€20k for worker dismissed unfairly in ham row

€20k for worker dismissed unfairly in ham row

A well-known retail business, the Breadski Brothers has been left with a €20,000 bill after unfairly dismissing an employee in a dispute over 12 slices of ham.

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‘One last chance’ plea for public masturbater

‘One last chance’ plea for public masturbater

A Cork man facing a three-month jail term yesterday for masturbating behind two women visiting the city two years ago has pleaded for one last chance to co-operate with the probation service to avoid jail.

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Reviews urged after prisoner took his own life

Reviews urged after prisoner took his own life

The Irish Prison Service has been urged to keep its nursing committal forms under constant review after an inquest returned a verdict of suicide in the case of a man who took his own life less than four hours after being committed to Cork Prison.

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Man damaged 27 cars that blocked path of child’s buggy

Man damaged 27 cars that blocked path of child’s buggy

A man annoyed because he had to push his child’s buggy onto the road due to a number of parked cars on the footpath later returned with a screwdriver and damaged 27 vehicles.

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12 Israelis remanded over alleged rape of British teenager in Cyprus

12 Israelis remanded over alleged rape of British teenager in Cyprus

The alleged rape occurred early on Wednesday at a hotel in the popular Cyprus resort town of Ayia Napa.

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Cork farmer sues over 'absolutely horrific' injury after hand gets trapped in combine harvester

Cork farmer sues over 'absolutely horrific' injury after hand gets trapped in combine harvester

A 35-year-old Cork farmer whose hand was sucked into a combine harvester as he tried to free grain clogging up the machine has sued in the High Court.

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Sergeant tells wrongful arrest case gardaí did 'very best with good intent'

Sergeant tells wrongful arrest case gardaí did 'very best with good intent'

A garda sergeant told the High Court officers did their "very best with good intent" for a woman who had been viciously beaten although, initially, they had not ruled out her fiancée as a person of interest in the investigation.

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Solicitor of sex offender tells judge of client's distress at sharing cell with two smokers

Solicitor of sex offender tells judge of client's distress at sharing cell with two smokers

A convicted sex offender awaiting sentence for a Christmas Day sex assault on his daughter has complained of the incessant smoking of the two other prisoners with whom he was sharing a cell.

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Murder accused knew stabbing boyfriend with chef’s knife would ‘more than hurt him’

Murder accused knew stabbing boyfriend with chef’s knife would ‘more than hurt him’

A murder accused has agreed that she knew that stabbing her boyfriend with a big chef’s knife would "do more than hurt him".

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Student accommodation owners get temporary injunction banning pub operator from taking over part of yard

Student accommodation owners get temporary injunction banning pub operator from taking over part of yard

The owners of a student accommodation complex on Dublin's Upper Dorset Street have claimed before the High Court part of its yard has been unlawfully appropriated by the operator of an adjoining pub.

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Judge brands Bus Éireann driver 'a danger on the road' after issuing 12-month driving ban

Judge brands Bus Éireann driver 'a danger on the road' after issuing 12-month driving ban

A judge has banned a Bus Éireann driver from driving for one year after stating that he “is a danger on the road”.

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KBC bid for injunction against Roscommon family fighting eviction unlikely to be heard this term

KBC bid for injunction against Roscommon family fighting eviction unlikely to be heard this term

An application by KBC Bank for a High Court injunction requiring the family at the centre of the Co Roscommon eviction controversy to leave their home is unlikely to be heard before the end of the current legal term.

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Supreme Court to hear appeal by seriously ill Romanian man following refusal of disability benefit

Supreme Court to hear appeal by seriously ill Romanian man following refusal of disability benefit

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a Romanian man, who lived here legally for three years before being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, over the Department of Social Protection's refusal to pay him disability benefit on his return to Romania.

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Hospital apologises to family of elderly man who died a month after fall from hospital bed

Hospital apologises to family of elderly man who died a month after fall from hospital bed

A hospital has apologised in court to the family of a 75-year-old man who died a month after falling out of his hospital bed.

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Man was 14 when he raped half-brother and defiled half-sister, court hears

Man was 14 when he raped half-brother and defiled half-sister, court hears

An 18-year-old man has pleaded guilty to raping his half-brother four year ago.

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Man gets 18 months for three sexual assaults which left girl feeling 'depressed and angry'

Man gets 18 months for three sexual assaults which left girl feeling 'depressed and angry'

A teenage girl who was sexually assaulted by a man after she had been invited for two sleepovers has told a court that her “innocence and childhood were taken away” by her abuser.

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Barrister claimed Bar Council treated her 'like Jew in Nazi Germany', High Court hears

Barrister claimed Bar Council treated her 'like Jew in Nazi Germany', High Court hears

A barrister likened the treatment by her professional body of two complaints against her to “being treated like a Jew in Nazi Germany”, the High Court heard.

