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(Pictured: Mohamed Morei. Credit: Collins)

An asylum seeker who claimed to be fighting for Isis when he stabbed a Japanese man to death on a public street has been found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.

Following the verdict, the deceased’s older sister Shiori Sasaki in a written statement said she cannot understand “why a mentally unstable foreign national, whose origin was unknown, was allowed to be in the town.”

She said the killer Mohamed Morei (21) had his rights protected but her brother Yosuke Sasaki was deprived of his human rights. “It is truly infuriating and will forever be ….read more

Contempt of court proceedings against Facebook and Twitter, where the identities of the two boys who murdered schoolgirl Ana Kriegel were shared, have been stuck out, despite the continuation of “alarming posts” online.

An injunction compelling Facebook Ireland Limited and Twitter International Company to remove any photographs or material identifying the two teenagers has also been discharged at the Central Criminal Court, following the boys’ sentencing earlier this month.

Lawyers for Boy A informed the court that there continue to be “alarming posts” online – one as recently as November 13 on Facebook – which have caused considerable distress to his ….read more

(Pictured: Mr Justice Paul McDermott. Credit: Collins)

The earliest possible release date for the teenage boy who murdered and sexually assaulted schoolgirl Ana Kriegel is in June 2031, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

The earliest release date for his accomplice, who lured the “lonely and vulnerable” 14-year-old to an abandoned farmhouse and watched as she was violently sexually assaulted, is in June 2027.

Mr Justice Paul McDermott also ordered that probation, governor and education reports be prepared every two years for the benefit of the reviewing court, once the two teenage boys are released from Oberstown detention centre and placed in ….read more

(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

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