Court report



Man hospitalised after attack inside Criminal Courts of Justice

A man who was attacked inside the public foyer of the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin yesterday had to be taken to hospital for head injuries.

Published 14 May 2021

Woman to make mortgage payments until 90 after landmark PIA case

The High Court has approved a personal insolvency arrangement (PIA) that will see a 54-year-old woman continue to make mortgage repayments on her family home until she is 90 years of age.

Published 14 May 2021

Solicitor faces jail term for social welfare fraud

A solicitor impacted by the effects of the drug Thalidomide who fraudulently claimed over €120,000 in social welfare payments will begin a jail term next week.

Published 7 May 2021

Prison officers' industrial action delays formal sentencing in criminal cases

A Circuit Court judge has said he will start handing down indicative sentences which will be formally given at a later date due to ongoing industrial action by prison officers.

Published 21 April 2021

Criminal trial opens before jury in Croke Park function room

Legal history was made yesterday morning when the first criminal trial to take place in Croke Park opened before a jury.

Published 15 April 2021

FBD will not appeal landmark business interruption insurance case

FBD Insurance does not intend to appeal a landmark High Court ruling that four pub owners are entitled to be compensated for the disruption their businesses suffered due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published 18 February 2021

Former solicitor to face trial over €1.2m fraud charges

A former solicitor facing €1.2 million fraud charges will face trial in 2023.

Published 11 February 2021

Pubs win landmark test cases against FBD over Covid-19 coverage

The High Court has ruled that four pub owners are entitled to be compensated by insurer FBD for the disruption their businesses suffered due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published 5 February 2021

Man who held judge up with fake pistol and hoax bomb jailed for six years

A man who held up a judge, a barrister and his estranged wife with a fake pistol and a hoax pipe bomb in a Dublin court siege has been jailed for six years.

Published 26 January 2021

Man held up judge and lawyer in terrifiying siege

A man held up a judge, a barrister and his estranged wife with a fake pistol and a hoax pipe bomb during a “terrifying” siege in a Dublin court, his sentence hearing has been told.

Published 25 January 2021

Man jailed for ten-and-a-half years in first coercive control case

A man convicted of coercive control and other offences following the first trial for offences under the Domestic Violence Act 2018 has been jailed for ten-and-a-half years.

Published 22 January 2021

Prosecutor had 'grave concerns' over cross-examination of 12-year-old rape victim

A barrister for the Director of Public Prosecutions has said she had "grave concerns" over the cross-examination of a 12-year-old boy who was repeatedly raped by his father.

Published 13 January 2021

Woman claims legal aid application in family law case was refused because she receives HAP

A woman who wants to bring family law proceedings against her allegedly violent former partner has launched a High Court challenge over the Legal Aid Board's refusal to fund her action.

Published 13 January 2021

Former Dublin barrister jailed for three years for theft

A former barrister who stole €235,000 from a businessman by pretending to buy him a warehouse in Co Kildare has been jailed for three years.

Published 4 November 2020

No new jury trials if Level 5 restrictions imposed

No new juries will be sworn in to hear trials at the Central Criminal Court if the government opts for a Level 5 lockdown, it emerged this morning.

Published 19 October 2020