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Friday 15 March, 2019

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

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 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

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.

Friday 1 February, 2019

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.

Monday 28 January, 2019

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”.

Sunday 27 January, 2019

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.

Tuesday 18 December, 2018

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 .

Friday 14 December, 2018

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.

Friday 7 December, 2018

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.

Monday 3 December, 2018

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.

Tuesday 27 November, 2018

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.

Friday 9 November, 2018

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”.

Tuesday 23 October, 2018

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.

Thursday 11 October, 2018

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.

Wednesday 3 October, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sandra Higgins has pleaded not guilty.

Monday 11 June, 2018

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.

Friday 8 June, 2018

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

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

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

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.

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