Woman, 49, charged in relation to seizure of guns and drugs in Dublin

Woman, 49, charged in relation to seizure of guns and drugs in Dublin

On Thursday, gardaí investigating organised crime seized drugs and weapons worth more than €1m.

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Man reversed into junction on wrong side of road

Man reversed into junction on wrong side of road

Someone could have been killed when a disqualified driver drove through a junction in reverse on the wrong side of the road in an effort to get away from gardaí, a court heard yesterday.

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Oberstown is next for boy if he gets into ‘one more scrap’

Oberstown is next for boy if he gets into ‘one more scrap’

A 13-year-old boy was warned by a Cork District Court judge yesterday that he would end up in custody at Oberstown centre if he got into “one more scrap” or failed to comply with every direction of the probation service.

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Cork man claims man 'laughing away' during court hearing gifted him cash seized during Garda raid

Cork man claims man 'laughing away' during court hearing gifted him cash seized during Garda raid

Gardaí seized €1,300 during a drugs search in Cork and today a man applied to have the money returned to him saying that a friend he visited regularly in hospital gave him the money as a gift.

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Murder accused 'wouldn’t be in current situation' had she not been abused as child, court hears

Murder accused 'wouldn’t be in current situation' had she not been abused as child, court hears

A murder accused has testified that she feels she wouldn’t be in her current situation had she not been abused as a child.

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"Those cows would have been coming to me” - Cork farmer claiming €1.6m in damages

A 34-year old Cork farmer who has sued after he suffered horrific injuries to his hand when it was sucked in to a combine harvester has claimed for €1.65m in losses, the High Court has heard.

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Publisher allowed keep home following settlement of dispute with financial fund

The former publisher of The Dubliner magazine and food critic, Trevor White, has resolved a High Court dispute with a financial fund which will allow him to keep his family home.

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Judge calls for Gardaí to be made aware of abuse allegations made by mother in family law court

A judge in a family law court has directed that Gardaí be made aware of “hugely criminal” abuse allegations concerning an 11-month-old baby boy.

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Man fined for deer-poaching in Wicklow Mountains

A man has been fined and disqualified from holding a firearm licence for five years after being convicted for deer poaching.

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Family who claimed 'catalogue of errors' led death of father settle case with hospital

The family of an 88-year old man who died thirteen days after he was admitted to Sligo General Hospital has settled a High Court over his death.

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Judge says individual assessments can be made around Personal Insolvency Arrangements

A High Court judge, in a significant decision concerning the effect of “reasonable” living expenses guidelines in Personal Insolvency Arrangements, has approved separate arrangements aimed at ensuring a couple and their four children, and a separated mother of three, remain in their homes.

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Widow of man who died of carbon monoxide poisoning at niece's home settles case

A pensioner was overcome and died of carbon monoxide poisoning after he went to check on a house where petrol generators were turned on to power the heating of a newly constructed building.

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Man sentenced to seven years for 'depraved' abuse of nephew

The man, who cannot be named to protect his victim's identity, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court in Co Donegal.

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€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

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 within four hours of being committed to Cork Prison

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

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

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'

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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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