The skipper and owners of a fishing boat, who were convicted and fined a total of €4,000 on charges partly related to out-of-date safety equipment on a trawler, failed in their application under the Probation of Offenders Act to have the convictions dismissed.
Sat, 08 Oct, 2016
A woman successfully appealed a case yesterday where it was alleged that she caught a care worker by the throat because she “went ballistic” over her elderly mother being taken by taxi rather than ambulance from a nursing home to hospital.
Fri, 24 Jun, 2016
A bearded 39-year-old man was in court yesterday to appeal two concurrent four-month jail sentences for the theft of items including dresses and perfume. The Circuit Court judge in the case said the man appeared to be targeting women’s clothing and asked: “Has he a problem?”
Fri, 03 Jul, 2015
A darkly dressed man rambling along the middle of the road at night gave a garda a kung fu-style kick to the chest and yesterday a four-month jail sentence imposed previously was suspended after evidence that he had attended alcohol rehabilitation.
Fri, 05 Dec, 2014
A Roma mother hoping to avoid a three-month jail sentence for stealing a religious medal and cash from an elderly churchgoer was so sorry and had such a lack of animosity towards the gardaí that she named her triplets after three gardaí in Cork.
Fri, 10 Oct, 2014
A four-minute sulky race that resulted in over a year of YouTube notoriety was back in court yesterday where five of those involved had their five-month jail terms reduced by two months and their six-year driving bans cut by a year.
Fri, 08 Nov, 2013