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Man jailed after breaking into terminally ill woman's house and repeatedly beating her son
Graham Stafford (36) has been jailed for four and a half years.
Men film themselves laughing following 'violent rampage' in Dublin city centre
Video footage from one of the attacker’s phones showed the men laughing together after one of their assaults.
Teenager pleads guilty to repeatedly slamming door into girl's head
18-year-old David Lynch has pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Man who broke into a terminally ill woman's home and repeatedly beat her son to be sentenced for false imprisonment
Graham Stafford broke into the home believing one of the family owed him €3,000.
Woman forgives ex-partner who raped her while she slept, court hears
Justice Carmel Stewart imposed a seven-year sentence with the final 18 months suspended.
Woman (24) stole €6.5k worth of designer items from Brown Thomas over Christmas period, court hears
Ellavita Flynn went on to sell the items for “relatively little money”, the court heard.
Man jailed for 18 years over €92k robbery in which three women were abducted from home
Three women were tied up and abducted during the 2014 incident.
Limerick man jailed for 11 years for raping partner's young daughter
The judge said Liam O’Dwyer was in a position of trust and abused it to leave his victim “groomed into submission”.
Cavan man to be sentenced over €92,000 robbery in which three women were abducted from their home
Paschal Kelly was convicted last December of robbing a Dublin post office and threatening to kill three women.
Father of boy (6) killed after being struck by van says the family forgive the driver
The family of the boy told the man that they forgave him .
Man raped child while on bail for sexual abuse offences
He was given a 10-year sentence with the final six years suspended.
Man who fled Ireland and changed identity after driving car into group of friends given six-year sentence
David Marcinkiewicz drove his car into a group of three male friends shortly after instigating a fight with them at a petrol station.
Man jailed for two years for stealing over €19,000 from friend's late husband's pension fund
William Butler (52) told gardaí that temptation had gotten the better of him after Kathleen Carroll, a family friend, had allowed him stay at her home when he was in need.
Man convicted of €90,000 tiger kidnapping of postmistress, daughter and Italian student
Paschal Kelly (53) with an address at Cootehill, Co. Cavan, had pleaded not guilty to trespass and to false imprisonment.
Man who left pensioner lying “helpless” on the ground after robbing her handbag jailed
Anthony Graham pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to robbing then 81-year-old Rita Murphy.
Man rammed girlfriend's face off door and kicked her in head with steel-toe shoe
Joseph Fraser attacked his girlfriend after she hid his car keys so he wouldn’t drink-drive, a court heard.
Former pub owner who turned to drugs trade to offset gambling debts jailed for five years
Emmet Fogarty got into trouble with Revenue and developed an alcohol and gambling addiction.
Two men jailed for sex assault on sleeping girl in Dublin nightclub
One of the men pointed himself out on CCTV footage but said: “I don’t know where the sexual assault was though”.
Man (23) engaged in “catfishing” to lure teenage boys into sharing explicit images and videos
Ben Mooney later told gardaí that he had contacted up to 15 teenage boys in the two years before he was caught.
Postmistress left traces of her DNA in car during tiger raid in case she was killed, court hears
Susan Lawlor tied told a court how she was bundled into the backseat of her car before being driven to a field in an unknown location.
Dublin man who groped woman as she slept at house party jailed for 11 months
The married father was unanimously convicted of sexual assault.
Dublin businessman who kicked mother-of-two in the head with steel toe shoe to be sentenced
The woman told gardaí that “on a scale of one to ten, the pain was 11″.
Bulgarian circus worker who had sex with underage girl to be sentenced later this month
Tsvetomir Velikov admitted to being reckless about the girl’s age.
Local horse trader ended girl's dream of becoming vet after he raped her, court told
The woman said the job she had taken hoping to prepare for her future, instead led to the end of her dreams.
Man who had sex with 14-year-old neighbour has sentence delayed
The man had initially denied knowing the girl, but later admitted to having sex with her in his bedroom.
Man jailed for 10 years for infecting two former partners with HIV
The victims told the court that the man would tell people to stay away from them because they had the virus.
Former director stole over €1 million from charity, friends and family, court told
Thefts of over €280,000 came to light when a staff member noticed discrepancies on the accounts.
A man convicted of raping his sister-in-law threatened to sue her for defamation when she spoke about abuse
The man was 59 when he raped his 15-year-old sister-in-law.
Former Ros Na Rún actor sentenced to six years in jail for oral rape
He had pleaded not guilty to the offence and has no previous convictions.
Witness says man accused of infecting two women with HIV asked her not to tell anyone of clinic encounter
The man has pleaded not guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the two women.
Ex-partner of man accused of infecting her with HIV says he 'wasn't shocked' over her diagnosis
The man has pleaded not guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the two women.
Man goes on trial accused of causing serious harm to two ex-girlfriends by passing on HIV
The man has pleaded not guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the two women.
Third retrial of Cavan childminder accused of harming baby collapses
The defence team was “potentially hamstrung” over emails between expert witnesses on the case.
Man who walked around north Dublin with realistic AK47 jailed for 2.5 years
Eoin Berkeley has already served 18 months on remand.
Childminder trial: Court told there's 'solid evidence' 10-month-old baby had been abused
A hospital report detailed brain haemorrhages, facial bruising, and detached retinas among the baby’s injuries.
Retrial of childminder accused of causing harm to 10-month-old baby gets under way
Sandra Higgins has pleaded not guilty.
Judge 'completely agrees' complainants in rape cases should have access to legal advice
Mr Justice Paul Butler made his comments during his sentencing of a 24-year-old Dublin man.
Dublin man who went on cocaine-fuelled rampage armed with submachine gun jailed
The man has received a nine-year prison sentence.
Cavan man jailed for 15 years for sexually abusing stepdaughter and two other children
In a victim impact statement, his stepdaughter said her teenage years were ones of “sadness, isolation and depression”.
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.