News Archive of Ireland International News Agency

Jury room

Jury to continue deliberations in Urantsetseg Tserendorj murder trial

Central Criminal Court

The jury in the trial of a 16-year-old boy charged with the murder of Mongolian national Urantsetseg Tserendorj will continue their deliberations for a third day tomorrow.

As part of their deliberations, the jury of six men and six women requested transcripts of evidence heard during the trial at the Central Criminal Court, as well as the closing statements of the prosecution and the defence, and the judge’s directions.

The transcripts of the evidence they requested were that of Ms Tserendorj’s husband, Ulambayer Surenkhor, and that of Ms Tayo Odelade, who the accused attempted to rob on the same ….read more

Outside Stock Close

Woman avoids jail for sending over 2k 'vitriolic' phone messages to former teacher

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A woman who sent over 2,000 menacing phone messages to her former computer teacher has walked from court with a suspended sentence.

Karen Sutherland (59) could give no explanation to gardaí as to why she had harassed the man and another victim, or why she had also sent abusive messages to herself in order to appear as a victim.

Sutherland, with an address at Kilmore Place, Kilmore Road, Artane, Dublin 5 pleaded guilty on her trial date to two counts of harassment on dates between December 1, 2011 and July 31, 2012.

The case was delayed due a combination of disclosure issues, the ….read more

CCJ prison van

Jail for taxi driver who delivered over €500k worth of cannabis

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A taxi driver who delivered just over €500,000 worth of cannabis in four separate packages to four different vehicles has been jailed for six years.

Kuong Lo Leong (53) of Henrietta Place, Dublin 1, was living on friend’s couches at the time having left the family home. He pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of the cannabis worth a total €500,842 in Dublin on May 24, 2021. He has no previous convictions.

Garda Stephen Gillespie told Lisa Dempsey BL, prosecuting, that Lo Leong was spotted delivering packages to four different vehicles after gardaí set up a surveillance operation following ….read more


Student's driving error led to €40k cannabis bust

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A college student was caught moving nearly €40,000 worth of cannabis herb after gardaí saw his car crossing the white line and stopped the vehicle, a court has heard.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that on January 9, 2021, Daniel Walsh (30) had driven a van to Birdhill, Co Tipperary where he collected cash and then drove to a place in Co Wicklow to collect the drugs.

Garda Sean McBride told the court he was on routine patrol on the Skerries Road in Rush, Co Dublin. He saw the VW van crossing a white line and pulled the van over. He said ….read more

Court of Criminal Appeal

Man left clinging to van bonnet during neighbourhood row

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A man who drove off in his van with another man clinging to the bonnet in the midst of an altercation has been placed under the supervision of the Probation Services for 12 months.

Peter Lynch (51) was involved in a row with his relative’s neighbours in Dublin before he “panicked” that someone was trying to block him in with their vehicle, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard today.

Lynch then drove his van down the road with one neighbour, who had been trying to take a note of his registration number, caught on the bonnet. This man clung to the windscreen wipers ….read more


Judge suggests Luas attacker take out loan to further compensate victim

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

By Eimear Dodd

A judge has suggested that a young man take out a loan in order to offer a “appropriate” financial token of remorse to a Luas ticket inspector he assaulted, leaving him needing nine stitches to his face.

Judge Elma Sheahan made the comment at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today while adjourning the case of Zachary McLoughlin (22), who had pleaded guilty to one count of assault at the Cookstown Luas stop on June 26, 2021.

As McLoughlin of Carrigmore Close, Citywest, Saggart made repayments to the loan, Judge Sheahan said this would “serve to remind him of the harm caused ….read more

  • Become a Courts News Ireland Subscriber

    Sign-up today for full reports on the proceedings of the Central Criminal Court Ireland, the Special Criminal Court, the Court of Criminal Appeal and High Court extradition.

    As a subscriber, you'll have priority access to the full stories as soon as they are filed.

    If you represent a company or institution interested in subscribing to Courts News Ireland, please contact for more information about Group Subscriptions.

    If you're a newspaper professional or broadcaster interested in acquiring a licence to publish our content, please click subscribe and select the "Publisher's Account" option to have a Courts News Ireland representative contact you.