Taxi driver gets five years for sexually assaulting three young women in two weeks

A taxi driver who sexually assaulted three young women within two weeks has been jailed for five years.

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Pensioner who fractured arm in fall has award of damages increased to more than €56k

A pensioner who fractured her arm after she tripped on a path while walking in a Co Tipperary town has had her award of damages increased to over €56,000 by the High Court.

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Farmer loses appeal against bank's appointment of receiver over EU BPS payments

A Co Meath farmer has lost his Supreme Court appeal over a bank’s appointment of a receiver over annual payments of €170,000 to him under the EU Basic Payment Scheme.

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Tipperary woman who injured back in fall from bike awarded €66,000 against county council

A woman who fell off her bike hurting her back when it skidded as she cycled near her Tipperary home has been awarded €66,000 by the High Court.

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Biker’s death a stupid waste of a young man’s life, says partner

The partner of a motorcyclist whose death was caused by the dangerous driving of a van driver at a junction near Rathcormac, Co Cork, described it yesterday as “a stupid waste of a young man’s life”.

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Children accused of biscuit theft awarded €14k in damages

Three schoolchildren, who sued a major store for a total of €225,000 damages for defamation of character, have been awarded €14,000 between them in the Circuit Civil Court.

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Drug dealer showed no remorse for vicious assault in nightclub

A drug dealer who carried out his business in a rent-free apartment in Cork City showed no remorse for an attack on a student in a nightclub where he struck him with a bottle and kicked him in the head when he was on the floor.

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Court hears civil servant accused of breaking Official Secrets Act admitted he had 'a peek' at Butterly murder file

A service officer in the Director of Public Prosecutions’ (DPP) office admitted to gardaí that he had a peek in a Peter Butterly murder suspect's file and took pictures of parts of other files, a trial has heard.

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'Sorry for being a bollocks': Text from farmer who raped his ex-partner after high-speed garda chase

A Limerick farmer has been sentenced to six years in prison for raping his ex-girlfriend following a high-speed car chase with gardaí.

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Man who repeatedly abused young niece during 'perverted games' over seven years gets 11 years in prison

“I considered myself utterly filthy. I felt so unloved and worthless. It was a very dark and lonely place to be in my mind. I wanted to die.”

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Man jailed for 10 years after firing shots during post office raid

A man who fired eight shots from a semi-automatic pistol as he raided a Dublin post office has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

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Car hire firm claims Dublin Airport Authority trying to put it out of business

An online car hire business fears it will go out of business because the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) won't allow it to pick up its customers at the airport, the High Court has heard

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Woman claims in High Court action she was coerced at the age of 16 into adoption

A 56-year-old woman was coerced into having her baby daughter adopted nearly 40 years ago when she was just 16, it has been claimed in the High Court.

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Man who sexually assaulted toddler when he was a teenager is jailed for 10 years

A man who repeatedly sexually assaulted a toddler for over four years has been jailed for ten years.

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Woman injured in fox hunt loses action for damages

A horse rider who sued a hunt club after she suffered a back injury when she jumped an obstacle while on a fox hunt and her horse rolled on top of her has lost her High Court action.

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Judge rules injury incurred while carrying out 'very uncomplicated task' was Dunnes Stores worker's 'own fault'

A Dunnes Stores worker who received €31,385 in damages arising from bruising her eye when brushing against a cardboard box has had her award overturned on appeal.

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Widow whose husband died while waiting for heart bypass settles case against HSE and hospital

A woman whose husband died suddenly while he was waiting for heart bypass surgery has settled her High Court action over his death.

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'Downsizing' Tipperary estate owner fails in €1.37m sale challenge

The owner of a 5,200-acre country estate who said he wanted to "downsize" by buying an abandoned manor house with 230 acres and do it up has failed in High Court application to force the completion of a €1.37m purchase deal.

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Judge warns people against compensation actions 'you can't bring home'; dismisses Tipp man's fall claim

A High Court judge today told people don't bring personal injury claims "you can't bring home".

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Gerald Kean awarded €160,000 damages over defamatory article

A High Court jury, in a majority verdict, has awarded €160,000 damages to solicitor Gerald Kean after finding he was defamed in a newspaper article concerning a visit by members of the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) to his Dublin office.

