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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.

Jury deliberating in sibling rape trial

Central Criminal Court

A jury has begun deliberating in the trial of a Dublin man accused of orally raping his younger brother.

The accused man (36), who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of orally raping his then 11-year-old younger brother and beating him “nearly every day” until his brother left the family home when he was 16.

The Central Criminal Court had heard that the man is alleged to have once put the barrel of a loaded shotgun in his younger brother’s mouth.

During the trial, the jury has heard evidence that while being interviewed by gardaí, the accused man said it was ….read more


Man knocked good friend unconscious before trying to jump into Liffey

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A man who attacked a long-standing friend after a night out and then tried to get into the River Liffey has received a fully suspended sentence.

Colin Doyle (26) and Tiarnan Ollry had been walking home when a conversation between them became heated.

Garda Emma Gleeson told John Berry BL, prosecuting, that Doyle turned to Mr Ollry and said “hit me and I’ll put you to the ground”. Mr Ollry later told the gardaí he recalled replying “I’d love to but I won’t” before he “came to” on the ground.

He then spotted Doyle with one leg over the quay wall on his ….read more

Special Criminal Court

Youth who defiled girl will be sent to adult prison

Court of Appeal

A young man who defiled a girl at a party when they were both aged 15 will be sent to an adult prison, after his appeal against sentence was dismissed.

Michael Bowman SC, for the 18-year-old, had told the three-judge Court of Appeal that a delay in bringing his client’s case to court means that he will serve a significant portion of his 18-month sentence in an adult prison, having committed the offence when he was a child.

It emerged during a sentence hearing that the prosecution was delayed because a garda looking to take a statement from the defendant repeatedly called ….read more


Staff who beat man who they said spat in shop avoid jail

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

Two shop staff who assaulted a man they believed was attempting to steal items from their workplace have been given a suspended sentence.

Dean Bheemal (33) and Victor Carvalho (23) both punched the man multiple times after CCTV appeared to show the victim spitting in the shop after they confronted him in April 2020.

A defence barrister acknowledged the reaction of the two accused had been “unjustifiable” but outlined this incident had occurred at the beginning of the first Covid lockdown when people were concerned, fearful and less was known of how it was transmitted.

Bheemal, of Adair Terrace, St Joseph Parade, and ….read more

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Pair charged with using crime cash for house deposit

Special Criminal Court

A Dublin man and his former partner have been charged today at the Special Criminal Court with a total of 44 money laundering offences, which include using crime cash for a deposit on a house.

Accused James Walsh (37) is also charged with stashing €19k in a wardrobe at his home. The 44 charges, which involve amounts ranging up to €62,000, were read out to the two accused by the court registrar, which took over an hour.

Walsh and Lisa O’Hara (32), both with an address at Wheatfield Avenue, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, appeared before the non-jury court today charged with 44 offences ….read more


GP alleged to have described Covid-19 as 'hoax' is suspended from practising

High Court

The President of the High Court has ruled that a General Practitioner who has allegedly told a patient that the Covid-19 pandemic is “a hoax” should be temporarily suspended from practising medicine.

In a recently published judgement, Ms Justice Mary Irvine said she was granting orders suspending the practising certificate of Dr Gerard Waters, pending the outcome of any full disciplinary proceedings into allegations against him.

Dr Waters, who is aged in his early seventies, is based in Celbridge, in Co Kildare. The application seeking Dr Waters’ suspension was heard by the President before Easter in private and the court’s decision has ….read more

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