footage of her engaging in sexual act

The man unsuccessfully sued for unfair dismissal.

From TheJournal.ie Woman (72) awarded €25,000 in damages after sunroof blew off daughter's car Denis Mahony

Woman (72) awarded €25,000 in damages after sunroof blew off daughter's car

The sunroof blew off the car when it was being driven at about 90km/hour on the M1.

From TheJournal.ie 'He was calculated' - Man who raped ex-partner jailed for 10 years Cork

'He was calculated' - Man who raped ex-partner jailed for 10 years

She described how he moved to an apartment and then got a new job around the corner from her when she changed jobs.

# courts - Thursday 18 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Eric Locke motivated by 'retribution and revenge' in killing of ex-girlfriend in hotel room, court told Sonia Blount

Eric Locke motivated by 'retribution and revenge' in killing of ex-girlfriend in hotel room, court told

The 35-year-old admits killing Sonia Blount but denies murder..

From TheJournal.ie Garda thought she was going to be 'crushed' at water charges protest, court hears Jobstown

Garda thought she was going to be 'crushed' at water charges protest, court hears

Marion Power said there was “constant abuse and horrendous language the whole time”.

# courts - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí ordered to leave water charges protest because some were armed, trial told Jobstown

Gardaí ordered to leave water charges protest because some were armed, trial told

“You were being pushed around. You couldn’t stand still. I was being punched continually.”

From TheJournal.ie Man accused of murdering ex-girlfriend 'had a problem with change', court hears Sonia Blount

Man accused of murdering ex-girlfriend 'had a problem with change', court hears

Eric Locke used used the fake Facebook profile to meet the woman.

From TheJournal.ie No damages for man glassed after men bumped into each other on floor of 30th birthday Gashed

No damages for man glassed after men bumped into each other on floor of 30th birthday

One man had to get 10 stitches on his face.

# courts - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Paul Murphy's lawyer accuses garda of lying 'in a disreputable fashion' Jobstown

Paul Murphy's lawyer accuses garda of lying 'in a disreputable fashion'

Garda Gavin Cooke has denied the claim.

From TheJournal.ie Motorist who claimed 'clone' of her car made 300 M50 journeys fined €7,000 Toll

Motorist who claimed 'clone' of her car made 300 M50 journeys fined €7,000

The court heard about 800 letters were sent to her in relation to the unpaid tolls but she claimed she did not get them.

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