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Vulnerable woman in 'completely substandard' arrangement to be detained in secure psychiatric unit

A vulnerable young woman is to be detained in a secure hospital psychiatric unit after the High Court told the HSE it must devise a better plan for her than a "completely substandard" arrangement under which she was leaving an open unit and regularly accessing street drugs.

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Irish Mail on Sunday apologise as part of settlement with former Minister over article

Former Labour Party TD and Minister for State Joe Costello has settled a High Court defamation action over an article in the Irish Mail on Sunday.

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Man due in court in connection with €63,000 drugs seizure in Tallaght

Heroin with an estimated value of €16,000 along with cannabis valued at €47,000 was discovered at a house in Tallaght yesterday.

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Four-year jail term for man who set fire to two cars

A five-year jail term with the last year suspended was imposed on a man who set fire to two cars outside a house in Glanmire but said the owners had nothing to fear from him as it was a mistake and he had burned the wrong vehicles.

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Jury to resume deliberations in Gerald Kean defamation case tomorrow

A jury will return to the High Court tomorrow to resume considering its verdict on proceedings by solicitor Gerald Kean alleging he was defamed in a newspaper article concerning a visit by members of the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) to his Dublin office.

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Leitrim man, 54, accused of conning five men into transferring €1.765m into accounts he controlled

A man has gone on trial charged with deceiving five men into transferring approximately €1.765m total into bank accounts he controlled.

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Business man apologises to court for remarks made about judge in e-mail

A 'business consultant' has unreservedly apologised before the President of the High Court for remarks made in an e-mail about another judge.

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Two teachers launch court challenge against decision to move them to another school

Two secondary school teachers have launched High Court challenges against a decision to redeploy them.

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Jail for raider who pointed BB gun at taxi driver's head and demanded money

A raider who pointed a BB gun at the head of a taxi driver and demanded money has been jailed for three years.

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Man previously jailed for damaging €10m Monet appeals conviction for handling another stolen artwork

A man previously jailed for damaging a €10m Monet painting must wait to hear the outcome of an appeal against his conviction for handling another artwork stolen from a stately home.

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FG Councillor receives unreserved apology from Sinn Féin activist over Facebook comments

A Fine Gael councillor and constituency colleague of An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has received an "unreserved apology" from a Sinn Féin activist over comments posted on Facebook.

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Disclosures Tribunal hears submissions on costs

The Disclosures Tribunal will give its decision later on whether various witnesses should or should not get their legal costs.

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Supreme Court rules man's re-arrest after absconding from open prison was unlawful

A young man who absconded from an open prison and lived "in plain sight" for more than four years before re-arrest has won Supreme Court declarations that his re-arrest and subsequent detention to serve out the rest of his 16-month sentence were unlawful.

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Man gets three years for stabbing after 'extreme provocation' on night of noisy house party

A 32-year-old Dubliner who was cleared of murder but found guilty of stabbing another man after a row over a noisy house party has been jailed for three years.

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Delay in releasing key report in ‘sick notes’ case

A vital piece of evidence in the controversial prosecution of a Garda employee and her GP brother was not given to the defendants when they were being offered the option of pleading guilty, the Irish Examiner has learned.

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Extensive DNA evidence linked burglar to his crime

Evidence against a thief for burgling an apartment in Cork included a fingerprint at the window, DNA on a Pepsi can, DNA on a cigarette, and a phone credit receipt linked to him.

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Man sent girl, 14, sexual messages for two weeks

An extremely vulnerable 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a man following two weeks of sending her sexual messages and images by Facebook.

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Murder accused had boyfriend saved in her mobile phone as 'sadist'

A woman accused of murdering her boyfriend told gardaí that the deceased was saved in her mobile phone as “sadist” because they had so many fights in the past, a trial has heard.

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Man stabbed sister in back after argument about cleaning bathroom, court hears

The man's lawyer said his client was absolutely devastated by what he did to his sister and that it was very much them against the world following the death of their parents.

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Tipperary woman loses case over fall on ice in Thurles car park

A woman who slipped on a patch of ice in a car park in Tipperary fracturing her ankle has lost her action for damages before the High Court.

