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(Pictured: Mr Justice Michael White. Credit: Collins)

The media have been barred from naming a mother who smothered her three-year-old daughter with a pillow after a High Court judge ordered that the deceased child should not be identified.

As a consequence of the order the woman, who was today found not guilty by reason of insanity of murdering the toddler at her family home, cannot be named as to do so would identify the dead child.

Last Monday, Mr Justice Michael White agreed to make an order at the outset of the trial preventing publication of anything that might identify the deceased ….read more

(Pictured: Patrick Nevin. Credit: Collins)

A serial sex offender who attacked three women in the space of eleven days after meeting them through Tinder has been jailed for 12 years.

Patrick Nevin (37) attacked the women on first meeting them after he had texted them on the Tinder dating app and over the mobile phone.

A Probation Service report noted that Nevin had a preoccupation with sex and used sex as an emotional coping mechanism. It also stated he had a hostility towards women and placed him at a high risk of re-offending.

Last June Nevin pleaded guilty to raping one woman at Bellewstown, ….read more

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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

“My client CCC.Nuacht Teo agreed terms with Mr Leo Sherlock to settle an action against him for copyright infringement involving TheLiberal.ie.

Those proceedings arose out of articles entirely written by my client’s reporters which were copied and published on TheLiberal.ie without license or payment. These articles were reports of criminal proceedings written by expert court reporters who attended the criminal proceedings reported on. In its work, my client has consistently championed greater public access to court proceedings, even to the point where CCC Nuacht has brought legal proceedings to challenge reporting restrictions.

My client is proud of its record of ….read more

Statement regarding settlement with The Liberal.ie and Leo Sherlock

CCC Nuacht Teoranta welcomes the admissions of copyright infringement made by Leo Sherlock, trading as “The Liberal” and “TheLiberal.ie” and looks forward to the online publication of a full apology in coming days.

CCC Nuacht is a court reporting agency which has, for over two decades, provided reliable, accurate and balanced coverage of court proceedings to all national and regional media outlets. Our clients publish court reports on foot of a licence agreement, paid by either monthly subscription or one-off fees charged for individual reports.

The company took this case after Mr Sherlock repeatedly ….read more

(Pictured: Mr Sean FitzPatrick. Credit: Collins)

A judge has ordered that former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick be found not guilty of hiding millions of euro in loans from auditors.

On day 126 of the State’s longest running criminal trial, Judge John Aylmer said that there was a real risk that the former bank executive would be denied his constitutional right to a fair trial. He said this resulted from alarming flaws in the prosecution.

The judge said that he intended to direct the jury to acquit Mr FitzPatrick (68), of Whitshed Road, Greystones, Co Wicklow, of all remaining charges. His ruling ….read more

(Pictured: Mr Sean FitzPatrick. Credit: Collins)

The man in charge of auditing Anglo Irish Bank for seven years has told a jury that he would have considered an alleged refinancing arrangement of loans to Sean FitzPatrick as significant to the audit.

Mr FitzPatrick (68), the bank’s former chairman, is accused of misleading auditors about multi-million euro loans from 2002 to 2007. He has denied all charges.

On day 79 of the trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, Dominic McGinn SC, prosecuting, showed Kieran Kelly, a partner with audit firm EY (previously Ernst & Young) a number of loan facility letters from Irish Nationwide ….read more

(Pictured: Witness Mr Kevin O’Connell. Credit: Collins)

Gardaí have never investigated a State official’s destruction of documents related to the investigation of alleged crimes by former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick, a trial has heard.

Mr FitzPatrick (68) is on trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court accused of misleading auditors about multi-million euro loans in the years 2002 to 2007.

The jury has already heard that in May 2015 Kevin O’Connell, a lead investigator from the Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE), shredded documents which were relevant to the investigation.

He told Bernard Condon SC, defending, that he panicked when he discovered ….read more

(Pictured: Accused Mr Sean FitzPatrick. Credit: Collins)

Gardai were not involved in the drafting of witness statements criticised by a trial judge in the prosecution of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick, a court has heard.

Lawyers for Mr FitzPatrick (68), who is accused of misleading auditors about multi-million euro loans, have previously said that statements from witnesses from the auditors were produced as a result of coaching and cross-contamination between witnesses.

Earlier this week the jury heard that the practices used by investigators from the Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) were found to be “unlawful” by Judge Mary Ellen ….read more

(Pictured: Accused Mr Sean FitzPatrick. Credit: Collins)

Investigators into alleged crimes by former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick used “unlawful” practices when taking witness statements, his trial has heard.

Lawyers for Mr FitzPatrick (68), who is accused of misleading auditors about multi-million euro loans, have said that statements from witnesses from the auditors were produced as a result of coaching and cross-contamination between witnesses.

On day 72 of the trial in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, the jury saw a draft statement from Vincent Bergin, the audit manager for Anglo, with numerous changes, including insertions and deletions of entire paragraphs, suggested by investigators.

The ….read more

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