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Monday 8 April, 2019

Man jailed after breaking into terminally ill woman's house and repeatedly beating her son
# Graham Stafford
# Graham Stafford

Man jailed after breaking into terminally ill woman's house and repeatedly beating her son

Apr 8th 2019, 8:09 PM 30,530 Views 24 Comments

Graham Stafford (36) has been jailed for four and a half years.

Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Men film themselves laughing following 'violent rampage' in Dublin city centre
# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court
# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

Men film themselves laughing following 'violent rampage' in Dublin city centre

Apr 2nd 2019, 6:20 AM 45,693 Views 0 Comments

Video footage from one of the attacker’s phones showed the men laughing together after one of their assaults.

Friday 15 March, 2019

Teenager pleads guilty to repeatedly slamming door into girl's head
# Courts
# Courts

Teenager pleads guilty to repeatedly slamming door into girl's head

Mar 15th 2019, 6:05 AM 32,838 Views 0 Comments

18-year-old David Lynch has pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Friday 15 February, 2019

Man who broke into a terminally ill woman's home and repeatedly beat her son to be sentenced for false imprisonment
# Graham Stafford
# Graham Stafford

Man who broke into a terminally ill woman's home and repeatedly beat her son to be sentenced for false imprisonment

Feb 15th 2019, 6:10 PM 21,558 Views 0 Comments

Graham Stafford broke into the home believing one of the family owed him €3,000.

Friday 8 February, 2019

Woman forgives ex-partner who raped her while she slept, court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Woman forgives ex-partner who raped her while she slept, court hears

Feb 8th 2019, 3:32 PM 60,960 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

Woman (24) stole €6.5k worth of designer items from Brown Thomas over Christmas period, court hears

Feb 8th 2019, 6:10 AM 39,866 Views 0 Comments

Ellavita Flynn went on to sell the items for “relatively little money”, the court heard.

Friday 1 February, 2019

Man jailed for 18 years over €92k robbery in which three women were abducted from home
# Tiger Kidnap
# Tiger Kidnap

Man jailed for 18 years over €92k robbery in which three women were abducted from home

Feb 1st 2019, 6:22 PM 13,349 Views 19 Comments

Three women were tied up and abducted during the 2014 incident.

Monday 28 January, 2019

Limerick man jailed for 11 years for raping partner's young daughter
# Courts
# Courts

Limerick man jailed for 11 years for raping partner's young daughter

Jan 28th 2019, 4:29 PM 33,277 Views 0 Comments

The judge said Liam O’Dwyer was in a position of trust and abused it to leave his victim “groomed into submission”.

Sunday 27 January, 2019

Cavan man to be sentenced over €92,000 robbery in which three women were abducted from their home
# Courts
# Courts

Cavan man to be sentenced over €92,000 robbery in which three women were abducted from their home

Jan 27th 2019, 8:00 AM 20,312 Views 0 Comments

Paschal Kelly was convicted last December of robbing a Dublin post office and threatening to kill three women.

Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Father of boy (6) killed after being struck by van says the family forgive the driver
# Courts
# Courts

Father of boy (6) killed after being struck by van says the family forgive the driver

Dec 18th 2018, 2:21 PM 13,695 Views 9 Comments

The family of the boy told the man that they forgave him .

Friday 14 December, 2018

Man raped child while on bail for sexual abuse offences
# Court
# Court

Man raped child while on bail for sexual abuse offences

Dec 14th 2018, 9:30 PM 35,433 Views 79 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

Man who fled Ireland and changed identity after driving car into group of friends given six-year sentence

Dec 14th 2018, 3:05 PM 42,817 Views 27 Comments

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
# Co Laois
# Co Laois

Man jailed for two years for stealing over €19,000 from friend's late husband's pension fund

Dec 14th 2018, 6:15 AM 20,080 Views 12 Comments

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.

Friday 7 December, 2018

Man convicted of €90,000 tiger kidnapping of postmistress, daughter and Italian student
# Courts
# Courts

Man convicted of €90,000 tiger kidnapping of postmistress, daughter and Italian student

Dec 7th 2018, 1:29 PM 13,758 Views 0 Comments

Paschal Kelly (53) with an address at Cootehill, Co. Cavan, had pleaded not guilty to trespass and to false imprisonment.

