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Double rapist to be sentenced within three months for crime which shocked nation

The man who raped two pre-teen girls in Athlone in September is to appear at the present sittings of the Central Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin for sentencing.

Bench warrants issued for two charged with manslaughter of Oughterard publican and teacher

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The trial of a man and a teenager charged with the killing of popular Oughterard publican and teacher John Kenny could not go ahead at Galway Circuit Criminal Court this week as they failed to turn up and bench warrants for their arrest were subsequently issued.

Man charged with Sandra Collins murder sent forward for trial

A 48-year-old man from Carrowmore-Lacken was before Ballina District Court on Tuesday where he was sent forward for trial to the next sitting of the Central Criminal Court.

Inquest adjourned into the death of Westmeath footballer

The inquest into the death of a Westmeath minor inter-county footballer, has been adjourned at Mullingar Coroner’s Court.

Man found with thousands of illegally imported cigarettes which were marked as air cleaners

A Claremorris man who was found in possession of more than 1,000 packs of cigarettes was convicted and fined €2,500 at Claremorris District Court this week. Vitalijs Solovejs, 42 Ashfield Court, Claremorris, pleaded guilty in court to the charges against him. Customs officer John Flynn stated that on June 22 2010 he obtained a search warrant to search the home of Solovejs and carried out a search. During it he found a box that contained 21,200 cigarettes which equated to 1,060 individual boxes of 20 cigarettes. The court was told the retail value of the items seized would have been just under €10,000 and that the total loss of revenue to the State would have been €5,780.21.

Man in court after he stopped his ESB meter from taking a reading

The ESB brought a charge of unlawfully interfering with electricity against a Ballina man after an ESB technician discovered that the man’s ESB meter had a coat hanger placed in it, through a drilled hole, which stopped the meter reading how much electricity was being used.

Dog-bothered “bigshot” gets a break despite abusing gardaí

A student who obscenely abused two female gardaí over an injured dog had a €400 fine abated to the Probation Act at his Circuit Court appeal last week, but not before the State solicitor got to wag a chastening finger.

Leniency shown to getaway drunk

A man jailed for failing to give a sample after attempting to get away from a Garda checkpoint, received some leniency in the Circuit Court last week after the judge accepted his problematic personal circumstances.

Citizenship applicants need a special court - says judge

Judge Seamus Hughes has questioned whether Mullingar needs a special naturalisation court to cope with the large number of applications there.

Athlone and Mullingar finally get new judge

After a 10-month wait the Department of Justice have finally formally replaced the venerable Judge John Neilan, when Judge Seamus Hughes took to the bench in Athlone District Court on Wednesday (March 9). He had already sat in Longford on Tuesday and completed his initiation in Court District No9 on Thursday when he introduced himself to Mullingar.


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