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#Circuit Criminal Court

# circuit-criminal-court - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Former company director who stole over €460,000 from another firm to keep business afloat sentenced to 18 months in prison

Judge Martin Nolan said the woman had no “base motives” for her behaviour

# circuit-criminal-court - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'We'll never forgive him': Former British Army soldier jailed for life for Dublin chip shop murder

66-year-old Donal Colgan was convicted today at his second trial for the murder of David Sheridan in August 2014.

# circuit-criminal-court - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Personal assistant who stole more than €1 million from her employers jailed for four years

Her former employers have been partially reimbursed and did not wish to make victim impact statements.

# circuit-criminal-court - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Former Irish Times journalist Tom Humphries jailed for 2.5 years for child sex offences

The former sports journalist groomed and sexually abused a teenage girl.

# circuit-criminal-court - 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.

# circuit-criminal-court - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Woman who dressed as man to rob €10,000 given suspended sentence

The woman was struggling with financial difficulties when she carried out the ‘bizarre crime.’

# circuit-criminal-court - Friday 30 June, 2017

Woman who committed €31,000 worth of welfare fraud sentenced to community service

Patricia Sweeney had forged declaration of unemployment forms in order to carry out the fraud.

# circuit-criminal-court - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Three-and-a-half years in jail for man who made menacing phone calls demanding money

Patrick Clarke made two phone calls to Paul Gilmartin, a man he did not know.

# circuit-criminal-court - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Man who punched pensioner off his bike and broke his eye socket to be sentenced next month

27-year-old Ruzmond Muwaniri, who suffers from schizophrenia, is also facing sentencing for punching another man in the face and smashing his teeth.

# circuit-criminal-court - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Man gets four-year sentence for setting a motorbike on fire on a Dublin city street

The court heard that the man, who has an alcohol problem, could not recall the incident.

# circuit-criminal-court - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Man who punched and kicked victim in head over disputed taxi given community service

Adam McCarthy expressed “genuine remorse” in court over the attack which left Niall McHale unconscious.

# circuit-criminal-court - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Man found with video showing sexual abuse of five-year-old girl asks judge to spare him jail

31-year-old Michael Flanagan’s defence said he had started downloading such material after the breakup of a long-term relationship.

# circuit-criminal-court - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Gardaí have never investigated a State official shredding Seán FitzPatrick documents

The former Anglo Irish Bank chairman is accused of misleading auditors about multimillion euro loans from the years 2002 to 2007.

# circuit-criminal-court - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Court grants David Drumm free legal aid for upcoming trial

Drumm is facing two charges of conspiring to defraud depositors and investors by “dishonestly” inflating Anglo’s deposits figure by 7.2 billion in 2008.

# circuit-criminal-court - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Man who hijacked nurse's car and "drove it like a mad man" while on drugs jailed for six years

In sentencing 25-year-old Christopher Coakley Judge Patricia Ryan noted he had been suffering a “drug-induced psychosis” at the time of the incident.

# circuit-criminal-court - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Taxi driver allegedly sexually assaulted woman when bringing her home from night out

The woman said she feared he would drive away from her house with her in the car.

# circuit-criminal-court - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Jurors at Sean FitzPatrick trial told they'll be needed until well into next year

The trial, which has been running since September, has yet to pass the hearing of allegations stage.

# circuit-criminal-court - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

24-year-old man given suspended sentence for headbutting fellow patron in Copper Face Jacks

Kelvin Lynch broke Barry Fitzgerald’s nose after coming under the impression he had taken his change.

# circuit-criminal-court - Friday 21 October, 2016

Unaccompanied learner driver sentenced to nine months for hitting and killing teenager while speeding

Gareth Jones hit 16-year-old Paul McCormack while driving a Toyota Avensis unaccompanied in Finglas, Dublin, in June 2015.

# circuit-criminal-court - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Man who suffered "unfathomable tragedy" avoids jail following cocaine sting

Noel Fitzgerald was detained by gardaí with €30,000 worth of cocaine cutting agent benzocaine in his possession.

