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Court of Criminal Appeal

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Applications are invited for the position of Court Reporter with CCC. Nuacht, one of Ireland’s biggest national court reporting agencies. For over two decades CCC.Nuacht has been the trusted source of accurate court reportage for national media, including RTE, the Irish Times and the Irish Independent.

Our reporters regularly break stories and were the first to report on the decision by child rape victim Fiona Doyle to go public and on the infamous “garlic man” sentencing, amongst many other agenda setting stories. Our team of award winning reporters covered every day of every criminal trial arising out of the banking crisis ….read more


“Guilty of f**king what”: jury convicts man of murdering two car thieves

Central Criminal Court

A 35-year-old Dubliner shouted “guilty of fucking what” when a jury today convicted him of murdering two car thieves whose bodies were found fused together in a burned-out car.

The jury had been asked to use circumstantial evidence to convict Jason O’Driscoll of Richmond Avenue, Fairview, who pleaded not guilty to murdering 31-year-old Anthony Burnett and 25-year-old Joseph Redmond, in Co. Louth on March 7th, 2012.

The jury of five women and seven men spent more than seven hours considering their verdicts, which the foreman said were by a ten to two majority.

As the judge thanked the jury for their ….read more

Frederick 'Freddie' Thompson

Freddie Thompson guilty of “intricate” murder plot

Special Criminal Court

Frederick ‘Freddie’ Thompson has been found guilty of the murder of David Douglas by judges at the Special Criminal Court.

The 37-year-old, with an address at Loreto Road, Maryland in Dublin, had pleaded not guilty to the murder of David Douglas on July 1st, 2016 on Bridgefoot Street in the city.

Wearing a white shirt, navy tie, navy trousers and blue and white runners, Thompson thumbed through a red Bible that he brought with him to court while Mr Justice Tony Hunt, presiding with Judge Flann Brennan and Judge Gerard Griffin, spent more than two-and-a-half hours reading through the evidence that lead ….read more

Aileen Donnelly

Polish Minister’s comments on extradition case “particularly troubling”, High Court judge says

High Court

(File Picture: Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly. Credit: Collins)

A High Court judge will ask the Polish authorities to explain how a man facing extradition on drug trafficking charges will get a fair trial, following “troubling” comments by the Polish Deputy Minister of Justice.

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly will send a list of questions to Poland after concerns were raised about political interference in the judicial process in Poland and comments by Deputy Minister Marcin Warchol.

Mr Warchol was quoted in various newspapers describing 31-year-old Artur Celmer as a “dangerous criminal from a drug mafia.” Ms Justice Donnelly said this and other comments ….read more

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