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# Court Case

1st December 2023
Fourth complainant alleges he woke to find teacher sexually assaulting him
The court heard that after the alleged incident, the complaint ‘bottled it up and said nothing’ before telling his mother.
This year
Belgian court hears case alleging hacking of Luke 'Ming' Flanagan's Twitter account
The tweet in question referred to another Irish politician.
Donald Trump pleads not guilty in Georgia election conspiracy case
The former US president is currently facing 13 felony counts including racketeering.
Gwyneth Paltrow cleared of all fault in high-profile skiing lawsuit
Following a high-profile two-week trial in Utah, jurors returned a verdict in favour of the Oscar-winning actress after just over two hours.
Last year
New Zealand mosque shooter appeals against conviction and sentence
Tarrant fatally shot 51 Muslim worshippers at two mosques and was sentenced to life in prison
'It's a good day when justice is served': Eoin Ó Broin responds to Dowdall sentencing
Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin says his party has been quick to distance itself from Dowdall.
Elon Musk and Twitter set to begin court proceedings over botched takeover in October
Today’s hearing will be just the first step in what could be a lengthy legal fight.
Three men charged after boxer Amir Khan ‘robbed at gunpoint’
Ahmed Bana, Nurul Amin and Dante Campbell will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court.
Fallen football chiefs Blatter and Platini start fraud trial
The former FIFA and UEFA bosses appeared in the Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona, following an investigation that began in 2015.
Fine Gael senator accused of assault put his arm around wife of alleged victim, court hears
Fine Gael Senator John McGahon is on trial in Dundalk after pleading not guilty to a charge of assault.
Man (43) pleads guilty to harassing TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill
The court has ordered a victim impact statement.
All time
Former Epstein employee tells jury she saw no misbehaviour by Ghislaine Maxwell
The defence for the British socialite opened in New York with an ex-employee of Jeffrey Epstein saying she had great respect for Maxwell.
Supreme Court rules in favour of man dismissed from job in important test case
The appeal by Tomasz Zalewski over the treatment of his complaint alleging unfair dismissal from his job is an important test case.
Newspaper group calls for full trial in Meghan Markle case
A lawyer representing Associated Newspapers, Antony White, told judge Mark Warby that the case “cries out for investigation” and was “wholly unsuitable for summary judgement”.
Trial of Meghan Markle's privacy claim against newspaper postponed
The trial has been adjourned from January until “much later next year”.
'I really can't take it anymore', Zaghari-Ratcliffe says after Iran trial postponed at short notice
The British-Iranian national has been detained in Iran since 2016 when she was sentenced to five years in prison.
Court hears mothers were ‘moments from feeding infants baby food laced with blade fragments’
Nigel Wright, 45, denies planting the shards of metal in the baby food found in the Rochdale branch of Tesco.
Meghan Markle applies to High Court to prevent naming of five friends who defended her in media
The Duchess of Sussex’s friends spoke anonymously to People magazine in the US to defend her over ‘bullying behaviour’ by the British tabloid press.
Elon Musk to face defamation trial today over tweets about diver who helped in Thai cave rescue
Musk claims the phrase “pedo guy” was a common insult where he grew up that is “synonymous with ‘creepy old man’”.
Liverpool win court battle with kit supplier New Balance, expected to announce Nike
The European champions will see out their current deal before switching brands next season.
'The right decision' - Reece goes from cancelled Connacht deal to the All Blacks
IRFU CEO Philip Browne believes the union and Connacht made the right call.
Couple who claimed Roundup weedkiller caused their cancer awarded $2 billion in damages
A jury in California ordered the payout in what the couple’s legal team called a “historic” damages award.
'We stand with Philomena': Rally calls on Harris and HSE to settle case of terminally-ill midwife
Philomena Canning, who is suffering from terminal ovarian cancer, is seeking damages from the HSE.
Dublin's Lord Mayor to keep house after bank's €1m claim struck out
He and his wife Joyce had a large mortgage debt on their home.
Mourinho handed one-year jail sentence and €2m fine but will not serve time
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid manager has settled his tax fraud case in Spain.
Teen claiming Leaving Cert marks were totted up incorrectly takes State exam board to High Court
The error could lose her a place on her chosen course in UCD, the court heard.
'Either stand up or get out': Varadkar called on to explain why CervicalCheck cases ending up in court
In May, Varadkar said court cases relating to the health scandal would be be dealt with through mediation.
Murder, rape and manslaughter: This is what Ireland's courts looked like last year
The number of rape trials heard in the Central Criminal Court increased by 22% from 59 in 2016 to 77 last year.
Alan Shatter is suing the Irish Times
It is the second time he has launched legal proceedings against the publication in the past six months.
Data Commissioner expected to investigate potential IBRC data breach after complaint made
The Department of Finance confirmed that a former IBRC bank official had IBRC documents, and attempted to use them in an ongoing court case.
'I want to ask him why': Mother of Irish woman killed in India wants to face accused killer
Andrea Brannigan has been given rare permission to address the alleged murderer of her daughter Danielle during the trial.
Supreme Court dismisses Pro Life Campaign request to become adviser in 'defining the unborn' case
The Pro Life Campaign had argued that it had spent “a significant amount of time” on the issue of defining the unborn.
Hugh Grant settles phone-hacking damages against UK newspapers
It’s been reported that the case was settled for a six-figure sum.
Charges dropped against one man accused of raping woman after Jason Derulo concert
Mr Justice Paul Butler ruled there was “insufficient evidence” against one of the two men charged in relation to the incident.
'Liberal' barrister fought game changer case that overturned the ban on importing contraceptives
Former Supreme Court justice Donal Barrington died this week at the age of 89.
Celebrities call for release of woman who killed man who paid for sex with her when she was 16
Cyntoia Brown has spent the past 13 years in prison and will not be eligible for parole until she is at least 67.
How much has Ireland's Apple tax appeal cost so far? Over €3.6 million and counting
The government has spent €1.7m on legal fees this year alone.
Delivery giant DHL must pay over €70,000 to an accident-prone driver it sacked
The court said his dismissal was “disproportionate and unwarranted”.
'Rest in peace, Charlie': Tributes pour in for 11-month-old baby at centre of legal battle who has died
His story dominates the UK papers, and figures such as the Pope and Prime Minister Theresa May have paid tribute.
Parents of Charlie Gard to bring 'new evidence' to court in bid for US treatment
His father Chris Gard asked a barrister representing the hospital today: “When are you going to start telling the truth?”