Monday 3 December, 2018

Man who left pensioner lying “helpless” on the ground after robbing her handbag jailed
# Sentenced
# Sentenced

Man who left pensioner lying “helpless” on the ground after robbing her handbag jailed

Dec 3rd 2018, 6:22 PM 25,757 Views 30 Comments

Anthony Graham pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to robbing then 81-year-old Rita Murphy.

Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Man rammed girlfriend's face off door and kicked her in head with steel-toe shoe
# Jailed
# Jailed

Man rammed girlfriend's face off door and kicked her in head with steel-toe shoe

Nov 27th 2018, 9:28 PM 39,840 Views 36 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

Former pub owner who turned to drugs trade to offset gambling debts jailed for five years

Nov 27th 2018, 6:10 AM 37,668 Views 0 Comments

Emmet Fogarty got into trouble with Revenue and developed an alcohol and gambling addiction.

Friday 9 November, 2018

Two men jailed for sex assault on sleeping girl in Dublin nightclub
# Courts
# Courts

Two men jailed for sex assault on sleeping girl in Dublin nightclub

Nov 9th 2018, 1:13 PM 93,051 Views 0 Comments

One of the men pointed himself out on CCTV footage but said: “I don’t know where the sexual assault was though”.

Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Man (23) engaged in “catfishing” to lure teenage boys into sharing explicit images and videos
# Ben Mooney
# Ben Mooney

Man (23) engaged in “catfishing” to lure teenage boys into sharing explicit images and videos

Oct 23rd 2018, 6:20 PM 46,284 Views 0 Comments

Ben Mooney later told gardaí that he had contacted up to 15 teenage boys in the two years before he was caught.

Thursday 11 October, 2018

Postmistress left traces of her DNA in car during tiger raid in case she was killed, court hears
# Tiger Kidnapping
# Tiger Kidnapping

Postmistress left traces of her DNA in car during tiger raid in case she was killed, court hears

Oct 11th 2018, 5:12 PM 29,240 Views 0 Comments

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.

Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Dublin man who groped woman as she slept at house party jailed for 11 months
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

Dublin man who groped woman as she slept at house party jailed for 11 months

Oct 3rd 2018, 6:05 PM 31,566 Views 0 Comments

The married father was unanimously convicted of sexual assault.

Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Dublin businessman who kicked mother-of-two in the head with steel toe shoe to be sentenced
# Assault
# Assault

Dublin businessman who kicked mother-of-two in the head with steel toe shoe to be sentenced

Oct 2nd 2018, 6:46 PM 29,377 Views 0 Comments

The woman told gardaí that “on a scale of one to ten, the pain was 11″.

Monday 1 October, 2018

Bulgarian circus worker who had sex with underage girl to be sentenced later this month
# Cork
# Cork

Bulgarian circus worker who had sex with underage girl to be sentenced later this month

Oct 1st 2018, 6:17 PM 30,906 Views 0 Comments

Tsvetomir Velikov admitted to being reckless about the girl’s age.

Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Local horse trader ended girl's dream of becoming vet after he raped her, court told
# Courts
# Courts

Local horse trader ended girl's dream of becoming vet after he raped her, court told

Jul 31st 2018, 8:01 PM 35,136 Views 0 Comments

The woman said the job she had taken hoping to prepare for her future, instead led to the end of her dreams.

Friday 27 July, 2018

Man who had sex with 14-year-old neighbour has sentence delayed
# Courts
# Courts

Man who had sex with 14-year-old neighbour has sentence delayed

Jul 27th 2018, 9:45 PM 48,455 Views 0 Comments

The man had initially denied knowing the girl, but later admitted to having sex with her in his bedroom.

Thursday 26 July, 2018

Man jailed for 10 years for infecting two former partners with HIV
# Criminal Court
# Criminal Court

Man jailed for 10 years for infecting two former partners with HIV

Jul 26th 2018, 4:11 PM 16,740 Views 0 Comments

The victims told the court that the man would tell people to stay away from them because they had the virus.

Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Former director stole over €1 million from charity, friends and family, court told
# Theft
# Theft

Former director stole over €1 million from charity, friends and family, court told

Jul 24th 2018, 6:20 PM 41,221 Views 0 Comments

Thefts of over €280,000 came to light when a staff member noticed discrepancies on the accounts.

