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Woman tells coercive control trial she 'sometimes got hysterical' during rows

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A woman would sometimes storm away from her partner before any physical injuries occurred because she “knew what was coming”, a coercive control trial has heard.

Under cross-examination the woman (43) said that she would sometimes get hysterical during rows with the accused as she thought that if she got loud that it might make him stop.

The 52-year-old Dublin man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the alleged victim, is on trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court charged with coercive control, intimidation, endangerment and multiple assaults of his then-partner.

He has pleaded not guilty to one count of engaging ….read more

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Addict stabbed doctor trying to treat him

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A heroin addict who took a needle out of his own arm and used it to stab a treating doctor three times in the back has been jailed for one year.

Stephen Ennis (30) chased down and stabbed the doctor after he was brought to the hospital having been found having a seizure outside a garda station.

Ennis, of Cashel Road, Crumlin, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assaulting a person providing medical care in St James’ Hospital, James Street, Dublin 8, on March 7, 2020.

He has 72 previous convictions, including convictions for violent disorder, possession of drugs for ….read more

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Aaron Brady sentenced to 40 years

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Aaron Brady. Credit: Collins)

“We had a loving, happy family, but in just 58 senseless seconds everything changed forever,” the wife of murdered detective garda Adrian Donohoe told the Central Criminal Court today.

Speaking at a sentence hearing for her husband’s murderer, Caroline Donohoe said no words can express the impact on her life, the lives of her children and their family, colleagues and friends who all loved Adrian.

Aaron Brady (29) of New Road, Crossmaglen, Co Armagh was convicted in August of capital murder for shooting Detective Garda Donohoe dead during a robbery at Lordship Credit Union in Co Louth on ….read more

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Man bought drugs to supply brother's wedding

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A man who brought €10,000 worth of the drug khat into the country in order to supply his brother’s wedding has had the balance of his four-year sentence suspended.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that khat, the drug in question, is legal in Somalia where it was purchased and is consumed with coffee like “an after dinner mint”.

Abdifatah Nur (38) of no fixed abode, Dublin, and who is a resident of Northern Ireland, pleaded guilty before the court to possession for sale or supply and unlawful importation of khat at Terminal 1, Dublin Airport, on November 30, 2019. He has no ….read more


Pair stole €18k from casino by manipulating machines

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

Two men who stole a total of almost €18,000 by manipulating the roulette table and interfering with the fruit machine in the casino they worked in have received suspended sentences.

Tayab Kourtishe (47) and Jagjeet Singh (41) were captured on CCTV footage interfering with the machines, which included tricking the roulette table by removing the glass cover and placing a ball on a number before playing the machine.

This fooled the machine into thinking the ball already inserted was a win and treated it as a win.

Garda Brian McCormack told Antonia Boyle BL, prosecuting, that the method they used to steal from ….read more

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Garda Adrian Donohue murder: victim impact statements in full

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Caroline Donohoe, wife of the late Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, pictured arriving at court today. Credit: Collins)

Victim Impact Statement of Ms Caroline Donohue – the wife of Detective Garda Adrian Donohue:

“There are absolutely no words that can adequately express the impact the events of the 25th of January 2013 had on my life and the lives of my children and our extended family, colleagues and friends and all who love Adrian. I will never recover fully from what I had to see at Lordship Credit Union. My heart breaks every time I pass there and sometimes I can’t get ….read more

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