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Man accused of leaking info about imminent arrest was 'white as a ghost' after seeing suspect in court

A civil servant accused of leaking information about the imminent arrest of a suspect in the murder of dissident republican Peter Butterly, was “white as a ghost” after seeing the man appear in court, a trial has heard.

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Jury hears closing arguments in Gerald Kean case alleging defamation

A High Court jury will begin considering its verdict tomorrow in solicitor Gerald Kean’s action alleging he was defamed in an article concerning a visit by officers of the Criminal Assets Bureau to his Dublin offices.

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Man held hands around alleged sexual assault victim's throat during attack, trial told

An alleged sexual assault victim has told a jury at the Central Criminal Court that a man held his hands around her throat throughout a late night attack outside her home.

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Court poor box paid €1.74m to charities last year

Almost €1.74 million has been paid out from the court poor box to various charities in 2018, according to figures released by the Courts Service.

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Developer sues after floors in new Tallaght estate allegedly started sinking

The developer of a new housing estate in Tallaght, Dublin, is suing an insulation board manufacturer after floors in some of the new homes allegedly started sinking.

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Supreme Court declares mandatory five-year jail term under Firearms Act is unconstitutional

The Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional a law requiring that a mandatory five-year minimum sentence be imposed on some persons convicted under a section of the Firearms Act.

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Challenge over State's decision to allow farmed fishing of foreign oysters in Lough Swilly

A High Court challenge has been brought by a group representing oyster fishermen over a decision to grant licences allowing the farmed fishing of oysters in Lough Swilly.

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€310k 'swingers' case award to former GAA player stands, says Appeal Court

A €310,000 award to a former Kildare Gaelic footballer for defamation in two newspaper articles about swingers' parties and the sex trade has been upheld by the Court of Appeal

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European elections candidate withdraws proceedings against RTÉ

High Court proceedings brought against RTÉ by an independent candidate in this month's European Parliament Elections have been withdrawn.

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Man remanded in custody in connection with plot to murder Gary Hanley

A 35-year-old man has appeared in court charged in connection with a plot to murder Dublin man Gary Hanley.

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Sailor told to stay off water before next court appearance on trespass charge

A man who failed to appear in a Dublin district court for alleged trespass was later reported as possibly being lost at sea, and spent three weeks on the water before being escorted ashore.

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$2bn court award over Roundup: A defeat for glyphosate’s champions

Just as a jury in California awarded more than $2bn to a couple who claimed Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup caused their cancer on Monday, Victor Vescovo, a retired American naval officer, gave details of his submarine dive to one of the deepest known places on earth.

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Man caught with drugs when out on bail

Gardaí objected to bail being granted to a man caught with a €9,000 stash of drugs on Union Quay in Cork at a time when he was out on bail on an assault charge.

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Joyriding gang member on north side of Cork city jailed

A leading member of a gang on the north side of Cork city who call themselves ‘Farranree Joyriders’ was jailed for 12 months today.

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'Doctor suggested’ murder accused should have ‘sharp object handy' if boyfriend assaulted her, court hears

A woman accused of murdering her boyfriend said her doctor had been concerned that she could have been killed after the deceased had previously beaten her, and suggested she ‘have a sharp object handy just in case' he assaulted her again.

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Westminster ‘paedophile ring’ accuser’s account totally unfounded, court told

Carl Beech denies 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one count of fraud at Newcastle Crown Court.

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High Court approves €7.5m final payment for boy with cerebral palsy

The president of the High Court has approved a final €7.5m payment to a 13-year-old boy with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy as part of the settlement of his action over the circumstances of his care at birth.

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Senior garda tells court file provided by solicitor Gerald Kean led to CAB seizure of Dublin house

An officer who spearheaded a Criminal Assets Bureau investigation into assets of the Kinahan crime gang has told a High Court jury a file provided to CAB by solicitor Gerald Kean led to the seizure of a Dublin man's house as the proceeds of crime.

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Man on trial charged with attempting to rape woman outside her Dublin apartment

A man has gone on trial at the Central Criminal Court charged with attempting to rape a woman as she tried to get into her city centre apartment.

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Telecommunications firm ordered to pay €50k to office manager for unfair dismissal

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has ordered a telecommunications firm to pay €50,000 to an office manager for her unfair dismissal.

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