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One of the boys accused of murdering Ana Kriegel told gardai that he considered Ana a “lonely” girl who was “outcasted” and added that he thought of her as a “weirdo, somebody who I should not be around,” the Central Criminal Court has heard.

The jury has been watching video footage of interviews Boy B gave to gardai at Finglas Garda Station on May 24, 2018, ten days after Ana went missing and seven days after her body was discovered in an abandoned house.

The accused, who are both 14, cannot be named because they are minors. They have each pleaded not ….read more

23/11/'09 A Jury room in The new EUR140 million Criminal Courts of Justice in Parkgate Street, Dublin 8 pictured this morning after the building was handed over to the Courts Service. The new building houses 22 courts (11 of which have electronic evidence display facilities, 6 have Video Link Facilities). The courts will hear their first criminal case next Wedesday 25th November with a phased relocation of the District Court, District Court Appeal, Circuit Court, Central Criminal Court, Court of Criminal Appeal and Special Criminal Court...Picture , Collins, Dublin.

Boyfriend "always" the aggressor, neighbour tells woman's murder trial

Central Criminal Court

A neighbour has told the trial of a woman charged with murdering her boyfriend that the man was ‘always’ the aggressor in the couple’s arguments. When he met a garda after the fatal fight, he immediately asked the officer: ‘Is she OK?’, having earlier heard a ‘scream of pain’ from ‘the girl’.

The court also saw photographs of two bite marks and other injuries to the woman, taken shortly after her boyfriend died of a stab wound caused by a knife she was holding.

The evidence was given to the Central Criminal Court today in the trial of the 48-year-old woman, who ….read more


Car hire company's bid for injunction against DAA is dismissed

High Court

The High Court has dismissed a bid from an online car hire business for an injunction preventing the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) from stopping it from collecting its customers from Dublin Airport.

Mr Justice Tony O’Connor ruled on Tuesday evening that the full hearing of a dispute between ER Travel – which trades under the name – and the DAA should be heard by the judge in charge of the competition list as soon as possible.

Easirent, which is part of a group that offers online car rental services in the UK and the US as well as Ireland, has ….read more

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"Menace" sex offender twice caught masturbating in public

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A convicted sex offender who is “something of a menace” was twice caught masturbating in public one week apart, a court has heard.

Anthony Goodman (74) of St Bricins Military Hospital, Infirmary Road, Dublin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to exposure at McGovern’s Restaurant, The Diamond, Main Street, Malahide, Dublin, on August 13, 2018.

He also pleaded guilty to exposure on board the 46a bus at Donnybrook Fair, Donnybrook, Dublin, and sexual assault at Stillorgan Road, Dublin, both on August 20, 2018.

Judge Melanie Greally remarked that he was clearly not deterred by sex offender orders and that he has been ….read more

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Former journalist found not guilty of murdering flatmate is committed to CMH

Central Criminal Court

A 46-year-old former journalist has been committed to the Central Mental Hospital two weeks after being found not guilty by reason of insanity of murdering her flatmate.

Mercy Peters had told gardai that voices in her head made her stab the 42-year-old in their South Dublin home.

The Sierra Leone native went on trial at the Central Criminal Court earlier this month, charged with murdering Tyrone McKenna on July 17, 2014 at the house they had shared in Marlay Court, Rathfarnham. She had pleaded guilty by reason of insanity.

The trial heard that both the accused and deceased had a history of mental ….read more

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