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Man who mugged four elderly women jailed for six years
Joseph Curran (22) stole bags from all four women, knocking three of them to the ground in the process, including a woman in her 80s.
Trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman has opened
The man has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault.
Convicted sex offender caught with child in car four days after getting suspended sentence for abusing another child
He has been remanded in custody and the matter has been adjourned to 26 April next.
Midlands rape trial hears one accused said he didn't want what had happened 'to happen to anyone else'
The four men have all pleaded not guilty to raping the then 17-year-old girl in the midlands on December 27, 2016.
Rape trial hears one of four accused thought woman 'might come to her senses' and go to police
The first accused (22) told gardaí that the then 17-year-old girl consented and that nothing really happened, “but you never know”.
Midlands rape trial hears doctor's findings consistent with possible non-consensual intercourse
The doctor performed the examination at a Sexual Assault Treatment Unit five hours after the alleged incidents took place.
Midlands rape trial: Jury hears evidence of the accused men's interviews with gardaí
One of the four accused first told gardaí none of them had sex with the girl, then later told gardaí they all had sex with her.
Man who secretly captured intimate images of two women in bathrooms to be sentenced
Judge Orla Crowe remanded Anthony Dunne (61) on continuing bail and adjourned the matter for finalisation on 5 April, next.
Woman who identified killers of Ana Kriegel on social media given fully suspended sentence
Judge Martin Nolan said that Louise Heaney (49) was probably overcome with emotion when she posted pictures of the two boys.
INBS boss wanted someone else to 'take the flak' for €4m loan write off, Lynn trial hears
The former solicitor (53) is accused of the theft of around €27 million from seven financial institutions.
Trial of four men alleged to have raped teenage girl 'one after another' has opened
The trial is expected to last six weeks and will take place in Croke Park.
Building society wrote off €4 million mortgage taken out by former solicitor Michael Lynn, trial hears
The trial continues before Judge Martin Nolan and a jury.
Trial of former solicitor Michael Lynn accused of multi-million euro thefts opens before jury
The trial continues tomorrow before the jury and Judge Martin Nolan.
Man who dragged garda along the ground while driving jailed for two years
The court was told that the man seized that opportunity to flee in circumstances that were “highly dangerous”.
Man who raped woman while she was sleeping jailed for five and a half years
In her victim impact statement, the woman said that what happened “completely destroyed” what was supposed to be an exciting time in her life.
Man (43) pleads guilty to harassing TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill
The court has ordered a victim impact statement.
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Man (55) who sexually assaulted four of his nieces jailed for three years
The man abused his four nieces between 1991 and 2003.
Man who attempted to extort €25,000 from 'blameless' family jailed for 18 months
Dylan Cronin pleaded guilty to three counts of demanding money with menace.
Man who fled motorbike accident scene, leaving friend with serious injuries, avoids jail term
Anthony Leddy (25) had plead guilty to failing to remain at the scene.
Man acquitted of manslaughter of his mother's former partner
Ronan Byrne (31) was alleged to have fractured James Marren’s leg with a bat during an altercation.
Carlow man is jailed for sexual abuse of four children including three nieces
He has six previous convictions, including convictions for indecent exposure and larceny.
Woman pleads guilty to stealing over €105,000 from Virgin Media Television
Kellie Walton was remanded on continuing bail.
Man who sexually abused two of his partner's sisters jailed for eight years
Stephen Lynch (31) had pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Woman pleads guilty to posting photo online of boy convicted of Ana Kriégal murder
The matter has been adjourned for sentence on 4 November next.
Dog killed by teenager after being kicked over the head of its owner
The 10-month-old dog named Sam was taken to the vet but died during treatment.
Man who stole over €11k from grandfather while living with him jailed for six months
Robert Byrne carried out 35 transactions using his grandfather’s account after taking the details of his credit card.
Laois man jailed for ten years for sexually abusing his daughter
Marlene Prakash-Shiels (25) wished to waive her right to anonymity so her father could be named.
Man who repeatedly stabbed woman after she refused to kiss him jailed for five years
The judge said: “If there were a longer term I could give on that count I would.”
Ex-RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven pleads guilty to sexually assaulting and exploiting children
The matter has been adjourned for sentencing on 9 July.
Man who shouted 'coronavirus' during knife-point robbery jailed for three years
Kevin Bronson pleaded guilty to robbery at Centra, Old Bawn Shopping Centre, Tallaght.
Man who attacked, tied up and robbed escort in Dublin hotel room jailed for four years
Samuel Pop pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and robbery.
Former League of Ireland footballer who was caught moving €2.7 million in heroin is jailed
The court heard that Quinn had “a very significant gambling problem”.
Man jailed for late night violent robbery of drunk man in Dublin city centre
Nathan Harald was on bail att he time of the attack.
Former Terenure College rugby coach jailed for eight years for sexual abuse of 23 children
John McClean abused the boys between 1973 and 1990.
Former rugby coach took up coaching position in UCD after admitting sexual assault in 1996, court hears
John McClean (76) abused the boys between 1973 and 1990 while he worked for Terenure College.
Former rugby coach to be sentenced on sexual assault charges
John McClean, who is remanded on bail, appeared in court today.
Robber pulled down his mask and shouted "coronavirus" at security during armed raid last April
Kevin Brosnan (40) “capitalised on the fears and anxieties of the general public during a pandemic” by mentioning the virus during the robbery.
Man jailed for his part in Dalkey shop robbery which ended in fatal car crash
He was on bail at the time.
Limerick truck driver jailed for importing €1.6 million worth of drugs to Ireland
Alyvydus Simkus received a three-and-a-half-year sentence in court today.
Man jailed for abuse of partner in State's first coercive control conviction following a trial
The woman told the court she “might be dead or in a vegetative state” if doctors and gardaí had not intervened.