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# Court

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.
Gerard Cervi sentenced to life in prison for murder at Bray Boxing Club in June 2018
The victim’s family said there remain ‘so many unanswered questions’ as to the motives behind the fatal shooting.
Brexit backer James Dyson loses libel claim against Daily Mirror publisher
The inventor appeared at the Royal Courts of Justice in last month.
This week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Woman given two life sentences for murder of her two children in Westmeath car fire last year
Lynn Egar was charged with the murders of Thelma (5) and Michael Dennany (2) on 9 September 2022.
Actor Jonathan Majors in court for start of assault trial
The Loki and Creed III actor is accused of injuring his then-girlfriend during an argument.
Man who raped 'vulnerable and intoxicated' young woman in Dublin hotel jailed for eight years
In May 2023, Dermot Brett was found guilty by a jury, but he maintains his innocence.
Two teenagers to go on trial in UK today accused of murder of Brianna Ghey
A girl and a boy, both 16, deny Brianna’s murder in February this year.
Last week
19th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Limerick hurler Kyle Hayes punched and stamped on man lying on street, court told
Two gardaí will give evidence they saw Kyle Hayes and others assaulting the man as he lay on a street outside the ICON nightclub.
Limerick hurler Kyle Hayes punched and stamped on man lying on street, court told
Two gardaí will give evidence they saw Kyle Hayes and others assaulting the man as he lay on a street outside the ICON nightclub.
Garda claims he was assaulted by colleague inside Garda College during King Charles visit
The gardai involved in the case were staying at the Garda College as they were due on duty to work in the security operation.
Spain World Cup winner Hermoso summoned by judge in Rubiales case
The former Spanish federation chief is being investigated for alleged sexual assault and coercion.
Founder of Binance crypto exchange admits failing to prevent money laundering
Changpeng Zhao pleaded guilty to one count of failure to maintain an effective anti-money-laundering programme.
Man goes on trial for allegedly sexually assaulting six young men in the 1990s
The man was in his 30s at the time of the alleged offences, while the complainants were then aged between 17 and 24.
Man who believed wife cheated on him with his brother-in-law found guilty of his manslaughter
A jury found Andy Cash not guilty of murder but guilty of the manslaughter of John Cash on 3 May 2022.
Driver who knocked down and killed child (7) had previously caused death of pedestrian
Carl Scully was jailed for 18 months and disqualified from driving for 10 years.
Mendy to sue Man City for unpaid wages
In January, Mendy was cleared of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
Last month
November 2023
'He should never see the light of day again': Family of Ashling Murphy address her killer
Ashling’s mother said: “Ashling was every mum and dad’s dream daughter.”
Man who endangered his family while driving at high speed on motorway jailed for three years
Over €20,000 in damage was caused to garda cars during the offence.
Carer jailed for stealing €45,000 from woman with dementia
Catherine Gregg pleaded guilty to 17 different theft charges.
Jozef Puska gets 'deserved' life sentence for murder of Ashling Murphy in Tullamore
Puska was found guilty last week of murdering Ms Murphy in Tullamore in January 2022.
Man jailed for six years for rape of sister and sexual assault of niece
The man pleaded guilty to both offences.
12-year-old boy settles claim for €3.75 million over use of epilepsy drug in mother's pregnancy
The case will return before the courts in 2032, when the boy’s needs will be further assessed.
Ex-accountant jailed for ‘disgusting’ sex attack on girl celebrating exam results
The man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the teenage in Athlone in August 2021.
Grandfather jailed for 12 months for the sexual assault of his granddaughter seven years ago
The man sexually assaulted his granddaughter while babysitting her in 2016.
'She wasn't someone who wanted death': the Amadea McDermott murder trial
Martin Hayes has been found not guilty of Amadea McDermott’s murder but guilty of manslaughter.
'Deviant father figure' who raped and abused vulnerable children jailed for life
The man and his three sons were convicted of a total of 115 counts of sexually abusing four family members.
Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial to continue despite lawyers seeking early end
Trump’s lawyers had asked Judge Arthur Engoron to cut the trial short and issue a verdict clearing him.
'I am the murderer': The trial of Ashling Murphy's killer
A report by
Eoin Reynolds
A look back at the three-week trial that led to Jozef Puska’s conviction for murder.
Inquest hears man prevented from trying to rescue his drowning father due to sea conditions
The 42 year old died ten days after he got into difficulty while swimming at the North Beach in Balbriggan.
Jozef Puska found guilty of murder of Ashling Murphy in Tullamore, Co Offaly
The 23-year-old was killed while exercising on a canal path in Tullamore on the afternoon of January 12 2022.
Ombudsman hits out at politicians suing journalists in wake of Sinn Féin TD's suit against Irish Times
Politicians who choose to sue rather than complain to her office should ask if it’s in the public interest, Ombudsman says.
'I've lost so much of myself': Jason Corbett's children tell court of impact of father's death
Molly and Thomas Martens were yesterday sentenced for manslaughter of Jason Corbett.
Jury deliberations adjourned to tomorrow in trial of man accused of Ashling Murphy murder
Jozef Puska, aged 33, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Ashling Murphy on 12 January 2022.
Court hears closing speeches in trial of man accused of murdering Ashling Murphy
The defence concluded its evidence yesterday before the Central Criminal Court.
Case hears from three medical experts about the death of Jason Corbett’s first wife
The chief prosecutor highlighted yesterday what he called Molly Corbett’s “complicated relationship with the truth”.
Former civilian garda employee jailed for two-and-a-half years for leaking information
Holly Hayden pleaded guilty to one count of disclosing confidential information from the Pulse system.
Man accused of assaulting woman in Antarctica then sent to icefield with students, documents show
Stephen Tyler Bieneman has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanour assault over the incident which his lawyer said was horseplay.
Abuse victim who was allegedly turned away from garda station sues gardaí
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
A man alleges he named Bill Kenneally as his abuser to gardaí in 1985 – but gardaí declined to take a formal report.
The report has been described as a 'missed opportunity' to apprehend Kenneally decades before his eventual arrest.
It's formed part of an inquiry examining how State agencies handled claims of sexual abuse by the sports coach.
Kenneally, a former Fianna Fáil tallyman, is currently in prison for the abuse of 15 boys.
Bill Kenneally: How a TD, a priest and gardaí handled Waterford child abuse complaints
Senior garda tells inquiry that sex offender abused at least 29 people
Security officer accused of Holly Willoughby kidnap plot will face trial next year
Gavin Plumb appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court to enter not guilty pleas today.
Man (23) charged over fatal hit-and-run in Phibsborough last month
The man appeared in court this afternoon.