# circuit-criminal-court - Monday 3 October, 2016

Man, pulled from burning car after high-speed pursuit crash, avoids jail term

32-year-old Kieran Cox had failed to make a left-hand turn, hit another parked car, and crashed into a pole before the car burst into flames.

Man who stole Holy Sacrament from Dublin church sentenced to seven years

The monstrance containing the sacrament has not been recovered.

# circuit-criminal-court - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

'Exemplary' prisoner, convicted of heroin possession, left on Dublin street alone for an hour by guards

Joseph O’Neill, convicted of possessing €1.4 million worth of heroin, had been giving a speech at a conference in Dublin Castle.

# circuit-criminal-court - Monday 20 June, 2016

Mother avoids jail for harassment, including sending taxis and food deliveries to woman's home

The feud originated following the exchange of ‘very mild banter’ between the two women’s children at school.

# circuit-criminal-court - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Passenger in stolen car recorded garda chase on Snapchat, court told

The driver of the Nissan Micra has been sentenced to 18 months, with the final 9 suspended.

# circuit-criminal-court - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Suspended sentence for 16-year-old who assaulted four women and teenage girl

The judge ordered him to complete the recovery programme in which he’s currently participating.

19 accused in Jobstown trial to have separate trials

They had previously asked that they go on trial together. The trials will most likely be broken up into blocks.

# circuit-criminal-court - Monday 11 April, 2016

Man who was aged 15 when he abused child gets suspended sentence

The victim was aged ten or eleven at the time.

# circuit-criminal-court - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Montessori teacher jailed for taking pornographic pictures of a 4-year-old in his care

The girl’s parents said the man’s actions would impact them as a family for the rest of their lives.

# circuit-criminal-court - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

"Notorious" murderer will not receive further jail time for threat to 'rip the head off' a prison officer

Jeffrey Dumbrell (35) is currently serving a life sentence at Wheatfield Prison in Dublin. His previous convictions include murder, assault, and larceny.

# circuit-criminal-court - Monday 8 February, 2016

Elderly woman too afraid to leave her home after carjacking, court hears

Cavan resident Francis Stokes (29) and Kildare man Martin Stokes (24) have been sentenced to four years in prison for the hijacking.

# circuit-criminal-court - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Man accused of possessing 67 allegedly stolen antique books said that he "can't read too well."

The man pleaded not guilty to possessing the books at his home while knowing or being reckless as to whether they were stolen.

# circuit-criminal-court - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Man on trial for having ancient stolen books in his house

51-year-old Andrew Shannon stands accused of unlawfully possessing the antique books which were taken from Carton House in Co Kildare in or around 2006.

# circuit-criminal-court - Friday 18 December, 2015

Boy (14) kept his brother calm during "cowardly" robbery by mugger

The judge praised his maturity.

# circuit-criminal-court - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

‘An utter nightmare’: Sex offender to be sentenced for abusing brother over five-year period

He faces two counts of sexual assault with a maximum sentence of two years each.

# circuit-criminal-court - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Woman pleads guilty to attempting to abduct child from a creche

She has been granted bail.

# circuit-criminal-court - Friday 13 November, 2015

Man jailed for having sex with his underage step-sister when he was a teenager

Russell Ward (23) has been jailed for 18 months for carrying on the relationship which began when he was 16 and his step-sister was 12.

# circuit-criminal-court - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Ireland sees first bankers convicted of giving illegal loans

Pat Whelan and Willie McAteer found guilty of giving loans to the Maple 10 but not guilty in relation to dealings with the Quinn family.

# circuit-criminal-court - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Woman charged with assisting suicide in Dublin

Gail O’Rourke of Kilclare Gardens in Tallaght is charged with assisting in the suicide of another woman in Dublin in 2011.

# circuit-criminal-court - Monday 29 July, 2013

Company fined for breaching health and safety laws after tragic incident

The case arose after an accident in which a bus carrying students flipped onto its roof, resulting in the death of a teenager.

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