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Dublin: 5 °C Saturday 22 February, 2020

Monday 27 January, 2020

Man given suspended sentence for assaulting escort

Ben O’Reilly (21) had pleaded not guilty to assaulting Fernanda de Freitas.

Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Man who threw bucket of excrement over prison officer has sentence extended

Judge Martin Nolan described it as a “pretty low assault” that was nasty and ridiculing.

Friday 6 December, 2019

Father-of-six jailed over sexual assault of four women during 'spree of some sort'

Macica Firea (58) was sentenced to three years imprisonment.

Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Man with religious persecution disorder given suspended term over threat to cut off priest's fingers

Mark Halligan pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to making a threat to kill or cause serious harm.

Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Seven men involved in Luas clash with far-right group given suspended sentences

One of the convicted men was on his way into Dublin city centre to protest the group when the incident occurred.

Thursday 31 October, 2019

Man jailed for pretending to be talent agent and assaulting children in hospital

Brendan Clifford pleaded guilty to the sexual exploitation of a child at Tallaght Hospital in 2015.

Teacher who had sex with 16-year-old student she believed was above age of consent is jailed for one year

The woman was given a three-year term with the final two suspended.

Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Substitute teacher who had sex with student thought 16 was legal age of consent, court hears

The woman is set to be sentenced tomorrow.

Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Brother of Veronica Guerin given fully suspended sentence for possession of child pornography images

Martin Guerin was sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment but it was suspended in its entirety.

Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Man who had to be helped to exit house he burgled jailed for two years

The Dublin man was “highly intoxicated” during the incident, a court heard.

Thursday 1 August, 2019

Former psychic jailed for seven and a half years for money laundering of €1.6 million

After over two weeks of evidence, the jury returned a verdict of guilty on 20 counts.

Friday 26 July, 2019

Dutch man who falsely claimed €200k in social welfare while outside Ireland is jailed for four years

Letters sent to his house in the Dublin 15 were redirected to his address outside the country.

Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Man who stood over injured woman (64) while masturbating and laughing given suspended sentence

Maximilian Lang-Orsini (24) of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to sexual assault.

Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Man jailed for eight years for starting fire that spread to neighbours' apartments

Judge Martin Nolan sentenced him to 11 years imprisonment, but suspended the final three years of the sentence on strict conditions.

Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Man mugged Spanish national at knifepoint while on bail for separate knifepoint robbery

Judge Martin Nolan sentenced him to consecutive terms of imprisonment of three years and two years for each offence.

Monday 10 June, 2019

Man who used multiple aliases and claimed to be a financier found guilty of money laundering and theft of €1.6 million

The jury returned a verdict of guilty on 20 counts after deliberating for over 12 hours.

Thursday 6 June, 2019

Man who stabbed pharmacy employee with screwdriver jailed for 14 months

The accused told gardaí he committed the offence as he had a drug debt and was in fear of the people whom he owed.

Judge tells rapist 'nobody gets credibility from the stock they come from' as she sentences him to 12 years in prison

Ms Justice Burns said there was a ‘sense of class’ to the rape case before her.

Thursday 16 May, 2019

Leitrim man on trial for allegedly deceiving five men into giving him almost €1.8 million

Simon Gold is alleged to have used a false ESB bill to open a bank account.

Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Woman pleads guilty of trying to sell €90,000 of stolen jewellery at 'cash for gold' shop in Dublin

Kathleen Kiely was caught carrying jewellery that was traced to a burglary several days earlier.

Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Man jailed for threatening to 'stick' woman with syringe during robbery at ATM in Dublin

Damien Reilly was sentenced to three years in prison yesterday.

Friday 3 May, 2019

Fully suspended sentences for teens guilty of defilement of child with autism

The victim, who was 14 at the time of the incident, said it made her feel worthless.

Thursday 2 May, 2019

Alleged IRA man who raped two teenage boys at 'republican safe house' jailed for seven years

Seamus Marley had pleaded not guilty to the charges, which date back to the early 1990s.

Monday 29 April, 2019

Man who raped his teenage daughter in 'depraved' attacks jailed for 11 years

Annie Lafferty said the “scars that man left on me will always be there”.

Rape victim says his life was left in 'tatters' from the moment alleged IRA man entered his house

Seamus Marley (45) was found guilty last month of raping and sexually assaulting two teenage boys in the 1990s.

Friday 12 April, 2019

Man who kicked his former partner in the face during attack jailed for five years

In her victim impact statement, the woman said she had to have surgery to repair her eye.

Monday 8 April, 2019

Man raped teenage daughter once per week while his wife was away, court hears

Annie Lafferty (25) told the court she wished to waive her right to anonymity.

Friday 5 April, 2019

Man kicked former partner in face and told her that 'tonight was her execution', court hears

Barry O’Donoghue was convicted by a jury of assault causing harm and threat to kill.

Monday 1 April, 2019

Dublin teenager who broke man's front teeth 'to show his friends he was tough' jailed for 18 months

Clayton Brennan assaulted the man in Dublin city centre in April 2016.

Friday 29 March, 2019

Rapist who coerced child into sexualised games handed 18-month sentence

The court heard that the offending behaviour took place two or three times a week for eight months.

Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Alleged IRA man goes on trial accused of raping two teenage boys in republican safehouse

The man (45) has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court.

Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Man who trapped and attacked woman in laneway jailed for five years

Chico Makamda has 15 previous convictions, including for an offence of indecency.

Monday 25 February, 2019

Retired surgeon Michael Shine sentenced to four years in jail for sexual abuse of patients

One victim called it a “good day for me and for all victims of abuse”.

Friday 22 February, 2019

Man sentenced after robbing shop and threatening to stab worker with red liquid-filled syringe

Rooney Dignam entered the shop on the day in question and told the worker to open the till or he would stab her.

Friday 8 February, 2019

Retired surgeon Michael Shine found guilty of groping seven boys in his care over three decades

Judge Martin Nolan adjourned the matter until 22 February next for sentencing.

Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Retired surgeon accused of groping boys says it's 'unfair' to put alleged events to him at this stage in his life

The trial continues tomorrow before Judge Martin Nolan and a jury.

Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Retired surgeon accused of groping a number of boys tells jury he has 'some senile dementia'

The trial continues tomorrow before Judge Martin Nolan and a jury.

Monday 4 February, 2019

Man jailed for stabbing ex-partner's teenage son in the stomach

Keith Harris has been sentenced to four and a half years imprisonment with the final six months suspended.

Thursday 24 January, 2019

Man has 'flashbacks' of being masturbated during examination by surgeon, court told

Michael Shine (86) has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to the thirteen charges allegedly committed.

Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Retired surgeon groped boy's genitals during medical examinations, court hears

Shine (86) of Ballsbridge, Dublin has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to the thirteen charges of indecent assault.

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