Latest Courts News from Ireland International News Agency

Irish Crime News from the Irish Courts

Four Courts building2

Management company claims its owed over €800k

High Court

A claim by a company that manages several commercial and residential buildings in central Dublin that it is owed over €800,000 in service charges by an owner of units in the complex has been admitted to the fast-track Commercial Court.

The action has been brought by IEGP Management Company, which manages the Ivy Exchange at Parnell Street, Dublin against JOM Investments Unlimited Company, a firm linked to the Cosgrave family of builders.

The plaintiff’s claim is denied by the defendant, which also opposed IEGP’s application to have the case admitted to the Commercial Court list.

In its claim, IEGP claims that it ….read more

CCJ prison van

Violent robbery of businessman near home

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A man who took part in the violent robbery of over €10,000 of mobile phones from a businessman has been jailed for four and a half years.

Karl Dalton (24) was one of a gang of three who stole the phones from a man who had purchased them for his business. The man was attacked near his home, with one of the robbers attempting to stab him and another hitting him with a wheel brace.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that Dalton was linked to the robbery after his fingerprint was found on a car at the scene.

Dalton of Shancastle Park, Clondalkin, ….read more

Court of Criminal Appeal

11-year sentence for years of degradation too high, rapist claims

Court of Appeal

A man who subjected his younger sister to years of degradation, including by raping her with a screwdriver, has launched an appeal against the severity of his 11-year sentence.

The man (39), who cannot be named to protect the victim’s identity, was convicted by a jury at the Central Criminal Court in 2016.

He had pleaded not guilty before a jury to 48 counts, which included rape, oral rape, rape with a screwdriver, rape with a vibrator and sexual assault at two Dublin locations between 2000 and 2005. He had no previous convictions.

Today at the Court of Appeal, Michael P O’Higgins SC, ….read more


Dad-of-two dealt drugs after losing factory job

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

By Brion Hoban and Fiona Ferguson

A father-of-two who was caught dealing over €170,000 worth of illegal drugs has been given a seven-year sentence.

Gavin Murphy (36) told gardai that he had the drugs to deal or sell them and he had been doing it for quite a while. He said he had lost his job in a factory and had no money.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that he has since had a “wake up call”, is now clean of drugs and was committed to living a more prosocial life.

Murphy of Riversdale Crescent, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs for ….read more

Prison van stock large

Teenager who defiled girl (13) is jailed

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A youth who defiled a 13-year-old girl at a house party when he was 16 years old has been jailed for one year.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard the offending occurred after the girl attended a house party organised by older teenagers while her mother believed she was staying at a friend’s house.

The now 19-year old man pleaded guilty to defilement of the girl on a date in June 2018.

Fiona Murphy SC, defending, told the court the plea had been entered to a charge of defilement of a child between the age of 15 and 17 years old as the accused ….read more

Special Criminal Court

Conviction for repeated abuse of young boy upheld

Court of Appeal

A middle-aged man who was jailed for the historic sex abuse of his younger cousin at their grandmother’s home in the 1980s has lost his appeal against his conviction.

The man, who is now 53, had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to 24 counts of indecent assault of his cousin at an address in Co Donegal, on dates between April 1, 1984 and January 1, 1990. A jury convicted him of all counts following a trial in July 2019 and he was jailed for 10 years by Judge Melanie Greally.

The indictment on which he had stood ….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.