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Court ruling is major setback for Belfry investors suing over losses

Court ruling is major setback for Belfry investors suing over losses

A Court of Appeal decision is a major setback for hundreds of investors suing AIB and others over losses sustained after they invested in certain Belfry funds promoted by the bank.

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Judge orders retrial as man jailed for raping woman has conviction quashed on appeal

A man jailed for raping a woman he met after she became lost on a night out in Dublin city has had his conviction quashed on appeal.

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Computer expert from Donegal jailed for placing hidden cameras in public toilets to spy on kids

Kieran Griffin showed no emotion as he was sentenced to a total of three years in prison for a range of sexual offences by Judge John Aylmer at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal.

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Boy who was knocked down by electric car settles case for €55,000

A boy who was knocked down by an electric car in a car park has settled his High Court action for €55,000.

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Minister may be unable to appeal controversial citizenship ruling

A High Court judge has adjourned for a week the making of further orders arising from his significant and controversial decision that applicants for citizenship must have "unbroken" residence here for a year before they apply.

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Rathcoole residents bring High Court action against Mansfield brothers over management of estate's common areas

A dispute between residents of a Dublin housing estate and family members of the late businessman Jim Mansfield Snr. concerning the management of the estate's common areas has come before the High Court.

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Airport worker who says she fell 10 feet off truck settles High Court action against DAA

An airport worker who sued after she fell about ten feet to the ground from an oil tanker cab as she conducted a security search has settled her High Court action.

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Expert predicts controversial High Court ruling on Irish citizenship will be appealed; Minister consulting Attorney General’s Office

The shock decision means that people can't leave the country for even one day - before now, six weeks discretion was used in certain circumstances.

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Judge rules citizenship applicants can’t leave

A shock High Court ruling that anyone applying for citizenship must not leave the country at all in the year before their application could impact thousands of people.

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Man grew cannabis to self-medicate

Around €10,000 worth of cannabis was grown by a Cork man with Asperger’s syndrome as part of his plan to self-medicate with the drug.

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Son jailed for drug activity in what court heard was 'bizarre case'

A son had taken over the cannabis operation set up by his late father to pay the mortgage, in what the Circuit Criminal Court heard was “a bizarre case”.

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I don’t use the word ‘langers’, claims driver in failed appeal

A Dublin motorist who crashed an Audi car over the side of a skew bridge in Cork on to railway tracks below later said to a garda: “You know I am drunk — I am langers.”

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Sentence doubled for speeding motorist after his appeal

A motorist who sped from gardaí through a red light and a pedestrian crossing hoped to have a three-month jail term overturned on appeal today but the judge decided to double the sentence instead.

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Ex-police officer shared online images of colleagues and cadets on paedophile websites

Christopher Dunn manipulated some of the collected images – including children of officers – to make them sexually graphic.

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Citizenship applicants cannot leave Ireland at all for one year before application, judge rules

A High Court judge, in a significant decision, has ruled the "continuous residence" requirement in citizenship applications means an applicant for naturalisation must have "unbroken" residence in the State for an entire year immediately before the date of their application.

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Judge clears public from Tralee court due to 'gross' nature of details in child pornography case

A judge excluded the public from a courtroom at the Circuit Criminal Court in Tralee today because the details in a child pornography case were so "gross".

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'Only get in cars with people you trust': Family's plea as man, 45, sentenced to 14 years for fatal crash

The 45 year old driver of a car in which back seat passenger Jillian Thornton was killed in May 2016 has been sentenced to fifteen years in jail with one year suspended.

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Garda sergeant tells wrongful arrest case remark about hitting girlfriend was 'off-the-cuff'

A garda sergeant has told the High Court when she told a man being arrested "you may hit your girlfriend, but you won't hit me", it was "an off-the-cuff remark and I meant nothing by it".

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Airport security worker sues Dublin Airport Authority over fall from truck

Airport security worker sues Dublin Airport Authority over fall from truck

An airport worker who fell about 10 feet to the ground from an oil tanker cab as she conducted a security search, has sued in the High Court.

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Bank entitled to repossess family home used as security on loan, appeal court rules

Bank entitled to repossess family home used as security on loan, appeal court rules

A couple have lost their appeals against a decision that Irish Bank Resolution Corporation is entitled to an order for possession of their family home arising from failure to repay a loan advanced in the 1990s.

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Judges adds to man's sentence after hearing taxi driver unable to work at night following knife-point robbery

A taxi driver has indicated that he has been unable to work at night after he was robbed at knife-point while working in Dublin last year.

