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Yesterday’s News

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Monday 14 May, 2018

Former Ros na Rún actor convicted of orally raping young woman after offering her a lift home

Garrett Philips did not inform his wife about the matter until the evening before his trial last month.

Friday 11 May, 2018

Man whose dangerous driving caused death of woman (70) allowed to attend son's Communion

The postman, who is visually impaired, can attend the event before starting his five-year jail term.

Thursday 26 April, 2018

Video analyst says he can't rule out that CCTV was paused on day of €2.28m robbery, court hears

Four men have pleaded not guilty to the false imprisonment of the Richardson family at their Raheny home in 2005.

Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Man convicted of orally raping woman who fell asleep when he gave her a lift home

The man pleaded not guilty to the offence.

Saturday 24 March, 2018

Man who raped and seriously assaulted woman left her with life-changing injuries, court hears

Anthony Cassidy dumped his unconscious victim on the outskirts of Carlow, the court was told.

Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Burglar, who almost bled to death after falling through skylight of target building, avoids jail time

38-year-old Stephen McCullagh, who claimed he had taken “20 tablets” before attempting the robbery, now has no feeling in his injured fingers.

Thursday 15 March, 2018

Dublin student gets three year suspended sentence after cannabis found in wardrobe

The 20-year-old man, who has no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to possessing the cannabis herb.

Man jailed for four months for sexually assaulting student on bus

The man said he was disgusted with himself and pleaded guilty to the offence.

Man who threw burning pint glass of petrol into neighbour's garden jailed for 16 months

The 23-year-old spent four days in hospital after sustaining burns after striking a match to the glass full of petrol.

Saturday 10 March, 2018

Man who robbed three shops in Dublin with a blood-filled syringe jailed for four and a half years

The court heard the 37-year-old was ‘largely institutionalised’ from time spent in jail.

Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Man jailed for stabbing neighbour over 'incessantly' reciting poetry

He stabbed the man in the leg and bit him on the face.

Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Man jailed for two years for falsely imprisoning teenagers and threatening to pour 'acid' into their eyes

32-year-old Michael Cummins had been suffering a ‘paranoiac’ attack due to taking a cocktail of drugs, the court heard.

Friday 23 February, 2018

An 'exceptionally drunk burglar' fell asleep in the kitchen of a house he was raiding

Mark O’Mahony has 86 previous convictions and was jailed for two years.

Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Man who tricked elderly woman (89) to give him cash to fix her sister's roof jailed

The father-of-three had told her he knew her older sister, who lived next door to her, and that he needed the cash immediately to repair the roof.

Monday 22 January, 2018

Dublin man (26) used WhatsApp and Kik to force children to send him explicit photos

Matthew Horan was found in possession of thousands of child porn images.

Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Monday 15 January, 2018

New jury empanelled in David Drumm trial

Judge Karen O’Connor discharged the jurors and thanked them for their attendance this morning.

Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Granny of protesting inmate lifted up in a hoist to talk him down from prison rooftop

Eric Harcourt, aged 22, climbed onto the roof of Cloverhill Prison and remained there for over 12 hours.

Monday 11 December, 2017

Sister of assault victim who died still sets his dinner place at Christmas, court hears

Paul Gill had pleaded not guilty to unlawfully killing Patrick Kelly.

Monday 31 July, 2017

Thief who stole €500 from Dublin church left bike with his name on it at scene

Justin Murray pleaded guilty to taking the money from the Ballymun church.

Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Man who raped sister with a screwdriver jailed for 11 years

The abuse began when the woman was just ten years old. The 33-year-old man was convicted earlier this year.

Saturday 12 March, 2016

Tipperary family home raid: No extra jail for gang member who beat his heavily-pregnant girlfriend

Donal O’Hora received a sentence to run alongside his current 12-year prison term.

Friday 11 March, 2016

Jail time for 'feral youth' who glassed innocent passer-by

Dylan Murphy received a partially suspended three year sentence.

Friday 5 February, 2016

Trainee montessori teacher who sexually assaulted four-year-old girl to be sentenced next month

The girl told her parents he had taken photos of her “bum” and “pants”.

Man who left Garda in wheelchair after crushing him with stolen car jailed for seven years

Patrick McDonagh pleaded guilty to causing serious harm to Garda Ciaran Murrihy in Balbriggan, Co Dublin, last August.

Saturday 30 January, 2016

Man in court for tampering with meters so he could offer 'cheaper' gas and electricity

McLoughlin had advised a ‘client’ to top the meter up by €10 a week and Bord Gáis “won’t come near you”.

Thursday 21 January, 2016

Dublin GAA coach gets 2 years for possessing €5,000 worth of cannabis

The sentence will run alongside another sentence he is currently serving for drugs possession.

Friday 15 January, 2016

'Lonely' woman who made Alan Kelly and Dáil bomb hoaxes also threatened Michael D Higgins

Anne Fennell’s sentence has been adjourned to allow for the medical treatment.

Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Man jailed for hitting man - who later died - with golf club

The jury failed to reach a decision on a manslaughter charge.

Monday 14 December, 2015

Woman (57) who made nuisance phone calls to Finance Dept to be sentenced next month

The sentencing was adjourned to allow for a psychological report.

Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Teen who stamped on schoolboy's head gets suspended sentence

He also punched the boy’s friend.

Meath woman stole €132,000 from employer to repay money she had taken from previous job

26-year-old Amy McAuley went to her father “distraught” after she had committed the thefts.

Friday 27 November, 2015

Man who "touched" teenage boys has name removed from sex offenders' register

The man was released from prison in 2002.

Monday 9 November, 2015

Jury sworn-in for trial of man accused of murdering Sonia Blount

Eric Locke (33) of St Johns Park East, Clondalkin, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court.

Friday 6 November, 2015

Man who punched and bit wife gets suspended sentence

The 38-year-old food delivery man admitted to gardaí that he had punched and bitten his wife.

Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Partner of deceased man denies she knew body was in bedroom wardrobe

Anthony Locke has pleaded not guilty to murdering Christopher Jackson at an apartment on Prussia Street in Dublin.

Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Murder accused said he cut off deceased's penis and put it in man's pocket, court told

Anthony Locke has pleaded not guilty to murdering Christopher Jackson at an apartment on Prussia Street in Dublin.

Tuesday 27 October, 2015

‘Profoundly stupid’ man who made hoax Islamic State bomb call to Intel avoids jail

Colin Hammond made the call to get his friend out of work.

Friday 23 October, 2015

Woman whose uncle began abusing her in Holy Communion dress remembers 'pain like fire'

A Tipperary man has received a 10-year sentence for sexually abusing his niece.

Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Man sentenced to four years for committing sexual act with underage babysitter

The victim was 14-years-old at the time of the offence in February 2013.

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