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Dublin: 14 °C Sunday 21 October, 2018

Monday 15 October, 2018

'Unbelievable Courage': Judge praises siblings for reporting sexual abuse they suffered 60 years ago

John Joe Kiernan (86) pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to six sample counts of indecently assaulting one boy and five sample counts of indecently assaulting the boy’s younger sister.

Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Dublin man jailed for receiving Hello Kitty toy containing €200k worth of cannabis

Michael McDonald Agu was sentenced to four years in jail.

Monday 9 July, 2018

Former Anglo boss David Drumm was trying to fix problem created by Sean Quinn, court hears

Drumm has already pleaded guilty to ten counts of authoritising or permitting Anglo to give unlawful financial assistance.

Saturday 7 July, 2018

Man jailed for randomly attacking his neighbours after 'three day bender'

Other neighbours were taken aback by the man’s behaviour, saying it was “not the person they knew”.

Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Evidence of Patrick Nevin's Tinder use allowed in rape case because of 'similar modus operandi'

Previous convictions of a defendant are usually not heard by a jury.

Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Father-of-two pleads guilty to sex attacks on women he met on Tinder

Patrick Nevin (36) pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court this morning.

Thursday 14 June, 2018

Judge suggests reform of sentences for elderly people as he jails 78-year-old paedophile

Patrick O’Brien pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 15 counts of sexual assault.

Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Pub customers 'jeered' at man carrying out robbery with imitation gun, court told

The customers were described as “robust” and carried out a citizen’s arrest of the man.

Thursday 7 June, 2018

Man 'threatened to make personal photos of ex public after beating her up'

A judge told Christopher Lenihan he is undoubtedly facing a prison sentence.

Monday 21 May, 2018

Three men convicted for their part in €2.28 million tiger kidnapping

The jury continues to deliberate in the case of another man.

Saturday 19 May, 2018

'An entirely opportunistic claim': Woman fails to recover almost €30,000 seized by gardaí as proceeds of crime

The woman’s nephew, who is allegedly in an organised crime gang, was living in the same house at the time.

Thursday 17 May, 2018

Man jailed for 18.5 years for 'brutal' attacks and sexual assaults on women

The premeditated attacks involved a leather belt, a hunting knife, duct tape and cable ties.

Saturday 12 May, 2018

Cocaine addict who agreed to move guns and ammunition for 'dangerous people' jailed

Stephen Keenan (31) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to four counts of unlawful possession of two handguns and bullets.

Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Convicted sex offender Anthony Luckwill given partially suspended sentence for child protection order breach

In July 2012, a court imposed 16 orders against him as part of child protection measures introduced in the Sex Offenders Act 2001.

Friday 27 April, 2018

Judge who jailed grandfather for rape calls sentencing guidelines 'somewhat bizarre'

“It’s somewhat bizarre that an area that is so sensitive has so little in the way of guidance for a trial judge.”

Friday 23 March, 2018

Man found guilty of sexually assaulting and falsely imprisoning women

When one of the women ran away he caught her and began punching her repeatedly.

Thursday 22 February, 2018

Man accused of attacking three women goes on trial

The court heard how a woman fought off her attacker outside her home.

Friday 9 February, 2018

Rickshaw driver caught with €4,000 worth of drugs escapes with suspended sentence if she leaves Ireland

Gardaí said the woman’s work as a rickshaw driver drew their attention to her.

Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Man jailed for four years for 'Mickey Mouse operation' to smuggle people through Dublin Airport

Frederick Cham had pleaded guilty to five charges at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Monday 5 February, 2018

Martin Callinan's 'disgusting comment' led to 'open season' on Maurice McCabe

The Disclosures Tribunal was told about McCabe’s feelings post-that PAC meeting today by the garda’s civilian head of HR.

Thursday 1 February, 2018

Victim of tiger kidnapping collapsed when told his wife and children were safe, court hears

Securicor worker Paul Richardson is continuing his evidence on day two of the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Friday 26 January, 2018

Convicted rapist allegedly impersonated Garda and attempted to 'arrest' Dublin schoolgirl

Cork man Paul Buckley was previously jailed for four years for battering and raping a woman who was making her way home after a night out.

Thursday 18 January, 2018

Man jailed for seven years after sexually attacking woman he tracked off late night bus

Eduard Boaca targeted two women within six months, one in a McDonald’s toilet cubicle, and demanded oral sex after threatening them with a knife.

Monday 18 December, 2017

Man who took ex-girlfriend to secluded location and repeatedly beat her escapes jail time

Ian Kelly of Turvey Avenue, Inchicore, Dublin has 10 previous convictions.

Friday 1 December, 2017

Retired surgeon guilty of sex attacks on young boys given 20 months in prison

Lawyers for the retired surgeon had previously claimed that imprisoning him would kill him.

Thursday 30 November, 2017

Man found guilty of sexually assaulting woman he met through Tinder

He will be sentenced on 15 December.

Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Wednesday 22 November, 2017

'His face wasn't the same... he was a monster': Jury hears from alleged victim in Tinder sex assault case

The woman said she was using Tinder to practice speaking English.

Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Man goes on trial accused of sexual assault on woman he met on Tinder

He has pleaded not guilty.

Thursday 2 November, 2017

Former surgeon Michael Shine convicted of indecently assaulting teenage patients

The jury of four men and eight women returned majority guilty verdicts today.

Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Michael Shine acquitted of indecently assaulting three teenage patients

The jury will continue deliberating on three further counts tomorrow.

Friday 20 October, 2017

Witness tells court he called doctor accused of groping boys a 'dirty b**tard'

The fifth complainant told the court that when he was 15, he shouted out to a crowded hallway after his examination.

Thursday 19 October, 2017

'I waited 46 years and I'm telling the truth' witness tells Dr Michael Shine trial

Retired surgeon Michael Shine (85) denies eight charges of indecently assaulting teenage boys at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital over a 27-year period.

Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Man who stole €76,000 in welfare payments while running a successful courier business avoids jail

46-year-old Richard Burbridge committed the offences while operating a courier contract for the Courts Service.

Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Tom Humphries groomed teenage girl with 'highly sexualised' texts before taking her to his flat

The former journalist has pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation and defilement.

Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Jealousy, whistleblowing and 18 months of letters: How a garda was found guilty of harassment

Eve Doherty was found guilty of the harassment of Liz Howlin, a State solicitor, yesterday.

Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Garda Detective Eve Doherty found guilty of harassing a State solicitor

The jury returned a not guilty verdict on two other counts.

Friday 28 July, 2017

Jobstown judge warns social and mainstream media about commenting on trial

Defence lawyers mentioned “outrageous” comments by radio host Paul Williams.

Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Remaining Jobstown accused could have bail changed to stop them commenting about trial online

A judge said this was for the good of everyone involved in the trial.

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