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Man, 70, returned for trial over alleged sex assault on boy, 12, in supermarket toilet

A 70-year-old Limerick man has been returned for trial concerning an alleged sex assault on a 12-year-old boy in the toilets at Dunnes Stores in Ennis last year.

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Stone cutter with terminal illness settles case against Co Clare employer

A 51- year old man with a terminal illness and who sued his employer over alleged exposure to silica dust has settled his High Court action.

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'Meals on wheels' man charged with asking elderly lady for 'blow-job'

A 40-year-old Co. Limerick man has appeared in court concerning an allegation that he asked an elderly lady for a "blow-job" over the phone.

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Separated couple agree to sell one of two Dublin properties to settle €2m mortgage debt

A separated couple with a €1.5m Spanish holiday home have agreed to sell one of two Dublin properties they own in order to settle a €2m mortgage debt with KBC bank.

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Superior courts recognise 'cynical' appearance of recent drink driving challenges, says judge

The Superior Courts recognise that recent challenges to the interpretation of drink driving legislation contain many arguments that have the appearance of being "cynical", according to a senior judge.

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Man, 42, accused of racist attack on taxi driver after video went viral

A 42-year-old man is to stand trial accused of racially abusing and attacking a taxi driver in Dublin after a video of the alleged incident went viral online.

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Murder accused denies lying about deceased boyfriend's attempt to rape her

The mother-of-three was being cross-examined by the State at the Central Criminal Court, where she is on trial charged with murdering the 30-year-old in her Louth home.

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Jail for man arrested following looting of store during Storm Emma

A Tallaght man arrested following the looting of a Centra during Storm Emma last year has been sentenced to two years in prison with the final year suspended.

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Court tells man who suffered brain injury in one punch assault he can turn down €1m compensation award

A 52-year old man who suffered a brain injury in a single punch assault on a Dublin street has been granted permission by the High Court to reject an award of over €1million by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal.

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Law preventing recognition of some refugee marriages is unconstitutional, judge rules

A High Court judge has declared unconstitutional a law preventing the recognition, for family reunification purposes, of marriages of refugees which took place after they sought protection here.

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Businessman Bernard Rocca seeks Supreme Court judgement in bid to avoid losing €1m home

Businessman Bernard Rocca and his wife, Theresa, may avoid losing their €1m Castleknock, Dublin, home which a vulture fund claims it is entitled to sell off against Bernard’s personal business debts of up to €2m.

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Court hears man threatened to kill garda and her husband and made 'offensive' phonecalls to four others

A man has appeared in court charged with threatening to kill a female garda and her husband and making grossly offensive telephone calls to four different female gardaí at a Co Donegal Garda station.

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US immigration case shows how repercussions of 'simple conviction' can be huge, warns Kerry judge

A District Court Judge has said the repercussions of a simple conviction could be felt 20 years later - as a current incident in the US made clear.

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‘What does he expect wandering around armed, kicking in doors?’

A Ballincollig man who was experiencing paranoia and who believed his mobile phone was affecting electrical devices terrified an elderly woman and her adult daughter by kicking in their front door.

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Drug rage duo set upon by neighbours after breaking into house

Drug rage duo set upon by neighbours after breaking into house

Two Nenagh men chased a Cork man who sold them bad drugs — but when they kicked in the door of a house in Churchfield to find him they were set upon and seriously assaulted by neighbours.

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R Kelly must be held in jail without bond, judge rules

The singer faces charges including having sex with minors and trying to cover up the crimes by paying off victims and their families.

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Man avoids jail for setting off smoke bomb in Cork nightclub

A young man out paintballing with friends has no blot on his record despite setting off a smoke grenade in a nightclub in Cork.

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Garda tells court man suing for wrongful arrest was aggressive before he was pepper-sprayed

A garda sergeant has told the High Court she had to pepper spray a man who is suing for wrongful arrest because he was shouting aggressively and was intimidating.

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Judge slams 'vigilante' child protection group over treatment of intellectually disabled man

Mr Justice Peter Kelly also described as “appalling” that a video, since taken down by Facebook, was posted on social media featuring the man - who is a ward of court on foot of evidence he lacks capacity - being confronted by several people and aggressively “interrogated”.

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Garda admits to possessing around €100 worth of cocaine

A Garda with 15 years’ service was caught possessing cocaine after he was stopped and searched in Dublin 4, a court heard today.

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Jail for man discovered with large amount of stolen money in underwear

A man who was discovered by gardaí to have a large amount of stolen money in his underwear has been jailed for two years.

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Judge rules man is unfit to stand in sexual assault trial due to mental disorder

A judge has ordered that a man is unfit to stand trial for an alleged sexual assault on a child because of a mental disorder.

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