“Yesterday at the Dublin City Commission, before the Lord Chief Justice and a jury, James Doolan, publican, Watling Street, was charged with the manslaughter of Robert Pierson, who had for some years being crier in the Recorder’s Court.Mr Seymour Bushe KC prosecuted on behalf of the Crown. Mr TM Healy KC defended.The prisoner pleaded
From the Irish Press, 19 October 1937 (photo above):
“The ceremony of opening the new revolving doors at the Chancery Place entrance to the High Court was performed by Mr CP Curran, Senior Registrar, in the absence of the Master of the High Court yesterday.
The doors are the first of the kind to be manufactured entirely in Ireland. The work was carried out by Messrs TR Scott & Co, Contractors and Cabinet Makers, 33 Upper Abbey Street, Dublin. The cabinet work is of teak wood with
From the Belfast Newsletter, June 16, 1916:
“FOUR COURTS OFFICIAL INJURED
STRANGE AFFAIR AT BLACKROCK
A sensational and mysterious assault is reported from Blackrock, County Dublin, the victim being Mr Francis Kennedy, Associate of the King’s Bench, and nephew of the Lord Chief Justice.
It appears that in the early hours of the morning, Mr Kennedy, who resides at Marino Park, Merrion Avenue, Blackrock, was heard by his wife to groan. She rose to go to his assistance and on looking up saw
From the Belfast Commercial Chronicle Dublin 2 May, 1816:
“On Tuesday evening, two young men of the names of John Goold and Michael White, had a regular pitched battle in the field near the Military Road, which terminated, after two-and-twenty rounds, by blow given by the latter to the stomach of the former, which put an end to the battle, and the life of Goold together.
These young men were the sons of two housekeepers of the Four Courts, Goold’s mother having the care of the Court of Common
From the Freeman’s Journal, 2 June 1885:
“The prolonged absence from duty of a prominent official connected with an important department in the Four Courts has given rise to rumors more or less compromising… the official in question more than three weeks ago obtained leave of absence on account of ill-health, that he repaired to an English watering-place, whence he wrote to his family one letter. No second communication was received, nor for the last fortnight has any tidings
From the Irish Times, 19 December 1900
“Yesterday in the Queen’s Bench Division… the case of Cooper v the Queen came on for argument… the question raised was whether the supplicant, who was crier or tipstaff of the Court of Bankruptcy, appointed by the late Judge Millar, had a permanent office, and was entitled to be kept on, notwithstanding the changes brought about by the amalgamation and consolidation of the Court of Bankruptcy with the High Court of Justice…
From the Dublin Morning Register, 20 December 1836:
“Garret Moran and James Doolin, two nice-looking young lads, were next brought up, charged with drunkenness and disturbing the peace.
The watchman stated that he found them fighting in the yard of the Four Courts.
Moran declared that he had a situation there, and could go in and out when he liked; that when he was going in on Saturday night he met Doolin in the yard talking to some women and that without saying more he knocked him down.
The following story worthy of Dickens, or perhaps Wilkie Collins, was reported in the Dublin Morning Register, 4 September 1835, and the Leeds Times, 19 September 1835:
“[Margaret Feltis], who is only 17 years of age, was left an orphan, and taken [in} by her uncle… a man of excellent character, of the name of John Love, who… holds the situation of tipstaff in the Four Courts. [He] gave her permission… to go to the neighbourhood of Ferns, in the County of Wexford…
From the Evening Freeman, 27 February 1860:
“Bessie Birmingham… employed for sweeping a portion of the offices at the Four Courts, Matthew Campbell and Philip Keely were brought up in custody… charged with having stolen and sold a number of valuable parchment and paper documents from one of the offices of the Court of Exchequer… several documents had been missed and information was given to the police, who proceeded to Keely’s shop in Pill Lane and asked if he