Tuesday 17 July, 2018

A man convicted of raping his sister-in-law threatened to sue her for defamation when she spoke about abuse
# Solicitors Letter
# Solicitors Letter

A man convicted of raping his sister-in-law threatened to sue her for defamation when she spoke about abuse

Jul 17th 2018, 3:02 PM 28,812 Views 0 Comments

The man was 59 when he raped his 15-year-old sister-in-law.

Monday 9 July, 2018

Former Ros Na Rún actor sentenced to six years in jail for oral rape
# Garrett Phillips
# Garrett Phillips

Former Ros Na Rún actor sentenced to six years in jail for oral rape

Jul 9th 2018, 11:45 AM 36,819 Views 24 Comments

He had pleaded not guilty to the offence and has no previous convictions.

Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Witness says man accused of infecting two women with HIV asked her not to tell anyone of clinic encounter
# Courts
# Courts

Witness says man accused of infecting two women with HIV asked her not to tell anyone of clinic encounter

Jun 27th 2018, 8:24 PM 13,755 Views 0 Comments

The man has pleaded not guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the two women.

Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Ex-partner of man accused of infecting her with HIV says he 'wasn't shocked' over her diagnosis
# Courts
# Courts

Ex-partner of man accused of infecting her with HIV says he 'wasn't shocked' over her diagnosis

Updated Jun 26th 2018, 5:30 PM 17,541 Views 0 Comments

The man has pleaded not guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the two women.

Monday 25 June, 2018

Man goes on trial accused of causing serious harm to two ex-girlfriends by passing on HIV
# Courts
# Courts

Man goes on trial accused of causing serious harm to two ex-girlfriends by passing on HIV

Jun 25th 2018, 5:18 PM 21,374 Views 0 Comments

The man has pleaded not guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the two women.

Thursday 21 June, 2018

Third retrial of Cavan childminder accused of harming baby collapses
# Courts
# Courts

Third retrial of Cavan childminder accused of harming baby collapses

Jun 21st 2018, 11:54 AM 20,356 Views 0 Comments

The defence team was “potentially hamstrung” over emails between expert witnesses on the case.

Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Man who walked around north Dublin with realistic AK47 jailed for 2.5 years
# Sentenced
# Sentenced

Man who walked around north Dublin with realistic AK47 jailed for 2.5 years

Jun 19th 2018, 6:25 PM 27,945 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Berkeley has already served 18 months on remand.

Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Childminder trial: Court told there's 'solid evidence' 10-month-old baby had been abused
# Cavan
# Cavan

Childminder trial: Court told there's 'solid evidence' 10-month-old baby had been abused

Jun 13th 2018, 7:16 PM 18,182 Views 0 Comments

A hospital report detailed brain haemorrhages, facial bruising, and detached retinas among the baby’s injuries.

Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Retrial of childminder accused of causing harm to 10-month-old baby gets under way
# Courts
# Courts

Retrial of childminder accused of causing harm to 10-month-old baby gets under way

Jun 12th 2018, 8:42 PM 17,216 Views 0 Comments

Sandra Higgins has pleaded not guilty.

Monday 11 June, 2018

Judge 'completely agrees' complainants in rape cases should have access to legal advice
# Advocacy
# Advocacy

Judge 'completely agrees' complainants in rape cases should have access to legal advice

Jun 11th 2018, 6:33 PM 17,521 Views 0 Comments

Mr Justice Paul Butler made his comments during his sentencing of a 24-year-old Dublin man.

Friday 8 June, 2018

Dublin man who went on cocaine-fuelled rampage armed with submachine gun jailed
# Garda Chase
# Garda Chase

Dublin man who went on cocaine-fuelled rampage armed with submachine gun jailed

Jun 8th 2018, 7:38 PM 30,920 Views 44 Comments

The man has received a nine-year prison sentence.

Friday 1 June, 2018

Cavan man jailed for 15 years for sexually abusing stepdaughter and two other children
# Courts
# Courts

Cavan man jailed for 15 years for sexually abusing stepdaughter and two other children

Jun 1st 2018, 6:55 PM 32,025 Views 30 Comments

In a victim impact statement, his stepdaughter said her teenage years were ones of “sadness, isolation and depression”.

Monday 14 May, 2018

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

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

May 14th 2018, 1:43 PM 55,283 Views 0 Comments

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

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