A retired priest jailed for indecently assaulting a schoolboy in the 1970s has had his conviction quashed over a trial judge's decision not to warn the jury about the dangers of convicting in the absence of corroboration.
Mon, 22 May, 2017
An unsuccessful general election candidate was jailed for five days yesterday for refusing to pay a €300 fine arising out of his conviction for failing to file a list of donations with the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo).
Fri, 13 May, 2016
The former eminent defence counsel Donagh McDonagh, who, on behalf of the Irish Government attended the inquest in Gibraltar into the shooting dead by the SAS of three IRA members, stepped down as a judge of the Circuit Court yesterday.
Fri, 15 Apr, 2016
Sun, 14 Feb, 2016
Fri, 05 Feb, 2016
Wed, 27 Jan, 2016
UCC was fined €80,000 and ordered to pay Health and Safety Authority costs of €4,000 for breaches which resulted in the death of an employee assisting a cherry-picker operator on campus, as the judge spoke about complacency with such vehicles on the streets of Cork.
Fri, 20 Nov, 2015
Wed, 18 Nov, 2015
A sentence of eight years was imposed yesterday on the man who carried out a head-butt assault on a man in Cork city centre in an unprovoked attack which the judge described as vicious, cowardly and one which probably had “some element of racism.”
Thu, 18 Jun, 2015
A man whose unprovoked headbutt on a man on his way home from a night out in Cork City had devastating consequences for the victim and yesterday the judge remanded the accused in custody overnight to consider what sentence to impose.
Wed, 17 Jun, 2015
A woman has gone on trial on a charge of dangerous driving causing the death of her own four-year-old daughter. Witnesses, it has been claimed, saw a van hitting a kerb, spinning twice through the air, and the child being thrown out on to the road.
Tue, 10 Feb, 2015
A heroin addict travelling by bus from Dublin to Cork drew the short straw in a group of six and carried €4,400 worth of the drug internally — but as well as being detected by gardaí she was later beaten by one of the six for losing the drugs.
Thu, 11 Dec, 2014